• 3 bedrooms • living room • breakfasting kitchen • bathroom • garage
Set on its own in a good-sized garden area estimated to extend to around ⅓ acre in a rural situation enjoying fine open views southwards across croft land to the sea, 'Brabon' is a well-presented three bedroom detached property offering 'walk-into' accommodation all on the one level. Brae approx. 12 miles; Lerwick approx. 36 miles.
The accommodation which has been extensively upgraded by the current owners including new double glazing, comprises an attractive dual-aspect living room with solid-fuel stove, a re-fitted breakfasting kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms. Heating is provided by an air source heat pump.
Externally there is plenty of outside space and a detached garage. Planning permission and a building warrant have been obtained for a large extension to the house, and the erection of a new replacement garage and polytunnel.
Early viewing recommended.
'Brabon' is situated in the North Mainland of Shetland approximately midway between the villages of Ollaberry to the south and North Roe almost at the very northern tip of mainland Shetland, the property enjoying a south-facing aspect and a fine view over fields to the Voe of Collafirth in the distance.
Local amenities in the area include a village hall & primary school at North Roe, another school and a local shop (with fuel pumps) at Ollaberry, 6 miles to the south, similar amenities at Hillswick to the west, whilst Brae, the main population centre for the North Mainland area has a high school, swimming pool / leisure centre, several more shops including an Co-op mini-supermarket, health & care centres, a couple of hotels, award winning fish & chip shop plus other social and recreational facilities.
'Brabon' has been substantially upgraded since the current sellers purchase approximately five years ago, including the installation of new double glazed windows and front door, a new kitchen and upgraded bathroom, plus complete re-decoration throughout including new internal doors. A Panasonic air to air heat pump has also been installed serving units in the hall & living room, backed up by an open fire in the living room.
The property benefits from a fibre broadband connection through BT, the sellers currently paying for a 100Mb speed package.
Planning permission for a single storey extension to the house, a new garage and polytunnel was granted in 2020 (Reference 2020/073/PPF). Full details can be seen on Shetland Islands Council's planning website. The extension to the house would provide an additional living space and snug, separate office and en-suite shower room to the main bedroom. Additional space for a polytunnel has been created by the acquisition of extra land around the existing house site taking the total area to approximately to around ⅓ acre, the whole site having being decrofted.
Entry to the property is via a uPVC double glazed front door, the door opening to a vestibule with handy side recess providing space for a washing machine & tumble dryer etc. (appliances available by separate negotiation). An inner door opens to the hall laid with wood laminate flooring throughout, grey painted paneled doors providing a very contemporary feel. A built-in cupboard provides storage space, further storage space in the partially floored loft being easily accessed via a hatch with pull-down ladder. Lighting is provided by ceiling mounted spotlight fitting.
On the left is the re-fitted breakfasting kitchen, a particularly bright space with two large windows to the east and south, the south-facing window enjoying the view to the voe. The fitted units, again in a contemporary grey finish, are finished off with woodblock effect worktops and feature a fitted breakfast bar below the east-facing window, glazed wall cabinets throughout all with integral spotlighting, an inset ceramic sink & mixer tap, plus a stainless steel & glass cooker hood, the wall behind the cooker being attractively tiled with white metro style 'brick' tiles in a herringbone pattern. The freestanding appliances including the dishwasher are available by separate negotiation. Wood laminate flooring and ceiling track lighting.
Next to the kitchen is a bathroom comprising a white three piece suite including a new shower bathtub with glazed shower screen & mixer tap / shower fitting over, the wash hand basin being set in a fitted cupboard unit which provides useful storage space for toiletries etc. The walls are clad with wet-wall paneling around the bath & wash hand basin whilst heating is provided by a ladder style heated towel rail. Laminate flooring & ceiling spotlighting.
Continuing on down the hall is the living room, again a light and airy space thanks to its large window area to the south and west, again enjoying the fine views. A solid-fuel stove set in a slate tiled fireplace surround with feature stone faced chimney breast creates an attractive focal point as well as a cosy heat source although there is also a 'Panasonic' heating unit. Artificial light is provided by a series of recessed ceiling spotlights around the perimeter plus a centre light fitting.
The remaining accommodation comprises three bedrooms, two doubles and a third single room which is presently being used as a nursery, could alternatively be used as an office. The west-facing main bedroom which enjoys an open view, is attractively decorated with feature wallpapering to one wall, storage space being provided by a built-in cupboard which also houses the hot water tank (with additional pumped supply), whilst plenty of clothes / wardrobe space is provided by an extensive fitted unit along one wall which will remain. Fitted dressing table shelf, wood laminate flooring and ceiling spotlighting supplemented by additional spotlights either side of the bed.
Bedroom 2 faces north. Paneling to one of the walls is a striking feature of bedroom 3 which faces east and has a built-in wardrobe. Bedrooms 1 & 2 both have a Haverland 'smart' electric radiator.
Approx. 4.65m x 3.15m extending to 3.7m at widest point (15'2" x 10'6" / 12'1")
Approx. 3.7m x 2.8m (12' x 9'3")
Approx. 2.8m x 1.65m (9'3" x 5'6")
Approx. 3.6m x 3.5 at widest points (12' x 11'6")
Approx. 2.95m x 2.6m (9'8" x 8'6")
Approx. 3.55m x 2.55m (11'8" x 8'6")
Access to the property is over a cattle grid from the road which leads to a fenced graveled parking area for a couple of cars in front of the garage. From here a gate opens to a side garden laid with chips for low maintenance and again enclosed by a fence, a path running between the garage and the front door and onwards to the front garden area where there are several mature trees, a lawn and paved seating area, plus a cold water tap and external power point. The garden extends around the west side of the house and back around to the garage. The site also includes the additional land beyond the fences to the west and north which provides plenty of space for a future polytunnel.
The detached garage measures approximately 6.1m x 4.25m (20' x 14') and has an 'up & over' garage door. The garage is being used at present although it does require attention and longer term the aim was to demolish and replace it with a new build.
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 the Shetland Islands Council website.
Energy Efficiency Rating: E (53)
To reach the property drive north towards North Roe passing the Ollaberry junction and the pier at North Collafirth. Shortly after the pier turn right to Lochend & Skea, immediately continuing past the junction to Housetter and following the road alongside the Loch of Housetter on the left. Turn next right (do not veer left to Skea) and cross a cattle grid; 'Brabon' is the first house on the right.
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