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Vaila, Sheriffbrae, Forres IV36 1DP

£380,000 Offers Over - Sold
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Property Details

  • Type: Semi-Detached House
  • Availability: Sold
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 2
  • Parking: Driveway, Off Road Parking
  • Outside Space: Private gardens
  • EPC Rating: C
  • Council Tax Band: F

Property Features

  • Incredible views
  • Stunning family home
  • Superb location
  • 4/3 bedrooms + 2/3 reception rooms
  • Spacious and modern
  • Modern home office in the garden
  • Lovely tiered gardens and decks with views

Property Summary

Truly one of the loveliest houses we have ever had to market. The unassuming front of Vaila opens to a marvellous, bright house, filled with light with long views over Forres, across the Moray Firth towards the Black Isle,  hills of Ben Wyvis, Strathconon Corbetts and beyond, quite unsurpassed in Forres. With 2/3 reception rooms, 4/3 bedrooms (depending on configuration), 2 bathrooms and an enclosed rear garden with a modern home office, the accommodation would suit most families. The master suite is superb, with a spacious living area, patio doors to a large balcony and a designer freestanding bath with amazing floor-to-ceiling views from the bath. The perfect combination of character with fireplaces and wooden floors, contrasts perfectly with the modern extension with wide, glass patio doors and extensive decking. The design of the extension has been superbly architected to help ensure that every aspect of the beautiful rear garden, and views, seamlessly integrates with the indoor living spaces.


Entering through a wooden front door with an oval glazed panel into a front vestibule. Cupboards containing electricity fuse box. Fitted shelves for shoes. Wood floor. Glazed panel door to hallway.


A spacious bright hallway with wooden floors painted white. Light streams in from the numerous windows in the hall and over the stairs. A deep understairs cupboard with shelves and light provides ample storage. Carpeted stairs with Velux windows above lead to the upper floor. Wooden balustrades painted white with a wooden handrail.

Sitting Room/Bedroom 4 (4m x 4.9m)

An elegant room with bay windows facing out over the front gardens towards Sanquhar woods. Aarrow Ecoburn multi-fuel stove on a slate hearth with a traditional wooden fire surround and mantelpiece. Carpet. Roller blinds.

Bedroom 1 (3.5m x 3.9m)

An ample double bedroom to the front of the house with two sets of double built-in wardrobes with cupboards above. Curtains and curtain rail. Carpet.

Family Bathroom (2.9m x 2.9m)

A spacious bathroom containing a 3-piece white suite comprising WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bath with electric shower above. Tiled backsplash behind wash hand basin and wet wall behind bath. Large wall mounted mirrored cupboard. Heated towel rail. A clothes drying pulley is mounted to the ceiling providing a handy space for drying. Door to cupboard, housing the gas central heating boiler. A large window to the side provides natural light and ventilation. Roller blind. Linoleum flooring.

Kitchen (2.5m x 4.5m)

A modern kitchen with ample lower and upper kitchen cabinets. Plumbed for dishwasher and washing machine. Kenwood range-style cooker with integrated extractor fan above. A one-and-a-half bowl sink with mixer tap and water filter sits beneath double the windows overlooking the beautiful, tiered, rear gardens. Tiled windowsill and white tiled backsplash make this an attractive, yet functional kitchen. Linoleum.

Utility Room (1.2m x 2.2m)

Open plan to the kitchen, this compact utility room has a single sink with mixer taps, and lower and upper cabinets. Plumbed for washing machine and space for undercounter freezer and additional large freestanding fridge freezer. Linoleum flooring.

The kitchen opens to a stunning rear sitting / dining room.

Sitting/Dining room (5m x 5.2m)

This is a wonderful room with incredible light, from the Velux windows to the ceiling, a half-glazed door to the rear vestibule and back door and the wide windows with a NorDan sliding patio door to the rear deck. The patio doors look out across the rooftops of Forres with uniterrupted views to Ben Wyvis, and mountains beyond. An enamel, Franco Belge, wood burning stove is positioned in the corner of the room on a tiled hearth with an exposed flue providing wonderful heat throughout the winter. Window to hallway. Opening to dining room/snug. Solid oak wood floors.


