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5 bed detached house for sale

£430,000 Offers over

Balnacoul, Fochabers IV32

5 bed detached house for sale 5 2 1
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Property features

  • Private garden
  • Central heating
  • Double glazing
  • Kitchen / dining / living space
  • 5 bedrooms; ensuite; bathroom
  • Utility room; office; attic space
  • Old dining hall with huge potential, subject to consents
  • Large wrap around garden; outbuilding
  • Multiple car driveway

Property description

Property description

Character property which once was a school, with the earliest building circa 1840, with subsequent additions in 1875,1908 and the 1970s. Current accommodation consists of lounge, kitchen / dining room / family living area, office, utility room, master bedroom with ensuite shower room, three super king-size bedrooms, a single bedroom, bathroom and coat room. “Old dining hall” has huge potential for development, as detailed below. Further benefitting from high ceilings, tall windows, double glazing, wood burning stove, oil central heating, and an extensive wrap around garden and driveway.

Entrance hallway / coat room (2.40m x 1.41m)
Hardwood and glazed door opening into a welcoming and spacious entrance hallway; carpeted: Feature alcoves; glazed double doors into lounge; glazed door into the coat room - large amount of purpose-built cube shelving, wall-mounted coat hooks and plentiful storage space; doorway into the kitchen.

Lounge (7.95m x 5.44m)
Impressive bright lounge with soft wood double glazed windows the length of the room; venetian blinds; exposed roof trusses; wall-mounted shelving; space for a range of furniture; glazed door leading into the “old dining hall”; carpeted.

Kitchen / dining area / living space (7.13m x 5.95m)
The most spectacular room within this stunning property, perfect for entertaining or relaxing with family and friends; high ceiling with exposed trusses; red pinewood flooring; oak wall-mounted, base units and island with marble work surfaces; Belfast sink with mixer tap; 5 ring range cooker with hot plate, grill, 2 x ovens and warming drawer; integrated under-counter fridge, under-counter freezer, dishwasher and extractor; multi-fuel stove with a sandstone backdrop and slate hearth; space for a large dining table and chairs; space for additional furniture; glazed internal doors to the office and a second door to the bedrooms/bathroom; dual-aspect windows to the front and rear aspects; wall-mounted lighting.

Office (6.55m x 3.46m)
Delightful spacious room with copious amounts of natural light; ideal room for other uses i.e., gym; space for a range of furniture; rear external hardwood door; wall-mounted coat hooks; book cases (included); wall-mounted cupboard housing the fuse box and telephone line; carpeted; window to the rear aspect; door to the utility room.

Master bedroom (5.10m x 3.70m)
Super king-size bedroom with ensuite bathroom; carpeted; space for a large range of furniture; 2 x double built-in wardrobes with sliding doors, selection of shelving and clothes rails; 2 x 10ft x 3ft window to side aspect; TV point.

Ensuite (3.05m x 2.10m)
Spacious ensuite shower room consisting of shower enclosure with a electric mixer shower; wet walled within; WC; pedestal wash hand basin; wall-mounted mirrored cabinet; fixtures and fittings; radiator; space for furniture; translucent window to the rear aspect.

Bedroom 2 (5.74m x 3.43m)
Super king-size room; 10ft x 3 ft window to the rear aspect; carpeted; built-in double wardrobe with sliding doors, shelving and clothes rail; space for a range of furniture; wall-mounted shelving unit; TV point.

Bedroom 3 (5.69m x 3.45m)
Super king-size room; 10ft x 3 ft window to the rear aspect; carpeted; built-in double wardrobe with sliding doors, selection of shelving and clothes rail; space for a range of furniture.

Bedroom 4 (5.05m x 3.70m)
King-size bedroom; 2 x double wardrobes with sliding doors; selection of shelving and clothes rails; carpeted; 2 x 10ft x 3ft window to the side aspect; TV point; built-in shelving beneath the window sill; space for furniture;

bedroom 5 (3.05m x 2.14m)
Single room; 10ft x 3ft window to the side aspect; carpeted; built-in shelving beneath the window sill; space for furniture.

