• 3 bedrooms • living / dining room / sun lounge • kitchen • bathroom & en-suite shower room • office / hobby room • integral garage
Set in just over 0.4 acres, 'Dim Riv' is a single storey, detached house with a large integral garage / workshop, in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately 22 miles from Lerwick. Situated close to the shore the property enjoys fine unobstructed views over the voe and out to sea.
A particular feature of the property is the stunning triple glazed living / dining room / sun lounge which provides as a huge amount of living and dining space benefiting from an extensive window area which provides plenty of natural light and takes full advantage of the views and southerly aspect, and also includes patio doors to a decked seating area. The 'walk-into' accommodation also includes three double bedrooms, a bathroom, en-suite shower room and additional office / hobby room. Windows are mostly triple glazed and central heating is provided by an electric boiler supplemented by underfloor heating to the kitchen, bathroom & en-suite.
Externally there is plenty of outside space and ample parking. A wind turbine generating an annual income of around £6,000.
Early viewing recommended.
'Dim Riv' is situated in a good-sized site overlooking a voe in the Dunrossness area of the South Mainland of Shetland, approximately 22 miles south of Lerwick, the position of the property allowing it to enjoy fine views out to sea.
There are local amenities close by on the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road about a mile from the house, these including the local primary school (secondary schooling is available at Sandwick and Lerwick to the north), a mini-supermarket with post office & fuel pumps, plus a small timber merchants / DIY store. Regular Lerwick - Sumburgh bus services run along the main road.
The South Mainland of Shetland has much to offer particular in terms of scenery and places of interest, these including the Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve, St Ninian's Isle and its famous sand tombolo, archeological sites at Old Scatness Broch & Jarlshof, plus a second RSPB Reserve at Sumburgh Head close by the airport which provides transport links to mainland Scotland.
A variety of bird and wildlife can be seen around the voe, including otters and even the occasional orca.
Since the owners purchased the property just over 10 years ago, the property has been substantially upgraded, most of the work being completed about five years ago and including the erection of a garage and the substantial conservatory addition to the main living space, most of the interior has been re-lined and insulated with 'Kingspan' and finished with new oak internal doors and skirtings etc., a new kitchen, bathroom & en-suite shower room, and the majority of windows replaced with new triple glazed units, the few existing windows not requiring replacement already being double glazed. Finally a new electric boiler supplying the central heating system was installed in a fitted cupboard in the hall. The boiler feeds radiators throughout the house including two heated towel rails in the kitchen and the rails in the bathroom & en-suite, although all the heated towel rails can be switched on independently of the main heating system if required, i.e. during the summer months when central heating is not always necessary. A number of ceiling 'sun pipes' provide additional daylight to various spaces saving on electricity.
Finally a wind turbine was installed this providing an annual FIT payment of approximately £6,000 per annum dependent on wind speeds, this having 15 years left to run.
The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains and light fittings together with the freestanding white goods in the kitchen and the washing machine in the garage.
Entry to the property is via a concrete ramp which leads up to a double glazed door opening to a bright porch within windows to two sides, a tiled floor and a half-glazed inner door with glazed side lights to either side, to the hall, the wide entrance area of the hall creating a spacious feel to the property. To the left double doors open to the living / dining room, and beyond this is the kitchen, whilst to the right is the bathroom, three bedrooms and a handy built-in cloak cupboard.
Undoubtedly the main feature of the propert is the living / dining room / sun lounge, an extremely bright space benefiting from a large window area, the living area having sliding patio doors to an east-facing deck with glazed balustrade which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the views over the voe and out to sea, and leading through into the sun lounge extension, also triple glazed, which provides a substantial amount of extra living and dining space, windows to three sides providing for 180° views. The whole space is carpeted, lighting being provided by three feature ceiling lights plus additional matching wall lights.
A door from the sun lounge opens to the kitchen, its west-facing window enjoying an open view, additional light coming from the double glazed rear porch which has a door to the garden. Fitted units in a galley style arrangement include an inset 1½ bowl sink with 'Quooker' hot water tap, additional storage being provided by a useful built-in shelved pantry cupboard. The range cooker which has a glass splash back, will be included in the sale along with both fridge / freezers and the dishwasher. Two heated towel rails provide space for tea towels etc., and supplement the electric underfloor heating below the tiled floor, and artificial light is provided by a centre spotlight fitting plus additional recessed spotlights above the sink. A walk-in cupboard provides space for a hoover and general storage etc., and also houses the 'Megaflo' water tank.
Back off the hall, the tiled bathroom comprises a three piece suite, the bath having a shower over, the wash hand basin having a large mirror cabinet with integral lighting over. Heating is provided by electric underfloor heating below the tiled floor, or a ladder style heated towel rail. A 'sun pipe' provides sufficient daylight during the day. Next to the bathroom are two carpeted bedrooms, bedroom 1 enjoying the open view over the back garden, bedroom 2 enjoying a sea view and having a built-in wardrobe.
The carpeted main bedroom, a generously proportioned room at the end of the hall also enjoys a sea view, sliding doors along one wall concealing an extensive built-in wardrobe with fitted shelving & hanging space. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides access to storage space in the loft. There is a good-sized en-suite shower room, again like the main bathroom tiled throughout including the floor, and again the floor has electric under-floor heating below, in addition to the ladder style heated towel rail. There is a large walk-in shower with glazed shower screen plus a WC / bidet unit and wash hand basin set in fitted units providing storage space for toiletries etc. and also concealing the plumbing, with matching cupboard & mirror with integral spotlighting over. Recessed ceiling spotlighting.
Next to the main bedroom is a west-facing office / hobby room (occasional bedroom), also carpeted and fitted with shelving / desk space all around. If required it would be relatively straightforward to reconfigure the door to the main bedroom to allow direct access to this room from the hall, creating a fourth bedroom.
Finally a door from the office opens to a spacious integral garage with plenty of space for a car plus additional working are. The 'up & over' garage door is electrically operated and there is a rear door and window, sink unit with hot & cold running water and plumbing below for a washing machine which is included in the sale (tumble dryer not included), power & lighting, and electric generator point.
Living / Dining Room / Sun Lounge
4.55m x 4.1m (14'11" x 13'5")
at widest points (14'10" x 13'6") (Living Area) + 6.1m x 4.75m at widest points (20' x 15'7") (Sun Lounge Area)
4.7m x 2.5m (15'5" x 8'2")
1.75m x 1.65m (5'8" x 5'4")
3.6m x 2.55m (11'9" x 8'4")
3.5m x 3.45m (11'5" x 11'3")
Main Bedroom 3
3.9m x 3.5m (12'9" x 11'5")
En-suite Shower Room
2.4m x 1.6m (7'10" x 5'2")
Office / Hobby Room
3.65m x 2.85m (11'11" x 9'4")
6.25m x 5.3m (20'6" x 17'4")
As noted the large site extends to around just over 0.4 acres or thereby, the site to the rear of the house being fenced throughout. A large gravel drive provides plenty of parking space in front of the house and garage with a lawn between it and the road, a gate to the side of the garage providing access to the main garden area which is situated to the rear and comprises a large lawn / drying green with paved seating area in the centre for a table & chairs. There are three outside taps, two to the rear of the house and a third to a presently unused vegetable plot. A hatch provides access to the large under-floor area of the conservatory providing storage space.
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: D (64)
To reach the property turn east from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road at Robin's Brae to Boddam, Troswickness & Dalsetter. Turn left to Clumlie and follow the road around the Voe; 'Dim Riv' being situated just over ½ mile from the main road junction on the left just as the road turns 90˚ north away from the voe.
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