• 3 bedrooms including principal bedroom with en-suite shower room • living room • kitchen / dining room • bathroom • utility room & garage
Situated close to the shore and benefiting from magnificent panoramic sea views southwards to the island of Mousa and down the east coast of Shetland towards Leebitton, 'Lappideks' is an attractive three bedroom detached property set in a well-established garden in a convenient rural location just 10 miles south of Lerwick.
Benefiting from accommodation all on the one level and oil-fired central heating, the well-presented accommodation comprises a superb 7m long triple aspect living room situated to make the most of the views, a kitchen / dining room, family bathroom and three bedrooms, the principal bedroom having an en-suite, the third single bedroom currently being used as an office. A separate utility room links the main accommodation to a substantial 7m x 5.2m garage with electric garage door.
A large paved patio by the ramp to the front door provides a great place to enjoy the views and there is plenty of parking and a lawn surrounding the house. A low maintenance area laid with gravel and pebbles is a particular feature.
Early viewing recommended.
'Lappideks' is attractively situated on the Cunningsburgh loop road at the very southern end of the village of Cunningsburgh, its situation allowing it to enjoy magnificent unrestricted panoramic views southwards to the sea, whilst being located just ½ mile from the main Lerwick – Sumburgh Road means Lerwick, just 10 miles to the north, is within easy commuting distance.
Scattered over a fairly wide area Cunningsburgh has its own primary school (older pupils going to Sandwick or Lerwick), a well-supported community hall, popular farm shop & café plus a marina not far from the house on the other side of Aith Voe. The village hosts Shetland's biggest agricultural show in August.
The property was built in 1995 and extended about 10 years later. It is fully double glazed and benefits from central heating provided by a 'Warmflow' oil-fired boiler which also supplies the 'Megaflo' hot water tank, a solid-fuel stove in the living room providing a cosy alternative heat source.
Entry to the property is via a ramped access to the front door which opens to a vestibule with tiled floor and glazed inner door to the hall with three built-in cupboards providing lots of useful storage space, the large shelved airing cupboard having its own radiator, one of the other cupboards being fitted with coat hooks, a hanging rail & radiator. The flooring is part carpet, part wood laminate, and three spotlight fittings provide light.
A glazed door to the left opens to the stunning living room, an exceptionally bright carpeted space with a large window area to three sides taking full advantage of the fantastic views. A wood-burning stove set on the tiled hearth creates an attractive focal point as well an alternative heat source to the central heating. Two feature light fittings provide artificial light.
Next to the living room is a single bedroom presently used as an office, the room facing south-west and also enjoying a fine view. Extensive fitted shelving provides plenty of space for books etc.
Moving through to the other end of the house, there are two double bedrooms, the kitchen, bathroom and a utility room which links through the garage. Bedroom 1 faces south west and benefits from a substantial built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors and the extensive fitted bedroom furniture will remain.
The large kitchen looks out over the back garden and has plenty of space for a table & chairs and fitted units including a double electric oven, gas hob with cooker hood over, concealed integrated fridge, corner carousel & tiled splashbacks. The floor is laid with hardwearing 'Karndean' tile effect vinyl.
The wet-wall lined family bathroom comprises a white three piece suite plus a separate shower enclosure with glazed screen / door. Heating is provided by a heated towel rail / radiator supplied by the central heating system. The wash hand basin has a large mirror and light / shaver point over, and the bathroom cabinet is included. Next to the bathroom is the utility room which also looks out over the back garden. It links through to the garage as well as providing yet more storage space with a further run of units including another sink and plumbing for a washing machine. It also has 'Karndean' vinyl flooring. The substantial garage has a garage door with electric remote control, built-in worktop & storage space, power & lighting. It also houses the central heating boiler and hot water tank and a hatch provides access to storage space in the loft.
Finally back off the hall is the principal bedroom, a carpeted south-east facing double room again with a fine sea view. Again extensive fitted bedroom furniture provides ample space for clothes. The en-suite was re-fitted a couple of years ago and now comprises a large walk-in shower plus a white WC wash hand basin set in a fitted cupboard / vanity unit with large wall mirror over. Tiled floor and heated towel rail / radiator again supplied by the central heating system.
Approx. 7m x 4m (23' x 13')
Kitchen / Dining Room
Approx. 4m x 3.55m (13'2" x 11'8")
Approx. 2.5m x 1.85m (8'3" x 6'2")
Principal Bedroom 1
Approx. 4m x 3.65m (13'2" x 12')
En-Suite Shower Room
Approx. 2.15m x 1.4m (7'1" x 4'8")
Approx. 3.4m x 3.35m (11'1" x 11')
Bedroom 3 or Office
Approx. 3m x 2.55m (9'10" x 8'6")
Approx. 3.3m x 1.65m (10'10" x 5'5")
Approx. 7m x 5.2m (23' x 17')
The property has access rights over the track from the public road which leads to a substantial block paved parking area providing extensive parking outside of the garage. To the left the ramped access leads to the front door and a large south-east facing paved patio area which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the views, and beyond that is a lawn which extends around the south and west sides of the house and continuing back around to a drying green to the rear. The area along the south boundary has been attractively landscaped with a low maintenance gravel and pebbles. The site is fully enclosed by a wooden fence to the east and south boundaries, a wall to the west and a stone dyke to the rear.
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 (69)
To reach the property take the turning to Voxter from the main Lerwick – Sumburgh Road by the bus stop towards the south end of Cunningsburgh. Follow the road to the 'T'- junction at the end and turn right. Pass the turning to the pier on the left and follow the road around to the right. The access to 'Lappideks' is a short distance from the junction immediately after the property with a drive flanked by stone gate piers.
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