'Tigh-na-Mara', 5 South Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0RB

Under offer
Key Details

Reception Rooms:

1 or 2


4 or 5



Energy Efficiency:

C (72)

Council Tax:

Band E


Under offer


1 or 2 reception rooms; 4 or 5 bedrooms; kitchen / dining room; bathroom & en-suite shower room.


Attractive four / five bedroom family home benefiting from central heating provided by the Lerwick District Heating system, in very central location close to Bell’s Brae school and the hospital, and within walking distance of Commercial Street, the new Anderson High School site / Clickimin Leisure Centre, and Tesco's.

Originally built in the late 1930's, the house was extensively, yet sympathetically, renovated around 2000, including re-roofing, re-harling, new doors & windows, insulation, re-wiring & re-plumbing. In 2012 an extension was added to the rear of the house creating a spacious kitchen / dining room.

Arranged over two floors, the double glazed accommodation comprises two attractive, well-proportioned, bay-windowed reception rooms (one could be used as a 5th bedroom), a super, contemporary style kitchen / dining room with lots of light thanks to a large south / west facing window area, three bedrooms and a bathroom downstairs, plus an en-suite master bedroom with study area off, upstairs.

Ample off-street parking, lawn & patio area, and garden shed.


On the Ground Floor:-


With double glazed front door, coats hooks, fitted meter cupboard, quarry tiled floor and glazed inner door to the hall.


With doors to all rooms and a stripped pine staircase with cupboard space below to the first floor. Cornice & feature arch, and wood laminate flooring.


(Approx.4.3m x 3.65m extending to 4.35m into bay) (14’2” x 11’11” / 14’2”) Good-sized room with a large bay window to the front of the house featuring the original stained glass upper panels (note the stained glass sections are also double glazed with the stained glass panels on the inside thus protected from the elements) with wooden louvre shutters for privacy, plus a separate original stained glass oriel window to the side. The original tiled fireplace (not tested) is an attractive feature although there is also a central heating radiator. Wood laminate flooring, cornice and ceiling rose with centre light fitting, separate 5 amp lighting circuit & satellite TV point.

2nd Reception Room / Bedroom 5

(Approx. 4.35m x 3.5m extending to 4m into bay) (14’4” x 11’5” / 13’2”) Another well-proportioned reception room, again with a bay window to the front of the house, also with original stained glass panels.

The room is currently used as extra living space but it could be used as a 5th bedroom. Fitted carpet (there are stripped & varnished floor boards beneath it), cornice & ceiling rose and centre light & 5 amp lighting circuit.


(Approx. 2.1m x 2m) (6’10” x 6’7”) Modern, wet-wall lined, family bathroom with white suite comprising a shower bath with rainfall shower and separate hand held fitting, and glazed shower screen over, plus a WC & wash hand basin. Heating is provided by electric underfloor heating below the light wood effect laminate flooring, or by a heated towel rail supplied by the central heating.

Kitchen / Dining Room

(Approx. 3.15m x 2.65m + 4.35m x 3.95m into bay) (10’3” x 8’8” + 14’3” x 13) Particularly bright kitchen / dining room with a very contemporary fitted kitchen in a cream finish and featuring glass splashbacks, and a spacious south-facing dining area housed in the 2012 extension which benefits from a large, double glazed window area to three sides (all the windows have blinds) and double doors opening to the garden. The units house a range of ‘Neff’ integral appliances including an electric oven and 5 ring gas hob with cooker hood over, plus a concealed dishwasher. Inset sink with mixer tap & hose, plumbing for a washing machine (appliance not included), plus a further run of matching floor-to-ceiling units to the dining area providing additional cupboard space. The space has wood laminate and recessed ceiling spotlighting throughout.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.45m x 3m) (11’5” x 9’10”) Carpeted, south-facing double bedroom with cornice & TV point.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 4m x 3.1m) (13’1” x 10’3”) 2nd double bedroom again facing south and carpeted. TV point.

Bedroom 3

(Approx. 2.7m x 2.65m) (8’10” x 8’9”) West-facing, carpeted single bedroom. TV point.

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 4

(Overall approx. 5.7m x 5.2m (floor area)) (18’8” x 17’) The stair from the hall leads to a spacious open-plan space on the first floor with stripped & varnished floorboards throughout. On the right is a study area with fitted desk and cupboard units, which is separated by the stairs and a low partition wall from the large sleeping space to the left. Lots of natural light is provided by four Velux windows which also allow for a glimpse of The Knab past the houses opposite. There is an en-suite shower room off the bedroom area plus a large walk-in wardrobe which also houses the hot water tank and provides access to the District Heating unit. Built-in shelved cupboard and additional storage space in the eaves.

En-suite Shower Room

(Approx. 2.3m x 1.55m) (7’7” x 5’1”) Part-tiled shower room with tiled shower enclosure with shower supplied by the District Heating system, and a white WC & wash hand basin. Wood laminate flooring.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, & blinds.


The property benefits from ample off-road parking, there being a tarred parking area / driveway in front and to the side of the house with space for four or five cars. A wooden fence separates the parking area from a front lawn which extends around the west side of the house to a wooden garden shed (approx. 3.5m x 2.25m) (11’5” x 9’) and a paved patio area and drying green to the south side of the house outside the double doors from the kitchen / dining room.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band E. 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 Performance

Energy Efficiency Rating: C (72)

Property Location

5 South Road is situated on the south side of South Road between the junctions with Sletts Road & West Sletts Park.

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