Yellow Sands, Findhorn, Forres IV36 3YY
£750,000 Offers Over - New Instruction, Virtual tour available
- Immaculate 7 bed home with sea views
- Superb views over Findhorn Bay
- Private, enclosed gardens
- Ample parking for multiple cars, caravan or camper van
- Perfect for business or residential
Property SummaryA rare opportunity to purchase a substantial house in spacious, enclosed gardens, with stunning views across Findhorn Bay. The tranquillity of the south-facing gardens is second to none with multiple seating areas to capture the sun all day long. White beaches, small cafes and pubs and the opportunity for sailing, paddleboarding, fishing and swimming, all within walking distance, is a dream. In immaculate condition, this lovely house offers 7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and 2 reception rooms. Previously run as a guest house, the layout of Yellow Sands lends itself to be equally suited to a large, or multi-generational family, or to a family who values space.
Yellow Sands has two entrances. The entrance closest to the front of the house leads into a wide hallway providing access to the front accommodation, comprising 4 bedrooms (2 en suite), bathroom, dining room and office (future kitchen) and utility room whereas the entrance further down provides access to the rear accommodation comprising 3 bedrooms (2 en suite) bathroom, sitting room and dining kitchen. Front and rear accommodations are interlinked but could be separated if required. Each area has independent thermostats and heating controls and megaflows for pressurised water pressure.
Entering the accommodation through half-glazed wooden door, with wrought iron fittings, into a wide hallway with slated floor and high ceilings. Access to dining room, utility room and a door to the rear hallway.
Dining Room (4.4m x 5.0m)
A stunning room with double-height ceilings, substantial wooden beams and slate flooring. With light streaming in through the large windows to the front, the 4 Velux windows to the ceiling and the glass block wall to the stairs, this room is quite exceptional. Double, glazed doors open to the hall providing access to 3 bedrooms (1 en suite) and a bathroom. Stairs to upper floor. Door to office/potential kitchen. Deep understairs storage cupboard. Curtains and curtain pole.
Office/ (future) Kitchen (3.3m x 2.4m)
Accessed from the dining room, the office has been fully wired and plumbed to enable a kitchen to be installed, should this be required. The installation of a kitchen in this room would enable the house to be entirely separated into 2 independent residences with private entrances and each with 3 bedrooms and a reception room. Currently a spacious office with a window to the side of the house. Carpet.
A carpeted hallway leading to bedrooms and bathroom is accessed through double, glass-panelled doors. The hallway has deep laundry cupboard (1.5m x 1.3m) with shelves and light.
Bedroom 1 (en suite) (4.5m x 3.2m)
To the front of the house this spacious double bedroom has an en suite. Triple, built-in wardrobes with sliding doors, one mirrored, provide fitted drawers and shoe rack, hanging and shelf space. Wall lights. TV point. Curtains and curtain poles. Net curtains. Carpet. Door to en suite.
En suite (1.5m x 3.0m)
A lovely, modern shower room with quality fittings offering a WC, with hidden cistern and a wash hand basin inset to a tiled shelf with a mirror, lights and shaving point above. Separate shower enclosure with mains shower. Heated towel rail. Tiled floor and walls.
Bedroom 2 (3.4m x 4.3m)
A lovely, bright, dual-aspect, double bedroom to the front of the house. The double built-in wardrobes, with sliding doors, have quality fitted drawers and shoe racks to one side with hanging space and a shelf to the other side. Wall lights. TV point. Shelf. Curtains and curtain poles. Net curtains. Carpet.
Bedroom 3 (3.4m x 3.0m)
A double bedroom to the side of the house with lovely views over the side gardens. Double built-in wardrobes with mirrored sliding doors. Wall lights. TV point. Curtains and curtain poles. Net curtains. Carpet.
Bathroom (3.3m x 2.8m (widest))
Containing a 3-piece white suite with a wall-mounted basin, curved bath and WC with hidden cistern. A wall-mounted mirror with light and shaving point is mounted above the basin. A separate shower enclosure offers a mains shower. Tile floor and partially tiled walls. Heated towel rail. Opaque window with blind.
U-shaped stairs lead to the upper floor from the dining room. A long window of glass blocks, on the turn of the stairs, allows natural light to stream in. The stairs are carpeted with a wrought iron handrail to one side. Wooden beams provide a beautiful feature. A deep cupboard with wooden door is accessed from the staircase. The stairs lead to a gallery area overlooking the dining room. Wrought iron safety railing to one side. This area is of sufficient size to sit or provide a small library space. Door to upper bedroom suite.
Upper bedroom suite (6.5m x 5.0m, including en suite)
A truly gorgeous, triple-aspect, bedroom with a seating area and en suite shower room. With Velux windows to 2 sides and patio doors leading to an outdoor balcony, this room is flooded with light. A full-size wooden door leads to a built-in cupboard with a further deep laundry cupboard. Curtains and curtain pole. Velux blinds. Carpet. A hatch provides access to the services crawl space. Door to en suite.
