Hillside, 5 Sanquhar Terrace, Forres, Moray, IV36 1DH

£250,000 Offers Over - Sold
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Property Details

  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Garage, Off Road Parking, On Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Council Tax Band: E

Property Features

  • Superb location close to most amenities
  • Large enclosed rear garden
  • Walking distance to schools, park and woods
  • Quiet, residential street

Property Summary

Located in a highly desirable location just minutes from primary and secondary schools, leisure centre, parks and Sanquhar pond, and within easy reach of Forres High Street and health facilities, this spacious 3-bedroom, detached house sits in wrap around gardens. Sitting in an elevated position, there are lovely views over Roysvale Park towards Forres High Street and the spires of St. Laurence Church.

With a spacious sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, WC, shower room and family bathroom, this lovely house in a highly desirable area will make a wonderful family home.


Entering through a UPVC front door with glazed side-panel into the downstairs hall, providing access to all ground floor accommodation with carpeted stairs leading to the upper floor.  A large under stairs cupboard houses the electricity consumer unit, central heating control unit, and is fitted with shelves providing a substantial amount of additional storage.

Dining/sitting room (7.1m x 3.7m)

A bright, dual-aspect room with a large picture window to the front providing beautiful views of Forres and a further window to the rear looking out over the lush, enclosed rear gardens. A coal-effect, electric fireplace inset to a marble fire surround and hearth with a wooden mantel piece provides a lovely feature. Carpet.  Curtains and Curtain rail.  Glazed door to the hallway.

Downstairs WC (1.1m x 2.1m)

A convenient downstairs WC containing a 2-piece white suite comprising wall mounted basin and WC.  An opaque window to the front provides natural light and ventilation.  Towel rail.  Carpet.  Roller blind. Wall-mounted coat hooks.

Bedroom 1 (2.7m x 3.3m)

A bright, double bedroom to the front of the house with a large window allowing light to stream in.  Carpet.  Curtains and curtain rail, blind.

Kitchen (2.7m x 3.8m)

An ample kitchen with a wide range of brightly coloured wall and base units.  A single bowl stainless steel sink with double drainers sits beneath the window looking to the side garden.  Space for free standing cooker and fridge/freezer.  Wall mounted Worcester gas boiler and plumbing for under counter dishwasher.  Roller blind. Linoleum floor. Door to back garden.

Dining Room (2.7m x 3.2m)

Adjacent to the kitchen, this bright dining room has space for a table to seat 6.  Wall to wall cabinets have been installed to store dishes, plates, etc with a hatch opening to the kitchen. There may be potential to remove these cabinets to create a large, bright dining kitchen with views over the rear garden, as it would appear that the fitted cupboards which are accessible from either side, effectively create the wall.  Carpet.  Curtains and curtain rail.


The upper hallway has a deep shelved laundry cupboard housing the hot water tank.  Access to the insulated loft space.


Bedroom 2 (4.9m x 3.9m)

A substantial double bedroom to the front of the house with lovely views towards Roysvale Park, the High Street, and over the woods to the hills at the other side of the Moray Firth.  With a deep, double wardrobe fitted with hanging rail and shelves and a further deep shelved cupboard unit this room is truly lovely.  Carpet, curtains and curtain rail, roller blind.

Bedroom 3 (5.1m x 3.8m)

A further bright, ample double bedroom to the front of the house fitted with a deep shelved cupboard and a further single built-in wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.  Access to the coombed space and further storage is through the wardrobe.  Currently this room has 3 single beds and still has space for desk. Door to ensuite.

Ensuite (1.6m x 2.0m (into shower))

A convenient ensuite shower room containing a coloured, pedestal basin and separate shower enclosure housing an electric shower.

Family bathroom (1.8m x 2.2m)

With a white 3-piece suite comprising a pedestal basin, WC, bath.  The bath has a hand held shower which can be mounted to the rail above.  Fully tiled with windows to the rear garden, curtains, a wall mounted electric heater and a stainless-steel towel rail.  Capet.

Gardens and Outbuildings

Hillside has gardens to the front and rear.  To the front of the property, the garden is primarily laid to lawn with a stone wall bounding the property.  A paved driveway leads to the single garage with a paved path leading to the front door and round either side the house.  The rear garden has a patio area immediately adjacent to the back of the house with steps leading into the kitchen with a handrail to the side.  A wooden shed provides superb storage space.  A rot iron gate opens to stone steps leading up to the back garden.  The back garden is primarily laid to lawn with mature hedging providing a privacy barrier to the rear and side and further mature shrubs and trees throughout the garden.  A large paving area with drying line provides a superb, eco-friendly means of drying your clothes.

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.