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10 Mary Croft, Rafford, Forres, Moray, IV36 2WD

£390,000 Offers Over - Sold
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Property Details

  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Parking: Driveway, Garage, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Council Tax Band: E

Property Features

  • Immaculate, move-in condition
  • Semi-rural village lifestyle
  • Spacious 4 bed detached home
  • Beautiful gardens with lovely views
  • Popular residential location

Property Summary

Situated in the beautiful village of Rafford, in a stunning location with wide open views across the fields and woodland, this splendid, very spacious, detached house is in walk-in condition, and is located at the end of a very quiet cul-de-sac, tucked away from view. The property enjoys a private setting, and the lush gardens are a haven for red squirrels and a variety of birds. Within minutes of wonderful forest walks in Newtyle Forest with access to the Dava Way, and situated in an area superb for cycling, this lovely house would make a superb family home, or peaceful retreat for anyone who enjoys living in a small village environment with easy access to most amenities.  With 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, spacious dining / kitchen, utility room and garage, the accommodation would suit most family requirements.


Entering from a covered porch through a wooden door with glazed panels into a bright vestibule, and further through a wooden door with glazed doors and glazed side panel into the carpeted ground floor hall.  A deep hall cupboard under the stairs, with coat hooks, provides super storage with a carpeted staircase with shaped, pine balustrades leading to the upper floor.

Ground floor

Living Room (5.6m x 4.0m)

A truly beautiful living room to the front of the house with 4 large windows overlooking the front garden. A free-standing multi-fuel stove on a Caithness slate hearth, with exposed flue, sits in front of a dark accent wall and gives a wonderful feature to this spacious room. Curtain pole, vertical blinds and carpet.

Dining/kitchen (Kitchen area 3.2m x 3.2m, Dining area 4.0m x 6.0m)

This substantial, bright and airy, L-shaped dining kitchen has 3 sets of double windows with a further patio door leading to the side patio for outdoor dining.  Ample room for a table to seat 8 and space for further furniture.  The kitchen is separated from the dining area by a wide breakfast bar with cabinets beneath. The kitchen comprises of a wide range of lower and upper wood-effect kitchen cabinets with a one-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer tap sitting between the wide double windows looking over the colourful rear garden.  Integrated oven, hob, extractor fan and dishwasher with space for a large free standing fridge freezer.  Door to utility room.

Utility Room (2.9m x 1.7m)

A fabulous utility room set to the side of the kitchen, with floor units that match the kitchen cabinets.  A large single sink with drainer and mixer taps sits beneath a substantial window, looking across the beautiful rear gardens. Plumbed for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. A cat flap opens from the utility to the garden.  Deep pantry cupboard with shelves.  Door leading to garage.

Study/Bedroom 4 (2.9m x 3.4m)

A lovely downstairs double bedroom currently used as a study. Double windows look to the front garden. Single built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf. Laminate flooring, curtain pole and vertical blinds.

Downstairs Shower Room (1.9m x 1.9m)

A convenient downstairs shower room containing a 2-piece white suite, comprising WC and pedestal basin with mixer tap and backsplash. Above the basin there is a wall-mounted glass shelf and mirror with a towel rail to the side. A separate shower enclosure houses a mains shower. Vinyl floor.

First floor

On the upper landing, there is a substantial storage cupboard and access to the loft via a Ramsay ladder. The loft space is insulated and floored for storage.

Bedroom 1 (3.8m x 3.0m)

This beautiful, bright, double bedroom has large windows overlooking the rear garden and fields beyond. 2 double built-in in wardrobes provide excellent hanging and shelf space. Carpets, curtain pole and vertical blinds.

Family Shower Room (1.7m x 3.4m)

To the side of the house, with a Velux window providing natural light and ventilation, this spacious family shower room contains a 2-piece white suite comprising WC and wall-mounted basin, with tile splash-back. A separate corner shower enclosure houses a mains shower, with rainfall shower head and separate hand attachment.  Wall-mounted medicine cupboard with mirrored doors.  Toilet roll holder, towel ring and glass holder. Vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 2 (3.5m x 3.8m)

To the front of the house overlooking the tree lined, private, drive with lovely views towards the woods in the distance, this spacious double bedroom is wonderfully bright. 2 double built-in wardrobes with sliding pine doors, provide ample hanging and shelf space. Carpet, curtain pole and vertical blinds. The angled ceiling provides wonderful character to the room.

Master Bedroom (4.1m x 4.7m) (ensuite)

A lovely, tranquil master bedroom to the front of the house with large windows providing beautiful views down the driveway and over the fields towards the woods beyond.  With wall-to-wall built-in wardrobes with sliding, mirrored, doors providing ample hanging and shelf space. Door to ensuite.

Ensuite (3.5m x 2.5m)

An incredible ensuite with a 3-piece white suite, comprising WC, wall-mounted wash basin with tile back-splash and bath with centre taps and mains shower above. Light streams in through the Velux window in the ceiling.   The ensuite also features a tile back-splash to bath, all-mounted towel rail, medicine cupboard, with mirrored door, and corner shelf unit.

Garden and Outbuildings

Garage (3.5m x 7.4m)

Integral to the house, and accessed through the utility room, this substantial garage has ample room for a car, with a further workshop/utility space at the end.  A metal garage door opens to the driveway with a large window and door to the rear.  The garage houses the oil boiler and electricity consumer units and has ample space for shelving, cabinets, etc.


The wonderful gardens are beautifully manicured and are truly a sight to behold, attracting red squirrels and an incredible variety of birds. The lawns are lush and neatly trimmed and there is a sizeable patio area, ideal for relaxing outdoors in the long summer evenings.  There are mature shrubs, a wonderful arched trellis and wooden fencing along the line of the trees beyond. Additionally, there is a charming summer house at the end of the garden. There is ample off-road parking for several cars.

The lovely village of Rafford sits approximately 3 miles southeast of Forres. It has fantastic access for a wide range of outdoor activities such as riding, walking, cycling and is only 7 miles from Findhorn which offers superb beaches, sailing, cafes and a wonderful theatre. There is a real community feel, with the village hall offering a wide range of activities including yoga, film nights, exercise classes, art classes, craft mornings, country dancing and the WI. There is also a very popular, monthly, community cafe. Immediately adjacent to Rafford is Newtyle Forest, providing approximately 1700 acres of Forestry Commission managed woodlands with superb opportunities for horse riding, walking and cycling.

Forres, approximately 3 miles away is a thriving small town in the northeast of Scotland. With an active high street offering butchers, bakers, cafes, gift shops, hairdressers, a tailor, post office and grocery shops, it continues to offer a wide selection of services. The town boasts large parks and woodland walks, having been placed, or won, the relevant section of Britain in Bloom on multiple occasions. Primary and secondary schooling is available in the town, with the Drumduan Steiner school offering alternative education and Gordonstoun private school a mere 11 miles away with transport available daily.

Healthcare is available in Forres with hospitals in Elgin (12 miles) and Inverness (26) miles. Transport links are excellent with a regular bus running between Aberdeen and Inverness, a train station also on the main line between Aberdeen and Inverness and airports in both Inverness and Aberdeen providing daily flights to domestic and international destinations.

Please note that all measurements and distances are approximate and provided for guidance only.