83 Balnageith Rise, Forres, Moray, IV36 2HF
£140,000 Offers Over - Recently Sold
- A Spacious, 3-bedroom, first-floor flat
- Balcony with superb views over open countryside
- Open-plan living and kitchen space
- Self-contained flat with its own, private, front door
- Located in a quiet cul-de-sac
- Ample parking for residents
Property Summary*** Under Offer ***
Located in a popular, modern, residential area of Forres, 83 Balnageith Rise is tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac, with plenty of parking spaces for residents and visitors. This spacious 3-bedroom upper flat, in walk-in condition, is situated close to a supermarket, medical and dental services, and is within easy reach of schools, shops and transport links to Inverness, Aberdeen and beyond.
The flat is entered through its own, private, wooden front door into a small hallway. The electricity meter is situated high on a wall to the side of the front door. Immediately ahead there are straight, carpeted, stairs with a wooden handrail to one side. The upper landing is curved and gives access to all accommodation in this desirable flat and is carpeted. A loft hatch in the ceiling, provides access to large storage area in the loft, which is partially floored. All the internal doors in the flat are solid wooden doors with panel feature design.
Living Room (4.3m x 4.9m)/Kitchen (4.0m x 2.5m)
The bright, open-plan, living area has a lovely wooden floor. There is a window, with curtains and a curtain rail, looking out to the side gardens. The French doors leading from the living room are a fantastic feature and open onto a superb outside balcony, with terracotta floor tiles and a metal railing, from which wonderful views of farmland and trees beyond can be enjoyed. The French doors have curtains and a curtain pole.
The kitchen area has dark grey, granite-effect, worktops and there is a mixture of upper and lower cabinets with wood-effect doors. A single stainless-steel sink with a drainer and a mixer taps, above which the kitchen window looks out to the side of the property and has wooden venetian blinds. There is an integrated gas hob, inset to the worktop, with an electric oven below. Above the hob there is a stainless-steel extractor fan and to the side of the oven there are drawers. The integral fridge and a separate integral freezer are located underneath another worktop. Below the sink there is an integrated combined washing machine/dryer, and, to the side of the sink, a wall-mounted gas boiler is enclosed in a cupboard. Along the walls of the kitchen there are attractive, contrasting, tiled splash backs. The kitchen area is also fitted with a chrome towel rail. On the aspect of the kitchen facing into the living room, there are further lower cupboards, an integral wine rack, and a substantial deep, wooden, shelf attached to the countertop. Tiled floor.
Family Bathroom (2.0m x 2.2m)
The bathroom contains a 3-piece white suite comprising a wall mounted washbasin with mixer taps, a WC, and a bath with mixer taps. The bath has a mains shower above, and a glass shower screen. Around the bath there are lovely large ceramic tiles, with frieze detail, and the tiling continues around 2 of the other walls at half-height, with paint above. There is a handy wooden shelf built-in above the WC and, above the washbasin, there is a glass shelf and wall-mounted mirror with a light. Heated ladder towel rail and vinyl floor. Chrome toilet roll holder.
Bedroom 1 (2.4m x 3.0m)
This ample bedroom has a built-in cupboard and a window looking out to the front of the flat. Roller blind, carpet.
Main Bedroom (3.4m x 3.1m)
This is a very bright bedroom, with a large Velux window looking out to the front of the property. The window is in a recessed area, ideal for placing a comfy chair or small chest of drawers. Double built-in wardrobes with sliding, mirrored, doors and fitted with a hanging rail plus 2 shelves at either end. Carpet.
Bedroom 3 (3.3m x 2.9m)
This double bedroom has a window looking out to the side of the flat. Double built-in wardrobes with sliding, mirrored, doors and a hanging rail with shelf above. Curtains and curtain rail. Carpet.
The well-maintained communal gardens to the front of the flats feature a large, circular, area with pale gravel chips and several lovely trees. A pathway of block paving runs from the car park to the flat. There is an archway through from the front garden area to the back of the properties, where there is a further area of communal gardens. The back garden areas are laid to lawn with a slabbed pathway along the side and rear of the building. The boundaries to the communal, rear, gardens have high wooden fences. There is plenty of parking at the front of the flats.
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.