Lux­ury liv­ing with a Span­ish touch over­look­ing a North­ern Ir­ish lough… Stephanie Bell re­ports

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THIS lux­ury home which sits in gen­er­ous land­scaped gar­dens with views over Belfast Lough boasts a strik­ing Span­ish in­flu­enced in­te­rior.

Filled with fab­u­lous be­spoke fea­tures it has open spilt level re­cep­tion rooms, nu­mer­ous vaulted wooden ceil­ings, paired with ex­posed brick walls and a show stop­ping solid oak stair­case

lead­ing to a min­strel gallery over­look­ing a din­ing hall.

Throughout the beau­ti­fully de­signed in­te­rior the very best fin­ishes give the house a lux­ury feel and its rural lo­ca­tion close to Bal­ly­holme ticks yet an­other box.

As well as the spa­cious open plan liv­ing and din­ing rooms, there is a cus­tom made kitchen, three bed­rooms all with vaulted ceil­ings, two with en suite shower rooms, util­ity room and a down­stairs WC.

The din­ing hall makes quite a state­ment with a dou­ble height vaulted ceil­ing and stun­ning be­spoke stair­case lead­ing to a min­strel gallery. A dou­ble-sided fire­place in re­claimed brick serves this room and the lounge. French doors open onto a court­yard.

A step up past the fire­place leads into the lounge. An­other vaulted ceil­ing and dec­o­ra­tive beams give this room a won­der­ful sense of space and char­ac­ter. French win­dows with glazed side pan­els flood the space with light.

The be­spoke Poggen­pohl kitchen is top of the range and con­tem­po­rary in style and lay­out.

There is an is­land unit with four ring elec­tric hob, ex­trac­tor canopy and break­fast bar and a full range of in­te­grated ap­pli­ances in­clude an eye level dou­ble oven; mi­crowave and fridge /freezer.

A wall of floor to ceil­ing glass win­dows gives the room an added con­tem­po­rary feel and the floor is fin­ished partly in ce­ramic tiles and part in lam­i­nate wood adding even more in­ter­est to this de­signer-led space.

A cosy fam­ily room also has a vaulted ceil­ing and there is a study area on the ground floor, WC and util­ity room.

A lovely down­stairs bed­room with vaulted ceil­ing has French doors open­ing onto the gar­den.

Up­stairs and the mag­nif­i­cent min­strel gallery land­ing is fin­ished with an­other vaulted ceil­ing and solid wood floor.

There are two fur­ther bed­rooms with vaulted ceil­ings in­clud­ing the mas­ter which has a walk in wardrobe and a lux­ury en suite with over-sized shower cu­bi­cle, a van­ity sink with gran­ite work­top and mir­ror.

The fam­ily bath­room is a five star spa-like room with steps lead­ing up to a sunken bath and a sleek van­ity unit with gran­ite work top and a port­hole win­dow.

Out­side a large de­tached garage fea­tures a games room with French doors which sub­ject to plan­ning per­mis­sion could be used as fur­ther ac­com­mo­da­tion.

The grounds of the house are also quite spe­cial and a lot of time and money has been spent in cre­at­ing su­perb kerb ap­peal.

A neat bound­ary hedge with pil­lars opens to a tar­mac drive­way with cob­bled stone fea­ture.

The front gar­dens are in lawns with am­ple park­ing and to the side and back there are beau­ti­fully land­scaped pa­tio area and a court­yard.

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