Key details

Address
Nordi, Ireland, Bigton, ZE2 9JA
Features
3 bedrooms • 2 reception rooms • kitchen • bathroom & separate WC • garage
Status
Available
Price
Offers over £200,000
Entry
By arrangement.
Closing date
4:00pm Monday 6th December

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom + WC
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: E (45)

Overview

Set in a ¼ acre site including a landscaped area which could potentially be used to site a polytunnel, and enjoying a lovely open aspect to the south and distant views to St Ninian’s Isle, Nordi is a beautifully presented three / four bedroom detached property in Ireland, Bigton.

Attractively decorated in light neutral colours throughout and benefiting from large floor-to-ceiling windows to the living room and main bedroom, the single storey, double glazed accommodation is particularly light and airy. It is presently arranged with two reception rooms and three bedrooms however the dining room could be used as a fourth bedroom, the single bedroom could potentially be used as an office. In addition to a modern family bathroom there is also a handy separate toilet.

The fenced garden is well-established and provides plenty of outdoor space. There is also an attached single garage.

Early viewing essential.

General Information

‘Nordi’ is situated in the small hamlet of Ireland which lies a short distance to the north of the village of Bigton on the west side of the South Mainland area of Shetland about 18 miles from Lerwick.

Bigton has its own community run shop & post office, and a public hall, both within reasonable walking distance, the village also being the access point for the spectacular sand tombolo at St Ninian’s Isle which can be seen from the house in the distance. Further amenities area available at nearby Dunrossness to the south where there is a mini-supermarket with fuel pumps, and the area’s primary school, or at Levenwick (doctor’s surgery) and Sandwick (Junior High School & swimming pool) to the north.

In addition to St Ninian’s Isle there are many other places of interest in the wider South Mainland area, including the Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve, the croft house museum, Quendale Mill, archeological sites at Old Scatness Broch & Jarlshof, plus another RSPB reserve at Sumburgh Head. Slightly further afield is Mousa Isle and its famous broch accessed from Leebitton.

The property is fully double glazed with uPVC windows and doors, and heated by electric storage / panel heaters supplemented by a solid-fuel stove in the living room. The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains & blinds, and light fittings. The white goods in the kitchen and garage are available by separate negotiation. Some furniture is also available separately.

Accommodation

Entry to the property is via a large vestibule lined with painted paneling to the lower half of the walls, with uPVC entrance door and window, space for coats and tile effect laminate flooring which extends into the hall accessed via solid oak glazed double doors. The hall has doors to all rooms plus a handy built-in cupboard and like the rest of the house is decorated in a light neutral colour enhancing the light and airy feel of the property which is also accentuated by the wider than average passageway to the left which leads to the kitchen and two reception rooms and a handy separate toilet.. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to a substantial amount of floored storage space in the loft which has a fitted light and electrical sockets.

A glazed solid oak door opens to the carpeted living room, a lovely bright room thanks to a large floor-to-ceiling window enjoying the open view south (including to St Ninian’s Isle in the distance), plus a second window facing east. A solid-fuel stove set on a tiled hearth provides a cosy heat source although the room also has a storage heater.

Next to the living room is a handy wet wall lined toilet with modern white WC and wash hand basin and slate tile effect vinyl flooring, and the dining room, a good-sized carpeted east-facing room which could alternatively be used as a fourth bedroom.

The north-facing kitchen which has space for a table & chairs and the same flooring as the hall, retains the original units and sink which are perfectly serviceable in the short term although refurbishment was next on the sellers ‘to-do’ list. As it adjoins the dining room this opens up the possibility of linking the two rooms to provide a large kitchen / diner. The cooker and fridge / freezer can be included in the sale.

Moving on back down to the entrance hall area, the family bathroom comprises a modern white suite, the bath having a tiled shower area, ‘Triton’ electric shower & glazed shower screen over, the vanity wash hand basin being set on a fitted cupboard unit which provides useful storage space for toiletries etc. Black wet wall lining around the WC & w.h.b. is a striking feature, and there is slate effect vinyl flooring. Heating is provided by a heated towel rail. The electrically lit mirror can be included.

There are three bedrooms, the main bedroom being situated to the south side of the house and thus benefiting from the same view as the living room, again maximised by a floor-to-ceiling window. With a second window facing west this is again an exceptionally bright room. Bedrooms two and three also enjoy a westerly aspect and both have built-in wardrobe space and a fitted carpet. Bedroom two could potentially be used as an office. Bedroom 1 also has the same laminate flooring as the hall.

Rooms Sizes

Living Room

Approx. 6.05m x 3.9m (19’10” x 12’10”)

Dining Room

Approx. 2.9m x 2.9m (9’7” x 9’7”)

Kitchen

Approx. 2.9m x 2.9m (9’7” x 9’7”)

Bathroom

Approx. 2.9m x 1.7m (9’7” x 5’7”)

Toilet

Approx. 1.4m x1.35m (4’6” x 4’6”)

Main Bedroom 1

Approx. 4.7m x 2.9m (15’6” x 9’7”)

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.2m x 2.4m at widest points including wardrobe (10’6” x 7’11”)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 4.1m x 2.9m ay widest points including wardrobe (13’6” x 9’6”)

External

The property sits in a large site estimated to extent to around ¼ acre or thereby. On arriving at the property there is a gravel parking area with space for three or four cars in front of the house and the attached garage which measures approximately 5.5m x 3.05m (18’ x 10’) and has garage doors at one end, a window at the other, plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer etc. (appliances can be included if required), and some fitted shelving. It also houses the ‘Megaflo’ water tank and has a cold water tap outside.

The main garden area which surrounds the house is enclosed by a wooden fence, a gravel area along the east side of the house providing space for a boat or caravan etc., a lawn with mature shrubs along the perimeter running along the front of the house and around to the west side where there are clothes poles. The site also includes the additional area to the west, also fenced, which has its own separate vehicular access and used to house a shed / workshop, now demolished, the base of the shed now providing a large graveled seating area with several large raised planters and a table & bench all of which will be included in the sale. There is a further more sheltered seating area by the south boundary, these areas providing great places to sit and enjoy the fine open view including the view to St Ninian’s Isle.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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:

http://www.shetland.gov.uk/counciltax/charges.asp

Property location

To reach the property drive into Bigton and take the road by the bus stop on the north side of the village to Ireland. Drive into Ireland (just over ½ mile) and ‘Nordi’ is the first house on the left just before a junction to the right where there is another bus stop.

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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.

Personally I was absolutely delighted with how it was handled from start to finish. Also, As a couple, Beth and myself were hugely impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and speed your team delivered to us selling both property and buying another.
David Simpson
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Nordi, Ireland, Bigton, ZE2 9JA

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