Key details

Edgcott, 34 St. Olaf Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0BX
4 bedrooms • living room • kitchen / dining room • study • bathroom • shower room • garage
By arrangement.

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 2 Bathrooms


Situated in on a sought-after street in the centre of Lerwick, a stone’s throw from the shore and pleasant walks around the Knab, and within walking distance of shops, café’s on Commercial Street, ‘Edgcott’ is a stone-built detached villa enjoying a sunny westerly aspect and views over to Breiwick Bay from the upstairs rooms.

Retaining many original features yet benefiting from double glazing and central heating radiators supplied by the Lerwick District Heating system, the property provides very well-proportioned accommodation arranged over two floors including a dual-aspect kitchen and living room, double bedroom (or 2nd reception room) and shower room on the ground floor, a single bedroom and bathroom on the mezzanine floor, plus two spacious double bedrooms, again enjoying a dual-aspect, and a study upstairs.

The house sits in a well-kept garden, the back garden being particularly private, and there is a single garage.
This is a very desirable property in a prime Lerwick location.

Early viewing recommended.


Entry to the property is via a gate from Scalloway Road, a chipped path leading to the front door opening to a south and west facing double glazed front porch which features the original decorative tiled floor and inner door & screen, the door, which retains the original stained glass, opening to a carpeted hall with original panelled doors to the living room and kitchen, plus a further glazed door at the end leading to a ground floor bedroom (or second reception room) and a shower room. Below the staircase to the first floor is a handy built-in cupboard which provides space for coats and general storage. The central heating radiator is concealed behind a decorative cover and the chandelier style light fitting is included in the sale.

The living room is a well-proportioned, carpeted room with plenty of natural light thanks to a double window facing west and a second window to the side, both windows having blinds and curtains. The impressive original fireplace surround is an attractive feature (it is not currently used but it is thought it could potentially be although should be tested). The room benefits from a central heating radiator. Other original features include the skirtings, cornice and picture rail, and again the chandelier style light fitting is included. Satellite TV connection (also connected to bedroom 1).

The dual-aspect kitchen is another bright room, both the windows which face west and north having blinds, the north-facing window having a window seat below. Fitted units to three walls provide ample cupboard & worktop space around space for a table & chairs in the centre of the room, the units including an integral double oven & induction hob with cooker hood canopy over, plus a concealed integrated fridge / freezer, dishwasher & washing machine, and an inset 1½ bowl ceramic corner sink. Wood effect vinyl flooring.

Off the hall at the rear is a lobby attractively lined with varnished ‘v’-lining to a dado rail, leading to a ground floor double bedroom and a shower room, the layout effectively creating an en-suite, the door from the lobby providing access to the house from the driveway. The bedroom is a large double room with north-facing window, the window having a window seat below, shelved alcove providing space for display, books etc. and a further built-in shelved cupboard. An extensive wardrobe along one wall provides plenty of clothes and storage space concealed behind sliding doors, but its design is not overly bedroom like such that if not required as a bedroom the room could provide a second reception room. Fitted carpet and roller blind & curtains at the window.

The shower room is also attractively finished with pine the wash hand basin being set in a fitted unit with shelving, mirror and light / shaver fitting behind providing space for toiletries etc., and further cupboard space below, the sink sitting between a wet-wall lined shower enclosure with shower supplied by the District Heating system, and a shelved linen cupboard which also houses the District Heating. Corner WC. Two windows provide plenty of light, both having wooden Venetian blinds, and wood effect vinyl is laid to the floor.

Back off the hall the carpeted stair which retains the original bannister, leads up to a half-landing lit by window to the rear of the house, stairs from here continuing to a mezzanine floor to the rear of the house, and the first floor to the front, the mezzanine floor comprising a bathroom, single bedroom, and built-in shelved cupboard. The bathroom has a white three piece suite the bath having a mixer tap / shower fitting again supplied by the District Heating system and a wet wall-lined shower area and screen over. Mirror over the wash hand basin and vinyl flooring. The single bedroom faces east and has a fitted carpet and blinds at the window.

Moving on up to the first floor, here there are two similarly sized double bedrooms both generously proportioned and carpeted, each enjoying a dual aspect with curtains and blinds to the windows, the windows to the front of the house enjoying the fine open view westwards over to Breiwick Bay. Each room retains original features such as the cornice and picture rail. Finally the carpeted study in the middle also has a window enjoying the view west thus provides a pleasant space to sit and read. A hatch from the study provides access to additional storage space in the loft which is partially floored (on stilts above insulation).

Room sizes

On the Ground Floor:-

Living Room

Approx. 4.3m x 4.25m (14'1" x 13'11")

Kitchen / Dining Room

Approx. 4.35m x 4.3m (14'3" x 14'1")

Bedroom 1 (or 2nd Reception Room)

Approx. 3.8m x 2.95m plus wardrobes (12'5" x 9'8" plus wardrobes)

Shower Room

Approx. 2.95m x 1.9m at widest points (9'8" x 6'2" at widest points)

On the Mezzanine Floor:-

Bedroom 2

Approx. 2.55m x 1.95m (8'4" x 6'4")


Approx. 2.55m x 1.5m (8'4" x 4'11")

On the First Floor:-

Bedroom 3

Approx. 4.3m x 4.25m (14'1" x 13'11")

Bedroom 4

Approx. 4.35m x 4.3m (14'3" x 14'1")


Approx. 2.2m x 1.35m (7'2" x 4'5")

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

‘Edgcott’ is situated in the Lerwick conservation area on the east side of the section of St Olaf Street which runs between Scalloway Road to the north and Breiwick Road to the south, the house being on the corner of St Olaf Street / Scalloway Road. A short walk down St Olaf Street takes you to the shore and pleasant walks around the Knab.

We were very impressed with your professional manner and always keeping us up to date with progress.
Lee Thompson
Request Viewing
Edgcott, 34 St. Olaf Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0BX

Please telephone the sellers direct on 07777 607 741 or 07736 600 865.