Lachlanwells House

Forres, Moray, IV36 2RA

Offers Over £480,000

0.56 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 4

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 3 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms
  • Fine period features
  • Bright and spacious accommodation
  • Flexible layout
  • Generous garden
  • Double garage
  • Additional land potentially available by separate negotiation
  • Acreage 0.56 acres (0.23 hectares)

DESCRIPTIONLachlanwells Farmhouse is a most attractive detached Edwardian style house. The house has been renovated to a very high standard and provides flexible accommodation over two storeys. The front door opens into a vestibule with wood panelled walls and a tiled floor and which leads to a hallway with stairs to the first floor. To the right is a sitting room with an open fire and a timber mantle. Opposite is a family room with a bay window and a wood burning stove. Both rooms are spacious and wonderfully light with large windows overlooking the front garden. Next to the sitting room is a dining room, another good sized and bright room which could also be used as a bedroom if required.Also off the main hallway is a study/5th bedroom which has an open fire place. A rear hallway leads to pantry/store room and a dining kitchen with a good range of wall and floor units, a Rangemaster stove and space for a dishwasher and fridge. Off the kitchen is a superb utility/laundry room which has further space for white goods, a sink and floor units. It also has a door to the rear garden, back stairs to the first floor and access to a cold store. A rear porch and a W.C. are also accessed via the rear hallway. Following the stairs to the first floor, the staircase splits, to the right is a bedroom suite with a very generously sized bedroom/sitting room with a wood burning stove, a shower room and a dressing room which can also be accessed via the rear stairs. The main landing gives access to a family bathroom with a roll top bath and marble tiles, a separate W.C. and three further bedrooms, including the master bedroom which has an ‘en suite’ shower room.Overall, the house has a light and airy atmosphere, is well presented and has a number of fine period features that one would hope to find in a house of such age and quality including cornicing, picture rails and open fireplaces. The house benefits from double glazed windows and oil central heating.GARDENOutside, the house sits within a landscaped garden which extends to about 0.56 acres and includes well stocked flower beds, areas of lawn and is bordered by a combination of fences and hedges. There is space for parking to the front of the house on a gravelled driveway. Located to the side of the house is a useful double garage.SITUATIONLocated midway between Elgin and Forres, the house sits in a tranquil setting about a mile from the A96 (Inverness to Aberdeen trunk road) and to the south of the small village of Alves on the ‘Laich of Moray’. To the north, across rich arable land lies the historic coastal villages of Findhorn, Hopeman and Lossiemouth with their golfing, sailing and water sports facilities whilst the Moray coastline has a dramatic coastline and wide unspoilt beaches. To the south lies the ‘malt whisky trail’ and beyond (about an hour’s drive) is the spectacular scenery of the Cairngorm National Park which offers excellent walking, river, field and winter sports facilities.Locally, Elgin and Forres provide a comprehensive range of shopping, dining and leisure amenities whilst Inverness (33 miles) offers all the facilities of a modern city including its Airport (26 miles) which can be reached in around 40 minutes. There are highly regarded primary schools in the local area including those at Alves, Mosstowie, Forres and Elgin. State secondary schooling is available in Elgin and Forres which also has a Steiner School whilst the world famous Gordonstoun School is located at Duffus, about 10 miles away.