Key details

16 Unicorn View, Lerwick, ZE1 0NN
main upstairs living area • kitchen / living / dining room • double bedroom • shower room • garden shed
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.
Closing date
12:00pm Thursday 30th June

  • receptions 2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms 1 Bedroom
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: D (66)


Offering a great first time buy or rental property, 16 Unicorn View is ‘Scandinavian’ style, semi-detached property on the north side of Lerwick, presented in ‘walk-into’ condition.

Constructed in the late 1990’s of timber frame / timber clad construction below a tiled roof, the property benefits from ‘NorDan” double glazed windows and electric storage / panel heating.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors and comprises a very spacious kitchen / living / dining room with contemporary style fitted units, a double bedroom with ample built-in clothes space, and a modern shower room on the ground floor, plus a spacious 18’ x 15’ main living area upstairs.

Externally there is tarred off-street parking for a couple of cars plus a low maintenance garden area with lawn, stone chipped drying green, and large, 16’ x 8’ garden shed with power.

The town bus service provides transport into the centre of Lerwick throughout the day.

Early viewing essential.


Entry to the property is to the side via a covered porch area and front door with triple point locking which opens to a vestibule with coat hooks, fitted meter cupboard and glazed inner door to the hall, both the hall and vestibule being laid with laminate flooring and both having skirtings and door surrounds etc. attractively finished in a contemporary grey colour as is the case throughout the rest of the house. A handy built-in shelved airing cupboard in the hall houses the Kingspan Ultrasteel hot water tank and a washing machine which is included in the sale, as well as providing useful storage space.

A further glazed door from the hall opens to the kitchen / living / dining room which enjoys a dual aspect with a double window to the front of the house and a second window to the kitchen area to the side. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs, and also a sofa, whilst the kitchen area is attractively fitted with light grey modern units which include an integral oven and hob with glass splash back and stainless steel cooker hood over, plus plumbing for a dishwasher which again is included in the sale. The freestanding fridge / freezer is available by separate negotiation. Inset 1½ bowl sink & glazed display cabinet. The whole space is floored with slate tile effect laminate and there is a clothes pulley over the storage / convector heater, and two ceiling mounted spotlight fittings provide artificial light.

An open-tread pine staircase from the kitchen / dining room leads up to the main living area on the first floor, a very well-proportioned space lit by a double window to the gable wall and a further Velux with integral blind. Potentially this space could perhaps be used or split off for use as a second bedroom although this would be subject to any necessary consents and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard. Wood effect laminate flooring is laid throughout and ample power points and TV / telephone points are provided. A hatch cleverly concealed by shelving for CD’s etc. provides access to further floored storage space in the eaves. The feature centre light fitting is controlled by a dimmer switch.

Back off the hall downstairs is a carpeted double bedroom to the rear of the house which benefits from ample clothes space provided by a built-in double wardrobe concealed behind sliding mirror doors, plus a second shelved cupboard. Finally there is a modern shower room comprising a wet-wall lined corner shower enclosure with ‘rainfall’ shower, additional hand held unit and glazed screen / door, plus a WC and contemporary style white wash hand basin bowl set on a wall-hung drawer unit which provides plenty of space for toiletries, towels etc., the wash hand basin having a free stranding mixer tap and glass splash back, plus mirror over. Heating is provided by a ladder style heated towel rail. Vinyl flooring.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains and blinds, and light fittings, along with the washing machine and dishwasher. The fridge / freezer and other contents are available by separate negotiation.

Rooms Sizes (all approximate)

Upstairs Living Area

5.6m x 4.5m (floor area) (18’5” x 14’8”)

Kitchen / Living / Dining Room

4.4m x 3.3m + 3.05m x 2.35m (14’4” x 10’10” + 10’ x 7’9”)


3.3m x 2.65m + wardrobe (10’10” x 8’9”)

Shower Room

2.2m x 1.7m (7’3” x 5’7”)


The property sits in a low maintenance, fenced garden comprising a small lawn plus a large stone chipped drying green which extends around the rear of the property where there is an external cold water tap and a large, lined-out, lockable garden shed (approximately 16’ x 8’) with power & lighting, fitted work top, cupboard unit and shelf space. Two tarmac parking spaces are provided

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. 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:

Property location

Unicorn View is situated on the north side of Lerwick off Ladies Drive at Gremista. To locate the property drive to the roundabout by Gremista industrial estate. Turn up the hill into Gremista Brae and follow the road around to the right into Ladies Drive. Continue past the wooden houses on the right (Gremmasgaet, Stocketgaet & Norgaet); Unicorn View is the next turning on the left. No.16 is the second of the first pair of the semi-detached houses on the right.

Again thank you for your assistance so far, I couldn’t have asked for better giving the country wide situation so I’m very grateful for works done so far and the speed at which it has happened.
Russell Smith
Request Viewing
16 Unicorn View, Lerwick, ZE1 0NN

Please telephone the seller direct on 07748 992 424.