A vestibule to the rear of the house, providing a great space for shedding outdoor coats and boots. A NorDan door provides access from rear of house to garden and side of house. Solid oak flooring. Coat hooks. Pet door.

Dining room/Snug (3.9m x 2.9m)

Accessed from either the hallway or through the opening from the sitting/dining room. This dining room/snug, currently used as a music room, has deep alcoves, contemporary recessed fireplace, a modern vertical radiator and solid oak wooden flooring.

Upper Landing

Currently used as an office space, the upper landing has a fitted wooden desk with cupboards underneath that sit beneath a Velux window to the front, facing towards the woods of Sanquhar. 2 further Velux windows face to the rear, with views out over Forres and towards the Strathconon Corbetts.

Bedroom 2 (3m x 6m)

A bright, dual aspect room with 4 ceiling-to-floor Velux windows with fitted blackout Velux blinds to the rear with magnificent views across Roysvale Park, trees and the fields beyond Forres to Ben Wyvis and Ben More Assynt mountains beyond. A further Velux window faces towards Sheriffbrae. Deep walk-in cupboard with shelves. Hatch to access attic space. Carpet.

Master Suite (5.9m x 9.2m)

The master suite epitomises luxury. Spanning the width of the house this stunning master suite comprises an ample bedroom space, a seating area with wide NorDan patio doors to an upper balcony and a well laid out, designer bathroom. Velux window above the bed, windows to the side of the house and the full width patio doors to the rear provide wonderful light. A walk-in double wardrobe with sliding doors provide a generous amount of shelving and hanging space. The sitting area itself is dual aspect with large patio doors to the rear balcony and a further double window to the side. This panoramic seating area provides a private area to relax or watch television. Curtains and curtain rails. Horizontal blinds.

Door to en suite.

En suite Bathroom (2m x 3.4m)

A designer bathroom with a modern, freestanding bath with wall mounted Hansgrohe faucet and handheld shower. The shallow oval sink is inset to a curved shelf with a cabinet beneath. Wall-mounted glass shelf and shaving point. Large corner shower with mains Hansgrohe thermostatic mixer shower with fixed overhead head and riser rail, and wet wall. Large, heated towel rail. 2, floor to ceiling Velux windows on a coombed wall provide incredible views from the bath to mountains and sunsets. Opaque windows to the hallway provide further light to the hallway.

Upper Deck (2m x 4m)

A private outdoor seating area with wooden decking and glazed side panels with a wooden banister above. Expansive views out over the rear garden towards Roysvale Park looking over the rooftops of Forres towards the Black Isle and Ben Wyvis.

Rear Garden

A spacious, enclosed, tiered rear garden with split level wooden decking immediately adjacent to the house. A feature pond is inset into the decking with fixed seating around. The decking leads down to a lawn, an area of bedding and down to a further area of lawn with raised beds, fruit trees, and a large wooden shed. Rotary drier. Mounted pulley drier for wetsuits/outdoor gear. Double wooden gates at bottom of garden. Side gate. Large 4 Bay woodshed. A modern home office has been installed in the garden.

Home Office

Measuring approximately 2.2m x 6.5m this spacious home office, located in the garden, wall-to-wall windows at the gable end, providing wonderful views out over Forres to the Black Isle and mountains beyond.  Electricity, electricity fuse box and telephone point.  Carpeted.  Half glazed door.  UPVC double glazed door.

Front garden

The front garden is primarily laid to Spey stone chips with mature trees, and flower beds. There is ample parking for 3 cars within the driveway and further parking immediately outside the fence. Sitting at the end of a cul-de-sac, Vaila is situated in one of the most desirable streets in Forres. The quiet, private, street mostly comprises of large, detached homes in spacious gardens. The street backs onto Braeback, a grassy hill covered with trees and is set in an elevated position providing wonderful views. Within minutes it is possible to walk over the hill and down to Sanquhar with its lovely walks through the woods and round the pond. Cluny Hill is a few minutes walk. Primary and secondary schools, including Drumduan school, the leisure centre, library and Forres High Street are all within easy walking distance.