5 Burnside, Lerwick, ZE1 0QH

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

D (68)

Council Tax:

Band C


Under offer


• 3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • 2 shower rooms (one en-suite) • store • garden shed


Enjoying fantastic elevated views from all the main rooms over the north harbour entrance, 5 Burnside is a great, three bedroom / two shower room, semi-detached family home on the north side of Lerwick, the location putting the property within reasonable walking distance of the Co-op supermarket, Toll Clock, Anderson High School & Clickimin leisure centre, although the town bus service also stops close by.

The freshly decorated split-level accommodation which is in 'walk-into' condition, comprises a dual-aspect living room and two bedrooms on the first floor, a fitted kitchen / diner and main bedroom with en-suite shower room on the lower ground floor, plus a shower room and store on the mezzanine entrance level. Heating is provided by the latest Dimplex 'Quantum' storage heaters supplemented by panel heaters where appropriate.

Fenced garden area and garden shed.

The property has been substantially refurbished in recent years including new double glazed windows.

Great family home or first time buy.


Access to the property is via a footpath from the public parking area on Burnside which leads to a front garden area enclosed by a sturdy wooden fence & gate, the area being chipped for low maintenance, a short path leading to the front door which opens to a carpeted vestibule on the mezzanine level, with coat hooks and a handy walk-in store cupboard which also houses the meters etc. A glazed door opens to the hall & stairs, again carpeted, with a window providing plenty of natural light, and a storage heater.

Off the hall is a large part tiled, part wet-wall lined, shower room with wet room style shower with electric shower although there is plenty of space for a bath if required, plus a white WC & wash hand basin. A wall-mounted fan heater provides heating.

A short flight of stairs from the hall leads up to the first floor where there is a landing with built-in cupboard over the stairs providing easily accessible storage space and also housing the 'Megaflo' hot water tank, a hatch to further storage space in the loft, and doors to the living room and two bedrooms.

The living room is a bright space with windows to the front and rear, the large window to the north enjoying the fantastic elevated view over the harbour area. The flooring is wood laminate and heating is provided by a storage heater.

Both the bedrooms also enjoy the view, bedroom 1 having wood laminate flooring, bedroom 2 which is carpeted, having a large carpeted raised area at one end which provides a great space for a bed or den, and a panel heater.

Down from the hall on the lower ground floor is a hallway laid with wood effect vinyl flooring, with two built-in storage cupboards, a door to a lobby with recess providing space for a washing machine & tumble dryer (appliances available by separate negotiation) and door to the back garden.

The flooring in the hall continues into the good-sized kitchen / diner, again like the living room above having windows to the front and rear, and also enjoying the view. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and good range of fitted units which includes an integral double oven, hob with concealed cooker hood over and glazed cabinets either side, plus an integral concealed dishwasher. Also inset 1½ bowl sink and a tall cupboard unit with handy pull-out wire basket shelving. The fridge / freezer is available by separate negotiation.

Finally there is a main bedroom 3, which looks out over the garden and has wood laminate flooring, a panel heater and door to a wet-wall lined en-suite shower room with shower enclosure with electric shower and glazed screen / door, and a white WC & wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.

Rooms Sizes

On the First Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 4.2m x 3.55m (13'10" x 11'9")

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.15m x 2.65m (10'4" x 8'8")

Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.2m x 2m (13'10" x 6'7")

On the Mezzanine Floor:-

Shower Room

Approx. 2.85m x 2m (9'4" x 6'8")


Approx. 1.35m x 1.3m (4'6" x 4'3")

On the Lower Ground Floor:-

Kitchen / Diner

Approx. 4.2m x 3.6m (13'10" x 11'10")

Main Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.2m x 2.9m (10'6" x 9'5")

En-Suite Shower Room

Approx. 2.85m x 0.9m (9'5" x 3')


In addition to the front yard area there is a back garden, again enclosed by a fence, with lawn / drying green bordered by established flower beds, and a path outside the back door which provides space to sit and enjoy the view. Cold water tap.

The garden shed which measures approximately 3.4m x 2.2m (11'3" x 7'3") has a lockable door, power & lighting.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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 Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: D (68)

Property Location

To reach the property turn up Gremista Brae from the Gremista roundabout at the north end of Lerwick. Pass the turning right into the industrial estate and follow the road around to the right into Ladies Drive. Take the second turning left into Burnside and follow the road right to the end where there is a public parking area. Park to the left. The footpath to No.5 leads off to the left; No.5 being the furthest house of the second pair of semi-detached properties on the right.

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If you are seeking cost effective, excellent real estate marketing and legal services, we would not hesitate in recommending Harper Macleod of Lerwick.

David & Jan Elliot

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