1 Beachans Cottages, Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QH

£220,000 Offers Over - Under Offer, Virtual tour available
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Property Details

  • Type: Cottage, Semi-Detached House
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Driveway, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • EPC Rating: G
  • Council Tax Band: D

Property Features

  • Incredible rural location
  • 4 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms
  • Large gardens
  • Access to outstanding outdoor opportunities

Property Summary

Situated in a rural location, with amazing views out over fields to the hills on the Dava Moor beyond, this extended character cottage, sits in beautiful mature gardens, extending to approximately 0.6 acres. The cottage offers four bedrooms, dining room, sitting room, sewing room/study, family bathroom and dining kitchen. With woods behind, fields to the front and within a few minutes’ walk of the River Divie, with its fabulous pools for swimming, this lovely cottage offers the opportunity for an idyllic country lifestyle whilst still being within easy reach of all the local amenities of Forres. A quiet country road runs to the front of the house.

Deer, red squirrels, rabbits, pheasants and a multitude of other birds frequent the property. The Dava Way, 26 miles of disused railway track converted to a walking/riding trail that runs from Forres to Grantown-on-Spey, is within a few minutes of the property.


Entering through a wooden front door to the front hallway providing access to the dining room and a bedroom. A deep under-stairs cupboard provides handy storage space and contains the electricity boxes for both the house and the outside space that was previously a commercial cattery. Carpet.

Dining Room (4.2m x 4.7m – irregular shape)

The dining area is accessed from the front vestibule and provides access to the rear hall and sitting room. With a window towards the front there is ample room for a dining table. The carpeted stairs to the upper floor lead from the dining room. A small cupboard under the window houses the stopcock. Phone point. Radiator. Carpet.

Sitting room (4.2m x 4.9)

A generous, bright, dual-aspect room, with a large picture windows providing amazing views across to the Dava Moor to one side and to the mature, colourful garden to the other. A feature open fireplace sits on a tile hearth with a raised brick and tile bench running to the side. Radiator with wooden shelf above. Curtains and curtain poles. Opening to the dining room with curtain pole and curtain. TV point. Carpet.

The carpeted rear hall provides access to all further accommodation and provides a large storage cupboard.

Bedroom 1 (4.1m x 3.3m)

Bedroom 1 is a spacious, light, double bedroom with two large windows looking out to the private gardens. Carpet. Roller blinds. Radiator.

Bedroom 2 (3.0m x 3.5m)

A bright double bedroom with a large window looking out over the back garden to the woods beyond. Wall mounted LPG Worcester boiler and CO2 monitor. Wooden shelf. Curtains and curtain rail. Carpet. Radiator.

Shower room (2.3m x 3.0m)

With a white two-piece suite comprising a pedestal sink with fluted edges and a WC and a large, newly installed shower enclosure with electric shower. A large laundry cupboard provides ample storage with wooden shelves. Towel rail and hand towel rail. Mirror with LED lights. Shelving unit. A double glazed opaque window looks out to the rear garden. Radiator. Linoleum flooring.

Dining Kitchen (4.1m x 3.0m)

A spacious kitchen with a wide range of floor and wall-mounted kitchen units. Integrated fridge freezer, oven, gas hob with extractor fan above. Plumbed for washing machine. A single sink with mixer tap sits beneath the large window looking out to the back garden. Roller blind. Linoleum flooring. Radiator.


The L-shaped carpeted stairs, with wooden banisters, lead from the dining room to the upper floor. There are two rooms upstairs; a lovely bright sewing room and a spacious bedroom.

Sewing room/study (3.7m x 3.7m)

Immediately at the top of the stairs, an airy, dual-aspect room with three windows allowing natural light to stream in. Cupboards provide ample storage and contain the cold water header tank and the hot water tank. Carpet. Door to Bedroom 4.

 Bedroom 4 (3.6m x 3.7m)

A lovely, dual-aspect “cottage” bedroom with coombed ceilings. Carpet. Curtains and curtain pole.

Garden and Grounds

The gardens of 1 Beachans are truly a delight. Developed over many years there is an abundance of colour from mature shrubs and flowers along with areas of lawn and stone chipped areas for parking. The grounds are substantial and wrap around the back of both the 1 Beachans and the neighbouring cottage.

There was previously a commercial cattery to the rear of the property and the concrete hard standing, covering approximately 175m2 remains, as does the cabling for the electricity supply previously used. In addition to access through the garden, there is a shared drive adjacent to the neighbouring property that also provides access to this area and further stone chipped parking spaces. The seller reports that the cattery had been very profitable and there may be, subject to obtaining appropriate local authority consents, a possibility of running a business from this area.


There are multiple outbuildings including a wooden shed in the cattery area, which contains the fusebox for the cattery. A large storage unit provides water and animal-proof storage. There are a further two sheds for storing garden equipment, coal and wood, a green house and a “cat chalet”.

 Services: Private water supply and drainage to a septic tank. Electricity and telephone.

 Heating: LPG Gas central heating, supplemented by electric panel heaters in some areas.

 Viewing: Viewing is through R & R Urquhart’s Property Department on (01309) 676600

Date of Entry: Early entry is available

Although rural, 1 Beachans is within 15 minutes’ drive of Forres and approximately 30 minutes from Dalcross (Inverness) airport, providing daily flights to London and other international hubs. The cottage sits just minutes from some of the most fabulous walks and cycling opportunities, over moors, through woods and along the River Findhorn. The Dava way, 26 miles of reclaimed railway track running across the Dava from Forres to Grantown-on-Spey, runs close to the house and Logie Steading with it's unique shopping experience and cafe is only minutes by car. The River Divie with areas of outstanding beauty and areas to swim, is walking distance. 1 Beachans is in the catchment area for Logie Primary School, a well-regarded, rural primary school with only 25 pupils. School transportation is provided.

The close-by town of Forres is a wonderful former Royal Burgh situated close to the Cairngorm Mountain Range and within 5 miles of the beautiful white-sand beaches that run from Findhorn to Burghead. Local amenities include good primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, doctors' surgery and a variety of national and local retail outlets.

The Highland capital city of Inverness is approximately 25 miles west of Forres and provides extensive retail, leisure and entertainment facilities in addition to road and rail links south.