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• 3 bedrooms • study / bedroom 4 • open-plan living / dining room / kitchen • bathroom & separate WC • box room / larder • polytunnel & several sheds
Set in an unusually large ⅔ acre site and enjoying magnificent unrestricted views to the sea, 'Wilan' is a highly desirable, three / four bedroom detached house set on its own away from other houses on a quiet side road in the picturesque village of Levenwick, within walking distance of the local shop & doctor’s surgery and within easy commuting distance of Lerwick (16 miles).
Completely renovated in 2005/6 and later extended, this beautifully presented property provides all the comforts of a modern home within an attractive, traditional exterior. The 31’ long open-plan living / dining room / kitchen is a particular feature with a living area with cosy wood-burning stove at one end and an attractively fitted kitchen at the other. In addition to two double bedrooms and a single bedroom, the remaining accommodation also includes a study / bedroom 4, family bathroom with twin wash hand basins, separate WC, box room / larder & utility area.
The large garden provides plenty of outdoor space, including space for a garage if required (subject to consents), ample parking and a large polytunnel. A large stone flagged patio provides a great place to sit and enjoy the views.
‘Wilan’ is attractively situated within a large site off a quiet side road in the particularly scenic, sparsely populated village of Levenwick, on the east side of the South Mainland of Shetland about 17 miles south of Lerwick.
Within the village itself is a local shop, doctor's surgery and care centre, all of which are within reasonable walking distance, and there is also a lovely long sandy beach, with further amenities to be found at nearby Sandwick about 5 miles to the north, where there is another shop and also the South Mainland swimming pool, or Bigton to the west. The local primary school is at Dunrossness to the south; secondary schooling is available at either Sandwick (to year 4) or Lerwick.
The property was completely gutted and rebuilt internally in 2005/6, the work involving new windows and external doors, new heating, plumbing & re-wiring. An extension was added in 2012/13. The result is a particularly attractive property which retains a traditional external appearance yet benefits from all the comforts of a modern home.
The central heating system is supplied by a Heatrae Sadia ‘Amptec’ electric boiler which provides under-floor heating to the main kitchen / living / dining room and radiators elsewhere. Hot water is provided by a 'Megaflo' tank in a cupboard off one of the downstairs bedrooms. Satellite TV point in the living room. All window blinds included in the sale.
There are two entrances to the house, the 'front porch' nearest the parking area being accessed via a large stone flagged patio area which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the stunning views, the porch leading to the open-plan living / dining room / kitchen. Another porch to the west side of the house provides the second entrance, an inner door opening to a rear hall with doors to the main living space, two bedrooms, a toilet & box room / larder.
A staircase from the kitchen / living room leads to two double bedrooms and a well-appointed bathroom on the first floor.
In details the accommodation comprises:-
On the Ground Floor:-
East-facing porch, an attractive space providing a pleasant place to sit and enjoy the views, with double glazed door, side window & tiled floor.
Living / Dining Room / Kitchen
(Overall approx. 9.6m x 3.4m) (31’6” x 11’3”) Superb, open-plan space benefiting from two windows enjoying the fine views to the east plus borrowed light via a glazed door to the porch, and further windows to the south & west to the living area. The room which has a tiled floor throughout, has a living area at the south end where a wood-burning cast iron stove provides a cosy alternative heat source to the underfloor heating, lighting being provided by a feature centre light fitting, a dining area by the varnished pine, open-tread stair to the first floor, and an attractively fitted kitchen complete with stainless steel finish, dual-fuel, five ring ‘Smeg’ range cooker with glass splashback and matching cooker hood over, plus a concealed ‘Neff’ larder fridge & dishwasher. The units also feature a handy pull-out larder unit to the side of the fridge, a 1½ bowl sink, two glazed cabinets and glazed worktop upstands matching the cooker splashback. Worktop lighting is supplemented by a ceiling spotlight fitting. Door to the rear to:-
With tiled floor, two Velux windows providing plenty of natural light, and sliding doors to a useful utility area with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer / general storage (appliances not included).
Study / Bedroom 1
(Approx. 3.05m x 2.25m + 1.75m x 1.15m) (10’ x 7’4” + 5’9” x 3’9”) Carpeted room presently used as a bedroom, with large recess fitted out with shelf & hanging space for clothes etc. Ample power points are available if used as a study.
Box room / Larder
(Approx. 2.2m x 1.5m) (7’3” x 5’) A sliding pocket door from the hall opens to this very useful space which has extensive fitted shelving to three sides, power points and a light. A small freezer is also located here and is available by separate negotiation.
(Approx. 2.15m x 1.25m) (7’ x 4’) Handy second toilet with painted ledge & brace door, white W.C. & wash hand basin, & tiled floor.
(Approx. 3.15m x 2.2m + cupboards) (10’3” x 7’2”) Also accessed via a painted ledge & brace door, this is a north-facing carpeted room with louvre doors along one wall concealing a large built-in cupboard housing the central heating boiler & water tank.
(Approx. 2m x 1.65m) (6’8” x 5’6”) Large porch with paved patio area to the west side of the house providing a second entrance, with plenty of space for coats etc., a tiled floor and contemporary style central heating radiator.
On the First Floor:-
Carpeted landing lit by a conservation style roof light, leading to two double bedrooms, both carpeted and benefitting from a dual aspect, the main window enjoying the stunning view east to the sea
Bedroom 3 (Right)
(Approx. 4.25m x 3.7m (floor area)) (14’ x 12’3”)
Bedroom 3 (Left)
(Approx. 3.7m x 3.3m at widest point (floor area)) (12’3” x 11’1”)
(Generally approx. 2.9m x 1.9m (floor area)) (9’6” x 6’3”) Bright family bathroom featuring a white suite comprising of a bath / shower tub with shower & glazed screen over, W.C. and twin wash hand basins each with fitted cupboard space below providing storage for toiletries etc. A ladder style towel rail / radiator provides heating. Lighting is provided by a centre light and two wall lights over each wash hand basin. Tile effect laminate flooring.
As noted the property sits in an unusually large site which is estimated to extend to around just over ⅔ acre or thereby. On the roadside is a lawn to the west and south side of the house plus a driveway leading down to an extensive parking area to the north side of the house where there is an attached shed (approx. 5m x 2.7m) with power & water (also plumbing for radiators) although the roof will require some attention, and a gate to a garden area immediately in front of the house which is enclosed by a stone dyke and has a large stone flagged patio area, lawn and several established trees and shrubs.
The site also includes the further grassed area to the east where there is a neatly kept 8m x 4m polytunnel with raised beds & water supply system, a former vegetable plot plus a second shed (main space approx. 5.85m x 3.5m) although again this requires some attention. There are several additional cold water taps around the garden.
Finally, the sale will also include a third shed (approx. 4.9m x 3.55m) on the other side of the road, along with the parking area in front of it.
There should be ample space for a garage if required subject to the usual consents.
Understood to currently be Band A. 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 (60)
To reach the house, take the Levenwick loop road off the main Lerwick – Sumburgh road. The South Punds side road is situated towards the south end of the loop (by a bus stop). ‘Wilan’ is the second house on the left (the access to the first house is almost immediately after the junction).
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