2 + office
2 + WC
• main bedroom with walk-in wardrobe & en-suite shower room • 2 double bedrooms • living room • 2nd open-plan living space • office • kitchen / dining room • family bathroom & separate wc • utility room & garden shed
Well-designed three bedroom detached property conveniently situated within walking distance of the shop, school & swimming pool in the village of Sandwick just 13 miles from Lerwick, enjoying fine views of Hoswick Bay and along the coast as far as Levenwick in the distance.
Completed in 2009 with the benefit of accommodation all on the one level and underfloor heating provided by a ground source heat pump, the 'move-into' accommodation features two large living spaces, the bright main living room enjoying a dual-aspect making the most of the views, the second open-plan living area leading to the bedrooms. There is also a sizeable kitchen / dining room, an office, attractively fitted family bathroom plus separate toilet and utility room. The principal bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en-suite shower room.
The property is set in a well-established site with a large lawn, several decked areas plus a garden shed.
Great family home; early viewing recommended.
'Lonabreck' is situated in a good-sized well-established site close to the centre of Sandwich in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and the airport at Sumburgh approximately 13 miles to the south, putting both within easy to reach by car or bus as Lerwick – Sumburgh buses run through the village.
The property is conveniently situated within walking distance of a range of amenities including the local shop, post office & bakery at Stove, and also the school and South Mainland swimming pool. There is also a community centre and social club centre at Central, plus a visitors centre / tea room at Hoswick. Slightly further afield Sandsayre Pier at Leebitton is the departure point for boat trips to the island of Mousa and its famous broch.
Completed in 2009 of 'Scandinavian' style timber frame / timber clad construction, the property is fully double glazed and benefits from underfloor centre heating throughout provided a ground source heat pump unit situated in the utility room.
Access to the house is via a deck with ramp and stepped access which leads to an entrance lobby with built-in cloak cupboard and doors to the living room and a utility room with worktop with space below for a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge etc. (appliances not included) and fitted wall units over, plus a handy additional toilet with white WC and wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit with mirror & shelf over. The wood laminate flooring in the lobby extends into the utility room and living room, the toilet having vinyl flooring.
Accessed via a glazed door the living room is a good-sized particularly bright space thanks to wide triple windows to two sides allowing the room to enjoy the views over the bay. A wall-mounted contemporary style electronic fire provides a cosy additional heat source to the underfloor heating.
The laminate flooring in the living room extends into the adjoining kitchen / dining room, another generously proportioned room with plenty of space for a table & chairs and fitted units along two walls with black granite effect worktops and matching upstands, the units including an integral gas oven & microwave, gas hob with cooker hood over, and concealed fridge / freezer. There is also plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance not included) and an inset sink. A further bank of units along the end wall provides yet more storage space. The window again enjoys the fine view and the glazed back door leads to a covered veranda.
From the kitchen a glazed door opens to the second open-plan living space, another large space which leads to the bedrooms. Here there are two built-in cupboards, one a shelved airing cupboard which houses the heating controls, the other for general storage, although even more storage is easily accessed via the pull-down ladder to the loft which has a central area you can stand up in making it a very usable space. Again this living area has the same laminate flooring as the main living room, the flooring also extending into all the bedrooms. Plenty of natural light is provided by sliding patio doors at the far south end which open onto a further decked area.
On the left is the main bedroom which benefits from a large walk-in wardrobe with fitted shelving & hanging space, plus an en-suite showing room with corner shower and white WC & wash hand basin, the wash hand basin again set on a fitted cupboard unit.
Next is an office and an attractively fitted family bathroom with double ended bath with centre mixer tap / shower attachment, corner shower with glazed shower screen plus a WC and inset wash hand basin / vanity unit with storage space below and mirror over. Vinyl flooring. A recess behind the bath could be shelved to provide additional storage.
Finally on the right are two similarly sized double bedrooms both enjoying the view to the bay and beyond.
Approx. 4.5m x 4.45m (14'9" x 14'7)
Kitchen / Dining Room
Approx. 5.7m x 3.6m (18'8" x 11'10")
Open Plan Living Area
Approx. 5m x 3.65m (16'6" x 12')
Main Bedroom 1
Approx. 3.7m x 3.2m (12'2" x 10'6")
Approx. 1.8m x 1.5m (5'10" x 4'10")
En-suite Shower Room
Approx. 1.8m x 1.8m (6' x 5'10")
Approx. 2.9m x 2.15m (9'6" x 7')
Approx. 2.5m x 2.15m (8'2" x 7'1")
Approx. 3.45m x 2.95m (11'4" x 9'8")
Approx. 3.45m x 2.95m (11'4" x 9'8")
Approx. 1.8m x 1.2m (6' x 4')
Approx. 2.15m x 1.8m (7' x 6')
The property sits in a large fenced site accessed via a shared track from the road. A chipped parking area provides extensive parking and extends around the east side of the house where stone flagged paths lead from the wooden garden shed (approximately 11' x 7', with power) to a drying area and a deck outside the open-plan living area, with a large stone flagged seating area in the corner behind the shed. A lawn bordered by matured flower beds extends along the south side of the house with a further deck to the south west corner of the house providing a great place to sit and enjoy the views. There are also two well-established vegetable patches.
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 (80)
To reach the property take the southernmost turning to Sandwick from the main Lerwick – Sumburgh Road and follow the road (do not take the first turning left to Sandwick) past the Rompa junction and through the houses at Swinister. Continue to the crossroads and carry straight on. Pass a modern white bungalow on the right ('Da Cutts') and take the second access track on the right after that, the track leading to five houses, 'Lonabreck' being the second house in on the left.
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