2 , Gladstone Terrace

2 , Gladstone Terrace, Lerwick, Shetland, ZE1 0EG

Offers Over £320,000



Immaculately presented four bedroom mid-terraced property located in the sought after Hillhead area of Lerwick. This stone built property under a traditional slate roof has been very well kept and has been carefully upgraded to maintain and enhance the original period features within.

The location of the property being right in the heart of the town centre and on an elevated site means it enjoys amazing views across town, particularly on the upper levels to the rear where there are stunning views over the old town and over the harbour looking east across to Bressay.

Accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor: Vestibule, Hallway, Living Room, Kitchen, Lobby, Rear porch and Utility Room.

First Floor: Landing, two Bedrooms and Bathroom

Second Floor: Landing, two Bedrooms and Shower Room


Gladstone Terrace is a row of five terraced houses in the Lerwick Conservation Area that are thought to have been built in the mid-1880’s. The terrace forms part of the ‘Hillhead’ which runs along the top of the lanes in the Old Town area of Lerwick. Situated along the road from the Town Hall and across the road from the library and nearby Islesburgh Community Centre and the parks. Adjacent to the property is Pitt Lane which takes you down to Commercial street to the shops, banks and other town centre businesses and beyond is the small boat harbour too.

The location of the house provides a great vantage point for viewing the ‘Light Up’ of the ‘Up Helly Aa’ procession which passes along Lower Hillhead. Parking is available immediately outside the house or just along the road there is the large ‘swimming pool’ car park which can be accessed via a shared private lane which runs along the rear of the property.

All of the windows in the property have been replaced with brand new like for like timber windows with the exception of the stained glass window in the stairwell. Also a new hardwood timber front door has been installed. The dormer windows were painted last year.

The heating system has been upgraded to the District heating Scheme with all new radiators and heat exchanger fitted a few years ago. There is also an open fire in the living room.

All carpets & fixed floor coverings, curtains & blinds and light fittings are included in the sale.

The furniture and white goods are available by separate negotiation.


Property ID: 17191292
Price: Offers Over £320,000
Property Type: Terraced House
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Receptions: 1
Gardens: 1
Parking Spaces: 1

Room Details

Ground Floor

Vestibule (1.8m x 1.6m)

Attractive entrance through the new hardwood front door, original decorative tiled floor, cornice, centre light and inner door with etched glass & sidelights leading to the hall.

Hall (4.4m x 1.8m) (extending to 2.4m at widest point)

Original period features such as the cornice, archway and facings and skirtings. Carpet, radiator, smoke detector and centre light. Beautiful staircase with original iron balustrades & curved wooden handrail leading to the first floor.

Access to the living room on the right and further down the hall leads to the kitchen & utility room at the rear of the property.

Living Room (4.7m x 4.4m)

Well-proportioned room with 3m high ceiling and a large west facing window to the Hillhead.
Lovely original features including a cornice, picture rail, facings and skirtings. A wooden fireplace with tiled insert houses an open fire (currently an electric feature fire in use). Centre light, carpet, radiator and an alcove.

Kitchen / Dining Room (4.1m x 3.4m)

Spacious, attractively fitted modern kitchen with plenty of room for a table & chairs. A large east facing window with window seat below looks out over the rear garden and Bressay. Light coloured shaker style units with black laminate worktop and stainless steel sink with drainer. Recess in the wall houses the Freestanding range style oven and hob with fitted extractor fan above. Another recess has built-in shelves in the corner. There is a freestanding dishwasher and fridge freezer. Light coloured laminate flooring, radiator, smoke detector and triple centre light.

Lobby (1.4 x 0.9m)

Lobby area connecting main house to extension. Half-glazed door between the two. Storage cupboard under stairs.

Rear Porch (1.2 x 1.5m)

Leading to the utility room, with a useful walk-in cupboard (1.5m x 1.5m) off, providing plenty of storage space. Double glazed back door to the rear yard.

Utility Room (2.7m x 2.6m)

Large utility room with modern fitted units and worktop matching those in the kitchen providing lots more storage space and including a second sink and plumbing for a washing machine which is available by separate negotiation. Window to the south, light wood coloured Lino to the floor, radiator, district heating heat exchanger concealed in corner cupboard, loft hatch and drying pulley.

First Floor

Landing (2.5m x 2.4m) (overall including cupboard space)

The impressive staircase leads up to a first floor landing with two large double bedrooms and a bathroom off. There is plenty of natural light thanks to a large window over the stairs with coloured glass inserts. There are two built-in cupboards, one shelved, the other with hanging space, telephone point, smoke detector, triple centre light and radiator.

Bedroom 1 (4.15m x 3.5m)

Good-sized rear-facing carpeted double bedroom, benefiting from the fine views across the harbour area to Bressay. Shelved recess, radiator and triple centre light.

Bedroom 2 (4.15m x 3.95m)

Bright, well-proportioned double room, again carpeted, with a large double window facing west providing lots of natural light. High ceiling (2.7m) with original coving retained. Shelved recess with cupboard above, radiator and triple centre light.

Bathroom (2.5m x 2.3m)

Brand new fitted bathroom. Corner quadrant shower with mains pressure shower and black wet wall behind. West facing window with bath underneath and fitted recess storage space. Toilet, sink, towel rail, light coloured ‘Aquastep’ flooring, four spotlights, mirror with lights above sink and extractor fan.

Second Floor

Landing (2.4m x 2.4m)

The staircase continues up to a second floor landing with a Velux window over and a hatch to the loft, two further bedrooms and shower room. Quadruple centre light, smoke detector and carpet to floor.

Bedroom 3 (4.0m x 2.4m (floor area)

Large carpeted bedroom with double glazed dormer window making the most of the spectacular views over the harbour area and across to Bressay. Carpeted, radiator and quadruple centre spotlight.

Bedroom 4 (4.0m x 2.9m (floor area)

Double Bedroom, again carpeted and with a dormer window, this time enjoying a fine panoramic view west over the new town area of Lerwick, and to the bay of Breiwick in the distance. Radiator and quadruple centre light.

Shower Room (2.4m x 2.1m)

Velux window to the west, beech colour vanity units with black laminate worktop housing the toilet and sink. Mirror and light above, towel rail, quadrant shower with wet wall around, ‘Aquastep’ tile effect flooring and storage units to match the others.


There is a small front garden area laid to lawn which is enclosed by the original cast iron railings & gate and a west-facing seating area.

There is a flag stone courtyard area to the rear of the house which can also be accessed via a shared lane running along the rear of Gladstone Terrace with gated access from Quendale Lane at one end and Pitt Lane at the other. On the other side of the lane is a small walled garden area with a lawn, drying area and a mature tree.

Electricity: Connected
Water: Mains
Drainage: Mains
Telephone:- Connected
Heating:- District Heating - Wet radiator system.

Council Tax - Band E

EPC Rating - Band C

All white goods and furniture is available by separate negotiation.

Flexible Entry Date


By appointment only. Contact 01595 747 045 or 07765541803

Parties wishing to be advised of a closing date should note their interest with the selling agent.

Arthur & Simpson
68 Commercial Street, Lerwick, ZE1 0DL

01595 747 045


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