Ellangowan, Gulberwick, ZE2 9JX

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

F (34)

Council Tax:

Band B


Under offer


• 4 / 5 bedrooms including box bedroom or office • 2 / 3 reception rooms • kitchen • bathroom • external store


Appealing five bedroom / two reception room traditional detached property set in a well-kept established garden in the village of Gulberwick just a five minute drive from Lerwick and all its amenities. The elevated position of the house means it enjoys fantastic unrestricted panoramic views over the Bay of Gulber Wick and out to sea.

The double glazed family accommodation is arranged over two floors, most rooms benefiting from the fine views to the east. On the ground floor are two reception rooms, a striking modern fitted kitchen with all appliances included, a ground floor double bedroom which could alternatively be used as a third reception room, and a very contemporary bathroom. Upstairs are three further double bedrooms and a box bedroom or office. Attached to the house is a handy external store.

A gas-fired boiler supplies central heating radiators throughout the ground floor supplemented by electric radiators upstairs rooms.

Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the amount of accommodation provided and also the stunning views.

General Information

'Ellangowan' is situated in an elevated position off the Gulberwick loop road just three miles from the centre of Lerwick, the positioning of the house allowing it to enjoy spectacular unrestricted views eastwards over the Bay of Gulber Wick and the Ness of Trebister and beyond across to Bressay and out to sea. Gulberwick has proved a popular location particularly with families as it provides a semi-rural situation yet is still within each reach of all the amenities in Lerwick, just a short five minute drive away.

School transport is provided for primary and secondary pupils into Lerwick at either Sound primary school or the Anderson High School.

The property is double glazed (except for the small window to the cupboard in the hall) and heated by an LPG gas-fired central heating boiler which supplies radiators throughout the ground floor and also to bedroom 3 upstairs, supplemented by electric oil-filled radiators to the upstairs rooms.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the blinds and light fittings, in addition to the white goods in the kitchen.


There are two entrances to the property, one door opening to the kitchen, the second main door opening to a vestibule with space for coats etc., wood parquet effect vinyl flooring and an inner door to the carpeted hall with doors to the two receiption rooms, a handy ground floor double bedroom ideal for someone with restricted mobility and the bathroom, a large built-in cupboard with shelving and power point for a freezer etc. providing handy storage space. A carpeted stair leads to the first floor.

The attractive east-facing living room benefits from two windows enjoying the fantastic view over the bay, wood effect laminate flooring being laid to the floor, whilst the second reception room, a carpeted dining room, also has a window enjoying the sea view, this room having a door leading through to the kitchen. The fireplace surround is a feature although this is decorative only.

The stylish kitchen was re-fitted just two years ago and features modern units in a very contemporary grey finish set off by grey wood effect worktops and matching splash backs, the units including an integral electric oven with five ring gas hob and stainless steel splash back and cooker hood over, and all the free-standing white goods, all of which are in a fashionable black finish, will remain these including a fridge / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights and grey wood effect laminate flooring tying in with the worktops is laid to the floor. A matching cupboard unit houses the central heating boiler. The room has a second entrance door, north-facing window plus a hatch to the loft space.

Back off the hall, the remaining ground floor accommodation includes the carpeted double bedroom which could alternatively be used as a third reception room or study, again enjoying a sea view and having a decorative fireplace surround, plus the striking bathroom which was also completely re-fitted two years ago and now comprises a white three piece suite including a wash hand basin with 'waterfall' mixer tap and WC set in a fitted cupboard / vanity unit which provides useful storage space, the basin having a mirror / light fitting over, the whole room being attractively finished off with large grey wall and floor tiles. Heating is provided by an electric heated towel rail / radiator.

The stair to the first floor is lit by a large picture window which looks out over the back garden, the window being surrounded by fitted book / display shelving, the stair leading up to a carpeted landing with several built-in cupboards and doors to four further bedrooms, three doubles and a box bedroom or office. Each of the double bedrooms has a dormer window, bedrooms 2 & 5 enjoying the view to the east and having also fitted carpets, bedroom 3 faces south and has wood effect laminate flooring. Box Bedroom 4 is lit by a Velux window and the floorboards have been stripped and varnished. This room would alternatively provide a perfect home office.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 4.2m x 4.15m (13'10" x 13'8")

Dining Room

Approx. 3.7m x 3.3m (12'3" x 10'9")


Approx. 4.45m x 2.8m (14'8" x 9'3")

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.25m x 3.2m (10'9" x 10'7")


Approx. 2.7m x 2m at widest points) (8'10" x 6'6")

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.35m x 3.25m (floor area) (11'1" x 10'9")

Bedroom 3

Approx. 4.15m x 3.6m (floor area) (13'8" x 11'9")

Box Bedroom 4 / Office

Approx. 2.3m x 2.2m (floor area) (7'7" x 7'3")

Bedroom 4

Approx. 3.7m x 3.4m (floor area) (12'2" x 11'2")


The property is situated in a good-sized, well-established and well-kept garden which is accessed via a shared track from the public road, the access leading up to a parking area outside the house. The site is mostly fenced with the front garden comprising a terraced front lawn bordered by a large flower bed / rockery edged in stone and well stocked with a variety of mature plants and shrubs. To the south side of the house is a large graveled seating area which provides a great place to sit in the sun and enjoy the fine views, a circular raised flower bed, drying area plus a useful mainly stone-built attached external store which measures approximately 3.5m x 2.8m (11'8" x 9'4"). Finally there is a further lawn to the rear, the lawn being bounded by established planting along the perimeter.

Council Tax

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 Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: F (34)

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