Key details

Address
St Albern, Sandwick, ZE2 9HW
Features
3 double bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • bathroom & separate shower room • porch / utility area • open-plan hallway / office space • detached garage / store
Status
Under offer
Entry
By arrangement.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: B
  • Energy Efficiency: D (68)

Overview

Conveniently situated in the centre of Sandwick within walking distance of a play park, the school, swimming pool and local shop, and also within easy commuting distance of Lerwick (approximately 13 miles), ‘St Albern’ is an attractive, three bedroom / two bathroom, detached family home set in a large, well-established garden of around ¼ acre.

Offering spacious accommodation all on the one level, the house is fully double glazed and has central heating supplied by an oil-fired boiler. In addition to three large double bedrooms, the ‘walk-into’ accommodation also includes a dual-aspect living room, kitchen / diner, main bathroom, and separate shower room, plus a porch / utility area.

The large site provides plenty of outside space, ideal for families, and includes off-street parking for three cars and a large, detached garage / store, the store area which is lined and insulated, providing potential for a home office space although there is also an office area in the house itself.

Great family home with the convenience of amenities close at hand – viewing essential.

General Information

‘St Albern’ is situated in a convenient location in the centre of Sandwick, a fairly scattered village community located in the South Mainland of Shetland approximately mid-way between Lerwick, 13 miles to the north, and Sumburgh and the airport approximately 13 miles to the south, both being within easy reach by car or by bus as Lerwick - Sumburgh bus services run through the village not far from the house.

Sandwick enjoys an excellent range of amenities which are mostly all within walking distance of the house, these including the local shop & post office, Junior High School (nursery, primary & secondary schooling to year 4), and also the South Mainland swimming pool, all at Stove, plus there is a village hall, community centre, well-supported social club, and garage. Planning permission has also just been granted for a Co-op mini-supermarket and there is a public play park at ‘Central’ not far from the house.

Slightly further afield, Lebitton is the departure point for summer boat trips to the island of Mousa and its famous broch, whilst there is a small visitors centre and tearoom at Hoswick.

Further information on Sandwick and the South Mainland area can be found at:-

https://www.shetland.org/visit/plan/areas/south-mainland.

The property is fully double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler housed in the side porch, the boiler having been replaced about four years ago. The boiler also supplies the mains pressure ‘Megaflo’ water tank.

The property has been comprehensively upgraded by the current owners since their purchase in 2008, including new double glazed windows, the windows to the front of the house being replaced in the same style as the originals thus retaining the original appearance of the house, a new, detached garage / store in 2010, and finally a new roof and large extension which was completed in 2020, again the extension being designed to blend in with the original property.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, and light fittings.

Accommodation

There is a ‘formal’ main entrance porch to the front of the property, although in practice entry is usually via the porch to the side of the drive, the uPVC door opening to a porch / utility area with fitted wooden worktop with plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included) and central heating boiler below, and a matching wooden wall unit / wine rack over, a further shelved cupboard to the side providing additional storage space.

A door from the porch opens to the kitchen / diner which enjoys a dual-aspect with windows to the north and east. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and the fitted units include an integral electric double oven and gas hob with concealed cooker hood over, inset sink, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge (appliances not included). Clothes pulley and wood laminate flooring.

The original stained wood internal doors throughout the property have been retained as a feature, doors from the kitchen leading to the hall and living room, the living room being a good-sized, carpeted room also enjoying a dual-aspect, this time with windows to the north and west. The fireplace which is an attractive focal point to the room, is decorative only, but there is a central heating radiator.

The carpeted hall leads to the front porch and a second entrance to the house, one of the bedrooms, the main bathroom, and finally the hallway / office space which leads through to the extension. A hatch with pull-down ladder provides easy access to extensive storage space in the partially floored loft.

Bedroom 1 is a large, carpeted double room with a double window facing west and looking out over the front garden. A large, built-in shelved cupboard provides storage space. The bathroom which retains the original varnished floorboards, comprises a three piece suite, the bath having a wet-wall lined shower area with ‘rainfall’ shower head and separate hand held fitting over. The final door opens to an open hallway / office space with wood laminate flooring which leads through to the extension. The office area has a large window to the rear of the property overlooking the back garden, a built-in shelved cupboard providing useful storage, the airing cupboard to the side housing the hot water tank. Off this area, a sliding pocket door opens to a wet-wall lined shower room with shower again with ‘rainfall’ shower head and separate hand held fitting, plus a white WC and a wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit with wall mirror behind. Ladder style heated towel rail / radiator.

The extension houses bedrooms 2 and 3, both very generously proportioned, carpeted double rooms accessed via doors in an ‘oak’ finish, bedroom 2 being situated to the rear, bedroom 3 to the front.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living Room

4.2m x 4.2m (13’9” x 13’9”)

Kitchen / Diner

4.2m x 4.2m (13’9” x 13’9”)

Bathroom

2.3m x 1.9m (7’6” x 6’3”)

Bedroom 1

4.15m x 4.15m at widest points (13’8” x 13’8”)

Open Hallway / Office Space

Generally 4.15m x 2.15m + 2m x 1.83m (13’8” x 7’ + 6’8’ x 6’)

Shower Room

2.6m x 1m (8’6” x 3’3”)

Bedroom 2 (Left)

4.55m x 3.8m at widest points (15’ x 12’6”)

Bedroom 3 (Right)

4.55m x 3.8m (15’ x 12’6”)

External

As noted the property sits in a large, well-established garden which is estimated to extend to around ¼ acre or thereby, the garden being mainly enclosed by a wall with fencing elsewhere. Two gates provide access from the street, one leading to a path with lawns either side, to the front door and around to the side porch, the second vehicular gates providing access to a mainly graveled driveway with space for three cars in front of the detached garage. Behind the house is a further lawn / drying green where a concrete base for a small garden shed has already been erected, and the additional lawned triangular area to the side is also included. External cold water tap.

The detached garage / store comprises a garage measuring approximately 6m x 4m (19’9” x 13’2”) with ‘up & over’ garage door, and access to a lined and insulated store (approximately 4m x 3.6m (13’2” x 11’9”)) to the rear with its own separate uPVC side entrance door and window, both the garage and store having power & lighting. The store could potentially make an ideal home office space.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. 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

Drive to the ‘Central’ crossroads in the centre of Sandwick and turn east to Noness. Veer right just after the large orange painted building on the left, and follow the road past the large shed on the corner and a pair of green painted timber clad houses on the left, and you will arrive at ‘St Albern’, the next house on the left.

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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.

We were very impressed with your professional manner and always keeping us up to date with progress.
Lee Thompson
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St Albern, Sandwick, ZE2 9HW

Please telephone the sellers direct on 01950 431 251 or 07884 284 377, or contact our reception.

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