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The Hythe, Sanquhar Road, Forres IV36 1DG

£480,000 Offers Over - Sold
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Property Details

  • Type: Semi-Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Driveway, Garage
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Council Tax Band: G

Property Features

  • Substantial character home within minutes of most amenities
  • Open views across Roysvale Park
  • Minutes from the swimming pool, tennis courts, schools and woodland walks
  • Large enclosed gardens
  • 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms
  • Beautiful move-in condition
  • Situated on a highly desirable residential street

Property Summary

A stunning Victorian, semi-detached, stone house with open views across Roysvale, in substantial private gardens. This beautiful, character home on Sanquhar Road offers substantial accommodation over 2 floors, with 5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms. The original architectural features, including wooden doors, wood panelling, picture rails, cornicing, archways and fireplaces, have been well maintained providing elegant accommodation that would suit a wide variety of families. A lovely home within walking distance of most amenities.

Entering the house through double wooden doors, with stained glass panels and side panels, into the front vestibule.

Front Vestibule (2.2m x 2.6m)

An elegant front vestibule with a mosaic tiled floor. Multiple feature stained glass windows adorn 2 sides of this area. Access to a storage room (2.6m x 1.8m) providing substantial space to store outdoor clothing and shoes and to the main hallway.


With wooden flooring and a beautiful carved archway the main hall provides access to the formal sitting room, lounge, dining room and dining kitchen. Stairs lead to the upper hallway with an under stairs cupboard providing storage space.

Formal Sitting room (6.0m x 4.1m)

This elegant, formal sitting room has bay windows framed by wood panelling with views towards Roysvale Park. The picture rail, elaborate cornicing and coal-effect gas fire with a tile surround and wooden mantelpiece provide wonderful features. Arched alcove and a further window to the side. Curtains and curtain rail. Pelmet.

Lounge (5.0m x 4.9m)

A further beautiful sitting room to the front of the house. Wood panelling frames the large windows looking to the gardens. Modern multi-fuel stove on a marble hearth with a stone surround and wooden mantelpiece. Shelved alcove to the side. Picture rail and elaborate cornicing. Door to Butlers pantry (2.3m x 1.8m) leading under the stairs to the kitchen.

Dining room (3.5m x 4.5m)

Open plan to the kitchen, the dining room is exceptionally bright with light flooding in through the large windows facing the rear gardens. A multi fuel stove sits on a Caithness stone hearth with shelved alcoves to the side. Picture rail. Cornicing. Wood flooring. Blinds. Door to hallway.

Kitchen (4m x 5.7m)

Truly the heart of the house, this spacious, modern kitchen has been beautifully designed. A large island with an integrated microwave and pop-up electrical points provides a fantastic workspace. The kitchen features an integrated NEF oven, Bosch dishwasher, AEG hob and cleverly concealed extractor fan. A gas fired Rayburn with tile back splash sits on marble hearth with a large wooden surround. Space for fridge freezer. One-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer tap. 2 large windows face to the rear garden with wood panelling surrounds and window seat. Modern vertical radiator. Wood flooring. Blinds.

A door leads from the kitchen to the rear hallway, providing access to the utility room, WC, cellar and stairs to the office/Bedroom 5. Double wooden doors open to the rear garden. Amtico flooring runs along the hallway and through the utility room and WC.

Utility room (2.9m x 3.0m)

Modern utility room with a ceiling mounted clothes pulley and a large, modern, vertical radiator with towel rail. A single sink with mixer tap, inset to the countertop, sits beneath the windows to the rear garden. Space and door for integrated washing machine and space for a tumble drier. Door to WC

WC (2.1m x 2.0m)

Containing a 2-piece, white suite comprising WC, with hidden cistern, and wash hand basin inset to a wall-mounted bathroom cabinet. Vertical radiator with towel rail. Wall mounted mirror with back splash. Wooden blinds. A cupboard houses the gas condensing boiler and the 6-month-old, Megaflow, solar ready, hot water tank.

