Key details

Address
Lonabrack, Ocraquoy, Cunningsburgh, ZE2 9HA
Features
2 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • bathroom • garage / work shop & separate peat shed / store / utility
Status
Available
Price
Offers over £130,000
Entry
By arrangement.
Closing date
12:00pm Wednesday 18th May

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: B
  • Energy Efficiency: E (51)

Overview

Charming, two bedroom property benefiting from a south-facing aspect and two large outbuildings, situated in a rural location just to the north of the village of Cunningsburgh within easy community distance of Lerwick just 9 miles to the north.

In addition to the two bedrooms, the well-presented, double glazed accommodation also includes a living room, attractive kitchen / diner with integral appliances, and a modern bathroom with bath, separate shower and a great sea view.

Heating is provided either by electric storage / panel heaters, or radiators supplied by a solid-fuel Rayburn in the kitchen.

Attached to the house is a large 19’ x 16’ garage / workshop, whilst opposite is a further peat shed / store / utility area.

Great first time buy.

General Information

Ocraquoy is situated on the east side of the South Mainland of Shetland just to the north of the village of Cunningsburgh, the location putting the property within easy commuting distance of Lerwick just 9 miles to the north.

Amenities in the village which host Shetland’s biggest agricultural show in August, include a primary school (secondary schooling is in Sandwick to the south or Lerwick), a well-supported community hall, and marina. There is also a farm shop & café on the main road about ½ mile from the house.

The Lerwick - Sumburgh bus service runs along the Fladdabister loop road at the end of the Ocraquoy road a couple of times a day in both directions.

Further information about the South Mainland area can be found at:-

https://www.shetland.org/visit/plan/areas/south-mainland

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed flooring coverings, blinds and light fittings.

Accommodation

A lobby provides the entrance to the property, a glazed inner door leading to a hallway with pine doors to the living room to the left, the kitchen to the right, and a carpeted stair to the first floor, both the lobby and hallway having the same tiled flooring.

The living room is a cosy, south-facing room, the window having deep ‘v’-lined reveals, the room having laminate flooring and heated by a new Dimplex Quantum storage / convector heater. On the other side of the hallway is the kitchen / diner, again south-facing, fitted units here including an integral oven and hob with stainless steel cooker hood over, plus a concealed integrated fridge / freezer & dishwasher, plus an inset circular sink & drainer by the window. There is also plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale although no warranties will be given. There is space for a table & chairs and a solid-fuel ‘Rayburn’ set in a tiled fireplace surround with mantelpiece and clothes pulley over, provides an alternative cooking facility as well as supplying central heating radiators throughout the house and the hot water tank housed in one of the bedrooms upstairs. There is also a ‘Rointe’ electric panel heater. At the rear is a handy under-stairs storage space and a shelved pantry cupboard.

Back off the hallway the carpeted stair leads up to a carpeted landing lit by a north-facing window and a feature light fitting over the stairs, pine doors leading to two carpeted bedrooms and the bathroom. The carpeted main bedroom to the left is a good-sized double room with window enjoying the view south, built-in wardrobes and shelved cupboards to the gable wall providing plenty of space for clothes etc.

On the other side of the landing is the bathroom, its window enjoying a great view to the east to the sea and the Bard of Bressay, the room featuring a double ended bath with centre mounted taps, a separate tiled shower enclosure with electric shower and glazed screen / door, plus a WC and wash hand basin set in fitted cupboard / vanity unit which conceals the cistern and provides useful storage space for toiletries etc., and has a large wall mirror over. Wood effect vinyl flooring. Heating provided by a radiator or heated towel rail.

The second bedroom, a single, again enjoys a view to the south, this room having a fitted carpet, small built-in wardrobe and shelved recess for books etc. The shelved airing cupboard houses the hot water tank supplied by the Rayburn although it also has an electric immersion.

Rooms Sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 3.15m x 3.1m (10'5" x 10'2")

Kitchen / Diner

Approx. 3.6m x 3.25m (11'10" x 10'7")

Porch

Approx. 2.2m x 1.15m (7'2" x3'10")

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

Approx. 4.45m x 3.2m (14'7" x 10'7")

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.7m x 2.5m (12'8" x 8'3")

Bathroom

Approx. 2.95m x 1.85m (9'8" x 6')

External

The property benefits from two large outbuildings including a garage / workshop to the side of the house, plus a further peat shed / store opposite. The garage measures approximately 5.95m x 5.05m (19’6” x 16’7”) and has an ‘up & over’ garage door, wood & metal work benches, wall shelving, power & lighting. The outbuilding across the road comprises a main peat shed (approximately 5.45m x 3.2m (17’10” x 10’6”)) with outside cold water tap, plus an adjoining store / utility area (approximately 3.7m x 3.4m (12’2” x 11’3”)) providing space for a freezer, lawnmower etc., with its own separate access, power & lighting.

The title also includes the land between the house and the outbuilding across the road (subject to access rights across it for the road). The title therefore also includes a couple of parking spaces outside the house and garage, and also the gravel area to the right of the front door.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. 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:

http://www.shetland.gov.uk/counciltax/charges.asp

Property location

To reach the property take the turning eastwards to Aithsetter & Fladdabister from the main A970 Lerwick - Sumburgh Road on the north side of Cunningsburgh. Turn immediately first left to Ocraquoy & Fladdabister and follow the road for approximately ½ mile following signs for Ocraquoy / Fladdabister and take the turning right to Ocraquoy. Pass a blue painted house and a collection of agricultural buildings on the left, and you arrive at ‘Lonabrack’, the white painted two storey house on the corner.

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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.

This schedule should not be taken as a comment on the condition of the property. This is a matter for your surveyor and we recommend that once you have found a property you are interested in, you obtain a survey report. We can provide details of surveyors if required.

Interested parties are advised to note their interest through their solicitor as soon as possible so that they can be informed if a closing date is fixed. Noting interest does not place any obligation on the seller to set a closing date or to give any noted interests the opportunity to offer. Whilst every effort will be made to advise noted interests of any closing date set, this cannot be guaranteed.

No responsibility will be accepted for expenses incurred by parties who have noted interest but do not get an opportunity to offer, or for any expenses incurred traveling to properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

We have availed ourselves of services provided by Harper Macleod of Lerwick, both in buying and selling residential property. Our needs on both these occasions were fully met and the service provided by them made our task in these circumstances, seemingly without effort.

Prior to this we had also received very helpful general advice pertaining to Shetland real estate from them. This was a tremendous benefit to us at the time.

If you are seeking cost effective, excellent real estate marketing and legal services, we would not hesitate in recommending Harper Macleod of Lerwick.
David & Jan Elliot
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