- 1 Reception Room
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
- Energy Efficiency: C (77)
Stunning, very distinctive, four bedroom split-level detached house set in a large, particularly secluded site surrounded by mature trees, in a great location conveniently situated within easy walking distance of the harbour area and amenities including local shopping, the school, swimming pool and health centre.
The house has just undergone a major refurbishment and now benefits from modern standards of construction including central heating provided by an air-to-water heat pump and double glazed windows. The accommodation is arranged over three levels including a fabulous open-plan living / dining room / kitchen on the lower ground floor with patio doors to a substantial veranda running along the south side of the house with fantastic views of the harbour and the castle, a family bathroom on the mezzanine floor, plus four bedrooms and a shower room on the upper floor.
The renovation work has been carried out to a high standard and with considerable flair, the result being a very contemporary interior with many thoughtful touches. The large site offers privacy and possibly scope for a further house site, subject to consents.
This is an outstanding property – early viewing recommended.
Scalloway, originally the ancient capital of Shetland, is situated on the west coast of Shetland approximately six miles from Lerwick. Ladysmith Road is situated in a particularly leafy and secluded part of the village on its northern edge, the location being a short stroll from Main Street and the harbour area and within easy walking distance of a range of amenities including the primary school (secondary pupils go to Lerwick, swimming pool, gym & weight training, and doctors surgery, as well as local shopping on Main Street including a couple of general stores one incorporating a butchers & toy shop, a chemist / post office and hair & beauty saloon.
A new family pub and restaurant is opening in the village shortly headed up by award winning owner / chef, and there is also Da Haaf Restaurant, a Chinese takeaway and the Cornerstone Coffee shop / cafe bar. There is also a museum next to Scalloway Castle, Fraser Park, village hall, youth centre and garage, plus a vet's surgery and fish shop at East Voe, whilst further around the harbour at Port Arthur is the NAFC Marine Centre, part of the University of the Highland & Islands, a marina (there is a second marina at East Voe) and boating club with angling, sailing & rowing. Close by are the renowned fishing lochs of Asta & Tingwall, and golf courses at Asta & Dale.
The house was originally designed in the mid 1960's by Ray Bradbury, Shetlands Islands Council architect who was involved with the library building in Lerwick. The house has however just undergone a major refurbishment project with virtually everything renewed and brought up to the latest standards including re-roofing, additional Siberian Larch detail cladding, re-wiring and re-plumbing, a new kitchen, bathroom & shower room plus installation of a new wet radiator central heating system powered by a 'Mitsubishi Ecodan' air-to-water heat pump which also provides hot water although the hot water tank has a backup immersion heater. New low energy and low maintenance 'Schüco' precision engineered windows and doors have been fitted, all (except the front door) having fitted blind units. The refurbishment has not only brought the existing property up to a very efficient modern standard, it has also resulted in a highly desirable and very distinctive family home.
Entry to the property is via a covered porch area where a uPVC double glazed front door finished in an attractive, very contemporary matt grey finish, opens to an entrance lobby with handy space to the side for boots etc. and waterproof v-grooved oak flooring, a full-height glazed inner door with glazed side panel leading to a hallway, a bright space open to the main living / dining room / kitchen area a couple of steps down to the left. On the left a built-in cupboard houses the electric meter & fuse boxes etc. plus cabling to combined satellite, internet and phone sockets in all the bedrooms, the living space, and also the open multi-purpose space on the landing, whilst a hatch to the right opens to a large under-floor cellar space which is fully lined and insulated and has the same flooring as the hall, and recessed ceiling spotlighting, thus providing a huge amount of easily accessible and usable storage space, as well as housing the central heating unit and hot water tank. Beyond that and opposite the stairs to the main living space is a built-in reading nook with built-in bookshelves, lighting and day bed which looks straight through the large window to the living space to the trees beyond. Next is a clever utility area housing a concealed integrated washing machine / tumble dryer and cupboard space for towels etc., the stairs to the upper ground floor, and a family bathroom comprising a white three piece suite including a shower bath with shower fitting over and glazed shower screen plus a contemporary style WC and wash hand basin set in a fitted unit which conceals the cistern and also provides plenty of useful storage space for toiletries etc. including a mirror doored cabinet over the one piece sink / worktop unit. Again the bathroom has the same flooring as the hall.
