Rockville Cottage, ZE2 9HH (Offers in excess of £140,000). click here for map
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View from House
Location: South Mainland
Bedooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 1
Garden: yes | Garage: yes | Loft: yes | CH: yes
TRADITIONAL DETACHED TWO-BEDROOM COTTAGE SITUATED IN SCENIC RURAL LOCATION IN POPULAR VILLAGE OF SANDWICK IN SHETLAND’S SOUTH MAINLAND. FULLY-ENCLOSED SITE WITH LARGE LAWN AREAS TO THE FRONT AND REAR. PATIO AREA/DRYING GREEN, DRIVEWAY AND GARAGE WITH STORE. WITHIN EASY COMMUTING DISTANCE OF LERWICK AND SUMBURGH AIRPORT/SHORT STROLL FROM ALL LOCAL AMENITIES. DOUBLE-GLAZED WITH ELECTRIC NIGHT STORAGE HEATING AND WOOD-BURNING STOVE. IDEAL SMALL FAMILY HOME, HOLIDAY HOME OR ‘BUY TO LET’.
LARGE FLOORED LOFT
OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £140,000
TO VIEW TEL. 01950 431650
This attractive, traditional cottage (with extension to the rear) has been upgraded and refurbished by the current owner and represents an ideal opportunity to acquire a small family home, holiday home or buy-to-let in a popular location in the South Mainland of Shetland. The house is fully double-glazed with electric storage heating and a wood-burning stove and there is a substantial loft area with lighting offering potential for conversion, subject to the usual consents.
The picturesque village of Sandwick, with a vibrant community, benefits from a wide range of local amenities, including a municipal swimming pool, Junior High School (Nursery to S4), shop (with bakery and Post Office), café/visitor centre, Social Club, football pitch, Youth Club, Private Nursery and Under Five’s Club, all of which are within easy walking distance of the property.
The house is also situated within easy commuting distance of Lerwick which is only a 20-minute drive to the north and is a similar distance from Sumburgh airport to the south.
Viewing is highly recommended.
The Accommodation comprises:-
The entrance vestibule has a half-glazed door (with full-length curtain), wood floorcovering and two fitted shoe racks.
The large, floored loft (with power) is accessed from the entrance vestibule.
Kitchen (2.80 m x 3 m approx.)
The modern, airy kitchen which overlooks the patio area outside has attractive wall and base units, a quality Welsh slate floorcovering and spotlights. There is a tiled splashback, window (with fitted blind) a built-in full-length fridge-freezer and a washing machine - the latter is included in the sale. In addition, there is a built-in Prima oven with ceramic hob, a stainless steel sink and drainer, built-in shelving and space for a small table and chairs. The house has been re-plumbed and re-wired within the last seven years and a new Megaflo hot water system has been fitted.
The back entrance also has the Welsh slate floorcovering and the fully-glazed door makes this a light and airy space.
Bathroom (2 m x 2 m approx.)
Again, with Welsh slate floorcovering, the bathroom has a half-height tiled splashback with full-height tiling behind the bath with overhead mains shower. There is a small sink with mirror above and two shelves above the WC as well as a fitted electric towelrail, window with venetian blinds and a dimplex fan/heater.
Livingroom (4.10m x 3.80 m approx.)
This spacious and cosy room has a fitted carpet, a channel-lined ceiling and two recessed windows, one with curtains and the other with both venitian blind and curtains. In addition to a small storage heater there is also a MORSO wood-burning stove with attractive brick surround and hearth. There is a recessed full-length shelving area, TV, SKY and telephone points.
Bedroom 1 (4.10 m x 4 m approx.)
This is a spacious room with fitted carpet and two recessed windows (with curtains) and views over the garden and surrounding countryside. The ceiling is channel-lined, there is a storage heater and fireplace with electric fire and ample space for bedroom furniture.
Bedroom 2 (2.70 m x 2.85 m approx.)
This bedroom also has a fitted carpet and storage heater. There is fitted shelving below the recessed window, which has a blind and curtains.
This is a large site which is fully enclosed with a tall wooden fence at the rear providing both shelter and privacy. There is ample space for a children’s play area, garden shed, decking etc or for further extension with the usual consents.
There is a stone path around the perimeter of the house with a path leading to the front gate and an attractive patio area/drying green behind the garage and store which has recently had a new roof fitted. In addition, the gable of the house has recently been painted.
The bushes and shrubs around the perimeter are very attractive in the spring and summer months and lovely views are enjoyed over the neighbouring countryside.
The washing machine, all floor coverings, curtains/blinds, lampshades and light fittings are included, with some additional items available through separate negotiation.
Sandwick has always been a popular area to stay in the South Mainland. In addition to the many amenities specified above, it also has an active boating community and there is a small pier and slipway under a mile away where there is regular dinghy sailing for both children and adults in the summer months. Sandwick is also an ideal location for accessing both sea and fresh water fishing. There is a 42-berth pleasure boat Marina in Cunningsburgh which is approximately 4 miles to the north where the Mousa Ferry is based in the summer months.
Council Tax Band A. Entry by negotiation.
Driving into Sandwick from the north, drive past the sign for the school and swimming pool and Rockville Cottage is situated just beyond the shop on your left-hand side.