Boyne House is an impressive grade B listed town house situated in a convenient location at the heart of the desirable town of Forres. Forres has a good range of facilities including a railway station, three primary schools and a high performing secondary school, sporting and recreational facilities including the Forres Golf Club, swimming pool and hydrotherapy pool with leisure centre. There is a major supermarket and a choice of independent shops and the High Street is just a short walk from the property. Forres also has a Steiner School whilst private schooling for children over 8 years of age is available at Gordonstoun School, about 12 miles away. Forres has been a winner of the Scotland in Bloom award on many occasions and is host to the famous Forres Highland Games and internationally renowned Piping Hot Forres bagpiping event. Nearby attractions also include Brodie Castle and Brodie Country Fare as well as the popular and picturesque coastal village of Findhorn with its renowned beaches.
Moray, 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. The historic city of Elgin provides a comprehensive range of shops and amenities whilst the surrounding area offers some excellent hotels, restaurants and historic local attractions. Inverness (about 27 miles) has all the facilities of a modern city including its Airport (about 19 miles) which offers regular flights to the south and summer flights to many European destinations.
Boyne House is an impressive and imposing B listed house believed to date back to 1789 and originally built for a sugar merchant. A number of works have been carried out to the house in recent years including the rebuilding of the windows and the addition of the annexe. It is tastefully decorated throughout and has a number of fine features one would hope for in a house of this age and quality. Constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof, flexible and well appointed accommodation is provided over four storeys. In addition to making an ideal family home, Boyne House offers superb potential to run a guest house or holiday lets.
From Tolbooth Street, stone steps lead up to the front door which opens in to the spacious entrance hallway with a timber floor and stairs leading down to the lower ground floor and up to the first floor. A door leads to the dining kitchen; a generously sized room with an impressive open fire and range of wall and floor units with various integrated appliances. Across the entrance hallway, the sitting room is an elegant room with ornate ceiling plasterwork and an open fire place. A cloakroom with a W.C. and space for washing machine, completes the ground floor accommodation. The first floor gives access to the master bedroom and a further double bedroom which is currently used as a study. These are both bright and good sized rooms with open fire places and tall ceilings. Also on the first floor is a family bathroom. The accommodation on the second floor comprises two generously sized attic bedrooms, both with built in storage cupboards, and a shower room.
The lower ground floor accommodation includes a hallway with external door, a family / dining room, a kitchen, a shower room and a bedroom. The bedroom gives access to a studio apartment with kitchenette / bedroom and shower room. The room layout on the lower ground floor is extremely flexible as both apartments have their own separate external doors ensuring they can be used individually, let out together or simply accommodated into the main house.
The house is single glazed and benefits from gas central heating.
Outside, there is a gravelled front garden enclosed by a stone wall and a courtyard to the side of the house with a charming seating area. Parking space is available for two cars on the gravelled driveway to the side of the main house.