Key details

5 Upper Hillside, Gulberwick, ZE2 9JX
3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • bathroom & separate WC • garage
Fixed price £195,000
By arrangement.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom + WC
  • Council Tax Band: D
  • Energy Efficiency: D (63)


Three bedroom, single storey, detached property set in a small cul-de-sac in a popular, semi-rural location just over three miles from the centre of Lerwick and amenities.

In addition to the three bedrooms (two doubles both with built-in wardrobes, and a single), the family accommodation which has uPVC double glazing (except side porch) and Dimplex Quantum electric storage / panel heating, also includes an 18’ x 12’ living room, a spacious kitchen with plenty of room for a table & chairs, plus a modern bathroom and a handy separate WC.

The property sits in a fenced site with low maintenance garden area to the front, and lawn / drying green to the rear. There is also a single garage.

General Information

5 Upper Hillside is situated in a small cul-de-sac of just 5 similar detached houses, on the upper side of Gulberwick just 3 miles from the centre of Lerwick, the area having been a popular location in recent years, particularly with families, as it offers a more rural setting yet is still within easy reach of all the amenities Lerwick, just a short 5 minute drive away, has to offer.

School transport is provided for primary and secondary schooling to Lerwick at either Sound primary school or the Anderson High School, and the local hall is used for a variety of functions. There is a bus stop on the main road at the Upper Hillside junction.


Entry is to the front of the house, the uPVC front door which has a glazed sidelight, opening to a lobby with built-in cupboard housing the electric meter etc. A glazed inner door, again with glazed side panel, then opens to the hall with doors to all rooms, two built-in cupboards providing handy storage space, one a shelved airing cupboard housing the 210 litre Kingspan Albion Ultrasteel hot water tank, the other a cloak cupboard with fitted light. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to the loft space. Storage / convector heater.

The living room on the left is a good-sized, carpeted room with a large window to the front of the house. There is a storage heater concealed behind a cover, although the freestanding fire surround with flame effect electric fire is available by separate negotiation.

Next to the living room, a glazed door opens to the large kitchen / diner to the rear of the property which benefits from two windows facing west, further natural light filtering through via the glazed door to a south-facing lobby with uPVC back door and quarry tiled floor. The kitchen has plenty of space for a table & chairs and ample fitted units including a cooker hood, sink, and plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine which are available by separate negotiation along with the cooker and fridge / freezer. Slate tile effect vinyl flooring is laid throughout and heating is again provided by storage / convector heater.

Next to the kitchen is a modern bathroom clad with contrasting gray and black wet-wall lining throughout, comprising a white WC and wash hand basin, plus a bath with shower over. Decorative tile effect vinyl is laid to the floor and there is a heated towel rail / radiator. The hall continues to the three bedrooms, all carpeted and heated by a panel heater. Bedroom 1, a single, faces west. The other two bedrooms are good-sized doubles, both having twin built-in double wardrobes. Bedroom 2 faces west. Bedroom 3 faces east. Finally there is a handy separate toilet by the entrance door, with white WC and wash hand basin, and slate tile effect vinyl flooring.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living Room

5.35m x 3.5m (17’8” x 11’7”)

Kitchen / Diner

5.35m x 3.6m (17’8” x 11’10”)


2.55m x 1.8m (8’6” x 5’11”)

Bedroom 1

2.8m x 2.6m (9’2” x 8’6”)

Bedroom 2

3.8m x 2.7m + wardrobes (12’6” x 8’10”)

Bedroom 3

3.85m x 2.7m + wardrobes (12’7” x 9’)


2.55m x 1.1m (8’4” x 3’8”)


The property sits in a fenced garden area, a gate opening to a paved area which runs along the front of the house to the front door, the area to the side being laid with chips for low maintenance.

The path continues around the south side of the house to the side porch where there is a small south-facing decked seating area, and onwards right along the rear of the house to a side door to the garage where there is an external cold water tap. Behind the house is a lawn / drying green, also fenced, established shrubs and planting along the perimeter providing privacy, and a second raised deck seating area.

The single, semi-detached garage which measures approximately 5.25m x 2.85m (17'2" x 9'4"), has an 'up & over' garage door as well as the side door, although the garage door requires repair / replacement.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band D. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Council Tax Bands may be reassessed by the Joint Valuation Board when a property is sold. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website.

Property location

To reach the property take the Upper Hillside junction from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road. Take the second turning left and follow the road around to the right to the end of the cul-de-sac. 5 Upper Hillside is the house ahead of you.


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.

No responsibility will be accepted for expenses incurred by parties who have noted interest but do not get an opportunity to offer, or for any expenses incurred traveling to properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

Harper Macleod LLP were excellent in the sale of my house. This was my first house sale and from the beginning of the process to the end they provided brilliant support and guidance. The process was made simple for me and each step was explained fully. They were very efficient and effective with communications.
Laura Smith
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