Chapeltonmoss, Forres IV36 2RH

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Property Details

  • Type: Detached Bungalow, Detached cottage
  • Availability: Under Offer
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Parking: Driveway, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Acreage, Private gardens
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Council Tax Band: D

Property Features

  • Superb eco-house on 9 acres
  • Haven for wildlife and birds
  • Completely secluded yet minutes from most amenities
  • Outbuildings include a kitchen, shower room, yurt, poly tunnel, laundry and sheds
  • Fantastic lifestyle opportunity

Property Summary

Serene Eco Retreat in 9 Acres of Natural Woodland

Escape to your own sustainable paradise nestled amidst 9 acres of diverse woodland, where tranquillity meets eco-conscious living. This enchanting property offers a harmonious blend of modern comforts and natural beauty, inviting you to immerse yourself in the rhythms of nature.

The house, completed in 2016, is a stunning 2-bed eco-build, with office, utility, open plan dining/kitchen/living and 2 bathrooms. Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows run virtually the entire length of the house, with two large 3 metre sliding doors opening to a substantial, partially covered wooden deck. A further covered porch to the front of the house provides protection from the elements when entering the home as well as a useful area to dry clothes on the roof mounted pulley in inclement weather. The light is incredible throughout the entire home.

Top quality materials have been used in the build, with Rationel triple glazed windows and doors, larch cladding and oak flooring and doors.  Underfloor heating provided by a woodstove, solar thermal and electricity. The woodstove in the open plan living area provides excellent comfort and that, along with incredible solar gain from the large south-facing windows, means the utility costs are low. The house has been cleverly designed to enable future expansion, either to the side or upwards to provide a second floor.

To the front of the house, there is a split level, wide wooden deck, with a firepit and surrounding seating built in.

Multiple outbuildings include a large, productive poly tunnel, outdoor kitchen and shower room, office/utility room and further shed with woodsheds.

Key Features:

  • Secluded Sanctuary: Journey down a winding track, shaded by trees, to arrive at your secluded oasis. With no immediate neighbours in sight, tranquillity reigns supreme, offering a rare opportunity to escape the stresses of everyday life.

  • Thoughtfully Designed Eco Home: Step inside a thoughtfully designed 2-bedroom eco house that blends into its natural surroundings. From its passive solar design to its use of sustainable materials, every aspect of the home is crafted with the environment in mind.

  • Expansive Outdoor Living Spaces: Embrace the beauty of outdoor living with a substantial covered deck that serves as the heart of the home. Here, an outdoor seating area with fire pit invites gatherings under the starlit sky, while panoramic views of the surrounding woodland create an atmosphere of timeless tranquillity.

  • Natural Oasis: Explore the beauty of your surroundings with 9 acres of mixed woodland, native trees, and open areas, providing a sanctuary for local wildlife and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

  • Modern Amenities: Enjoy the convenience of a poly tunnel for year-round gardening, a utility room/office space for work or hobbies, an outdoor kitchen/shower room for alfresco living, and woodsheds for storing firewood and tools.

  • Optimal Solar Exposure: Bask in natural sunlight and woodland views with a south-facing aspect that fills the property with light throughout the day and all through the year. the floor to ceiling windows creates a sense of wellbeing and connection to the natural world.

Perfect for:

  • Nature Enthusiasts: Embrace a deeper connection to nature and enjoy a myriad of outdoor activities including hiking, birdwatching, and gardening.

  • Eco-Conscious Buyers: Live in harmony with the environment and reduce your carbon footprint with sustainable living.

  • Retreat Seekers: Escape the hustle and bustle of town life and retreat to your own private sanctuary, where peace and serenity abound.

  • Woodland enthusiasts: enjoy managing your own woodlands with opportunities for building huts or other simple accommodation.


Living/dining/kitchen (7.9m x 5.7m)

A truly stunning open plan room with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows looking across the incredible multi-level deck to the gardens and woods beyond.  Wide, sliding patio doors open the living area to the deck that runs the length of the house, to allow the outside and inside to be as one. The attention to detail is superb, as evidenced by the wooden kitchen countertops with natural edging complimented with the oak flooring. A wood burning stove provides a lovely focal point in addition to the wonderful heat that radiates throughout the home. The kitchen has a wide range of lower and upper units with a large double ceramic sink, with drainer and mixer tap, inset to the countertop.  Integrated Neff oven, grill, AEG induction hob with an extractor fan above.  Space for an under-counter dishwasher and fridge. The dining area has ample room for a table to seat 6.

Utility Room (1.7m x 2.5m)

A spacious utility room with a single sink with mixer tap and space for an under-counter freezer. The utility room is also the equipment room housing the workings for the underfloor heating and the energy store water tank.

Office (1.7m x 2.9m)

With a window looking down the drive, the office is a bright space perfect for home working. The office would be of a sufficient size for a small single bedroom. Curtains and curtain pole, horizontal blinds.  Wooden floor.

Bathroom (2.7m x 1.8m)

The bathroom containing a 3-piece suite comprising WC, bath with mains shower and wet wall surround and a contemporary flat basin inset to a wooden countertop with a large cabinet beneath.  Tile floor.

Bedroom 1 ensuite (3.6m x 3.8m)

Accessed through a sliding oak door from the living room, this fabulous double bedroom has floor to ceiling windows with double French doors opening out to the covered deck. The views from the bed are lovely and entirely private, out to the lawn and woodland beyond.  Doors to ensuite and dressing room.

Ensuite (1.9m x 3.8m)

This ensuite is truly a “WOW” room. Set beneath double windows looking to the garden is a fantastic bath, sunk into a natural wood countertop and set on a raised platform. Soak in luxury at night and enjoy the dark sky.  A separate walk-in shower, with large white tiles and a half height wall also allows incredible views over the bath to the garden. To the side, an opaque window to the side provides further light and ventilation.  The flooring is Travertine Limestone tiles with underfloor heating beneath.

Dressing room (1.8m x 2.8m)

A substantial dressing room with wooden floor and spotlights provides superb storage allowing there to be minimal furniture in the bedroom.

Bedroom 2 (3.5m x 4.9m)

An incredible triple aspect bedroom also with floor-to-ceiling windows with a substantial patio door opening to a private section of the amazing outdoor deck.  Bedroom 2 has further accommodation in a mezzanine level, providing a quiet space for reading or additional sleeping space.


Surrounding the house are the superb woodlands of Chapeltonmoss with natural paths and paths cut through the woods opening to secluded spaces throughout the property. A lovely burn runs along one of the boundaries of the property. To the rear of the house is a productive poly tunnel, raised beds, several woodsheds and a bike shed, with a further utility room/outdoor office space with water, power, and light. Set away from the house is a platform with full services for a summerhouse/additional accommodation, a yurt and an outdoor kitchen/shower.

Sitting on the edge of Forres, Chapeltonmoss has fantastic access for a wide range of outdoor activities such as riding, walking, cycling and is only a few miles from Findhorn which offers superb beaches, sailing, cafes and a wonderful theatre. Both Newtyle Forest, providing approximately 1700 acres of Forestry Commission managed woodlands with superb opportunities for horse riding, walking and cycling and the Muiry woods, are within a few minutes’ walk.

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.

Please note that all measurements and distances are approximate and provided for guidance only.