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Saorsa, Kintessack, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TG

£410,000 Offers Over - Sold
Closing Date: Friday, 6th October 2023 @ 12 noon
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Property Details

  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Parking: Double Garage, Driveway, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Council Tax Band: F

Property Features

  • Secluded semi-rural location
  • Immaculate, move-in condition
  • Spacious rooms throughout
  • Large wrap around gardens
  • Backs onto Culbin Forest
  • Minutes from woodland walks

Property Summary

Situated in the lovely hamlet of Kintessack, surrounded by woodland, Saorsa is a superb 5-bedroom, modern, detached home with integral double garage, sitting in beautiful private grounds. Within minutes of the 9000 acres of Culbin Forest, reaching out to the white beaches of Moray Firth, Saorsa could be a wonderful home for a variety of families, especially those who enjoy the outdoors.  Within a few miles of all the amenities of Forres, Kintessack is zoned for Dyke Primary School, a lovely traditional village school with only 92 children.  Outdoor opportunities abound, with access of walking, cycling and horse riding and within easy reach of the amazing beaches of Findhorn, offering a wide variety of water sports, including sailing and paddle-boarding. The garden of Saorsa is visited by a large variety of birds and wildlife.  Truly the most perfect home.

Accommodation comprises 5 bedrooms, living room/dining room, dining/kitchen, utility room, WC, family bathroom, ensuite and integral double garage.  All curtains, curtain poles, window blinds and light fittings are included, and some items of furniture are available for negotiation.


Entering through a wooden front door with stained-glass panel into a convenient vestibule with a further door leading to the spacious hallway providing access to all ground floor accommodation. The vestibule is tiled for ease of cleaning.  With oak flooring through the hall, living/dining/WC and one of the downstairs bedrooms, from the minute you enter this house the quality throughout is evident. There is a built-in storage cupboard in the ground floor hallway.

Living/dining room (5.4m x 9.2m)

A superb, dual aspect, room with a semi-circular bay window with 6 individual windows looking out to the garden.  This lovely, bright living/dining space has a real-flame fireplace inset to a dark grey stone-effect fireplace with wooden mantlepiece, providing an attractive feature to the room.  Wooden door with glass panels towards the hallway, with a further door towards the impressive dining kitchen. Curtains, curtain pole. Oak flooring.

Dining/kitchen (5.0m x 5.4m)

An incredible dual aspect dining kitchen with light streaming in through the 2 sets of windows and the sliding patio doors leading to the outdoor, paved seating area.  With a wide range of lower wooden cabinets with a granite work surface, inset one-and-a-half Rangemaster Belfast sink. The large, stone, floor tiles add to the cottage charm of this spacious dining kitchen, which truly is a wonderful space for everyday living.  Included in the sale is a 5-burner Stoves range cooker with extractor fan above.  Integrated dishwasher.  The kitchen island, large kitchen cupboard and fridge freezer are superb additional features.


Utility Room (1.7m x 4.2m)

Accessed via the kitchen and providing a door towards the rear garden, this fantastic utility room, with a wide range of lower and upper cabinets, provides great storage space. A single sink is inset to the countertop with space for an under-counter tumble dryer, plumbing for a washing machine and the Grant oil boiler. The tiled backsplash runs above the sink and underneath the window, which looks out to the side garden. A door leads to a further, deep, laundry cupboard housing the Megaflow water tank and providing further storage. Tiled floor.

Bedroom 1 (2.9m x 3.8m)

To the front of the house with a large window overlooking the manicured gardens, this ample double bedroom has a double built-in wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors, offering shelving and hanging space. Carpet, curtains, pelmet, and curtain rail.

WC (3.0m x 1.5m)

A character cottage WC containing a 2-piece white suite, comprising pedestal wash basin with circular wall-mounted mirror above and WC.  The quality oak flooring and walls wood panelled to half height painted blue/green, give this convenient WC a bright and airy feel.  An opaque window opens to the side garden, providing natural light and ventilation. Oak floor.

Bedroom 2 (2.7m x 2.9m)

To the side of the house, this double bedroom has a large window looking to the garden and is currently used as office space.  Roller blind. Oak floor.

From the hallway, L-shaped, open, oak, stairs with painted balustrades with a wooden handrail leads to the upper floor. The upper hallway has oak flooring. Access into the roof space is via ceiling hatches located in the upper landing and in the dressing room.

