Key details

51 St Olaf Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0EN
4 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • 2 shower rooms & separate toilet • utility room
Offers over £325,000
By arrangement.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms + WC
  • Council Tax Band: E
  • Energy Efficiency: C (77)


Situated in a highly sought-after, very central Lerwick location on St Olaf Street, within easy reach of Commercial Street and town centre amenities, 51 St Olaf Street is a lovely, four bedroom, stone-built townhouse which was completely renovated about six years ago.

The comprehensive renovation included a new slate roof and conservation style double glazed hardwood windows, whilst inside the interior was completely gutted, re-lined and insulated to a modern standard. Where possible original features such as the staircase and paneled doors were however retained effectively resulting in a new-build within an attractive traditional exterior.

Arranged over two floors, the accommodation comprises a living room and kitchen / dining on the ground floor, two double bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor, plus two further bedrooms, a shower, separate toilet and utility room on the lower ground floor. Oil-fired central heating. Low maintenance garden area to the front, and small yard area to both sides.

Early viewing recommended.


Entry to the property is through a low maintenance front garden area which is enclosed by a stone wall with original railings to St Olaf Street, a path with graveled areas to either side leading to a wood-lined, single glazed front porch with original decorative tiled floor, shelf space for plants and a power point, a glazed inner door with original leaded glass fanlight over opening to the hallway also retaining original features including a cornice, paneled doors to the living room and kitchen to the right, and stairs with original hand rail and balusters leading to the lower ground floor and first floors.

The wooden flooring in the hallway extends into both the kitchen and living rooms, both well-proportioned rooms with double windows to St Olaf Street with fabric Roman blinds, the living room having a shelved recess for books, display etc.

The kitchen has plenty of space for a table & chairs and ample contemporary style fitted units set off by striking red splash backs, and including an integral double oven and hob with concealed cooker hood over, a concealed integrated dishwasher, inset 1½ bowl sink & corner carousel. Ample power points are provided and worktop lights supplement the two pendant fittings. Shelved recess.

Up on the first floor is a useful open study area on the landing, a bright space lit by a window to St Olaf Street, again with Roman Blind, a centre light and two wall lights lighting the staircase. The same wooden flooring is laid throughout the first floor including the main bedroom to the left, a large double room lots of natural light thanks to its dual aspect to the front and side of the house, again both windows having fabric blinds, the side window looking out over to the bowling green. On the other side of the landing a passageway with large built-in shelved cupboard provides space for linens etc., leads to another double bedroom overlooking St Olaf Street and a shower room comprising an extra wide wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, plus a white WC and wash hand basin with bathroom cabinet over. The flooring is tile effect laminate and heating is provided by a heated towel rail / radiator.

The stair down from the ground floor, again lit by a couple of wall lights, leads to a hallway with built-in cupboard on the lower ground floor, and the same wood flooring which extends into two further bedrooms. On the left is a double room with window to the side of the house, and a shower room with wet-wall lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, white wash hand basin with fitted cupboard space below, tile effect laminate and a heated towel rail.

On the other side of the stair is a separate toilet with WC & wash hand basin, tile effect laminate flooring and heated towel rail, and a useful utility room with fitted sink unit with cupboard and plumbing for a washing machine below (appliance not included) and wall cabinet over, clothes pulley and tile effect laminate. Finally the fourth bedroom is a south-facing single room although extensive fitted shelving to two walls also provide a perfect home office space if not used as a room. The arrangement of accommodation on the lower ground floor would make a great suite of rooms for a teenager.

Finally at the end of the hallway a door leads to a fenced south-facing yard to the side of the house with access to a shared drying area.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Front Porch

Approx. 2m x 1.1m (6’6” x 3’8”)

Living Room

Approx. 4.15m x 4.1m (13’8” x 13’6”)

Kitchen / Dining Room

Approx. 4.2m x 4.15m (13’10” x 13’8”)

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

Approx. 4.2m x 4.2m (13’10” x 13’9”)

Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.15m x 2.65m (13’8” x 8’9“)

Shower Room

Approx. 1.85m x 1.35m (6’ x 4’6”)

On the Lower Ground Floor:-

Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.95m x 2.95m (13’ x 9’8”)

Bedroom 4

Approx. 2.95m x 2.8m (9’8” x 9’2”)

Shower Room

Approx. 2.2m x 1.2m (7’3” x 4’)


Approx. 1.4m x 0.8m (4’7” x 2’7”)

Utility Room

Approx. 2.9m x 1.2m (9’6” x 4’)


The garden area to the front of the house also includes a south-facing timber deck, and in addition to the yard off the lower ground floor hallway there is a small yard to the north side of the house with access to the boiler room.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band E. 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:

Property location

The property is situated on the west side of St Olaf Street on the corner of St Olaf Street and Union Street. The property is situated in the Lerwick Conservation Area.


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 were a dream to work with when marketing our home. Robert Bell was professional, timely and organised when it came to all aspects of the marketing and correspondence. He took beautiful photographs for marketing and we felt he really understood our proprieties best features and exemplified this. We would not hesitate to use Harper Macleod again in the future and cannot thank them enough for making the selling process so easy
Mr & Mrs Sjoberg
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