4 bedrooms • sittingroom • kitchen / dining room • 2 bath / shower rooms • office & utility room • detached garage with store / workshop
Great, very spacious, detached family home set in a large well-kept garden in a popular rural location just six miles outside of Lerwick and all its amenities.
Arranged over two floors the triple glazed accommodation comprises a generously proportioned 23' sittingroom, similarly sized kitchen / dining room, large double bedroom, shower room & utility room on the ground floor; upstairs are three further bedrooms, a handy office and a family bathroom.
The house is surrounded by a sweeping expanse of lawn, a stone dyke forming the boundary with the access track. The detached garage / workshop has an electric garage door.
There are pleasant views from the house, particularly the upstairs rooms, of the surrounding area including over to the Voe of Lax Firth, and there is a primary school within walking distance.
'Westerlands' is situated at the end of a short access serving three detached houses at Tingwall, an attractive, conveniently situated rural location within easy commuting distance of Lerwick and all of its amenities, just six miles away. As well as being within easy reach of the town, the location means the property is also well-placed for commuting to Brae / Sullom Voe.
The local primary school (with nursery provision; secondary pupils go to Lerwick, school transport being provided) is situated just along the road at Strand, about ½ mile from the house, where there is also a play park and community hall, whilst nearby is an 18 hole golf course at Dale.
The property was built in the early 1990's. Windows are 'NorDan' triple glazed units and heating is provided by electric storage / panel heaters. There is a 'Freesat' satellite TV connection to the sittingroom & kitchen, and telephone points in the sittingroom, kitchen, hall and upstairs office.
The sale will include all kitchen appliances, carpets and other fixed floor coverings, most curtains and the light fittings.
On the Ground Floor:-
Entry is via a double glazed front door which opens to a vestibule with space for coats etc., a tiled floor and glazed inner door to the hall
Welcoming hall with wood laminate flooring, glazed doors straight ahead to the kitchen and sittingroom, a passage to the left leading to the bathroom, utility room and two handy built-in cupboards, one a shelved airing cupboard housing the hot water tank, the other a cloak cupboard, whilst to the right is a mahogany stair to the first floor, and a large double bedroom.
(Approx. 6.9m x 4.55m) (22'8" x 15') Very generously proportioned, dual-aspect, carpeted room with a wide triple window facing south-west plus a second window facing north-west. Artificial lighting is provided by recessed ceiling spotlights controlled by two dimmer switches.
Kitchen / Dining Room
(Approx. 7.1m x 3.95m) (23'3" x 13') Again another large room which like the sittingroom has plenty of natural light, this time thanks to two windows facing south-west. The kitchen has ample fitted units including a peninsular unit with glazed cabinets over separating it from the dining area and a concealed cooker hood. The freestanding cooker, fridge & dishwasher will be included in the sale. Laminate flooring is laid to the dining area, vinyl tiles to the kitchen; lighting is provided by ceiling spotlighting and additional worktop lights to the kitchen, and by a pendant fitting to the dining area.
(Approx. 4.05m x 2.45m) (13'3" x 8') A door from the kitchen leads to the good-sized utility room which can also be accessed from the hall, the room providing lots more storage space with extensive fitted units and plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale along with the tall larder freezer. Tiled floor and double glazed side door.
(Approx. 2.65m x 2.3m) (8'9" x 7'6") With tiling to dado height and to the floor, shower enclosure with power shower, WC & wash hand basin with mirror and lights over, and heated towel rail. Bathroom cabinet included.
(Approx. 4.05m x 4m) (13'4" x 13'2") Spacious, carpeted double bedroom with two built-in double wardrobes each with a shelf & hanging rail.
On the First Floor:-
The stair from the hall leads up to a carpeted landing leading to the three bedrooms, an office and bathroom. A built-in cupboard provides plenty of easily accessible storage space and there is also a hatch to the loft space.
(Approx. 5.55m x 4m (floor area)) (18'2" x 13'2") Substantial, carpeted master bedroom with north-west facing window to the gable wall enjoying a fine view over to Lax Firth Voe. Two built-in wardrobes provide clothes space, each fitted with a shelf & hanging rail, and each has a hatch giving access to the eaves.
(Approx.2.9m x 1.5m (floor area)) (9'6" x 5') Handy extra room with Velux window with integral blind, and telephone point for computer etc.
(Approx. 2.7m x 2.45m (floor area)) (8'10" x 8') Family bathroom with three piece suite comprising a 'Jacuzzi' bath with electric shower & glazed shower screen over, plus a WC & wash hand basin set in extensive fitted units providing useful storage and shelf space for toiletries etc. Velux window with integral blind, heated towel rail & fan heater.
The remaining accommodation comprises two large single bedrooms each with a gable window to the south-east enjoying an open view to the hill beyond.
(Approx. 4.5m x 2.7m (floor area)) (14'10" x 8'10") With wood laminate flooring and hatch to the eaves space.
(Approx. 3.25m x 2.7m (floor area)) (10'7" x 8'11") Carpeted room with walk-in wardrobe with shelf & hanging rail.
The property is set within a large, well maintained and established plot which is enclosed by a stone dyke to the access track and by wooden fencing elsewhere. The initial part of the access which is shared with two other houses, has recently been re-tarred, the remainder will be tarred by the sellers although this may not be until completion of the sale.
The access leads to a large graveled parking area outside of the house and the detached garage. A large mature lawn sweeps around the front and west side of the house to the rear where there is a further lawn / drying green and paved seating area along the back of the house.
The detached garage comprises the main parking space (approx. 6.15m x 4.35m (20'3" x 14'3")) with electric 'up & over' garage door, two side windows, power & lighting. A door at the rear opens to a further store / workshop space (approx. 4.35m x 1.95m (14'3" x 6'4")).
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 Efficiency Rating: D (61)
To reach the house turn north off the main road out of town at Veensgarth, signposted for Gott Farm, Strand & Laxfirth. Drive past the school and continue to the far end of Strand Loch, turning right at the bus shelter to Califf & Breiwick. Pass a row of three detached houses and the junction to 'Greenwell' on the right, and turn immediately next right onto a track leading to three more houses; 'Westerlands' being the house at the end.
The Strand loop road which runs along the north side of Strand Loch, continues westwards to meet up again with the main road north to Voe, Brae etc. Approaching from the north, the junction to the house is signposted for 'Strand'.
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