Bathroom (3.51m x 3.08m)
Fantastic bathroom with a twin jacuzzi bath and mixer shower head; shower enclosure with electric mixer shower; WC; wash hand basin set within a storage unit; translucent window to side aspect; vinyl flooring; wall-mounted mirrors (2); fixtures and fittings; radiator.

Utility room (3.57m x 2.45m)
Located to the rear of the office; laminate (plastic); wall-mounted and base units with laminate work surface and sink set within; space for a fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer (all available if desired); hot water tank- on timer; dual windows to the front and rear aspects; ceiling-mounted clothes pulley; oil boiler;

Rear hallway

Carpeted hallway; doors to all bedrooms and bathroom; four double storage cupboards with sliding doors, fully shelved providing a huge amount of storage; access to the main attic space.

Old dining hall (7.84m x 6.31m)
Currently an unused space to the rear of the property, which previously had planning permissions granted to convert to a self-contained residential accommodation, double garage and reinstatement of former vehicular access. This has since lapsed, and this part of the property would be suitable for a range of purposes and has huge potential, subject to consents.

Driveway, wrap-around garden, boiler room & outbuilding
Extensive wrap-around garden, completely private; tall beech hedging providing a clear boundary around the full perimeter of the property; small section of conifer hedging; selection of mature trees throughout; selection of beautiful hydrangeas either side of the driveway; large amount of parking available to the front and rear aspects of the property, with ample turning space; large area laid in lawn to the front, side and rear; paved seating area on the front porch overlooking the main driveway; timber-built outbuilding split in two sections. Section 1 - power and lighting, suitable for many purposes i.e., secure storage area; Section 2 - stable door, perfect play space for children; windows to the front and rear aspect; large space to store bikes etc.; rotary airer; large gravel area to the rear aspect; old bike shed (requires some attention); boiler room – contains the oil tank; large log store; storage space for larger external items. The property is surrounded by Forestry Commission woods, providing fantastic woodland walks on your doorstep.

Council tax: F

energy efficiency rating: E

note 1: Included in the asking price will be all floor coverings, blinds, curtains, range cooker, integrated dishwasher, under-counter fridge, under-counter freezer, extractor.

Note 2: Any appliances and/or services mentioned in these details have not been tested, or checked that they are connected, and does not imply that these are in full and efficient working order.

Note 3: Measurements are approximate and for guidance only.

Offers: -
Sellers reserve the right to accept an offer at any time during the marketing process.

Formal Offers must be submitted by a Scottish solicitor in writing.

A Closing Date, by which date and time offers must be submitted via a Scottish solicitor, may be arranged. All parties who have formally noted interest via a solicitor will be notified of any Closing Date.
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Property value data/graphs for IV32

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £254,270 £160 3.5 £231,083
Semi-detached £180,906 £171 2.9 £148,000
Terraced £199,438 £119 2.5 £260,000
Flats £99,734 - 2.1 -

Current asking prices in IV32

Average: £230,630
Avg. current asking prices in IV32
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £185,000
Flats - £90,000
- - -
All - £166,000

Current asking rents in IV32

Average: £52 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in IV32
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - - - - -
Flats - - - - -
All - - - - -

Fun facts for IV32

Highest value in IV32
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Spey Crescent £299,661
Woodside Place £256,015
Castle Gardens £249,925
West Street £247,087
South Street £246,748
Highest turnover in IV32
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Castle Gardens 81.0%
Burnside Road 36.4%
Castle Avenue 30.8%
Institution Road 26.9%
Woodside Place 23.1%
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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,970 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 43,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 2.0
Your payment £1,640 /mo How Much Could I Borrow In association with RBS

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Gas £55 Electricity £85 Estimated energy cost £140/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this size and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 24600 kWh/year
Electricity: 6100 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority


Estimated tax band F Council tax cost £190 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

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