Greywalls Cottage, Iowa Place, Forres IV36 1ES
£170,000 Offers Over - New Instruction
- Beautiful move-in condition
- Private rear garden
- Council Tax Band B
- EPC Rating D
Property SummaryA charming mid-nineteenth century, C-listed, stone-built cottage that was previously an old coaching inn located on the then outskirts of the town. This bucolic cottage is tucked away just minutes from all the amenities of Forres, just a stone's throw from the supermarket and bus stop and minutes’ walk from the train station, a park and all the High Street amenities. Many people who have lived in Forres all their lives will have never even noticed this truly fantastic cottage set amidst a lovely, colourful garden. Painted white with pale green accents around the windows, Greywalls cottage is L-shaped and attached to Greywalls House.
Fully double glazed, with gas central heating, Greywalls cottage is in beautiful, move-in condition. This bright, warm cottage is just lovely, with great-sized rooms, enclosed front and back gardens and a summer house.
Knock on the brass-dragonfly door knocker and enter through the traditional wood entrance door with upper stained glass panels into a quaint dog-leg hallway, providing access to all accommodation.
The carpeted, bright hallway with dado rail and curved wall provides access to all accommodation. There are 2 spacious hallway cupboards and access to the truly enormous loft. The combination of the window to the front garden and the 2 stained-glass panels on the front door provide substantial natural light into the hall.
Sitting room (4.8m x 4.1m)
A charming country-cottage sitting room with a ceiling rose and a black cast-iron fireplace with a coal-effect gas fire in a wooden mantelpiece sitting between traditional alcoves with cupboards below. Large double-glazed picture windows face to the front garden and patio doors open out to the back garden. Carpet.TV point. Radiator.
Dining Kitchen (4.0m x 4.0m)
The spacious kitchen has an enormous amount of natural light flooding through the picture window to the enclosed front garden. With wood base and wall units to 2 walls the kitchen has ample room for a dining table to seat 6. A sink-and-a-half with mixer tap sits below the window. Tiled splashback to 2 walls. Integrated oven, gas hob, extractor fan and fridge freezer. Wainscoting painted pale green adds to the ambience of this room. Plumbed for washing machine. Vinyl flooring.
Bedroom 1 (4.1m x 3.4m)
With a large wooden window facing towards the rear garden this large bedroom has a 2 double, built-in wardrobes with wooden louvre doors providing a substantial amount of hanging and shelving space. Carpet. Radiator.
Bedroom 2 (3.5m x 3.0m)
A comfortable double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe with wooden louvre doors providing great storage space. Double wooden windows look out to the colourful flower beds in the back garden. Carpet. Radiator.
Bathroom (2.5m x 2.1m)
Containing a white 3 piece suite - WC, WHB and bath. There is an electric shower above the bath and the bath is encased with white wooden panelling. Wetwall to 2 walls. White wainscoting with a wooden dado rail provide a fantastic contrast to the bright flowery wallpaper above making this feel like a jolly room. An opaque window to the back garden provides plenty of natural light. Large laundry cupboard.
Garden and Grounds
Greywalls cottage is set back from the road, Iowa Place and is barely noticeable as you walk down the road. Wrought iron gates lead into a shared, superbly manicured, garden, with a private path leading up to the front door of the cottage. The front of the cottage has an abundance of bright flowers and there is a small patio area to catch the morning sun. A wisteria covered seat provides a lovely spot to sit out. To the rear of the cottage is a private garden (approx. 15m x 5m) laid to stone chips with raised flower beds along 2 sides. There are 2 further patio areas, a rotary drier and a summer house in the back garden. A “hidden” gate in the rear wooden fence leads out to the road behind, providing easy access to the bus stop, Tesco and other local amenities. Both the front and rear gardens are enclosed. There is a path to the side of the house where the recycling and waste bins are stored. This area has attractive wooden gates at both ends so is not visible from either garden or the cottage.
***Note: The seller has had Scotia Preservation remedy the items noted under "Dampness, Rot and Infestation" on the Home Report. Further details can be provided on request.**