• 2 bedrooms • living room • kitchen • bathroom • garage / shed
Providing detached accommodation all on the one single storey level, 'Rockville Cottage' is a two bedroom property conveniently situated in a large mature garden in the centre of the village of Sandwick by the local shop & post office, a short stroll from the local school & swimming pool, and also on the Lerwick / Sumburgh bus route.
In addition to two bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation also includes a living room, kitchen and bathroom, with heating by electric storage heaters, a solid fuel stove in the living room providing a cosy alternative heat source.
The fenced site provides ample parking and plenty of outdoor space including a large paved patio area behind the detached garage / shed.
The property would make an ideal first time buy or would suit anyone looking to downsize, with the benefit of amenities including the shop and swimming pool close at hand, and good bus access to Lerwick.
'Rockville Cottage' is conveniently situated right next to the local shop in the centre of the village of Sandwick which lies approximately midway between Lerwick approximately 13 miles to the north, and Sumburgh and the airport approximately 13 miles to the south, both Lerwick and Sumburgh being within easy reach either by car or by bus as Lerwick / Sumburgh buses run though the village past the house.
In addition to the local shop & post office next to the house, amenities in the area include the Junior High School & swimming pool, both a short stroll from the house, a garage, youth & community centre and social club hall at 'Central', plus a visitor's centre / tea room at Hoswick. The doctor's surgery for the South Mainland area is at Levenwick to the south.
The house has uPVC double glazed windows and electric storage heating supplemented by a solid-fuel stove in the living room. In recent years the insulation has been extensively upgraded with a number of walls being re-lined and insulated.
The main entrance to the house is via a double glazed uPVC door to the front which opens to a hall with original painted doors to the two bedrooms and living room, fitted shelving for boots etc., & vinyl flooring, a hatch with pull-down ladder providing easy access to a massive amount of storage space in the fully floored loft which extends the full width of the house and has lighting fitted.
Both bedrooms are carpeted and heated by a storage heater. The main bedroom is a large dual-aspect double room with windows to the west and north and a painted wood ceiling. The second single bedroom has a window facing east with fitted bookshelves below.
The good-sized living room also benefits from a dual aspect, this time with the windows to the south & west, a 'Morso' solid-fuel stove set in a brick faced fireplace surround providing a cosy heat source but there is also a storage heater. A shelved recess provides space for books etc., and there is a satellite TV connection, wood effect laminate flooring and painted wood ceiling. A door at the rear of the living room opens to a lobby leading through to the kitchen, with door to the bathroom and full-height double glazed uPVC back door to the garden.
The fitted kitchen has an integral oven and hob, plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included), inset sink and titled splash backs. The window faces south and the tiled floor extends throughout the lobby and also the bathroom which comprises a WC, wash hand basin with fitted cupboard space below, plus a bath / shower tub with shower over supplied by the 'Megaflo' water tank housed in a built-in cupboard in the kitchen. The ceiling is lined with pine and there is a heated towel rail.
(Approx. 4.05m x 3.6m) (13'4" x 11'10")
(Approx. 2.8m x 2.75m) (9'2" x 9'1")
(Approx. 4.05m x 3.8m) (13'4" x 12'5")
(Approx. 2.85m x 2.65m) (9'5" x 8'9")
(Approx. 1.8m x 1.8m) (6' x 6')
The property sits in a good-sized site estimated to extend to just under ¼ acre or thereby, and fenced throughout with a gate to a path to the front door plus a separate vehicular access to a parking area for three / four cars in front of a detached garage (approx. 4.55m x 2.85m) (15' x 9'5") with power and further shed off (approx. 4.1m x 2.8m (13'5" x 9'3"). There are lawns at either side of the path to the front door, a further lawn to the rear, plus paved patio areas outside the back door and also behind the garage where there is a drying area. Note: the adjoining shop / bakery has a right of access to the emergency exit door at the rear of the building.
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: E (54)
The property is situated in the centre of Sandwick next to the local shop. Approaching from the north on the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road take the first turning to Sandwick and follow the road through the village passing through 'Central' crossroads. The shop and the house are situated just after the school road. Approaching from on the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road from the south take the southernmost turning to Sandwick and follow the signs for Hoswick (do not take the first turning to Sandwick). Drive through the houses at Swinister to a 'T'-junction and turn left. The house and shop are a short distance from the junction on the right.
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