Wester Glenernie, Dunphail, Forres IV36 2QH
£200,000 Offers Over - Recently Sold
- Charming, stone-built, 2-bedroom character cottage in rural setting
- Includes substantial stone barn building and large wooden shed
- Large gardens with views of river valley
- Wonderful rural area within a few miles of Forres
Property SummaryCharming, character, 2-bed stone cottage with a separate large, stone barn, in lovely rural location, with fantastic views over hills and trees. The cottage and barn have both been repointed and well maintained. Close to Dava Moor and the beautiful River Findhorn, Dunphail is a very attractive village situated 8 miles south of Forres on the Grantown on Spey road. This area of Moray is renowned for spectacular walks along the deep river gorge, bountiful fishing grounds and a many outdoor activities. The nearby Logie primary school is a quintessentially small local school at the heart of the community and Dunphail also has its own community hall, home to a wealth of local community groups, events, and activities. To add to the allure of this superb location, there is whisky distillery and a ruined 14th century castle to explore.
With 2 bedrooms, bathroom, sitting room and dining kitchen in the cottage and a fantastic long, stone barn, this lovely cottage would make a wonderful family home or holiday cottage. Fully double glazed with oil central heating and a large woodburning stove. The grounds, which extend to approximately 0.71 acres, have multiple areas for sitting out to enjoy the outdoors while soaking in the tranquil ambience of the area and wonderful views, with sufficient land to erect polytunnels, grow vegetables or have a couple of animals. The barn offers ample storage, animal housing or a workshop.
Entering the cottage through a half-glazed UPVC door into the hall, which provides access to all accommodation.
Livingroom (4.5m x 3.6m)
A lovely, bright, dual-aspect, room with light streaming in through the large windows to the front and the rear of the cottage. A superb feature stone fireplace with slate mantlepiece houses a large wood burning stove, set on a slate hearth. The wood burning stove contains a back boiler which can be used to run the heating and supply hot water when in use. A corner cupboard houses the hot water tank and provides storage. Carpet, curtain rail.
Dining Kitchen (4.4m x 3.1m)
To the rear of the house, with a half-glazed door providing access to the rear gardens, this kitchen has space for a table seating 4. A mix of lower and upper cabinets and granite-effect countertops. Integrated ceramic hob, extractor fan and oven. Plumbed for an under-counter washing machine and space for free-standing fridge-freezer. Single sink with drainer and mixer taps sits beneath the large window. Floor mounted oil boiler. A UPVC double glazed door leads from the kitchen to the rear garden.
Bedroom 1 (3.6m x 3.6m)
Ample double bedroom with large window overlooking the front garden and towards the woods beyond. Lovely, deep, wooden window ledge. Double built-in wardrobe. Carpet, curtains and curtain rail.
Bathroom (2.5m x 3.1m)
To the rear of the house, this spacious bathroom contains a 3-piece white suite comprising WC, pedestal basin and bath, with a separate fully tiled shower enclosure housing an electric shower. Vinyl flooring. A window provides natural light and ventilation. Finishing touches include a backsplash behind bath, handy wooden shelving, wall-mounted mirror, towel rail and towel ring and toilet roll holder.
Bedroom 2 (2.5m x 3.1m)
Irregular shaped small double bedroom to the rear of the house with superb views down the valley and over to the woods beyond. A truly relaxing space, bathed in the sounds of nature and birdsong. Double built-in wardrobe provides ample hanging and shelf space.
The long, galley-style, hallway enjoys plenty of natural light through the 2 front-facing windows and half-glazed front door. 2 large hallway cupboards provide additional storage.
A large old stone barn measuring approx. 5m x 22m with 3 side access doors and garage doors at the end. Wooden beams and concrete floor inside the barn. External water point. Both the cottage and the barn have been beautifully re-pointed in recent years. There is a large wooden shed to the rear of the house. Substantial gardens with grass to the front and further grassed areas at the house and rear of the barn. Further area of garden in the woods. There is a steep drop behind the property, down the valley with views of the fast flowing river. This is a truly picturesque scene, with the rushing sounds of the river below and forests on the other side of the valley. To the front of Wester Glenernie there is a stout wooden fence and a farm gate to the driveway. There is a stone wall and post and wire around remaining boundaries. Driveway with large area of hard-standing and stone chips to park multiple vehicles.
The close-by town of Forres is a wonderful former Royal Burgh situated close to the Cairngorm Mountain Range and within 5 miles of the beautiful white-sand beaches that run from Findhorn to Burghead. Local amenities include good primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, doctors' surgery and a variety of national and local retail outlets.
The Highland capital city of Inverness is approximately 25 miles west of Forres and provides extensive retail, leisure and entertainment facilities in addition to road and rail links south.
Good transport links are available in Forres with a regular train and bus services to Inverness and Aberdeen and train links to further south available from Inverness, just 26 miles from Forres. Dunphail is well located for access to both Inverness International Airport, at Dalcross, offering daily flights to London and services multiple other domestic and international locations, and Aberdeen International Airport at Dyce is approximately 70 miles.
Please note all measurements are approximate and should be verified by potential purchasers.