Hazel Bank is positioned mid-way along Alexandra Terrace, one of the most sought after streets in the popular town of Forres, and is within easy walking distance of the town centre and a wide range of amenities. Forres has a …
Hazel Bank is positioned mid-way along Alexandra Terrace, one of the most sought after streets in the popular town of Forres, and is within easy walking distance of the town centre and a wide range of amenities. Forres has a good range of facilities including a railway station, a major supermarket and a choice of independent shops, sporting and recreational facilities including the Forres Golf Club, swimming pool and hydrotherapy pool with leisure centre. It also has three primary schools and a high performing secondary 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. 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.
The historic city of Elgin provides a further comprehensive range of shops and amenities whilst the surrounding area offers some excellent hotels, restaurants and historic local attractions. Inverness (about 28 miles) has all the facilities of a modern city including its Airport (about 20 miles) which offers regular flights to the south and summer flights to many European destinations.
Hazel Bank is an impressive detached townhouse which dates back to the late 1800’s. Sitting in an elevated position on Alexandra Terrace, the house is built from attractive dressed stone under a pitched slate roof and provides extensive and adaptable accommodation over two and a half storeys. On the ground floor, a vestibule leads to the reception hall from where one can access a wonderful living room with an attractive open fire and a large bay window that floods the room in natural light. A separate piano room provides an additional quiet living space whilst there is also a magnificent open plan kitchen / dining / living room. This room forms the heart of the house and includes high quality kitchen wall and floor units with various integral appliances, a central island, electric Aga (total Control), wood burning stove and a deep set bay window and window bench. There is also a rear hall / utility room which is fully plumbed for a washing machine et al as well as a ground floor shower room. Taking the stairs to the first floor, a half landing leads to a recently refurbished family bathroom and onwards to a well lit landing. Here there are 4 double bedrooms, a dressing room and a study / 5th bedroom. From the landing, a further staircase leads to the original maid’s accommodation and which is now used as three separate attic bedrooms. The house has a wealth of original features befitting a quality ‘period’ townhouse including tall ceilings, cornicing and plaster work, ample built- in cupboards, recessed alcoves and open fireplaces. Large windows give the house a light and airy atmosphere whilst the west facing reception rooms and bedrooms are particularly appealing. As part of the relatively recent refurbishment, much of the electrics were replaced and a new pressurised gas central heating system installed.