Key details

Address
House & Croft, Medina, Dunrossness, ZE2 9JB
Features
3 bedrooms • living room & seperate dining room • conservatory • kitchen • bathroom & separate WC • office • external store • large shed / workshop on croft land
Status
Sold
Entry
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.

  • receptions2 Reception Rooms
  • bedrooms3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms1 Bathroom + WC
  • Council Tax Band: C
  • Energy Efficiency: E (44)

Overview

Great opportunity to acquire a three bedroom / two reception detached house together with a manageable, 2.3 acre, registered owner occupied croft plus a 30' x 20' shed / workshop at Dunrossness approximately 20 miles from Lerwick. The rear of the house faces south and enjoys stunning views over the croft and surrounding countryside to the sea and Fair Isle in the distance.

In addition to the three bedrooms which includes a main bedroom with dressing area, the single storey accommodation also includes a living room with wide picture window making the most of the fine views, and a solid-fuel stove, a separate dining room, conservatory, recently re-fitted kitchen and shower room, separate WC, plus an office ideal for home working.

The croft provides plenty of space for the erection of a polytunnel, and for keeping ponies etc., the shed offering scope for stabling, and there is possible potential for house sites to the east of the house (subject to consents). The local shop and primary school are close at hand just over ½ mile along the road, whilst Sumburgh airport is easily accessible for air transport to Mainland Scotland.

Early viewing recommended.

General Information

'Medina' is situated at Dunrossness in the South Mainland area of Shetland approximately 21 miles from Lerwick. Local amenities are situated on the main road just over ½ mile from the house, these including a mini-supermarket with post office and fuel pumps, and a small timber merchant / DIY store. Just across the main road is the area's primary school, secondary pupils going to Sandwick or Lerwick (school transport is available) whilst the doctor's surgery for the South Mainland area is at Levenwick to the north. Regular Lerwick - Sumburgh bus services run along the main road, and Sumburgh airport for air travel to mainland Scotland is nearby.

The South Mainland of Shetland has much to offer particular in terms of scenery and places of interest including Loch of Spiggie RSPB Reserve, St Ninians Isle and its stunning sand tombolo, archaeological sites at Old Scatness Broch and Jarlshof, and the second reserve at Sumburgh Head.

Further information about the wider South Mainland area can be found at:-

https://www.shetland.org/visit/plan/areas/south-mainland

Central heating in the house is provided by electric storage / panel heaters. Hot water comes from a 210 litre ThermaQ Unicyl mains pressure tank housed in a cupboard off the shower room.

The sale will include all carpets and other fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds, and light fittings, along with the remaining furniture and contents in the property (aside from some personal effects).

Accommodation

Entry is via a lobby to the front of the house with quarry tiled floor and doors to the hall and a handy separate WC, again with quarry tiled floor, with WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin and fitted wall-mounted rack for coats. The hall is a light filled space thanks to the glazed door from the lobby and its full-height glazed side panel. A built-in cupboard on the left provides general storage space, additional storage being provided by a second cupboard to the passage leading to the bedrooms, this cupboard being fitted with racks for storing / airing clothes above a storage / convector heater. The flooring is wood effect laminate.

The kitchen to the right was attractively re-fitted in 2021 with units in a white gloss finish finished off with by slate grey worktops and matching upstands. The units include a built-in 'Neff' double oven and hob with concealed cooker hood over, and the freestanding fridge / freezer and washing machine will also be included in the sale although no warranties will be given. Situated below the window which enjoys a nice view north, is a white 1½ bowl ceramic sink complete with 'Insinkerator' waste disposal unit. The units also feature corner carousels, one incorporating a waste bin, deep pan drawers plus a tall pull-out larder unit to the side of the cooker. The flooring is solid oak.

A door from the kitchen leads to the separate dining room which in turn leads via an archway to the living room, and also to the west-facing conservatory accessed by glazed double doors. A run of fitted units at one end provides handy storage space. The double glazed uPVC conservatory provides a fine extra seating area with stone flooring and looks out over the landscaped walled garden to the side of the house.

The living room is a lovely bright space thanks to the deep south-facing window which spans almost the full width of one wall which also takes full advantage of the spectacular view with Fair Isle in the distance. The room which has the same wooden flooring as the dining room is heated by a storage heater or a solid-fuel stove set on a raised hearth with fitted display / shelf unit to the side for a TV etc. Another run of fitted units to the wall opposite provides plenty of space for books etc. and cupboard space below. A door leads back through to the hall.

