- 1 Reception Room
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Council Tax Band: E
- Energy Efficiency: C (70)
Situated on St Olaf Street, a sought-after location in the centre of Lerwick, just along the road from the shore and pleasant walks around the Knab, and within walking distance of shops and café’s on Commercial Street, ‘Edgcott’ is a stone-built, detached villa enjoying a sunny westerly aspect and views over to Breiwick Bay from the upstairs rooms.
Retaining many original features yet benefiting from double glazing and central heating supplied by the Lerwick District Heating system, the property provides well-proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors including a dual-aspect living room and kitchen / dining room, double bedroom (or 2nd reception room) and shower room on the ground floor, a single bedroom and bathroom on the mezzanine floor, plus two generously proportioned double bedrooms, again both enjoying a dual-aspect, and office upstairs. The house sits in a lovely, well-kept garden, the back garden being particularly private, and there is a single garage.
This is a very desirable property in a prime Lerwick location. Early viewing recommended.
Entry to the property is via a gate from Scalloway Road, a gravel path leading to the front door which opens to a south and west-facing double glazed front porch retaining the original decorative tiled floor and inner, stained glass door & screen to the carpeted hall with original paneled doors to the living room and kitchen, plus a further glazed door at the end leading to a ground floor bedroom (or 2nd reception room) and a shower room. Below the staircase, again original, to the first floor, is a handy built-in cupboard providing space for coats and general storage. A decorative cover conceals the central heating radiator and the chandelier style light fitting will remain.
The living room is a lovely, well-proportioned room with plenty of natural light thanks to a double window facing west and a second window to the side, both windows having blinds and curtains, the striking, contemporary blue colour scheme enhancing the period features including an impressive fireplace surround, skirtings, picture rail and cornice. It is thought the fireplace could be used although it should be tested first, in any case there is a central heating radiator. Again the chandelier style light fitting is included. Fitted carpet. Satellite TV connection (also connected to bedroom 1).
The dual-aspect kitchen is another bright room, both the windows which face west and north having blinds, the north-facing window having a window seat below. Fitted units to three walls provide ample cupboard & worktop space around space for a table & chairs in the centre of the room, the units including an integral double oven & induction hob with cooker hood canopy over, plus a concealed integrated fridge / freezer, dishwasher & washing machine, and an inset 1½ bowl ceramic corner sink. Wood effect vinyl flooring.
Off the hall at the rear is a lobby attractively lined with varnished ‘v’-lining to a dado rail, leading to a ground floor bedroom and a shower room, the layout effectively creating an en-suite, the door from the lobby providing a second entrance from the driveway. The bedroom is a large, north-facing, double room with shelved alcove providing space for display, books etc. and a separate built-in shelved cupboard behind the door. An extensive wardrobe along one wall provides plenty of clothes and storage space concealed behind sliding doors, but its design is not overly bedroom like such that if not required as a bedroom the room could be used as a 2nd reception room. Fitted carpet and roller blind & curtains at the window.
The shower room is also attractively finished, the wash hand basin being set in a fitted unit with shelving, mirror and light / shaver fitting behind providing space for toiletries etc., and further cupboard space below, the sink sitting between a wet-wall lined shower enclosure with shower supplied by the District Heating system, and a shelved linen cupboard which also houses the District Heating unit. Corner WC. Two windows provide plenty of light, both having wooden Venetian blinds, and wood effect vinyl is laid to the floor.
Back in the hall the carpeted stair leads up to a half-landing lit by window to the rear of the house, stairs from here continuing to a mezzanine floor to the rear of the house, and the first floor to the front, the mezzanine floor comprising a bathroom, single bedroom, and built-in shelved cupboard. The bathroom comprises a white three piece suite, the bath having a mixer tap / shower fitting again supplied by the District Heating system, and a wet wall-lined shower area and screen over. Mirror over the wash hand basin and vinyl flooring. The east-facing single bedroom has a fitted carpet and blinds at the window.
Moving on up to the first floor, here there are two similarly sized double bedrooms both generously proportioned and carpeted, each enjoying a dual aspect with curtains and blinds to the windows, the windows to the front of the house enjoying the fine open view westwards over to Breiwick Bay. Again each room retains original features such as the cornice and picture rail. Finally the carpeted office in-between also enjoys the view west and thus provides a pleasant space to sit and read. A hatch from the office provides access to additional storage space in the loft which is partially floored (on stilts above insulation).
Rooms Sizes (All approximate)
On the Ground Floor:-
4.3m x 4.25m
Kitchen / Dining Room
4.35m x 4.3m
Bedroom 1 (or 2nd Reception Room)
3.8m x 2.95m plus wardrobes
2.95m x 1.9m at widest points
On the Mezzanine Floor:-
2.55m x 1.95m
2.55m x 1.5m
On the First Floor:-
4.3m x 4.25m
4.35m x 4.3m
2.2m x 1.35m
The property sits in a well-kept site enclosed by a wall, the wall surrounding the front garden retaining the original cast iron railings & gate. Here a gravel path leads to the front porch, with a mature lawn to the side stretching along the front of the house. A path to the rear leads past a well-stocked flower bed to a gate providing access to the entirely enclosed back garden, a particularly private space thanks to the high wall surrounding it, the space also having access via further gates from Scalloway Road and the driveway. Established flower beds border the lawn which stretches around the east and north sides of the house to a paved patio area. External cold water tap. To the south side of the house, accessed via a shared driveway, is a brick paved parking area outside the back door, and the garage which measures approximately 4.7m x 2.7m (15’6” x 8’10”) and has an ‘up & over’ garage door, power & lighting.
Understood to currently be Band E. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:
‘Edgcott’ is situated in the Lerwick Conservation Area on the east side of the section of St Olaf Street which runs between Scalloway Road to the north and Breiwick Road to the south, the house being on the corner of St Olaf Street / Scalloway Road. A short walk down St Olaf Street takes you to the shore and pleasant walks around the Knab.
Important Information for Prospective Purchasers
This schedule is intended only to help you decide whether to view the property. We always recommend you view the property personally.
The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.
This schedule should not be taken as a comment on the condition of the property. This is a matter for your surveyor and we recommend that once you have found a property you are interested in, you obtain a survey report. We can provide details of surveyors if required.
Interested parties are advised to note their interest through their solicitor as soon as possible so that they can be informed if a closing date is fixed. Noting interest does not place any obligation on the seller to set a closing date or to give any noted interests the opportunity to offer. Whilst every effort will be made to advise noted interests of any closing date set, this cannot be guaranteed.
No responsibility will be accepted for expenses incurred by parties who have noted interest but do not get an opportunity to offer, or for any expenses incurred traveling to properties which have been sold or withdrawn.
Harper Macleod were a dream to work with when marketing our home. Robert Bell was professional, timely and organised when it came to all aspects of the marketing and correspondence. He took beautiful photographs for marketing and we felt he really understood our proprieties best features and exemplified this. We would not hesitate to use Harper Macleod again in the future and cannot thank them enough for making the selling process so easy
Please telephone the sellers direct on 07968 137 726, or contact our reception.