Boats House, Symbister, Whalsay, Shetland, ZE2 9AA (Offers in excess of £112,000). click here for map
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Stunning Harbour Views
Location: Outer Isles
Bedooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2
Garden: yes | Garage: no | Loft: no | CH: yes
ATTRACTIVE DETACHED TWO-BEDROOM COTTAGE SITUATED IN SCENIC ISLAND LOCATION BY THE SEA. LAWN AREAS TO THE FRONT AND SIDE. SHARED DRIVEWAY. GARDEN SHED. SHORT STROLL FROM ALL LOCAL AMENITIES AND FERRY TERMINAL. MOSTLY DOUBLE-GLAZED WITH COMBINATION OF UNDER-FLOOR AND NIGHT-STORAGE HEATING . IDEAL FIRST-TIME BUY, SMALL FAMILY HOME, HOLIDAY HOME OR ‘BUY TO LET’.
OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £112,000.
TO VIEW TEL. 07879 990701.
This attractive, traditional cottage represents an ideal opportunity to acquire a small family home, holiday home or buy-to-let in a scenic island location by the sea. The house0 which is thought to be over 100 years old was heightened and re-built approximately 20 years ago, with the roof, plumbing and electrics renewed approximately 12 years ago. Except from the porch, the house is fully double-glazed and has under-floor heating downstairs and electric storage heating upstairs. In addition, there is an electric fire in the living room.
The property is situated only a short stroll from the Symbister ferry terminal and all local amenities including the Junior High School, village hall, local shops and Post Office, public house, boating club, youth centre and Health Centre.
Skaw is home to the most northerly 18-hole golf course in the UK. Other sporting facilities on the Isle include the leisure centre, a snooker club and the Harbison Park artificial playing field. Dinghy sailing is a popular pastime in Whalsay and the pleasure boat marina (situated just below The Boathouse) is home to a vast fleet of small pleasure craft. Whalsay has an amateur football club as well as hockey and netball teams, all of which compete throughout Shetland.
The ferry journey to the Mainland only takes half an hour meaning that Lerwick, Brae, Sullom Voe etc are readily accessible. This subsidised ferry service has frequent daily sailings to and from the Mainland and operates with two ro-ro ferries including a modern high-capacity ferry. Affectionately known as ‘The Bonnie Isle’, this is traditionally a fishing/crofting community, although many living there now commute daily to and from the Shetland Mainland for work.
The property is in ‘walk into’ condition with viewing highly recommended.
The Accommodation comprises:-
Entrance Vestibule (0.71 m x 1.42 m approx.)
With ceramic tile floorcovering.
With ceramic tile floorcovering and under-floor storage cupboard off.
Kitchen (3.09 m x 3.65 m approx.)
The modern and spacious kitchen, with exposed roof beams, has lovely views to the north over the small pleasure boat marina and to the east over the village of Symbister. There is a ceramic tile floorcovering, stainless steel sink and drainer, ample wall and base units, an integral fridge and a LPG hob with NEFF oven and grill. Both windows have fitted roller blinds.
Toilet (1.75 m x 1.2 m approx.)
Ceramic tile floorcovering, wash hand basin and WC. This room has pine-clad walls, a medicine cabinet, mirror and light and a storage cupboard with shelf and rails.
Utlilty Area (0.81 m x 1.72 m approx.)
With ceramic tile floorcovering and Zanussi washing machine.
Livingroom (3.44 m x 3.73 m approx.)
Also with with attractive exposed roof beams, this room has a fitted carpet, window with vertical blinds and views to the east over Symbister. There is an attactive fireplace with hearth and mantlepiece and large electric fire. An attractive wooden staircase leads from the living room to to the first floor.
With fitted carpet, velux window with fitted blind and a cupboard with louvre doors housing the electricity meters.
Master Bedroom (3.55 m x 3.61 m approx.)
With fitted carpet and velux window with fitted blind. Night storage heater, 2 recessed wooden shelves/bookcases and cupboard housing the Megaflo.
Bedroom 2 (3.42 m x 3.23 m approx.)
Again with fitted carpet, velux window with fitted blind and night storage heater, this room has 3 recessed wooden shelves/bookcases.
Bathroom (1.95 m x 2.56 m approx.)
With linoleum floorcovering, the modern bathroom is fully wet-walled and has a fitted bath with matching wash hand basin and WC. There is a corner shower with Triton mains shower, a velux window, medicine cabinet and electric towel rail.
There is a wooden shed with power and a shared access.
The washing machine, all floor coverings, curtains/blinds, lampshades and light fittings are included, with some additional items possibly available through separate negotiation.
Entry by negotiation.
The house is visible as you arrive in Whalsay off the ferrry. Take a right-turn after the Boating Club and the property is at the end of the access road.