The following has been created by a
collaborative effort between the Firhall
Village Trust and the Firhall Forum for the
benefit of potential purchasers of a property in
this unique village. However, purchasers are
advised to consult their own solicitor in order
to obtain the full conditions of ownership and
be made aware of the following documents
and their content:
Deed of Conditions
Deed of Trust
Some photos of Firhall can be found here.
The "Welcome to Firhall" article below can be
down loaded as a PDF document from this
website by simply clicking on this link and
then saving the document to your own PC.
WELCOME TO FIRHALL
Firhall Village is a unique community of 93 dwellings set in country parkland surrounding Firhall
House alongside the river about a mile outside the seaside town of Nairn.
The village offers a mix of attractively built houses, bungalows and apartments of varied design,
set in a landscape of mature trees and grassed areas with features such as a pond, gazebos and
naturalised woodland areas which attract a variety of birds and a resident population of red
squirrels. That residents take great pride in their surroundings is evidenced by their many
colourful patio gardens which all help to further enhance the natural beauty of Firhall.
After completion, the landscaped grounds and the ground floor community rooms of Firhall
House were given to the owners in Trust and these communally owned areas are managed and
maintained by a committee of Trustees elected from amongst owners. The Trustees are
responsible for setting and collecting the annual maintenance charges and awarding the necessary
contracts for landscape maintenance, tree maintenance, cleaning and insuring of communal areas
on behalf of all owners. They are also expected to ensure that owners adhere to their Deed of
Conditions and deal with local councils and other official bodies when necessary.
The village has a strong community feel and the Firhall Forum, a residents association; actively
promotes the social and welfare aspects of village life by arranging a varied programme of events
throughout the year. These include: - monthly coffee mornings - some with speakers, musical
events with suppers, barbecues, quiz nights and seasonal events at Christmas etc. Also on offer are
Keep Fit, Line Dancing, Scrabble, Bridge and a Walking group. These activities are available to
all residents should they wish to take part. Most are centred on the community rooms on the
ground floor of Firhall House where there is a library, lounge, reception area and multi purpose
room. All these rooms are large and have been sympathetically renovated and furnished to
incorporate many of the original beautiful features of the house. Each owner has their own
electronic key to this area and can come and go as they please. It can also be used by residents for
private functions at a nominal charge.
Neighbours actively look out for each other and there is a list of willing volunteers to assist the ill
or less able when required. Help is always at hand with local information as most residents
actively support the local tradesmen and businesses.
Of course there are some covenants which must be observed when deciding whether Firhall is
suitable for your needs but it is certainly neither a restrictive nor an unwelcoming place.
The main points are as follows:-
Owners must be over 45 with no resident children under 16
Each property has a footprint of approximately one metre surrounding the property along
with the driveway, paths, patio and garage and owners are responsible for the upkeep and
maintenance of these areas. All other areas are communally owned and maintained by the
All owners are bound to pay an equal share of the annual management charge set by the
Trustees for the maintenance of all communally owned areas.
Visiting children are welcomed for periods of three weeks or less with an aggregated time
limit of three months in any year.
Only one dog and cat per household is permitted. No livestock or other animals may be
No caravans, boats, trailers or trade vehicles may be kept in the village.
No washing may be dried outdoors.
New residents are warmly welcomed and most seem to enjoy quickly integrating into the village
community. There are also numerous events and societies available in Nairn and the surrounding
areas which are well patronised and enjoyed by many Firhall residents thus forging links with the
All in all Firhall is a unique and special place to live.