4 double bedrooms, sittingroom & landing study area, kitchen / dining room, bathroom & en-suite shower room, utility room, detached garage / workshop / games space & separate greenhouse
Occupying a large, very convenient, 0.6 acre site in the centre of Aith by the school, shop, leisure centre, pier & marina, 'Hame-Steid' is a beautifully presented, very spacious, four bedroom detached family home on the westside of Shetland, still within easy commuting distance of Lerwick (20 miles).
Benefiting from central heating provided by an economical air source heat pump which supplies under-floor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs, the property provides extremely comfortable, very contemporary family accommodation arranged over two floors, with views along the voe to the front and over open countryside to the rear.
In addition to four double bedrooms, all of which have built-in wardrobes, the large master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite, particular features include the stunning triple aspect sittingroom with solid-fuel fire, and the similarly sized kitchen / living / dining room complete with range cooker and 'American' style fridge / freezer.
An annual rebate is payable to the new owner until 2024 for the efficient air source heat pump which installed last year.
The large site provides plenty of parking, scope for extending or a polytunnel, and also includes a substantial detached garage / workshop with large hobby space over, and a west-facing deck.
'Hame-Steid' is set in a very convenient position by the Junior High School and shop in the centre of the village of Aith which lies at the head of Aith Voe on the north coast of the West Shetland Mainland.
In addition to the school which caters for primary and secondary pupils to year 4, and the community Co-op shop & post office, Aith is also the location of the West Mainland Leisure Centre which has a swimming pool, games hall, squash court, fitness & health suite, and again is close by the house, as is the pier and marina (the village is home to the most northerly lifeboat station in Britain). There is also a garage and public hall, and a daily commuter bus service to Lerwick.
Additional amenities are available at nearby Bixter (3 miles) where there is another local shop with fuel, plus a vet, garage & health centre.
Completed just over ten years ago and extending to around 192m² (gross external floor area), ‘Hame-Steid’ is of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof. Windows and doors are double glazed and a new air source heat pump which was installed last year supplies central heating with underfloor heating throughout the ground floor and radiators upstairs. A Renewable Heat Incentive payment of approximately £375 per quarter is payable to the owner of the property until 2024 in respect of the heating system and this payment will transfer to the new owner.
The whole house has been redecorated within the past couple of years using 'Farrow & Ball' paint, which coupled with wood laminate flooring throughout has created a particularly attractive, very contemporary feel to the interior.
All curtains and blinds, and light fittings will be included in the sale along with the white goods.
On the Ground Floor:-
A covered porch area to the south side of the house with external light, forms the main entrance to the house, the double glazed front door opening to vestibule with wood laminate flooring and half-glazed door to the hall.
With glazed door to the sittingroom and stair to the first floor to the left, and glazed door to the kitchen, and pine doors to the bath room and utility room to the right. There are two built-in cupboards, one under the stairs providing useful storage space, the other one housing the new 'Dimplex' hot water tank and controls for the air source heat pump and heating system. Again the flooring is wood laminate.
(Approx. 7.8m x 3.9m) (25’8” x 12’10”) Superb, very spacious particularly bright room thanks to the triple aspect, the large picture window to the north enjoying a view to the voe and further to Ronas Hill in the distance, two windows either side of the fireplace facing west, and finally a further window to the south looking out over the back garden. Like the rest of the ground floor the room benefits from underfloor heating below the wood laminate flooring, however, the solid-fuel stove to the stone fireplace surround provides a cosy alternative. ‘Witch elm’ solid wood mantelpiece. Lighting is provided by two ceiling mounted spotlight fittings controlled by individual dimmer switches. Glazed double doors lead to the kitchen / dining room.
