Arden House, 210 Findhorn, Forres IV36 3YY

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Property Details

  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Parking: Driveway, Garage
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • EPC Rating: G
  • Council Tax Band: G

Property Features

  • Incredible waterfront property
  • 5/6 bedrooms and 3/4 reception
  • Substantial front and rear gardens
  • Wonderful character home
  • Located in the desirable village of Findhorn

Property Summary

 

A rare opportunity to purchase a substantial, character house in spacious, enclosed gardens, with stunning, 180-degree views across Findhorn Bay. Offering 6 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms, Arden House presents a unique opportunity to create an amazing substantial family home in Findhorn, within walking distance of white beaches, small cafes and pubs.

Set back from the road, with a curved driveway and ample parking, Arden House has high ceilings throughout with cornicing, picture rails and original fireplaces in many rooms. Immediately opposite the house, a small path with steps leads down to a secluded area of shore with a jetty and bench inset to the bank, offering a truly stunning spot to immerse oneself in the tranquillity of the incredible surroundings. The enclosed gardens are substantial, with large lawns, paved patios and mature shrubs and trees.

Accommodation

Entering through a large wooden door into a convenient front vestibule with windows facing towards the bay and a tile floor with a further half glazed wooden door leading into the wide impressive hallway providing access to the three reception rooms and downstairs bedroom. Curved stairs lead to the upper floor.

Drawing Room 1 (4.9m x 4.9m)

An elegant drawing room with classic high ceilings, cornicing, picture rail and cast-iron fireplace set into a marble surround with a wooden mantlepiece.  Shelved alcoves to either side of the fireplace provide a lovely feature.  The original wooden floors have been exposed and refinished could be stunning.  A window to the front provides open views to the bay and Culbin Forest.

Formal Sitting Room 2 (4.9m x 4.9m)

To the front of the house with stunning views over the gardens to the water, this formal sitting room also boasts high ceilings, cornicing, picture rails and an open fireplace inset to a stone surround.  An alcove with glass shelves and cupboards beneath provides a display feature. Carpet.  A glass panel wooden door leads to the dining room/family sitting room.

Dining/Family Sitting Room 3 (7.2m x 4.5m (at widest))

Sun streams in through the wide patio door and further glazed door leading to the side garden, augmented by the light from the glazed doors to the kitchen and sitting room. L-shaped, there is an area for a dining table with a further large seating area. A substantial stone fireplace, featuring carved stones from the original front porch provides a beautiful feature, with a wood burning stove sitting on a tiled hearth.  Carpet.  Curtains and curtain pole.

Dining Kitchen (6.1m x 2.9m)

A bright, dual aspect dining kitchen to the rear of the house, boasting two windows and a glazed door to the rear garden, with a further triple window to the side.  With a wide range of lower and upper kitchen cabinets, the kitchen has a double bowl sink with mixer tap, inset to a stainless-steel countertop, sitting beneath the window to the rear garden.  Integrated double oven, hob and extractor fan.  Space for undercounter dishwasher.  The dining kitchen is of sufficient size for a breakfast table with 4 chairs.  Tiled floor. Glazed, wooden door leading to rear hallway which further provides access to the pantry, shower room, and utility area and double garage.  The substantial pantry is shelved with a tiled floor and a window towards the rear garden.

Downstairs Shower room (3.9m x 2.3m (at widest))

A convenient, L-shaped shower room with a 3-piece white suite, comprising WC, bidet and wall mounted wash hand basin, and an electric shower with tiled surround.  The shower room is wood panelled through out with a heated towel rail, two wall mounted mirrors and a towel rail. Easily accessed from the side door, this is the perfect shower room for showering after enjoying water sports in the bay.

Bedroom 1 (4.7m x 4.6m)

An ample double bedroom, or fourth reception room, with an open fireplace inset to a stone surround with tile hearth and cupboards to one side.  A large window looks to the side of the house.  Carpet. Curtains and curtain pole.

Downstairs WC

A convenient downstairs WC containing a 2-piece white suite comprising a WC and wall mounted wash hand basin.  Heated towel rail and radiator.

UPSTAIRS

Curved stairs with wooden balustrades and a large window on the mid-landing lead to the spacious landing on the upper floor.  A cupboard houses the electricity consumer units.

Bedroom 2 (4.5m x 4.6m)

A substantial bedroom with high ceilings and a large window providing bay views over the adjacent houses.  A cast iron fireplace is inset to a wooden mantle piece with an alcove providing shelving and cupboard space to one side.  Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror unit above.  Carpet.

Bedroom 3 (4.5m x 4.5m)

A lovely bright double bedroom to the side of the house with a cast iron fireplace with tile surround inset to a wooden mantle piece with an alcove providing shelves and cupboards beneath.  Carpet.  Curtains and curtain pole.

Family Bathroom (3.1m x 2.5m)

The family bathroom contains a 3-piece suite comprising WC, bath with shower attachment and pedestal basin with a wall-mounted mirror above. A separate shower enclosure houses an electric shower.  The hot water tank and shelves are in a deep laundry cupboard.  Wooden floor.  Hatch to attic space.

Bedroom 4 (4.8m x 4.8m)

With high ceilings, this stunning bedroom to the front of the house with incredible views across Findhorn Bay to the white sands and forest of Culbin. A cast iron fireplace, inset to a tile surround with wooden mantle piece, provides a lovely feature with a shelved alcove, with cupboard space, to one side.  Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror unit above.

Bedroom 5 (2.4m x 3.6m)

Also, to the front of the house this bedroom sits above the front entrance with a window providing stunning views across the bay.  Carpet.  Curtain and curtain rail.

Bedroom 6 (4.8m x 5m)

A further, ample bedroom with high ceilings and incredible 180-degree views across Findhorn Bay towards Culbin and the hills beyond Forres.  Cast iron fireplace inset to a tile surround with wooden mantle piece with a shelved alcove and cupboard to one side.  Pedestal wash hand basin.  Original floorboards.

Garden and outbuildings

An enclosed walk way, with concrete flooring, between the house and the garage provides an additional storage area and access to the Utility room and Garage. Doors from the walkway lead to both the front and rear gardens.

Utility room/potting shed (1.6m x 4m)

The utility room houses the central heating boiler and has a double stainless-steel sink and drainer with concrete flooring and shelving.  A great space for potting plants, laundry, storage or washing the dog.

Garage (4.3m x 10.4m)

An incredible storage space or double garage with up and over doors to front and rear.  Concrete floor.  Shelves.

Gardens and Grounds

Accessed from the Findhorn Road, wrought iron gates set to stone gateposts open into a wide, curved driveway, with gravel parking, leading to the front of the house. There is lawn to either side of the drive, with mature trees and hedges to the sides and front. The drive leads to the garage at the side of the house. The extensive gardens, wrapping around the house, are fully enclosed by a mixture of fencing and stone walls and offer multiple opportunities to peacefully enjoy the sun at any time of day, with paved patio areas and grassy areas all around. The garden has been designed for ease of maintenance, predominantly laid to lawn, with mature shrubs and trees providing privacy and shade.

Arden House sits on the edge of the popular seaside village of Findhorn. Within easy walking distance of the cafes, pubs, shops, yacht club, bowling green and other local amenities, this home offers all the benefits of being in the highly sought-after village of Findhorn, whilst remaining relatively secluded.

Please note all measurements and areas are approximate and should be verified by prospective purchasers.