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Sourbank Farmhouse

Rafford, Forres, Moray, IV36 2SL

Guide Price £365,000


  • 5 bedroom and 3 reception rooms

  • Flexible accommodation

  • Many fine features

  • Delightful rural setting

  • Well maintained extensive sheltered garden

Sourbank Farmhouse is a charming traditional farmhouse, likely to date back to the turn of the last century. Sitting in an elevated position on the south western slopes of the Califer Hill, the house enjoys spectacular south and westerly views ...

Sourbank Farmhouse is a charming traditional farmhouse, likely to date back to the turn of the last century. Sitting in an elevated position on the south western slopes of the Califer Hill, the house enjoys spectacular south and westerly views across the Moray countryside. Constructed of stone under a slate roof with a substantial Larch clad extension, Sourbank is a wonderful family home of considerable charm and character.

Well appointed and adaptable accommodation is provided over one and a half storeys and on the ground floor includes a spacious hall with doors to 2 double bedrooms and a shower room. From the hall, a door leads to a spectacular ‘L‘ shaped sitting room with a magnificent heptagonal bay window with seats made from old whisky casks and which opens up the wonderful views. At over 10m (33’) in length, this room has a stunning 2 way feature wood burning stove and French doors to a decked balcony. The original hallway then gives access to a cosy snug / study and a well equipped dining kitchen with a Belfast sink and an attractive fireplace. Also on the ground floor are a utility room, pantry and bathroom. From the main hall, stairs lead to the first floor with 3 further bedrooms and a box room. A half landing gives access to a store room, currently used as a bathroom with a roll top bath. A second staircase leads to the games room; a superb brightly lit room which could be used for a wide range of purposes.

Sourbank is a wonderful family home with many fine features. It benefits from oil central heating and double glazing.

Outside, the grounds extend to a little under an acre and include a delightful garden with areas of lawn, herbaceous borders, many mature trees and rhododendrons. A burn passes nearby the house with an attractive timber footbridge which accesses a sheltered lawned area. Ample parking space is provided on a private driveway. There is a useful timber garage.