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Little Blervie House, Rafford, Moray, IV36 2RU

£430,000 Offers Over - Sold
Closing Date: Wednesday 7th September, 2022 at noon
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Property Details

  • Type: Cottage, Detached Bungalow, Detached cottage, House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Double Garage, Driveway, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Council Tax Band: G

Property Features

  • Rare opportunity to purchase a secluded house with land
  • Superb semi-rural property
  • Secluded 2.5 acres of grounds
  • Spacious 5 bedroom bungalow
  • Large double garage and various outbuildings
  • A haven for wildlife
  • Close proximity to most amenities

Property Summary


Sitting on the outskirts of Rafford, ensconced in approximately 2.5 acres of secluded grounds, this truly lovely bungalow offers superb accommodation with complete privacy. With 5 large bedrooms, a wonderful dining/kitchen/sitting room and a triple aspect drawing room, there is substantial accommodation. The beautiful gardens with adjacent undulating woodland and heather moor provide a haven for multitude of wildlife that live here, including deer, squirrels and birds. Established fruit trees and vegetable beds compliment the secluded dell seating area and a summer house looks out onto open lawns with an abundance of colour. Small paths meander around the property.

Situated on the outskirts of the village of Rafford, just 2 miles from Forres, Little Blervie House is within minutes of Newtyle Forest, with approximately 720 acres of walking, biking and horse-riding trails and a short drive from the stunning Moray Coast with miles of white beaches and historic fishing villages. A lovely village, Rafford is a highly desirable village to live in allowing residents to enjoy the benefits of country living whilst being able to access the amenities of Forres within a few minutes. Children attend school in Forres and the school bus picks up and drops off children outside the property.


Vestibule (1.75m x 1.75m)

Entering through wooden door with glazed side panel into this substantial vestibule. Glass door to hallway and sliding door to utility area. Coconut matting floor.

Cloakroom (1.6m x 2.2m)

Living in the country, a cloakroom, to store outdoor coats and boots, is essential. With wall mounted coat hooks and access to the WC, this is a great asset. Doors to utility room, vestibule, and WC. Vinyl floor.

WC (0.9m x 1.6m)

Containing two-piece white suite comprising WC and wall-mounted wash hand basin with back splash. Wall mounted mirror. Vinyl floor. Window towards front of house. Vinyl floor.

Sitting/Dining/Kitchen (4.7m x 5.1m x 9m)

A superb family living space. L shaped, with a lovely, carpeted, seating area with a Morso wood burning stove set on a tiled hearth. A built-in cupboard provides excellent storage space or a handy drinks cupboard.

With wood flooring, the dining kitchen area has pale blue, lower and upper country-style kitchen cabinets with a contrasting dark blue tile splashback. A wide Rangemaster gas stove, with double electric oven and five burners, stainless back splash and integrated extractor fan, is included with the sale. The one-and-a-half basin with antique style mixer taps and a water filter tap sit beneath a window looking toward the side garden. Double built-in cupboard with shelved alcoves to either side. A large window in the dining area provides the most magnificent views over the garden, interspersed with mature rhododendrons, looking down to fabulous woods where an abundance of wildlife and birds can be seen.

 Utility room (1.9m x 4.4m)

An excellent utility room with lower and upper cupboards, a long countertop space with a white tile backsplash, sits between the kitchen and the outdoor covered area. A single sink with mixer taps is inset to the countertop. Housing the floor-mounted oil central heating boiler, and plumbed for a washing machine, the utility room also has a large cupboard with the hot water tank and three further shelved pantry cupboards, ideal for storing pies, chutneys and jams. A ceiling mounted clothes drying pulley and the covered outdoor space provide superb hanging space for drying clothes on those rainy days. Access to garage, workshop, and garden.

