- 2 Reception Rooms
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms + WC
- Council Tax Band: D
- Energy Efficiency: D (59)
Presented in 'walk-into' condition and enjoying fine views over the voe of Laxfirth, westwards over Tingwall generally, and to the south over open hill ground to the rear, '2 Wheelafirth' is a spacious, four bedroom, family home with a garage / workshop with electric garage door, set in a large garden in a popular, semi-rural location just six miles north of Lerwick.
In addition to the four bedrooms, one currently used as an office, the double glazed accommodation which has oil-fired central heating, also includes two good-sized reception rooms, a large kitchen / dining room, family bathroom, separate shower room and handy additional toilet. There is also a utility area and a sun room provides an extra seating area.
The large site provides plenty of outside space with a well-established and well-kept garden and ample parking.
This is a very desirable family home within easy reach of amenities in the town – early viewing recommended.
'2 Wheelafirth' is situated just over six miles north of Lerwick in an elevated position in a popular semi-rural location enjoying fine views over Laxfirth Voe.
There is a primary school and public hall about a mile from the house although all the amenities in the town are within easy reach.
Further information about the local area can be found at: https://www.shetland.org/visit/plan/areas/central-mainland.
The property comprises the original house plus a modern extension built in 2009. Windows throughout are double glazed and central heating is provided by an oil-fired boiler housed in the utility area.
The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, the curtains & blinds, and light fittings.
There is a 'formal' entrance to the property via a porch to the front of the house although in practice entry is usually via the large double glazed sun room to the east which provides an extra seating area with windows to three sides and views over to the voe. The floor is tiled and the room has a central heating radiator.
A door from the sun room opens into the spacious kitchen / dining room, a particularly bright space with two windows to the south looking out over the back garden to the hill beyond. There is plenty of space for a table & chairs and fitted units in a cream colour set off by solid woodblock worktops and tiled splashbacks include an integral electric double oven, five ring gas hob with cooker hood over, plus a concealed integrated fridge / freezer and dishwasher (no guarantees given). Also inset 1½ bowl sink. Engineered oak flooring is laid throughout and a second door leads through into the hall, again laid with the same flooring, where pine doors lead to the living room, three bedrooms, an office / bedroom 4, bathroom and the front porch with coat hooks, tiled floor and main entrance door. Off the porch is a handy separate toilet with WC and wash hand basin whilst sliding louvre doors in the hall conceal a built-in cupboard which also houses the electric meters etc. A hatch in the hall with pull-down ladder provides easy access to the loft space.
The carpeted living room is a good-sized room with windows to the east and north, the huge north-facing window perfectly framing the fantastic view over the voe. The freestanding electric fire and surround will remain. A centre light and additional wall lighting is provided.
Moving on down the hall, on the left is a family bathroom with white three piece suite plus a separate shower, the wash hand basin being set on a fitted unit which provides space to store toiletries etc. Next is a south-facing carpeted office or single bedroom 4, and a double bedroom, also south-facing and carpeted, both these rooms enjoying the open aspect to the hill behind the house.
On the other side of the hall looking out to the voe, is another two double bedrooms, both carpeted, one having a large built-in wardrobe.
Finally, at the end of the hall a door opens to the extension, stairs leading down to a utility area to the left and access to the garage, the stairs to the right leading up to a landing and doors to a second reception room or bedroom, and a shower room. These rooms could potentially provide a separate 'annex' for a dependent relative.
The same engineered oak flooring in the main hall is laid in the second reception room, a lovely bright and spacious room with masses of natural light provided by a triple window to the south and three windows with Velux rooflights over to the west, these windows enjoying widespread views over Tingwall generally. A sliding pocket door opens to a large built-in cupboard. Recessed ceiling spotlighting.
The shower room is attractively tiled to the walls and floor and comprises a white WC and wash hand basin plus a corner shower with additional body jets. Heating is provided by a ladder style heated towel rail / radiator. Velux window.
On the lower ground floor the utility area has a fitted unit around the central heating boiler providing space for a washing machine and tumble dryer (appliances not included) with wall cupboard over. The good-sized garage / workshop has an 'up & over' garage door with electric remote control, two double glazed side windows, fitted shelving to the side and a work bench to the rear. A built-in cupboard under the stairs provides additional storage.
Rooms Sizes (All approximate)
On the Ground Floor:-
5.25m x 4.45m (17’3” x 14’8”)
Kitchen / Dining Room
6.5m x 3.2m (21’3” x 10’6”)
4.9m x 1.95m (16’ x 6’4”)
3.2m x 1.7m (10’6” x 5’8”)
Office / Bedroom 1
3.2m x 2.4m (10’6” x 8’)
3.5m x 3.2m (11'6" x 10'6")
3.5m x 3.2m (11'6" x 10'6")
3.2m x 2.9m at widest points including wardrobes (10'6" x 9'5")
1.8m x 0.8m (5'10" x 2'7")
On the Lower Floor:-
2.55m x 1.7m (8'4" x 5'8")
7.2m x 2.8m extending to 4.4m at widest point (23'8" x 9'3" / 14'4")
On the Upper Floor:-
2nd Reception Room
5m x 4.5m (16’4” x 14’9”)
2.3m x 2.2m (7’7” x 7’3”)
The property sits in a large, well-established and well-kept site estimated to extend to around just under 0.4 acres or thereby, the site generally being enclosed by a fence. Access is via a tarred drive shared with the neighbouring property which leads up to an extensive tarred parking area in front of the house where steps lead to the front door. The site also includes the large area of lawn which gently slopes down from the house to the roadside.
A concrete path runs along the rear of the house where there is an external cold water tap outside the sun room. Beyond the path is a lovely, well-tended garden area enclosed by a wooden fence and comprises a lawn / drying green bordered by established shrubs along the perimeter, with well-stocked flower beds at either end. There is a further area of lawn outside the extension to the west, again bounded by mature planting.
The property backs onto open hill ground to the rear.
Understood to currently be Band D. 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:
To reach the property drive to the north end of Strand Loch on the Strand loop road which can be accessed from the A970 road north either from the southern junction at Veensgarth (signposted Gott Farm, Strand & Laxfirth), or the northern junction (signposted Strand). At the north end of the loch take the road to Califf & Breiwick by the bus stop and follow the road for just less than ¾ mile; '2 Wheelafirth' is one of a pair of similar detached properties set back from the road at the end of a tarred drive on the right; '2 Wheelafirth' being the right-hand property (immediately after these two houses is a yellow painted timber house).
Robert, a huge thank you for organising the sale of our property. You made it very easy for us. Andrew Kerr was amazing too.
Please telephone the sellers direct on 01595 840 806 or contact our reception.