Kitchen / Living / Dining Room
(Approx. 8m x 4m) (26’ x 13’) Another generously proportioned room which can be accessed from either the hall or the sittingroom, again with plenty of natural light thanks to windows to the north & east. There is plenty of space for both living and dining areas and the attractively fitted kitchen area has extensive units providing ample cupboard & worktop space the units including a peninsula breakfast bar, concealed integrated dishwasher, two glazed display cabinets and a 1½ bowl sink. The dual-fuel ‘Rangemaster’ cooker with its five ring gas hob, electric warming plate, two electric ovens, a grill and cooker hood, both in a striking black finish, is included in the sale along with the matching 'American' style fridge / freezer. Lighting is provided by two ceiling spotlight fittings supplemented by additional worktop and feature plinth lighting. Wood laminate flooring.
(Approx. 3.35m x 2m) (11’ x 6’8”) Good-sized, well-appointed family bathroom comprising a contemporary style white three piece suite including a double ended bath with centre mixer tap set in a tiled surround, plus a wash hand basin bowl set on a fitted wash stand / cupboard unit, a WC and a tiled corner shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Matching tiles are also laid to the floor which has underfloor heating, and to the splashbacks. Mirror & light over the w.h.b.
(Approx. 3.35m x 1.55m overall including cupboard) (11’ x 5’1”) With fitted wall & floor with solid wood worktop and ‘Belfast’ sink plus plumbing below for a washing machine (appliance included). Built-in cupboard, space for coats etc., wood laminate flooring and double glazed side door.
On the First Floor:-
Open Landing / Study / Play Area
(Approx. 3.3m x 2.1m) (10’11” x 7’) The solid wood staircase from the hall leads up to a useful open-plan landing / study area on the first floor which is lit by a Velux window and leads to the four bedrooms. A built-in shelved cupboard provides useful storage space and there is a hatch to the loft. The study area has power points and a telephone point for a computer workstation etc. Wood laminate flooring is laid throughout the landing and all the bedrooms all of which have centre light fittings controlled by a dimmer switch, and a central heating radiator.
(Approx. 3.8m x 4.8m at widest point into bay (floor area)) (15’10” x 12’6”) Large master bedroom with gable window to the east and dormer window to the north enjoying the fine view along the voe. Matching pine doors leads to a large walk-in wardrobe (approx. 2.25m x 1.5m floor area) (7’4” x 4’10”) with a fitted light, shelving & hanging rail, and an en-suite shower room (approx. 2.25m x 2.25m (floor area)) (7’4” x 7’4”) with a white WC & wash hand basin plus a tiled corner shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Heating is provided by a ladder style heated towel rail. Mirror & light fitting over the w.h.b.
There are two further similarly sized double bedrooms facing west, both with a built-in wardrobe with shelf & hanging rail. Bedroom 2 has a Velux window to the south complete with an integral blackout blind; bedroom 3 has a dormer window enjoying the view to the north.
(Approx. 4m x 3m (floor area)) (13’ x 9’10”)
(Approx. 4m x 3m (floor area)) (13’ x 9’10”)
(Approx. 4.05m x 3m) (13’ x 9’10”) This fourth double bedroom is presently used as an office although again there is a built-in double wardrobe. Velux window to the north with integral blind.
As noted the site is estimated to extend to around 0.6 acres (0.24ha) or thereby, stretching from the roadside right up to the fence on the other side of the house. Access to the site is over a track which leads to a substantial parking area on the south side of the house outside the entrance door where there is a cold water tap, hose and the garage. There is a large west-facing deck to one side of the house and a drying green to the other; the remainder of the site is generally grassed. The current owners have planted lots of trees around the perimeter.
Garage / Workshop / Hobby Space
(Approx. 8.4m x 6m) (27'6" x 19'8") The substantial detached garage which was built to match the house, has a 3.6m (11'10") wide 'up & over' roller shutter door with electric remote control, a separate side door, three double glazed windows, ample power points, lighting, a workbench and sink. A stair leads up to a substantial hobby space on the first floor which could alternatively be used to provide a massive amount of easily accessible storage. The table tennis table and pool table will be included in the sale.
There is a further shed and greenhouse behind the garage.
The unusually large size of the site provides plenty of space for extending the property (subject to any necessary consents) or perhaps erecting a polytunnel.
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 Efficiency Rating: C (76)
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