Cellar (5.8m x 6.0m)

The cellar is accessed from stairs in the rear hallway. Providing an enormous amount of storage, the cellar is ideal for fermenting, storage or as a wine cellar. Wooden shelving and concrete floor

Stairs, with a curved wooden handrail, lead from the rear hall lead to Bedroom 5/Office

Bedroom 5/Office (4.5m x 2.8m)

Currently used as an office, this would originally have been the maid's room. A lovely, private room with a wooden mantelpiece around a boarded-up fireplace. A small hallway with space for bookshelves sits immediately outside the door.

Returning to the main hall. A sweeping staircase leads to the upper floor with an impressive, ornate mirror on the turn of the stairs. Original wooden balustrades. Upper landing provides access to 4 bedrooms (1 en suite) and the family shower room.

Bedroom 1 (5.0m x 4.7m)

To the front of the house, this spacious, bright, double bedroom has open views out over Roysvale Park. Deep cornicing and skirting boards. Shelved alcove. Carpet. Curtains and curtain rail.

Bedroom 2 (4.6m x 4.7m)

To the front of the house, this spacious, bright, double bedroom has 3 large windows with open views out over Roysvale Park. Feature fireplace with tiled surround and wooden mantelpiece with a wood press cupboard to the side. Large triple wardrobe with light provides substantial hanging and shelf space. Carpet. Curtains and curtain pole. Door to bathroom.

Bathroom (2.2m x 3.2m)

A wonderfully bright, modern bathroom containing a 3 piece white suite, comprising WC, wash hand basin inset to a modern bathroom cabinet with drawers, and a bath with jets and a mains shower above. Partially tiled splashback. Tiled floor with under floor heating. Heated towel rail. Wall mounted medicine cupboard above the sink with mirrored doors. Cleverly concealed cupboards beneath the window also provide a convenient shelf above. Wooden shutters. This bathroom can be accessed either from Bedroom 2 or from the landing.

Bedroom 3 (4.0m x 3.4m)

To the rear of the house with a window overlooking the enclosed garden, this charming double bedroom has a feature cast iron fireplace with a wooden surround and mantelpiece. Wood panelling around window. Roller blind. Alcove with shelves. Carpet.

Bedroom 4 (4.0m x 3.4m)

Identical to Bedroom 3, to the rear of the house with a window overlooking the enclosed garden, this double bedroom has a feature fireplace with a wooden surround. Carpet. Roller blind.

Family shower room (2.5m x 2.3m)

Beautiful, modern, shower room containing a 2 piece white suite comprising WC and wash hand basin inset to a modern bathroom cabinet. Concealed shelves beneath the window overlooking the rear garden. Stained glass. Spacious, walk in shower enclosure with mains shower with a rain shower head and handheld shower. Large heated towel rail. Partially tiled walls. Tiled floor with under floor heating.

Upper landing access to the partially floored loft


The gardens of The Hythe are beautiful. The reach from Sanquhar Road at the front to Alexandra Terrace at the rear. A driveway leads off Sanquhar Road and a pedestrian gate from Alexandra Terrace. Despite the size of the gardens they have been landscaped to be easily maintained with substantial lawn areas and well contained raised vegetable beds and border.

To the rear of the house the 2-tier garden is enclosed with a wooden privacy fence. The lower tier has a circular patio area with raised flower beds to the side. A grassy slope leads to the upper level, which is primarily laid to lawn with raised vegetable beds. Wood storage sheds sit against the rear fence. The front gardens are primarily laid to lawn with mature shrubs and bounded by hedging. A wide driveway leads to the front of the house where there is ample parking for multiple cars and a motorhome.


With two garages and several sheds, there is no shortage of storage. The large wooden garage is accessed from the driveway to the front, and a further garage with high ceiling, from Alexandra Terrace. Adjacent to the rear of the house there are 2 further concrete floored sheds.

The Hythe sits on one of the most prestigious streets in Forres with most amenities within a few minutes walk. To the front is Roysvale Park, with the tennis courts behind. Sanquhar woods and pond are a short walk along Sanquhar Road. Applegrove primary school and Forres Academy are within two minutes of the house with Andersons primary and the Drumduan school a short walk away.