Drawing room (4.8m x 8.1m)

A truly stunning, triple aspect formal sitting room with a picture from every window with the most magnificent views over the lawn, flowering rhododendrons, and woodland. A glazed door opens to a secluded paved patio area. The open fireplace, in marble surround with a wooden mantelpiece provides a lovely feature. A deep cupboard, also accessible from the outside, currently used as a wine store, could also be a convenient wood store. Carpet. Curtain rails.

Bedroom 1 (3.5m x 2.7m)

A bright double bedroom with windows spanning the width of the room looking towards the private rear gardens. A walk-in wardrobe provides shelf space and ample storage space. Carpet. Curtain rail.

Bedroom 2 (3.4m x 3.9m)

Another lovely bedroom to the rear of the house with large double windows towards the patio area. A built-in wardrobe provides hanging and shelf space. Carpet. Curtain pole.

Bedroom 3 (3.4m x 3.8m)

To the front of the house this ample double bedroom has a double built-in wardrobe providing hanging and shelf space and a convenient wash hand basin inset to a cupboard unit. A wall-mounted mirror and shaving light with shaver point sits above the basin. Curtain rail. Horizontal blinds. Carpet. A deep alcove provides a feature to the room and space for a chest of drawers.

Shower room (2.7m x 1.9m)

Wonderfully bright with large windows to the front of the house this shower room contains a two-piece white suite comprising WC and wash hand basin, inset to a cabinet. A separate, large shower enclosure, with wetwall backsplash, provides a mains shower. A shelf, and light with shaver point, is mounted above the sink. Curtain Rail. Heated towel rail.

The hallway leads on to the master suite, with a door in the hall providing complete privacy. The master suite offers a further two bedrooms, bathroom and hallway storage cupboard.

Bedroom 4 (2.9m x 3.2m)

An ample double bedroom to the side of the house with a double built-in wardrobe and a separate single built in wardrobe providing hanging and shelf space. A pedestal wash hand basin sits in the corner with a wall mounted mirror and light above. Carpet. Curtain rails.

 Bathroom (2.7m x 2.8m)

A lovely, light family bathroom containing a white three-piece suite comprising WC, bath and wash hand basin. The basin and bath are inset to beautiful, wide, pine surrounds with tiled backsplash. Large windows looking to the front. Wall-mounted lights to either side of a large mirror and shaving mirror. The corner shower houses a mains shower and has a tiled backsplash. Heated towel rail. Carpet.

Bedroom 5 – Master bedroom (4.1m x 5m)

This wonderful, large bedroom has a tranquil ambience. With substantial windows providing a beautiful view towards mature trees, lawn, and flower beds, the bedroom is extremely light. Two double built-in wardrobes provide substantial hanging and shelf space, and a deep alcove space provides for a large chest of drawers. Curtain rail. Carpet.

Grounds and outbuildings

The double garage (5.4m x 5.5m), with up and over doors has a concrete floor, electricity and light and a side window. A pedestrian door leads to the side of the house. To the rear of the garage there is a workshop (3m x 2m) with a concrete floor, workbench and shelves.

The grounds of Little Blervie House extend to approximately 2.5 acres and are truly a delight. With a mix of lawn, secluded woodland spaces, heather moor and woodland, with meandering paths between, the garden could be as manicured or as low maintenance as required, and be equally beautiful. A large vegetable patch to the side of the house is fenced with deer proof fencing and has an abundance of fruit and vegetables. With two raised beds the vegetable patch/fruit patch currently has raspberries, gooseberries, lettuce, blackcurrant and red currants. There are Victoria plum and apple fruit trees. Immediately adjacent to the vegetable patch is a large wood store. It should be noted that the current owners have never needed to purchase wood for the wood burner due to the volume of wood on the property. A large stone chip driveway provides ample parking for multiple cars.

The lovely village of Rafford sits approximately 3 miles southeast of Forres. It has fantastic access for a wide range of outdoor activities such as riding, walking, cycling and is only 7 miles from Findhorn which offers superb beaches, sailing, cafes and a wonderful theatre.

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 6 miles east of Inverness on the A96.


Please note that these particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate.