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4 bedrooms, living room, sun room, kitchen / dining room, 2 bathrooms.
Set in a great location just above the shore of Weisdale Voe and enjoying spectacular views south and west over the voe, 'Fjorin' is a four bedroom / two bathroom detached family home conveniently situated within easy reach of local amenities including two shops and the primary school, and also within easy commuting distance of Lerwick just 11 miles away.
The accommodation which is all on the one level, has uPVC double glazed windows and a main door (except sun room), and benefits from oil-fired central heating. In addition to four bedrooms, there is a 17'6 x 13' dual-aspect living room, an attractive fitted dining kitchen, a bathroom and conveniently, a separate shower room.
Good-sized mainly grassed garden area with parking, shed / workshop, drying green and south / west facing deck.
This property is all about the location and the views over the voe which are spectacular in good weather and bad; viewing essential.
Weisdale Voe on the southern edge of the village of Weisdale, a popular rural location on Shetland's sunny Westside, the village benefitting from an easy commute to Lerwick just 11 miles away, as well as Brae & Sullom Voe to the north as the main road north can be joined by continuing northwards from the house and taking the Kergord road at the head of Weisdale Voe.
There are a couple of local shops in the area including Robinson & Morrisons shop at Weisdale just over ½ mile from the house, where there is a post office and petrol station, plus Anderson's grocers & butchers about 1½ miles back towards Lerwick. The local primary school is situated less than a mile from the house at Whiteness, also the location of the public hall, youth club, snooker club, football pitch / club and the Yoal rowing club. Finally to the north is a gallery & café at Weisdale Mill.
The main Westside bus route to Lerwick runs past the house.
'Fjorin' is of cavity blockwork construction below a 'Decra' metal tiled roof. All the windows and the main entrance door, with the exception of the sun room, have been placed with new uPVC double glazed units in recent years. An oil-fired 'combi' boiler in a cupboard off the porch / utility area supplies central heating radiators throughout the house and also hot water.
Internally period stripped pine doors have been fitted adding a characterful touch to the interior, the pitch pine door and surround to the living room having been salvaged from the Baptist Church in Lerwick.
All fixed floor coverings and light fittings will be included in the sale.
Porch / Utility Area
Entry is to the road side of the house, door opening to a porch with inner door to the hall, 'Belfast' sink, plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included), clothes pulley and laminate flooring. A large built-in shelved cupboard houses the central heating boiler and also has a hatch providing access to the underfloor area.
Carpeted hall leading to the kitchen, living room and front porch to the left, and to the bedrooms and bathrooms to the right. Built-in shelved cupboard & radiator.
Kitchen / Dining Room
(Approx. 5.35m x 3.25m) (17'6" x 10'7") Large kitchen with windows to the south & east, the window to the south enjoying a great view down the voe. Cream coloured units set off by wood-effect worktops include a 1&½ bowl sink and concealed integrated dishwasher; opposite is a further run of units in a dresser-style arrangement with glazed display cabinets with integral lighting either side of a plate rack. The dual fuel range cooker may be available by separate negotiation. Two pendant light fittings & laminate flooring.
(Approx. 5.35m x 3.95m) (17'6" x 13') Good-sized room with lots of natural light thanks to windows to the south and west making the most of the fabulous views over the voe. Solid oak flooring, centre & wall lighting, & satellite TV connection.
(Approx. 3.45m x 2.95m) (11'5" x 9'8") A lobby off the hall which provides space for coats etc., leads to a glazed door to the sun room, a great west-facing space with windows to three sides and door to the garden. Again it provides a fantastic place to sit and enjoy the views. Both the sun room and lobby have hardwearing 'Karndean' vinyl flooring.
(Approx. 3.7m x 3.1m) (12'2" x 10'3") West-facing double bedroom with views over the voe and laminate flooring.
Bedroom 2 or Office
(Approx. 2.65m x 2.35m) (8'9" x 7'8") Single room, also west-facing, which could alternatively be used as an office. Fitted carpet & built-in shelved recess.
(Approx. 3.7m x 3.6m) (12'2" x 11'10") Double bedroom, again facing west, with laminate flooring.
(Approx. 3.5m x 3.15m) (11'6" x 10'4") Carpeted east-facing bedroom.
(Approx. 2.15m x 2.05m at widest points) (7'2" x 6'8") Comprising a white WC & wash hand basin plus shower cubicle with electric shower and glazed screen / door. Heated towel rail & vinyl flooring.
(Approx. 2.5m x 2.15m at widest points) (8'3" x 7'2") Attractively finished bathroom with painted 'v'-lining below a dado rail, comprising a white 'period' style suite including a roll top bath with mixer tap / shower fitting. Laminate flooring.
The loft space is partially floored for storage.
Good-sized mainly grassed site with wooden fencing to the roadside and post & wire fencing elsewhere. Parking area and large detached shed / workshop (approx. 5.85m x 4.5m) (19' x 15') with power, drying green, 'Butler' sink & water. Decked seating area facing south and west, looking out over the voe.
Understood to currently be Band D. 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: E (51)
The property is situated off the A971 Westside road, being the first house on the left approaching Weisdale from the south.
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