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Lorien, Rafford, Forres, Moray, IV36 2RU

£390,000 Offers Over - Sold
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Property Details

  • Type: Detached Bungalow
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Parking: Double Garage, Driveway
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Council Tax Band: F

Property Features

  • Immaculate 4/5 bedroom bungalow
  • Expansive gardens
  • Fantastic semi rural location
  • Solar Thermal and PV Panels with great FiT
  • Situated in the highly desirable village of Rafford

Property Summary

Rafford is such a lovely, welcoming community it is always popular. Bungalows are sought after, but are often on the smaller side. Lorien combines the features of a large house; 4/5 bedrooms, 3 /4 reception rooms, a large dining kitchen and expansive gardens with the highly desirable village of Rafford, set adjacent to the 1700 acres of Newtyle Forest yet minutes from all the amenities of Forres and the amazing beaches of Findhorn. If the accommodation wasn’t enough, this lovely house boasts both Solar Thermal and Solar PV panels. Not only do these help ensure a substantial reduction in the quantity of electricity used, but the feed in tariff (FiT) received on an annual basis virtually negates the other utility running costs incurred.

A truly superb house for a family looking for space to grow or anyone who enjoys the tranquillity of a beautiful house with large gardens set against the backdrop of woodlands. The wide driveway sweeps from the road to the front of the ivy covered house, with 2 steps leading to the front door.

Vestibule (1.9m x 2.6m)

A spacious vestibule with wooden floor, perfect for storing outdoor shoes and jackets. The double wooden doors with glass panels opening to the wide L-shaped hallway and glazed doors to the living room make this a bright space. Wood panelled ceiling. Cupboard housing electricity consumer box and solar FIT meter.

Sitting Room (3.9m x 6.5m)

A bright, triple aspect sitting room to the front of the house with views over the expansive front garden with lawn, flowering shrubs and mature trees.  A wood burning stove inset into an Italian marble surround and hearth, with a wooden mantlepiece provides a wonderful feature to the room. Carpet, curtain pole, vertical blinds.

Dining Kitchen (5.4m x 4.0m)

A substantial, dual aspect dining kitchen with ample space for a large dining room. Ample space for a table to seat 6, or 14 we are advised!  A cook’s kitchen, with a wide range of modern lower and upper units and contrasting dark granite countertop, a one and half bowl sink beneath the large window looking to the garden, and integrated induction hob, double oven and extractor fan. Space and plumbing for under-counter dishwasher and washing machine. The glass fronted display cabinets, with lighting, provide a lovely feature to show your special items.  Dark grey wood-effect Karndean flooring.  Double patio doors open to the rear patio and manicured gardens.  Curtain pole, roller blinds.

Main bedroom (4.0m x 3.5m)

To the side of the house with double glazed patio doors opening to the garden, this beautiful, bright bedroom has triple built-in wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors, providing substantial hanging and shelf space. Completely private this is a lovely bedroom. Carpet, curtain pole, vertical blinds.

Bedroom 2 (3.4m x 3.7m)

To the front of the house with a large window overlooking the beautifully manicured lawn and colourful surrounding flower beds, this double bedroom has shelved double wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors. An ample double bedroom. Carpet, dado rail, curtain pole, vertical blinds.

Bedroom 3/Dining Room (2.9m x 4.0m)

To the rear of the house with a large window overlooking the patio and the garden to the forest beyond, this ample double bedroom has also been used as a dining room and sewing room. A dark accent wall provides a lovely feature to the room.  Carpet, curtain pole, vertical blinds.

Family Bathroom (2.9m x 2.3m)

A bright family bathroom with two opaque windows to the rear of the house. With a 3-piece white suite, comprising WC, square basin inset to a large bathroom cabinet and a bath, with centre taps and wood panelling. A separate large shower enclosure with wetwall and a mains rainfall shower make this a versatile bathroom. Tiled backsplash to bath and basin, with brightly coloured accent tiles.  White wood panelled ceiling. Large floor tiles make for easy cleaning.  Heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4 (3.4m x 2.9m)

A lovely airy bedroom to the front of the house with wide double windows overlooking the gardens and driveway.  Double built-in wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors fitted with a hanging rail and shelves.  Carpet, Roman blind, curtain rail, dado rail.

