Plots at Phorp, Dunphail IV36 2QR

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Property Details

  • Type: Plot
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Parking: Driveway, Garage, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Plot/Building Site

Property Features

  • Fully serviced large plots
  • Incredible views
  • Superb rural location
  • Access to most amenities
  • Unparalleled outdoor access

Property Summary

R&R Urquhart is proud to offer this incredible opportunity to purchase a plot of land with truly outstanding views across forest and farmland to the Moray Firth and mountains beyond. With full planning permission and services in situ, three substantial, adjacent plots are available for sale individually or as a whole. As a whole the plot is being offered at offers over £250,000. A unique opportunity to secure a highly desirable plot, or plots, of land with incredible access to the outdoors while within easy access to all amenities and schooling.

Approximately 1.5 acres in total, the combined area is sheltered by trees to the East with open views to the west. A substantial stone steading, with a wide centre aisle and bays to either side, offers an incredible opportunity to renovate to a truly stunning residence, combined residence and stabling, or stabling. Or, demolish the steading and use the reclaimed stone and slate to construct an impressive eco-house. A further large stone and steel building, in good condition, could be used for equipment storage, stabling or conversion.

Plot 1: 0.19ha (0.47 acres)  - offers over £85,000

Plot 2: 0.194 ha (0.48 acres) - offers over £85,000

Plot 3: 0.18 ha (0.44 acres) - offers over £85,000

All plots benefit from full planning permission (18/00936/APP) for the erection of an architecturally designed contemporary 4 bedroom 1 ½ storey dwelling house with a detached garage. The planning permission is in the process of being extended.

The plots sit in a level and well-situated position with open views to the south and west at approximately 205 m above sea level. The houses have been designed by the award-winning Annie Kenyon Architects and offers generous living space over two levels (230 m2) including open plan living/kitchen/dining, separate snug, 4 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) and 2 further bath/shower rooms.

Sitting approximately 6.5 miles south of the picturesque town of Forres, the property offers all the benefits of rural living, while being convenient for all amenities such as schooling, healthcare, and retail. Equally the property is only 13 miles from the village of Findhorn, with 7 miles of white beaches and offering superb sailing opportunities, and 19 miles from Grantown-on-Spey, in the Cairngorm National Park where outstanding skiing, hill walking and cycling can be accessed. Primary and secondary schooling is available in Forres offering both local schools and the Drumduan Steiner School with Gordonstoun being only 23 miles away with transport available daily, from Forres. It is also within commuting distance of Elgin which is 20 miles away. The site is well located for service personnel stationed at either RAF Lossiemouth or Kinloss Army barracks.

Newtyle Forest, spanning 1,700 acres of Forestry Commission land, is immediately adjacent to the property offering wonderful outdoor access for cycling, walking and birdwatching. Stretching from Altyre to Rafford, the Dava Way, an unused 26-mile railway line, restored as a track providing walking, cycling and riding opportunities, from Forres to Grantown, runs through the forest.

The Moray Firth is known for its temperate climate with a lower mean rainfall than the south of England and, without excessive heat or cold, a moderate temperature throughout the year. The Moray area is also well known for its fertile soils enabling high yields of crops and potentially providing an exciting opportunity for a purchaser who was looking towards becoming more self-sufficient.

For the equestrian, the opportunities are unrivalled. Direct access into Newtyle Forest provides 1,700 acres of hacking on established forest tracks with smaller tracks providing more challenging paths. Loch Romach, a large reservoir serving Forres, is beautiful and can be ridden around.  The area is known to be “horse heaven” with unparalleled riding on the beaches, easy access to multiple forests, and several equestrian centres within close reach providing dressage, show jumping or training opportunities. Multiple endurance events are held throughout the year.

The property is of an area ample to provide for the construction of stabling and an area for an arena. Good quality hay is available locally and multiple equine vets serve the area. Additional grazing may be available by separate negotiation.


The land is located by turning off the A940 Grantown road 3 miles south of Forres (sign posted Half Davoch) and continuing for approximately 2.5 miles along a minor B road. At Craigroy, take a left turn and continue for 1 mile up to Phorp. The site is on the left hand side by Phorp Farmhouse.