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4 Ladies Mire, Brae

PriceOffers over £310,000
Address4 Ladies Mire, Brae, ZE2 9TZ


Situated within walking distance of the school, leisure centre & supermarket, 4 Ladies Mire is a fantastic, very spacious, detached family home with up to six bedrooms, set in a ½ acre site on the north side of Brae enjoying fine views eastwards over the marina and Busta Voe, and northwards to Skippydock Bay, Mavis Grind and the hill beyond.

This ‘Scandinavian’ style property is fully double glazed and benefits from underfloor heating throughout provided by an oil-fired boiler. The ground floor accommodation comprises a lovely, dual-aspect living room, substantial 25’ kitchen / dining room, two large double bedrooms, a family bathroom & utility room.

Upstairs is a further open-plan living area with large dormer window, three double bedrooms including a main bedroom with en-suite shower room, and another shower room.

Over the integral garage is a sixth en-suite bedroom which would alternatively make a great office being quietly situated away from the main accommodation, or could potentially be let out as there is scope for a small kitchenette.

The large garden provides ample parking and a great outdoor family space.


Ladies Mire is situated on the west side of Brae overlooking the head of Busta Voe just off the Busta / Muckle Roe road less than a mile from the centre of Brae village with pavement access all the way from the house to the school, leisure centre and other amenities.

Being the main population centre for the North Mainland area of Shetland, Brae is the location of the area’s main amenities which include a High School providing nursery, primary & secondary schooling to year 6, the North Mainland leisure centre with games hall, swimming pool, fitness suite and all weather sports pitch, a Co-op mini-supermarket, health centre including dental suite, several other shops including a small DIY store, award winning fish & chip shop, plus various other social and recreational facilities. Close by the house is the boating club & marina. The location of the property puts it within easy reach of oil and other related businesses at Sullom Voe oil terminal and also the gas plant.

The property which is of ‘Scandinavian’ style timber frame / timber clad construction below a concrete tiled roof, was originally built in 2005, the upstairs accommodation being developed later. Windows & doors are double glazed and underfloor central heating is provided throughout supplied by an oil-fired boiler in the utility room, the underfloor heating also extending into the bedroom & en-suite above the garage.


A covered porch area provides a sheltered entrance to the house, the double glazed door opening to a vestibule with handy built-in shelved cupboard providing space for boots etc., with coat hooks to one side. A glazed door to the right leads to a further lobby leading to the garage and the en-suite bedroom over, whilst a half-glazed door to the left opens to the hall, both the vestibule and hall having the same tiled flooring.

On entering the hall, a bright space with side window and light filtering down from the Velux window over the stairs, there is a large ground floor double bedroom or office to the left with substantial built-in wardrobe / cupboard with fitted shelving & hanging space concealed behind sliding pine doors, and laminate flooring, and the stair to the first floor. Behind the stairs is a useful study area with space for desk with phone point for computer etc. whilst on the right is a family bathroom comprising a white three piece suite plus a separate shower with ‘rainfall’ shower head and separate hand held fitting, the walls being wet wall lined around the bath, WC & shower, mirrored recesses to the bath providing space for toiletries etc., the wash hand basin / vanity unit having a centrally mounted ‘waterfall’ mixer tap with fitted storage space below and further mirror doored bathroom cabinet over. Large built-in linen cupboard, shaver point & tiled floor.

Past the bathroom to the right is another shelved built-in cupboard and then a large, south-facing double bedroom, again having built-in wardrobe / cupboard space as per bedroom 1.

A half-glazed door from the hall opens to the kitchen / dining room, a substantial very bright space thanks to a wide triple window to the dining area which also benefits from borrowed light via the glazed sliding pocket doors which open to the adjoining living room, plus a dual-aspect to the kitchen, the whole space having a tiled floor. The living room is a lovely light and airy carpeted room with windows to the east and south affording great views over the voe, artificial lighting being provided by recessed ceiling spotlights and additional wall lights.

