3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen / diner, shower room, 2 sheds.
Set on a quiet side road and enjoying fantastic views over the voe of Lang Sound and across East Burra to the hills along Clift Sound, 2 Sunnybank is a beautifully presented three bedroom property set in an established and fenced garden area. Lerwick just over 10 miles away, is within easy commuting distance.
In addition to the three bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, this double glazed property, which offers an ideal first time buy, also comprises a good-sized living room and modern fitted kitchen / diner, both benefiting from the views over the voe, and a shower room. Plenty of storage space is provided by a walk-in cloak cupboard, further space under the stairs, and additional eaves cupboards off both the upstairs bedrooms.
Heating is provided by storage / panel heaters supplemented by a contemporary style solid-fuel stove in the living room.
There is a workshop / shed with power, and a separate garden store in the back garden.
2 Sunnybank is situated on the east side of the island of West Burra overlooking Lang Sound, the island lying off the west coast of Shetland and being connected to Mainland Shetland by two fixed bridges via the neighbouring island of Trondra.
Although Scalloway is only about 6 miles to the north, and Lerwick is just over 10 miles to the east, there are local amenities on the island at Hamnavoe a couple of miles from the house where there is a local shop & post office down by the pier and marina, and a primary school, secondary pupils going to the High School in Lerwick, further amenities in Scalloway including additional local shopping, a swimming pool and doctor’s surgery. A feeder bus service to Scalloway runs along the main road through Burra a short distance from the house.
There is a children's playpark at North Toogs a short distance from the house.
All carpets, curtains & blinds, & light fittings are included in the sale. The main white goods in the kitchen are included, the other appliances and potentially the furniture are available by separate negotiation.
Note external photographs are archive photographs.
On the Ground Floor:-
Entry is to the side of the house, the double glazed door opening to a vestibule with laminate flooring. To the right a handy walk-in cloak cupboard (approx. 1.8m x 0.95m) (6' x 3') with tile effect vinyl flooring provides space for coats, books etc. and also has a power point for a freezer etc. (appliance not included), whilst a door to the left leads to the kitchen. Ahead is the hall.
Kitchen / Diner
(Approx. 3.4m x 2.9m at widest points) (11'2" x 9'6") With space for a small table & chairs and great views eastwards over the sound, the attractively fitted east-facing kitchen has modern cream coloured units with white tiled splashbacks including an inset sink and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine. A tiled recess houses a gas cooker with further fitted units to each side and spotlighting over. A built-in shelved recess to the side provides additional storage space. Ceiling spotlight fitting and additional recessed spotlights, plinth level electric heater & tile effect vinyl flooring. The cooker, fridge and dishwasher will be included in the sale although no warranties will be given; the washing machine and the freezer in the cloak cupboard off the vestibule are available by separate negotiation.
Carpeted hall leading to the living room, one of the bedrooms and the shower room, with useful storage space under the stairs, a telephone point & storage heater.
(Approx. 4.8m x 3.4m) (15'8" x 11'2") Good-sized carpeted room with plenty of natural light provided by the large east-facing picture window which again affords fine views over Lang Sound. A contemporary style cast iron solid-fuel stove set in a tiled fireplace with slate hearth and wooden mantle shelf over provides an attractive focal point as well as a cosy heat source although there is also a storage / convector heater.
(Approx. 2.95m x 2.7m) (9'8" x 8'10") Carpeted bedroom to the rear of the house. Panel heater.
(Approx. 1.95 x 1.8m) (6'5" x 6') With pine 'v'-lining to a dado rail and also to the ceiling, the shower room comprises a white WC & wash hand basin plus a wet room style shower with electric shower. Recessed ceiling spotlighting & heated towel rail.
On the First Floor:-
The carpeted stair from the hall which is lit by a large window to the half-landing and has a clothes pulley over, leads up to two carpeted double bedrooms on the first floor, each having an east-facing dormer window again enjoying the view, with a window seat and storage space below, and hatches to either side providing easy access to floored and lined eaves storage spaces. Further eaves access and storage heater to the landing.
Bedroom 2 (right)
(Approx. 3.7m x 3.05m (floor area)) (12'2" x 10') Storage heater.
Bedroom 3 (left)
(Approx. 3.05m x 3m (floor area)) (10' x 9'10") Panel heater.
The property sits in a fenced site benefiting from garden areas to the front and rear, the front garden comprising a small lawn bordered by established planting around the perimeter, a brick paved path leading to a large brick paved area which extends around the north and west sides of the house.
To the rear is a further lawn / drying green, an external cold water tap, a large block-built detached shed / workshop (approx. 3.5m x 2.85m) (11'6" x 9'4") with power & lighting, and work bench, plus a small garden store (approx. 2.3m x 1.1m) (7'8" x 3'7"). Again established planting lines the perimeter providing shelter and privacy.
Understood to currently be Band B. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on the Shetland Islands Council website.
Energy Efficiency Rating: D (58)
To reach the property drive to Burra, turning left to Bridge End on the approach to Hamnavoe. Continue for about 1½ miles passing Meal beach and carry on to a former chapel building on the left. Just after the chapel turn left to Toogs opposite the bus stop, and continue down towards the shore where there is a row of semi-detached houses (Sunnybank) on the right, No.2 being the first house.
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