Tora,1 Darklass Road, Dyke, Forres, IV36 2LP

£350,000 Offers Over - Recently Sold
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Property Details

  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Garage, Off Road Parking, On Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens, South Facing Garden
  • Tenure: Freehold
  • EPC Rating: D
  • Council Tax Band: F

Property Features

  • Spacious 4/5 bed detached house
  • Large enclosed rear garden
  • Lovely small village location
  • Just minutes from thousands of acres of woodland

Property Summary

Situated in the small, friendly village of Dyke with access into the 9,000 acres of Culbin Forest just a few minutes’ walk away, this bright, spacious 4/5 bedroom detached house sits in an elevated position offering a wonderful home with beautiful outlook, lovely front and rear gardens, garage and superb access to outdoor activities. Dyke is a highly desirable village to live in with an active village hall, church and traditional, small primary school located just a few miles from both Forres and Nairn.

Accommodation comprises 4/5 bedrooms (one ensuite), bathroom, shower room, large dining kitchen, spacious sitting room and conservatory. The superb accommodation inside is complemented outside by a south-facing summer house, shed and garage. Heated by an air source heat pump, this lovely house could suit a wide variety of families from families with children looking to raise them in a village environment, to mature couples looking for a semi-rural lifestyle with fantastic access to the many outdoor activities on offer.


Entering through a wooden door with glazed panels and glazed side lights, into a spacious vestibule providing a perfect spot for shedding outdoor shoes and jackets.  Linoleum floor.  A glazed wooden door with side lights leads into the wide L-shaped hallway, providing access to all ground floor accommodation with stairs leading to the upper floor.  The hallway has a deep understairs storage cupboard, housing the hot water tank, electricity consumer unit and providing ample storage.

Dining Kitchen (3.6m x 7.3m)

The heart of the house, this is a bright, modern dining kitchen with wonderful views over the mature, enclosed rear gardens. Watch the changing colours of the mature trees, or birds visiting the bird feeders. With a wide range of lower and upper units and a substantial breakfast island, there is certainly no shortage of storage space in this lovely kitchen.  A large, black, composite sink with mixer taps sits beneath the wide windows toward the rear garden.  Integrated double oven, 5-ring gas hob and extractor fan.  Plumbing for under-counter washing machine, dishwasher and space for a large free-standing fridge freezer.

The dining area offers ample space for a dining table to seat 6. Light wood-effect laminate flooring, roller blinds.

A half-glazed door leads to the rear garden with a sliding French door leading to the spacious, carpeted, conservatory.  A further glazed door opens to the sitting room.

Conservatory (4.2m x 2.8m)

With windows to three sides providing beautiful views over the enclosed rear gardens, the conservatory provides a lovely space at any time of the year. Carpet. Vertical blinds. Door to garden.

Sitting Room (5.2m x 4.7m)

With light streaming through the ample south-facing bay windows, this spacious sitting room has a feature coal-effect gas fire with a tile surround inset to a wooden mantlepiece.  Glazed doors open to the kitchen, with a further glazed door leading to the hallway. Carpet. Curtains and curtain pole.

Family Bathroom (3.5m x 2.4m)

A large family bathroom containing a 3-piece suite, comprising WC, wall-mounted wash basin with mirror and lights above, and bath with a tile surround with inset shelves and a wall-mounted mirror.  Large, enclosed shower unit with seat, jets and mains shower.  Heated, towel rail.  Tiled floor, roller blind.

Bedroom 1 (3.2m x 3.8m)

To the front of the house, this ample double bedroom has lovely views across the front gardens and mature trees.  A double built-in wardrobe with sliding mirrored doors provides ample hanging and shelf space.  Carpet, curtains and curtain rail.

Bedroom 2 (3.5m x 3.8m)

A spacious double bedroom to the rear of the house with double built-in wardrobes.  Carpet, curtains and curtain rail.

Bedroom 3/Study (3.5m x 1.8m)

An L-shaped single bedroom to the front of the house currently used as a study with a large window towards the garden.  Carpet, curtains and curtain rail.

Upper Floor

L-shaped, carpeted, stairs with wooden balustrades lead to the upper floor. On the turn of the stairs, a large Velux window provides natural light.

Bedroom 4 (4.7m x 4.5m)

A substantial king-sized bedroom with a large window looking out over farmland, across woods to the hills beyond.  This truly spacious bedroom has a large walk-in cupboard with a hanging rail and shelf.

Shower Room (2.1m x 3.0m)

A large shower room containing a 2-piece suite comprising WC and wall-mounted wash basin. A separate shower enclosure houses a mains shower.  The walls are tiled to 3 sides, with wet wall around the shower enclosure. Velux window for natural light and ventilation. Light wood-effect laminate flooring.

Bedroom 5/ Principal Bedroom (6.3m x 4.5m)

This lovely bedroom suite has angled ceilings providing character.  A walk-in wardrobe with louvre doors provides substantial hanging and shelf space with coat hooks to the wall. Carpet, curtains and curtain pole, net curtains. Door to ensuite.

Ensuite (2.1m x 2.2m)

A bright ensuite with a Velux window with a 2-piece white suite comprising WC and wall-mounted wash basin.  A separate shower enclosure houses an electric shower.  Tiled walls and vinyl flooring.


The wrap-around gardens of Tora are mature, spacious and provide multiple areas for sitting out or entertaining. A wide locbloc driveway leads from Darklass Place and provides parking to the front and side of the house. The front garden slopes away from the front of the house and is primarily laid to lawn with interspersed mature trees and shrubs.

A wrought iron gate provides access to the spacious, enclosed rear garden. Split level, the rear garden has a paved patio area, ideal for entertaining, immediately adjacent to the house. Steps lead up to a large oval area of lawn that would be fantastic for children playing, creating an outdoor seating area, or perhaps poly tunnels and raised beds. Surrounding the lawn and throughout the garden are a wide variety of flowering and fruit trees. The rear garden is completely enclosed and provides a great opportunity for gardening, children playing, or an enclosed area for pets.


To the side of the house, accessed from the driveway, there is a single garage with an up-and-over door. A further door opens to the rear garden. Concrete floor, light and electricity points.

A wooden summerhouse in the rear garden provides a lovely spot for sitting out. An ideal spot for a coffee in the morning or glass of wine in the evening!

There is also a wooden shed perfect for storing garden equipment.


Dyke is a lovely, traditional village, with a character primary school, active village hall and mixed population. Sitting just a few miles from the market town of Forres, there are wonderful walks with Brodie Castle Estate just a few minutes away and 9,000 acres of Culbin Forest a short walk away. Walking through Culbin Forest one can access the gorgeous, white sandy beaches where seals abound.

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 forest of Culbin.

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