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Rainbow Lodge, 411 The Park, Findhorn IV36 3YP

£440,000 Offers Over - Sold
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Property Details

  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Reception Rooms: 5
  • Parking: On Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Council Tax Band: F

Property Features

  • Unique opportunity to live in an eco-village as part of a community of like-minded individuals
  • Significant income potential
  • Well maintained, substantial home

Property Summary


Looking for someone with the right energy to contribute to the community.

A unique opportunity, for the right person, to acquire a large lodge offering superb flexibility for a multi-generational family, a residence with income potential, a multi-occupancy home with owner/manager accommodation, a B&B or individual therapy/healing rooms, or combination of any of the above.

With two self-contained studio apartments, laundry, drying room, WC and therapy room on the ground floor, four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and a large living/dining room on the first floor and a beautiful, bright owner/managers apartment on the upper floor, this well-appointed Lodge is truly lovely. Pine doors and soft tones complement this well-maintained Lodge’s large, low-e windows and passive solar elements, which fill the interior with natural light and warmth.


Enter through a half-glazed wooden door from the patio and garden area into a vestibule and to the hallway. The vestibule has laminate flooring extending through a separate doorway into the laundry, storage area, and WC. The carpeted hall provides access to all ground floor accommodation, and stairs to the upper floors.  The stairs are carpeted, with pine banister and balustrades. All space under the stairway is efficiently used for closet storage, with attractive pine doors.

Ground Floor

Two studio apartments each with private entrance providing fantastic short or long-term rental income potential, therapy room, laundry, drying room and WC.

Apartment One

A bright, south-facing bed/sitting room with a separate bathroom and lovely, bright sunporch/study area.

The main bed/sitting area has a “Dutch” kitchen cleverly concealed behind doors opening to provide food storage and pantry space with a sink, countertop and space for an undercounter fridge/freezer. Carpet. Large, south-facing low-e window.

Sunporch, with low-e windows to three walls, tile floor and patio doors to an outdoor porch space with ample room for sitting out and provides a private entrance. Blinds.

Bathroom with a coloured three-piece suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin and corner bath with mains shower above. Wet wall to the shower area and laminate flooring. The basin has a splashback and mirror above. Built-in cupboard and shelves. Opaque window with blinds.

Apartment Two

Configured differently from Apartment One, this studio has a compact dining kitchen area, open plan to the sunporch with patio doors to a private balcony, leading to the garden. Separate bedroom with an en suite shower room.

The kitchen offers lower and upper cabinets, a single sink with mixer taps and an under counter fridge/freezer. Laminate flooring.

Sunporch, with low-e windows to three walls, tile floor and patio doors to an outdoor porch space with ample room for sitting out and provides a private entrance. Blinds.

The bedroom has a large south-facing low-e window with the en suite shower room offering a two-piece white suite (WC and wash hand basin) and a mains shower. The shower room has a built-in laundry cupboard and the shower area is tiled. Laminate floor. Opaque window with blinds.

Access to the apartments is either through their private front porches or via the main internal hallway. Currently rented, the tenants may be willing to consider remaining depending on a future purchaser’s plans.

Therapy room

A spacious, L-shaped room with three opaque windows to the north. A ceiling rail with curtain divides the room to provide privacy. Large wall-mounted mirror. Pedestal wash hand basin. Built-in-wardrobe with shelves with curtain in front. Blinds. Carpet.  Extensive electrical outlets installed and plumbing hook-ups already hidden in the walls for flexibility to create another kitchen if desired.   Currently rented out on an ad hoc basis, this room provides a further source of income.


Through another door beyond the entrance-vestibule to the property is a communal laundry facility with two washing machines, a sink and a drying pulley. High ceilings. A large Velux provides natural light and ventilation. A further drying room provides storage and linen shelves currently used for the B&B linen. A separate WC is accessed through the laundry with a wall-mounted basin. This room also houses the LPG Worcester boiler.

Room sizes

Apartment One:

Bedroom/sitting room 5.3m x 3.7m

Sunporch 2.2m x 2.8m

Bathroom 2.0m x 2.8m

Apartment Two:

Combined Kitchen/dining/sun porch 6.0 x 2.1m

Bedroom 3.0m x 3.8m

Shower room 1.4m x 2.6m

Therapy room 5.3m x 3.8m


Laundry 2.9m x 1.8m

Drying room 2.9m x 1.7m


First Floor

Currently used for Bed and Breakfast with four bedrooms, two shower rooms, a communal kitchen and large, bright sitting/dining room with oversize low-e windows spanning the entire south facing wall, flanked by outdoor sundecks on each side.

