4 bedroom detached house for saleApplegrove, Bank Lane, Forres IV36 1NU
- A country home in the centre of town
- Literally minutes walk from all amenities
- Truly fabulous period home
- Pristine gardens
- Additional Studio in garden
- Council Tax Band D
- EPC Rating E
PRICE REDUCTION - £5,000 BELOW HOME REPORT VALUATION!
This stunning Grade-C listed detached house, sitting in secluded enclosed gardens, within a few minutes-walk of all the local amenities, offers spacious accommodation over 3 levels. Accommodation comprises a beautiful large dining kitchen with attached pantry/utility room, substantial formal sitting room, bright sunroom/conservatory, 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite) and family bathroom. Applegrove is beautifully decorated inside and out with original wooden doors and windows, in wonderful move-in condition and oozes character. Large wrought-iron driveway gates open onto a landscaped garden with a large garden shed and a workshop.
A lovely wooden entrance door with stained glass leading into a bright vestibule. Plenty space for your boots and umbrellas. Double pitch-pine wooden doors open into the hallway.
Spacious wood floored hallway giving access to all ground floor accommodation. Curved, carpeted staircase with wooden banisters leading to the 1<sup>st</sup> floor.
Sitting Room (4.6m x 4.2m)
A beautiful period room with an traditional cast iron fireplace, cornicing and a dado rail. Thick carpets give this room an immediate feeling of luxury. A deep alcove to the side of the fireplace has shelving used as bookshelves and a wood store. Secondary double glazing provides comfort without impacting the beauty of the original sash windows. Glazed door opening to the Sunroom/Conservatory.
Sunroom/Conservatory (4.3m x 4.8m)
This elegant sunroom comprising 2 walls of large, wood-framed, double glazed windows provides a fabulous bright space for any weather. Wooden flooring and slate roof. Looking out to the gardens, the sunroom is extremely private, not being overlooked by any other property. A door to the garden gives the feeling of sitting outside while protected from the elements.
Dining Kitchen (4.5m x 3.5m)
With a wide range of wood wall and base units, the kitchen is extremely roomy with ample room for a large dining table to seat 6. American-sized fridge/freezer. A window above the 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap looks out to the side garden. Original sash windows with double glazing, wood floors and recessed ceiling spotlights further enhance this wonderful kitchen. Plumbed for dishwasher. A door leads into the pantry/utility.
Utility (2.7m x 1.7m)
A continuation of the kitchen with respect to décor, the utility room has wooden floors and wood base units that match the kitchen. A great additional worksurface with a 1.5 bowl sink with mixer tap and shelves above. Plumbed for washing machine and space for an additional under-counter freezer. Boiler.
Family bathroom (2m x 3m)
A quirky character family bathroom with a white clawfoot tub, toilet and freestanding sink. Wood flooring and wood wainscoting around all 4 walls.
Master Bedroom with en-suite (4.3m x 4.6m)
A substantial room with deep carpet and secondary glazing over the 2 original wooden sash windows creates a wonderfully bright and inviting bedroom. Original shelved cupboards with wooden doors beside a fireplace. Space for a window seat looking out to Bank Lane.
En-suite (3.1m x 2.0m)
A bright, spacious shower room with white 2-piece suite (WC + WHB) and a tiled shower with electric shower. North facing window. If required, this shower room may have potential to convert to a jack-and-jill bathroom providing access to both the Master Bedroom and Bedroom 2. Cupboard with louvred door containing the HW tank and providing space for a linen cupboard.
Bedroom 2 (3.6m x 4.6m)
With the same ample dimensions as the Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2 currently has wall-to-wall freestanding wardrobes along one wall that the seller is prepared to leave. Deep carpets and an original fireplace. Window looking out towards the gardens the end of the road. Alcove with hanging space.
Curved, carpeted staircase with wooden banisters leading to the 2<sup>nd</sup> floor
The 2<sup>nd</sup> floor has a fabulous feeling of being completely removed from the rest of the house. An oasis of privacy for children’s bedrooms, study or single bedrooms for guests or family.
Bedroom 3 (3.1m x 2.7m)
Currently used as a dressing room, this room has rails for hanging clothes installed. A velux skylight window gives this room the feel of a bright attic bedroom. Carpet.
Bedroom 4 (4.3m x 2.7m)
A spacious single bedroom ideal with a velux window in the ceiling. Painted white this room has a clean, bright feeling. Carpet.
Garden and Grounds
The property is entered through impressive wrought-iron driveway gates onto a driveway laid to loc-bloc. A manicured lawn reaches from the lane to the sunroom. Colourful array of established shrubs and trees. A large loc-bloc patio provides ample space for garden furniture and outdoor dining. There is a small garden shed, a much larger workshop with double doors and windows and electricity that could be transformed to a summerhouse and an additional ample-sized outdoor workshop, also with electricity, that is currently used for a small picture-framing business.
A garden gate leads out to the public car park.
Council Tax: D
EPC Rating: E
Bank Lane is a wonderfully quiet lane that leads from Orchard Road to Forres High Street. As it is pedestrian at the top and one-way at the lower end of the road, there is no through-traffic. Although literally a few hundred metres from Forres High Street, the house and gardens are incredibly quiet.
Forres is a wonderful former Royal Burgh situated close to the Cairngorm Mountain Range and within 5 miles of the beautiful white-sand beaches that run from Findhorn to Burghead. Local amenities include good primary and secondary schools, supermarkets, banks, restaurants, doctor’s surgery and a variety of national and local retail outlets.
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