Key details

5 Burnside, Lerwick, ZE1 0QH
3 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / diner • 2 shower rooms (one en-suite) • store • garden shed
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: D (68)


Enjoying fantastic elevated views from all the main rooms over the north harbour entrance, 5 Burnside is a great, three bedroom / two shower room, semi-detached family home on the north side of Lerwick, the location putting the property within reasonable walking distance of the Co-op supermarket, Toll Clock, Anderson High School & Clickimin leisure centre, although the town bus service also stops close by.

This lovely split-level accommodation which is in 'walk-into' condition, comprises a dual-aspect living room and two bedrooms on the first floor, a fitted kitchen / diner and main bedroom with en-suite shower room on the lower ground floor, plus a shower room and store on the mezzanine entrance level. Heating is provided by Dimplex 'Quantum' storage heaters supplemented by panel heaters where appropriate.

Fenced garden area and garden shed.

All the furniture is included in the sale which would be ideal for a first time buyer.

Great family home or first time buy.


Access to the property is via a footpath from the public parking area on Burnside which leads to a front garden area enclosed by a sturdy wooden fence & gate, the area being chipped for low maintenance, a short path leading to the front door which opens to a carpeted vestibule on the mezzanine level, with coat hooks and a handy walk-in store cupboard which has a large freezer and also houses the meters etc. A glazed door opens to the hall & stairs, again carpeted, with a window providing plenty of natural light.

Off the hall is a large part tiled, part wet-wall lined, shower room with wet room style shower with electric shower although there is plenty of space for a bath if required, plus a white WC & wash hand basin. A wall-mounted fan heater provides heating.

A short flight of stairs from the hall leads up to the first floor where there is a landing with built-in cupboard over the stairs providing easily accessible storage space and also housing the 'Megaflo' hot water tank, a hatch to further storage space in the loft, and doors to the living room and two bedrooms.

The living room is a bright space with windows to the front and rear, the large window to the north enjoying the fantastic elevated view over the harbour area. The black & grey corner couch, wooden units / tv stand and rug are included. The flooring is wood laminate.

Both the upstairs bedrooms also enjoy the view, bedroom 1 having a double bed with a matching grey wardrobe / bedside unit and wood laminate flooring. Bedroom 2 which is carpeted, has a large carpeted raised area at one end which provides a great space for a bed or den, and a panel heater.

Down from the hall on the lower ground floor is a hallway laid with wood effect vinyl flooring, with two built-in storage cupboards, a door to a lobby with recess providing space for a washing machine & tumble dryer (both included) and a door to the back garden.

The flooring in the hall continues into the good-sized kitchen / diner, again like the living room above having windows to the front and rear, and also enjoying the view. A solid oak table and chairs provide seating and there is a good range of fitted units including an integral double oven, hob with concealed cooker hood over and glazed cabinets either side, plus an integral concealed dishwasher. Also inset 1½ bowl sink and a tall cupboard unit with handy pull-out wire basket shelving. A large fridge / freezer fits nicely next to the worktops.

Finally main bedroom 3, which looks out over the garden, has a grey fabric double bed, matching grey wardrobe / bedside unit, wood laminate flooring, and door to a wet-wall lined en-suite shower room with shower enclosure with electric shower and glazed screen / door, and a white WC & wash hand basin. Heated towel rail.

Rooms Sizes

On the First Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 4.2m x 3.55m (13'10" x 11'9")

Bedroom 1

Approx. 3.15m x 2.65m (10'4" x 8'8")

Bedroom 2

Approx. 4.2m x 2m (13'10" x 6'7")

On the Mezzanine Floor:-

Shower Room

Approx. 2.85m x 2m (9'4" x 6'8")


Approx. 1.35m x 1.3m (4'6" x 4'3")

On the Lower Ground Floor:-

Kitchen / Diner

Approx. 4.2m x 3.6m (13'10" x 11'10")

Main Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.2m x 2.9m (10'6" x 9'5")

En-Suite Shower Room

Approx. 2.85m x 0.9m (9'5" x 3')


In addition to the front yard area there is a back garden, again enclosed by a fence, with lawn / drying green bordered by established flower beds. A path outside the back door provides space to sit and enjoy the view. Cold water tap.

The garden shed which measures approximately 3.4m x 2.2m (11'3" x 7'3") and has a lockable door, power & lighting.

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

To reach the property turn up Gremista Brae from the Gremista roundabout at the north end of Lerwick. Pass the turning right into the industrial estate and follow the road around to the right into Ladies Drive. Take the second turning left into Burnside and follow the road right to the end where there is a public parking area. Park to the left. The footpath to No.5 leads off to the left; No.5 being the furthest house of the second pair of semi-detached properties on the right.

Robert, a huge thank you for organising the sale of our property. You made it very easy for us. Andrew Kerr was amazing too.
Mr and Mrs Wiseman
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5 Burnside, Lerwick, ZE1 0QH