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2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, sun room, garage.
Two reception room / four bedroom detached house set in quiet rural situation about a mile from the centre of the village of Vidlin, enjoying fine views westwards over Sweening Voe. Lerwick approx. 22 miles; Brae approx. 11 miles.
The accommodation which has oil-fired central heating, comprises two living rooms, a kitchen, sun room & bathroom on the ground floor plus four bedrooms upstairs.
Attached to the house is a large garage / workshop.
The property requires some repair, and maintenance which is reflected in the price.
The property is situated in Sweening which lies about a mile to the west of the centre of the village of Vidlin overlooking the Sweening Voe. The local shop which also sells fuel, and the local village hall are situated about a mile from the house, about half a mile further on is the local primary school and a marina.
The property comprises an original croft house which has been extended at various times. Windows are a mix of uPVC and timber double glazed units and central heating is provided by a 'Grant' oil-fired boiler in the kitchen which supplies radiators throughout the house, except for the sun room, supplemented by a solid-fuel stove (not tested) in the second living room.
The property is in poor condition and requires repair and renovation including replacement of the blockwork cladding to the front extension. This is reflected in the price.
On the Ground Floor:-
With plumbing for a washing machine, door to the hallway and inner window to the living room.
With doors to the bathroom, kitchen and main sittingroom.
(Approx. 1.95m x 1.75m) (6'6" x 5'9") With WC, wash hand basin and bath with electric shower over. Heated towel rail.
(Approx. 5.15m x 2.3m + 1.85m x 1.8m) (17' x 7'6" + 6'2 x 6') West-facing, 'L'-shaped kitchen with some fitted units including a sink and plumbing for a dishwasher, plus space for a small table & chairs. Windows to three sides provide plenty of natural light.
(Approx. 5.1m x 3.2m) (16'8" x 10'6") With 'beamed' ceiling, doors to the second living room and sun room, and stair to the first floor.
(Approx. 2.75m x 2.05m) (9' x 6'8") Small uPVC double glazed sun room facing west and north, enjoying fine views of the voe.
(Approx. 3.15m x 3.1m) (10'4" x 10'2") Again with exposed beams, and also exposed stone work to one wall where there is a solid-fuel stove (not tested) in addition to a central heating radiator.
On the First Floor:-
The stair from the sittingroom leads up to a small landing on the first floor with doors to the four coombed ceilinged bedrooms.
(Approx. 4.05m x 3.45m (floor area)) (13'3" x 11'3") Double bedroom with Velux window.
(Approx. 5.35m x 3.5m (floor area) (17'6" x 11'6") Main bedroom with gable window facing west enjoying the view over the voe, and a Velux window to the south.
(Approx. 3.65m x 2m (floor area)) (12' x 6'7") Single / box bedroom with Velux window.
(Approx. 3.7m x 1.95m (floor area)) (12'2" x 6'6") Second single bedroom, again with Velux window.
The property sits in a fenced site which is accessed via a track from the public road over which the property has access rights. The site is mainly grassed with a number of established trees around the perimeter particularly to the rear of the house. Attached garage (approx. 6.4m x 4.2m) (21' x 13'9") with garage doors, side door, power lighting & two Velux windows.
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 the Shetland Islands Council website.
Energy Efficiency Rating: E (43)
To reach the property drive to the Vidlin shop and turn left to Lunna & Sweening and immediately left again to Sweening. The access track to the property is almost exactly one mile from the junction on the right being just before a large detached wooden house. Note the access track is quite rutted and vehicles other than 4 x 4's would be best left at the roadside and walk in.
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