- 1 Reception Room
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Council Tax Band: E
- Energy Efficiency: D (59)
Spacious four bedroom detached property enjoying an open aspect with views over Quarff and to the bay, set in a good-sized established garden in the easily accessibly village of Quarff just seven miles south of Lerwick and all its amenities.
In addition to the four double bedrooms which includes a main bedroom with en-suite shower room, the ‘walk-into’, single storey accommodation which benefits from central heating provided by an oil-fired boiler, also includes a generously proportioned 18’ x 16’ living room, attractively fitted kitchen with separate large dining area, a modern family bathroom with bath and separate shower, plus a utility room. There is a large seating south-facing seating area to the rear of the house and a garden shed.
Planning permission was recently granted for an additional 8m x 4.2m lounge and large timber deck.
Viewing of this desirable family home is highly recommended.
‘Midgrind’ is situated in the village of Quarff which lies just 7 miles south of Lerwick on either side of the main A970 Lerwick - Sumburgh road which puts the town and all its amenities within easy reach.
The village is scattered over a fairly large area and includes both Easter Quarff (where the property is situated) and Wester Quarff, as a result the area has a very rural feel, the property enjoying a very open aspect with all round views.
Quarff has its own village hall whilst primary schooling is provided at nearby Cunningsburgh just 4 miles to the south, secondary schooling being at Sandwick or Lerwick, with school transport available.
The property is being sold with all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains & blinds and light fittings included with the exception of the pendant fittings in the hall which will be replaced prior to sale.
The double glazed front door opens to the hall, a large built-in cloak cupboard on the left providing ample space for coats, boots etc. with further coat hooks, a handy bench seat and built-in shelving for books etc. to the side, the wood laminate flooring extending throughout the space which continues past a large built-in shelved airing cupboard on the right housing the hot water tank, to a glazed door to the kitchen and a further passage to the right leading to the bathroom, four bedrooms plus another shelved cupboard at the end, a hatch with pull-down ladder providing easy access to additional storage space in the loft.
The kitchen / dining room is a very spacious, well-designed room, effectively two linked spaces with engineered wood flooring throughout, with an attractively fitted south-facing kitchen to the right, and large dining area with east-facing window to the left from where glazed double doors open to the living room. The cream coloured units in the kitchen feature solid wood worktops and provide extensive cupboard & worktop space including a concealed integrated fridge, inset sink, corner carousel and two useful pull-out larder units. The ‘Rangemaster’ dual-fuel range cooker with its matching cooker hood and attractively tiled splash back is included in the sale. Lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlighting supplemented by additional worktop lights. The dining area has further matching fitted units incorporating a concealed fridge / freezer, plumbing for a dishwasher (appliance not included) and open display shelving.
The carpeted living room is a generously proportioned room with a large picture window to the north enjoying views over Quarff generally and also the bay, artificial light being provided by four pendant fittings.
Off the kitchen is a spacious utility room with galley style arrangement of units providing further storage with space for a washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer etc. (appliances not included) and another inset sink. The room also houses the central heating boiler and there are a couple of clothes pulleys, one over a radiator, more space for coats etc., and a door to the garden. Vinyl flooring.
Back off the hall the family bathroom has been attractively re-fitted in recent years with a white suite including a double ended bath with centrally mounted ‘waterfall’ mixer tap, a separate wet-wall lined shower with ‘Triton’ electric shower & glazed screen / door plus a WC and wash hand basin set in an extensive run of fitted units providing ample storage space and also concealing the cistern, the wash hand basin having a further bathroom cabinet over, the units and bath having matching tiled splash backs. There is also a useful shelved cupboard for towels etc. Tile effect vinyl flooring.
Moving on down the hall are two carpeted north-facing double bedrooms, the second room having a built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors. Across the hall at the end is the main bedroom which faces south and again is carpeted, this room having a built-in wardrobe concealed behind sliding mirror doors plus a generous, stylishly fitted en-suite with black wet-wall lining to a shower with ‘rainfall’ shower and separate hand held fitting, plus dark grey fitted units providing useful storage space for toiletries etc. and also hiding the cistern, the contemporary style sink also having a ‘waterfall’ tap and a further matching mirrored cabinet over, wood effect vinyl being laid to the floor and heating being provided by a heated toilet rail / radiator.
Finally there is a south-facing carpeted single room currently used as an office.
Approx. 5.45m x 5m (17’10” x 16’4”)
Approx. 5.4m x 2.7m (17’9” X 9’)
Approx. 3.9m x 3.2m (12’10” x 10’6”)
Approx. 3.2m x 2.2m (10’6” x 7’2”)
Approx. 3.2m x 2.8m (10’6” x 9’2”)
Approx. 3.65m x 3.2m + wardrobe (12’ x 10’6”)
Main Bedroom 3
Approx. 3.95m x 3.2m + wardrobe (13’ x 10’6”)
En-suite Shower Room
Approx. 3.1m x 1.2m (10’3” x 4”)
Approx. 3.2m x 2.7m (10’6” x 8’10”)
Approx. 4.5m x 2.2m (14’8” x 7’2”)
The property sits in a good-sized site estimated to extent to around ¼ acre or thereby, with parking for three cars in front of a large shed measuring approximately 6.7m x 3.35m (23’ x 11’) which is lined and insulated, and has power & lighting plus double doors to the front and separate side door. Gates to either side of the house provide access to a large area of lawn surrounding the house, and a large south-facing patio area to the rear. External cold water tap.
Planning permission reference 2021/138/PPF was granted in June 2021 for an extension to the property to provide a substantial 8m x 4.2m lounge to the east side of the house with access via the existing dining area, the lounge having an extensive glazed area to the east side making the most of the views, and sliding patio doors to a large south-facing deck.
Note the actual title boundary on the east side lies slightly within the existing fence line. As a result a small triangular area has been enclosed but does not form part of the title. This will be pointed out at the time of viewing. The property is being sold on this basis.
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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:
‘Midgrind’ is situated at the south end of the village of Quarff on a short side road on the east side of the main A970 road from Lerwick to Sumburgh just north of a bus stop (for Lerwick buses) on the west side of the road. The side road leads to only three houses, ‘Midgrind’ being the second house in on the right (after the cattle grid).
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.
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