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• 3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • office & sun room • 2 bath / shower rooms • utility room • garage, greenhouse & garden shed
Set in a fantastic elevated position overlooking the picturesque village of Walls and the Loch of Kirkigarth on the ‘sunny’ west side of Shetland, and set in a large, beautifully kept, well-established garden extending to just under ½ acre, ‘Lochside House’ is a three bedroom detached house with a substantial garage / store, greenhouse and garden shed.
The ‘move-into’ double glazed accommodation is arranged over two floors, the ground floor accommodation comprising a dual-aspect living room enjoying the views, a spacious kitchen / dining room, office, family bathroom with bath and separate shower, utility room and sun room which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the views over the village. Upstairs there are two double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a large shower room.
The main part of the garage measures 8.7m x 5.7m and has power and water, an inspection pit, plus two further attached stores and a greenhouse.
Viewing is essential to appreciate the setting of this house and the garden.
‘Lochside House’ is situated in the picturesque village of Walls which is clustered around the head of a voe on the south side of the West Mainland area of Shetland approximately 24 miles from Lerwick, the position of the house putting it within walking distance of the wide range of amenities the village has to offer which include a shop & post office with fuel, primary school / nursery, health centre and even a small community swimming pool which is available for private hire. There is also a boating club and marina.
Additional amenities are also available at Bixter about 7 miles back along the road to Lerwick where there is another shop and health centre, also at Aith about 3 miles north of Bixter where the West Mainland area’s Junior High School and leisure centre / swimming pool are located. A commuter bus service runs from Walls to Lerwick.
Further information about the West Mainland area can be found at:- www.shetland.org/visit/plan/areas/westside
Entry to the house is to the side where there is a double glazed entrance porch laid with ceramic floor tiles and lit by recessed ceiling spotlighting, a glazed inner door from here leading to a hallway laid with engineered wood flooring and having doors in an oak? finish to the utility room, a family bathroom and the kitchen.
The utility room is a good-size with a window to the side of the house, fitted units including a sink and additional wall cabinets, a built-in cupboard providing additional storage space. There is plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, freezer etc (appliances included / not included / available by separate negotiation?), and again the floor is tiled.
The family bathroom comprises a four piece suite, the wash hand basin, WC & bidet being set in a run of fitted units along one wall which provide lots of useful storage space and also conceal the cistern, the wash hand basin having a mirror and spotlighting over. There is also a separate wetwall-lined shower with electric shower and glazed screen / door. Recessed ceiling spotlighting, tiled floor & heated towel rail.
A glazed door from the hall opens to the spacious kitchen / dining room, an attractive room again laid with the same engineered wood flooring as the hallway, and again having the same ‘oak’ finish doors. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and ample fitted units including an inset sink, integral oven & hob with concealed cooker hood over, plus a concealed integrated fridge and dishwasher, the sink having integral spotlighting over and a window behind enjoying the view over the village. There is a second window to the side of the house again with spotlighting. A built-in shelved cupboard houses the hot water tank and artificial lighting is providing by recessed ceiling spotlights controlled by dimmer switches.
Off the kitchen is an office, the living room and sun room, the doors to the living room and sun room being glazed. The useful separate office provides a great space for home working and has a west-facing window, fitted desk and drawer space plus additional wall shelving. Next to the office is the carpeted living room which benefits from a dual aspect and fine open views, both windows having pine lined reveals. A solid-fuel cast iron stove provides a cosy heat source although there is also a central heating radiator. Wall lighting.
Finally on the ground floor is the double glazed sun room, a great place to sit and enjoy the views over the village and the loch. The walls are lined with pine below the windows and there is a ‘beamed’ ceiling, fitted carpet and wall lighting.
The carpeted stair from the kitchen leads up to a carpeted landing with doors to the three bedrooms and a shower room. The main bedroom to the right enjoys a dual-aspect, again the windows having pine lined reveals, extensive clothes space being provided by a range of fitted bedroom furniture along one wall with integral lighting and shelving either side of the bed space, plus a large built-in wardrobe concealed behind sliding mirror doors opposite. Ceiling spotlight fitting.
The spacious shower room comprises a wide wetwall-lined shower enclosure with electric shower and glazed screen, a wash hand basin set in a fitted cupboard unit with large arched mirror & spotlighting over, plus a white WC and bidet. Heating is provided by central heating radiator and an electric towel rail. Tiled floor.
The second double room, bedroom 2 has views to the east, a fitted carpet and ceiling spotlighting fitting, whilst single bedroom 3 is at the front of the house, clothes space being provided by a built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors plus additional cupboard space over the stairs. Ceiling spotlight fitting & wall lighting.
On the Ground Floor:-
Approx. 4.1m x 3.85m (13'5" x 12'7")
Approx. 5.5m x 4.1m at widest points (18'0" x 13'5" at widest points)
Approx. 3.25m x 1.65m (10'7" x 5'4")
Approx. 3.6m x 1.6m at widest points (11'9" x 5'2" at widest points)
Approx. 2.95m x 2.4m (9'8" x 7'10")
Approx. 3.1m x 2.05m (10'2" x 6'8")
On the First Floor:-
Approx. 4.1m x 3.25m (13'5" x 10'7")
Approx. 4.15m x 1.65m (13'7" x 5'4")
Approx. 4.1m x 2.75m (13'5" x 9'0")
Approx. 3.05m x 2.6m at widest points (10'0" x 8'6" at widest points)
The property sits in a large very well kept site which is estimated to extend to around just under ½ acre or thereby including the tarred access from the road which leads up to an extensive tarred parking area in front of the house and garage, a further part paved / part gravel hardstanding area to the side of the house providing space to store a boat, caravan etc.
On the left is the large garage and attached store, the store measuring overall approximately 4.9m x 3.05m and having power & lighting plus a run of fitted units including a sink with cold water supply. A cupboard houses the central heating boiler.
The garage which has a cold water tap outside the garage door, comprises a substantial garage / workshop space measuring approximately 8.7m x 5.7m accessed via a 3.5m wide by 2.5m high roller shutter garage door. There is also a separate side door, a 1.5m deep inspection pit with fitted light, work bench along the rear wall plus an additional 110 volt electric supply, as well as power & lighting and again a sink with cold water. There is a further store room off measuring approximately 3.1m x 1.8m.
The garage is surrounded by a mature lawn bordered by well-established flower beds and planting making it a particularly private outdoor space in the summer months. There is a paved patio area and a large greenhouse to the rear of the garage, the patio enjoying a westerly aspect and therefore providing a great sheltered space for a barbeque etc. The greenhouse measures approximately 7.75m x 2.35m and has a paved floor, shelving for plants etc, power and water.
Finally there is a further strip of lawn along with rear of the house which leads to a garden shed, again with power, measuring approximately 4.8m x 2.9m.
Understood to currently be Band C. 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:
To reach the house drive into Walls passing the shop on the left and continuing along the head of the voe passing the turning to Sandness on the right. Continue past the pier road (& toilets) and out of the village, the driveway to Lochside house being on the right just after the national speed limit signs.
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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.
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