Moving on down the hall, on the right is a south-facing double bedroom, also enjoying the fine view, with fitted wardrobe and dressing table with mirror and light over. Opposite this room is the shower room, re-fitted in 2022, comprising an extra-large walk-in shower with 'rainfall' shower head and separate hand-held fitting, plus a white WC and wash hand basin set in fitted units which conceal the cistern and provide lots of useful storage space for toiletries etc., the sink having a large mirror / light fitting over. Heated towel rail, solid oak flooring, and built-in cupboard housing the hot water tank.

At the end of the hall are bedrooms 2 & 3, bedroom 2 to the right being the main bedroom, this large room having sleeping and dressing areas both with windows facing south. The dressing area has a built-in wardrobe along one wall providing masses of space for clothes etc., plus a wash hand basin set on a fitted cupboard unit. There is space (and connections for water and drainage) in this part of the house and therefore potentially it may be possible to create an en-suite in part of this room although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard. Wood laminate flooring is laid throughout.

The third bedroom is a single room facing north, with built-in wardrobe and cupboard space, and wood laminate flooring. Finally at the end of the hall is an east-facing office fitted with desk space and wall shelving, and wood effect laminate flooring. This room could potentially be used as an occasional extra bedroom. Off this room opens to an external store accessible from the outside, which provides space for general storage, bins etc.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

Living Room

5.05m x 3.65m at widest points (16’6” x 12’)

Dining Room

4.15m x 2.3m (13’7” x 7’6”)

Conservatory

2.9m x 2.7m at widest points (9’6” x 9’)

Kitchen

4.1m x 2.3m (13’6” x 7’7”)

Bedroom 1

3.4m x 3.3m at widest points (11’2” x 10’10”)

Bedroom 2

3.3m x 3.2m + 3.3m x 2.75m (10’10” x 10’7” + 10'10" x 9')

Bedroom 3

3.15m x 2.9m at widest points including cupboard (10’4” x 9’7”)

Shower Room

3.15m x 1.95m at widest points (10’4” x 6’5”)

Office

3.1m x 2.75m (10’2” x 9’)

Toilet

2.25m x 1.2m (7’5” x 3’10”)

External Store

2.75m x 1.5m (9’ x 5')

External

As noted the decrofted garden area to the house is estimated to extend to around 0.2 acres or thereby. A driveway / parking area leads up to the house and the large garage to the east side. In front of the house is a lawn mainly enclosed by stone dykes, whilst on the west side of the house there is attractively landscaped walled garden area outside of the conservatory, this area being partly paved with stone surrounded by gravel, and including raised flower beds and established planting around the perimeter creating shelter and privacy. There is a further large lawned area along the south side of the house which provides a great place to sit and enjoy the stunning views. Note the southern boundary of the decrofted area is set back from the fence line of the existing garden; the boundaries will be pointed out at time of viewing.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Council tax bands may be reassessed by the Joint Valuation Board when a property is sold. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website.

Hardbrakes Croft

Estimated to extend to around 2.3 acres (0.93ha) or thereby), the owner occupied registered croft of Hardbrakes (Register No: Z0405) is situated to the east and south sides of the house and is bounded by the public road to the north, all as shown on the attached plan.

Situated on the croft land is a substantial detached shed / workshop which measures approximately 9.35m x 6.1m (30'8" x 20'). This is accessed by 2.8m wide x 2.5m high garage doors from the parking area. Inside is a work bench and cold water tap (there is also an external cold water tap) and a drain which potentially would assist the shed being used for stabling etc. Behind the shed is a small walled area which could be developed as a seating area.

The croft is registered with the Crofting Commission. Prospective purchasers requiring more information in this regard should discuss with their own agents or contact the Crofting Commission directly at Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW. General information on crofting can be found on the Commission's website at:-

https://www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/crofting-development

There may be some development potential for housing sites on the land to the east side of the shed, between the shed and the Hardbrakes houses. This would however be subject to the usual consents being obtained and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.

People requiring a mortgage should note that finance would be restricted to the value of the house (£210,000) only as lenders will not lend over croft land. The owner of the croft land to the south of Hardbrakes has access rights to that croft over the track on the east boundary of Hardbrakes, the track having already been fenced off.

Property location

To reach the house turn west to Quendale from the main Lerwick - Sumburgh road by Mainlands mini-supermarket at Dunrossness. Follow the road passing a couple of churches including the Baptist Church (red roof & tower), and the Hardbrakes houses on the left; 'Medina' is the next house on the left.

We have been very pleased with the professional service we received from Harper Macleod. In particular the sales particulars and marketing of the property.  The advice received during the sale process was extremely helpful and the conveyancing was straightforward and hassle free. Would recommend Harper Macleod.
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House & Croft, Medina, Dunrossness, ZE2 9JB