• 3 double bedrooms • living / dining room • kitchen • 2 shower rooms • cellar storage & 2 garden sheds
Rare opportunity to acquire a three bedroom detached house in a highly sought-after shore side location right in the centre of town, a short stroll through the historic Lodberries area to Commercial Street and the small boat harbour. This property is all about location, the situation of the house allowing it to enjoy fantastic views over the harbour approach across to Bressay.
Arranged over two floors the accommodation comprises a triple aspect living / dining room, re-fitted kitchen, shower room and double bedroom on the ground floor, plus two further double bedrooms and a second shower room upstairs. A substantial cellar provides extensive storage space. Central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler although the boiler can also be fed by a multi-fuel stove in the living / dining room.
The established, quite private garden provides ample parking and lots of outside space including a paved patio area to the rear which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the wildlife including seals, otters and even the occasional killer whale, and harbour shipping. A gate at the bottom of the garden provides access to the shoreline and walks around the Knab.
Entry to the property is via a front door which opens to a wood-lined porch with windows to three sides and a tiled floor, a uPVC inner door then opening to the hall which benefits from borrowed light via an internal window to the porch. Laid with wood laminate flooring the space has a door to the left to a ground floor bedroom, a half-glazed door to the right to the living room, whilst at the end is a handy built-in store cupboard, a further half-glazed door to the dining room, and a doorway to the kitchen.
The living / dining room is a lovely bright room (originally two rooms but now linked via a wide archway) which benefits from lots of natural light thanks to its triple aspect, both the living and dining areas having windows to the south, the living area to the front of the house having a west-facing window looking out over the front garden, a bay window to the dining area to the rear taking full advantage of the stunning views across the Sound to Bressay. Artificial light is provided by two feature ceiling light fittings whilst a multi-fuel stove in the dining area provides a cosy heat source although both areas also have central heating radiators. Wood laminate flooring unifies the whole space.
The kitchen which also benefits from the fine view, has just been re-fitted with modern units in a white gloss finish set off by black speckled worktops and including a white inset ceramic sink & drainer, integral electrical oven, gas hob with stainless steel splash back and cooker hood over, plus plumbing for a dishwasher. Two additional built-in cupboards provide further shelved storage space. The vinyl flooring in the kitchen extends into a lobby where there is space for a washing machine and freezer etc. (the white goods (including dishwasher in the kitchen area available by separate negotiation), a door to a wet room style shower room with shower, white WC and wash hand basin, a uPVC door to a side porch.
Finally off the hall by the stairs is a west-facing carpeted double bedroom with built-in shelved recess.
The stair leads up to a carpeted landing with doors to two double bedrooms and a second shower room, and access to storage space in the eaves where the hot water tank is situated. Both bedrooms are carpeted double rooms with dormer windows enjoying the fine view across the Sound, and access to further storage space in the eaves, a hatch to the main bedroom to the right with pull-down ladder providing easy access to the loft space. The second shower room comprises a wet wall lined shower enclosure with glazed shower screen plus a white WC & wash hand basin.
On the Ground Floor:-
Approx. 4.05m x 2.8m
Approx. 3.5m x 2.85m
Approx. 4.2m x 2.95m at widest points
Approx. 1.75m x 1.55m
Approx. 3.15m x 2.85m
On the First Floor:-
Approx. 4.2m x 3.2m (floor area)
Approx. 4.2m x 3.75m (floor area)
Approx. 3.7m x 1.1m (floor area)
The property sits in a good-sized site which stretches from the road down to just above the shoreline to the rear, a tarred driveway leading down to a large parking area to the side of the house. There is also a separate tarred footpath which leads past the front garden comprising a lawn surrounded by established planting making it a quite secluded space for somewhere right in the centre of town.
At the bottom of the drive are two wooden garden sheds, a further lawn plus a paved patio area which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the fine view particularly in the morning. External cold water tap.
A hatch provides access to a substantial cellar (approx. 9.85m x 3.35m provides a huge amount of useable storage space and has power & lighting and fitted cupboard units. It also houses the central heating boiler and the 'Megaflo' hot water tank.
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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