Flat 4, House of David, 35 Harbour Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0JS

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:






Energy Efficiency:

C (75)

Council Tax:

Band E


Under offer


• two double bedrooms • living / dining room • breakfasting kitchen • bathroom & en-suite shower room


Super, very spacious two bedroom / two bathroom flat occupying the second floor of the 'House of David', a prominent building situated in a sought-after, very central Lerwick location on the corner of St Olaf Street and Harbour Street within easy reach of amenities. The accommodation is exceptionally light and airy thanks to a large window area, and the elevated, far reaching views over the town from the living room are spectacular.

In addition to two large double bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation which is presented in walk-into condition, also includes a 25' long bay windowed living / dining room, a spacious breakfasting kitchen with a full range of integrated appliances, a large family bathroom and an en-suite shower room to the main bedroom. Central heating is provided by an electric boiler.

Great Lerwick base or ideal rental accommodation thanks to the convenient central location.

Early viewing recommended.

General Information

The flat forms the second floor of the 'House of David', a prominent and well known Lerwick building on the corner of St Olaf Street and Harbour Street in a prime very central location in the Lerwick Conservation Area. The building is believed to date from around 1905 having originally been built as a dwelling house by David Sutherland (hence the name), a watchmaker from Unst who ran a jewellery shop on Commercial Street. Subsequently sold to the Sheriff Clerk, the building later had a variety of uses, including at some point as a shop, and latterly as offices. At one point one of Lerwick's two main fire alarms were situated on the original flat roof.

The flat is within walking distance of most amenities in the town including the main shopping area in Commercial Street, the small boat harbour and also the business park, museum and cinema at the North Ness, the location meaning the flat is particularly suited to letting out, or it provides a great, very handy Lerwick base. Lerwick's fine flower park & bowling green are just along the road, the corner position providing a great vantage point from which to enjoy Lerwick's annual Up Helly Aa procession, as well as benefitting from a sunny southerly and westerly aspect, and stunning views over the town generally.

The building was converted into flats and extensively renovated in 2017. Each flat has its own individual central heating system with radiators supplied by an electric boiler which also provides hot water. There is a communal satellite dish and TV aerial with individual connections to the living room and both bedrooms, whilst integral USB charging points are conveniently provided to the double power points either side of the bed space in each bedroom.

The flat is being sold with all fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings included.


Access to the property is via a shared lobby and stair which leads to four flats, the lobby to Harbour Street having secured video entry phone access and a shared cupboard housing the meter points for each flat. Flat 4 is situated on the second floor, the entrance door opening to a carpeted hall with a built-in cupboard behind the door housing the electric fuse boxes etc., followed by a door to the living room, the passage continuing to the en-suite main bedroom at the far end. To the right a further passage leads to the second bedroom, a family bathroom and handy built-in shelved cupboard.

The living / dining room is a very generously proportioned space with plenty of room for living and dining areas, the room benefiting from lots of light thanks to a large window area to the south and west, the south-facing bay window enjoying the fantastic elevated view down St Olaf Street towards the sea in the far distance. The room is carpeted throughout and there are curtains and blinds at the windows. The dining table & chairs (plus the three in the kitchen) are available by separate negotiation.

Off the living room is the spacious breakfasting kitchen, again flooded with light from the west-facing window overlooking St Olaf Street. Extensive cupboard and worktop space is provided by fitted units in a contemporary stone gloss finish set off by light grey woodblock effect worktops & matching upstands, the units including an integral oven and hob with black glass splashback and stainless steel cooker hood over, plus a concealed integrated larder fridge / freezer, dishwasher and washing machine. A matching unit houses the central heating boiler. There is space for a table & chairs, recessed ceiling spotlighting and wood effect vinyl flooring.

The carpeted main bedroom is a good-sized particularly bright room with windows to the north and east, the north-facing window enjoying a fine view over to the harbour area in the distance, both windows being fitted with blackout blinds. Two built-in cupboards provide space for clothes etc. and there is an en-suite shower room with wet-wall lined shower with 'rainfall' shower head & glazed screen / door plus a white WC & wash hand basin set in a fitted cupboard / vanity unit which provides plenty of useful storage space, with a further bathroom cabinet over. Heating is provided by heated towel rail supplied by the central heating system. Vinyl flooring.

The second bedroom, also carpeted, is again a large double room, with two windows facing east, again with blackout blinds, and a built-in wardrobe.

Finally the family bathroom comprises a white three piece suite, again the WC & wash hand basin being set in fitted cupboard units providing space for toiletries etc., and again there is a bathroom cabinet over. There is also a separate tiled shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Heated towel rail and vinyl floor as per the en-suite.

Rooms Sizes

Living / Dining Room

Overall approx. 4.2m x 7.75m into bay (13'9" x 25'6")

Breakfasting Kitchen

Approx. 4.1m x 3.65m at widest points (13'6" x 12")

Bedroom 1

Generally approx. 4.45m x 3.25m at widest points (14'6" x 10'8")

En-Suite Shower Room

Approx. 2.3m x 2.2m at widest points (7'8" x 7'2")

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.75m x 4.45m at widest points (12'4" x 14'8")


Approx. 2.85m x 2.6m (9'4" x 8'6")


92 St Olaf Street is situated on the corner of St Olaf Street and Harbour Street.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band E. 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: C (75)

Property Location

92 St Olaf Street is situated on the corner of St Olaf Street and Harbour Street.

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