407a Field of Dreams, Findhorn IV36 3TA
£300,000 Offers Over - Under Offer
- Living areas filled with light
- Upside down house with upper living areas
- Heated via biomass boiler
- Unique opportunity to live in an eco-village as part of a community of like-minded individuals
- 3 bedrooms, substantial open plan living, mezzanine, 2 bathrooms and a WChrooms
- EPC C
Property SummaryFilled with light, this beautiful home sits in one of the best locations in the Field of Dreams. A mid-terrace eco home, with an incredible EPC of C and open views to the front, down the Field of Dreams towards the Moray Arts Centre. Offering 3 bedrooms (one en suite), open plan sitting/dining room/kitchen, bathroom, WC and fantastic mezzanine study/snug.
With highly insulated walls and ceilings, double glazed, heated by a biomass boiler and with solar thermal panels this energy-efficient home would suit a variety of families. Viewing is essential to appreciate just how lovely this home is.
Entering through a half-glazed, quality wooden door into a wood-lined vestibule (1.4m x 2.0m) with windows to either side and a tiled floor. A great place for outdoor shoes and coats with a wooden bench with shelves underneath and wall mounted coat hooks. Cupboard with fusebox. Shelf. Glazed door to hall.
The L-shaped hallway provides access to all ground floor accommodation. Wood flooring. A deep understairs cupboard and a further shelved cupboard provide substantial storage space.
A truly beautiful, wide, open, wood staircase, with a floor-to-ceiling window, leads to the upper floor. The round, metal handrail with wooden spindles provides a lovely feature above the glazed stair side panels. At the top of the stairs there is a subtly carved lizard in the end panel.
Family Bathroom (2.2m x 2.0m)
Offering a three-piece, white suite comprising WC, pedestal basin and bath with mains shower attachment above. Partially tiled walls. Wall mounted mirror and glass shelf above basin. Medicine cupboard with mirrored doors. Heated towel rail. Tile flooring. An opaque window provides ventilation and natural light.
Bedroom 1 (4.3m x 4.0m (at widest))
Bright bedroom, with en suite, to the front of the house with three south facing windows and a glazed door to the front deck. A double built-in wardrobe and separate single cupboard provide substantial hanging and shelf space. Curtains and blinds. Carpet. TV and phone point. Sliding door to en suite.
With a wall mounted basin, WC and mains shower, this convenient WC has a tiled floor, towel rail, mirror with glass shelf beneath and a separate medicine cupboard with mirrored doors.
Bedroom 2 (2.8m x 3.1m)
Also to the front of the house with south facing windows and a glazed door to the deck, this double bedroom has double built in wardrobes and is carpeted. A semi-circular table hinged against the wall provides a great space for studying. Blinds. Curtains and curtain rail
Bedroom 3 (2.3m x 2.8m)
Cosy, single bedroom to the rear of the house with a lovely view to the rear garden, trees, flowers and grass. Double built-in wardrobe. Carpet. Blinds. Curtain and curtain rail. TV and phone point.
The staircase opens to a wonderful, large, bright living/dining room.
Living/Dining room (8.0m x 5.5m)
This room has amazing light. With eight south facing windows, the light from the floor-to-ceiling staircase window and a further two Velux windows in the ceiling, this room is stunning. The irregular shape provides character with the wooden floors and exposed wooden beams contrasting beautifully with the white walls. A multi-fuel stove is inset to a feature fireplace and sits on a slate hearth. Blinds. Curtains and curtain rail. Ceiling fan with spotlights. Cupboard containing hot water tank. The kitchen is open plan to the dining area. A generous storage area, accessed via double doors and a pull down ladder, sits above the kitchen.
The upstairs living space has the advantage, aside from the view, of being above the winter shadows cast by the neighbouring buildings and of maximising the light and passive solar warmth from the low angle winter sunshine. It is also warmed by heat rising from the bedrooms downstairs, minimising the need to use the upstairs radiators. As it is above the eye-line of passing foot traffic it is very private.
Dining kitchen (2.8m x 3.5m)
A spacious open-plan kitchen with a wide range of lower and upper cabinets. Integrated dishwasher, oven and induction hob with extractor fan above. A one-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer taps is integral to the granite countertop, sitting beneath the window to the rear garden and trees behind. The kitchen captures a significant amount of light from the dining area with its south facing windows. Large pantry cupboard. Fridge freezer. Linoleum floor.
A fitted desk sits to the side, next to a small hallway, containing a further shelved cupboard, leading to a convenient WC.
WC (1.5m x 1.0m)
A convenient upstairs WC comprising a two-piece white suite with a WC and wall-mounted corner basin with tiled backsplash. Wooden floor. Wall mounted medicine cupboard with mirrored doors. Window. Extractor fan.
Mezzanine Study/Snug (2.5m x 2.1m)
Accessed from the living room via a ladder installed against the wall, this wonderful snug area provides a quiet area for reading or meditating. With shelved alcoves to either side of the chimney breast and a wooden floor, this area feels completely removed from the home itself. Electricity points.
Garden and grounds
407a Field of Dreams has gardens to the front and rear of the house. A loc-bloc path leads to the front deck with beds of mature shrubs and lawn. A substantial deck provides a lovely outdoor seating area and can be accessed from the doors opening from Bedrooms 1 and 2. A stone chip path leads around the side of 408? Field of Dreams to the rear of the house where there is a tiered garden and stone steps leading to the back road. There is an area of lawn with a rotary dryer. Immediately adjacent to the rear of the house there is a woodshed and a further covered storage area. The shared boiler room, also containing a large communal hot water tank, a washing machine and ceiling-mounted clothes pulley is to the rear of the home.
407a Field of Dreams is in a wonderful central location with the Park amenities all within a few minutes’ walk.
407a is part of the Eco Village project linked to the Findhorn Foundation aiming to produce a low overall carbon footprint. A small wind farm provides a portion of the electricity needs for the community. The many programmes of the Foundation have been suspended for now but generally include meditation offerings at each of the four sanctuaries, three of which are within a 3-minute walk. The sky is big, the air is clean and the weather unusually sunny for the North of Scotland. The beach and ocean are a 20-minute walk through the woods and the dunes, or a short bike ride along the road through Findhorn Village. Transport links by air and rail are close by. Car share schemes are available locally, and the flat terrain is ideal for cycling. Two organic veg box schemes are in operation and “The Phoenix” local shop stocks a wide range of organic produce. There is a café and some small restaurants on site as well as the more widely known Universal Hall and Moray Art Centre that are hoping to resume live events and exhibitions soon.