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5 Bedroom Unique Victorian House and large surrounding Garden.
Edinburgh, Scotland - $640,000 USD>> List Your Real Estate For Sale in 3 Easy Steps: Post Ad


Address: Laurel Bank, 11 St Leonards Road, Forres,
Number of Bedrooms: 5
Number of Bathrooms: 2
Land Size: large surrounding garden
Living Area Size: generous size, high cieling victorian house. see description for room sizes

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Telephone: +44 (0)1309 671190


Unique opportunity to buy a very special house in a central position in Forres, yet very quiet and private. The house is a Victorian 1850’s stone and slate construction. It is in excellent condition and has many original features including marble fireplaces and original Baltic pine woodwork. There are 2 large reception rooms, excellent spacious kitchen/diner, 5 bedrooms, a vast useable attic space (could be 2 further bedrooms), utility rooms, cloakroom, 2 bathrooms etc. At the back of the house is a very large walled garden which is beautifully landscaped with mature trees and shrubs, plants and lots of different lawn areas. Also 2 ponds, a Steiner flow form/waterfall, 4 patios, fruit and veg garden, 3 sheds and a private entrance onto Grant Park and the woods behind. At the front of the house is a garage, a tarmac parking area and more gardens. The bright, spacious living accommodation comprises: Entrance Hall 6.4m x 2.3m (21ft x 7.6ft) Spacious, light entrance hall with double radiator, access to 2 front lounges, rear hall and staircase leading to first floor. Lounge 1 6.2m x 4.5m (20ft x 15.6ft) Bright, spacious, south facing room with beautiful, original Baltic pine bay window, paneling and deep skirting boards. Open coal tiled fireplace with ornate white painted wood and white marble surround. 2 arched alcoves either side of the fireplace with cupboards below. Large alcove area at back of room. Decorative cornices, 2 double radiators. View out onto front patio and garden. Lounge 2 6.2m x 4.5m (20ft x 15.6ft) Bright, spacious, south facing room with beautiful, original Baltic pine bay window, paneling and deep skirting boards. Open coal tiled fireplace housed in original marble surround and mantle. Recess shelved alcove with half height glass door display cabinet and cupboard below. Pine shelved cupboard. Serving hatch. 2 double radiators. Original pine floorboards. View out onto front patio and garden. Rear Hall With built in pine cupboard and coat hooks. Access to the kitchen and a further hall leading to downstairs toilet/shower room, cloakroom and back door. Kitchen/ Dining Room 6.5m x 4.3m (21.2ft x 14.2ft) Large farmhouse style kitchen, fully equipped with Neff light oak base and eye level units. Built in fan assisted oven, Halogen ring hob, extractor fan and hood and dishwasher. Double stainless steel sink unit with single drainer and mixer tap. Amtico floor tiles. 2 windows with views over courtyard, 1 window with beautiful garden view and glass panel door leading to patio area and garden. 2 double radiators. Door leading off to utility space. Utility Rooms 4m x 2.3m (13.1ft x 7.6ft) Large utility room fully fitted with base and wall mounted units. The room has a stainless steel sink unit and plumbing and electrics for washing machine, tumbler drier and fridge freezer. Window onto courtyard and skylight window. A partition wall has created a separate useful storage area at the far end of the room, with floor to ceiling shelves. Shower Room White toilet, wash basin and white tiled shower unit with shower, extractor fan, built in shelves. Cloakroom The cloakroom is accessed from the rear hall. There is also an outside door into the cloakroom from the courtyard enabling access from the outside of the house through the side passage or the back garden or through the private entrance onto the park. Coat hooks, shelves and shoe racks on three sides give ample cloakroom space. The cloakroom area also houses the Valliant combination boiler. Half landing Window with view over the courtyard, back garden and park. Door to the Bathroom Bathroom 2.52m x 2.44m (8.3ft x 8ft) Traditional 6ft cast iron green bath, fitted wall shower and 2 part glass shower screen. Modern toilet and wash hand basin. Pine corner fitting cupboard and shelves, Pine mirror, radiator. Window with view over the back garden. Bedroom 1 4.8m x 4.5m (15.7ft x 14.8ft) Bright, spacious, south facing double bedroom. Front double window with sliding door cupboards below. Single recessed cupboard with shelves. Fitted white wash hand basin in base unit. Double radiator. Bedroom 2 4.8m x 4.5m (15.7ft x 14.8ft) Bright, spacious, south facing double bedroom. Fitted white wash hand basin in base unit with drawers. Single recessed cupboard with shelves. Double radiator. Bedroom 3 4.1m x 4.1m (13.5ft x 13.4ft) Spacious double bedroom with garden views over the park. Gets the morning light and sunshine up to midday. Single recessed cupboard with shelves. 2 double radiators. Bedroom 4 3.0m x 2.3m (9ft 11 x 7.7ft) Bright, south facing bedroom with single window over looking front garden and built in shelves under window. White hand basin. Single radiator. Bedroom 5 2.9m x 2.4m (9.6ft x 7.9ft) Single bedroom currently being used as an office. Useful storage space in large under stairs cupboard. Window with lovely view over rear garden. This room gets the afternoon and evening sun. Single radiator. Attic 11m x 11m at widest (36ft x 36ft) Stairway leads to a fully floored and well insulated L shaped attic with coombed ceiling which runs the whole length of the property. Currently being used as 2 bedrooms, a games area and shelved storage room. The attic has built in cupboards, electric sockets and TV points and 3 velux windows overlooking the park. Outside Space Tarmac drive leads to detached stone garage and forecourt parking area. The front garden is laid out with colourful rockeries, mature trees and shrubs, and 2 lawns with flower borders and front patios to catch all day sunshine. There is an extensive rear garden which is beautifully landscaped and enclosed by stone boundary walls. It is laid out with different lawn area, numerous flower beds, shrubs and mature trees, vegetable patch, fruit growing areas with apple, pear and plum trees and lots of summer fruit bushes. There are beautiful stone pathways, a number of patio and seating areas and 2 garden ponds, one with a beautiful 7 part waterfall (Steiner flow form) leading into the pond and pebbled beach area. To the rear of the house is a courtyard area with a brick outbuilding (used to be an air raid shelter) and a garden shed/coal shed. There are some garden stairs leading to another area of small lawns, shrubs and trees and a clothes drying area. A gate provides direct private access to the beautiful Grant Park and the woods beyond. Forres Forres is a beautiful market town surrounded by woods and parks. The nearest sandy beaches at Findhorn are only a few miles away and there are numerous nearby countryside and river walks. Forres has its own micro climate and enjoys more sunshine and mild weather and less cloud then almost anywhere else in Scotland. Forres is a thriving town with a host of activities from farmers markets, allotments, vegetable box schemes, to excellent schools, arts and leisure activities. A wonderful town to bring up a family or retire to. Only 30 minutes drive from Inverness airport.

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