Sands, Findhorn, Forres, Moray, IV36 3YY

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Property Details

  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Driveway, Single Garage
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC Rating: F
  • Council Tax Band: F

Property Features

  • Stunning seafront location
  • Superb views over Findhorn Bay
  • Private enclosed gardens
  • Detached 3 bed home with incredible sea views
  • Boathouse and jetty
  • Colourful gardens and private patio

Property Summary

With unparalleled, 180-degree views of Findhorn Bay, Culbin and the Moray Firth, Sands sits in an enviable position just metres from the sea.  Wall-to-wall windows provide views of white sands and glistening blue water. A crisp white house, with large windows, colourful gardens, a paved patio, boathouse and jetty, gives the sense of being on holiday in the Mediterranean. Watch stunning sunrises while sipping your coffee from the balcony of the raised dining room, or incredible sunsets with a cool drink on the patio. At any time of year, with sunshine or storms, the views are incredible with an abundance of birds and wildlife on your doorstep.

The accommodation, on two levels, comprises 3 double bedrooms (one ensuite), family bathroom, large sitting/dining room, sunroom and dining kitchen. The boathouse, complete with the original winch, provides an incredible opportunity to repurpose as a workshop, artist’s studio or additional living space.

Located near the start of the village of Findhorn, well before the busy “Y” where the road splits, Sands enjoys a tranquil location on the bay side of the road. Steps lead down from the paved parking to the front door.

ACCOMMODATION

Entering through the external door into a convenient vestibule with a further, brightly painted door leading into the hallway.

Hallway

The hallway is the centre of the house with light streaming in through a ceiling window. Ample storage, with three built-in cupboards with one containing the water tank, the second with shelves and the third, with sliding doors, shelving and coat hooks. Steps lead up to the raised kitchen and dining room, and down to the boathouse.

Sitting Room (9.3m x 4.1m)

Words cannot describe the incredible ambience and tranquillity of this room. A substantial room with incredible, bay-facing, floor-to-ceiling windows with open views across the garden and bay. When the tide is in, a vast openness of glistening water stretches from the house to Culbin Forest. When the tide is out, you feel as though could walk for miles across the white sands.

A wall-mounted, electric, modern fireplace with pebbles provides a cosy feature for those winter evenings. Curtains, curtain rail, wooden blinds and carpet.

Sunroom (2.9m x 3.9m)

With glorious views, this spacious sunroom is a room for all seasons. Double glazed windows to three walls provide fantastic views of Findhorn Bay, Culbin Forest and across the Moray Firth to Cromarty beyond. A door leads to the garden. Hours could be spent here just sitting watching the beauty of nature unfold.

Bedroom 1 (3.4m x 3.5m)

An ample double bedroom with triple built-in wardrobes providing hanging and shelf space with an additional cupboard above. A large window looks to the colourful garden to the side of the house. Carpet, curtains and curtain rail.

Family Bathroom (2.0m x 2.5m)

A bright bathroom containing a 4-piece white suite, comprising bath with electric shower above, bidet, WC and wall-mounted basin inset to bathroom cabinets.  The bathroom has accent back splash tiles, vinyl flooring and a large wall-mounted heated towel rail.  An opaque window allows for natural light and ventilation.

Bedroom 2 (3.1m x 4.4m) ensuite

An ample double bedroom with magnificent views across the garden and bay to the Moray Firth.  Two double built-in wardrobes and a separate single built-in wardrobe provide substantial hanging and storage space. A deep alcove with fitted drawers and shelf provides a handy dressing area. Carpet, curtains and curtain rail.

Ensuite (1.9m x 1.8m)

This well-designed space is fitted with a 2-piece suite comprising WC and basin inset to a bathroom countertop, with cupboards and shelves beneath. Wall-mounted mirror. Corner shower with electric shower.  Vinyl flooring.

Bedroom 3 (3.4m x 3.1m)

With lovely views overlooking the bay, this ample double bedroom, currently used as an office, has a basin inset to a bedroom cabinet. Carpet, curtains and vertical wooden blinds.

Kitchen (4.2m x 3.5m)

This bright and modern kitchen is both functional and attractive. It features upper and lower kitchen units to three walls, a tiled back splash and integrated double oven, fridge freezer and gas hob. There is also space for a plumbed-in washing machine. Upper display cabinets, ideal for displaying your finest glassware or tableware, sit above a breakfast bar. The triple aspect windows allow light to stream in. Tiled floor.

Dining Room (3.3m x 4.2m)

As with the sitting room, the dining room has the most superb views over the bay. A dual-aspect room with sliding patio doors leading out to a balcony, the dining room is filled with light. Solar blinds provide shading without restricting the views. Carpet, curtains and curtain rail.

Boathouse (4.5m x 8.0m)

The boathouse is accessed down stairs from the hall. Currently a substantial workshop/storage room/laundry with wide glass doors leading to the patio area, this room could be an incredible studio, home office or further bedroom. The original boat winch remains and although part of the slipway, closest to the house, has been removed, it may be possible to reinstate the jetty and use the boathouse for the function it was designed.

Garden and Outbuildings

The gardens of Sands are wonderfully private. To the side of the house there is a beautiful, tiered area of garden with lawn, mature shrubs and flowers. 180-degree views of Findhorn Bay. To the front of the house, you feel as though you are at a Mediterranean holiday home, with a wide tiled patio area for sitting out and only a low whitewashed wall separating you from the beach. To the rear of the house there is a wide, locblock parking area suitable for 2 – 4 cars and a single garage. Steps lead down from a wooden gate to the secluded front door.

Two wooden garden sheds provide handy storage for your garden tools.

Findhorn is possibly the most desirable village on the Moray Coast. With approximately 7 miles of  incredible white sand beaches, beautiful views towards the north of Scotland and a lovely, character village, it is a wonderful place for a long term residence or holiday. With cafes, pubs and shops in the village and a wonderful theatre just a few minutes away, Findhorn village has an incredible buzz. The eco-village at The Park, Findhorn, has a lovely vegan café restaurant, artisan pizza takeaway, large convenience store with organic food, household goods and gifts, the Moray Arts Centre and The Universal Hall, a beautiful theatre with an auditorium for 400.

Forres, approximately 5 miles, offers a wide range of supermarkets including Tesco, Co-op and LIDL. There are primary schools in Kinloss and Forres with Forres Academy and the Drumduan School providing secondary education. Gordonstoun private school is approximately 9 miles away. A modern health centre in Forres has 2 GP practices with Dr. Grays hospital in Elgin providing a wider range of health services.

Findhorn is located just 5 miles northeast of Forres with easy access to the A96, the main road between Inverness and Aberdeen. Good transport links are available in Forres with a regular train and bus services to Inverness and Aberdeen and train links to further south available from Inverness, just 26 miles from Forres. Findhorn is well located for access to both Inverness International Airport, at Dalcross, approximately 20 miles, offering daily flights to London and services multiple other domestic and international locations, and Aberdeen International Airport at Dyce, approximately 70 miles.

 

Please note that all measurements and distances are approximate and provided for guidance only.