39 Mannachie Rise, Forres, Moray, IV36 2US
£350,000 Offers Over - Recently Sold
- Immaculate, move-in condition
- Beautiful gardens with community woodland beyond
- Detached 4 bedroom home
- Private, mature gardens
- Fabulous bright and airy dining kitchen
Property SummarySet in a desirable residential area of Forres, with its own private gate on to Sanquhar Woods, this lovely 4 bed detached house, which feels like a country home set in lush, colourful gardens, occupies a superb location. There are wonderful walks and cycle tracks through the woods and on to the Dava Way. Sanquhar Woods extends to 177 acres, is owed by the Forres Community Woodland Trust and has many interesting walking routes, abundant wildlife and fantastic mountain bike tracks. Access to amenities such as dentist, supermarket, health centre, park and schools is within easy walking distance.
A charming stone pathway leads from the driveway to the wooden stable door, and into the vestibule. The front door is a charming stable type, with a latch on the inside to allow only the upper half of the door to be opened if preferred.
Vestibule (2.9m x 2.1m)
This is a roomy vestibule with space for hanging up coats and storing shoes. There is a Velux window providing lots of natural light, a door leading to the garage, and a tiled floor. There is a step up to a door with a frosted glass panel into the hallway.
The hallway provides access to all lower floor accommodation. The hallway has beautiful oak wood flooring and there are 2 understairs cupboards. There is also a door from the porch leading to the double garage.
Entered through a solid oak door, the WC has lovely, tiled flooring and a 2-piece white suite, comprising WC and a pedestal wash basin, with hot and cold taps. There is a wall-mounted mirror above the basin and there is attractive half wood panelling, with wallpaper above, throughout. A frosted glass window to the porch, allows for natural light and ventilation. The vintage style radiator, with wooden shelf above, is a stylish finishing touch. Stainless steel towel ring and toilet roll holder. Venetian blinds.
L-shaped Kitchen/Diner (kitchen area 5.9mx3.2m)
Entered through a solid oak door, the kitchen has lovely oak counter tops with base cabinets, plate rack and shelf unit. The beautiful oak topped breakfast island has shelving to one side and cupboards on the other side. The island has an induction hob fitted on top and a built-in extractor fan. Bar stools at the island. There is an oak surround to the integrated double oven, with a drawer below. The kitchen is triple aspect providing incredible light. Black granite worktop, with upstand, and a Belfast sink with stainless steel mixer taps and tiled backsplash, sits beneath a window looking out to the stunning garden. Large American style fridge/freezer. Tiled floor and Venetian blinds.
Dining area (3.3m x 4.0m)
With oak flooring and a bay window with a window seat looking to the rear garden, this is a lovely dining area. Base cabinets with oak worktop and upstand and feature tiled splashback, Peg rail with shelf above. Popup socket on countertop. Larder cupboard and glass fronted display unit. Venetian blinds.
Sitting Room (6.0m x 3.6m)
The sitting room has lovely French doors leading into the beautiful garden, with views of the woodland beyond. The abundance of natural light into the living room is further enhanced by a side window, with blinds. Oak flooring. There is a log burner with glass hearth and exposed flue.
The lovely wooden staircase to the upper floor has a runner and painted banister, with a Velux window letting in natural light. The upstairs landing provides access to the upper floor accommodation. There is a loft hatch, with drop down access ladder, on the upper landing, there is insulation material laid in the loft space and the loft is partially floored for storage.
Bedroom 1 (2.9m x 3.6m)
An ample double bedroom with a window to the side of the house, giving views over to the woodland. Carpet, radiator with character wooden cover, roller blind.
Bedroom 2 (3.6m x 2.9m)
With a double window with views to the garden and the woodland beyond, this is a lovely double bedroom. Curtain pole and curtains, radiator with wooden cover, carpet.
Bedroom 3 (2.6m x 2.9m)
This room benefits from beautiful views to the rear. There is a built-in cupboard with hanging space and a shelf. Roller blind, radiator with wooden cover, carpet.
Family Bathroom (2.1m x 1.9m)
The bathroom has quality flooring and painted wood panelled walls. There 3-piece white suite, comprises WC, pedestal basin with mirror and light above, and a clawfoot bath with a mains shower above. Radiator with towel rail, stainless steel towel rail, stainless steel toilet roll holder. There is a frosted glass window, with tiled shelf, to the front of the house.
Main bedroom (3.9m x 3.2m)
Lovely, large bedroom with windows to the rear, with garden and woodland views. Double built-in wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors with hanging rail and shelving. Additional laundry cupboard with shelving. Curtain pole, radiator with wooden cover, carpet.
Ensuite (1.4m x 1.6m)
With high quality tiled-effect flooring, painted wood panelled walls and a vintage style radiator, this is a lovely character shower room. 2-piece white suite, comprising WC and wash basin, with a wall-mounted cupboard with mirrored doors above. There is a very large and impressive walk-in mains shower. Wall-mounted towel rail and toilet roll holder. Tiled window ledge. Roller blind.
Garage (5.5m x 5.6m)
Accessed from the porch, the double garage is a great space for working and storage. With a work bench, shelving and plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer with a Belfast sink and slate tiled countertop, this is a superbly provisioned space. Boards have been laid in the space above the rafters. Ample power points and lighting. The garage has electric roller door, a concrete floor. There is an external light over the external side garage door. The garage houses the gas combi boiler.
To the front there is a double, bloc driveway bounded by a low fence on one site and a fence with bushes on the other side.
The rear garden is south facing with two patio areas, ideal for sitting out, and there is wooden arch to the gravel seating area surrounded by plant shrubs and trees. The rear garden is incredible, a complete oasis of colour, paths and mature plants. With woods to the rear and visited by a wide range of birds it feels entirely private. A paved pathway leads to the rear garden and the gate and the woodland beyond allows direct access to lovely walks. There is a greenhouse with grapevine, a garden shed, two log stores complete with logs and a covered storage area. Towards the rear of the house there is an ornate gate adorned with clematis, climbing roses and other flowers.
Forres 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.
Outdoor opportunities are incredible with the beautiful white sand beaches of Findhorn less than 5 miles away, offering sailing, paddleboarding and wild swimming, skiing is available in both The Lecht and Cairngorms, both less than an hour away, and endless opportunities for walking, biking, horse riding and hiking in the vast forests of Culbin and Newtyle.
Please note that all measurements and distances are approximate and provided for guidance only.