Marcassie Cottage is a delightful cottage located in a desirable position nearby the popular village of Rafford, to the south east of Forres in the county of Moray. Moray is famous for its mild climate, has a beautiful and varied ...
Marcassie Cottage is a delightful cottage located in a desirable position nearby the popular village of Rafford, to the south east of Forres in the county of Moray. Moray is famous for its mild climate, has a beautiful and varied countryside with a coastline of rich agricultural land, prosperous fishing villages and wide, open beaches. The upland areas to the south are sparsely populated and provide dramatic scenery, some of which forms part of the Cairngorm National Park. This unspoilt landscape provides a wide range of leisure and sporting opportunities including fishing on the world famous Spey and Findhorn rivers, skiing at The Lecht and Cairngorm range, sailing and walking. Nearby is the coastal town of Nairn (about 13 miles) with its two championship links golf courses whilst the Castle Stuart links course, to the west of Nairn was recently voted as the best new international course in 2009 by Golf.com. Located about 15 minutes drive away is the jewel of the Moray Coastline, the historic village of Findhorn with its sheltered bay providing excellent sailing and water sports and highly regarded Inns. The Culbin Forest, a short drive away with its marked walks and cycle trails, offers excellent opportunities for a wide range of outdoor pursuits.
Forres (about 3 miles) provides a comprehensive range of shops and amenities whilst the surrounding area offers some excellent hotels, restaurants and historic local attractions. Schooling, both primary and secondary as well as a Steiner School is available in Forres whilst the world famous Gordonstoun Independent School, is about 15 miles away. Inverness (about 30 miles) has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport (about 22 miles) which offers regular flights to the south and summer flights to many European destinations.
Marcassie Cottage is a delightful extended traditional cottage constructed of painted stone under a slate roof and is a wonderful family home of considerable charm and character.
On the ground floor, a glazed door opens into a light reception hall with stairs to the first floor. To the left is a charming sitting room with a wood burning stove surrounded by a timber mantle, ceiling beams and a door out to the garden. Directly opposite the sitting room is a spacious dining kitchen which has a good range of wall and floor units, a wooden worktop and an oil fired AGA. From here access is gained to a further hallway. Directly ahead is a light and airy dining room with fine views across open fields. Adjacent to the dining room is a good sized bedroom/study and opposite this is a shower room. A utility room completes the ground floor accommodation. The stairs lead up to the first floor landing which has a number of excellent storage cupboards. To the right is the master bedroom which being double aspect is wonderfully light and is also generous in size. There are four further bedrooms, all of which are of a good size and have built in cupboards. A family bathroom completes the accommodation.
Overall, Marcassie Cottage is a wonderful family home with many fine features one of which is its light and welcoming atmosphere. The property benefits from oil central heating and is primarily double glazed.
Outside, the house sits in extensive grounds which extend to about an acre. The grounds include a delightful garden with a large lawn, timber decking, mature flower beds and borders and various mature trees and rhododendrons. There is also a useful timber garage (5m x 3.5m), a wood store and private parking on a gravelled driveway.