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The Old School, Balnacoul, Fochabers IV32 7LL

£430,000 Offers Over
  • Ref: 20230628a
  • Type: Detached House
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bath/shower rooms: 2
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Parking: Driveway
  • Outside Space: Garden
  • Council Tax Band: F
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Property Summary


Character property which once was a school with the earliest building circa 1840, with subsequent additions in 1875, 1908 and the 1970’s. Current accommodation consists of lounge, kitchen / dining room / family living area, office, utility room, master bedroom with en-suite 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 benefiting from high ceilings, tall windows, double glazing, wood burning stove, oil central heating, and an extensive wrap around garden and driveway.



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.



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 3.05m)

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 3.76m)

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;



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.



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.







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.



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.

Full Details

Lounge 7.95m x 5.44m

Kitchen / Dining Area / Living Space 7.13m x 5.95m

Office 6.55m x 3.46m

Master Bedroom 5.10m x 3.05m

Ensuite 3.05m x 2.10m

Bedroom Two 5.74m x 3.43m

Bedroom Three 5.69m x 3.45m

Bedroom Four 5.05m x 3.76m

Bedroom Five 3.05m x 2.14m

Bathroom 3.51m x 3.08m

Utility Room 3.57m x 2.45m

Old School Dining Hall 7.84m 6.31m