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An Gean

Rafford, Forres, Moray, IV36 2SJ

Offers Over £440,000


  • 4 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms

  • Flexible and adaptable accommodation

  • High quality fixtures and fittings

  • Magnificent landscaped gardens with lochan

  • Detached bothy

  • Integral spacious double entrance garage/workshop

An Gean was built in 2000 by Peter Hizzett Builders and is set in over two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds. The accommodation is provided over a single storey and offers considerable flexibility. A spacious reception hall opens ...

An Gean was built in 2000 by Peter Hizzett Builders and is set in over two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds. The accommodation is provided over a single storey and offers considerable flexibility. A spacious reception hall opens to a delightful dining area. Doors open into a light and airy lounge with an in-set multi-fuel stove and a door to the sun room with spectacular views over the garden, lochan and surrounding countryside. There is a large and well equipped dining kitchen with a wood burning stove and solid Oak worktops, family bathroom, cloak room, utility room, rear hall area, three good sized bedrooms (master with a large en suite shower room) and a cosy and atmospheric family room that could also be used as a generously sized fourth bedroom. The house is in excellent condition and is tastefully decorated throughout with high quality kitchen and bathroom fittings. It benefits from double glazed windows with heating by an oil fired boiler situated in the extensive integral double garage. The property is also fitted with Cat 5 multi-media wiring throughout, thus allowing optimum computer operation.

A detached bothy measuring about 3.2m x 5.3m (with electricity, alarm and telephone connection) is currently used as a garden store but could equally well be used as a delightful summer house or home office overlooking the garden and lochan.

Outside the house, the grounds are a special feature of the property and extend to over 2 acres. The garden has been lovingly maintained by the present owners and has a southerly aspect overlooking open countryside and woodland. A large area of lawn is bounded by well stocked borders with a variety of plants and shrubs. A charming lochan lies to the front of the house with an island that is accessed over a wooden footbridge. Beyond that, an attractive and productive fruit orchard has been established surrounded by Beech hedging. A burn runs along the southern and western boundaries of the garden. There is a good sized patio to the front and gravel paths lead you to the rear garden where there is a fenced and productive fruit and vegetable garden with raised beds and a greenhouse. There is an attractive shrub and heather border on a top tiered bank supported by a dry-stone wall. A sweeping gravelled driveway gives access to the house and ample space for parking several vehicles. Two automatic robot lawn mowers (called Monty and Python) and the associated hardware are included in the sale.