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Please telephone the sellers direct on 01595 840 202 or 07887 581 264, or contact our reception.
• 3 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • kitchen • shower room • double garage & utility room • 2 poly tunnels & garden shed
Enjoying fantastic elevated views along Busta Voe and conveniently situated within easy walking distance of amenities including the High School, leisure centre, health centre & Co-op supermarket, 'Hvidahus' is a spacious three bedroom / two reception detached house with a substantial double garage, set in a large, well-established garden. Lerwick approximately 24 miles.
The property benefits from central heating and electricity provided by an air source heat pump, wind turbine and solar collector which provide a net annual subsidy payment, a solid-fuel stove in the sittingroom providing a cosy alternative heat source if required. The kitchen features solid wood units handcrafted by Paparwark Furniture.
Externally the large site provides good-sized garden areas, ample parking, whilst two substantial polytunnels offer plenty of scope for growing your own vegetables etc. The garage which has an electric door also has an electric car charging point.
'Hvidahus' is conveniently situated in Brae, the main population centre for the North Mainland area of Shetland, and the location of the area's main services and amenities, most of which are within easy walking distance from the house and include the High School which provides nursery, primary & secondary schooling, a super leisure centre & swimming pool, health centre (including dental suite), several shops including a Co-Op supermarket and builder's merchant, a couple of garages plus an award winning fish & chip shop, hairdresser and a couple of hotels.
Brae's location means it is well placed to serve the oil and other related industries at Sullom Voe and the gas plant whilst the main road north which runs through Brae puts Lerwick within easy commuting distance.
The property which is understood to date from the early 1970's, is of a timber frame construction clad externally with rendered concrete block work with additional 'Fyfe' stone detailing to the porch. Windows are double glazed.
A wet radiator system provides central heating throughout the house this being supplied by two hot water tanks in the utility room which are powered by an air source heat pump, the wind turbine, and also a solar collector, these appliances presently attracting feed-in tariff and RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) payments of approximately £215 per month, these payments transferring to the new owner. The bulk of the payment received is for the turbine, one of the earliest in Shetland, the payment continuing for a further 17 years. The income / power generated more than covers heating and electricity costs.
The sale will include all curtains & blinds, light fittings and the range cooker in the kitchen. The bedroom furniture is available by separate negotiation.
On the Ground Floor:-
Porch / Sun Room
(Approx. 3.95m x 1.7m) (13' x 5'7") The main entrance is to the front of the house where the double glazed front door opens to a wood-lined porch / sun room with a large window area to two sides including a window to the south which looks out over the marina and along the voe. Wood laminate flooring which extends throughout most of the accommodation.
Glazed double doors from the porch open to the hall, again with laminate flooring and a wood-lined ceiling. On the left a glazed door opens to the sittingroom and next to that is a built-in cupboard housing the electric fuse boxes and also the controls for the wind turbine etc. To the rear are doors to two large double bedrooms, the shower room and a further built-in cloak cupboard, the hall opening out into the kitchen at the end.
(Approx. 5.05m x 4.8m) (16'8" x 15'10") Bright room with a wide south-facing window again making the most of the fine view, plus a further window to the west. Solid-fuel stove (there are also two central heating radiators), wood-lined ceiling, wood laminate flooring & satellite dish connection.
(Approx. 4.2m x 3.55m) (13'9" x 11'8") Good-sized west-facing master bedroom with built-in wardrobe & wood laminate flooring. The bedroom furniture is available by separate negotiation.
(Approx. 4.35m x 3.25m) (14'4" x 10'9") Second double bedroom, also west-facing and with wood laminate flooring. Two built-in cupboards provide clothes / storage space.
(Approx. 2.25m x 2.2m at widest points) (7'6" x 7'3") Modern wet-wall lined shower room with walk-in shower and WC & wash hand basin set in fitted units which provide lots of useful storage / shelf space in addition to a shelved recess. Mirror & light over the wash hand basin, heated towel rail / radiator and tiled floor with under floor heating below.
(Approx. 4.35m x 3.7m) (14'4" x 12'2") Featuring hand made solid wood units by Cecil Tait of Paparwark Furniture, the spacious kitchen which has two east-facing windows, an archway with open shelving to either side leading through to the dining room, and a door to the integral garage. The units which feature solid wood worktops include a 'Belfast' sink, additional wall-mounted cupboards and a separate island breakfast bar unit, two built-in cupboards providing additional storage. The 'Rangemaster' range cooker which has a stainless steel & glass cooker hood over will be included in the sale and there is plumbing for a dishwasher. Vinyl flooring & satellite dish connection.
(Approx. 5.1m x 4.25m) (16'10" x 14') Generously proportioned room benefiting from lots of natural light thanks to the dual aspect including again a window to the south enjoying the view. Fitted bookshelves in one corner, wood-lined ceiling & wood laminate flooring.
The remaining accommodation comprises the garage and utility room:-
(Approx. 7m x 6.2m) (23'2" x 20'6") A door off the kitchen opens to the substantial lined double garage which has an extra wide, 4.5m, 'up & over' roller shutter garage door with electric remote control, separate side door, power & lighting, cold water tap & radiator, and also a charging point for an electric car. The workshop / storage area (approx. 3.45m x 2.15m) (11'5" x 7') to the rear has a side window and fitted work bench.
(Approx. 4.75m x 3.25m) (15'8" x 10'8") Substantial utility room off the garage, with fitted units including a sink, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, freezer etc. (appliances not included). Side window and door to the garden.
On the First Floor:-
(Overall approx. 6.9m x 3.55m (floor area including stair)) (22'9" x 11'9") A stair from the hall leads up to the open-plan upstairs bedroom, a large room with a floor-to-ceiling height in the centre of 1.95m (6'5"), window to the east gable and wood laminate flooring. A hatch can close the room off from the hall if required. A door provides easy access to extensive floored storage space in the loft which has a fitted light for convenience.
The property sits in a good-sized, well-established site which is estimated to extend to over 1/3 acre or thereby. A tarred driveway with a strip of lawn to the right leads up to a large tarred parking area to the side of the house.
The front garden, which is enclosed by low stone wall, comprises a large mature lawn bordered by flower beds with a variety of established planting, and a path leading to the porch. To the west side of the house is a further fenced garden area with additional vehicular access from the roadside, a further lawned area, again with lots of established plants and shrubs, and a west-facing timber deck.
Behind the house are two very large polytunnels which have been very productive in the past and offer lots of scope for self-sufficiency, one housing a pear, peach & apple tree, a rotary clothes dryer, wooden garden shed and further garden area again with lots of planting and maturing trees.
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: C (72)
The house is situated across the road from the Boating Club & marina in Brae.
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