- 1 Reception Room
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms + WC
- Council Tax Band: G
- Energy Efficiency: C (70)
Outstanding, well-presented detached property with underfloor heating provided by the Lerwick District Heating system, in elevated position on the south side of Lerwick enjoying fine views over Sound to the Ness of Sound and Bressay in the distance. Completed for the current owners by E & H Building Contractors in 2007, to a design by Peter Johnston Architects, the property offers very flexible accommodation with up to four bedrooms (two rooms currently used as a studio and office) arranged over two floors, all set in an attractively landscaped garden with ample parking.
A particular feature of the property is the large glazed area which floods the interior with natural light, particularly the stunning, open-plan living / dining area and kitchen, from where three sets of glazed double doors open to a spacious west-facing conservatory. The property also boasts lots of built-in storage and solid oak flooring is laid throughout the main living and circulation spaces. The bathroom and en-suite shower room to the main bedroom, which also has a dressing room, are beautifully finished. The integral garage has an electric garage door.
This is one of the finest modern homes we have seen; viewing essential.
Entry to the property is via the front door which opens to a lobby laid with large ceramic floor tiles, an inner door opening into a light and airy hall, a welcoming space laid with solid oak flooring and flooded with natural light by a tall window and two Velux roof lights over the stairs. Ahead is a large built-in cloak cupboard with coats hooks and shelf, which also houses the central hearing controls providing an airing facility, the amount of built-in storage being a particular feature of the property, with a further storage cupboard under the stairs.
On the left is a utility room leading through to the garage, and a downstairs toilet with white WC and wash hand basin. On the right is the carpeted main bedroom with window to the front of the house and a substantial run of fitted wardrobes along one wall, lighting being provided by a centre light and two spotlights either side of the bed plus recessed ceiling spotlighting conveniently illuminating the wardrobes.
Off the bedroom is a carpeted dressing room again with a matching fitted wardrobe providing yet more clothes space and also lit by recessed ceiling spotlights, a door leading through to a very well appointed tiled wet room with walk-in shower with glazed shower screen plus a white WC and wash hand basin set on a vanity shelf with handy wall-hung drawer unit for towels, toiletries etc. below and a large mirrored door bathroom cabinet with light over. Heated towel rail / radiator and recessed ceiling spotlighting.
Back off the hall the laundry / utility room is a very generously proportioned space, fitted units providing plenty of storage and including an inset sink, the washing machine and fridge / freezer being included in the sale. A further built-in cupboard along one wall provides yet more storage with access to the under floor area of the house behind. Vinyl flooring.
Off the utility room is the lined and insulted garage with electric roller shutter door, separate side door and window, plenty of power points being provided, the space also housing the District Heating unit. The tumble dryer here is included.
The solid oak stair which as noted is lit by a tall window and roof lights, features low level plinth lighting and leads up to the open-plan living / dining area on the first floor, a stunning, particularly light and airy space with a high vaulted ceiling, the whole space being flooded with natural light, solid oak flooring throughout with underfloor heating a luxurious touch. The living area has a double floor-to-ceiling window with twin Velux windows (with integral blinds) over to the front of the house enjoying the fine views, a solid-fuel stove set on a slate hearth providing a cosy additional heat source in addition to the under floor heating which extends throughout the whole of the first floor. A run of wall shelves along the gable wall provides extensive space for books or display of favourite objects etc., with further space for a TV etc. at lower level.
The dining area to the rear also benefits from lots of natural light thanks to two sets of glazed double doors which open to the conservatory to the rear of the house, the dining area through into the breakfasting kitchen. Artificial lighting is provided by two pendant fittings to the living area and a third over the dining table.
A substantial peninsular breakfast bar separates the dining area from the large kitchen and provides additional cupboard space and also incorporates a hob with stainless steel and glass cooker hood over, a very sociable arrangement allowing whoever is cooking to keep in touch with guests. The kitchen units by ‘Nolte’ are set off by solid iroko wood block worktops and the striking red décor, the units providing a substantial amount of cupboard and worktop space and also including a ceramic 1½ bowl sink, integral double oven, microwave & warming drawer, plus a concealed integrated dishwasher & fridge / freezer. Other features include pan drawers, a corner carousel, a handy pull-out larder unit and additional wall shelving. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlighting supplemented by two pendant fittings over the breakfast bar. Large ceramic tiles are laid to the floor.
Like the dining area, a third set of matching double doors from the kitchen area opens to the conservatory, a fantastic very private west-facing space with double doors at one end opening to the garden. There are window blinds to all the windows, recess ceiling spotlighting and the space even has under-floor heating below the tiled flooring which matches that in the kitchen.
Back at the top of the stairs, a high level shelf provides further display space and access to the loft space, a built-in shelved cupboard below housing the upstairs heating controls. From here doors lead to remaining accommodation comprising an office, studio, bedroom and family bathroom. Like the en-suite the bathroom is beautifully finished with a slate tiled floor and large ceramic tiles to the shower and around the double ended bath which has a wall-mounted centre mixer tap. Again the wash hand basin bowl is set on a fitted vanity / wall-hung drawer unit and there is a heated towel rail / radiator and recessed ceiling spotlighting.
Next to the bathroom is a west-facing, carpeted double bedroom, and then the studio, another bright space to the front of the house again with double window and twin Velux roof lights, the room having the same oak flooring as the living area, this room having a ‘Belfast’ sink with shelving and worktop either side although this could easily be removed. There is access here to the loft space over the office. Finally there is an office also with oak flooring. The studio and office could potentially be used as additional bedrooms.
On the Ground Floor:-
Approx. 4.05m x 3.65m (13’4” x 12’)
Approx. 2.9m x 2.5m (9’5” x 8’2”)
En-Suite Shower Room
Approx. 2.45m x 1.8m (8’ x 5’10”)
Approx. 4.05m x 2.5m (13’4” x 8’3”)
Approx. 1.5m x 1.5m (5’ x 5’)
Approx. 5.65m x 4.05m (18’7” x 13’3”)
On the First Floor:-
Open Plan Living / Dining Area
Overall approx. 8.4m x 4.25m (27’6” x 14’)
Kitchen (open-plan to dining area)
Approx. 4.15m x 2.85m (13’7” x 9’4”)
Approx. 5.6m x 2.2m (18’5” x 7’2”)
Approx. 3.5m x 2.2m (11’6” x 7’3”)
Approx. 3.5m x 3m (11’6” x 9’10”)
Approx. 4.75m x 3m at widest points (15’7” x 9’10”)
Approx. 3.05m x 2.9m (10’ x 9’6”)
The property sits in a neatly kept, landscaped garden area, a large brick paved parking area lying in front of the house next to a further area to the side laid with stone chips around a raised flower bed and bordered by low stone dykes to either side. Steps to the side of the garage lead to a large paved patio area, a quiet, private space running along the rear of the house flanked by a ratchie stone retaining wall, the space providing a pleasant west-facing seating area outside of the conservatory and including a large rockery and rotary clothes dryer. A feature has been made of the exposed bedrock. A gate provides access to the hill ground behind the house. There are external cold water taps to the front and rear.
Understood to currently be Band G. 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:
Quoys Road is situated on the south side of Lerwick, access being via Ackrigarth at the foot of Sound Brae. Drive into Ackrigarth and follow the road straight on through the roundabout into Quoys Road. Continue to the second roundabout and turn right. Drive up the road, No.9 is on the ‘U’ bend, being the fourth house along on the right.
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
Please telephone the sellers direct on 07742 100 890.