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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Forteath Avenue, Elgin

Sold STC £535,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Prestigious Property
  • Sought After West End Area
  • Many Original Period Features
  • 3 Public Rms, 5/6 Bedrooms
  • Garages, Gardens, GCH

Full description

We are delighted to be able to offer this prestigious and highly desirable property to the market. Forteath Avenue is arguably one of the most sought after addresses in
Elgin and this delightful family home occupies an elevated site in this prime West End location, affording outstanding views to the South. The property is in excellent
decorative order throughout and boasts many elegant and original features as one would expect from a property such as this. Built in 1904 the property has had only a few owners to date with the present owners having taken entry some 21 years ago. With its own secluded gardens to the front, side and rear, all laid out with consideration towards easy maintenance, there is also a tarmac driveway leading to a large parking bay/yard at the rear which can accommodate a number of vehicles and garaging for up to three cars if required. The location is within a short walk of Dr Grays Hospital, West End Primary School and other local amenities.

The city of Elgin is the administrative and commercial centre for Moray and provides an excellent range of amenities including a wide range of shops, supermarkets,
leisure facilities, train station and a hospital. The property is situated a few hundred metres from West End Primary School, and Elgin offers two Secondary Schools with
Gordonstoun School approximately 6 miles away for private schooling. The larger cities of Inverness and Aberdeen are within easy driving distance, being 38 miles and
64 miles respectively, both of which have airports and regular daily scheduled flights.

This is an outstanding 5/6 bedroom family home and boasts many attractive features:-

- Original oak flooring in hallway
- A range of tiled floors (some original)
- Superb cornice work
- Attractive open staircase
- Spacious rooms
- Several antique light fittings
- Original fireplaces and surrounds
- Secondary glazing on first floor level
- Basement and attic floors with excellent storage
- Gas Central Heating
- Secluded gardens to front, side and rear
- Panoramic views
- Excellent location

Entrance Vestibule - 1.4m x 1.75m (4'7" x 5'9") - External steps lead up to a sheltered and tiled front porch area with external light and the front door leads to entrance vestibule with original mosaic tiling, internal door with original etched glass panel.

Hallway - 4.6m x 6.1m at longest (plus recess) (15'1" x 20'0 - Window to front with original etched glass panes, stripped oak floor, ornate cornice and plaster work arches, two antique stair lamps, further natural light from first floor skylight, two large storage cupboards, superb original wooden staircase with railings and balustrade and two mid landings as it turns towards the first floor.

Lounge - 4.5m x 6.35m (14'9" x 20'10") - Intricate cornice work, wrought iron curtain poles, drapes, fitted carpet, two alcoves with storage cupboards beneath,
abundance of natural light from range of windows, antique ceiling light, fireplace.

Living Room - 5.1m x 5.4m (16'9" x 17'9") - Original stencilling to walls, varnished floorboards, TV/sky point, shelved storage cupboard, triple window to front.

Dining Room - 4m x 4.2m (13'1" x 13'9") - Decorated by the late Jonathan Humphrey featuring trompe loeil murals with windows to side and rear gardens, fitted carpet, cupboard, wrought iron curtain poles and drapes, TV point.

Cloakroom - 1.8m x 2.15m (5'11" x 7'1") - Original tiled floor, wooden panelling to walls and ceiling, WC and wash hand basin, window to rear.

Kitchen - 6.3m x 5.9m at widest (L-shaped) (20'8" x 19'4" at - Fitted units from Newcastle Kitchen Co. In country style, gas fired Aga set back into original fireplace, French doors to rear patio, amtico flooring, door to basement area, hand painted artwork to walls, glazed door to rear porch, integrated dishwasher, curtain poles and drapes, centre light fitting, additional ceiling and wall lights.

Basement Rooms - 2.6m x 3.4m/3.1m x 2.4m/1.9m x 1.8m (8'6" x 11'2" - Three storage rooms which could be utilised for a variety of purposes with lights and power points and a range of recessed windows affording natural light.

