1 Nicol Place, South Street, Forres, IV36 1DF

£175,000 Offers Over - New Instruction, Virtual tour available
New Instruction, Virtual tour available

Property Details

  • Type: Cottage, House, Semi-Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: On Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Council Tax Band: C

Property Features

  • Fabulously renovated 2 bed character home
  • High ceilings, cornicing, period features
  • Substantially modernised with new kitchen, shower room
  • Completely rewired and re-roofed

Property Summary

A beautifully renovated, grade-C listed, characterful house in the heart of the Forres conservation area. 1 Nicol Place is a 2 bedroom property that has recently been beautifully renovated throughout, retaining many period features including high ceilings, original wooden shutters, stone fireplace and cornicing. It is situated centrally in the lovely town of Forres, on South Street, moments from Grant Park, the high street and local schools. 


The renovation works completed in the last 3 years include; rewiring; slate and solid oak flooring downstairs with new sub-flooring; installation of a log-burning stove; new radiators; roof newly insulated and re-slated; re-plastering and redecorating throughout; new skirting boards. The result is a warm, bright, comfortable and characterful yet suitably modern home. 


The accommodation comprises two spacious bedrooms, sitting room with adjacent office/study/bedroom, dining kitchen, front porch, downstairs WC, bathroom and an incredible cellar. It is fully double-glazed with combi boiler and gas central heating, and has a recently installed kitchen and shower room. This bright house could make an excellent first time buy or buy-to-let investment.




The front door leads into a large, double-glazed front porch (2.2m x 3.3m) with ample storage and space to shed muddy boots and coats as well as a spot to sit on sunny days. A convenient downstairs toilet, with a WC, basin and heated towel rail is accessed from the porch, with slate flooring throughout both rooms. 


Double, wooden, glazed doors open into the light central hallway providing access to the kitchen, sitting room, cellar and staircase to the upper floor. Traditional solid oak tongue-and-groove flooring runs throughout the hall, sitting room and office. 


Understairs cupboard with access to cellar

An under-stairs cupboard with coat hooks contains the oak hatch to the cellar. Wooden ladder-stairs provide access to the cellar which has stone walls and floor and electric lighting. The space is currently used as a wine cellar, and provides excellent additional storage to the property. 


Dining Kitchen (4.4m x 3.9m)

The dining kitchen is large and bright with a recently installed modern, grey/white kitchen with a wide range of lower and upper cabinets and space for a dining table. A large sash window complete with window seat looks out onto the enclosed cottage garden.


The kitchen includes integrated hob, oven, microwave and extractor fan. In addition, there is space and plumbing for under-counter dishwasher, washing machine, undercounter freezer and a fridge/freezer, with white goods available by negotiation. The newly-laid slate flooring contrasts beautifully with the light coloured cabinets.


Sitting room (4.4m x 4.5m)

A spacious, dual-aspect sitting room, with high ceilings sits to the front of the house and is flooded with natural light. The original stone fireplace has been restored and wood-burning stove installed, set on a slate hearth with a wooden surround. To one side of the fireplace is an alcove with shelves and cupboards below. Cornicing, original doors  and working wooden window shutters provide lovely period features. Wall lights in addition to the central light allow for soft lighting. 


Office (1.9m x 3.5m)

Accessed from the living room, the oak-floored office has a wide window to the rear of the house providing natural light and ventilation. A large hallway cupboard is also accessible from the office providing ample storage space. An excellent space for home-working, the room could also be used as a third bedroom. 


In the hall, a curved wooden staircase leads past a large built-in cupboard to the upper floor, with a painted wooden handrail. The upper landing, with a white banister around, provides access to both bedrooms and the bathroom. Cupboards running the length of the hall provide storage with a ceiling window giving natural light. A large landing cupboard houses the gas combi boiler and is spacious enough for a tumble dryer. Original floorboards painted white run the length of the upstairs.  


Bedroom 1 (4.7m x 4.0m)

Beautifully renovated, Bedroom 1 has a dormer window and original floorboards painted white. Coombed ceilings provide a cottage feel. 


Bedroom 2 (4.7m x 4.4m)

A fabulous, bright, large, dual-aspect double bedroom to the front of the house with a south-facing window and dormer window allowing light to stream in. 


Bathroom (2.4m x 2.0m)

A bright, recently installed, bathroom with a white two-piece suite, comprising WC and basin, and a mains shower with oversized shower head and separate handheld spray. The basin, with mixer tap, is inset to a white cabinet unit with a wall-mounted cabinet with mirror door above. A window to the rear of the house provides light and ventilation. The flooring is a muted grey vinyl. 


Garden and Grounds

From South Street, the garden, bounded by a stone wall is accessed via a wrought iron gate.  Landscaped with a variety of bedding plants and shrubs, it is a lovely “cottage garden” complete with private seating area and raised beds for growing fruit and veg. Paving slabs lead to the front door, and continue on to the end of the garden. An attached stone shed provides garden storage, in addition to the large log store.


Grant Park is virtually across the road and the High Street, library, primary schools, cafes and pubs are within a couple of minutes of the property.