7 Mary Croft, Rafford, Forres, IV36 2WD

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Property Details

  • Type: Detached Bungalow, Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Driveway, Garage, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Council Tax Band: F

Property Features

  • Stunning semi-rural location
  • Bright and spacious rooms
  • Move-in condition
  • Easy access to forest walks
  • Superb, enclosed gardens
  • PV Solar panels provide both power and hot water

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 bungalow is in walk-in condition, and is located at the end of a very quiet cul-de-sac with lovely surrounding views of fields and hills. 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, 2 bathrooms, sitting/dining room, spacious dining/kitchen/living, utility room, WC and substantial garage, the accommodation would suit most family requirements. With solar PV panels providing both heating and hot water, this eco friendly power source keeps running costs down.


Entering through a wooden door with glazed panels into a bright vestibule, and further through a wooden door with glazed panel and glazed side panel into the carpeted L-shaped hall.  A deep cupboard in the vestibule provides a fabulous space for outdoor shoes and coats with a further two double cupboards in the hall providing storage, one of which has a radiator and shelves for laundry. The loft, with substantial storage, is accessed via a hatch in the hall, with pull-down ladder.

Living/Dining Room (8.4m x 5.0m (at widest)

A truly beautiful room to the rear of the house with 2 sets of patio doors opening to a large deck and the rear garden. A free-standing multi-fuel stove on a Caithness slate hearth, in addition to providing a lovely feature to this spacious room, is connected to a Baxi boiler which can be used to heat the radiators, as an alternative to the oil central heating boiler. The dining area has ample room for a dining table to seat 8. Double, wooden doors with glazed panels open to the hallway with a further door to the kitchen. Curtain poles, vertical blinds and carpet.  Light fittings are not included.

Dining Kitchen (7.6m x 4.8m)

This substantial, bright and airy, dining kitchen has a bay window to the front of the house and a double window looking to the rear, allowing light to stream in at all times of day. Currently used as a sitting area, the area to the front has ample room for a breakfast table. The kitchen is separated from the dining area by a wide breakfast bar with cabinets beneath, providing space to sit. The kitchen comprises of a wide range of lower and upper kitchen cabinets with a one-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer tap sitting between the wide double window looking over the colourful rear garden.  Integrated extractor fan, freestanding cooker, fridge freezer and undercounter dishwasher. Vinyl floor. Doors to utility room, hall and living/dining room.

Utility Room (3.5m 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. Undercounter washer/drier and freezer. Vinyl floor. Doors leading to garage and WC with a half-glazed door leading to the rear garden.

WC (1.3m x 1.7m)

A convenient WC containing a 2-piece white suite comprising WC and pedestal basin.

Study/Bedroom 4 (2.3m x 3.5m)

A lovely double bedroom currently used as a study with a window looking to the side garden. Carpet, curtain pole and vertical blinds.

Bedroom 2 (2.9m x 3.7m)

This beautiful, bright, double bedroom has large windows overlooking the front garden and fields beyond. A double built-in wardrobe, with sliding mirrored doors, provides excellent hanging and shelf space. Carpet, curtain pole and vertical blinds.

Family Bathroom (3.5m x 2.4m)

To the side of the house, with a large window providing natural light and ventilation, this spacious family bathroom contains a 3-piece white suite comprising WC with hidden cistern, wash hand basin inset to a cupboard unit with splash-back and mirror with LED lights above and bath with wet wall backsplash. A separate large shower enclosure houses a mains shower, with rainfall shower head and separate hand attachment. Heated towel rail.  Vinyl flooring. Curtain pole.

Bedroom 3 (3.0m x 3.8m)

To the front of the house overlooking the manicured gardens and wide private, driveway, this spacious double bedroom is wonderfully bright. A double built-in wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors, provide ample hanging and shelf space. Carpet, curtain pole and vertical blinds.

Bedroom 4 (ensuite) (3.4m x 3.6)

A lovely, tranquil master bedroom to the rear of the house with large windows providing beautiful views over the enclosed, garden, fields and towards the woods beyond.  With double built-in wardrobes with sliding, mirrored, doors providing ample hanging and shelf space. Carpet, curtain pole and vertical blinds. Door to ensuite.

Ensuite (1.1m x 2.8m)

A bright ensuite with a 2-piece white suite, comprising WC, wash basin inset to bathroom cabinets with a wall-mounted mirror and shelf unit above. A separate enclosure houses a mains shower with a window to the garden providing light and ventilation. Curtain pole, vinyl floor.

Garden and Outbuildings

Garage (5.1m x 9.8m)

Integral to the house, and accessed through the utility room, this incredible double garage has ample room for 2 cars with further space for storage and a workbench. A partial concrete block wall provides separation between the garage spaces. The up-and-over garage doors open to the driveway, one is electric and one manual.  The garage houses the oil boiler and has ample space for shelving, cabinets, etc.  Concrete floor.


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 wooden deck to the rear of the house, ideal for relaxing outdoors in the long summer evenings.  There are mature shrubs, and a mixture of hedging and wooden fencing to the boundaries. Additionally, there is a charming summer house at the end of the garden with a greenhouse and 2 wooden sheds (6’ x 8’) making this a gardener’s dream. The driveway is wide with 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.