El­e­gant pe­riod liv­ing in Belfast, yet with a coun­try feel.

Belfast Telegraph - Propertynews - - Front Page - Stephanie Bell re­ports

THIS fine Vic­to­rian de­tached house was orig­i­nally an old stone cot­tage dat­ing back to 1886, which has been ex­tended into an el­e­gant fam­ily home.

Set on a beau­ti­ful ma­ture site of around an acre and bounded by trees, this se­cluded home feels like it is in the heart of coun­try­side rather than close to the city.

The cur­rent own­ers have cre­ated a grace­ful yet mod­ern home, with a re­lax­ing am­bi­ence.

As well as the ex­ten­sive gar­dens, there is a court­yard area with mul­ti­ple out­build­ings which in­clude a games room, of­fice and a large con­fer­ence room.

The ac­com­mo­da­tion is also ex­ten­sive and in­cludes a draw­ing room, for­mal din­ing room, mod­ern kitchen with break­fast area, util­ity room, study, sit­ting room, down­stairs WC, wet room, four bed­rooms, mas­ter with en suite and a fam­ily bath­room. The house is part dou­ble-glazed and comes with a Ne­wair ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem.

Char­ac­ter abounds in­side and the wel­com­ing hall­way is fin­ished with a Cana­dian maple wood floor and orig­i­nal win­dow shut­ters.

The draw­ing room is a rest­ful space, with a glo­ri­ous mar­ble fire­place with multi-fuel stove, cor­niced ceil­ing and pic­ture rail.

The din­ing room also has pe­riod fea­tures and a hole in the wall style fire­place. The kitchen has been beau­ti­fully styled in sym­pa­thy with the his­tory of the house, but is a con­tem­po­rary space for fam­ily liv­ing. There is an ex­posed brick fea­ture wall and painted tongue and groove ceil­ing.

Fit­ted wooden units house an in­te­grated Smeg hob and Neff oven, and there is space for a fridge and plumb­ing for a dish­washer. As well as a built-in break­fast bar, there is plenty of room for a din­ing ta­ble and chairs.

The kitchen is also nicely fin­ished, with a Cana­dian maple floor and a quaint win­dow seat over­look­ing the gar­dens.

A sep­a­rate util­ity room has fit­ted units, gran­ite work sur­faces and an old-style Belfast sink.

A se­cond sit­ting room fea­tures an­other stun­ning mar­ble fire­place with multi-fuel stove, and a door open­ing onto a pa­tio. There is also a study with built-in shelv­ing.

Up­stairs and a land­ing re­turn sur­prises with a deca­dent wet room with drencher shower.

On to the first floor and the rooms all have pe­riod beauty and the mas­ter fea­tures a lovely slate fire­place and built-in robes and comes with a mod­ern en suite shower room.

The se­cond bed­room also has a cast iron fire­place, builtin robes and a van­ity unit with basin, while bed­room three has an orig­i­nal fire­place.

The fam­ily bath­room is an ul­tra stylish space with a white pan­elled bath and fea­ture tiling. Twin wash-hand basins are set in a sep­a­rate van­ity units.

A fourth bed­room also comes with at­trac­tive built-in robes.

Out­side, the mul­ti­tude of out­build­ings in­cludes an of­fice room with a built-in kitchen and cloak­room with WC.

There is also a re­cep­tion room and a con­fer­ence room with doors open­ing to a stu­dio; a garage, sta­bles, a wood store, store room, pot­ting shed and a barn which has been con­verted into a mod­ern games room.

The house is sur­rounded by de­light­ful gar­dens fea­tur­ing ex­ten­sive lawns, ma­ture trees, land­scaped beds, walled veg­etable patch and a paved sit­ting area.

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