Eriskay, Sheriffbrae, Forres
£385,000 Offers Over - New Instruction
- Fabulous views over Forres
- Substantial gardens - approx. 0.6 acres
- 5 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms
- Bright, open-plan living space
- Amazing family home
- Close to all amenities
Property Summary** Please note, the driveway for this house sits on Nelson Road. Please do not drive up Sheriffbrae as this is a private, dead-end road. ***
Sitting in a secluded position surrounded by gardens, this beautiful home ticks the boxes for a wonderful family home; walking distance to schools, shops, park and all local amenities, ample gardens (circa 0.6 acres), wonderfully quiet area with fabulous views over Forres and the Moray Firth and accommodation sufficient for a wide range of families. Situated in a highly desirable area of Forres, with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, utility room, open plan kitchen/dining/living room and a separate sitting room/den this lovely house is in beautiful move-in condition.
A half-glazed UPVC door leads into a bright vestibule (2.9m x 1.5m) with terracotta tile flooring, brick walls painted white, feature round window to the side and large windows to the front. An opaque double glazed door leads to the hall, providing access to all ground floor accommodation. Two large cupboard with shelves and hanging, one containing the electricity fusebox.
Bedroom 1 (3.1m x 3.0m)
A bright bedroom with a window to the side garden. Wooden curtain pole. Feature alcove of sufficient size to house a large chest of drawers. Carpet.
Kitchen/Dining/Sitting room (13.1m x 4.4m)
The heart of the house, this wonderful room running virtually the entire length of the house provides a fantastic family space combining a spacious sitting area, dining area and kitchen. Painted in light colours with pine flooring and large windows and patio doors to the front gardens. The sitting area has a multi-fuel stove on a Caithness slate hearth. Curtain pole. The dining area, in the centre of the room has ample space for a large dining table and double UPVC glazed patio doors opening to a front deck area. The dual-aspect kitchen contains a range of white country-style lower units with a white ceramic bowl-and-a-half sink with mixer taps, wooden countertops, shelves and a deep pantry shelves. White tile backsplash. Space for dishwasher and fridge freezer. A six burner gas Rangemaster Stove sits beneath a wide extractor fan. Roller blinds. Door to utility room.
Utility room (3.3m x 2.1m)
With stable-doors to the rear garden and a half-glass door to the kitchen, this utility room provides a handy area for wet boots and coats. Amtico-type floor. Cupboards with a wood-effect countertop and inset single sink with mixer tap sitting beneath a window. Roller blinds. Large pantry cupboard. Plumbed for washing machine. Two built-in cupboards, one housing the gas boiler.
Shower room (2.9m x 1.4m)
A bright room with a 2 piece white suite comprising basin, inset to countertop and WC with hidden cistern. Large, glass shower enclosure with wet wall and an electric shower. Combination radiator/towel rail. Wooden flooring. Opaque window with venetian blinds.
Family Room/Den (3.8m x 3.8m)
A cosy room to the rear of the house. Feature alcove with SMEG living gas flame fire. TV and phone points. Wooden curtain pole. Carpet.
The hall has a wide, open area, with an alcove of sufficient size to provide a small home office space with space for a desk with shelves above. Window to rear gardens. Metal curtain pole. An L-shaped staircase, carpeted with wooden banisters, leads to the upper floor.
The upper floor has a hallway running the length of the house. There are four bedrooms, a bathroom and deep linen cupboard. Access to the insulated loft.
Bedroom 2 (4.4m (at widest) x 3.8m)
An L-shaped room with a wide Velux window with incorporated blind. Single built-in wardrobe with shelf and hanging space. Coombed ceilings. Carpet.
Bedroom 3 (3.0m x 3.3m (at widest))
With a large dormer window to the front, this bedroom has magnificent views over Forres. An alcove provides a novel space for the bedhead with shelves above. Carpet.
Laundry Cupboard (1.5m x 2.2m)
Providing a walk-in space for laundry and other household essentials. Access to the floored coomb space. Sliding door to the hallway. Alarm system control unit. Carpet.
Bedroom 4 (3.1m x 2.2m)
Also with a wide dormer window and fantastic views over Forres this bedroom has a wood-effect laminate floor and Roman blinds.
Bedroom 5/ Master Bedroom (4.6m x 3.5m)
Looking towards the rear gardens this lovely room with coombed ceiling has quadruple mirrored wardrobes spanning the width of the room and giving the appearance of a much larger room. Hot water tank in cupboard. Carpet.
Family Bathroom (2.5m x 1.8m)
Three-piece white suite comprising bath, with electric shower above and wood panel siding, WC and pedestal sink with mixer and white tile backsplash. Wet wall behind the bath. Kardean wood-effect flooring and window to rear gardens. A medicine cupboard is affixed to the wall. Combination radiator/towel rail.
Garden and Grounds
The gardens of Eriskay are fabulous with several distinct areas, each with their own feel. The property extends to approximately 0.6 acres. The house sits on a hill, with the gardens sloping from Nelson Road and Sheriffbrae right up to the top of Braeback. A private drive leads up to the house from Nelson Road with wooden double gates just before the house and a large stone-chip parking space with space for three cars to the rear of the house. There is a single garage. A rockery and flower bed borders the parking space with steps to the gardens behind. The gardens then lead further up the hill with a greenhouse and fenced vegetable area with raised beds. There are many mature trees. A path leads through a grassy area up the hill to a small gate and further on to the top of the hill.
To the front of the house there is a large area of decking with a hot tub to the side in a private area. The grassy slope and steps lead down to Sheriffbrae with mature shrubs and trees providing ample privacy.
Eriskay sits in a very desirable area in the centre of Forres, just minutes from Cluny Hill, Grant Park, the tennis courts, schools and swimming pool. It is within walking distance of all the local amenities and the High Street. The house is set back from the road in an elevated position with a private driveway.
The town of Forres is a wonderful former Royal Burgh situated close to the Cairngorm Mountain Range and within 5 miles of the beautiful white-sand beaches that run from Findhorn to Burghead. Local amenities include good primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, doctor’s surgery and a variety of national and local retail outlets.
The Highland capital city of Inverness is approximately 25 miles west of Forres and provides extensive retail, leisure and entertainment facilities in addition to road and rail links south. Dalcross airport is approximately 6 miles east of Inverness on the A96.