Bedroom 3 (5.1m x 4.3m)

An incredible, bedroom with lovely views across adjacent gardens and towards Culbin Forest beyond. 2 sets of double, built-in, wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors provide substantial amount of hanging and shelf space. The slanted ceilings give this room a wonderful cosy feel. Curtains, curtain pole and roller blind. Carpet.

Family bathroom (2.0m x 3.0m)

The family bathroom contains a white 3-piece suite comprising WC, wall mounted basin and large bath with central taps and hand shower. Tiled walls and floor and underfloor heating.  A separate corner enclosure houses a mains shower. Ladder heated towel rail. Wall mounted mirror. Velux window in the ceiling.

Bedroom 4 (4.8m x 4.3m)

A further substantial bedroom with views over the garden to the front of the house. 2 sets of double built-in wardrobes with sliding mirrored doors provide substantial storage space. Curtains, curtain pole and further net curtains. Carpet.

Bedroom 5/Principal bedroom suite (6.2m x 5.5m)

This principal bedroom suite offers over 30m2 of wonderfully relaxing and well-designed space, with a superb ensuite bathroom and dressing room. The bedroom, to the front of the house has 3 large windows overlooking the garden towards the woods.  Wooden shutter blinds and the splendid ceiling fan provide lovely features, in addition to the angled ceilings. Carpet.

Ensuite (3.7m x 2.4m)

The stunning ensuite contains a 3-piece, white, suite comprising WC with hidden cistern inset into a cupboard/shelf unit, a large wall-mounted rectangular basin and jacuzzi bath with centre mixer tap.  A spacious shower unit with seat and mains shower completes the picture.  Heated towel rail. Finished in half-tiled walls and wood-effect tiled flooring, this wonderfully bright bathroom also has luxurious underfloor heating.  Curtain pole, blinds, wall mounted mirror.

Dressing Room (3.7m x 2.4m)

A great additional space, keeping the need for free-standing furniture in the bedroom to a minimum. This ample dressing room has wall-to-wall built-in wardrobes, 2 with sliding mirror doors, offering a huge amount of hanging and shelf space. A large opaque window to the side of the house provides natural light. Light wood effect laminate flooring.

Gardens and outside

Sitting in wrap-around gardens, the grounds of Saorsa are a perfect size; big enough to provide privacy and wonderful outside space for entertaining or gardening, yet a manageable size for easy maintenance.  With double wooden farm gates leading onto the stone chip driveway and a paved path leading to the covered front porch, the grounds of Saorsa are laid primarily to lawn with mature hedging and trees around the boundary.

Garage (5.5m x 7.0m)

The integral double garage accessed from the hallway is a superb workshop/garage/storage space. With a concrete floor, double electric roller doors and a fitted work bench, this incredible garage has power shelves and light.

Kintessack is an extremely desirable hamlet located just 4 miles from Forres. It is in the catchment area for Dyke Primary, a highly desirable, small primary school, with only 92 children. School transport is provided from a brightly painted bus stop just a couple of minutes’ walk from the house. Kintessack sits on the edge of Culbin Forest, a 9,000-acre forest that edges onto wide, white sand beaches at the Moray Firth. Culbin provides the most fabulous walking, cycling, and riding opportunities. It is on the Sustrans 1 national cycling network route.

Forres is a thriving small town in the northeast of Scotland. With an active high street offering butchers, bakers, cafes, gift shops, hairdressers, a tailor, post office and grocery shops, it continues to offer a wide selection of services. The town boasts large parks and woodland walks, having been placed, or won, the relevant section of Britain in Bloom on multiple occasions. Primary and secondary schooling is available in the town, with the Drumduan Steiner school offering alternative education and Gordonstoun private school a mere 11 miles away with transport available daily.

Healthcare is available in Forres with hospitals in Elgin (12 miles) and Inverness (26) miles. Transport links are excellent with a regular bus running between Aberdeen and Inverness, a train station also on the main line between Aberdeen and Inverness and airports in both Inverness and Aberdeen providing daily flights to domestic and international destinations.

Outdoor opportunities are incredible with the beautiful white sand beaches of Findhorn less than 5 miles away, offering sailing, paddleboarding and wild swimming, skiing is available in both The Lecht and Cairngorms, both less than an hour away, and endless opportunities for walking, biking, horse riding and hiking in the vast forests of Culbin and Newtyle.

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


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