Balnageith Cottage, Forres, Moray, IV36 2SG
£180,000 Offers Over - Sold
- Character cottage on a quiet road
- 4 bedrooms, 2 reception and 2 bathrooms
- Within walking distance of most amenitites
- Superb wrap around gardens
- Double garage and driveway
Property SummaryWith large gardens and a substantial double garage this lovely bungalow, built around 1900, was formerly 2 estate cottages that have been combined into one home. Offering 4 bedrooms, study, a bathroom, sunroom, dining kitchen and WC, Balnageith Cottage sits down a quiet road on the outskirts of Forres, within easy walking distance of the health centre, schools, a large park and shop. The outdoor space is superb and the small stream running to the front of the property provides lovely character. An excellent opportunity to develop this spacious house into a lovely family home.
Sunroom (2.6m x 2m)
A bright sunroom to the rear of the house with windows to 3 sides. A half-glazed door leads to the garden with a UPVC door leading to the kitchen. A lovely space to sit out in privacy. Linoleum flooring.
Dining Kitchen (2.3m x 4m)
An ample room fitted with a wide range of light wood base and wall units to 3 walls. Space for a dining table to sit 4. A tiled backsplash runs the length of the countertop with the 4th wall tiled to halfway. A single stainless-steel sink with mixer taps sits beneath the window looking to the garden. Freestanding cooker and washing machine and integrated fridge freezer. Blinds. Curtains and curtain rails. Linoleum flooring. Door to sitting room.
Sitting room (5.7m x 3.8m)
A spacious, dual aspect sitting room with a feature woodburning stove on a tile hearth with tile surround and a wooden mantlepiece. The woodburning stove has a back boiler to provide a secondary means of heating water and central heating. A cupboard with shelves provides excellent storage. Access hatch to insulated and floored loft providing superb storage. Door to rear vestibule which further leads to Bedroom 1 and the family bathroom, and a further door to the study, which leads on to a further 3 bedrooms and WC. Carpet, blinds, curtains and curtain rails.
The door from the sitting room leads to a carpeted hallway providing access to Bedroom 1 and the family bathroom. A half glazed wooden door leads to a rear vestibule with a UPVC door leading to the rear garden.
Bedroom 1 (3.7m x 4.4m)
An ample double bedroom with a large window to the front. A cupboard under the window, with shelves, provides storage. An open fire, in a tile surround, provides a feature and could potentially be reopened to install a wood burning stove. Carpet, blinds, curtains and curtain rail.
Family Bathroom (1.8m x 3.0m)
A spacious bathroom with a 2-piece white suite comprising pedestal basin and WC, with a separate shower enclosure with a mains shower. A large window to the rear of the house provides natural light and ventilation and has a cupboard beneath. Linoleum flooring, curtains and curtain rail.
Study (3.2 x 2.3m)
Accessed from the living room, the study has a window to the front and a built-in wardrobe spanning the length of the room and providing substantial storage. Carpet, blinds, curtains and curtain rail. A door then leads to the front hall and vestibule.
Front hall and vestibule
The front hall provides access to a further 3 bedrooms and WC. A half-glazed wooden door leads to the front vestibule (1.3m x 1.2m), with parquet flooring and a UPVC door leading to the front of the house.
Bedroom 2 (3.3m x 2.9m)
With a window to the front of house, this double bedroom has an alcove with shelves and a cupboard below with louvred doors. Carpet, blinds, curtains and curtain rail.
Bedroom 3 (3.3m x 2.7m)
A bright double bedroom with views towards the rear garden and shelves below the window. Carpet, curtains and curtain rail.
WC (1.2m x 1.5m)
Containing a 2-piece white suite comprising WC (with coloured seat and lid) and wash hand basin inset to a bathroom cabinet, with tiled backsplash. A window provides natural light and ventilation. Wooden toilet roll holder and towel rail. Linoleum flooring, curtains and curtain rail.
Bedroom (3.5m x 2.4m)
Also to the rear of the house with views over the back garden, this double bedroom is carpeted and has a wood wall-mounted shelf. Curtains and curtain rail. Access to insulated loft space.
Gardens and outbuildings
Balnageith Cottage has wrap around, enclosed gardens, with a small stream running along the front of the house, with a little bridge leading from the road at the front to the wrought iron garden gate and a stone chip path to the front door with flower beds to either side. The front gardens are laid primarily to lawn with wooden fencing to the front and side and hedging to the other side. The rear gardens are substantial with ample lawn and patio space for entertaining or sitting out. A large, modern double garage with an up-and-over door, sits to the side with a double driveway providing offroad parking. The outbuildings comprise a greenhouse, wood store and a large double wooden garage/shed.
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.