Earlier this year we reported that the Moray property market was performing well above expectation.
Rod Christie, head of residential sales for Galbraith in Moray, said at the time: “Moray can represent good value for money compared with many other parts of Scotland and the rest of the UK, particularly given the scenery, many wonderful beaches, variety of outdoor pursuits available in the area and the standard of living in general.”
The Old East Manse in Dyke, a lovely village around four miles west of Forres, is a great example of a good, value-for-money home in the area.
On the market at a fixed price of £365,000, which is £5,000 below valuation, this is a grand, detached family home which comes with something of a bonus – a self-contained two-bedroom bothy set within the beautiful gardens.
Accommodation within the south-facing main house includes an entrance vestibule and a hallway with a beautiful staircase leading upstairs.
From the hall, pitch pine doors lead to the drawing room, dining room and dining kitchen/family room.
With its large bay window overlooking the front garden and nearby countryside, open fire and ornate ceiling rose and coving, the drawing room is elegant, as is the dining room which has similar features.
The dining kitchen/family room is a fabulous social space, with a fully-fitted kitchen, Raeburn Royal range cooker and plenty of space for appliances and a large dining table.
From here, there’s access to a large conservatory, while the focal point of the family area is a lovely open fireplace.
Other accommodation on this level includes a rear vestibule and a cloakroom/utility room.
Moving upstairs, the master bedroom is a spacious double bedroom with a built-in wardrobe, alcove with wash-hand basin and separate dressing room/study with further built-in storage space.
Bedrooms two and three are both double bedrooms and they share a Jack and Jill shower room which can also be accessed from the hall.
The fourth bedroom is also a double room with double wardrobe and wash-hand basin.
A family bathroom with three-piece suite and overbath electric shower completes the accommodation in the main house, which has oil central heating, solar panels, double-glazing and a garage/workshop.
The house sits within well-kept, established gardens, mainly laid to lawn but with mature shrubs, trees and bushes.
Enclosed by a fence, it also has a paved seating area to the rear.
The bothy has an open-plan lounge, fully-fitted kitchen and shower room on the ground floor, and two bedrooms upstairs.
It also comes with its own area of lawn and paved patio seating.
The village of Dyke has a primary school, village hall and church, while further amenities can be found in nearby Forres.
Contact selling agent Grampian Property Centre on 01309 696296 for further details.