Trochail, Rafford, Moray, IV36 2RU
£330,000 Offers Over - Recently Sold
- Lovely semi-rural location
- Fantastic family home
- Spacious 6 bed detached house
- Beautiful gardens with lovely views
- Gate access to the community playing fields
Property SummarySituated in the beautiful village of Rafford, in a stunning location with wide open views across the fields and hills to the rear, it’s truly hard to imagine a more ideal family home. A haven for children with a back gate into a lovely field/play park which is extremely quiet but wonderfully convenient. To help make family life even better, a track leads into Newtyle Forest, just a short walk from the front door and there is a school bus that picks up and drops off to primary and secondary schools in Forres. Trochail’s location is truly optimal; semi-rural, yet access into Forres within minutes.
This spacious family home, with 5/6 bedrooms, an extensive dining kitchen/family room, sitting room, 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 garages. Upgrades to make the house more environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient, include solar panels and an air-source heat pump.
With bright and fresh décor throughout, lovely Trochail is in 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 woodburning 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/Family Room (13.6m x 4.3m)
This well-designed open plan space includes a large kitchen area with terracotta tiled floor and a wide range of light grey, wooden wall and base units to 3 walls.. With 2 sets of wide windows looking out over the fields behind the house and a door to the back garden this kitchen space has an abundance of natural light. Double bowl sink with mixer, integrated double oven, hob, extractor fan. Space for 2 fridge-freezers and dishwasher. Ceiling spotlights, TV point, and 2 radiators. With plentiful counter tops and 6 double and 1 single socket, you will never be short of space for preparing food. The kitchen is open plan to the dining area and has a handy connecting door to the utility room.
The ample dining area has patio doors leading to the rear patio with views to the fields beyond. There are 2 radiators and vinyl flooring and a well-placed recess for a large drinks cabinet or wine rack. Curtain poles. The dining room is open plan to a spacious family living space. There is access to the front sitting room from the dining area, through glazed doors.
This spacious and flexible living space has a lounge area with an enchanting, 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 family room. To further enhance this triple aspect family room, there are double, glazed doors to the large conservatory at the rear and a glazed door to the front patio. Wall uplighters with dimmer switches add further ambiance to this beautiful living space.
Utility Room (2.9m x 2.0m)
Situated adjacent to the kitchen, the utility room provides practicality and convenience for all your laundry needs.
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, handrail and towel hook.
Conservatory (3.9m x 3.9m)
With double glass-panelled doors opening from the vaulted-ceiling family room, 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 curtain pole. Roller blind. Radiator.
Family Bathroom (1.9m x 1.7m)
With a 3-piece cream suite (wash basin,WC and bath) and an over-bath electric shower, A Velux window provides natural light and ventilation. Radiator, towel rail, mirror and wall-mounted medicine cabinet. Vinyl.
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. Roller blinds.
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 and the boiler is in 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 providing 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.
To add to this perfect family home, you will find a relaxing hot tub, with wooden surrounds, waiting for you on a patio area to the front of the house. Ideal to soak away the strains of the day in your private and secluded oasis of calm.
The playing field and play park to the rear of the property are owned and maintained by the Village Hall Committee and cannot be built on.
The lovely village of Rafford sits approximately 3 miles southeast of Forres. It has fantastic access for a wide range of outdoor activities such as riding, walking, cycling and is only 7 miles from Findhorn which offers superb beaches, sailing, cafes and a wonderful theatre. There is a wonderful community feel with the village hall offering a wide range of activities from yoga, to coffee mornings and film nights. Immediately adjacent to Rafford is Newtyle Forest, providing approximately 1700 acres of Forestry Commission managed woodlands with superb opportunities for horse riding, walking and cycling.
Forres, approximately 3 miles away 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.
Please note that all measurements and distances are approximate and provided for guidance only.