Family Room (4.1m x 3.8m)

This family room is a wonderful hub for the house. Connecting the garden room and snug to the utility area and bedrooms, this is a spacious room with light streaming in and a wood burning stove in the corner, with exposed flue, for those cold winter evenings.

Snug/Bedroom 5 (3.4m x 2.1m)

To the front of the house, this room is currently used as cosy den with comfortable seating and a TV. Previously used as a bedroom, the snug has wooden flooring, a large window towards the front garden and double wooden doors with glass panels opening to the Family Room.

Garden Room (3.9m x 4.5m)

Just an absolutely lovely room for all seasons. Enjoy the long summer evenings or cold winter days in this spacious, versatile room. The wall-to-wall windows, to 3 walls, and double patio doors leading out to the delightfully private, large rear gardens make this a perfect room for enjoying the garden in the summer. Likewise, the underfloor heating makes it cosy and bright to enjoy the late winter sun - a wonderful space at any time of year.  Ample space for sofas, chairs and tables. Vertical blinds, tiled floor, wide wooden shelves to all windows.

Utility Room (2.9m x 1.5m)

Once you’ve had one, you can’t live without one. This convenient utility/boot room has a tiled floor, coat hooks and upper cabinets with a work countertop. Plumbed for washing machine, with space for under-counter fridge it has a door to the rear patio for clothes drying and a further door to the garage.

Boiler Room (1.6m x 1.5m)

A separate boiler room housing the floor mounted oil boiler with shelved walls providing superb additional storage or to be used as a pantry. Concrete floor.

Garage (5.5m x 6.1m)

Most people use their garage as storage, however this fantastic double garage, with electric up-and-over doors and a concrete floor, has ample space for storage,  a workbench with plenty power points, and even a car.


The gardens of Lorien are substantial and provide the most wonderful spaces for seating out at all times of day and year. With large gardens to the front primarily laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs providing privacy, there is also a wide chipped driveway with ample parking for multiple vehicles.

The rear garden has large areas of lawn, divided by beds of superb flowering, mature shrubs. The privacy hedge to the rear and side, with mature trees throughout the garden and behind, make this garden an oasis of peace. A productive garden with pear, plum and apple trees with 2 greenhouses providing the opportunity to grow a wide range of fruit and vegetables. The larger green house has a mature vine, currently laden with grapes whereas the smaller greenhouse has electricity.

Outdoor buildings abound, with:

A large wooden workshop measuring 4.4m x 2.6m. With windows to 3 walls, electricity and a workbench, this shed could be a home office or used to run a home business.

A further wooden shed measuring 2.0m x 1.4m has a large picture window and could make a great playhouse or den.

The “Bothy” measuring 4.2m x 4.3m is the pièce de résistance in this amazing garden. Nestled in the rear corner of the garden, the Bothy has a large deck to the front.  Insulated with patio doors to the deck and windows to 3 further walls, this incredible garden room has an upper sleeping/play area, accessed by a ladder, which would make fantastic accommodation for children to play or sleep out in.

The gardens of Lorien have multiple patio areas providing seating areas to catch the sun at all times of day. A substantial paved patio runs the length of the house.  Outside tap, access to oil tank.


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. There is a wonderful community feel with the village hall offering a wide range of activities from yoga, to coffee mornings and film nights. Immediately adjacent to Rafford is Newtyle Forest, providing approximately 1700 acres of Forestry Commission managed woodlands with superb opportunities for horse riding, walking and cycling.

Forres, approximately 3 miles away 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.

Please note that all measurements and distances are approximate and provided for guidance only.