- 1 Reception Room
- 2 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- Council Tax Band: F
- Energy Efficiency: C (73)
Situated in a very secluded setting at the back of the sought-after Westerloch area of Lerwick with an open aspect to the hillside behind, an ideal location for easy access to Anderson High School & Clickimin leisure centre just around the loch, and also within walking distance of Tesco’s & Sound primary school, ‘Summerton’ is a substantial detached property benefiting from District Heating and an integral garage with electric door.
This 'Fjogstad' house was originally built in the mid-1970’s by the Fred Olsen Company to house the manager of their new oil base at Greenhead. The accommodation on the main floor comprises a 25’ living room, spacious breakfasting kitchen, two double bedrooms, one with dressing room & en-suite, plus a bathroom & utility room. From here a stair leads down to the lower ground floor and a huge 27’ storeroom with kitchenette & shower room with potential to provide additional living accommodation.
Extensive refurbishment work was carried out in 2014 / 2015 however other aspects of the property would benefit from updating which is reflected in the price, nonetheless the property offers great potential in this very private and desirable location.
Refurbishment work carried out in 2014 / 2015 included re-plumbing and partial rewiring, installation of a new kitchen, bathroom and en-suite, new triple glazed uPVC windows and external doors upstairs, plus a new electrically operated garage door. Central heating provided by the Lerwick District Heating system was also installed, this supplying radiators throughout the main accommodation on the upper floor.
Entry to the house is to the rear, the back door opening to a lobby with doors to the hall and a modern bathroom which was refurbished in 2014 and now comprises a white suite including a shower / bath tub with wet wall-lined shower area & glazed shower screen over, plus a WC and wash hand basin set in a fitted cupboard unit which conceals the cistern and also provides useful storage space. Heating is provided by a heated towel rail is supplied by the district heating system.
Moving on into the hall, there are doors to the living room, two bedrooms and a handy walk-in cupboard with space for coats etc. and small window. The carpeted living room is a substantial room benefiting from a large window area with two wide picture windows facing east with glimpses to Clickimin Loch through the trees, plus a further window to the south which enjoys a view over the surrounding area to the sea in the distance, artificial light being provided by centre and wall lighting. A doorway from the living room leads through to the breakfasting kitchen, another very generously proportioned room with windows to the front and rear plus a further door to the back garden. New units were installed at the same time as the bathroom, extensive white gloss cupboard units set off by black speckle worktops providing a massive amount of storage and worktop space and also including an integral electric oven and hob with cooker hood over and pan drawers to either side, a concealed integrated dishwasher, inset sink plus a substantial matching island unit which provides dining space and additional storage. The fridge / freezer will be included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Recessed ceiling spotlighting. Off the kitchen is a separate utility room with additional fitted cupboards and a second sink, plus plumbing for a washing machine and a clothes pulley.
Back off the hall the main bedroom faces east and has a door to a small balcony. A large walk-in dressing room provides plenty of space for clothes etc. and there is also an en-suite (also refurbished in 2014) with wet wall-lined corner shower & glazed shower screen, plus a white WC and wash hand basin with light / mirror fitting over. Again there is a heated towel rail supplied by the district heating system.
The second bedroom also faces east, a ceiling hatch to this room being fitted with a pull-down ladder providing easy access to extensive storage space in the loft which stretches the length of the house, is floored down the centre and has fitted lighting.
A stair from the hall leads down to the lower ground floor, a door at the bottom of the stairs opening to the massive under-floor area of the house (approximately 14m x 3m) which provides access to pipework etc. and has fitted lighting. A second door leads to a lobby housing the District Heating unit and doors to a substantial storeroom and the garage. The storeroom which has its own external access (note the doors and window require attention) has three double glazed windows, a kitchenette area at one end including a sink, plus a shower room with shower, WC & wash hand basin. The room has in the past been used as separate living accommodation although would not comply with modern day building regulations now, but given its size and height it could relatively easily be converted into additional living space perhaps even as a separate flat for letting out, or space for a dependent relative, although any alterations would be subject to any necessary consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by contacting the local planning and building standards departments directly.
Note the sink to the kitchenette area and shower room currently have no water supply as this part of the house was unoccupied when the property was re-plumbed in 2014, however easily accessible tails were left in the underfloor area to allow for future reconnection as required.
The integral garage has an electric 'up & over' garage door with remote control and a cold water tap.
Approx. 7.5m x 3.6m x 5.25m at widest points
Approx. 5.2m x 4.15m
Approx. 4.8m x 3.1m
Approx. 2.45m x 2.1m
En-suite Shower Room
Approx. 2.2m x 1.3m
Approx. 4m x 2.85m
Approx. 3m x 2.2m
Approx. 2.25m x 2.2m
Lower Ground Floor Storeroom
Approx. 8.2m x 3.2m at widest points (including shower)
Approx. 2.25m x 1.3m
Approx. 5.55m x 2.95m
The property sits in an established site which is set back from the road and screened by mature trees along the east boundary. The house is accessed via a drive which leads up to a parking area in front of the house, steps to the north leading up to a path along the rear of the house to the doors to the lobby and beyond to the utility room. There are lawns to the front, side and rear. Note that although the fences to the front and rear of the house have been place for many years the actual title boundaries lie slightly within the fence line. This can be pointed out at the time of viewing.
Understood to currently be Band F. 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:
Andrewstown Brae is situated at the north end of Westerloch Terrace which lies off the main south road out of Lerwick, on the west side of Clickimin Loch. Summerton is right at the end of the road in the far left hand corner, the tree lined drive being straight on.
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.
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