• 2 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • shower room • garden shed
Detached, two bedroom, single-storey house enjoying a fine view over the surrounding countryside to the sea, situated on the north side of the island of Whalsay just a couple of minutes' drive from the ferry and amenities at Symbister including a Junior High School, a couple of local shops and a leisure centre / swimming pool.
The double glazed accommodation comprises a dual-aspect living room, good-sized kitchen / diner, again enjoying a dual aspect, two bedrooms and a shower room. There is also a large loft and garden shed, the house being surrounded by a mature lawn.
Whalsay is connected to mainland Shetland by a regular ro-ro ferry service which runs throughout the day from Symbister to Laxo / Vidlin.
Ideal first time buy or holiday property.
'Nordheim' is situated on the north side of the island of Whalsay which itself is situated off the east coast of Shetland. Often referred to as the 'Bonnie Isle', the island measures approximately five miles long by two miles wide, the population of around 1000 enjoying an excellent range of local amenities far beyond what might normally be expected in such a location, these being centred around Symbister, the main settlement just over two miles from the house, and including a Junior High School (primary & secondary school to year 4), two general stores including a post office, a doctor's surgery, various social & recreational facilities, plus a marina and boating club in the harbour area. Sporting amenities include a leisure centre with heated swimming pool, games hall, fitness suite, squash court & all-weather sports field, plus Britain's most northerly 18 hole golf course at Skaw.
A regular ro-ro ferry service runs throughout the day from the terminal at Symbister to Laxo / Vidlin on mainland Shetland about 24 miles from Lerwick. Crossing time approximately 30 minutes.
The house is double glazed and heating is provided by electric storage heaters. The house was re-lined and insulated internally in 2017. There is cabling for satellite TV to the living room, telephone points in the hall, kitchen & bedroom 2, and all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the window blinds and light fittings are included in the sale.
Entry is via a uPVC door to the north (sea) side of the house which opens to a porch with double glazed windows to either side, coat hooks and an inner door to the hall.
Lined with painted 'v'-lining below a dado rail, the hall has wood effect 'Karndean' luxury vinyl flooring and doors to all rooms. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to extensive storage space in the large loft which has a Velux window.
(Approx. 3.95m x 3.45m) (12'3" x 11'5") Attractive room enjoying a dual-aspect, the double window to the front of the house enjoying the view over the surrounding countryside to the sea, the second window facing east. Again the flooring is 'Karndean' luxury vinyl.
Kitchen / Diner
(Approx. 3.8m x 3.7m at widest points) (12'6" x 12') Good-sized kitchen with space in the centre for a table & chairs. Again the room enjoys a dual aspect, this time to the north (again enjoying the view) and west. The modern fitted units include an integral oven & hob with cooker hood over, inset sink, plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included) and colourfully tiled splashbacks. A shelved airing cupboard in one corner houses the hot water tank, a built-in shelved cupboard behind the door provides additional storage space. Wood effect laminate flooring.
(Approx. 3.2m x 2.5m plus wardrobe) (10'6" x 8'3") Main double bedroom with built-in wardrobe with sliding mirror doors. Fitted carpet.
(Approx. 2.6m x 1.35m) (8'6" x 4'6") Comprising a wet-wall lined shower enclosure with 'Triton' electric shower, WC and wash hand basin set on a fitted unit which provides useful storage space and has a large wall mirror over. Vinyl flooring & heated towel rail.
(Approx. 2.5m x 2.3m) (8'3" x 7'8") Carpeted second bedroom
The house is surrounded by a mature lawn, seating areas to either side of the porch providing space to sit and enjoy the views to the sea. There is a wooden garden shed next to the house (approx. 3.55m x 2.35m) (11'9" x 7'8") and a drying area to the rear.
Understood to currently be Band A. 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 (55)
To reach the house from the ferry drive around the harbour and follow the road up the hill passing the shop on the right. At the top of the hill turn left following signs for Skaw and the school / leisure centre. Continue for a couple of miles passing the care centre on the left and turnings to New Park & Tripwell on the right. Shortly after the Tripwell houses turn left to Brough. Follow the road up and over the hill to a whitewashed property on the roadside to the right. The access to track to 'Nordheim' is immediately after this property; 'Nordheim' being the first house in on the left.
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