Mid Finlarig, Rafford, Forres IV36 2RU
£245,000 OIRO - Sold
- Contemporary high-quality 3 bedroom eco-house
- MAKAR built house
- Substantial grounds - 0.4 acres
- Stunning location with views to Blervie Castle
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A rare opportunity to purchase a stunning Eco-build house by the renowned eco-build company, Makar, who describe themselves as “An architect-led ecological Design & Build company”.
Situated in the lovely village of Rafford, Mid-Finlarig is the central house in a beautiful rural cluster of 3 contemporary homes, of varying designs, 2 of which were designed and built by Makar.
A contemporary and superb quality three‐bedroomed eco-house, the house is highly energy efficient and has been built to Passive standards of thermal performance. It has been designed as a thermally efficient envelope with minimal glazing to the north to help reduce heat loss. The air tight construction, the high insulation levels and the reduced thermal bridging, all contribute to retain solar and user heat gains within the house.
Provision has been made for the installation of an air source heat pump system to provide hot water and underfloor heating, if desired. An efficient wood burning stove is also proposed within the open living area to act as secondary space heating.
The approximate floor sizes are: Ground Floor = 78m2, First Floor = 60m2, Total -= 138m2
This house provides the perfect opportunity for someone who wants to have complete say in how the house is finished out as it is currently a shell.
The house sits in 0.4 acres of spacious gardens, on the grounds of the former Finlarig House. The front is laid to a mixture of lawn with young silver birch trees. To the rear there is ample space for a further lawn, raised beds, a poly tunnel or a greenhouse.
Specifically designed to maximise the fantastic views; from the rear of the property over open farmland and up the hill to Blervie Castle and the front to fields and woodlands, the house offers open plan living with provision for 3 bedrooms, an upstairs bathroom and downstairs WC. Outside there are two covered spaces to sit outside and enjoy the wonderful sunsets and quiet evenings in the country.
Additionally, planning permission has been granted for the construction of an single story garage. The building’s fabric is MAKAR nat-sip(natural structural insulated panel) which is manufactured entirely from Scottish timber and cellulose insulation. A sample of wall panel with the insulation can be viewed at the property and a photo is included in the photos on this listing. It is quite incredible to see the depth of the walls and insulation that have been used throughout. This construction helps to ensure a highly insulated building with very low heating costs.
The high-quality, timber-frame, double-glazed doors and windows are manufactured in the Highlands by another environmentally-focused company, Treecraft of Dornoch. The house is finished externally with highland grown European larch offset against a localised area of white k-rend. For further details of the building specifications please look at the attached property brochure.
Currently at wind and watertight stage this lovely building presents an ideal opportunity to create a highly desirable home.
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.