4 double bedrooms, living room, kitchen / dining room, 3 bath / shower rooms, large porch / sunroom & office, integral double garage.
Situated within easy reach of the town a short drive away, 'Fjael' is set in an elevated position at the south end of Gulberwick enjoying fine views eastwards over the bay of Gulberwick, the Ness of Trebister and across to Bressay.
Designed by local architect Alan McKay and completed in 2004, this large detached house provides walk-into, double glazed, family accommodation arranged over two floors comprising four double bedrooms, a large living room with patio doors to a wraparound deck, spacious 23' kitchen / dining room again with access to a deck, three bath / shower rooms, one en-suite, an office & utility room.
A large porch / sun room provides a welcoming entrance to the house and a great place to sit and enjoy the views.
An oil-fired boiler supplies underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and radiators upstairs. Engineered wood flooring is laid to the living room, bedrooms, hall & landing.
Established garden, ample parking and substantial integral double garage with extensive fitted cupboard space.
'Fjael' is situated in an elevated situation at the south end of Gulberwick, just four miles from the centre of town. Gulberwick has proved a popular location in recent years, particularly with families, as although all the amenities of Lerwick are just a short five minute drive away, the area has a semi-rural feel, the position of the house allowing it to benefit from the fine views over Gulberwick generally to the harbour approach and across to Bressay.
Locally there is a village hall, a beach, and school transport is provided for primary and secondary education in Lerwick.
Completed in 2004, the house, which was designed by local architect Alan McKay, is of 'Scandinavian' style timber-framed / timber-clad construction below a reconstituted slate tiled roof. Windows are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler in the garage which provides underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and radiators upstairs. There is a whole house heat recovery and ventilation system.
On the Ground Floor:-
Porch / Sun Room
(Approx. 4.15m x 2.25m) (13'7" x 7'4") Entry to the property is via a large deck outside the kitchen / dining room where the front door opens to a south-east facing porch which has a large window area making it a great place to sit and enjoy the fine views. Glazed double doors from here lead through to the hall. Tiled floor.
Leading to the kitchen, living room, bathroom and a ground floor double bedroom, plus a large walk-in cloak cupboard (approx. 2.85m x 1.4m (9'4" x 4'8")) which has plenty of space for coats etc. and also houses the 'Megaflo' water tank and heating controls. It has a tiled floor whilst the hall has engineered wood flooring.
(Approx. 6.15m x 4.15m) (20'2" x 13'6") This good-sized, very bright room also enjoys a large glazed area, this time to the north and east, again allowing the room to enjoy the views, sliding patio doors opening to another wraparound deck. Lighting is provided by a bank of recessed ceiling spotlights supplemented by additional wall lighting. Ample power points are provided including a five-amp lighting circuit. Engineered wood flooring.
Kitchen / Dining Room
(Approx. 7m x 3.5m) (23' x 11'6") On the other side of the hall from the living room, glazed double doors open to the spacious kitchen which also has sliding patio doors to a deck from the dining area, there being a further window to the kitchen. Fitted units in an oak finish include a breakfast bar, inset ceramic sink, plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance not included) and a glazed display cabinet. The 'Mercury' dual-fuel range cooker which has a stainless steel & glass cooker hood over can be included in the sale if required. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights and additional worktop lights to the kitchen area, and a feature light fitting with matching wall lights to the dining area. Tiled floor. Door to:-
(Approx. 3.15m x 2.85m) (10'4" x 9'5") With fitted units matching those in the kitchen, including an inset sink and plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included). Recessed ceiling spotlighting, tiled floor and doors to the garden, an office and a lobby with a second entrance door and walk-in shelved cupboard off, leading to the garage.
(Approx. 2.85m x 2.3m) (9'4" x 7'6") Handy extra space also with engineered wood flooring.
Integral Double Garage
(Approx. 7.2m x 6.6m) (23'8" x 21'8") Substantial, lined & insulated double garage with twin 'up & over' garage doors and double glazed windows to the side and rear. Tiled floor. Extensive fitted kitchen units in one corner provide lots of handy storage space, plus there is additional wall shelving. Power & lighting.
Back off the hall the remaining ground floor accommodation comprises:-
(Approx. 3.55m x 2.45m) (11'9" x 8') Large family bathroom with white suite comprising a double ended 'Jacuzzi' bath, WC, bidet & wash hand basin, plus a separate tiled shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Recessed ceiling spotlighting and additional wall lights, and underfloor heating below the tiled floor in addition to a central heating radiator.
(Approx. 3.55m x 3.25m) (11'8" x 10'7") North-facing double bedroom with built-in wardrobe & engineered wood flooring.
On the First Floor:-
The solid oak staircase from the hall, which is lit by a bank of Velux windows, leads up to a large first floor landing with doors to the three double bedrooms, a shower room and a built-in cupboard. Engineered wood flooring is laid throughout the landing and also all three bedrooms. Shelved recess for books etc. and Velux window.
(Approx. 5.2m x 4.1m at widest points (floor area)) (17'2" x 13'6") Large master bedroom with east-facing dormer window enjoying the fine view, and shelved recess for books. Door to:-
En-Suite Shower Room
(Approx. 2.6m x 2m (floor area)) (8'7" x 6'7") Comprising a white WC & wash hand basin plus walk-in tiled shower enclosure. Tiled floor, wall lighting & Velux window with integral blind.
(Approx. 4.75m x 4.1m at widest points (floor area)) (15'6" x 13'6") Facing east, again enjoying the views, with two shelved bookcases.
(Approx. 2.5m x 2.05m (floor area)) (8'3" x 6'8") Similarly finished to the en-suite.
(Approx. 4.05m x 3.55m (floor area)) (13'3" x 11'8") Fourth double bedroom with dormer window to the north. Shelved recess.
The property is accessed via a track shared with three other houses, the track leading up to parking in front of the garage.
A large deck outside the kitchen leads to the front door to the porch, a second deck wrapping around the living room.
Immediately in front of the house is a landscaped fenced area with a variety of established shrubs and planting, the garden extending around the north side of the house to the rear where there is a further deck outside the utility room and a chipped path with dyked retaining wall bordering a long lawn along the boundary.
Finally, there is a stone flagged patio area to the south side of the house.
Understood to currently be Band F. 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: C (72)
Take the southernmost turn off to Gulberwick from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road by the former golf range. Pass the first two houses on the left and turn immediately left on to a track just before the junction to Heathery Park and the bus stop. Drive straight on up the hill; 'Fjael' is immediately ahead of you.
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