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• 3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen • bathroom • cellar store
Enjoying spectacular unrestricted views over the harbour approach across to Bressay and south out to sea, 23 Gressy Loan is a three bedroom, single storey, detached property which has been substantially upgraded in recent years, just a few minutes’ walk along Twageos Road or Knab Road from the centre of town.
In addition to three bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation which benefits from oil-fired central heating, also includes a particularly bright dual-aspect living room, the large window area making the most of the fine views, a modern fitted kitchen and bathroom.
Externally the house sits in a lawned garden, a substantial cellar providing plenty of storage space.
Viewing is essential to appreciate the fine views from the house.
The sellers have considerably upgraded the house since their purchase six years ago including reharling the exterior and fitting new windows where required, whilst internally the property was stripped house back to the original shell and new stud framing and Kingspan insulation added, and the whole property (walls and ceilings) being re-plaster boarded. The kitchen and bathroom were replaced, bi-folding doors being fitted between the kitchen and living room, and the whole house was re-wired ad new flooring laid.
Entry to the property is to the side of the house, the uPVC double glazed door opening to a carpeted lobby with further glazed inner door and side panel leading to the hall laid with wood laminate flooring, a recess to the side potentially providing space for coat hooks etc. with fitted meter cupboard below. A hatch provides access to storage space in the partially floored loft which has fitted lighting.
On entering the hall there are three bedrooms, all carpeted and all having recesses where a wardrobe could be built-in, bedroom 1 having a window facing north, bedroom 2, the main bedroom, and bedroom 3, both having windows facing east and enjoying the view over to Bressay. Bedroom 3 has a built-in shelved cupboard. The Ikea wardrobes in the two larger bedrooms will remain.
Next at the end of the hall is the living room, a particularly bright room well-placed to make the most of the stunning views, the room enjoying a dual-aspect, the deep picture window to the east looking over the harbour approach to Bressay, the second south-facing window looking out to the sea and Bressay lighthouse in the distance. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights and laminate flooring is laid to the floor. A solid-fuel stove could potentially be fitted in the fireplace although purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard, but there are two central heating radiators.
Glazed bi-folding doors lead from the living room to the kitchen, again a bright space this time with a picture window framing the view out to sea, and a second window facing west. There are ample fitted floor and wall units in a white gloss finish set off by woodblock effect worktops and matching upstands, the units including an inset 1½ bowl sink and handy pull-out larder unit. The cooker which has a cooker hood over, fridge / freezer, dishwasher & washing machine will be included in the sale. Recessed ceiling spotlighting & tile effect laminate flooring.
Finally the bathroom comprises a white three piece suite, the bath having a wet-wall lined shower area with electric shower over, the wash hand basin being set in a fitted vanity / cupboard unit with bathroom cabinet and shaver point over. There is mosaic title effect vinyl flooring.
Approx. 5.2m x 3.65m (17'0" x 11'11")
Approx. 4.7m x 2.35m (15'5" x 7'8")
Approx. 2.95m x 2.55m (9'8" x 8'4")
Approx. 3.65m x 3.6m (11'11" x 11'9")
Approx. 3.65m x 3.6m (11'11" x 11'9")
Approx. 2.35m x 2.05m at widest points (7'8" x 6'8" at widest points)
The site is enclosed by a low wall, the house being surrounded by a lawn, the area to the rear providing a great place to sit enjoy the fine views. A doorway provides easy access to the under-floor area of the house for access to pipe work etc., the initial cellar space which measures approximately 7.1m x 2.55m providing a huge amount of useful storage space and also having power & lighting and housing the oil-fired central heating boiler. External cold water tap.
Understood to currently be Band D. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:
Gressy Loan runs between Twageos Road to the east and Knab Road to the west, No.23 being on the south side of the road about mid-way along. The house is in the middle of a row of five detached houses situated behind the properties fronting Gressy Loan with pedestrian access via a footpath between 17 & 21 Gressy Loan (the house with a ships wheel mounted on the gate) just below the road into the former school site opposite.
There are pleasant walks around the shore line from the Knab.
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Important Information for Prospective Purchasers
This schedule is intended only to help you decide whether to view the property. We always recommend you view the property personally.
The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.
This schedule should not be taken as a comment on the condition of the property. This is a matter for your surveyor and we recommend that once you have found a property you are interested in, you obtain a survey report. We can provide details of surveyors if required.
Interested parties are advised to note their interest through their solicitor as soon as possible so that they can be informed if a closing date is fixed. Noting interest does not place any obligation on the seller to set a closing date or to give any noted interests the opportunity to offer. Whilst every effort will be made to advise noted interests of any closing date set, this cannot be guaranteed.
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