Rosebank, St Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DN
£360,000 Offers Over - New Instruction, Virtual tour available
- Superb stone character home
- 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, home office
- Dining kitchen and utility room
- Adjacent to Cluny Hill and Grant Park
- Highly desirable location
- Enormous attic space ripe for development
Property SummaryRosebank, an impressive Grade B listed building, is situated on one of the town’s most desirable areas being just a few minutes’ walk from Forres town centre as well as being adjacent to Grant Park and Cluny Hill. This handsome 5-bedroom detached property is full of character with many traditional features and finishes. It enjoys two delightful sitting rooms to the front as well as a dining kitchen with adjacent utility room. There is a study leading to a balcony to the front and a large lined attic reached via a ‘hidden’ stair.
This charming period property has had many recent upgrades and is sure to appeal to the discerning buyer and consequently viewing is highly recommended.
Access from the covered veranda to the front door giving direct access to the Hall
The decorative tiled floor and sweeping stair provide a grand entrance with pitch pine doors on either side opening to the reception rooms.
Lounge (6.3m x 4.4m)
Beautifully proportioned room with grand bay window to the front with wooden panelling to either side. An open fireplace sits in a feature veined marble mantlepiece with arched display alcoves to either side. Wooden flooring and deep skirtings.
Sitting Room (6.5m x 4.4m)
Impressive second reception room with bay window to the front with wooden panelling to either side. A multi fuel stove has been recently installed and sits on a Caithness slate hearth with wooden shelved presses to either side, one containing the electricity and smart meters. Ceiling rose and picture rail. Large arched recess. Wooden flooring and deep skirtings. Planning is in place to knock through from the sitting room to the kitchen to make the front room a large open plan sitting/dining/kitchen.
Accessed from the main hall. Doors to the dining kitchen, shower room and home office. Wood flooring.
Home office/Downstairs bedroom (2.7m x 2.4m)
With wooden flooring, high ceilings and a window to the side of the house, this would make a convenient home office or downstairs bedroom close to the shower room.
Irregular shaped room with a white WC and pedestal WHB with storage cupboards beneath, in the front section of the room with a wet wall lined accessible shower fitted to the rear. A deep storage cupboard with sliding doors houses the recently installed central heating boiler and hot water cylinder. Coat hooks. Wall mounted mirror. Wood flooring. Window.
Kitchen (4.1m x 4.0m)
Recently installed, bright dining kitchen with light streaming in from the windows to the rear garden. With wood flooring and wooden countertops this modern kitchen has ample wall and base units. Integrated dishwasher and large range-style cooker with wide extractor fan above. Space for a fridge Door to the utility room. Planning in place to install French doors towards the garden.
Utility room (2.2m x 4.5m)
With units matching the kitchen, this spacious utility room has extensive laundry cupboards running the length of the room and is plumbed for washing machine and dishwasher with a further space for a tumble drier. A pulley for drying clothes is suspended above the wooden countertop with a double sink with mixer tap. Natural light and ventilation from the roof window and adjacent rear vestibule. Wood flooring.
Rear vestibule (1.0m x 2.7m)
Convenient space for shedding outdoor clothes and boots. Windows and UPVC door to rear garden. Wood flooring
The sweeping staircase with a curved handrail and carved balustrades opens to the half landing where there is a window and access to the bathroom. The main landing is light and spacious with a window overlooking the rear garden. The landings and staircase are carpeted.
Bathroom (3.2m x 2.4m)
Modern, three-piece, white suite with pedestal basin, WC and bath, with an over-bath shower. Side facing window with blind. Vertical heated towel rail. Tile flooring with underfloor heating. Wood panelling to dado height.
Bedroom 1 (4.8m x 4.4m)
To the front of the house this spacious bedroom has double windows to the front. A feature open fireplace sits in a blue tile surround and hearth with a wooden mantelpiece. Fitted press cupboard. Refurbished original wood-plank flooring. Cornicing. Curtain and curtain pole
Bedroom 2/Office (3.0m x 2.3m)
Delightful room with a half-glazed door opening to the balcony. The balcony stretches the full width of the property. Wooden floor. Blind.
Bedroom 3 (4.5m x 4.8m)
Impressive, bright bedroom with double windows to the front. Refurbished original wood-plank flooring. Fitted cupboard. Carpet.
Bedroom 4 (4m x 4m)
To the rear of the house with a window overlooking the back garden to Grant Park and Cluny Hill. Feature cast iron fireplace with painted wooden mantle. Refurbished wood-plank flooring. Press cupboard. Blind.
Bedroom 5 (2.5m x 2.5m)
Single bedroom with UPVC window to the side. Under stair cupboard. Carpet
From the main landing a door opens to the steep wooden staircase leading to the large L-shaped attic (11.3m x 3.2m + 10.2m x 2.9m) spanning the entire footprint of the house. The attic has been plasterboard lined and insulated, has three skylights and a wooden floor. This area offers tremendous potential to anyone wishing to extend the accommodation or use for massive storage or as a child’s play area. There is planning permission in place to install large skylight windows towards the Grant Park.
Garden and Grounds
Rosebank is set in beautiful mature gardens. The front garden is split level with steps leading from the gravel driveway and parking area to the front to a lawn area in front of the house. Mature trees and shrubs including an incredible apple tree. A paved path leads to the front door. There is a shed to one side of the property. A path on the other side leads to the terraced back garden with a sunny and sheltered patio area. Planning is in place to enable the rear wall to be opened and a gate to be installed going into the Grant Park. Planning is also in place for a garage to the front of the garden facing St.Leonards Road.
Extras: Curtains, light fittings, integrated appliances, cooker, washing machine
Services: Mains water, electricity, gas, telephone and drainage
Viewing: Viewing is through R & R Urquhart’s Property Department on (01309) 676600
Date of Entry: Early Entry Available
Rosebank lies in the heart of Forres and is within a few minutes of most amenities, including the library, community centre, shops and cafes, swimming pool and primary and secondary schools. Drumduan Steiner school and Anderson’s primary are a short walk across the park. Applegrove primary and Forres Academy are also close by.
The town of Forres provides a good range of amenities to include primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, doctor’s surgery and a variety of national and local retail outlets.
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.