Key details

46 West Baila, Lerwick, ZE1 0SG
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of formalities.
Closing date
4:00pm Thursday 19th August

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: E
  • Energy Efficiency: D (58)


Three bedroom, two bathroom detached house with an integral garage, situated in an established garden in the sought-after Upper Sound area, the elevated position of the house allowing it to enjoy a fine view over the Sound area generally to the Ness of Sound & Bressay in the distance, in addition to an open outlook to the hill to the rear.

In addition to three double bedrooms, one of which is on the ground floor, the double glazed accommodation also includes a generously proportioned, dual-aspect living room with glazed double doors leading to a spacious fitted kitchen / diner, a family bathroom with corner bath and separate shower, plus a newly refurbished contemporary style shower room and utility room. Heating is by electric storage / panel heaters.

Externally there is tarred parking for a couple of cars in front of the garage which has an electric garage door, a lawn to the front which extends around the east side of the house, plus a patio and terraced garden area to the rear, established trees and shrubs along the roadside providing privacy.


Entry to the property is via a uPVC double glazed front door which opens to a lobby and the hall laid with wood laminate flooring. A glazed door to the right opens to the living room, then there is a carpeted stair to the first floor which has a handy built-in cupboard below providing space for coats etc., the remaining doors leading to the kitchen (also glazed), a ground floor double bedroom, shower room and utility room.

The living room is a generously proportioned room with plenty of natural light thanks to two windows to the south and a third window facing east, glazed double doors at the rear opening to the kitchen. The flooring is wood effect laminate and lighting is provided by two ceiling mounted spotlight fittings each controlled by a dimmer switch.

The kitchen which also enjoys a dual aspect and has wood effect laminate flooring, has plenty space for a table & chairs as well as a breakfast bar to the fitted units which provide plenty cupboard and worktop space and include an integral electric oven plus a gas hob with cooker hood canopy over. There is also 1½ bowl sink, corner carousel and glazed display cabinet with integral spotlighting. Two ceiling mounted spotlight fittings controlled by dimmer switches provide artificial light.

Next to the kitchen is a carpeted double bedroom, its window enjoying the view over the back garden area to the hill beyond, clothes space being provided by a built-in wardrobe with shelving & hanging rail, and then a modern shower room has just been completely re-fitted and now comprises an extra wide wet wall-lined shower enclosure with electric shower room and glazed screen / door plus a white WC and wash hand basin set in a fitted cupboard unit which conceals the cistern and also provides handy storage space for toiletries etc. Wood effect laminate flooring.

Finally there is a separate utility room with door and window to a paved patio area to the rear of the house. Here further fitted units provide additional storage and also include plumbing for a washing machine, space for a freezer / tumble dryer etc. and an inset sink with clothes pulley over. Further storage space is provided by a large built-in cupboard which also houses the ‘Megaflo’ hot water tank and another wall unit over the coat hooks. Tiled floor. A door from the utility room opens to the integral garage which has an insulated ‘up & over’ garage door with electric remote control (new door fitted January this year), a double glazed side window, power & lighting.

The carpeted stair from the hall leads up to a landing where a run of fitted units below the Velux window provides yet more easily accessible storage space. Off the landing are two spacious, double bedrooms, both carpeted, the main bedroom (bedroom 2) having a south-facing window enjoying the view over the houses opposite and Sound generally to the Ness of Sound and Bressay in the distance, sliding mirror and louvered doors concealing a substantial built-in wardrobe along one wall. Bedroom 3, which has a window looking out to the hill behind the house, also has a built-in wardrobe again with sliding mirror / louvered doors.

Finally there is a large family bathroom complete with corner bath, a separate wetwall-lined shower enclosure with glazed screen / door, plus a white WC and wash hand basin again housed in fitted units concealing the cistern and providing useful storage space. Light / shaver fitting over the wash hand basin, heated towel rail, Velux window & tile effect laminate flooring.

Room sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 6.35m x 3.6m extending to 5m at widest poi (20'9" x 11'9" extending to 16'4" at widest)

Kitchen / Diner

Approx. 5.6m x 3.6m (18'4" x 11'9")

Bedroom 1

Approx. 4m x 2.7m including wardrobe (13'1" x 8'10" including wardrobe)

Shower Room

Approx. 3.35m x 1.2m (10'11" x 3'11")

Utility Room

Approx. 2.75m x 2.35m (9'0" x 7'8")

Integral Garage

Approx. 5.2m x 3.6m

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.1m x 3.65m (floor area) + wardrobe (13'5" x 11'11" (floor area) + wardrobe)

Bedroom 3

Approx. 4.15m x 2.5m extending to 4.1m at widest p (13'7" x 8'2" extending to 13'5" at widest)


Approx. 3.35m x 2.8m (floor area) (10'11" x 9'2" (floor area))


In front of the house is a tarred parking area with space for a couple of cars, gates to either side leading to the garden area, the front lawn which is bordered by established trees and shrubs providing shelter and privacy, extending around the east side of the house where there is a drying green, to the back garden which comprise a large paved patio outside the door from the utility room, plus a series of terraced flower beds edged in stone. A gate in the fence to the rear provides access to the open hill beyond.

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:

Property location

To reach the property turn north from the main south road out of Lerwick into West Baila (signposted ‘West Baila & Punds’). Drive right up to the top of the hill and follow the road around to the right; No. 46 being the second house in on the left with a white garage door.

Personally I was absolutely delighted with how it was handled from start to finish. Also, As a couple, Beth and myself were hugely impressed with the professionalism, attention to detail and speed your team delivered to us selling both property and buying another.
David Simpson
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46 West Baila, Lerwick, ZE1 0SG

Please telephone the sellers direct on 07786 398 364 or 07597 618 708.