• 4 bedrooms (or 3 bedrooms & living room) • sittingroom • kitchen / dining room • 2 bath / shower rooms • utility room / kitchen • study • garden shed
Rare opportunity to acquire a four double bedroom family home right in the centre of Lerwick, a stone's throw from the shore at the south end of Commercial Street, a short stroll through the historic Lodberries area of Lerwick (home to 'Shetland' TV detective Jimmy Perez's house) from the small boat harbour and shops, cafes etc. on Commercial Street.
Arranged over two floors the spacious accommodation comprises four large double bedrooms, a family bathroom, utility room / kitchen and small rear porch / sun room on the ground floor, plus a very generously proportioned triple aspect sittingroom with solid-fuel stove, a spacious kitchen / dining room and study on the first floor.
The accommodation is currently arranged so that two of the bedrooms, the shower room and utility room / kitchen on the ground floor can be screened off from the rest of the accommodation, an ideal set up for teenagers or perhaps a dependent relative, or renting for holiday use.
The property sits in a good-sized garden and has off-street parking.
This type of property is rarely available in this great, very convenient location; early viewing recommended.
Entry to the property is by a double glazed front door with glazed side light which opens to a lobby with coat hooks and a large walk-in coat cupboard to one side, this space having a small window and also housing the meters etc. From the lobby a further glazed inner door again with full height glazed panel to one side, leads to the hall laid with wooden flooring which extends throughout most of the ground floor, natural light being provided by a large Velux window over the stairs to the first floor. Storage space is provided by built-in shelved airing cupboard which houses the hot water tank plus a further large cupboard under the stairs.
Off the hall are two large double bedrooms and a family bathroom, a further door leading to the remaining ground floor accommodation. Bedroom 1 is situated to the front of the house and has a glimpse of the sea and a wash hand basin. Bedroom 2 is situated to the rear and has a substantial amount of built-in clothes space provided by two build-in wardrobes which span the full width of one wall.
The family bath room comprises a white three piece suite including a double ended Jacuzzi bath with central mixer tap, plus a wet wall lined shower enclosure with an electric shower and glazed screen / door. The floor is tiled and there is a heated towel rail / radiator.
The passage off the hall has doors to two further large double bedrooms (or a 2nd living room & bedroom), a shower room and utility room with kitchen facilities, the door from the hall allowing this part of the house to be shut off from the rest of the property making it ideal for teenagers, guests or perhaps for a dependent relative, or it could be let out, although the door could easily be removed if required. Both bedrooms are again good-sized doubles, and both are carpeted. The front room (bedroom 3) presently used as a living room, enjoys a dual aspect including a glimpse of the sea. The second double room to the rear has a built-in wardrobe along one wall.
The large shower room has a WC and wash hand basin plus a wet wall lined shower with electric shower and glazed screen / door. The floor has tile effect vinyl and a radiator / towel rail is provided. The utility room also provides kitchen facilities with fitted units including a sink and a cooker, fridge / freezer & washing machine which are all included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Further storage is provided by a separate built-in shelved cupboard. The vinyl flooring extends into a small rear porch / sun room with large window area and glazed door to the garden, its situation on the southern corner of the house making it an attractive place to sit in the sun.
The wooden stair from the hall leads up to the first floor landing where a hatch with pull-down ladder provides access to storage space in the partially floored loft, and doors lead to the main sittingroom, the kitchen / dining room and a useful study or occasional box bedroom. The landing and sittingroom has the same wooden flooring as downstairs. The kitchen has oak flooring.
The generous proportioned sittingroom is an attractive space benefitting from plenty of natural light thanks to Velux windows to the front (enjoying the view over to Bressay) and rear, plus two further windows to the south-east gable wall either side of the solid fuel stove which provides a cosy heat source although there is also an electric panel heater. Wall lighting.
The kitchen / dining room is again a large room, and again well-lit with two Velux windows enjoying the view to Bressay, plus a further Velux to the opposite south-west facing wall. There is plenty of space for a large table & chairs plus plenty of cupboard and worktop space provided by cream coloured units which incorporate an integral electric oven, five ring gas hob with stainless steel splash back and cooker hood over, and deep pan drawers below, and also an insert 1½ bowl sink with handy pull-out larder units with wire baskets either side. Fitted shelving and a further built-in cupboard provide extra storage / display space.
Finally the study which has two Velux windows and has two fitted shelving for books etc., and ample power points for a computer etc., provides a great home office space.
Heating is provided by electric storage / panel heaters.
On the First Floor:-
Approx. 5.8m x 5.15m (floor area) (19'0" x 16'10" (floor area))
Kitchen / Dining Room
Generally approx. 5.95m x 3.6m extending to 4.85m (generally 19'6" x 11'9" extending to 15'10)
Approx. 3m x 2.1m at widest points (floor area) (9'10" x 6'10" at widest points (floor area)
On the Ground Floor:-
Approx. 4.45m x 3.3m (14'7" x 10'9")
Approx. 3.8m x 3.8m plus wardrobes (12'5" x 12'5" plus wardrobes)
Approx. 3.8m x 2.3m at widest points (12'5" x 7'6" at widest points)
Bedroom 3 (or Living Room)
Approx. 4m x 3.7m at widest points (13'1" x 12'1" at widest points)
Approx. 3.8m x 2.5m plus wardrobes (12'5" x 8'2" plus wardrobes)
Approx. 3.3m x 1.65m (10'9" x 5'4")
Utility Room / Kitchen
Approx. 3.5m x 2.35m at widest points (11'5" x 7'8" at widest points)
Rear Porch / Sun Room
Approx. 2.35m x 1.3m (7'8" x 4'3")
The house sits in a good-sized site for a property right in the centre of town, a stone dyke from the street providing privacy, a brick paved driveway providing off-street parking for two or three cars.
The front garden which overlooks a small public park, is laid with chips for low maintenance, this space being bordered by a flower bed with established shrubs, high fences and a gate to either side providing access to the back garden again attractively laid out for ease of maintenance, with a large patio area and well-stocked flower beds. On the east side of the house is a drying area and garden shed.
'Papilgarth' is situated off Stouts Court which is situated at the east end of Commercial Street, access to this part of the street being from the foot of Church Road / The Esplanade. Drive past the Queens Hotel, Bains Beach and the block of flats at Water Lane and later Stouts Court just after the boating club, and turn right into Stouts Court (The Old Manse is on the corner), and 'Papilgarth' is on the right just after the small public park.
The property is situated in the Lerwick Conservation Area.
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Harper Macleod were a dream to work with when marketing our home. Robert Bell was professional, timely and organised when it came to all aspects of the marketing and correspondence. He took beautiful photographs for marketing and we felt he really understood our proprieties best features and exemplified this. We would not hesitate to use Harper Macleod again in the future and cannot thank them enough for making the selling process so easy