A RURAL GETAWAY IN DROMORE
A rural haven with bags of character… Stephanie Bell reports
THIS wonderful country house has evolved during its lifetime from a gate lodge serving a large farm estate to an extensive family home with lots of charming and quirky features.
Inside offers family living which is both cosy and characterful with luxury fixtures and fittings.
There is a dining room, lounge, open plan kitchen with dining and family area, utility room, four double bedrooms, a very special bathroom and separate shower room.
Outside is just as charming with quaint gardens which have been beautifully landscaped to blend perfectly into the idyllic country surroundings.
You step inside to a spectacular dining hall which is full of rustic character. There is a fabulous bespoke stone fireplace, ceiling beams and a pine floor. A spindle staircase leads up to the first floor.
The drawing room feels bright and airy tanks to two large windows a big bay. The focal point is another superb fireplace which is flanked on either side with hand crafted bookcases.
Another bright room, the open plan kitchen/living/diner also has that charming country feel with a quarry tiled floor, fireplace and ceiling beams. There is a five ring hob, double oven and plumbing for a dishwasher.
Off a rear hallway is a well equipped utility room.
Upstairs and the cottage feel continues on the landing where there more rustic beams greet you.
The bedrooms are all spacious and the master has a lovely feature window with country views.
Great thought and design has gone into the beautiful bathroom. The panelled bath sits in a hand crafted moulded casement and there is a large vanity unit with marble top and illuminated mirror, plus corner shower cubicle, bidet and low flush WC.
There is also a second shower room with pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC.
Outside is a large pebbled forecourt wraps round the house and there is a detached garage and wood shed.
Delightful landscaped gardens are maturely planted with a plethora of shrubs, flowers and trees with a large lawn area and a spacious paved patio.