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The Knoll, 6 St Leonards Road, Forres, Moray, IV36 1DN

£600,000 Offers Over - Sold
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Property Details

  • Type: Detached House, House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Reception Rooms: 3
  • Parking: Double Garage, Driveway, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens, South Facing Garden
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC Rating: E
  • Council Tax Band: G

Property Features

  • Stunning Victorian House
  • Approximately 0.7 acres of private gardens
  • Secluded central location
  • Prestigious address
  • Opposite the Grant Park and Cluny Hill
  • 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, office, utility
  • Walking distance to all amenities, schools, shops, parks and leisure facilities

Property Summary

A 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. Outside, the large gardens wrap around the house offering multiple areas for seating, gardening and enjoying the wonderful views. A double garage, games room and outdoor storage spaces complete the accommodation.

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. With the Grant Park and Cluny Hill immediately across the road, The Knoll sits in a truly stunning location with open views across the park from many of the rooms and the gardens. Access to the majority of amenities that the beautiful town of Forres offers are within a few minutes walk with the beautiful, white beaches of Findhorn and the Moray Coast just a short drive. 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. A wooden door, half glazed with etched, frosted glass, leads, 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. 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.

Sitting room (5.2m x 6.2m)

To the side of the house, 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, leads to the dining room/conservatory. Restored wooden floors.

Reception room/Bedroom 5 (4.4m x 6.7m)

Currently used as an office, this is 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.

Gym/Office (2.5m x 1.7m)

Unique, hexagonal room with 3 stained-glass windows, previously used as an office and currently used as a small gym. A door leads to a private WC, containing a WC and wash hand basin, also with stained-glass windows.

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 family room. 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. Door to rear hallway.

Rear Hall

The rear hall provides access to the utility room, a WC and a large, shelved cupboard, handy for boots and shoes. Wall-mounted coat hooks. A 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.

Family room/Snug (3.3m x 7.0m)

A comfortable room to the side of the house, with large windows and a window seat with wonderful views towards the Grant Park. Floor-to-ceiling fitted shelves provide ample storage. A realistic, coal-effect, gas fire with a wooden mantelpiece provides a lovely feature. Doors to dining room and main hall.

Upper Landing

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 Bedrooms 1 and 2, both en suite, with a further hallway leading to Bedroom 3, shower room and Bedroom 4 (en suite). The 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 three, 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 two 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)

Three-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)

Three-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 a 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 two-piece bathroom suite with WC and wash hand basin. Shower cabinet with mains shower. Tiled walls, Heated towel rail. Linoleum floor.

Bedroom 4/Office (4.7m x 2.5m)

Currently used as an office, this private bedroom is tucked away at the end of the hall and, with coombed ceilings, has real character and lovely views towards the town.

En suite (1.8m x 3.0m)

Lovely, character bathroom with a three-piece bathroom suite, comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a bath. The wood panelling, and stained-glass secondary glazing, with wrought-iron fittings provide a beautiful feature to this room. Partially tiled walls. Vinyl floor.


The Knoll sits in approximately 0.7 acres of beautiful mature gardens. A sweeping driveway leads from St. Leonard's Road, through large wrought-iron gates, set to impressive stone gateposts, 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 an elevated paved area for outdoor dining with lovely views of the town.


With a double garage and attached games room, spacious outdoor coal shed with electricity and light, a further attached garden shed and wood storage, there is ample storage. Potential for the games room/garage to be developed into further accommodation, subject to appropriate planning consents.

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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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.

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