Smithy Cottage, 1 Market Street, Forres, Moray, IV36 1EF

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Property Details

  • Type: Detached cottage
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: On Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Courtyard Garden
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Council Tax Band: C

Property Features

  • Character house within walking distance of most amenities
  • Easy access to transportation and shopping
  • Extremely private outdoor space
  • 3 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms

Property Summary

New to market, 1 Market Street is a detached, 3-bedroom, character cottage sitting in central location in Forres. With easy access to most amenities including the High Street, schools, supermarkets, transport and parks, this lovely cottage would make an ideal family home or buy-to-let.

The ample accommodation, over two floors, includes three double bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom. The enclosed garden is private.


Entering through a UPVC door with two glazed insets to the front hallway. L-shaped carpeted stairs, with handrails at either side, lead to the upper floor, providing access to the bathroom and one of the double bedrooms. A wooden door with glass panels opens to the sitting room.

Sitting room (4.3m x 5.3m)

A spacious, dual-aspect sitting room with a feature sandstone fireplace with a multi fuel stove, wooden dado rails and deep skirting boards. Carpet. Curtains and curtain rails. With a glazed door to the front hall and a further door, with glass panels, to main hall, this is a lovely bright room.

The main hall provides access to the bedrooms, kitchen and dining room. A spacious storage cupboard (1.8m x 3.1m) with coat hooks and shelving is accessed from the hall. It also houses the central heating control unit.

Bedroom 1 (4.2m x 3.4m)

A large double bedroom with a window to the garden and a wooden door with glass panels towards the hallway allowing light to stream in. Wall mounted cupboards provide storage with ample space for bedroom furniture. Carpet, curtain pole and curtains, vertical blinds.

Dining room (4.3m x 3.3m)

With plenty space for a dining table to seat 6, the dining room has a feature tile fireplace (currently boarded). A large window overlooks the colourful neighbouring garden to the rear and doors lead to the kitchen and Bedroom 2/office. Carpet, curtain rail and curtains, vertical blinds.

Kitchen (4.2m x 1.9m)

The wide range of lower and upper cabinets means there is no shortage of storage in the kitchen. Integrated double oven and ceramic hob. A single sink with mixer tap sits beneath the window looking towards the garden with a double-glazed UPVC door providing access. Plumbed for washing machine. Linoleum floor. Wall mounted Worcester gas boiler.


Bedroom 3 (4.2m x 3.5m)

A bright double bedroom with coombed ceilings. Two double-glazed dormer windows allow light to stream in. Carpet. Curtain rails and curtain. Wall mounted corner shelves. A hatch provides access to the coomb space.

Bathroom (3.2 x 2.7m)

A large bathroom containing a white three-piece suite, comprising WC, WHB and bath with mains shower above and tile splashback behind. A large mirror is mounted to the wall above the basin. Two double-glazed dormer windows with roller blinds make this a bright room. Heated towel rail, 2 wall mounted towel rails, Glass shelf. Double doors provide access into a large storage unit in the coomb space.

Garden and Grounds

The garden has a privacy fence to the road. It is primarily laid stone chips and paving slabs with a flower bed running along the side. There is a private, enclosed patio area for sitting out with a perspex roof sheltering the kitchen door from inclement weather. This also provides an area for drying clothes. A further covered area to the side is enclosed and gives access to a wooden shed.

(NB: with respect to the woodworm noted on the home report, a timber specialist has verbally advised that it appears that the woodworm in the rooftimbers is minimal and that the area under the stairs could be remedied by replacing the floor in the cupboard to be the same as the rest of the house)