En suite (2.2m x 2.2m)
With tiled floor and walls, this bright en suite has a 2-piece white suite with a WC, with a hidden cistern, and a wash hand basin inset to a tiled shelf. Separate shower enclosure with mains shower. Circular, wall-mounted, mirror with light above. Heated towel rail. A large Velux window provides natural light and ventilation. Access hatch for services.
Utility (5.0m x 2.1m)
The ample utility room has lower units and a single sink with mixer tap beneath a window looking towards the side garden. Plumbed for washing machine and space for a tumble drier. Boiler and hot water tank. The pulley mounted to the ceiling provides a great drying space. A shelved cupboard also houses the electricity consumer unit. Tile floor. Wooden door to garden.
From the front hall, a door opens to the hallway providing access to all rear accommodation, including 3 bedrooms (2 en suite), family bathroom, dining kitchen, sitting room and boot room. The rear accommodation can also be accessed via a private external entrance which opens to a wide (1.5m) L-shaped hallway with high (2.7m) ceilings.
Dining Kitchen (3.4m x 7.0m)
The dining kitchen and living room have outstanding views across the mature rear gardens down to Findhorn Bay and beyond to Culbin Forest. With an ever-changing picture of the sea and sky these rooms are truly fantastic. The kitchen is a bright dual-aspect room with a wide range of lower cabinets, tiled countertops and wide, feature wooden beams. Floor-to-ceiling pantry cupboards provide wonderful storage space. A large pitch/Douglas pine unit has been fitted to the wall and provides a wonderful compliment to the more modern kitchen units and tile floor. Included in the sale are the large, range cooker, dishwasher, and American-style Fridge Freezer. The dining area sits immediately in front of bay windows with a door opening to the rear patio area and garden. Door to boot room.
Boot room (1.9m x 1.4m)
Situated between the kitchen and the side door to the garden, the boot room provides a handy space for shedding outdoor clothes. With a tile floor it provides further space for a freezer. Coat hooks. Shelf, Window. Door to garden,
Sitting Room (4.9m x 4.9m)
The ambience in this room is superb. A stunning, dual-aspect, room to the rear of the house with light streaming in through the wide bay windows to the rear and further window to the side. The views are lovely with open views out over the bay. Fitted window seats around the bay window provide an amazingly peaceful space to enjoy the sea views at all times of year. A raised fireplace with an open fire sitting on a slate hearth with a wooden mantlepiece provides a lovely feature. An alcove with cupboard and glazed doors sits to the side. Carpet, curtain poles, wall mounted lights, pendant lights. Door to dining kitchen and hall.
Bedroom 5 (2.9m x 2.2m)
An en suite bedroom to the side of the house. Window to garden, door to en suite. Carpet. Curtain and curtain pole. The claim to fame of this room is that it was used by Mike Scott of the Waterboys, when he penned “Whole of the moon” while he owned this house previously.
En suite (0.9m x 2.2m)
Convenient en suite offering a 2-piece white suite comprising WC and basin inset to a cupboard unit with mirror and shaving point above. Separate shower enclosure with mains shower. Tiled walls and floor. Radiator.
Bedroom 6 (4.0m x 3.6m)
A light, spacious, en suite, double bedroom. This room has a wonderful, relaxing feel with beautiful views through the large windows to side gardens. Curtains and curtain poles, carpet. Door to en suite.
En-Suite (2.4m x 1.0m)
A bright en-suite offering a white a 2-piece white suite comprising WC and basin inset to a cupboard unit with mirror and shaving point above. Separate shower enclosure with mains shower. Tiled walls and floor. Radiator.
Bedroom 7 (4.0m x 3.7m)
Currently used as the master bedroom, this bright bedroom has a triple built-in wardrobe with integrated drawers and shoe rack, in addition to the hanging space and shelf it provides. Carpet. Curtains and curtain pole.
Bathroom (2.2m x 3.0m)
Containing a white three-piece suite comprising WC, bath and wash hand basin. A separate shower enclosure houses a mains shower. The bath is a feature, slipper bath with claw feet, with a glass shelf above. The wash hand basin is large, modern, wall-mounted basin with a mirror above. Behind the door there is a tall bathroom cabinet with shelves and a mirrored door. Two large windows allows natural light to stream in. Tile floor.
Gardens and Grounds
Accessed from the Findhorn Road, wooden driveway gates open into a wide driveway with gravel parking to the front of the house. Two further gravel parking areas extend the parking to 7 cars, campervans and/or caravans. A concrete slab has been laid that would facilitate the construction of a garage. The extensive gardens, wrapping around the house, are fully enclosed by a mixture of wire and wooden fencing and offer multiple opportunities to peacefully enjoy the sun at any time of day, with paved patio areas, decking and grassy areas all around. The garden has been designed for ease of maintenance, predominantly laid to lawn, with mature shrubs and trees providing privacy and shade. The expansive rear garden slopes down towards Findhorn Bay and allows superb views of the sea. Two sheds, with electricity and light, provide storage with further log and bike storage.
Yellow Sands sits on the edge of the popular seaside village of Findhorn. Within easy walking distance of the cafes, pubs, shops, yacht club, bowling green and other local amenities, this home offers all the benefits of being in the highly sought-after village of Findhorn, whilst remaining relatively secluded.