To each side of the first floor there are two bedrooms and a shower room.  All the bedrooms are bright and carpeted, two with built-in wardrobes with curtained doors. The shower rooms have two-piece white suites (WC and pedestal wash and basin) with a separate, tiled shower cabinet with a mains shower. The basins have a wall mounted mirror and shaving point above. Laminate floor. Extractor fan.

The kitchen has a wide range of white, upper and lower cabinets and shelves. Freestanding cooker and undercounter fridge/freezer. A one-and-a half bowl sink with mixer tap sits beneath the large window overlooking the entrance patio and garden. White tile splashback. Laminate floor.

The living area is truly lovely. Oozing character, with high ceilings and large exposed beams, this is an impressive room with light streaming in from the wall-to-wall, south-facing windows.

Double patio doors open at either side of the dining area to covered porches providing lovely south-facing outdoor seating. The dining area can accommodate a table to seat 10. Carpeted throughout with parquet flooring immediately inside the patio doors.

Room sizes

Front bedrooms (2) 3.8m x 3.0m

Rear bedrooms (2) 3.0m x 2.0m

Kitchen 2.2m x 2.9m

Sitting/dining room 6.9m x 4.7m


Second Floor

What strikes you as you enter this top floor apartment is the incredible light which streams in through the many south-facing windows and the six large Veluxes.  Painted white with cathedral ceilings, the open plan, T-shaped accommodation offers an ample kitchen/dining area, a bedroom area, living area and a separate bathroom. There is an enormous amount of storage under the eaves accessed through doors from the dining area, bedroom area and bathroom.

The kitchen area offers a wide range of lower cabinets. Double corner sink with mixer tap. Large Velux window to the front of the house. Under counter fridge and freezer. Tile splashback. Laminate floor.

The bedroom area has a large, south-facing Velux window providing incredible light. Gable-end built-in wardrobe and further storage under the eaves.

The bathroom has a three-piece white suite with WC (with hidden cistern), pedestal basin and a bath with an electric shower above. Tiled floor and splashback. Heated towel rail. Velux window. Mirror. Access to incredible storage that runs under the eaves. One of the cupboards houses two hot water tanks.

The sitting area is the most fantastic spot (the “pinnacle”), with floor-to-ceiling angular windows facing south across the rooftops of the properties opposite, over to the hills in the distance, and two Velux windows immediately overhead. As the property is elevated the views are uninterrupted. Carpeted.

Room sizes

Length 10.2m and 8.5m with a width of 4.2m (irregular shape)

Bathroom 2.3m x 3.0m


Garden and Grounds

Rainbow Lodge is situated in the centre of the Field of Dreams with beautiful houses to either side and the Park amenities all within a few minutes’ walk. To one side there is a substantial shed/bike store and a lovely patio area for sitting out, and there are raised beds for veg amongst the garden space. A path, laid to stone chips, runs around the outside of the Lodge.

Rainbow Lodge, 411 The Field of Dreams, is part of the Eco Village project linked to the Findhorn Foundation aiming to produce a low overall carbon footprint. A small wind farm provides a portion of the electricity needs for the community. The programmes of the Foundation have been suspended for now but generally include, among many other things, daily meditation offerings at each of the four sanctuaries, three of which are within a 3-minute walk.   The sky is big, the air is clean and the weather unusually sunny for the North of Scotland. The beach and ocean are a 20-minute walk through the woods and the dunes, or a short bike ride along the road through Findhorn Village.  Transport links by air and rail are close by. Car share schemes are available locally, and the flat terrain is ideal for cycling. Two organic veg box schemes are in operation and “The Phoenix” local shop stocks a wide range of organic produce. There is a café and some small restaurants on site as well as the more widely known Universal Hall and Moray Art Centre that are hoping to resume live events and exhibitions soon.

Extras: Curtains, light fittings, integrated appliances, cookers, washing machines, an industrial bedsheet-pressing machine, B & B linens and supplies

Services: Mains water, electricity, telephone and drainage

Heating: LPG

 Viewing: Viewing is through R & R Urquhart’s Property Department on (01309) 676600

Date of Entry: Early Entry Available

The Highland capital city of Inverness is approximately 25 miles west of Forres and provides extensive retail, leisure and entertainment facilities in addition to road and rail links south. Dalcross airport is approximately 6 miles east of Inverness on the A96.