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The Fort, 171 Clay Road, Derryboy, Downpatrick , County Down BT30 9LS

Sale agreed

4 Bed Detached House For Sale

Sale agreed

4 Bed Detached House For Sale

Price Last listed at Offers around £495,000
Rates £1,989.75 pa*
Style Detached House
Bedrooms 4
Receptions 4
Bathrooms 3
Heating Oil
EPC Rating E51/D62 (CO2: E46/D58)
Status Sale agreed

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Tim Martin & Co (Saintfield Office)

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  • Elegant Country Residence Set in it's Own Mature Grounds
  • Beautiful Farmhouse Kitchen with Aga
  • Drawing Room, Dining Room and Garden Room
  • Master Suite with Dressing Room and En Suite Bathroom
  • 3 Further Spacious Bedrooms
  • Extensive Mature Gardens with Ringfort all Extending to c.1 acre
  • Ideally Located for Easy Commuting
  • Parking
  • Parking - Garage

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An elegant country residence set in it's own mature grounds extending to approximately 1 acre.

The house sits in an elevated position enjoying breath taking views over the surrounding countryside with distant views of the Black Mountain, catching the rising sun from the east in the morning through to the setting sun in the west each evening.

At the heart of the property sits The Fort itself, an early medieval cashel or stone embanked rath with two storied folly and Victorian greenhouse.

The property is approached by a sweeping decorative gravel drive to the garaging, with space for boats and internal stabling, leading to ample parking.

Internally the property has been lovingly and sympathetically enhanced and extended by the vendors to create generous well appointed rooms which exude charm and warmth for man and beast alike!

The residence is ideally located within an easy commute to the city centre and airports, transport to many top schools in the immediate area and East Belfast. A short drive to Strangford Lough Yacht Club, golf clubs and country parks, several renowned restaurants, sports facilities the lough shore and country walks.

RECEPTION HALL 3.94m (12'11) x 2.77m (9'1)
Approached through a half stable door; pine painted floor; tongue and groove painted ceiling with matching cornice; twin set of built in bookshelves.
DRAWING ROOM 5.79m (19'0) x 3.78m (12'5)
Pine painted floor; hand painted tiled fireplace with brass opening; carved pine surround; stone hearth; recessed bookshelves with fluted pillars; two picture lights; door to:-
GARDEN ROOM 6.63m (21'9) x 4.47m (14'8)
Constructed by Hampton Conservatories in hardwood with vaulted ceiling double doors to matching York stone flagged terrace; terracotta tiled floor; etched glass doors to drawing room and boot room.
BOOT ROOM 7.16m (23'6) x 3.68m (12'1)
Antique brick inglenook fireplace with enclosed cast iron stove; beam mantle; large Victorian garden sink on matching supports and fitted with brass taps; built in cupboard; quarry tiled floor; painted tongue and groove ceiling; trap door to roof space (partially floored).
Half stable door to gardens; quarry tiled floor; cupboard with Warmflow oil fired boiler; coat rack and shelf.
CLOAKROOM 1.8m (5'11) x 1.22m (4')
White suite comprising close coupled wc; wash hand basin with chrome mono mixer tap; quarry tiled floor; coat rail.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 7.8m (25'7) (MAX MEASUREMENTS) x 7.57m (24'10)
Range of painted finish cupboards and drawers with oak block worktops; matching island unit with fitted cupboards, drawers and bookshelves; recessed stainless steel sink with chrome swan neck mixer taps in oak block worktop and drainer; York stone fireplace with enclosed wood burning stove; slate hearth; integrated black two oven oil fired Aga with concealed light over; gas hob and electric cooker; painted tongue and groove vaulted ceiling; yellow pine tongue and groove floor; telephone connection point.
Extensive range of painted eye and floor level cupboards with recessed glazed Belfast sink in oak block worktops fitted with swan neck mixer taps; integrated Neff dishwasher; hotpress with insulated copper cylinder.
DINING ROOM 7.52m (24'8) x 3.25m (10'8)
Currently used as a study; cast iron enclosed wood burning stove on slate hearth; yellow pine tongue and groove floor; French doors to west facing terrace; access to roof space.

