• 3 bedrooms • sittingroom • kitchen • bathroom & shower room • garage / workshop & shed
Occupying a fantastic shore side position with its own pier in the centre of the picturesque village of Walls overlooking the marina and Vaila Sound, 'Anchorlea' is a three bedroom detached property for sale with a sizeable 38' long garage / workshop and separate shed. The house enjoys a sunny westerly aspect and stunning views over the marina and the sound towards the island of Linga & Vaila in the distance.
The accommodation comprises a sittingroom, kitchen (with range), bathroom & box room on the upper floor, plus three bedrooms, one with a large wardrobe / store off, shower room & further box room on the lower floor, all the main rooms enjoying views over the marina. The outbuildings lie on the other side of the road which leads to the marina.
The property requires modernisation which is reflected in the price but nonetheless offers a terrific opportunity to acquire a waterside property enjoying magnificent views with the added benefit of the sizeable garage which could potentially provide space for a home office.
'Anchorlea' is situated in a fantastic position in the centre of the picturesque village of Walls on the south side of the West Mainland area of Shetland approximately 24 miles from Lerwick. The village is clustered around the head of Vaila which the property overlooks with stunning views over the water to the islands of Linga & Vaila.
Walls has a good range of amenities all within walking distance of the house including a primary school / nursery, shop & post office, health centre, small community swimming pool for private hire, village hall as well a pier & boating, and marina (by the house). The village hosts an annual agricultural show and regatta. A commuter bus service operates to Lerwick daily plus several additional services at the other times during the day.
Further amenities are available at Bixter approximately six miles back towards Lerwick, and also Aith (approximately 10 miles) where the West Mainland Junior High School and leisure centre / swimming pool are situated.
Further information about the West Mainland area can be found at:- www.shetland.org/plan/areas/westside
Windows are double glazed and heating is by electric storage heaters. Note the drainage is presently direct to the sea. It is a condition of the SEPA registration that the current system is upgraded by September 2025. This will be the responsibility of the purchaser.
Access to the property is to the rear, steps leading up to a door to a hallway at first floor level leading to the sittingroom, kitchen and bathroom plus a handy box room.
The sittingroom to the left benefits from windows to three sides, the windows to the front and side looking out over the marina and voe. There is a tiled fireplace surround housing an open fire. This is not presently used and is covered up however it is understood that the fireplace and chimney are usable although this cannot be guaranteed. The grating and other parts will be left in the property.
The bathroom which is lit by a Velux window has a bath, WC and wash hand basin although replacement is probably desirable. The kitchen which has windows to the front and rear, is a good-size however again although there are fitted units including a sink & double drainer, replacement would be desirable. The oil-fired range provides cooking facilities and also heats the hot water tank in the built-in cupboard to one side. A large walk-in pantry cupboard provides further shelved storage. The remaining white goods are available by separate negotiation or can be removed if required.
The stair down from the hallway leads to a lower hallway leading to three bedrooms, a double and two similarly sized large singes, a shower room with shower, WC & wash hand basin, and another box room which provides more easily accessible storage. Two of the bedrooms enjoy the view to the front over the marina, the larger main bedroom having a large walk-in wardrobe / store off.On the First Floor:-
(Approx. 5.25m x 3.2m) (17'6" x 10'6")
(Approx. 5.25m x 3.55m) (17'3" x 11'8")
(Approx. 2.5m x 2.25m) (8'3" x 7'5")
(Approx. 1.6m x 1.5m)
On the Ground Floor:-
(Approx. 3.9m x 3.6m) (12'10" x 11'9")
Wardrobe / Store
(Approx. 3.55m x 1.2m) (11'8" x 4')
(Approx. 3m x 2.5m) (9'1" x 8'3")
(Approx. 3m x 2.5m) (9'1" x 8'3")
(Approx. 1.95m x 1.65m at widest point) (6'4" x 5'5")
(Approx. 2.7m x 1.85m) (9' x 6')
Immediately in front of the house is an area of lawn enclosed by a low wall above the water, this area which has access to the pier, provides a great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the views and goings on at the marina. There is a further lawned area to the south side of the house.
Also included is the area of ground on the other side of the house where there is a sizeable garage / workshop, separate shed both with power and further lawn / drying green. The timber framed shed (approx. 4.7m x 3.7m (15'5" x 12'2") is clad with profile metal sheeting. The larger block-built garage / workshop (approx. 11.7m x 5.7m) (28'6" x 18'10") offers a huge amount of space and has an 'up & over' garage door, separate side door, cold water supply, workbench & external motion sensor light. This space potentially provides space for a home office subject to any consents that may be required.
Understood to currently be Band C. 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: F (36)
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