• 2 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • shower room • integral garage
Presented in immaculate order throughout, 'Kinlea' is a detached two bedroom property set in a secluded garden in the village of Weisdale approximately 12 miles from Lerwick.
Conveniently situated by the local shop and also on the Lerwick bus route, the accommodation which is all on the one level, comprises a dual-aspect living room, modern fitted kitchen with integral appliances and space for a table & chairs, a shower room and two double bedrooms both with built-in wardrobes. Heating is provided by electric storage / panel heaters supplemented by under-floor heating to the bathroom, vestibule & rear porch.
Integral garage with electric roller shutter door, tarred driveway / parking, plus well-established garden area surrounding the house.
The property which enjoys a view to the Loch of Hellister and the hill beyond to the front, is ideally suited to downsizers given that all accommodation is on the one level and the local shop is almost next door. Alternatively it would make a great holiday home.
'Kinlea' is situated in the village of Weisdale, an attractive and popular rural location on Shetland's sunny west side, the village benefitting from an easy commute to Lerwick as well as Brae and Sullom Voe to the north as the main road north can be re-joined by continuing northwards from the house and taking the Kergord road at the head of Weisdale Voe.
Conveniently, the well-stocked local shop, Robinson & Morrison's, which has a post office & fuel pumps, is a stone's throw from the house, whilst the area's primary school is only a mile away at Whiteness. There is a second shop a mile past the school, whilst a short drive northwards from 'Kinlea' on the Kergord road, is Bonhoga Gallery & café at the Weisdale Mill. The main west side bus route to Lerwick runs along the main road past the house.
Windows in the property are double glazed (except the garage) and heating is provided by electric storage / panel heaters supplemented by electric under-floor heating to the bathroom, the vestibule & rear porch. There is an integrated central vacuum system. The sale will include all curtains, blinds & light fittings.
The property is presently commercially rated as a self-catering unit for which the rateable value is currently £1,600. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. The council presently operates a small business rates relief scheme.
Vestibule / Hall
The double glazed front door opens to a vestibule with tiled floor with electric under-floor heating below and a glazed inner door opening to the hall which is attractively finished like the rest of the house with pine paneled internal doors, skirtings and door surrounds. A hatch provides access to the loft space (the loft and the underfloor area have both been insulated) and there is a telephone point & storage heater, whilst the engineered oak flooring extends throughout the rest of the property.
(Approx. 4.55m x 4.35m) (14'10" x 14'3") Good-sized, bright room with a large window to the front of the house enjoying the view over to Strand Loch and the hill beyond, plus a second window facing south, both windows having blinds, curtains & tie backs. Engineered oak flooring, satellite TV connection & storage / convector heater.
(Approx. 4m x 2.95m) (13'2" x 9'9") West-facing, double bedroom to the rear of the house, the window having a fabric roman blind, with a built-in wardrobe with shelf & hanging rail, engineered oaf flooring and panel heater.
(Approx. 2.6m x 1.75m) (8'7" x 5'8") Wet-wall lined shower room with electric under-floor heating below the tiled floor, and comprising a large shower enclosure with 'Mira' shower and glazed screen / door plus a white 'Svedberg' WC and wash hand basin set on a wall-hung fitted drawer unit with additional cupboard space for toiletries etc. to the side, and a large wall mirror, lighting & shaver point over. Ladder style heated towel rail.
Kitchen / Diner
(Approx. 4.05m x 3.55m) (13'4" x 11'7") Large kitchen again with the same engineered oak flooring, with plenty of space for a table & chairs and modern fitted units in a cream colour set off by woodblock effect worktops and tiled splashbacks, the units including a range of integral 'Zanussi' appliances including an oven with microwave over, a ceramic hob with concealed cooker hood in a canopy above, plus a concealed fridge / freezer & dishwasher, and an inset sink below the west-facing window which looks out over the back garden and enjoys a glimpse of Weisdale Voe. Lighting is provided by several ceiling mounted spotlight fittings plus additional worktop lights. A built-in shelved airing cupboard houses the 'Megaflo' hot water tank and also provides space for coats etc. Storage heater. A sliding pine pocket from the kitchen leads to a small lobby with doors to the integral garage and rear porch.
(Approx. 3.55m x 3.2m) (11'7" x 10'6") Second double bedroom, this time with a window to the front of the house, again with fabric blind, and again a built-in wardrobe with shelf & hanging rail. Engineered oak flooring & electric panel heater.
(Approx. 4.75m x 3.5m) (15'7" x 11'6") With 'up & over' roller shutter door with electric remote control, single glazed side window, power & lighting. A large shelved built-in cupboard provides handy storage space.
(Approx. 2.45m x 1.6m) (8'2" x 5'3") West-facing, double glazed porch with tiled window shelf, tiled floor with electric under-floor heating below, plumbing for a washing machine, several power points plus a double glazed door to the back garden.
The property sits in a manageable garden area which is shielded from other properties and the road by well-established hedging or a fence. Access is via a tarred driveway (over which the neighbouring property behind has access) which leads to a tarred parking area for a couple of cars in front of the house and garage. The front garden compromises a lawn which extends around the south side of the house to a further lawned area / drying green to the rear and a west-facing deck which provides a great place to sit in the sun. External cold water tap.
The Rateable Value is understood to be £1,600. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation.
Energy Efficiency Rating: D (62)
To reach 'Kinlea' take the main A971 westside road to Weisdale Immediately to the north of the local shop are two houses 'Kinlea' being the second house which is surrounded by a high wooden fence and accessed by a private tarred drive.
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