The Knoll, 6 St Leonards Road, Forres IV36 1DN
£565,000 Offers Over - Recently Sold, Virtual tour available
- Stunning Victorian House
- Approximately 0.7 acres of private gardens
- Secluded central location
- Prestigious street
- Opposite the Grant Park and Cluny Hill
- 5 bedrooms,3 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, office, utility
Property SummaryA stunning, large, detached house sitting in an elevated position in approximately 0.7 acres of secluded gardens. This beautiful, character home on St. Leonard's Road offers substantial accommodation over 2 floors, with 5 bedrooms, 3 of which are en suite, and 3 reception rooms. The original architectural features, such as original wood doors, wood panelling, picture rails, stained-glass windows, cornicing, archways and large fireplaces, have been maintained to provide accommodation that is both elegant and comfortable. A truly wonderful home for anyone looking for privacy in a grand house, within walking distance of most amenities.
Entering the house through double wooden doors into the front vestibule with a mosaic tile floor and door, half glazed with etched, frosted glass, leading, into the grand entrance hallway.
The L-shaped downstairs hallway is magnificent, with high ceilings and wooden flooring. Double stained-glass window with wood panelling to the front of the house. Access to the office, formal sitting room/bedroom 5, sitting room and den. A wide, sweeping staircase with elaborate wooden balustrades and a large stained-glass window on the turn of the stair, leads from the hall to the upper landing.
Formal sitting room/Bedroom 5 (4.4m x 6.7m)
A beautiful, dual-aspect, room to the front of the house with a wide bay window surrounded by wooden panelling and framed by pillars and an arch, with a further window to the side garden. Refined decorative plasterwork on the ceiling. Feature open fireplace with a blue tile surround and wooden mantelpiece. Press cupboard. Carpet. Curtains and curtain rail.
Office (2.5m x 1.7m)
Unique, hexagonal room with 3 stained-glass windows currently used as an office. A door leads to a private WC, containing a WC and wash hand basin, also with stained-glass windows.
Sitting room (5.2m x 6.2m)
A bright, spacious room with a large, square, bay window, framed by wood panelling. Elaborate decorative plasterwork to the ceiling and a substantial stone fireplace with inset modern wood burning stove provide impressive features to this room. Alcove with shelves and cupboard space to the side of the fireplace. A half-glazed door, with frosting and etching, to the dining room/conservatory. Restored wooden floors.
Dining room/Conservatory (4.2m x 6.2m)
With a slate floor, this considerable conservatory is flooded with light. The gardens wrap around with windows to 2 sides and deep shelving running the length of the walls. Double French doors open to the patio area. Blinds. Door to Den. Open plan to the kitchen.
Kitchen (4.5m x 4.5m)
The kitchen offers a wide range of upper and lower cabinets with a tile splashback. Integrated Bosch dishwasher, gas hob, extractor fan, double oven and microwave. A one-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer tap sits to the side of a window to the garden. The slate floor continues through the kitchen to the utility rooms beyond. Kitchen Island and Dresser available by separate negotiation. Door to rear hallway.
The rear hall provides access to the utility room and a WC. Large, shelved cupboard, handy for boots and shoes. Wall-mounted coat hooks. Substantial wooden door, with large wrought-iron knocker, leads to the outside utility area.
Utility room (3.3m x 2.5m)
An L-shaped utility room with a single sink and mixer tap. Plumbed for washing machine and space for tumble drier. Large cupboards, with floor-to-ceiling, sliding doors, house the hot water tank and the controls for the heating system. Coat hooks.
WC (1.2m x 1.7m)
Conveniently located inside the rear access door with a corner sink and WC. Partially tiled walls. Slate floor. Window.
Den/Snug (3.3m x 7.0m)
A comfortable side room with large windows, with a window seat, towards Grant Park. Floor-to-ceiling fitted shelves. Feature fireplace with a realistic, coal-effect, gas fire with a wooden mantelpiece. Doors to dining room and main hall.
The grand staircase, with elaborate wooden balustrades and a large stained-glass window on the turn of the stairs, opens to a spacious upper landing, providing access to 2 bedrooms, with a hallway leading to a further 2 bedrooms and shower room. Stained-glass window with wood panelling, marvellous cornicing, and wood-framed arches to the rooms continue the character of this home.
Master bedroom (en suite) (4.5m x 4.4m)
Incredibly bright room to the front of the house with light streaming in through the 3, large, windows, framed by wood panelling. An arch leads to the dressing area and the en suite bathroom. The dressing area (1.6m x 2.6m) has 2 walls of floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobes providing substantial hanging and shelf space. Cornicing. Picture rail. Carpet. Curtains and curtain rail.
En suite bathroom (1.5m x 2.5m)
3-piece white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, WC and bath with mains shower above. A large window provides natural light and ventilation. Heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Vinyl flooring.
Bedroom 2 (en suite) (3.6m x 4.9m)
A substantial double bedroom with windows to the side garden. Press cupboard and further deep, wood-lined cupboard. Carpet. Curtains and curtain rail. Door to en suite.
En suite (1.6m x 2.7m)
3-piece white suite comprising WC, Wash hand basin and bath with mains shower above. Large window with window seat towards the garden. Wall-mounted bathroom cabinet with mirrored door. Heated towel rail. Tiled walls. Vinyl flooring.
The side hall from the main, upper landing, provides access to Bedrooms 3 and 4, a shower room, attic access and deep laundry cupboard. The substantial, floored attic is accessed via a wooden ladder behind a wooden door in the hallway.
Bedroom 3 (4.0m x 3.7m)
Large double bedroom with a lovely outlook towards Grant Park. Blinds. Window seat. Carpet. Feature, wrought-iron, fireplace with tile surround and wooden mantelpiece.
Shower room (1.8m x 1.9m)
Containing a 2-piece bathroom suite with WC and wash hand basin. Shower cabinet with mains shower. Tiled walls, Heated towel rail. Linoleum floor.
Bedroom 4 (4.7m x 2.5m)
Tucked away at the end of the hall, this private bedroom, with coombed ceiling, has real character.
En suite (1.8m x 3.0m)
Lovely bathroom with a 3-piece bathroom suite, comprising WC, Pedestal wash hand basin and a bath. With wood panelling and stained-glass secondary glazing with wrought-iron fittings provide a beautiful feature to this room. Partially tiled walls. Vinyl floor.
The property is surrounded by beautiful mature gardens. A sweeping driveway leads from St. Leonard's Road, through large wrought-iron gates to the front entrance. An ample parking area is laid primarily to stone chips with a concreted side area. The gardens have large lawns to 3 sides with mature shrubs and a considerable number of mature trees. To the rear there is paved area for dining.
With a double garage and attached games room, spacious outdoor shed housing the two gas boilers, with electricity and light, a further attached garden shed and wood storage, there is ample storage.
The Knoll sits in a prime location on one of the most prestigious streets in Forres with most amenities within a few minutes’ walk. The Grant Park and Cluny Hill are within metres of the gates. The swimming pool, tennis courts, library, High Street and schools are within close walking distance. Andersons Primary and the Drumduan school are a walk through the park, and Applegrove primary and Forres Academy also a short walk. Gordonstoun is approximately a 20-minute drive and daily bus transport is available for day pupils.
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