This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a stunning Grade II listed Period End House with private gated front driveway, detached garage and mature gardens, set in one of the most prestigious addresses in North Down - Craigdarragh Road, Helen’s Bay.
Fairholme House dates back to around 1880 and has undergone considerable renovations and restorations over the last few years resulting in a home that offers bright, immaculately presented, superbly appointed accommodation,full of character and Period charm with all the modern conveniences, giving a prospective buyer the knowledge and peace of mind that they are buying a quality home.
It is immediately obvious on closer inspection that this is a home of quality; from the solid oak floors, the fabulous high ceilings with plaster moulded cornicing, beautiful panelled bay windows with double glazed sliding sash windows, Italian marble fireplace, freestanding claw foot bath, oil fired cream Aga, to the stunning Chalon freestanding handmade kitchen. These are just some of the details that
add to the overall appeal.
Situated just off the Craigdarragh Road and accessed along a partly shared mature leafy laneway. This highly desirable location is within easy reach of a number of local schools, Helen’s Bay and Royal Belfast Golf courses, Crawfordsburn Country Park and Helen’s Bay shoreline and sandy beaches, local train station and the dual carriageway provide easy commuting options to Bangor, Holywood and Belfast.
We would strongly recommend early viewing to avoid disappointment!
Some of the features included are:
- Fairholme House, Grade II listed Period Home Built circa 1880
- Three Good Sized Bedrooms
- Entrance Hall with Cloakroom
- Gracious Drawing room with panelled bay window and attractive Italian Marble fireplace
- Open plan Kitchen, Dining and Living Room
- Stunning “Chalon” hand painted and hand built solid wood Kitchen with integrated appliances and cream 2 door Aga range
- Rear utility / boiler room leading to enclosed rear courtyard
- Bright landing with walk-in Hot press/ ironing room
- Luxury white bathroom suite with freestanding claw foot bath and separate Shower cubicle
- Oil fired central heating
- Double glazed sliding sash windows
- Intruder alarm to house and garage
- Beam vacuum system
- Private entrance with remote operated gates to pebbled parking and garage
- Detached single Garage with remote operated garage door
- Pleasing views to the front over farmland toward the Irish Sea in the distance
- Easy access to the Dual carriageway for both Bangor and Belfast
- Helen’s Bay Train station within 15 minutes walking distance
- Prestigious and highly sought after location
ACCOMMODATION (All measurements are approximate)
Hardwood front door with crescent fanlight leading to...
SPACIOUS ENTRANCE HALL: 18' 11" x 4' 11" (5.77m x 1.5m). Solid oak floors. Corniced ceiling, beam vacuum point. Cast iron radiator, Open stairwell area.
CLOAKROOM: 7' 2" x 7' 11" (2.18m x 2.41m). Solid oak floor. Low flush WC. Heritage pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps. Painted timber half panelled walls. Under stairs storage cupboard. Built-in storage and electric fuse cupboard.
DRAWING ROOM: 21' 6" x 17' 8" (6.55m x 5.38m) Italian marble fireplace with Victorian style cast iron fire, decorative tiled inset and slate hearth. Plaster corniced ceiling with central ceiling rose. Impressive painted panelled bay windows with pleasant views to the front fields.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN, DINING & FAMILY ROOM:
FAMILY & DINING AREA: 14' 3" x 20' 5" (4.34m x 6.22m) Solid oak floor. 2 door oil fired cream Aga with double hotplate. Solid pine over mantle and recessed down lights, detailed panelled windows, plaster corniced ceiling, picture rail. Archway open to...
KITCHEN AREA: 18' 10" x 8' 4" (5.74m x 2.54m) Beautiful hand built solid wooden Chalon kitchen with solid wooden work tops, built in double ceramic sink unit with swan neck mixer tap, high level plate rack and wall cupboards, range of built-in appliances and plumbed in American style fridge freezer, large island unit and breakfast bar with built in storage. Solid oak floor. Plumbed for washer/dryer. Telephone intercom for electric gates. Recessed low voltage lighting. Access to...
REAR HALLWAY: Cloak area. Solid oak floor, door to rear courtyard garden. Door to...
BOILER HOUSE: Oil fired boiler. Beam vacuum system. Solid wooden floor.
Staircase with solid wooden banisters, newel posts and spindles leading to...
FIRST FLOOR HALF LANDING: Feature window. Wired for wall lights.
BRIGHT LANDING: High corniced ceilings. Beam vacuum point.
MASTER BEDROOM: 20' 7" x 17' 9" (6.27m x 5.41m) Beading and picture rail. Telephone point. Impressive bay window with panelled windows and delightful views over green fields towards the Irish Sea in the distance.
BEDROOM 2: 13' 6" x 21' 9" (4.11m x 6.63m) Full range of built-in cupboards and wardrobes. Plaster corniced ceiling. Picture rail. Delightful views over green fields towards the Irish Sea in the distance.
BEDROOM 3: 15' 1" x 6' 2" (4.6m x 1.88m) Plaster corniced ceiling. Picture rail. Access to roof space.
LUXURY BATHROOM: 14' 8" x 7' 11" (4.47m x 2.41m) Attractive freestanding claw foot bath with polished brass taps. Painted wood panelling to dado. Pedestal wash hand basin with polished brass taps. Walk-in fully tiled shower enclosure with thermostatic power shower and telephone hand shower. Low flush WC. Solid wooden floor. Recessed low voltage lighting. Plaster corniced ceiling. Extractor fan. Cast iron radiator.
LAUNDRY / IRONING ROOM: 13' 3" x 3' 9" (4.04m x 1.14m) Lagged copper cylinder with immersion heater, pump for shower, built in shelving, plaster corniced ceiling.
Entrance pillars with electric wooden double entrance gates open onto a fully enclosed generous, private, decorative pebbled parking area and mature superbly planted front garden.
Brick paved patio area with well planted rock garden with garden lights. Raised brick paved patio and terrace at the front door. Circular brick paved patio and suntrap area bordered by beautifully planted flower beds with a range of mature ever green and seasonal flowering shrubs and trees that provide all year round colour. Feature original stone built boundary wall with climbing shrubs. Mature well maintained Laurel hedging to the front.
DETACHED SINGLE GARAGE: 12' 1" x 20' 9" (3.68m x 6.32m) electrically operated up and over door. Light and power. Fully alarmed. Twin side windows and door access. Outside light and twin lanterns.
Fully enclosed brick paved private courtyard with terracotta tiled steps and wrought iron railings. Outside tap, Wall lights and door access to communal area.
DOMESTIC RATE: Ards & North Down Borough Council: 0.007137. Rates payable 2016/2017= £2123.97 approx.
EPC RATING: Current: E43 Potential: E50
EPC REFERENCE: 9474-0226-6650-7936-6922
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