Trochail, Rafford, Forres IV36 2RU
£290,000 Offers Over - Under Offer
- Incredible semi-rural location
- Wide open views across farmland
- Wonderful small community
- 5/6 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
- Solar panels and Air source heating
- Fully enclosed gardens
- 2 garages 2 sheds and a greenhouse
Property SummaryIt is truly hard to imagine a more idyllic family home. Situated in the beautiful village of Rafford, in a stunning location with wide open views across the fields and hills to the rear. A haven for children with a back gate into a massive field play park with football goals and play equipment, a track into Newtyle Forest just a couple of minutes’ walk from the front door and a school bus that picks up and drops off to primary and secondary schools in Forres. Semi-rural, yet access into Forres within minutes.
This spacious family home, with 5/6 bedrooms, a dining kitchen, sitting room, dining room, large family den, conservatory and 3 bath/shower rooms, provides wonderfully flexible living for any family. The house is surrounded by a large garden with multiple outdoor seating areas, a shed, greenhouse and 2 large garages. Upgrades to make the house more environmentally-friendly and efficient include solar panels and an air-source heat pump.
With many rooms newly redecorated the house is in lovely move-in condition.
Entering through a UPVC door with glass side panels into a bright, carpeted L-shaped hallway providing access to the sitting room, dining kitchen, bedrooms 4, 5 and 6 and a shower room. Carpeted staircase with oak banister to upper floor. A hall cupboard houses the electricity and solar meters, RCD panel and coat hooks.
Sitting Room (4.1m x 4.7m)
This lovely, carpeted sitting room provides a spacious room for relaxing with a wide picture window to the front and a double glass doors to the dining room. A wood burning stove with a Caithness slate hearth and wooden mantelpiece provides a lovely focal point. Radiator, TV point, 5 double electrical points, curtains, curtain pole, CO2 monitor and uplights around the wall.
Dining Kitchen (6.4m x 3.0m)
A large dining kitchen with terracotta tiled floor and a wide range of wooden country-style wooden wall and base units to 3 walls. Ample room for a large dining table. With 2 sets of wide windows looking out over the fields behind the house and a door to the back garden this kitchen has an abundance of natural light. Double bowl sink with mixer, integrated double oven, hob, extractor fan. Space for 2 fridge-freezers and plumbed for washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher. Ceiling spotlights, TV point, and 2 radiators. With loads of counter space and 6 double and 1 single socket, you will never be short of a space for preparing food. A serving hatch opens to the dining room.
Bedroom 6/Study (2.8m x 3.0m)
To the front of the house and currently used as a study this bright room would also be a great play room or kid's TV room. Phone point, radiator, curtains, pole and blinds.
Bedroom 5 (3.0m x 3.4m)
Also to the front of the home. A bright carpeted room with curtains and pole and radiator.
Bedroom 4 (3.7m x 3.0m)
To the rear of the home, this bedroom has a wide window looking out towards farmland, woods and hills. Carpet, curtains, pole, blind and radiator. Towel rail.
Downstairs shower room (2.3 m x 1.3m)
A spacious downstairs shower room with a 2 piece white suite (WHB + WC with hidden cistern) and a large shower (1.2m long) with a mains shower. Underfloor heating with a tile floor and a heated towel rail (that can be operated with or without the central heating) makes this a comfortable room. Cupboard with mirror, shaving point, hand rail and towel hook.
Dining room (5.0m x 2.9m)/ Den (4.3m x 4.3m)
Accessed via double glass doors from the living room, this ample dining room is to the rear of the home with large windows looking out over the rear patio to the fields beyond and patio doors to the back garden. Serving hatch to kitchen. 5 wall uplighters with dimmer switches make this a warm room with soft lighting. Carpet. Inset for a large drinks cabinet or wine rack. Curtains with tie-backs and poles. The dining room is open plan to a spacious “den”, separated only by a dwarf wall, giving a total room length of 9.3m.
The Den has a vaulted ceiling with a height of 4.7m with wide exposed beams. A large brick fireplace, with vertical windows at either side, containing a multi-fuel stove with a Caithness slate hearth and a railway sleeper for the mantelpiece, provides a stunning centrepiece for this room. In addition to the double glass-panelled doors leading from the living room into this triple aspect area there are a further set of double glazed-patio doors opening to the large conservatory at the rear and a glazed door to the front patio. A further 4 wall uplighters with dimmer switches continue the warmth of the dining room.
Conservatory (3.9m x 3.9m)
With double glass-panelled doors opening from the Den this spacious U-shaped conservatory has a door opening to the garden and 5 opening windows. With light wood-effect laminate flooring, a wooden shelf all round, multiple electrical points, ceiling fan and 2 radiators and an electric panel heater this room makes for a wonderful additional living room.
The upstairs landing and hallway provide access to all upper floor accommodation. There is a hatch leading to large insulated and partially floored attic and a large double linen cupboard.
Master Bedroom (4.8m (in entrance hallway) 3.1m (in room) x 4.6m)
The master bedroom is a substantial en-suite room, carpeted, with a double set of angular velux windows (4) with remote controlled blinds on a coombed wall. The views from this room are truly stunning across the fields to the woods and hills beyond. Loft access via hatches in the wall (2).
En-suite (1.5m x 2.7m (widest))
A good-sized shower room with a white 2-piece suite (WC + WHB with hidden cistern) and large shower with mains shower. Glass shelf, heated towel rail, shaving point and mirror with lights above.
Bedroom 3 (3.0m x 2.3m)
A lovely, bright bedroom with a window to the front. Carpet and pole. Radiator.
Family Bathroom (1.9m x 1.7m)
With a 3-piece cream suite (WHB+WC+Bath) and an over-bath electric shower, A Velux window provides natural light and ventilation. Radiator, towel rail, mirror and wall-mounted medicine cabinet. Carpet.
Bedroom 2 (4.4m x 2.9m)
With wall-to-wall fitted wardrobes (3 doubles) there is no chance of running out of hanging space. Feature dressing table area inset to the wall under an arch. This room is a wonderfully bright room looking towards the old Rafford Church that is now the village hall. Carpet. Radiator, Curtain pole and curtains.
Gardens and Outside
The gardens wrap around the entire house and are fully enclosed. The front is primarily lawn with 2 patio areas and a beautiful traditional, recently rebuilt wall providing ample privacy. There are a variety of mature trees and shrubs. The stone-chip driveway has plenty of parking for 3 cars. 2 garages - a large integrated garage (6.9m x 3.0m) and a freestanding (recent) wooden garage (7.1m x 3.4m). Both garages have windows, electricity and lights. The wooden garage also has a workbench with a vice. The air-source heat pump sits behind the garage. There is also a small shed to the front of the property.
To the side of the house there is a substantial wooden shed providing storage for bikes and garden equipment. The rear garden is designed for easy maintenance, primarily laid to stone chips and paving and provides many possible spaces for sitting out and enjoying the views. It is entirely enclosed with wooden fencing and there is a gate leading out to the wonderful play field behind. A large greenhouse (3.2m x 2.6m) sits behind the garage, near a gazebo.