Rear Porch - 1.9m X 1.3m (6'3" X 4'3") - Light and external side door. Doors also to kitchen and utility room.

Utility Room - 3.6m x 2.6m (11'10" x 8'6") - Plumbed for washing machine, original Belfast sink, terra cotta floor tiles, large walk in airing cupboard (3'11" x 7'10"/1.2m x 2.4m) housing gas ch boiler, hot water tank and shelving.

Study/Bedroom 6 - 3.6m x 3m (11'10" x 9'10") - Currently used as an office with window overlooking rear garden, fitted carpet, large cupboard (3'3" x 2'6"/1m x 0.75m).

Upper Landing - With lots of natural light from Central skylight, fitted carpet, hatch to loft with fitted Ramsay ladders.

Bedroom 1 - 3.6m x 3.6m (11'10" x 11'10") - Window to side, fitted carpet, wash hand basin with cupboard beneath, curtain pole, curtains, cupboard housing electric meter and fuse box, TV point.

Bedroom 2/Master - 4.8m x 4.5m (15'9" x 14'9") - Triple window to front elevation, curtain pole and curtains, fitted carpet, large storage cupboard with hanging rails, centre light, door to en suite shower room, original fireplace and surround, TV point.

Ensuite Bathroom - 2m x 2.6m (6'7" x 8'6") - With corner shower, wash hand basin inset to marble worktop with storage cupboards beneath, floor ceiling and some wall tiles, window to side elevation, expelair fan, mirrors, wooden venetian blind.

Bedroom 3 - 3.6m x 3.6m (11'10" x 11'10") - Original fireplace and surround, centre light, window to front, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 - 5m x 3.75m (16'5" x 12'4") - Triple window to front, large storage cupboard with hanging rail, original fireplace and surround, centre light, fitted carpet, TV point.

Bedroom 5 - 3.9m x 4.05m (12'10" x 13'3") - Double window to side, fitted carpet, large storage cupboard with hanging rails, original fireplace and surround, light fitting, curtain pole and curtains. Further cupboard (3'3" x 2'11"/1m x 0.9m) with sink unit, storage cupboard beneath and tiled floor.

Shower Room - 1.25m x 1.65m (4'1" x 5'5") - With bi fold shower door leading to recessed shower, window to rear, expelair fan, ceramic floor tiles.

Family Bathroom - 2m x 2.15m (6'7" x 7'1") - With corner bath, WC and wash hand basin, floor and wall tiles, window to rear, wall light, fitted swivel mirror, medicine cabinet.

Attic - Spacious attic area running above the first floor level , around 2/3rd floored with lights and small skylight offering excellent storage space, insulated, TV aerial, access to central skylight area.

Outside - Mature gardens to front, rear and one side, with tarmac driveway to other side. At front the property is bounded by a wall and large mature hedging ensuring privacy, and there are substantial boundary walls on all sides. The gardens are laid out for ease of maintenance, mainly in grass surrounded by mature trees, hedges and shrubs. At the rear of the house, accessed by the tarmac driveway to the side, is a large parking bay which can accommodate a number of vehicles and there is a garage/shed area which offers parking for up to three cars and plenty of storage for garden tools equipment etc. Small summer house. Outside lights in the rear garden and also at the garage area.

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Notes - Included in the asking price will be all carpets and fitted floor coverings, all blinds, all light fittings, all bathroom & shower room fittings, the integrated dishwasher and the Aga in the kitchen. Summer house, ornamental fountain and garden lights.

Energy Efficiency Rating: E
Council Tax Band: G

Viewing - Viewing strictly by appointment only and arranged exclusively through the selling agent on 01343 555150.

These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. Intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements of representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their accuracy. No person in this firms employment has the authority to make or give any representation or warranty in respect of the property.

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11 June 2015


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