Yellow pine tongue and groove floor; painted tongue and groove ceiling; three uplighters.
BEDROOM 1 4.39m (14'5) (MAX MEASUREMENTS) x 3.48m (11'5)
Yellow pine tongue and groove floor; painted tongue and groove ceiling.
BEDROOM 2 4.27m (14'0) (MAX MEASUREMENTS) x 3.48m (11'5)
Yellow pine tongue and groove floor; painted tongue and groove ceiling.
BEDROOM 3 3.48m (11'5) (MAX MEASUREMENTS) x 3.43m (11'3)
Yellow pine tongue and groove floor; painted tongue and groove ceiling.
PRINCIPAL BATHROOM 2.92m (9'7) x 2.49m (8'2)
White suite comprising roll top slipper bath on ball and claw feet with centrally located chrome pillar mixer taps with shower attachment; tiled corner shower with Triton electric shower; pedestal wash hand basin; bidet with mixer taps; close coupled wc; yellow pine tongue and groove floor; vertical wall mounted radiator.
BEDROOM 4.65m (15'3) x 4.09m (13'5)
Victorian embossed cast iron fireplace on slate hearth; yellow pine tongue and groove floor; painted tongue and groove ceiling; 2 wall lights; telephone connection point.
Extensive range of fitted Elfa furniture including clothes rails, storage baskets and shoe racks; yellow pine tongue and groove floor; painted tongue and groove ceiling with 12 volt lighting.
Fired Earth white suite comprising slipper roll top bath on ball and claw feet; large tiled shower with thermostatically controlled shower with rain shower head; embossed cast iron fireplace on slate hearth; recessed wash hand basin; close coupled wc; bidet; limestone tiled floor; painted tongue and groove ceiling; embossed cast iron fireplace on slate hearth; chrome wall mounted heated towel radiator.
Entrance pillars; cattle grid; sweeping decorative gravel drive to garaging and to side of residence.
Twin sets of double doors.
The extensive gardens surround the residence, landscaped to create a peaceful setting and an extension to a number of the principal rooms to be enjoyed throughout the day. York stone flagged patios, including an elevated terrace with views over the countryside towards Divis Mountain, are dotted through the garden and approached by decorative gravel and old brick paths catch the early morning sunrise and setting sun. Delightful beds of ornamental shrubs in camellia, rhododendron, cotoneaster, maple, weeping willow and agapanthus are all under planted with wide sweeps of herbaceous plants and spring flowering bulbs which provide a heady scent and a magnet for song birds. A delightful lily pond is a pleasing feature in the front garden. The medieval ringfort is approached from stone steps leading from the garden to the inner circle enclosed with mature beech, rowan, sycamore and pine trees.
VICTORIAN GREENHOUSE 9.45m (31'0) x 5.79m (19'0) (APPROX)
With flagged floor; contains resident grapevine; wired for electric and is set within the ringfort.
Constructed in the branches of old trees overlooking the greenhouse and fort.
Overlooking the residence and opening at ground floor to the gardens and first floor to the Fort this Victorian two storied spy house (it's a long story!) provides:
STUDIO 4.57m (15') x 3.66m (12') (APPROX)
With light and power.
LAUNDRY ROOM 4.57m (15'0) x 3.66m (12'0)
Double drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps; cupboards and drawers under; plumbed for washing machine; light and power points.
Garden ornamental urns are not included in the sale.

Tim Martin & Company for themselves and for the vendors of this property have endeavoured to prepare these sales details as accurate and reliable as possible for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees. These particulars are given for general guidance only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. The seller and us as agents, do not make any representation or give any warranty in relation to the property. We would recommend that all information contained in this brochure about the property be verified by yourself or professional advisors. Services, fittings and equipment referred to in the sales details have not been tested (unless otherwise stated) and no warranty will be given as to their condition. All measurements contained within this brochure are approximate. Please contact us prior to viewing the property. If there is any point of particular importance to you we would be pleased to provide additional information or make further enquiries. We will also confirm that the property remains available. This is particularly important if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.


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