Offers Over £170,000
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Please telephone the seller direct on 07585 642 854.
• 3 bedrooms (one presently used as a 2nd living room / kitchen) • 2 reception rooms • Kitchen • bathroom & separate shower room • 2 attic rooms • 2 outbuildings
Set at the end of a side road and enjoying spectacular views over Yell Sound and across to the headland of Lunnaness and beyond to the Skerries in the distance to the front, and across Yell Sound to Yell to the side, 'Brough' is a three bedroom / two reception room detached house set in an attractive garden about 10 miles from Brae. Lerwick approximately 29 miles.
The property which has oil-fired central heating comprises the original stone-built 'but-n-ben' which compromises the dining room, kitchen and two attic rooms, plus two later extensions, the extension to the side housing a spacious dual-aspect sittingroom with patio doors to the garden and a solid-fuel stove, the front extension comprising three bedrooms, a bathroom and separate shower room. One of the bedrooms is presently set up as a living room with kitchenette allowing this part of the house to be used Airbnb accommodation producing a healthy annual income.
This is a property of some character set in a delightful garden with the added benefit of the magnificent views. Early viewing essential.
'Brough' is situated right at the end of a side road just to the north of the ferry terminal at Toft, about three miles north of Mossbank where amenities include a primary school, post office, village hall & public house . There is also a local shop just outside the village on the main road back towards Brae & Lerwick.
Additional amenities are available at Brae, the main population centre for the North Mainland area, these including a High School providing nursery, primary & secondary schooling (school transport is available), a leisure centre / swimming pool, health centre (including dental suite) and Co-op Supermarket. There are also several other shops, a couple of garages, and award winning fish & chip shop, and bar.
The location of the property means it is well placed for access to oil and other related industries at Sullom Voe oil terminal and the Total gas plant. Lerwick is within commuting distance.
The house is double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired 'combi' boiler in the byre which also provides hot water, a solid-fuel fire in the sittingroom providing a cosy alternative heat source. Note pipework is in place for three radiators in the kitchen and two attic rooms, although these radiators are not presently connected.
Access to the house is through a well-stocked front garden area sheltered by the shed to the side, and the former byre to the rear, a path leading to the front door and a lobby with coat hooks and built-in meter cupboard with shelving below for boots etc. A part-glazed inner door leads onwards to the hall with doors to a shower room with white WC & wash hand basin plus wet-wall lined shower enclosure with electric shower, the front extension to the right and the sittingroom ahead. To the left through the stone walls of the original 'but-n-ben' is the dining room.
Accessed via a glazed door (note the painted glass panel to the side window will be replaced prior to sale), the spacious sittingroom has a window to the south-east enjoying the fine view, plus sliding patio doors to the north-east looking out over the garden and beyond to Yell Sound. The painted stone wall around the solid-fuel stove is an attractive feature with built-in cupboards and display shelving to either side providing useful storage. Varnished floor boards and centre & wall lighting.
The large carpeted dining room has a window facing north-west, a doorway through to the kitchen, and stair to two attic rooms. Again the painted stone wall is a feature. A small recess provides space for coats etc. (Note the fireplace is not used and has not been tested but is understood to be in working order). Exposed ceiling 'beams' add character in the kitchen, fitted units providing ample storage and including plumbing for a washing machine & dishwasher and space for a cooker, fridge etc. (some of the appliances may be available) The large window behind the sink provides a fantastic view when doing the washing up! Clothes pulley.
There are two coombed ceiling attic rooms each with a Velux window with integral blind to either side, over the dining room & kitchen, accessed via the stair from the dining room however the stair would not comply with building regulations. The room to the left has a 'v'-lined ceiling, the room to the right is lined but requires decoration. Both rooms have restricted ceiling heights in the centre of the coombs of 1.8m & 2.05m (6' / 6' 8").
Back off the main hall is a front extension comprising three rooms and a bathroom off a hall with a pull-down ladder providing easy access to extensive storage space in the floored loft space. The family bathroom has a white three piece suite, the bath having a wet-wall lined shower area with electric shower over, a built-in cupboard providing space for linens, toiletries etc., and there is plumbing for a washing machine (appliance included).
The three bedrooms all have wood laminate flooring. Two of the rooms have windows to the front enjoying the fine views, one of these rooms is presently used as a kitchen / living room with fitted kitchen area with sink along one wall. The third room which has a side window has a small built-in cupboard.
Approx. 5.9m x 4.8m (19'6" x 15'10")
Approx. 4.2m x 3.5m (13'9" x 11'6")
Approx. 3.95m x 3.5m (12'11" x 11'6")
Approx. 3m x 2.85m (9'10" x 9'3")
Bedroom 2 currently used as a Living Room / Kitchen
Approx. 3.9m x 3.85m at widest points (12'10" x 12'7")
Approx. 3.1m x 3m (10'2" x 9'10")
Approx. 2.9m x 2.05m at widest point (9'6" x 6'8")
Attic Room 1 (Left)
Approx. 3.45m x 2.9m) (floor area) (11'4" x 9'7")
Attic Room 2 (Right)
Approx. 3.15m x 3.1m (10'4" x 10'3")
The property sits in an attractive fenced garden, the front garden area with small lawn and a variety of shrubs running between the house and a large timber shed, originally a garage, which measures approximately 5.7m x 4.15m (18'9" x 13''x8'). It is of fairly basic construction and the garage doors have been boarded up but there is a separate side entrance and power.
Attached to the south-west side of the house is a mainly stone-built former byre approximately 5.05m x 3.3m (16'7" x 10'9") again with power supply.
The main garden area lies to the north-east side of the house outside the patio doors from the sittingroom, this being well-established with further lawn with rotary clothes dryer, and mature trees and planting along with eastern boundary providing privacy. There is a fine view across Yell Sound to the island of Yell and also up the north coast of the North Mainland from the slightly raised part of this garden area.
Understood to currently be Band D. 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: D (57)
To reach the property drive to the ferry terminal to the north of Mossbank. Just before the terminal turn left to Brough and follow the road for about a mile to the turning point at the far end. 'Brough' is the property on the left.
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