Firlands Cottage, 97 St Leonards Road, Forres, Moray, IV36 2RE

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Property Details

  • Type: Cottage, Detached cottage, Detached House, House, Land
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Parking: Driveway, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Council Tax Band: F

Property Features

  • Charming stone character property
  • Approximately 1.4 acres of gardens
  • Secluded central location
  • Prestigious address
  • 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms
  • Walking distance to all amenities, schools, shops, parks and leisure facilities

Property Summary

Set in an idyllic, private setting on arguably the best street in Forres, Firlands Cottage is set back from the road and adjacent to woodland and lush countryside.  This beautiful, traditional stone-built cottage is set in large gardens, with a substantial area of superb mature trees, extending to approximately 1.4 acres. Visited by an abundance of wildlife, including deer, red squirrels, pine martens and a variety of birds, Firlands Cottage is truly a haven of tranquillity yet within minutes of the amenities of town, including shops, supermarkets, medical services, and schools.

Offering 4 double bedrooms (3 en suite), substantial dining kitchen, dining room, sitting room, conservatory, utility room, WC, family bathroom, superb gardens and grounds and multiple outbuildings, Firlands Cottage would appeal to discerning purchasers looking for peace and tranquillity without compromising on character and space.

Entry to the courtyard of Firlands Cottage is through wooden, electric double gates set into a stone wall.  There is ample space to park 2 cars. A lovely painted, iron gate provides access to a beautiful, paved courtyard leading to the front door.  Full of character, roses surround the front door giving a wonderful charm to this traditional cottage.

Entry through a substantial wooden front door, with glass panels to the upper half, and handrails at each side of the door, provides access to the large kitchen.

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Kitchen (6.0m x 4.5m)
This extremely spacious kitchen is large enough to accommodate a substantial dining table and chairs. There is a wide range of quality wooden base units and wall units with a black marble/granite work surface.  With 2 round bowl sinks, integrated double oven, electric hob, extractor fan and fridge, the kitchen is well equipped.  A Breakfast bar, with black granite worktop, has further cupboards and an integrated dishwasher beneath. Two windows look to the enclosed patio area.  The kitchen walls and floor are beautifully tiled.

A wooden door, with fully glazed panels, leads to the hallway, with a further door to the utility room.

Utility room (5.1m x 3.5m)
With marble-effect worktops, a substantial number of base and wall units, and a tiled floor, the utility room is larger than most kitchens. Three larder cupboards, each with shelves and stable doors, provide superb storage, with plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. A cottage style wooden door, with lovely ironmongery, opens to the garden.

Hallway 6.9m x 2.6m
The hallway has a feature arch with beautiful, moulded cornices to the ceiling. Carpet. Access to the loft.

Bedroom 1 (ensuite) 4.5m x 3.1m
A beautiful, ample double bedroom with an elaborate candelabra light fitting and a bay, sash and case, window with curtains, curtain pole and roller blind. Carpet.  An archway leads to the ensuite.  An adjoining alcove with built-in cupboards containing the water tanks and electricity consumer unit.

Ensuite 2.1m x 1.7m
The ensuite contains a 3-piece white suite consisting of a bath with shower attachment, wash hand basin and WC.  A bright room, the walls are half tiled and the floor is laid with lovely tiles. There is a wall mounted round mirror and a handy storage cupboard under the wash basin.  Natural light and ventilation are provided by the double window.

Dining Room/Bedroom 2 4.2m x 3.6m
Dual aspect, the dining room is a spacious room with ample space for a dining table and chairs, with lovely light and views to the garden through the large windows. Wooden candelabra-style light fitting set in a plaster moulded ceiling rose, three wall light fittings and brass curtain poles add to the character. The window ledges in this room are very deep and could potentially provide an opportunity for wonderful window seats. Carpet.

Downstairs WC 2.6m x 1.0m
This convenient downstairs room contains a 2-piece white suite, comprising a WC and a wash hand basin. With wood panelled walls painted above, a tiled floor and window with a tiled window ledge, this is a bright WC.

