- 2 Reception Rooms
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms + WC
- Council Tax Band: D
- Energy Efficiency: D (62)
Situated right in the heart of Lerwick's town centre, a stone's throw from shops, cafés etc. on Commercial Street, and the small boat harbour, and benefiting from a delightful, unusually spacious and secluded walled garden, 4-6 Queens Lane is a stunning, four bedroom, Grade C listed townhouse of considerable character which has been substantially refurbished by the current owners since their purchase sixteen years ago.
Arranged over three floors the beautifully presented accommodation benefits from central heating provided by the Lerwick District Heating system and where required windows have been replaced with period sash & case style double glazed units.
The ground floor comprises a beautiful, paneled family room, stunning modern kitchen, office, WC & utility room. The main sittingroom is situated on the first floor along with the impressive main bedroom and its superb, recently completed en-suite shower room. The second floor comprises three further bedrooms and a family bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower.
The property is understood to have been built in the early 1800’s and later extended to the north. It is Grade C listed and situated in the Lerwick Lanes Conservation Area.
The property is believed to have been re-roofed with natural slate in the 1990’s, and more recently, most of the windows have been replaced, mostly with conservation style sash and case style double glazed windows matching the originals.
A tall gate to the side of the house provides access to the property, opening to a sheltered, stone flagged yard, a very private space enclosed by a high stone wall, which leads round to the porch to the west side of the house, the porch being finished with varnished tongue & groove paneling to a dado rail and a tiled floor, double doors opening to a handy shelved cupboard which also has a power point for housing a freezer etc. The single glazed window to the right looks out to the garden. On the left, a half-glazed door leads to the hall & stairs laid with wood laminate flooring, original paneled doors leading left to the family room and right to the kitchen.
The stunning kitchen was completely re-fitted in 2018 with pale grey contemporary style units set off by light wood effect worktops and 'metro' style tiled splash backs, the units including a large peninsular breakfast bar, a range of integral appliances including two ovens, an induction hob with glass splash back and cooker hood over, plus a concealed dishwasher, and an inset 1½ bowl sink by the window looking out to the lane. Lighting is provided by a centre spotlight fitting supplemented by additional worktop lights, and grey tile effect vinyl is laid to the floor. An original door with wooden hinges has been retained as a feature and leads to the separate, fitted utility room with a worktop with inset sink with clothes pulley over, floor and wall units, plus plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances available by separate negotiation), a shelved recess providing additional storage. Space for coats, window overlooking the garden and back door. Wood effect vinyl flooring.
On the other side of the hall is the beautiful, paneled family room which provides a second reception room, a calm, well-proportioned room with windows to the front and rear of the house, wood laminate flooring and a carpet square, two pendant fittings providing lighting. A secret panel allows access to the District Heating unit under the stairs.
Off the family room is a further room used as an office space, this room enjoying a westerly aspect and having wood laminate flooring, and a second door to a handy separate WC attractively finished with painted tongue & groove paneling and comprising a white WC with concealed cistern and shelved display recess over, plus a wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit providing handy storage, with mirror over. Laminate flooring.
Back in the hall the carpeted stair which retains the original banister, leads up to a bright first floor landing lit by a west-facing window, again with original paneled doors leading to the main sittingroom to the left, and main bedroom to the right. The sittingroom is a lovely bright room with windows to the front and rear, the triple window to the rear facing west and overlooking the garden. There is an impressive fireplace with original tiled inset although this is decorative only; there are two central heating radiators. To the side of the fireplace is a shelved wall press.
The second door from the landing opens to the impressive main bedroom, a substantial room again with triple window facing west and looking out over the garden, this window retaining the original working shutters. It is a particularly light and airy space, the original ceiling has retained as a feature, and again there is a shelved wall press. The run of fitted wardrobes with mirrored doors are included in the sale. Off this bedroom is a superb, recently completed, very spacious en-suite shower room beautifully finished with matching large ceramic tiles to the walls and floor, and comprising a large, walk-in shower with 'rainfall' shower head, twin wash hand basins set on a fitted drawer unit which provides useful storage space and has a large wall mirror / light fitting behind, and a WC. Heating is provided by a substantial ladder style radiator / towel rail supplied by the District Heating system. Recessed ceiling spotlighting.
The stairs continue up to the second floor, the landing here lit by a Velux window. To the left is another well-proportioned double bedroom, this carpeted room having an east-facing window, and west-facing Velux roof light, storage being provided by a shelved wall press and additional cupboard over the stairs. Again the fitted wardrobes are included.
A corridor to the right where a built-in cupboard outside the bathroom provides space for toiletries etc, the cupboard door being recycled from a wardrobe, leads to a bathroom and two further bedrooms. The family bathroom is again particularly well fitted with 'period style' fittings including a roll top bath with centre mixer tap plus a separate shower, a WC and wash hand basin with mirror over. Shelved recess with integral spotlight, ladder style heated towel rail, stained floorboards & Velux roof light.
Next to the bathroom is a delightful east-facing double bedroom with stained floorboards and original fireplace (decorative only), and finally a fourth bedroom at the end, a single with gable window enjoying a lovely view over to the harbour area, a separate Velux roof light, and stained floorboards.
Rooms Sizes (All approximate)
On the Ground Floor:-
4.45m x 4.45m (14’8” x 14’8”)
4.2m x 3.95m (13’10” x 13’)
3.65m x 1.35m (12’ x 4’6”)
3.25m x 1.85m at widest point (10’9” x 6’)
1.6m x 1.1m at widest point (5’4” x 3’8")
On the First Floor:-
4.6m x 4.2m (15’2” x 13’10”)
Main Bedroom 1
4.6m x 4.6m (15’2” x 15’2”)
En-Suite Shower Room
4.6m x 1.75m (15’ x 5’10”)
On the Second Floor:-
4.55m x 4.2m (15’ x 13’9”)
3.5m x 1.7m at widest points (11’5” x 5’7”)
3.45m x 2.75m (11’4” x 9’)
4.55m x 1.95m at widest point (15’ x 6’5”)
The property sits in an unexpectedly large and secluded walled garden for a property in this very central location, access being via a tall gate to the right hand side of the house which opens to a stone flagged courtyard area leading to the porch, a wall and original railings separating the courtyard from the garden which lies to the west side of the house and provides a delightful outdoor space enclosed by a high wall. The garden is laid out around a large central lawn which is surrounded by flower beds. There are two impressive mature trees, a rotary clothes dryer, and several sheds including a greenhouse (approx. 2.95m x 1.45m (9'8" x 4'9")), a garden shed (approx. 2.35m x 1.35 (7'8" x 4'6")) and finally a workshop (approx. 5.15m x 1.8m (17' x 6')). 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:
Queens Lane runs between Commercial Street to the North (between the Royal Bank of Scotland and Shetland Times Bookshop), and the top of Church Road to the south, 4-6 being situated on the right (west) hand side approaching from Commercial Street, about half-way up. Parking is available in the Church Road car park right outside the house.
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.
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