Key details

Goudengarth, 2 South Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0RB
5 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • office • kitchen • 3 bath / shower rooms (two en-suite) • 2 WC’s • utility room • garage / outbuilding
Offers over £280,000
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 3 Bathrooms + WC
  • Council Tax Band: E
  • Energy Efficiency: E (51)


Situated on the corner of Burgh Road and South Road, ‘Goudengarth’ is a substantial five bedroom / two reception room detached house conveniently situated for easy access to amenities in the town centre with Commercial Street within walking distance. A particular feature is the south-facing aspect and large window area which floods the interior with natural light.

Arranged over two floors, the spacious double glazed accommodation which benefits from District Heating, comprises a living room, dining room, office, kitchen, bedroom, toilet & utility room on the ground floor, plus four bedrooms (three with en-suite facilities), a further bathroom and separate WC upstairs, the well-proportioned hall and landing spaces enhancing light and airy feel. A large easily accessible loft provides extensive storage space.

Externally there is ample off-street parking, lawned garden areas to the front and rear, and a garage / outbuilding.

Some updating is required which is reflected in the price, but nonetheless the property provides a very spacious family home or offers potential for B&B use, having been used as a guest house some years ago.


The ‘formal’ entrance to ‘Goudengarth’ is from South Road but in practice entry is usually via the parking area off Burgh Road to the rear, where the back door opens to a good-sized, part tiled / part ‘v’-lined utility room with plenty of fitted cupboard space, the units including a 1½ bowl sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, these appliances being included in the sale along with the fridge / freezer although no warranties will be given, the room also housing the District Heating unit which supplies central heating radiators throughout the house.

A glazed door from the utility room leads through to the kitchen, its large north-facing window looking out over the back garden and providing lots of natural light. Fitted units with tiled splashbacks include an integral electrical oven & hob with cooker hood canopy over, concealed integrated fridge and dishwasher, plus a 1½ bowl sink with concealed spotlighting over, whilst tile effect vinyl is laid to the floor.

A wide archway from the kitchen then leads to the separate dining room, again north-facing and with plenty of light, this room having wood laminate flooring, a clothes pulley and door the main front hall, an impressively sized space again with lots of natural lights thanks to two south-facing windows either side of the glazed door to the front entrance lobby. To the right is the living room, whilst on the left is a south-facing single bedroom and a toilet with WC & wash hand basin. A large walk-in cupboard under the stairs to the first floor provides lots of easily accessible storage and space for coats etc.

The living room is an attractive room, again well-lit thanks to windows to the south and west, a long tiled hearth providing space for a TV etc. and a flame effect electric fire which provides a cosy alternative heat source to the central heating. A feature centre light and two matching wall lights controlled by dimmer switches provide artificial light. Fitted carpet. Off the living room to the rear is a separate carpeted office, again an extremely bright space thanks to its large window which looks out over the back garden.

The stair from the hall leads up to the first floor landing, again very spacious, the south-facing window having built-in shelved cupboard space to either side whilst a hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to extensive floored and lined storage / hobby space in the 8.2m (27’) long floored and lined loft which has a Velux window, power & lighting.

On the west side of the house are two bedrooms, the main north-facing carpeted double bedroom with en-suite shower room with tiled shower enclosure WC & wash hand basin, plus another double room with its own shower and wash hand basin with fitted cupboard unit to one side. These rooms are accessed via a small lobby and would therefore potentially form a great main bedroom suite, the second bedroom perhaps being used as a dressing room.

In the middle of the first floor are two further double bedrooms, both north-facing, one of them having an en-suite as per bedroom 2. Finally there is a toilet with WC & wash hand basin and separate bathroom with bath & wash hand basin.

Note no warranties will be given in respect of any contents or services.

Room Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 4.95m x 3.6m


Approx. 3.65m x 1.95m

Dining Room

Approx. 3.3m x 3.15m


Approx. 3.3m x 3.2m

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.6m x 2.5m


Approx. 2.15m x 1m

Utility Room

Approx. 3.5m x 2.35m

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.5m x 2.75m

En-suite Shower Room

Approx. 2.9m x 0.8m

Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.05m x 2.6m

Bedroom 4

Approx. 3.3m x 2.9m

En-suite Shower Room

Approx. 2.95m x 0.8m

Bedroom 5

Approx. 3.9m x 3.35m


Approx. 1.6m x 1.55m at widest points


Approx. 3m x 1.95m


The property sits in a good-sized site with pedestrian access from South Road and vehicle access from Burgh Road where there is a tarred parking area for three or four cars, a large garage / outbuilding and lawn / drying green, gates to either side of the house leading to a further garden area along the south side of the house which is mainly laid to lawn.

The garage / shed does require some attention but comprises a garage space approximately 5.7m x 3.2m (18’9 x 9’6) and a further shed approximately 6.85m x 3.25m (22’6 x 10’9), both areas having power & lighting.

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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:

Property location

The property is situated at the south end of Burgh Road on the west corner of Burgh Road and South Road. A short walk along Sletts Road (just across the road) takes you to the shore and Breiwick Road and pleasant walks around the Knab.


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.

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