Hillockhead Croft, Dallas, IV36 2SD
£280,000 Offers Over - Recently Sold
- Superb character cottage
- Wonderful views over hills and farmland
- Peaceful rural location
- Large garden and paddock
- Multiple outbuildings
Nestled at the end of a secluded driveway, close to a beautiful village with a strong sense of community, Hillockhead Croft is a beautiful, traditional detached stone cottage with beautiful open outlooks to the front and rear over fields, hills, and woods. Within walking distance of woods, a river, the village hall, playpark and highly rated village primary school, this lovely home offers a cosy sitting room with open fire, dining room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom, and a shower room. The grounds extend to approximately 1.5 acres with enclosed gardens, and a fenced paddock. Multiple outbuildings including a stone byre, garage, wooden shed, and greenhouse.
A perfect residence or holiday home, some of the cottage contents seen at the time of viewing, including beds, white goods, living and kitchen furniture, may be available through separate negotiation.
The village of Dallas retains that lovely village feel with an active community. The village hall hosts activities for all ages including an annual Gala, kids summer picnic and Christmas Party, quiz nights and tombolas. Many other events throughout the year bring the community together such as pub nights, casino nights and coffee mornings. There are weekly clubs with badminton, bowling, toddlers, youth club and the rifle club.
Being just 8 miles to Forres and 11 to Elgin, it is ideally situated for shopping, transport and health care facilities. Dallas Primary School is a small primary school with approximately 30 children that offer a wide range of outdoor learning and activities to develop community spirit. The wonderful white sand beaches of the Moray Coast are only 13 miles away providing superb water sports and dolphin and seal watching opportunities.
Entering through the half-glazed wooden door to the front of the cottage into a spacious glass porch (1.8m x 2.2m), great for sitting and enjoying the sun, or shedding outdoor shoes and coats after a long walk in the woods. Double doors open to the hallway. Wood-effect vinyl floor.
The hall provides access to all ground floor accommodation. Wood-effect vinyl flooring. Stairs to upper floor. Deep understairs cupboard.
Sitting Room (4.7m x 4.2m)
With large windows to both the north and south, this is a bright sitting room. The open fire in stone fireplace with wooden mantlepiece provides the perfect feature to this classic, cottage sitting room. A sliding patio door provides access to the rear garden and wonderful views across the fields to the village of Dallas below and the hills beyond. Wood-effect laminate flooring. Curtains and curtain poles.
Shower room (2.6m x 1.5m)
An ample shower room containing a 2-piece white suite (WC and wash hand basin inset to bathroom cabinet) and a separate shower enclosure lined with wet wall houses an electric shower. A window to the rear provides natural light and ventilation. Light wood-effect vinyl floor.
Dining Room (4.0m x 4.0m)
The dual-aspect dining room has ample space for a dining table and features a small AGA-like cooker with tiled backsplash and wooden shelf above. An archway leads to the kitchen. Cupboard containing hot water tank. Wooden shelf. Vinyl flooring.
Kitchen (2.0m x 2.3m)
A lovely, bright kitchen with a wide range of modern upper and lower cabinets fitted to two walls. A single sink with mixer tap and drainer is integrated into the light wood-effect countertop with a white tile splashback running the length of the countertops. Integrated hob, oven and extractor fan and space for an under counter fridge. A window looks to the rear garden. Wood-effect laminate flooring.
Bedroom 1 downstairs (4.0 x 3.2m)
With windows facing north and south, this lovely bedroom is a bright, spacious room. A traditional “press” cupboard provides shelf space. Carpet. Curtains and curtain pole/rail.
Carpeted stairs with wood railings lead to the upper floor.
Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms, both measuring 3.7m x 3.2m. With feature coombed ceilings to the south with a Velux window and large dormer windows, providing beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, they are bright and welcoming rooms. Carpet. Velux Blind, curtains and horizontal blinds.
Bedroom 2 (3.7m x 3.2m)
A dual-aspect double bedroom with a coombed ceiling and Velux window to one side and a spacious dormer to the other. Carpet. Curtains and curtain pole.
Bathroom (1.5m x 2.5m)
Containing a white, 3-piece suite comprising WC, wash hand basin and bath. Cupboard with cold water header tank. Towel rail. Vinyl flooring.
Gardens and Grounds.
A driveway leads from the road down through trees to the entrance to the property. A further beautiful countryside driveway leads to the cottage. The grounds are truly lovely, comprising approximately 1.5 acre of gardens/land. The front and side of the property is laid to stone chips providing an ample area for parking multiple cars. To the rear and east side, the garden is enclosed and primarily laid to grass with mature trees and some hedging to the boundary. Beyond the initial garden there is a substantial area of land that is currently in meadow grass which could provide a superb opportunity for growing, or grazing a couple of sheep, llamas or a cow. The views are lovely down the hill over farmland towards the village of Dallas and beyond to the hills and Monaughty Forest. To the front of the house, there is more farmland leading into the woods of Dallas Estates.
A stone byre is attached to the side of the house. Likely originally used for animal housing, it provides a substantial space for storage and is currently used as a laundry. There is also a large open, stone-built garage, a wooden building measuring approximately 6m x 3m that has been split into 2 stall areas, a greenhouse, an open wooden shed, and an enclosed kennel area.
(Please note that as the cottage is an active holiday cottage, viewings will be arranged around change over days and gaps in stays)