- 1 Reception Room
- 3 Bedrooms
- 1 Bathroom
- Council Tax Band: D
- Energy Efficiency: D (57)
Set well back from the road in an elevated position on the north side of the village of Voe within reasonable walking distance of the local shop, ‘Fjordli’ is a spacious three double bedroom detached property enjoying a westerly aspect and spectacular unrestricted views over Voe generally and over to Lower Voe and the voe of Olna Firth. Lerwick 18 miles.
The house sits in an established site extending to around ? acre with extensive parking, a huge 6.8m x 6m detached garage plus a separate garden shed.
In addition to three double bedrooms, the triple glazed accommodation also includes a generously proportioned, particularly bright living / dining room with access to a deck, large kitchen / diner, family bathroom and en-suite shower room to the main bedroom, plus a separate utility room.
A massive basement and large loft provide extensive storage space.
Early viewing recommended.
Set well back from the road, ‘Fjordli’ is situated in a great elevated position on the north side of the village of Voe, the property being within reasonable walking distance of the local shop (Tagon Stores) which also sells fuel, other amenities in the area including a public hall and also a marina at Lower Voe. Further amenities are however available in nearby Brae, the main population centre for the North Mainland, where there is a High School with primary and secondary schooling, a leisure centre and swimming pool, health centre including dental suite, plus a Co-op mini-supermarket and several other shops. The location of the house also puts it within easy reach of Sullom Voe oil terminal and the gas plant, both about 11 miles to the north, yet
Lerwick, about 18 miles to the south is still within easy commuting distance.
The property is one of the earlier Scandinavian ‘Fjogstad’ houses which was built in the early 1990’s of timber frame / timber clad construction above a concrete blockwork basement. The property benefits from triple glazed windows and doors, central heating being provided by electric storage / panel heaters. The property would benefit from some updating which is reflected in the price but nonetheless represents a spacious family home with the advantage of accommodation all on the one level, the stunning views, and also the extra space afforded by the substantial basement and garage.
Entry to the property is to the rear, the door opening to a lobby with coat hooks and a tiled floor which extends into the utility room to the right where there is a sink unit with double drainer plus additional wall cupboards, space for a freezer, washing machine etc. (white goods included but no warranties given), a clothes pulley and meter cupboard. Ahead a half-glazed door from the lobby opens to a hall laid with wood laminate flooring, a door leading to the kitchen to the left, glazed double doors opening to the living / dining room straight ahead, the hall passageway continuing to the right past a large built-in shelved airing cupboard which houses the hot water tank, to the bedrooms and bathroom, a hatch with pull-down ladder providing easy access to the extensive storage space in the massive loft which stretches the full length of the house and is off standing room height in the centre. Lighting to the hall is provided by two ceiling mounted spotlight fittings and a wall light.
The spacious kitchen has room for a table & chairs and extensive cupboard & worktop space, the units including an inset 1½ bowl sink plus an integral gas hob with concealed cooker hood canopy over and double electric oven, plus space for a fridge and dishwasher (again white goods included but no warranties), additional wall unit with glazed cabinets and tiled splashbacks. Windows to the east and south, recessed ceilings spotlighting and wood effect vinyl flooring.
The living / dining room is very generously proportioned, particularly bright space thanks to a large window area, the carpeted living space having a wide triple window enjoying the fine elevated view west with views over to the voe, further light being provided by windows to either side. The dining area which has wood laminate flooring, again enjoys plenty of natural light, sliding patio doors opening to a west-facing deck which extends around the south side of the house, plus a further south-facing window. Artificial light is provided by a feature light fitting over the table.
Moving on down the hall, the three double bedrooms are all carpeted, bedrooms 1 & 2 enjoying a westerly aspect and the fine views. The main bedroom (2) has ‘his’n’hers’ wardrobes along one wall providing plenty of clothes space plus an en-suite with electric shower, WC & wash hand basin, the ceiling here being clad in pine and vinyl flooring being laid to the floor, heating being provided by a wall-mounted fan heater. Bedroom 3 is situated to the rear of the house and has a built-in wardrobe.
Finally there is a large family bathroom comprising a three piece suite, the room being attractively finished with pine cladding below a dado rail, and also to the ceiling. Mirror over the wash hand basin and vinyl flooring.
Living / Dining Room
Living area approx. 4.95m x 3.95m; dining area app (living area 16'2" x 12'11"; dining area ap)
Approx. 4.05m x 3.85m (13'3" x 12'7")
Approx. 3.75m x 2.6m (12'3" x 8'6")
Approx. 3.75m x 3.55m (12'3" x 11'7")
En-Suite Shower Room
Approx. 2.4m x 1.2m (7'10" x 3'11")
Approx. 3.5m x 2.5m (11'5" x 8'2")
Approx. 2.5m x 2.5m at widest points (8'2" x 8'2" at widest points)
Approx. 2.2m x 1.75m (7'2" x 5'8")
The property sits in a large site estimated to extend to just under ? acre or thereby, the site generally being enclosed by a fence. Access is over a shared track which leads to a substantial tarred parking area in front of the detached garage. From here a pergola leads through a small area planted with established trees to a lawn running along the front of the house which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the elevated views, the garden area extending along the south side of the house where there is access to the deck outside the dining room, to the back garden, the area immediately behind the house being mainly laid with chips and having a cold water tap. From here steps lead to a further garden area to the rear where there is a large greenhouse (approx. 4.4m x 3.6m) and a drying area although this part of the garden does require some tidying up.
There is a massive cellar below the house accessed via an external door, this space providing access to pipework etc. and also having a huge central area approx. 14m x 3.7m with a floor-to-ceiling height of about 2m which provides extensive storage / workshop space and has power & lighting.
Finally the huge steel framed detached garage measures approx. 6.8m x 8m and has the main garage doors, a separate side door, power & lighting. It provides room for numerous cars, a further area to the side could be used to store a boat, caravan etc.
Understood to currently be Band D (TBC?). 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:
To reach the house drive to Voe and take the Isles Road north (A968) by the shop towards Toft / Sullom Voe and the North Isles ferry. Pass the former school on the left, the first group of houses on the right (Norbrek), and the public hall (on the left), and continue past the national speed limit signs to the next group of houses on the right which are accessed via a road at the far end. Drive up the hill, pass the first turning right, and follow the road up and around to the right continuing right to the end and straight on to ‘Fjordli’.
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