COUNTRY BOLTHOLE IN CO DOWN
Amazing cottage-style home with many fine features...
A TREASURE trove of fine features and designer touches have turned this family home in Downpatrick into a lovely country dwelling.
The house is beautifully presented and the quaint cottage style exterior doesn’t prepare you for the masses of living space to be found inside.
There are a total of five bedrooms, two with en suites, two reception rooms, a huge open plan kitchen/dining/living room, a family bathroom, utility room and WC.
As you pass through the electric gates you get an immediate sense of prestige as the driveway cuts through generous well planted grounds to the large pebbled forecourt at the front of the house.
Mature shrubbery and wonderful landscaped gardens with patio areas, decking and ponds surround the house.
When you step inside the hallway with its solid wooden doors, feature corner window and generous size gives makes a great first impression. This large space overlooked by a minstrel gallery landing comfortably fits a study area and a welcome surprise is a huge storage cupboard which also houses a Beam vacuum system.
An elegant lounge has a modern feel with dual windows and feature fireplace with hard wood surround and cast iron inset.
Also on the ground floor are three bedrooms, one with generous built in storage and another with its own dressing room and en suite, plus double doors opening onto the garden.
The main bathroom on this floor is delightfully designed with a period style and features a free standing ball and claw foot bath and half timber tongue and groove panelled walls, plus corner shower unit with drencher shower and a cast iron radiator.
The open plan kitchen/living/ dining room is a large, bright space with vaulted ceiling and has a charming rustic feel.
Wooden units with granite work tops are fitted with a sunken sink unit and integrated Rangemaster oven, integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher. A fireplace in natural brick with wooden mantel and multi-fuel stove adds a cosy touch to the living area. Also on the extensive ground floor is a snug, a utility room and WC.
Upstairs and the long gallery landing leads to two bedrooms, one with a lovely en suite complete with jacuzzi bath.
Outside the property is just as pleasing with substantial gardens in lawns with lots of plants and ponds plus a patio area, deck and a garden store house. There is also a double garage.
The driveway cuts through well-planted grounds to a pebbled forecourt at the front with a double garage to the side
The stylish lounge includes a feature fireplace
A fireplace with multi-fuel stove is a cosy place to sit in the living area
A vaulted ceiling adds light to the open plan kitchen/living/dining room
Substantial gardens include a pond and patio area
An en suite bathroom includes a jacuzzi bath