Living Room 8.4m x 4.3m
This substantial living room exudes character with a magnificent brass light fitting with eight candle type lights, five wall lights, a plaster moulded ceiling rose and a majestic fireplace that would not be out of place in a stately home.  The open fire has a large canopy and is set within a grand, deep recess, with surrounds, hearth and mantlepiece all finished in beautiful marble. Large picture windows look to the garden with French doors leading to the conservatory.  Brass curtain poles. Carpeted.

Conservatory 5.4m x 3.8m
A wonderful room for all seasons, the conservatory is a bright and airy space surrounded by windows to three sides with a character stone wall to the fourth. Wide, wooden window ledges provide space for books, ornaments or your cup of coffee. With a lovely, tiled floor and an ornate brass and glass light fitting the conservatory continues the character of the home. A door provides easy access to the courtyard.

A step leads from the living room, through an archway to Bedroom 3 and the lovely Y staircase.

Bedroom 3 (ensuite) 4.5m x 3.4m
This dual-aspect double bedroom is bright and airy, with two windows to the side looking to the driveway and a further triple window facing to the front. This room has a beautiful, ornate light fitting and 3 wall mounted lights.  Carpet, curtains and curtain rails.

Ensuite Bathroom 2.1m x 1.7m
The bathroom consists of a 3-piece white suite, comprising a bath, a wash hand basin and WC. Half tiled with a tiled splashback above the basin.  Wall mounted mirror.  A window to the side provides natural light. A door leads to the dressing room.

Dressing room
With ample storage space and hanging rails, the dressing room for Bedroom 3, also acts as a connecting passageway to Bedroom 1.

Stairs to upper floor
The Y junction staircase, with painted wooden balustrades and handrails, leads to the upper floor landing/mezzanine area with exposed beams and three low-set windows with a wide shelf below.  Two single built-in cupboards with shelves and hanging rails, plus 2 double built-in cupboards with shelving provide ample storage.

Bedroom 4 4.2m x 2.9m
A bright double bedroom with light streaming in through the large ceiling Velux windows. With the feel of a country cottage, this delightful room has wood panelling, coombed ceilings, exposed beams French doors opening to a lovely wrought-iron Juliette balcony.   Four cupboards with shelves have been built into the coomb space with shelves above two of the cupboards.  Carpet.

Bathroom 2.3m x 2.9m
Containing a 3-piece white suite, comprising a wash hand basin, WC and a bath with shower attachment, this bathroom has a wonderful, fresh feel to it.  Wood panelling to the bath. Beautiful feature tiling with a frieze above the bath.  Velux window. Exposed ceiling beams.  Feature tiled shelf with pretty tiles above with bird decoration.

Bedroom 5 5.4m x 2.9m
Accessed via the upstairs bathroom, this bedroom has wonderful character with coombed ceilings and exposed beams. A built-in cupboard, with hanging rail and shelf, provides storage with the two Velux windows and arched window, with a deep shelf below, making this a bright room. Half height wood panelling to walls, painted above with low-set, built-in cupboards with shelves. Carpet.

Outbuildings and Gardens
The gardens of Firlands Cottages are superb. With a sweeping lawn, incredible mature trees and shrubs and a wealth of outbuildings, this is a gardener’s delight. A lovely, paved patio area outside of the front door which is laid with several planters and bounded on one side by a high stone wall. leads to a further, small, paved area and the the greenhouse, which is part of the fabric of the building with a half-glazed wall to the front and a sloping Perspex roof.  Three further stone outbuildings in the garden provide superb storage space.

There are multiple paved areas around the house providing wonderful spaces for sitting out or entertaining catching the sun at all times of day.

A centrepiece in the garden is the ornate wrought-iron fountain/water feature.

A substantial area of ground is included in the sale, which currently has magnificent mature trees.

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.

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