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A superb detached family home with a large detached double garage and separate detached renovated one bedroom cottage, all set in a delightful rural location extending to around an acre with far reaching views over the surrounding Countryside.
Internally, this most appealing home provides 4 well proportioned double bedrooms, two with en-suite shower rooms, 3 reception rooms including Family room with French doors to the garden, open plan kitchen and casual dining area with bespoke solid Oak fitted kitchen and French doors to timber deck with delightful views, first floor principal bathroom with a bath and separate shower, Utility and downstairs cloakroom.
The detached renovated one bedroom cottage is full of cottage charm and is a lovely bonus. It provides a multitude of different options for use (subject to the relevant consents) particularly for families with elderly dependants, mature teenagers or to work from home.
Attractive stone built pillars and timber gate give access to ample tarmac parking leading down to a generous double garage with additional storage. The well planted mature gardens provide a delight of ever green and seasonal colour plus offer a good degree of privacy. The lower ground may appeal to those requiring paddock space for a child’s pony or wish to enjoy a taste of the ‘good-life’; growing their own vegetables and keeping a few chickens etc. There is an additional acre of land available to purchase by separate negotiation, which would be perfect for grazing.
Located in this much desired rural location just a short distance from Balloo Village with its array of local amenities, the award winning Balloo House restaurant and bus services servicing many of the renowned schools in Belfast. Strangford Lough is within easy reach for those with nautical interests plus golf and equine facilities are available in the area.
Good commuter access to many of the local villages including Saintfield (5 miles), Ballygowan (4.7 miles) and Comber (7.3 miles). Belfast is only 35 minutes away.
Some of the features included are:
- 4 Well proportioned bedrooms include two with en-suite shower rooms
- Drawing room with freestanding cast iron stove
- Family Room with solid Oak floor and French doors to garden
- Kitchen & Casual Dining with superb solid Oak fitted kitchen
- Formal Dining room
- Principal bathroom with bath and separate shower
- Utility room and downstairs Cloakroom
- Oil fired central heating plus Solar photovoltaics panels for hot water
- PVC double glazing & PVC soffits and fascias
- Air exchanger system
- Renovated detached One bedroom Cottage circa 1830, full of character and charm
- Generous tarmac driveway
- Detached double garage with side storage
- Lands extend to approximately an acre with mature gardens and potential paddock
- Additional adjoining field of around an acre can be purchased by separate negotiation.
- Delightful tranquil location
ACCOMMODATION (All measurements are approximate)
PVC front door with double glazed leaded inset.
ENTRANCE HALL: Heather Brown tiled floor and inset brush-off matting, tongue and groove ceiling, glazed inner door and side lights to reception hall.
RECEPTION HALL: Oak wood strip flooring. Open tread Pine staircase to first floor
DRAWING ROOM: 20' 9" x 12' 7". Attractive hole in wall fireplace with slate trim, granite hearth and inset freestanding cast-iron wood burning stove, sleeper beam mantel, recessed spotlighting. Dual aspect windows with pleasant rural outlook
FAMILY ROOM: 13' 2" x 10' 7". Solid Oak wooden flooring, dual aspect windows, delightful rural outlook, PVC double glazed French doors to front patio and garden.
DINING ROOM: 12' 7" x 9' 8". Outlook to front.
KITCHEN & CASUAL DINING :18' 9" x 12' 4". Bespoke fitted solid Oak range of high and low level units, laminate work tops, inset Smeg range cooker with six ring gas hob, electric ovens below, Oak over mantle with extractor fan and light, tiled splash back, part tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor, recessed low voltage spotlighting, integrated dishwasher, open to ample casual dining space and PVC double glazed French doors to raised timber decked balcony with views across rolling countryside, part glazed door to utility room.
UTILITY ROOM: 8' 8" x 7' 5". Range of Maple shaker style of high and low level units, laminate work tops, stainless steel sink and drainer unit with chrome mixer taps, plumbed for washing machine, access to ground floor WC.
CLOAKROOM: White suite comprising: low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic tiled floor, extractor fan.
REAR PORCH: PVC double glazed access door to front.
Open tread staircase to first floor:
LANDING: Access hatch to roof space, hot-press with lagged copper cylinder and built-in shelving
BATHROOM: White suite comprising: pedestal wash hand basin, panelled bath with chrome mixer taps, tiled splashback, , built-in fully tiled shower cubicle, built-in chrome thermostatically controlled shower unit, Chrome heated towel rail, Velux window, extractor fan.
MASTER BEDROOM: 14' 5" x 12' 7". Dual aspect windows with mature outlook over rolling countryside.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: White suite comprising: built-in fully tiled shower cubicle with built-in chrome thermostatically controlled shower unit, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer taps, fully tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor, extractor fan.
BEDROOM 2: 13' 1" x 11' 10". Dual aspect windows with outlook over rural countryside.
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM (2): White suite comprising: low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer taps and tiled splashback, built-in fully tiled shower cubicle with Mira Sport electric shower unit, extractor fan.
BEDROOM 3:12' 8" x 10' 8". Dual aspect windows with rural outlook.
BEDROOM 4:12' 7" x 9' 8". Outlook to front.
Oak effect PVC front door to lounge
LIVING ROOM:13' 7" x 13' 8". Reclaimed Belfast brick fireplace with raised slate hearth, cast iron wood burning stove, sleeper beam mantel, vaulted pine tongue and groove ceiling, exposed timber beam, pitch pine reclaimed wooden flooring, access to bedroom.
BEDROOM: 13' 5" x 12' 5". Vaulted ceiling, Velux window, exposed beam, exposed pitch pine reclaimed wooden flooring, access to kitchenette.
KITCHENETTE: 6' 8" x 6' 8". Stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mixer taps, PVC double glazed access door to rear and access to shower room.
SHOWER ROOM: White suite comprising: built-in fully tiled shower cubicle, built-in chrome thermostatically controlled shower unit, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer taps, ceramic tiled floor, recessed spotlighting, extractor fan and exposed feature original stone detail.
Stone entrance pillars with large timber gate give access to generous tarmac driveway and parking, the sweeping driveway leads down to detached double garage to the rear. Close panelled timber fencing to the front, mature lawn, paved patio area, seasonal and evergreen shrubs.
DETACHED GARAGE: 26' 8" x 19' 11". Twin roller shutter doors, store rooms, light and power, PVC side access door.
House and grounds extend to approximately 1 acre in formal lawned areas, flowerbeds planted in mature shrubs and finished in wood bark, paved patio areas and mature trees. Additional storage under raised decking, wood store, boiler house, PVC oil storage tank, greenhouse, outdoor lighting, water taps, PVC soffit and fascia boards, water solar heating panels.
Please note that the ROC payments for the solar panels are not included. The ROC payments are the payement made for any additional/ excess electricity over above what is used by the property. These can be secured by further negotiation.
Additional adjoining paddock extending to circa one acre is available by separate negotiation. There is a clause on this land to prevent building on it.
DOMESTIC RATE: Ards and North Down Council: 0.007256
Rates payable 2018/2019= £2176.80 approx.
EPC RATING: Current:C75 Potential: C80
EPC REFERENCE: 9133-0926-6260-7941-9902
Agar Murdoch & Deane Ltd for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are given notice that: (i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees, and not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract, (ii) all descriptions, dimensions, references to conditions and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. (iii) No person in the employment of Agar Murdoch & Deane Ltd has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.
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