• 3 bedrooms, one with en-suite shower / whb • 2 living rooms • kitchen / diner • office • bathroom & separate toilet • garage
Located a stone’s throw from Levenwick’s fine sandy beach, ‘Netherton’ is an architect designed property set in a delightful, very sheltered and private ? acre garden in the village of Levenwick 17 miles south of Lerwick, the location putting the house within walking distance of the local shop & doctor’s surgery.
A particular feature of the property is the use of floor-to-ceiling windows which flood the main living spaces with natural light, exposed painted block work and pine clad vaulted ceilings adding to the character. The double glazed accommodation which has oil-fired central heating, comprises a main living area open plan to the entrance hall with further galleried living space over, a modern kitchen / diner and family bathroom, three bedrooms, including a main bedroom with en-suite shower, plus a separate office. There is another toilet off the large integral garage.
The attractively laid out garden is full of established trees and planting and includes a large polytunnel.
Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the setting of this property and also its distinctive and individual interior.
Levenwick is a particularly scenic village set in the South Mainland area of Shetland on the east coast about 17 miles from Lerwick which is within easy commuting distance, Lerwick - Sumburgh buses running along the loop road through Levenwick not far from the house several times a day. Within the village is a local shop, doctor’s surgery & care centre, all within walking distance, and of course there is also the fine long sandy beach by the house. Further amenities can also be found at nearby Sandwick to the north (approximately 5 miles) where there is another shop & post office, the area’s Junior High School and also the South Mainland swimming pool.
Netherton was built in the early 1970’s to a design by local architect Peter Watts, the design maximising natural light with extensive use of floor-to-ceiling windows, other features being exposed painted blockwork, pine clad ceilings and quarry tiled or solid wood flooring, all resulting in a highly distinctive property of considerable character. Windows are double glazed (except the small window in the living room) and central heating is provide by an oil-fired boiler supplemented by solid-fuel stove in the upper living space.
Entry to the house is through a courtyard garden area, a sheltered space surrounded by the house to three sides, a stone flagged path leading to the glazed front door which opens to the main entrance hall area, a particularly bright space with floor-to-ceiling window to the south spanning the length of one wall flooding the entrance hall with light and also the ground floor living space which the entrance area opens into.
The quarry tiled floor entrance area which is presently used as a dining area and is overlooked by the galleried upper floor living space, leads to the kitchen to the left and to a further hallway and the bedrooms to the right. Ahead is the ground floor living room, an attractive space floored with engineered wood flooring. The wide north-facing window to the wall opposite the entrance is also glazed from the floor to the ceiling, and there is a further window to the west. A small recess with fitted bookshelves provides a small office space.
The open tread staircase leads to a further living area above, an impressive space with vaulted pine clad ceiling and again a large window area to the north west corner with views over the bay to Sandwick in the distance and also to the west, the room benefitting from late afternoon and evening sun. A ‘Morso’ solid-fuel stove set on a slate tiled hearth provides heating whilst artificial light is provided by three spotlight fittings.
Back on the ground floor off the entrance hall, is the kitchen, also floored with quarry tiles, which was re-fitted about three years ago and is another bright space with double Velux windows with additional glazed lower panel to the west. There is space for a table & chairs and white doored units set off by woodblock effect worktops and contemporary ‘brick’ tiled splash backs provide ample cupboard and worktop space, the units including an inset white ceramic 1½ bowl sink plus an integrated concealed fridge and dishwasher. The freestanding cooker which has a stainless steel cooker hood over will be included in the sale. Several glazed wall cabinets and additional wall shelving provide further storage as does a large built-in cupboard next to the kitchen which also houses the central heating boiler.
Off the kitchen is the large garage, its folding garage door incorporating a second external door allowing the space to be used as a second entrance to the house. There is plenty of space for a car whilst still leaving ample room for storage / workshop. The ‘Belfast’ sink has hot & cold water and there is plumbing for a washing machine and a separate toilet with WC and wash hand basin.
The bedrooms, office and main bathroom are situated in the east wing of the house accessed by a hallway again open to the vaulted pine clad ceiling and having quarry tiled flooring which leads to three bedrooms, an office and bathroom, fitted shelves in the hallway providing plenty of space for books etc. Again a west-facing floor-to-ceiling window lets in lots of light. All the bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, main bedroom 1 having windows to the north & east, a built-in wardrobe with further cupboard space over, plus a tiled en-suite shower with electric shower and wash hand basin neatly concealed behind a wall in one corner. Next is a modern bathroom re-fitted in recent times and fully tiled, comprising a three piece suite including a shower / bath tub with centre mixer tap, ‘rainfall’ shower and glazed screen, plus a white WC and contemporary style wash hand basin bowl set on a wooden stand with freestanding mixer tap , shelf space below and mirror / shelf over. A tiled recess behind the WC provides handy space for toiletries etc. Heating is provided by a central heating radiator. Bedrooms 2 & 3 face east, bedroom 2 which has the same wooden flooring as the main bedroom, having a double platform bed with fitted desk and drawer units below maximising the available space. Bedroom 3 has wood laminate flooring.
Finally a separate south-facing office with extensive fitted wall shelving, is ideal for working from home. It has a fitted box bed and wood effect vinyl flooring.
Entrance Hall and Living Area
Approx. 6.45m x 5.55m (21'1" x 18'2")
Upper Floor Living Area
Approx. 5.6m x 4.4m (18'4" x 14'5")
Approx. 3.45m x 3m (11'3" x 9'10")
Main Bedroom 1
Approx. 4.6m x 3.15m plus wardrobe & en suite show (15'1" x 10'4" plus wardrobe & en suite sho)
Approx. 3.3m x 1.95m (10'9" x 6'4")
Approx. 3.4m x 2.55m at widest points (11'1" x 8'4" at widest points)
Approx. 3.1m x 2.8m (10'2" x 9'2")
Approx. 3.1m x 1.7m at widest points (10'2" x 5'6" at widest points)
Approx. 5.9m x 4.65m (19'4" x 15'3")
As noted the property sits within a large garden estimated to extend to around ? acre or thereby, a delightful, very private outdoor space rarely seen in Shetland, full of mature trees and shrubs, access being via a tree-lined drive flanked by low stone dykes to either side, and a raised lawn to the left, which leads up to the garage.
The garden is attractively laid out with various lawned areas and a series of smaller enclosures created by established planting, and also including several ponds, a stone flagged seating area, and a stone table. A stile provides access across the field to the rear of the house to the beach.
On the east side of the house is a large polytunnel (approx. 8m x 4m), a very productive space with raised flower beds plus an additional stone flagged seating area at one end.
To reach the property take the loop road through Levenwick and follow signs for Netherton and the beach by a bus stop at the junction. Follow the road down towards the beach passing the turning to Willal to the right; ‘Netherton’ is the next house on the left, the access track being flanked by established trees and shrubs.
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