Darklass House

Dyke, Forres, Moray, IV36 2TL

Guide Price £500,000

0.55 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 3

  • 4 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms
  • Spacious and flexible accommodation
  • Tastefully decorated
  • Many fine period features
  • Extensive enclosed mature garden
  • Useful outbuilding
  • Close to a wide range of amenities

Darklass House is a very impressive extended traditional farmhouse located in a very desirable semi-rural position near Dyke. Dating from 1902 and having been extended in the 1970’s, the house is primarily constructed of stone under a slate roof, together with a flat roofed extension and provides very well appointed and flexible accommodation over two storeys. On the groundfloor, a vestibule opens to the main hallway from where stairs lead to the first floor and doors lead to the two principal reception rooms. To the left is the dual aspect dining room whilst to the right is the sitting room. Both have tall ceilings whilst the sitting room has a fireplace with a wood burning stove and a door to a superb and well lit games room, also with a fireplace. An inner hall leads to a ground floor shower room and onwards to the well-equipped dining kitchen which has an array of wall and floor units, various integrated appliances and glazed doors leading to a patio. From the kitchen, a door leads to a rear hall and on to a utility room, office (which could also be used as an additional bedroom if required), laundry room / WC, a boiler room and bike store (created from a former garage). On the first floor, a landing leads to a family bathroom and 4 bedrooms, one of which has an en suite bathroom. There is also a useful linen cupboard / store. The house is double glazed and has oil central heating. It has many of the fine features one would hope to find in a property of this age and character including tall ceilings, cornicing and fireplaces. The living room, dining room,games room and kitchen are particularly appealing and in general the house appears to be in good condition as well as offering flexibility to create an annexe on the ground floor using the utility room, office and ancillary rooms (subject to planning etc.).In essence, Darklass House is a very desirable family home in a fine rural setting and which is within easy reach of a wide range of amenities including the village of Dyke, Brodie Castle, Culbin Forest and the Moray coast as well as the A96.GARDENOutside, there is a generously sized garden which is enclosed by a stone wall, timber fence and hedge. The garden includes areas of lawn together with various mature trees. Ample parking space for several vehicles is providedon a tarmac driveway whilst in addition there is superb timber outbuilding measuring approximately 5m x 19m.