Key details

Address
Seaview, Levenwick, ZE2 9HX
Status
Sold
Entry
By arrangement.
Closing date
4:00pm Monday 30th August

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom
  • Council Tax Band: B
  • Energy Efficiency: E (45)

Overview

Set in an elevated site above the Levenwick loop road, ‘Seaview’ is a charming three bedroom detached cottage enjoying spectacular panoramic sea views over Levenwick generally to Sandwick & Noness and down the south coast of the South Mainland of Shetland. Lerwick 17 miles; Sumburgh Airport 8 miles.

In addition to three bedrooms, the double glazed accommodation also comprises a living room, modern kitchen, shower room, box room & utility room. Externally there are grassed garden areas to the front and rear, a small garage / shed and further outbuilding, the garden being enclosed by stone dykes. Refurbishment work in recent years has included re-roofing, new uPVC double glazed windows, and a modernised kitchen & shower room.

Viewing is essential to fully appreciate the superb views from this property.

General Information

‘Seaview’ is situated in an elevated position in the village of Levenwick, an attractive, sparsely populated rural location on the east side of the South Mainland of Shetland approximately 17 miles from Lerwick. There is a small local shop and doctor’s surgery within walking distance of the house, whilst slightly further afield is Levenwick’s lovely long sandy beach. Further amenities are also available at Sandwick (approximately 6 miles to the north), where there is a Junior High School (nursery, primary & secondary schooling to year 4), another shop and also the South Mainland swimming pool, or at Bigton to the west, or Dunrossness to the south.

Major refurbishment work was carried out to the property in 2015 including re-slating the roof, fitment of new uPVC double glazed windows, a new fitted kitchen and modernised shower room, and re-wiring, however further updating would be beneficial which is reflected in the price.

Heating to some rooms is presently provided by an oil-fired boiler in the utility room although not all the radiators are currently operational. A solid-fuel stove in the living room provides a cosy alternative heat source.

Accommodation

The main entrance is to the east (sea) side of the house, the porch having windows to three sides and just enough space to sit and enjoy the stunning views, an archway from the porch leading to a front hallway with doors to the living room to the left, and a bedroom and box room office to the right. A hatch provides access to storage space in the floored loft.

The living room has a window enjoying the fine view, a solid-fuel stove set on a tiled hearth providing a focal point and cosy heat source although there is also a central heating radiator. Off the living room is the kitchen to the rear and a hallway leading to the two main bedrooms to the south side of the house.

The kitchen which was re-fitted in 2015 with modern white coloured units including an inset sink, has space for a small table & chairs, a window facing south and a hatch to another loft. The cooker and fridge will be included in the sale although no warranties will be given. The door to the left opens to a rear porch with space for coats and back door, and further rear hallway off (also accessible from the living room) leading to two bedrooms. Bedroom 1, the main double room enjoys a dual-aspect to the east and south, the south-facing window enjoying the fine view down the coast. Bedroom 2, a single, faces east.

To the right of the kitchen a lobby leads to the shower room, also modernised in 2015 and now comprising an electric shower, WC and wash hand basin, and then a handy utility room with plumbing for a washing machine (again appliance included but no warranties given) and also housing the central heating boiler and ‘Megaflo’ hot water tank.

Finally there is a third bedroom, another double again enjoying the view east, accessed either from the front hallway or utility room, and a wood-lined box room lit by a Velux rooflight.

Room sizes

Living Room

Approx. 4m x 3.9m (13'1" x 12'9")

Kitchen

Approx. 3m x 2.8m (9'10" x 9'2")

Bedroom 1

Approx. 4.55m x 3.15m (14'11" x 10'4")

Bedroom 2

Approx. 3.3m x 2.6m (10'9" x 8'6")

Shower Room

Approx. 1.95m x 1.85m (6'4" x 6'0")

Utility Room

Approx. 2.85m x 2.1m (9'4" x 6'10")

Bedroom 3

Approx. 3.9m x 3m (12'9" x 9'10")

Box room

Approx. 2.75m x 2.5m

External

The property sits in an elevated site which is set back from the road and enclosed by stone dykes, access being over a track from the public road which leads to a gate to the garden, and also a small garage / shed approx. 4.9m x 2.25m (small car only) with inspection pit. A lawn bordered by established shrubbery runs along the front of the house and around the north side of the house to the rear where there is another outbuilding in the north-west corner comprising two sheds approx. 3.6m x 2.7m and 3.5m x 2.7m at widest point.

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band B. 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:
http://www.shetland.gov.uk/counciltax/charges.asp

Property location

To reach ‘Seaview’ take the loop road through Levenwick to the South Punds junction (by a bus stop) towards the southern edge of the village. The track to ‘Seaview’ is diagonally opposite the South Punds road.

Again thank you for your assistance so far, I couldn’t have asked for better giving the country wide situation so I’m very grateful for works done so far and the speed at which it has happened.
Russell Smith
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Seaview, Levenwick, ZE2 9HX