• 2 double bedrooms • living / dining room / kitchen • 2 shower rooms (one en-suite)
Presented in immaculate 'walk-into' order, 5 Craigielea is a stunning two bedroom / two shower room property forming part of 'Craigielea', a renovated stone-built property on St Olaf Street, a sought-after very central Lerwick location within easy reach of Commercial Street, the small boat harbour and other amenities.
Although housed in a traditional exterior, the property offers a very contemporary interior benefiting from double glazed sash & case look-like windows, all the rooms enjoying a sunny west-facing aspect allowing the interior to be flooded with natural light enhancing the light and airy feel. There are fine open views over the surrounding area to Breiwick Bay from both the open-plan living / dining room / kitchen on the first floor and the top floor bedroom. The kitchen comes complete with a full range of integrated appliances including an oven, hob, fridge & dishwasher. Some furniture may be available by separate negotiation.
This is a great 'buy-to-let' opportunity either for permanent or holidays lets given the convenient central location and that there is a shower room for each bedroom.
The property comprises all three floors of the rear section of 'Craigielea', a stone-built property situated in a prime central Lerwick location on St Olaf Street in the 'New Town' conservation area, within walking distance of all the main amenities in the town including the main shopping area on Commercial Street and the small boat harbour, and also the business park, museum & cinema at North Ness. Lerwick's fine flower park and bowling green are just along the road.
This substantial building which originally dates from around 1900, was sympathetically converted into five flats about five years ago, the re-development taking the property right back to its exterior shell and effectively completely re-building the interior. As a result the units retain the original traditional external appearance yet benefit from all the comforts of modern day building standards including new 'sash & case' style double glazed windows. Heating is provided by the latest 'Dimplex' Quantum storage heaters supplemented by panel heaters in the bedrooms and heated towel rails in the shower rooms, the storage heaters in the living room and downstairs hallway having added an added convector boost. There is a shared parking area.
Some of the contents in the property may be available by separate negotiation which would be of particular interest to a 'buy-to-let' purchaser who wishes to lease the property immediately following purchase.
No.5 has its own self-contained entrance to the rear of the building (no shared lobby), the door opening to a hallway with useful under-stairs store cupboard and attractive oak finish doors (matching those throughout the property) to a bedroom and shower room, the oak doors tying in with the engineered oak flooring which extends into the bedroom, generously proportioned double room which is a particularly bright space thanks to its large double window facing west. A built-in cupboard with matching oak door houses the pressurised hot water tank and electric meters etc.
The stylish, light & airy bathroom comprises a large walk-into shower enclosure with glazed screen and shower fitting with 'rainfall' shower head and additional hand held fitting, plus a contemporary style white WC and wash hand basin, a shelf and large mirror doored bathroom cabinet behind the w.h.b. providing plenty of space for towels & toiletries etc. The flooring is slate tile effect vinyl which co-ordinates with the Roman blind at the west-facing window. Heating is provided by a tall ladder style heated towel rail, the built-in cupboard houses a washer / dryer which is included in the sale.
The carpeted stair which is lit by a tall window half way up, and wall lighting, leads up to a small landing on the first floor with a door opening to a spacious open-plan living / dining room / kitchen which again enjoys the bright westerly aspect with two windows, one to the living area and the second to the kitchen, looking out over the surrounding house to Breiwick Bay in the distance. Again engineered oak flooring is laid throughout and there are Roman blinds to both windows.
The fitted kitchen has plenty of cupboard & worktop space, the cream coloured units including an integral oven & hob with black glass splash back behind and concealed cooker hood over, plus a concealed integrated fridge & dishwasher.
The stairs continue up to the second bedroom, a large en-suite double, again with plenty of natural light thanks to twin 'Velux' windows both with integral blackout blinds and views over to Breiwick Bay. Again the flooring is engineered oak. A built-in cupboard provides storage space.
The en-suite comprises a shower enclosure with electric shower and glazed screen / door, plus a white wash hand basin and WC with concealed cistern unit. Slate tile effect vinyl flooring matching that in the ground floor shower room, & heated towel rail.
On the Ground Floor:-
Approx. 4.5m x 3.7m (including cupboard)
Shower Room 1
Overall approx. 3.35m x 2.35m (including cupboard)
On the First Floor:-
Living / Dining Room / Kitchen
Approx. 7.15m x 2.35m + 3.65m x 2.15m
On the Second Floor:-
Approx. 3.3m x 3.6m (floor area)
Approx. 1.8m x 1.65m (floor area)
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 the Shetland Islands Council website.
Energy Efficiency Rating: C (76)
'Craigielea' is situated at the very eastern end of St Olaf Street by the junction with Scalloway Road. Entry is from St Olaf Street, the door to No. 5 being over to the right and rear.
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