- 1 Reception Room
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Council Tax Band: B
- Energy Efficiency: D (64)
Set in a well-kept garden in a small cul-de-sac of six houses, and screened from the road by established trees, 6 Grindwell Road is a three bed, semi-detached property enjoying a westerly aspect and fine views over Busta Voe particularly from the upstairs bedrooms.
The property is conveniently situated for Sullom Voe and the gas plant, and Lerwick (23 miles) is in within commuting distance. Brae offers a wide range of amenities within reasonable walking distance including the high school, leisure centre and Co-op.
The double glazed accommodation which benefits from oil-fired central heating supplemented by a cosy solid-fuel stove in the living room, comprises a good-sized living room, kitchen / diner, bathroom with electric over-bath shower, plus two double bedrooms and a single bedroom / office. The insulation in the property has been upgraded over time more recently with ‘Kingspan’ to the living room and the bedrooms.
Ideal first time buy particularly for a young family, or rental property, the views over the voe being an added bonus.
Grindwell Road is situated in Brae, the main population centre in the North Mainland of Shetland and the location of the area’s main services and amenities most of which are within reasonable walking distance of the house and include the High School which provides nursery, primary & secondary schooling, a leisure centre / swimming pool, Co-op mini-supermarket and health centre. There are also several other local shops, a couple of garages, fish & chip shop and takeaway (close by the house), a hotel & bar.
The location of the property means it is well placed for access to oil and other related industries at Sullom Voe Terminal and the gas plant. A regular bus service runs throughout the day along the main road a short distance from the house, to Lerwick.
Further information on the local area can be found at:-
A glazed door to the side of the house provides the entrance to the property and also has the benefit of flooding the hall with natural light creating a light and airy feel to the interior, the door opening to a lobby with tiled floor, doorway right to the kitchen and further glazed inner door ahead to the hall.
The kitchen / diner faces west and has space for a table & chairs and fitted units along one wall including an inset sink and plumbing for a washing machine, a recess with tiled base providing space for a cooker, the built-in cupboard to the side housing the central heating boiler. Stripped floorboards add character.
Moving on into the hall which has painted floorboards and a carpeted area under the stairs providing storage space, the bathroom is to the left, another glazed door leads to the living room to the right, whilst ahead is a rear-facing single bedroom or office, also with varnished floorboards. The living room is a good-sized room it’s wide triple window facing west and looking out over the garden and to the voe. Varnished floorboards are again a feature as is the solid-fuel stove which is set in a fireplace recess with impressive wooden mantelpiece, although there is also a central heating radiator.
The bathroom comprises a white three piece suite, the bath having a wet-wall lined shower area and electric shower over, the bath panel and ceiling being clad with pine. Wood effect vinyl flooring and heated towel rail / radiator.
The stair which is lit by a large window to the half-landing, leads up to the first floor where the landing, also with painted floorboards, has access to floored storage space in the eaves, and to the loft. The two carpeted double bedrooms both have dormer windows enjoying the fine views westwards over the voe, and recesses providing wardrobe / storage space.
Rooms Sizes (All approximate)
On the Ground Floor:-
4.7m x 3.4m (15’4” x 11’3”)
3.45m x 2.9m (11’3” x 9’7”)
2.95m x 2.55m (9’8” x 8’5”)
1.9m x 1.75m (6’3” x 5’10”)
On the First Floor:-
Bedroom 2 (Left)
3.75m x 3m (floor area) (12’4” x 9’10” / 11’8”)
Bedroom 3 (Right)
3m x 4.4m extending to 4.95m at longest point into bay (floor area) (9’10” x 14’6” / 16’3”)
The property sits in a well-established garden which is enclosed by wooden or post-wired fencing, a path running through the front garden to the side door and a handy lockable external store (approximately 1.85m x 0.95m (6’ x 3’2”). To the side of the path the front garden comprises a lawn with sunken feature laid with gravel, and a large timber deck which provides a pleasant west-facing seating area, established shrubs along the road side providing privacy. A gravel path continues to a good-sized lawn / drying green to the rear where there is a cold water tap and a wooden garden shed with power.
Understood to currently be Band B. 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:
Grindwell Road is situated at the south end of Brae. On entering Brae from the south take the second turning on the left just after the speed limit signs and the takeaway, into Grindwell (Drumquin Guest House is on the corner). Follow the road down towards the shore and the Grindwell houses are on the left a short distance from the junction, No.6 being the third house in on the left.
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.
We have availed ourselves of services provided by Harper Macleod of Lerwick, both in buying and selling residential property. Our needs on both these occasions were fully met and the service provided by them made our task in these circumstances, seemingly without effort.
Prior to this we had also received very helpful general advice pertaining to Shetland real estate from them. This was a tremendous benefit to us at the time.
If you are seeking cost effective, excellent real estate marketing and legal services, we would not hesitate in recommending Harper Macleod of Lerwick.
Please telephone the sellers direct on 07863 146 448, or contact our reception.