The living / dining room / kitchen on the lower ground floor is a fabulous, light and airy space, a particular feature being the wide floor-to-ceiling window in the middle of the room which looks out to the balcony and the harbour area beyond. The attractively fitted kitchen to the left features white gloss units set off by grey speckled worktops and splash backs, the units providing plenty of cupboard and worktop space and also including a range of integral appliances including an oven with combined oven / grill / microwave over, an induction hob with concealed cooker hood over and large pan drawers below, a concealed fridge / freezer and corner carousel, the additional matching peninsula breakfast bar unit which neatly separates the kitchen from the living / dining area, incorporating an inset sink complete with instant hot water tap and 'insinkerator' waste disposal unit, and further storage. Further natural light is provided by double glazed sliding patio doors to the kitchen area which open to the substantial deck running along the south side of the house, the windows and the patio doors being fitted with venetian blinds.
The living area features a striking display wall with fitted cupboard & display shelf space surrounding a wall mounted LG television which is included in the sale along with a matching sound bar and separate sub woofer surround sound unit, lighting throughout the whole living / dining area being provided by recessed ceiling spotlights controlled by several switches, plus additional LED lighting to the display shelving, below the worktops and also the stair treads. Off the living area is a south-west facing conservatory, also fully double glazed, with a uPVC door to the deck to the front and a further door to the garden to the rear.
The short carpeted stair from the hallway leads to an open landing area on the upper ground floor with doors to the four bedrooms and a shower room, the whole of the upper ground floor being laid with the same oak flooring. The landing is again a bright space as are all the bedrooms, three windows, again with integral venetian blinds, providing ample natural light, the open area making an ideal office area.
Like the landing all the bedrooms are lit by recessed ceiling spotlights. Bedrooms 1 & 4 have a run of windows enjoying the view through the trees to the harbour area, bedroom 1 having a large shelf just below the window. Bedroom 2 enjoys a dual aspect with windows to the west and north, as does bedroom 3 including sliding patio doors overlooking the driveway. Finally there is a shower room finished to a similar standard as the main bathroom, comprising a white 'brick' tiled extra wide shower enclosure with glazed screen / door plus a contemporary WC & wash hand basin with similarly tiled splash back, mixer tap, fitted cupboard space below and a mirror doored cabinet with integral lighting over.
On the Lower Ground Floor:-
Kitchen / Dining / Living Room
Approx. 10.15m x 3.8m at widest point (33'3" x 12'5" at widest point)
Approx. 4.2m x 2.3m (13'9" x 7'6")
On the Mezzanine Floor:-
Approx. 2.6m x 1.9m (8'6" x 6'2")
On the Upper Ground Floor:-
Approx. 3.05m x 2.9m (floor area) (10'0" x 9'6" (floor area))
Approx. 4m x 2.15m (13'1" x 7'0")
Approx. 2.15m x 1.95m at widest points (7'0" x 6'4" at widest points)
Approx. 3.95m x 2.15m (12'11" x 7'0")
Approx. 4m x 3.35m (13'1" x 10'11")
The property sites in a large, very secluded site with an unusually large number of very mature trees providing privacy and shelter, the size of the site offering plenty of scope for gardeners, bird watchers, and also even the possibility of further development for an additional house site to the east (subject to consents). In the past, a large variety of vegetables and fruits have been grown in the garden, the large site permitting sheltered growing conditions.
Access to the house is via a stone flagged driveway / parking area which leads to paved steps down to the entrance and beyond to a timber deck which wraps round the east and south sides of the house, the deck which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet, also being accessed via the patio doors from the kitchen area or the door from the conservatory, glass panels enabling the view to be appreciated even when sitting down, its orientation providing a great place to sit in the sun for most of the day.
To the left is a large grassed garden area with numerous mature trees, the grassed area extending along the south side of the house to a further area to the west, the garden extending down to the burn, with a rockery area and garden shed outside the conservatory. There is a further area of garden behind the house. There are two external cold water taps, one to the rear of the house where there is a waterproof outdoor power supply, and another below the decking.
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