23 Downshire Road23 Downshire Road23 Downshire Road

23 Downshire Road,

Bangor, BT20 3TN

5 Bed Semi-detached House

Guide price £649,950

5 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

3 Receptions


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Guide price £649,950


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Built in 1890, situated in leafy and well-heeled Bangor West, perched on the top of Downshire Road, “Altamont”, is an immaculately presented five-bedroom residence is not to be missed.

This stunning home has been meticulously refurbished from top to bottom by the current owners, modern interiors blended with Victorian charm. Care has been taken to retain much original Victorian cornicing, ceiling roses and Period features.

Recently totally refurbished, thought has gone into every detail to create the perfect family home. Five double bedrooms provide ample space with two enjoying en-suite shower-rooms. The Principle Bedroom further benefits from a walk-in wardrobe and stunning views over Belfast Lough and beyond. A family bathroom with four-piece suite caters nicely for the remaining bedrooms. A downstairs cloakroom is also fitted with WC and wash-hand-basin.

Living accommodation comprises two receptions to the front of the house. The Formal Reception boasts bay window, double height ceilings, double glazed doors to kitchen and a stunning open fire and surround, an amazing entertaining space with French doors opening to the Dining Room. The Living Room has a curved bay and double-glazed French doors opening onto the front garden. At the rear of the house the kitchen/breakfast room is a real showstopper. Space for a sitting area with wood-fired stove, large kitchen island with breakfast bar, hand painted fitted high- and low-level kitchen units, six-ring designer gas hob and storage. The kitchen is flooded with light and also has double French doors opening onto the garden. A utility room peels off from the rear of the kitchen plumbed for washing machine, dryer and loads of storage space.

Externally, the garden wraps around the home on three sides, with several paved areas and lawn. The home benefits from driveway with off-street parking for two cars and further benefits from a detached single garage which has currently been converted to a studio, perfect for home workers.

As mentioned previously, this home has benefitted from an extensive ‘back-to-brick’ refurbishment, including new Worcester Bosch boiler, zoned heating, refurbished roof using reclaimed Bangor Blue slate in 2018 and Kingspan insulation to external walls.

Downshire Road is within five minutes walk to the popular sea bathing spot at Brompton Bay. The picturesque and secluded south Shores of Belfast Lough provide an amazing coastal walking opportunity. Bangor Marina and Pickie Leisure Complex are also just a short stroll.  Bangor City Centre is also easily reached by foot, packed with an array of award-winning restaurants, bars, cafes and boutique independent shops.

Fantastic choice of local Primary Schools and newly built Grammar Schools within Bangor. Easy commute by bus for those children commuting to Belfast Schools.

Superb travel links from either Bangor Train Terminus or nearby Bangor West Halt. Belfast also an easy commute by car in approximately 25 minutes. Belfast City Airport approx. 20 mins by car and Belfast International Airport 45 minutes drive.

This truly is a unique opportunity to live in a fully refurbished home in one of the best spots within North Down. Please register your interest early to avoid disappointment.

Ground Floor

Hardwood front door to …


Tiled porcelain flooring. Dual Aspect windows.


Original Cornicing, ceiling rose, decorative corbels, encased stained glass window, tiled porcelain flooring.


5.35m x 5.22m (17’7” x 17’2”) into bay

Original refurbished Victorian ceiling rose, decorative cornicing, picture rail, restored open fireplace with surround, square bay window.


4.48m x 2.78m (14’8” x 9’1”)

Dual aspect windows. Double glazed French doors opening to front garden.


3.89m x 3.26m (12’9” x 10’8”)

French doors with inset glazing to Entrance Hall and Formal Reception, open plan to Kitchen, multi fuel 15KW stove, porcelain tiled floor.


Kitchen 7.29m x 2.85m (23’11” x  9’4”)   Breakfast Room 2.76m x 2.23m (9’1” x 7’4”)

Double glazed french doors to garden, window seat, solid oak hand painted bespoke high and low units, granite worktops, six ring gas hob and electric oven, pantry cupboard under stairs, island unit with built in microwave and breakfast bar, tiled porcelain floor.


Window to side, porcelain wc, designer wash hand basin, tiled porcelain floor.


Plumbing for Washing Machine and Dryer, large storage cupboard, tiled porcelain floor.

First Floor Return


3.89m x 3.00m (12’9” x 9’11”)

Dual aspect windows, four-piece suite including; stand alone white bath with designer crome mixer tap, corner enclosed shower unit, white porcelain wc, his & hers sinks with vanity storage units.


Window to side. Cupboard opening to hot water cylinder.

First Floor


3.86m x 3.25m (12’8” x 10’8”)

Ceiling rose, cornicing, window seat, carpet.


5.22m x 5.37m (17’2” x 17’7”) into bay

Ceiling rose, cornicing, square bay window, sea views, carpet.


L shaped 2.78m x 3.93m (9’1” x 12’11”) plus 3.93m x 2.03m (12’11” x 6’8”)

Two bay windows, sea views, recessed lighting, carpet.

Second Floor


 4.35m x 2.97m (14’3” x 9’9”)

Views over Bangor, en-suite, carpet.


2.90m x 1.88m (9’6” x 6’2”)

Three-piece suite including enclosed shower, white porcelain wc, wash-hand basin, towel rail, tiled floor.


5.22m 5.34m (17’2” x 17’7”) into bay

Vaulted ceiling, dual aspect windows, sea views, fireplace with marble surround, carpet.


2.62m x 2.08m (8’7” x 6’10”)

Fitted with chrome hanging rails, carpet.


3.26m x 1.7m (10’8” x 5’7”)

Three-piece suite including enclosed tiled shower, porcelain sink, white porcelain wc, partially tiled walls, tiled floor, window seat, shaving socket.


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