The kitchen is separated from the dining area by a breakfast bar which forms part of an extensive run of fitted units set off by grey worktops and tiled splash backs, the units providing plenty of cupboard and worktop space and incorporating a range of NEFF and BOSCH integral appliances including two ‘slide and hide’ single ovens, five ring induction hob with glass splash back & cooker hood over plus a concealed larder fridge and dishwasher, other features including an inset 1½ bowl sink below the east-facing window (which looks out over to the head of the voe), a large corner larder cupboard and glazed display cabinet. The dining area has plenty of space for a table & chairs and also a sofa making this a very sociable family space.

The tiled flooring in the kitchen extends into the utility room where further fitted units matching those in the kitchen can be found, these providing yet more storage and also including a second double bowl corner sink plus plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer (appliances not included), additional storage being provided by a large built-in shelved airing cupboard which also houses the ‘Megaflo’ water tank. Clothes pulley and door to the garden.

Back in the hall, the solid oak carpeted stair leads up to a further spacious living area on the landing, again a bright carpeted space thanks to its wide triple window which enjoys a fantastic elevated view over the marina, the voe and Brae generally, the space being lit by recessed ceiling spotlighting as is the case throughout the first floor accommodation. A built-in cupboard provides further storage space and also houses the controls for the central heating, additional floored storage space being available in the loft which is accessed via a hatch with pull-down ladder.

On the right is a shower room and the main bedroom, the shower room being attractively finished with striking black and teal tiling to the lower half of the walls and also to the shower, the very contemporary white wash hand basin bowl and WC being set in fitted units which hide the cistern and provide wall-hung drawer space below the sink which has a wall-mounted ‘waterfall’ mixer tap. A built-in shelved cupboard behind the Velux window provides lots of space for towels etc. and heating is provided by a radiator style heated towel rail in addition to the underfloor heating below the black tiled floor. Mirror door bathroom cabinet over the sink included.

The spacious main bedroom enjoys a southerly aspect with views along the voe, the recess to the side of the window providing space for wardrobes. There is also access to yet more storage space in the eaves.

The en-suite bathroom is attractively finished with stone coloured tiles to the walls and floor, the white fittings including a corner jacuzzi bath with ‘waterfall’ mixer tap, a separate shower with ‘rainfall’ shower head and additional body jets again with recessed shelf for toiletries etc., plus a WC with concealed cistern and wall-mounted flush, and a wall-hung basin again with ‘waterfall’ mixed tap, fitted drawer space below and mirror doored cabinet over. Again a built-in cupboard provides space for towels etc. and heating is provided by the towel rail and under-floor heating. Velux window.

Completing the first floor accommodation are two similarly sized double bedrooms, both enjoying a fine view north to the head of Skippydock Bay and Mavis Grind area. Both rooms have wood laminate flooring and access to storage space in the eaves.

Back on the ground floor off the entrance lobby, is the lobby leading to the large lined and insulated garage with ‘up & over’ garage door with electric remote control, two double glazed side windows, power & lighting, and the stair which provides access to the bedroom over the garage, the space at the bottom of the stairs intended to provide space for a small kitchenette. The stair leads up to a small landing laid with wood laminate flooring, with a Velux roof light and south-facing gable window, access to storage space in the eaves and a door with frosted glass panels to a carpeted bedroom, its gable window again enjoying the view north, the room having built-in drawer units in the eaves. A matching door opens to the stylish en-suite, a mainly wet-wall lined room finished to the same standard as the other bathrooms, and also having a contemporary style wash hand basin with drawer-hung unit below and WC with concealed cistern. Again built-in storage is provided and heating is by a heated towel rail and underfloor heating below the laminate flooring.

This bedroom would be ideal for a teenager or dependent relative perhaps, or could potentially be let out, particularly if kitchen facilities were added (subject to any necessary consents). Alternatively it would make an ideal, quietly situated home office space away from the rest of the house, particularly as there is space for another external door at the bottom of the stairs providing separate access if required.

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