Key details

Flat 1, 121 St Olaf Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0ES
3 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom & separate shower
Under offer
By arrangement.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: F (26)


With a floor area of approximately 120 m², this is an exceptionally spacious, three bedroom, first floor flat, situated in a great, central Lerwick location. As well as its proximity to a variety of shops, the flat is located just across the road from Mareel cinema / music venue, the museum and North Ness Business Park.

The property is very much reminiscent of an Edinburgh or Glasgow city centre flat with its well-proportioned rooms, high ceilings and original cornicing. The property is double glazed throughout and provides particularly light and airy accommodation comprising a living room, kitchen / dining room, bathroom, separate shower and three double bedrooms, the spacious feel being enhanced by the large hall.

Entry is via a stair shared with just one other flat.

Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the space provided.

General Information

The flat forms part of a stone-built terraced property on the corner of St Olaf Street and Commercial Road, the block housing just two flats, one on each of the first and second floors, above a vet’s surgery and hairdresser.

The block has been substantially refurbished in recent years having been re-pointed and any roof maintenance required undertaken. The windows in the flat have also been replaced with uPVC double glazed units and the whole flat has been re-plumbed including the installation of a new pressurised hot water tank.

Heating is presently provided by a cosy solid-fuel stove in the kitchen. Prospective purchasers may therefore look to install some form of central heating which is reflected in the price, although this has not stopped the present owners enjoying living in the property for close to 40 years.


Entry is via a main door at street level which opens to a bright, well-kept stair shared with one other flat on the top floor, the condition of the stair creating a great first and correct impression that this is a well-loved property, flat 1’s own entrance door at first floor level opening to a spacious L-shaped, carpeted hall with pine doors to all rooms. On the left is the main bathroom, and a separate shower room; ahead is the first of the bedrooms and the living room. The passageway to the left, down which there is a handy built-in shelved storage cupboard with light, leads to the kitchen and two remaining bedrooms.

The first room on the right is a spacious double bedroom with two windows overlooking St Olaf Street and a shelved cupboard providing space for towels etc. Next is the living room, a very well-proportioned room benefitting from two large windows looking out to Commercial Road. The contemporary style wall-mounted flame effect electric fire will be included in the sale.

Moving on down the passage you come to two further bedrooms, again both good-sized doubles overlooking Commercial Road, the first room having laminate flooring. The second room is the main bedroom which has a lovely original fireplace. The chimney is presently capped but it is understood the fireplace could be re-used although it should be tested first. A fitted cupboard to the side houses the electric meter etc.

At the end of the passageway is the kitchen / dining room, also a very generously proportioned room and this room benefits from a south-facing window. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and ample fitted units including two ‘Belfast’ sinks and plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale along with the cooker and fridge / freezer. A sold-fuel cast iron stove set on the tiled hearth provides a cosy heat source ideal for drying clothes on the clothes pulley above, the cupboard to the side housing the hot water tank. The ceiling is lined with pine and wood effect vinyl is laid to the floor. The units though quite old, are beautifully kept and perfectly serviceable. If you are looking for a sleek modern kitchen you will probably want to change the units although we think that would be shame as they add character.

Finally back by the entrance door is the bathroom finished with wet wall lining to the lower half of the walls and a tongue & groove pine lined ceiling. The white three piece suite includes a wash hand basin with mirror & light / shaver fitting over, and there is a heated towel rail / radiator & laminate flooring. In addition to a bath in the main bathroom there is also a shower in an adjoining room, the wet wall lined shower enclosure having an electric shower & glazed screen / door. Again there is a heated towel rail / radiator and laminate flooring.

The sale will include all carpets and other fitted floor coverings, the curtains and blinds, and light fittings.

Rooms Sizes

Living Room

Approx. 5m x 4.4m at widest points (16’6” x 14’5”)

Kitchen / Dining Room

Approx. 4.35m x 4.25m (14’3” x 14’)

Bedroom 1

Approx. 4.3m x 4.25m (14’2” x 14’)

Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.35m x 3.5m (14’4” x 11’5”)

Main Bedroom 3

Approx. 4.35m x 4.3m (14’3” x 14’2”)


Approx. 2.25m x 2.25m (7’5” x 7’4”)


Approx. 2.05m x 1.15m (6’9” x 3’9”)

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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:

Property location

The property is situated on the west side of St Olaf Street on the corner of St Olaf Street & Commercial Road. There is a play park on King Harald Street / St Olaf Street just along the road.


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.

Again thank you for your assistance so far, I couldn’t have asked for better giving the country wide situation so I’m very grateful for works done so far and the speed at which it has happened.
Russell Smith
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