Fleurs Cottage, St Catherines Road, Forres IV36 1LS
£330,000 Offers Over - Under Offer
Property SummaryThe epitome of elegance, this stunning detached villa, sitting in beautiful enclosed gardens, within a few minutes’ walk of all the local amenities, offers spacious accommodation over two levels. Accommodation comprises a large dining kitchen, substantial formal sitting room, bright dining area, four bedrooms (one en-suite), a Cloakroom/WC and an impressive family bathroom. Fleurs Cottage is beautifully decorated inside and out and retains many features such as high ceilings downstairs, character wood panel doors, cornicing, arched windows and stone finials. Large wooden driveway gates open onto a landscaped garden with a stone outbuilding and an original WW2 Pill Box.
The front door sits beneath a covered porch with stone pillars. Entering through a double glazed UPVC door with side panel windows into a spacious hallway providing access to all ground floor accommodation.
Running the length of the villa this bright hallway has four windows in addition to the glazed door, providing an enormous amount of light. An L-shaped carpeted stair with wooden balustrades leads to the upper floor.
Dining Kitchen (3.1m x 5.8m)
With three windows and a double glazed UPVC door to the garden, light streams into this bright and spacious room. A wide range of light-wood wall and base units with sleek chrome handles to 3 walls. Ample counter space with tiled splashback and a 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap. 5-burner gas Rangemaster stove with extractor fan above. Plumbed for dishwasher and washing machine. Roller blinds to windows. The gas combi boiler (checked 09/19) is housed in a wall cupboard. Circular ceiling spotlights. Wall mounted mirror. Wood-effect vinyl floor. TV point. A slight incline leads to the door to the hall.
Cloakroom/WC (1m x 4.2m)
The cloakroom, with coat hooks to one wall, is accessed from the hall with a further character wooden door through to the WC. White pedestal hand basin, with mixer taps and partial tile splashback, and toilet. Mirrored wall cupboard, radiator, vinyl flooring. Opaque window to rear garden with roller blind.
Master Bedroom with en suite (4.5m x 2.6m)
A peaceful, south-facing room with deep Berber carpet and a window to the rear garden. Triple built in wardrobe with a mirrored door in the centre. Cornicing and ceiling spotlights. Radiator. Blinds.
En-suite (1.7m x 1.8m)
A convenient, modern en suite with a spacious shower with mains shower unit, white WC and white basin inset to white base unit with drawers. Glass shelf and mirror above. Heated towel rail. Wet wall and Amtico tiled flooring
Bedroom 2 (4.5m x 2.7m)
Also south-facing, this lovely bedroom, with deep skirtings, has a double wardrobe with a mirrored door. Deep carpets, radiator, ceiling spotlights and TV point.
Sitting Room (4.6m x 8.5m)
A beautiful triple-aspect period room extending the width of the home with deep bays facing both north and south. Windows towards the front and side gardens (north and east) and French doors opening to the south facing patio and lawn. Traditional cast iron fireplace inset to an extravagant marble fire surround and mantelpiece with a Caithness slate hearth. Cornicing and deep skirtings. The seating area to the rear has bookshelves with cupboards beneath to one wall and shelves to another. Carpet, blinds, curtain pole. TV point.
Dining area (3.5m x 8.0m)
This open plan elegant dining area has character deep bay windows to the north and south. Cornicing. Carpet. A glazed panel door leads to the hallway towards the sitting room and a wood panel door towards the kitchen.
L-shaped, carpeted staircase with wooden balustrades and dado rail leading to the 1st floor. Understairs cupboard.
A carpeted hallway (2.0m x 7.5m) running the length of the home provides access to all upper floor accommodation. Coombed ceiling with Velux window. Large hallway cupboard. Radiator.
Family bathroom (3.4m x 8.5m)
A stunning bathroom with deep bays facing north and south, both with arch windows. The freestanding clawfoot bath with character tap and fittings sits in the centre of the room and contrasts with the sleek white cupboard unit to one wall. White 2 piece suite (WC and WHB). The large basin is inset to a matching cupboard unit. A mirror, with lights, is above the basin. Coombed ceilings run the length of this room. Tile effect linoleum flooring. Heated towel rail. Wooden door with wrought iron latch.
Bedroom 3 (3.7m x 8.5m)
At the west end of the home, this room has deep bays facing north and south, with arched windows. Painted in light beige this spacious bedroom is carpeted with shelves to one bay and a radiator.
Bedroom 4/Study (2.3m x 4.0m)
Currently used as a child’s bedroom with a large velux window. This room has one coombed ceiling running the length of the room. Deep berber carpet.
Garden and Grounds
The property is set back from St. Catherine’s Road and entered via a private drive with large wooden gates. The gardens wrap around the property with an area of parking for multiple cars, laid with stone chips. To the front there is lawn with flower beds, with mature shrubs and trees. To the side there is a further lawn with a character stone outbuilding separated into two distinct areas. One room (4.6m x 3.4m), with 2 windows, has been fully finished out with electricity, lighting and laminate flooring. This could make a great outside office space or room for children. The second room (5.2m x 5.0m) is stone floored with a window, electricity and light and two large doors. Currently used as a store.
To the side of the outbuilding is a further area of garden with a lawn area, mature trees and shrubs. An original WW2 concrete block Pill box sits in the garden and is currently attached to a small hen coup.
To the rear of the villa is a beautiful garden enclosed by wooden privacy fence and laid primarily to lawn with a semi-circular patio area. Facing south it provides a beautiful outdoor area.
Mains water, electricity, gas, telephone and drainage
St. Catherine’s Road a wonderfully central road running from the lower end of the High Street out towards the Health Centre and further on to Blairs Loch towards Grantown.
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.