3 + WC
• 5 bedrooms • 3 reception rooms • kitchen / diner • 3 shower rooms (two en-suite) & separate toilet • utility room & box room • integral garage & greenhouse
Superb, very spacious, detached split-level family home set in an unusually large, very private one acre garden in an attractive rural setting close to the local shop & doctor's surgery in the village of Levenwick approximately 17 miles south of Lerwick.
The property enjoys spectacular panoramic views over open countryside towards the sea to the east and Sandwick & Noness to the north, particularly from the 20' x 16' mezzanine sittingroom, thanks to its wall-to-wall window and balcony.
Other features include a very sociable living room which leads through to the kitchen / diner, a ground floor suite comprising a living room, double bedroom & en-suite shower room which has its own external access and has been used for Airbnb lets. There is plenty of scope for home working and the sizeable garden area provides plenty of space for families and also potential for growing your own produce. Large integral garage.
Early viewing recommended.
'Melstadr' is situated on a quiet side road off the Levenwick loop road, the village of Levenwick being an attractive, sparsely populated rural location on the eastside of the South Mainland of Shetland approximately 17 miles from Lerwick.
Within walking distance is a small local shop and doctor's surgery while slightly further on is one of Shetland's finest sandy beaches. Further amenities are available at Sandwick (approx. 5 miles to the north) where there is a Junior High School (nursery, primary & secondary schooling) another shop and also the South Mainland swimming pool, more shops being situated at Bigton to the west or Dunrossness to the south.
The property is fully double glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating provided by a boiler in the garage. All carpets and other fixed floorcoverings, the curtains & blinds, and light fittings are included in the sale.
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Entry to the property is via a vestibule with space for coats etc., a glazed inner door & sidelight allowing light to flood into the carpeted hall where more light filters in via the opening to the mezzanine sittingroom above, doors from the hall leading to the kitchen / living room, a handy ground floor toilet, and the self-containable bedroom suite to the rear. A built-in airing cupboard houses the 'Megaflo' hot water tank.
The kitchen / living room is a great very sociable space again with lots of light thanks to a floor-to-ceiling window to the large living area and a second window to the kitchen / diner featuring modern units in a cream finish set off by a solid woodblock worktop with inset 'Belfast' sink and white 'brick' tiled splashback. The 'Rangemaster' range cooker and matching cook hood will be included in the sale along with the matching freestanding dresser and wall-mounted plate rack. Solid wood flooring to the living area, slate tiled flooring to the kitchen with underfloor heating.
Off the kitchen is a tiled utility room with space for a dishwasher, washing machine & tumble dryer (appliances available separately) with a second sink and large, very useful, walk-in shelved pantry cupboard.
The bedroom suite which has its own external access via sliding patio doors, currently comprises a large living room with fitted kitchen units which leads via a wide archway to a double bedroom with access to the garden and a large en-suite shower room, laminate flooring unifying the whole space. The suite which can be closed off from the rest of the ground floor accommodation is currently being used for Airbnb lets although it would be ideal as an annex for a dependent relative, or perhaps a teenager, or it would make a great home office space.
Back off the hall, the open tread stair leads up to the stunning mezzanine sittingroom, an impressive space open to the stairwell, with high ceiling and large window area spanning the full width of the wall to the front of the house taking full advantage of the spectacular sea views and also having access to a balcony. The stone fireplace surround and display shelving is a striking feature and houses a working open fire although there is also central heating radiator.
The stairs continue up to a carpeted landing with shelved cupboard, access to the loft space and doors to four generously sized bedrooms and a shower room. Two of the bedrooms (1 & 2) enjoy the view to the front of the house, both these double rooms having fitted carpets and built-in wardrobe space. Bedroom 2 also has a tiled en-suite shower room.
The other two bedrooms, another double (4) and a single (3), again both carpeted, face west and look out over the back garden. The single bedroom could be used as an office, the double bedroom has a door to large box room, also carpeted, lit by a Velux window which could be used as a gym / music space, or simply provide extensive easily accessible storage.
The attractively fitted shower room features a contemporary style WC & wash hand basin set in a fitted unit providing lots of handy storage space. The large walk-in shower has a 'monsoon' shower head. Tiled floor with underfloor heating. LED heated mirror to remain.
Steps lead down the main hall to a large integral garage with 'up & over' garage door, separate side door and sink with cold water supply. There is also a door from the steps to a large accessible cellar with lighting and concrete floor, suitable for storage.
On the Ground Floor:-
(Approx. 4.15m x 3.9m) (13'8" x 12'9")
Kitchen / Diner
(Approx. 3.9m x 3.65m) (12'9" x 11'11")
(Approx. 2.4m x 1.6m) (7'10" x 5'3")
(Approx. 1.6m x 1.4m) (5'3" x 4'6")
(Approx. 1.45m x 1.3m) (4'10" x 4'4")
Bedroom Suite comprising:-
(Approx. 3.4m x 3.2m) (11'2" x 10'6")
(Approx. 3.15m x 2.9m) (10'3" x 9'7")
En-Suite Shower Room
(Approx. 3.15m x 1.95m) (10'3" x 6'6")
On the Mezzanine Floor:-
(Approx. 6.1m x 4.75m) (20' x 15'7")
On the First Floor:-
(Approx. 3.5m x 3.3m) (11'5" x 10'10")
(Approx. 3.8m x 3.5m) (12'6" x 11'5")
En-Suite Shower Room
(Approx. 2.3m x 1.3m at widest point) (7'6" x 4'4")
(Approx. 2.75m x 2.25m) (9'1" x 7'6")
(Approx. 3.8m x 2.2m) (12'6" x 7'2")
(Approx. 3.25m x 2.85m) (10'9" x 9'5")
(Approx. 3.3m x 2.85m) (10'10" x 9'4")
The property sits in an unusually large, well-established site which is estimated to extend to approximately one acre or thereby. It is fenced throughout with mature trees and shrubs along all the boundaries providing shelter and making it a very private space. There is ample parking, a large lawn to the front which extends around the north side of the house, plus a large greenhouse and further lawn / drying green to the rear. An extensive west-facing paved patio area along the back of the house provides a great place to sit in the sun. Note the west boundary extends to include the further grassed area beyond the main lawn, up to the line of trees.
Understood to currently be Band E. 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: D (57)
To reach 'Melstadr' take the loop road through Levenwick, and turn into the South Punds road by a bus stop towards the south end of the village. 'Melstadr' is the fifth house in on the right screened from the road by a bank of established trees & shrubs.
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