2 + box
2 bedrooms, sittingroom, dining kitchen, shower room & box bedroom.
Attractive, stone-built property of considerable character, situated close to the shore in the centre of the picturesque village of Walls on the west side of Shetland approximately 25 miles west of Lerwick. The house is very handy for the local shop & post office and within walking distance of the primary school.
This house which is Grade B Listed, adjoins the 18th century Haa of Bayhall. It benefits from a south-westerly aspect, all the main rooms enjoying views out over the pier and the head of the voe around which the village is clustered.
The accommodation which retains the original wood lining, now painted, comprises a good-sized sittingroom and dining kitchen on the ground floor, plus two bedrooms, a box bedroom and shower room on the first floor.
Externally there is a large, mature garden to the rear and an attached shed to the side.
‘Bayhall House’ is situated by the pier and boating club in the centre of the picturesque village of Walls which is clustered around a voe on south side of the West Mainland area of Shetland. This is a very convenient location as local amenities including the shop & post office, primary school / nursery, a small community swimming pool for private hire, and health centre are close by. A commuter bus service runs from the village to Lerwick.
Aith, about 10 miles from the house is home to the west mainland area's Junior High School and leisure centre / swimming pool.
The house is a stone-built property below a natural slate roof. Heating is provided by electric storage / panel heaters.
On the Ground Floor:-
The front door opens to a small hallway with tiled floor and solid pine doors to the sittingroom and kitchen, and stair to the first floor.
(Approx. 5.05m x 3.55m) (16’8” x 11’8”) With access from the hall way or the kitchen to the rear, this is an attractive, carpeted room with windows to the front and rear and lots of character thanks to the painted wood-lined walls and exposed ceiling beams. The chimney is capped but the fireplace houses a freestanding gas-fired lookalike stove (not tested and no warranties will be given) although there are also two storage heaters. Ceiling mounted spotlighting.
(Approx. 5.15m x 2.75m) (16’11” x 9’1”) Like the sittingroom, the large kitchen which has plenty of space for a table & chairs, has windows to the front & rear and again is clad with painted wood-lining and exposed ceiling beams. A run of fitted units along the rear wall includes a ‘Belfast’ double sink and solid woodblock worktop, further storage being provided by shelving under the stairs and in a recess which provides space for a fridge etc. The white goods are included in the sale. Ceiling spotlighting & storage heater. Door at the rear to:-
With plumbing for a washing machine, tiled floor and door to the back garden.
On the First Floor:-
The stair leads up to a landing with window looking out over the back garden and solid pine doors to two bedrooms, a further box bedroom (all carpeted) and a shower room. Storage heater.
(Approx. 2.5m x 1.55m) (8’3” x 5’1”) Modern shower room with white W.C. & wash hand basin plus wet-wall lined shower enclosure.
(Approx. 3.85m x 3.25m) (12’8” x 10’7”) Good-sized double bedroom with window to the front of the house looking out over the pier, recess with hanging rail & shelving, also providing access to the loft space, further shelved recess for books etc., and built-in cupboard housing the ‘Megaflo’ water tank. Panel heater.
(Approx. 2.85m x 2.85m) (9’5” x 9’5”) Small double or single bedroom, again to the front of the house, with panel heater.
Box Bedroom 3
(Approx. 2.2m x 1.9m) (7’3” x 6’2”) With gable window to the side of the house, fitted shelving & panel heater. Could be used as an occasional bedroom, office or just for easily accessible storage.
The property has a sizeable, extensively planted garden to the rear of the house which extends nearly 50 metres back towards a gate to the roadside. There is also a shed on the east side of the house with power supply and workbench.
Understood to currently be Band A. 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: E (43)
Drive into the centre of Walls and turn left to ‘Whitesness’ and the shop. Immediately opposite the shop turn right before the bus stop and telephone box. Continue straight on towards the three storey building ahead on the left. ‘Bayhall House’ is attached to the far (eastern) side of this building.
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