Netherton Cottage, Forres, Moray, IV36 3TN
£185,000 Offers Over - Sold
- Superb open views across Findhorn Bay
- Peaceful rural location
- Large outbuildings with potential scope for development
Property SummaryLocated in a peaceful, rural environment with outstanding open views of Findhorn Bay towards Findhorn and Culbin Forest. This spacious 2/3-bedroom detached house, with off street parking, large storage/workshops and enclosed private gardens, is within minutes of the white beaches of Roseisle and Findhorn, Kinloss, Forres and is within easy reach of the A96. In need of some updating, this ample cottage would be a wonderful project for anyone looking for the peace of the countryside whilst still being within easy access of all amenities.
Entering through a UPVC door with stained glass and frosted glass side panels, into the hallway providing access to all lower accommodation and stairs. A side hall leading to the shower room provides utility space for washing machine and dryer.
Kitchen/Dining Room (5.6m x 3.5m)
With a wooden upper and lower cabinets to the kitchen area, this double aspect room spans the width of the house and has large, windows and patio doors to the extremely sunny garden, with further windows in the kitchen, allowing natural light to stream in. A wood burning stove with a tile surround makes for a cosy room and provides a lovely feature. In the kitchen there is space for freestanding cooker and under counter fridge. A single bowl sink with mixer taps sits beneath the window to the front. The dining area has ample room for a dining table to seat 6 and the current owners used it as both a dining room and snug with sofas and a dining table. Vinyl flooring in the kitchen and carpet tiles in the dining/living area.
Downstairs bedroom (3.5m x 3.4m)
A spacious double bedroom with windows to the rear garden. Carpet. Curtain rail and curtains.
Shower room (2.0m x 1.8m)
With a coloured 2-piece suite comprising WC and basin inset to a convenient bathroom cabinet with a wall mounted mirror above. Separate shower cubicle with an electric shower. Tile effect walls. Wood-effect vinyl flooring. A frosted glass window to the front provides natural light and ventilation.
Stairs lead from the hall to the upper floor. A window on the turn of the stairs allows light to the hallway. The stairs open to a large landing area that is currently used as an office space, with a large window overlooking fields and across Findhorn Bay towards Findhorn.
Sitting Room / Bedroom 3 (5.5m x 3.5)
A bright, triple-aspect living room spanning the width of the house with fantastic open views across Findhorn Bay towards Findhorn village and Culbin Forest. It should be perfectly possible to watch the Northern Lights from this room. 5 windows overlook the enclosed garden to the rear. A wood burning stove with a tile surround provides a lovely feature to this room. Curtains and curtain rail. Carpet.
Bedroom 2 (3.2m x 4.3m)
An ample, ensuite, dual-aspect, double bedroom with large windows looking out over the fields. Carpet. Curtains and curtain rails. Electric heaters. Door to ensuite.
Ensuite (2.4m x 2.0m)
With a coloured 2-piece suite comprising WC and basin inset to a wooden bathroom cabinet, with a wall mounted mirror above. Separate shower cabinet with an electric shower. A storage/laundry cupboard provides plenty of additional storage Heated towel rail. Carpet. Curtains and curtain rails
Garden and Grounds
To the front of the house there is a semi-circular locbloc driveway Netherton Cottage providing off road parking for 4 -5 cars, with a step and paved area leading to the front door. Mature beds of shrubs and a large Silver Birch soften the front of the house. A gate leads at the side, opens to the back garden. To the rear there is a large, enclosed garden primarily laid to lawn with a paved patio area immediately adjacent to the house. Mature beech hedging provides privacy. External tap.
Previously 2 cottages which have been combined provides a large workshop/storage building with various rooms inside. Ample room to store a substantial boat. It should be noted that the floor of this building is in a state of disrepair however there could be scope to renovate this building for a variety of uses.
Located just a couple of miles from both Kinloss and Forres, down a quiet, single-track road, Netherton Cottage is ideally situated for anyone looking to live in a peaceful location just a few miles from most amenities, beautiful beaches and woods. Within easy cycling distance of the beautiful village of Findhorn boasting miles of white sand beaches, yachting opportunities, cafes and pubs and also Forres and Kinloss, with local amenities.
Note: A Moray Council letter to the owners, dated 2016, states "The Moray Council is pleased to inform you that the River Findhorn and Pilmuir Flood Prevention Scheme is now fully operational. The scheme has been designed to provide a 1 in 200 year (plus an allowance for climate change) standard of protection to your property, from the River Findhorn. This standard of protection equates to a less than 0.5% chance of your property being flooded from this source in any one year.