5 bedroom detached house for sale

Sound Lodge, Weisdale, Shetland, Shetland Islands, ZE2 9LQ

Under Offer £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Set in 1.5 acres
  • Private jetty & 60m sea frontage
  • Architect designed
  • Stunning views
  • Established garden
  • Summerhouse and shed
  • Self contained one bedroomed flat
  • Further park with possible development potential (subject to consents)

Full description

Once in a lifetime opportunity to acquire an exceptional, very unique, detached property, undoubtedly one of the finest modern homes we have seen, set in around 1.5 acres in a fantastic shoreside setting with private jetty and 60m sea frontage, at Weisdale, approximately 12 miles from Lerwick.

Designed by renowned local architect Alan McKay and enjoying stunning panoramic views over the voe and a westerly aspect, this recently completed 420m? property provides extremely comfortable three reception room / five bedroom accommodation with many special features and the benefit of a substantial integral garage plus a lovely self-contained one bedroom flat which could provide accommodation for a family member or a rental income.

A substantial decked area surrounds the house providing a great place to enjoy the stunning views, and there is an established garden with large summerhouse and shed, plus a further park with possible development potential (subject to consents).

'Sound Lodge' is situated in a secluded setting on the shore of Weisdale Voe, at the end of a long private drive off the main Westside road (A971). Weisdale provides an attractive and popular rural village location on Shetland's sunny westside, the village benefitting from an easy commute to Lerwick, Shetland's capital, as well as Brae & Sullom Voe to the north as the main road north can be re-joined by continuing northwards from the house and taking the Kergord road at the head of Weisdale Voe.

Conveniently, the well-stocked local shop, 'Robinson & Morrison's', which has a post office and petrol station, is within a stone's throw of the house, and the area's primary school is only a mile away at Whiteness where there is also a public hall, youth club & snooker club. There is a second shop a mile past the school, whilst a short drive northwards from 'Sound Lodge' on the Kergord road, is Bonhoga Gallery & café at Weisdale Mill. The main Westside bus route to Lerwick runs along the main road.

Weisdale Voe is a particularly scenic stretch of water which stretches northwards to the Weisdale Valley at its head, the valley being dominated by the steep slopes of Weisdale Hill and the trees at Kergord, the only substantial woodland in the Shetland.

Shetland is linked to mainland Scotland by an overnight ferry service from Aberdeen operated by Northlink Ferries (www.northlinkferries.co.uk). Loganair (www.loganair.co.uk) operates direct flight to Shetland from Aberdeen, Edinburgh & Glasgow.

The house is the culmination of a 6 year long project by the owner's to create a substantial detached house in this stunning shoreside setting.

Designed by renowned local architect Alan McKay, the property takes full advantage of the beautiful setting and the westerly aspect, all of the main public spaces and most of the bedrooms overlooking the voe, the living and dining areas enjoying large window areas. The gross internal floor area (excluding the flat & garage) is estimated to extend to around 420m?.

Of timber frame construction clad mainly with treated natural sandstone, with low maintenance Marley 'Cedral' fibre cement wood effect cladding detailing elsewhere (to the main house, the garage is mainly timber clad), all below a 'Tapco' natural slate effect roof, the house has a particularly striking exterior, the warm tones of the stone blending in well with the large expanse of timber decking that extends along the west side of the house. Windows are triple glazed alu-clad timber.

Central heating is provided by two 'Mitsubushi' air-to-air heat pumps which supply five internal wall or ceiling mounted heaters. As an added comfort if required, electric under-floor heating is also provided throughout the ground floor, each room having individual controls, wiring being in place to fit under floor heating or panel heaters upstairs if required.

Hot water is provided by a pressurised 300 litre 'Kingspan Ultrasteel' hot water cylinder, there is a second tank serving the flat, and the house also has a 'Dantherm' heat recovery / ventilation unit and an integrated central vacuum system which even extends into the flat and the summerhouse. The large cupboard off the entrance hall houses the central control point for the satellite TV, telephone and internet systems, and also the fire alarm panel.

The interior has been completed to the same high standard as the exterior, with factory finished internal doors and distressed engineered oak wood flooring extending throughout most of the ground floor. The unique staircase crafted from railway sleepers and finished with a very contemporary stainless steel & wire banister, is a particular feature, and light neutral colours enhance the spacious feel and provide a blank canvas for the new purchaser to personalise as they wish.

Amongst the many special features of the property, the bespoke 'Charles York' kitchen comes with a complete set of integral 'Miele' appliances and 'Corian' worktops, all the bath and shower rooms having quality fittings and fitted storage units, the main bathroom & en-suite having luxurious tiled floors, 'Gerberit' wall-hung WC's with concealed cisterns, and 'Zehnder' heated towel rails / radiators. Most of the smaller windows have integral venetian blinds, and there are striking light fittings to the public areas.

5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and conservatory, superb kitchen & large utility room, 3 bathrooms, integral garage & summerhouse, self-contained one bedroom flat.

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
11 October 2018

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Harper Macleod, Shetland

St. Olaf's Hall, Church Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0FD

01595 695583 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Harper Macleod, Shetland

St. Olaf's Hall, Church Road, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0FD

01595 695583 Local call rate

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