St. Oswalds, Orchard Road, Forres, Moray, IV36 1LH

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Property Details

  • Type: House, Semi-Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Driveway, Off Road Parking, On Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Council Tax Band: E

Property Features

  • Superbly modernised character home
  • 4 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms
  • Fully enclosed rear garden with outdoor living spaces
  • Within walking distance of most amenities

Property Summary

St Oswalds is a stunning, well presented and in very good order, 4 bedroom semi-detached, stone-built villa which exudes character through the retention of many original features. Offering generously proportioned accommodation, the house has been extended and modernised.

The property is ideally situated to take advantage of many local amenities and is within a few minutes’ walk of the town centre providing supermarkets, doctors, dentist and railway station.  Close to Forres Academy, the Drumduan school and both Andersons and Applegrove Primary Schools this is an ideal family home.

The property offers ease of access to the A96 to Inverness and Aberdeen. Recreational facilities in the area include tennis courts, swimming pool, sports centre and many walking paths around the town including Grant Park, Cluny Hill and Sanquhar Loch.

Accommodation comprises entrance vestibule, lounge/dining room, snug, kitchen, shower room and 4 bedrooms and benefits from double glazing, gas fired central heating and a multi-fuel burning stove, gas fired central heating and double glazing.  Additionally, there is well-proportioned summer house in the garden that could be utilised as a home office, garden room or teenage pad.  Garden ground to front and rear, off-street parking for up to three cars.  High speed fibre-optic Wi-Fi.

Entrance Vestibule (1.8m x 1.2m)

Accessed through double wooden storm doors with glazed panel over.  Original solid wood floor, glazed door to inner hall.

Inner Hall

The welcoming, wide, inner hall, with original wooden floor, provides access to the lounge/dining room and snug . The stairs with feature wooden balustrades lead to the upper floor with a storage cupboard beneath.

Lounge/Dining Room (4.2m x 9.0m)

A beautiful, generously proportioned room with a large bay window to the front overlooking the garden ground to the front and further window to the back that allows in a high level of natural light.  Many original features including high ceilings, deep skirting boards and cornicing.   Solid wood flooring.  The multi-fuel burning stove on a brick hearth with wooden surround provides a lovely feature (note: the wooden fire surround is not included). A fitted, shelved cupboard provides excellent storage or display with a further mirrored and shelved drinks cabinet with integral lights.

Ample room for a large dining table to seat 6.

Snug (3.4m x 4.0m)

Accessed from the hall, the snug is a cosy room that could be utilised as a snug, dining room, tv room or family room.  With wooden V-lining to dado height on walls and a window to the side overlooking the garden. Original solid wood flooring. Door to kitchen.

Kitchen (3.4m x 2.7m)

Bright, spacious kitchen with generous wooden base and wall units with wood effect work surfaces that provides ample storage.  Integral Bosch electric oven and 5 burner gas-hob with glazed extractor hood over.  Circular stainless-steel sink with flexible mixer tap and adjoining circular stainless-steel draining board.  Free standing fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine that can be included by separate negotiation.  Tiles to floor.  Recessed downlighters to ceiling. Glazed door to garden ground.

Upper Floor

The original staircase with wooden balustrates leads to a half landing providing access to Bedroom 4 and the shower room, with the stairs continuing to the upper landing providing access to a further 3 bedrooms. A skylight to ceiling brings in a lot of natural light creating a bright, airy hall.

Bedroom 1 (4.4m x 3.7m)

An exceptionally spacious room with window to the front overlooking the garden ground and benefitting from hand crafted, wooden shutters.  The room benefits from high ceilings, deep skirtings and a focal point original cast iron and tile fireplace in an attractive timber surround. Shallow fitted cupboard with shelving. Carpet.

Bedroom 2 (3.4m x 3.8m)

A further well-proportioned room with a window overlooking the garden ground to the rear, original cast iron fireplace with timber mantlepiece.  Shallow fitted cupboard with shelving.  Carpet

Bedroom 3 (3.3m x 2.3m)

To the front of the house, Bedroom 3 is a small double or single room with window to the overlooking the garden. A hatch, with Ramsay ladder, provides access to the floored loft.  Carpet.

Bedroom 4 (3.4m x 2.0m)

Single room that could be utilised as a bedroom, playroom, office or reading room.  Skylight to roof brings in good natural light.  Carpet.

Shower room (2.4m x 1.8m)

With an opaque window to the side, this is a bright, modern, shower room. A three-piece suite comprising mains shower with glazed shower screen, WC and wash hand basin in vanity unit. Tiled walls and floor with underfloor heating.  Heated towel rail.


Paved parking to the side of the house provides off-street parking for up to 3 cars or a motorhome or caravan. Wi-Fi security cameras cover this area.

Garden Room (4.5m x 3.0m)

In the rear garden a fantastic, hardwood timber cabin/garden room, with external wrap around decking, and wide, sliding patio doors,provides a superb man cave, home office or additional accommodation. Mains electricity, gas fired central heating and high-speed fibre-optic Wi-Fi. Laminate flooring.


To the front the walled garden is laid to lawn with planted borders.  The fully-enclosed garden to the rear has several areas for outdoor living. Immediately to the rear of the house there is a concrete patio area, with modern, covered outdoor kitchen area (the pizza oven and egg grill are not included in sale but are negotiable. With integral lights, this area is ideal for alfresco dining and entertaining.  The remainder of the garden is predominantly laid to lawn with a path leading to the garden room decking area. Fully enclosed, with mature shrubs and trees, the garden has been designed for ease of maintenance and is quiet and private.

Included in Sale

All fitted floor coverings, window coverings, Hilary blinds in the lounge (to front & rear), oven and hob, extractor hood. House alarm system, Wi-Fi security camera to front.