Acarsaid is a wonderful house located in the picturesque village of Findhorn on the Moray Coast. The county of 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, none more spectacular than the 8 mile long sandy beach between Findhorn and Burghead to the east. The upland areas to the south of the County 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 Findhorn and Spey rivers, skiing at The Lecht and Cairngorm range, sailing and walking. Nearby is the coastal town of Nairn (about 15 miles) with its two championship links golf courses. The Culbin Forest, a short drive away (or short boat journey across the bay) with its marked walks and cycle trails, offers excellent opportunities for a wide range of outdoor pursuits.
Findhorn with its sheltered bay providing excellent sailing and water sports is one of Scotland's most desirable coastal villages. The village is home to the Royal Findhorn Yacht Club and has good basic amenities with a local shop / Post Office, cafes and highly regarded Inns. The world famous Findhorn Community, an eco village and popular retreat is located on the outskirts of the village. There is currently a regular bus service to Forres (about 5 miles) which provides a comprehensive range of shops and amenities whilst the surrounding area offers some excellent hotels, restaurants and historic local attractions including the Forres Golf Club designed by James Bryce. Schooling up to secondary level, including a Steiner School is available in Forres and also at Gordonstoun Independent School, about 12 miles away. Primary schooling is in Kinloss about 3 miles away. Inverness (about 32 miles) has all the facilities of a modern city including its airport (about 24 miles) which offers regular flights to the south and summer flights to many European destinations.
Acarsaid is an impressive family home located in a very desirable edge of village location in Findhorn. The house sits in extensive private grounds, a rarity for Findhorn, and yet is in close proximity to the centre of the village, dunes, bay and beach. Completed in 1993, this architect designed house (with considerable input from the current owners) was constructed by well regarded builder AW Laing Ltd and provides spacious and well appointed accommodation over two storeys.
A vestibule opens into a spacious hallway with two generous cupboards providing ample storage space. There is a door to a good sized dining room from which sliding doors open to a brightly lit sun room. French doors give access directly to a patio. The breakfasting kitchen is generous in size, has a good range of wall and floor units and various integrated appliances including NEF integrated ovens and a hob. Off the kitchen is a utility room with further floor units and space for a washing machine. There is also a shower room and a door to the driveway. The double aspect sitting room is wonderfully light with an open fire and views over the garden. The master bedroom benefits from two built in double wardrobes and an en suite shower room. A cloakroom completes the ground floor accommodation. An open staircase leads to the first floor from which the landing gives access to a magnificent games room/4th bedroom. Generous in size and wonderfully light it enjoys beautiful views including the Moray Firth. From the games room a door opens to an adjoining attic store which offers great scope for development into additional accommodation (subject to planning) if required. Also on the first floor are two good sized double bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes and one with an en suite shower room. A family bathroom completes the accommodation. The house is double glazed and has electric wall mounted heaters.
Outside, the garden is of an exceptional size for Findhorn. Extending to about three quarters of an acre, it surrounds the house and is nicely enclosed by a mature hedge and fence. Predominantly laid to lawn, the garden also includes a magnificent array of well stocked beds and borders and a patio, whilst ample parking for several vehicles is provided on a gravelled driveway.