6 bedroom house for sale

Forres, Morayshire

Under Offer £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen/living room
  • Sun room
  • Shower room
  • Master bedroom and ensuite
  • 5 further bedrooms
  • Family bathroom

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Blervie is an exceptional country house, located in an idyllic position between the villages of Rafford and Forres. The property is “A” listed, and dates from 1776. It was built by the Hon Major Lewis Duff, son of William Braco, the Earl of Fife. Dressed stone, fireplaces and staircase were taken from the now ruined Blervie Castle, and the property has retained many of its original features, which includes ceiling cornicing and raised skirting. This wonderful home has been in the same family for many years and although regularly maintained, the house is in need of dedicated owners to oversee a programme of modernisation, to bring it up to present day standards.
Nonetheless, Blervie really is a home steeped in history, brimming with grace and style. Its flexibility, proportions and layout will suit a variety of buyers, particularly those looking for a genuine “lifestyle” opportunity.

Access is via a bright reception hallway, with a staircase leading to the upper level. The interior layout is typical of the period, with two large reception rooms on either side of the hall which incorporates a magnificent drawing room and formal dining room. There is an open plan kitchen/living room which comes with a selection of wall and base units, Aga and wood burning stove. The kitchen leads to a sun room, utility room and workshop.

On the first floor, the landing leads to two large double bedrooms and family bathroom. To the rear, there is a further bathroom, dressing room and family room/bedroom.

On the second floor, there are three bedrooms with coombed ceilings and a bathroom.

The grounds are an undoubted feature and extend to around 14 acres, which provide great potential with rough ground and mill pond providing options for grazing livestock and those looking for equestrian opportunities.

Blervie is located a short distance from the town of Forres and enjoys a private, secluded and picturesque location with far reaching views across the local countryside and beyond. The Moray area is renowned for the beauty of its scenery and abundance of wildlife including dolphins, seals and birdlife. Moray is central for touring the Highlands of Scotland, Speyside and Grampian and as a result has always been popular with holidaymakers. Forres has a range of shops including supermarkets, hotels, Post Office and a large secondary school. There is a well-regarded private nursery and primary school called Rose Abbey in Kinloss. Drumduan Steiner School in Forres and the renowned Gordonstoun School are also nearby.

The surrounding area has plenty of sporting opportunities with superb salmon fishing available on the Rivers Spey and Findhorn, driven grouse and pheasant shooting available to rent on surrounding estates and skiing at The Lecht in the Eastern Cairngorms. For the golfer, the coastal town of Nairn has two championship courses at Nairn Golf Club and Nairn Dunbar Golf Club. There are further courses nearby with the Moray Old Course at Lossiemouth and Castle Stuart Golf Links near Inverness, host to the Scottish Open Championship.
The historic nearby village of Findhorn has a lovely sandy beach. There is sailing, windsurfing, sea angling and dolphin watching in the Moray Firth
Forres lies on the edge of the A96 trunk road which provides good access to Inverness where you can join the A9, the main highway north and south. Inverness airport is only 30 miles from the property, providing regular flights to London and beyond. There is a railway station in Forres and a mainline railway station at Inverness.

Tree lined driveway, rolling lawn with a variety of mature plants and shrubs, orchard, vegetable patch (and greenhouse). Useful outbuildings which include utility room, 2 Nissen type timber sheds and a stone built store.


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21 May 2019

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  • Forres (2.6 mi)
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01463 568033 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Forres (2.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Inverness

The Courier Building, 9-11 Bank Lane, Inverness, IV1 1WA

01463 568033 Local call rate

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