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Broomhill Cottages, Rafford, Moray IV36 2RH

£342,000 Offers Over - Sold
Closing Date: Friday 31st March @ 12 noon
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Property Details

  • Type: Detached cottage
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Driveway, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Council Tax Band: B

Property Features

  • Lovely semi-rural location
  • Stunning views
  • Rural property in approx. 0.9 hectares
  • 2 semi-detached, stone, character cottages
  • Large garden and paddocks

Property Summary


Sitting in truly idyllic rural surroundings just minutes from Forres, Broomhill Cottages offer a superb opportunity to live a rural lifestyle with outstanding views and acreage. Stand outside these lovely cottages and hear nothing but birds and the breeze. South facing, the views up Califer Hill from the cottages is lovely and from the paddock there are long views down across Findhorn, the Moray Firth to the hills of Cromarty beyond. Watch the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own property!

Comprising 2 semi-detached, stone, character cottages sitting in circa 0.9 hectares (approx. 2.15 acres) with a mix of paddocks and gardens. Oozing with character, both cottages are bright and south facing with double, wooden entry doors, sash-and-case windows, large stone fireplaces and oozing with character.

Cottage 1 is a single storey traditional cottage with 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and living room. Cottage 2 is a one-and-a-half storey cottage also offering 2 bedrooms, a dining kitchen, sitting room and bathroom.

To the rear of the property a large paddock provides a wonderful opportunity for growing, ponies or other livestock with a further paddock to the front. Ample space for a polytunnel or barn. Spacious cottage gardens with a driveway leading up from the road to a turning circle with a multitude of mature flowering shrubs and trees.

Cottage 1

A lovely, single storey, character stone cottage. Entering through double wooden doors with glass panels, under an archway with a flowering creeper, into a bright hallway with a Velux window.  Wood effect laminate flooring, access to attic space, artistic coat hooks.  Doors to both bedrooms and the living room.

Bedroom 1 (4.0m x 3.6m)

A beautiful bright bedroom to the front of the house with double sash-and-case windows looking down the grassy driveway towards the front paddock.  A shelved alcove provides storage and book display.  Wooden floors.

Bedroom 2 (3.0m x 2.5m)

A double bedroom to the rear for the house with a window looking across the back garden to the rear paddock.  Painted wooden flooring.  Coat hooks.

Living Room (3.2m x 3.9m)

The first thing you notice when you enter the sitting room is the substantial, original stone fireplace, housing a wood burning stove set on a Caithness slate hearth. A cosy room, with south facing sash-and-case windows looking out across the mature front gardens. To one side of the fireplace, a shelved alcove with door provides great storage.  Wooden floors. Door to rear hallway.

Bathroom (3.0m x 1.2m)

Containing a 3-piece white suite comprising WC, wall-mounted basin, and bath with electric shower above.  The bath area is fully tiled with pine cladding to the side of the bath. Cupboards have been cleverly fitted to provide handy storage space and a shelf.  Heated towel rail.  An opaque window to the rear provides natural light and ventilation.  Roller blind.  Wooden flooring.

Kitchen (3.9m x 1.9m)

Dual-aspect, with windows facing to the north and south, this lovely kitchen is extremely bright and offers a great deal of scope to create your own fantastic kitchen.  The window towards the front of the house has a deep shelf with further shelves beneath.   A double Belfast sink sits beneath the window looking to the rear paddock.  A shelved pantry cupboard provides ample storage.  Heated towel rail.

Cottage 2

Entering through double wooden doors with glazed panels into the front vestibule.  A curved open staircase leads to the upper floor with 2 understairs cupboards providing storage.  Door to sitting room.

Sitting Room (3.9m x 4.0m)

To the front of the house with wooden sash-and-case windows looking towards the lovely front garden, with a deep window seat beneath.  The living room is full of character with a large stone fireplace containing a wood burning stove sitting on Caithness slate Hearth.  A deep alcove to one side is shelved.  Wooden floors.  Curtain pole.  Door to bathroom and kitchen.  2 steps lead up to the dining kitchen.

Bathroom (2.5m x 1.6m)

This bright bathroom contains a 3 piece white suite comprising a WC, bath and pedestal basin.  Tiled back splash above the pedestal basin.  Multiple built-in cupboards provide bathroom storage.  Heated towel rail.   A sash and case window facing towards the rear paddock provides a lovely view from the bathroom.

Dining kitchen (4.5m x 3.8m)

A spacious, dual aspect dining kitchen with a range of wooden lower kitchen cabinets and a deep pantry cupboard.  Space for a free-standing cooker, under counter fridge, and plumbed for washing machine.  A bright, tiled, backsplash runs the length of the countertop.  Wood panelling halfway up the walls provide lovely character to this bright room.  Door to rear garden.  Hatch to loft space.  Velux window.


Carpeted stairs lead from the front hallway to the upper floor.

Bedroom 1 (4.3m x 4.2m)

A beautiful, bright ample double bedroom with wide, south-facing windows to the front of the house providing a lovely view toward Blervie Castle.  A deep walk-in cupboard provides shelves and a hanging rail.  Carpet.

Bedroom 2 (4.1m x 4m)

A further ample double bedroom with double, south-facing windows with a deep shelf below, looking out towards the front of the house.  A large cupboard houses the hot water tank.

Outbuildings and grounds

Broomhill Cottages offer a superb mix of spacious “cottage” garden and paddock. The property is approximately 0.9 hectares (2.15 acres) in total with one paddock to the rear and one to the side of the drive. A drive leads from the road to a circular turning area in front of the cottages, with ample space for parking. The wrap-around gardens offer a variety of flowering, perennial shrubs, a confined vegetable patch, mature trees and lawn.  There are multiple outbuildings, which are excellent for storage or as chicken coops.

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 wonderful community feel with the village hall offering a wide range of activities from yoga, to coffee mornings and film nights. 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.


From Forres, take the Rafford Road, past Leanchoil hospital and the flood alleviation scheme. Where the road turns sharply right towards Rafford, keep straight ahead towards Cathay Nursing Home. Go up the hill, past the quarry and at the junction, turn right. Broomhill cottages are on the right hand side opposite Blervie Castle.

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