Key details

16 St. Sunniva Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0HL

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: E
  • Energy Efficiency: D (68)


Three / four bedroom detached property with a garage in a handy central Lerwick location on the north side of Gilbertson Park.

Benefiting from central heating provided by the Lerwick District Heating system, the accommodation is arranged over two floors comprising a living room, dining room currently used as a double bedroom, kitchen, toilet & multi-purpose room on the ground floor, plus three good-sized bedrooms one of which enjoys a fine open view southwards over the park, and a family bathroom with bath and separate shower upstairs. Externally there is a handy off-street parking space, an attached garage plus a small low maintenance garden area with several mature trees along the west boundary.

The location of the property puts it within easy walking distance of a range of town centre amenities including schooling, shops, cafes and the hospital, as well as Clickimin leisure centre, Mareel cinema and North Ness Business Park.

The property would benefit from some updating which is reflected in the price but nonetheless represents a good-sized family home in this convenient location.


Entry to the property is to the side of the house where the double glazed front door opens to a part wood-lined lobby with large side window, a tiled floor and inner door to a hallway, doors from here opening to the kitchen and a dining room presently used as a ground floor double bedroom, an archway leading through to the main hall and the remaining ground floor accommodation.

The kitchen is a bright room thanks to windows to the south and west, the room having fitted units including an inset sink, cooker hood and plumbing for a dishwasher, a built-in cupboard providing additional storage space. Next to the kitchen is a good-sized carpeted dining room with a large window facing south and a second window to the north, and a hatch to the kitchen, this room presently being used as a double bedroom.

Moving on into the main hall which has a pine clad ceiling, this space leads to a multi-purpose room, the living room and a toilet with WC & wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit. A built-in cupboard below the stairs to the first floor houses the District Heating unit.

The multi-purpose room is a good-sized space that could suit a variety of other uses e.g. office / play room (subject to any necessary consents), a large built-in cupboard providing lots of easily accessible storage space, a glazed side door providing access to the garden. The living room is generously proportioned and has plenty of natural light thanks to a very wide window to the front of the house which looks out over the front garden area to the street, plus a second window facing west. Lighting is provided by two ceiling mounted fittings.

The carpeted stair which is lit by a side window to the half-landing, leads up to a landing with pine clad ceiling and doors to three bedrooms and the bathroom. A hatch provides access to the floored loftspace. The first bedroom, bedroom 1, which enjoys a great view southwards over Gilbertson Park, is a large double with a built-in wardrobe, and again the ceiling is clad with pine. Bedroom 2 is a smaller double, again with pine clad ceiling, situated to the side of the house, with built-in wardrobe recess, whilst bedroom 3, another spacious double has a window facing north which enjoys a glimpse of the harbour in the distance between the houses opposite, sliding mirror doors concealing a substantial built-in wardrobe.

Finally the family bathroom comprises a white three piece suite plus a separate wet-wall lined shower enclosure with electric shower & glazed door.

Room sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 5.05m x 4.7m (16'6" x 15'5")


Approx. 4.35m x 3.15m at widest points (14'3" x 10'4" at widest points)

Dining Room / Bedroom 4

Approx. 4.2m x 3.6m (13'9" x 11'9")


Approx. 2.35m x 1.55m (7'8" x 5'1")

Multi-purpose Room

Approx. 4.3m x 2.2m (14'1" x 7'2")

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 1

Approx. 4.15m x 3m (13'7" x 9'10")

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.35m x 2.5m including wardrobe (10'11" x 8'2" including wardrobe)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 5.15m x 4m at widest points including ward (16'10" x 13'1" at widest points including)


Approx. 3.25m x 1.6m (10'7" x 5'2")


To the front of the house is a low maintenance front garden, a path bordered by a pebbled area and trees along with west boundary leading to the front door. To the rear is a small part paved south facing yard. There is a handy off-street parking space in front of the attached garage (approx. 6.1m x 2.65m) with power & lighting, cold water tap and plumbing for a washing machine which is included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Note the garage door requires attention.

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 Shetland Island Council’s website at:

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16 St. Sunniva Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0HL