The LodgeFindhorn, Forres, Moray, IV36 3YE
Offers Over £500,000
- 2/3 reception rooms. 4/5 bedrooms
- Flexible and spacious accommodation
- Many fine period features
- Enclosed garden and garage
- Close to a wide range of amenities
Sitting in a quiet yet central position within the Conservation Area of the village, The Lodge is one of the oldest houses in Findhorn, dating from 1776 and was the Lodge House to Findhorn House (now including the Yacht Club) nearby. It is constructed of stone under a slate roof and provides spacious and well-appointed accommodation over two and a half storeys. On the ground floor, a vestibule opens to a sitting room / hallway which has a Jet Master open fire and a deep set bay window. From here doors lead to the ‘Ball Room’; a magnificent tall ceilinged reception room that could also be used as a wonderful ground floor bedroom. The room has a wood burning stove, a separate door to the garden which allows it to be occupied separately and has an adjoining en suite kitchenette and shower room. Also on the ground floor is a dual aspect dining room with an open fire; a central hall with stairs to the first floor, a well equipped kitchen with various integrated appliances and flag stone floor, a shower room, WC, utility room and a rear hall with access to the courtyard to the rear. On the first floor, a landing leads to a family bathroom and 4 bedrooms as well as a sewing room / store. Stairs lead to a second floor where there are three attic bedrooms.The house has many of the features one would hope to find in a property of this age and character including tall corniced ceilings, open fireplaces and flag stone flooring. The sitting room, dining room and the ‘ball room’ are particularly appealing rooms and the house offers great scope to be occupied in various ways. One such option could be to treat the ‘ball room’ as a separate annexe and use this as a holiday let or as a granny annexe / staff accommodation.The house is single glazed and has oil central heating.GARDENOutside, there is a private garden over two levels which is sheltered by various mature trees whilst there is a proportion of the adjoining garage providing sought after off-street parking. Access to the garage is taken over the courtyard to the rear.