Greywalls Cottage, Iowa Place, Forres IV36 1ES
£180,000 Offers Over - Recently Sold
- Beautiful character cottage
- Move-in condition
- Colourful, private garden
- New kitchen
- Within walking distance of transportation and amenities
A 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 blue accents around the windows, Greywalls cottage is L-shaped and attached to Greywalls House.
Recently decorated with a new kitchen, 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-butterfly 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)
This beautiful, spacious kitchen, newly fitted in 2020, has an enormous amount of natural light flooding through the picture window to the enclosed front garden. With ample, modern base and wall cabinets to 3 walls the kitchen easily accommodates a dining table to seat 6. The dark red backsplash contrasts with the wooden countertops. A double Belfast sink with mixer tap sits below the window. Integrated wine-fridge, dishwasher and extractor fan. Space for an American-style fridge freezer and range-style cooker (both available by separate negotiation). The large pantry cupboards, lit display cupboards, wall-mounted TV and integrated wine fridge make this both a stylish and functional kitchen. Plumbed for washing machine. Wooden flooring.
Bedroom 1 (4.1m x 3.4m)
With a large window facing towards the rear garden this double 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 contrast with 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 Iowa Place and is barely noticeable from the street. Wrought iron gates lead into a shared, superbly manicured, garden, with a 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) newly laid to stone paving slabs 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.
Iowa Place lies in a quiet residential area in the centre of Forres and is within a short walk of the town centre. This very popular town provides a good range of amenities to include primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, health centre and a variety of national and local retail outlets.
The Highland capital city of Inverness lies approximately 25 miles west of Forres and provides extensive retail, leisure and entertainment facilities in addition to excellent road and rail links south. Dalcross airport is approximately 20 miles from Forres on the A96 with regular daily flights to Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and other U.K. destinations.
Services: Mains Drainage, Electricity, Gas & Telephone.
Heating: Gas central heating
Double Glazing: Throughout
Viewing: Viewing is through R & R Urquhart’s Property Department on (01309) 676600