Grace­ful Liv­ing

A STUN­NING PE­RIOD MAN­SION IN CO DOWN

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Mile­cross House is one of those grace­ful pe­riod prop­er­ties which im­presses on ev­ery level.

Its un­usual ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign makes it stand out as unique and it is no sur­prise to find that the prop­erty is listed.

The house is set within a 1.2 acre area of ma­ture parkland gar­dens which are sim­ply stun­ning.

In­side there is an ex­ten­sive 6,000 square foot of ac­com­mo­da­tion with many orig­i­nal fea­tures still in­tact and the over­all feel­ing is of a grand yet invit­ing fam­ily home.

The ac­com­mo­da­tion is set over two and a half floors and has nine bed­rooms, four re­cep­tion rooms and three bath­rooms.

It sits in a prom­i­nent po­si­tion with beau­ti­ful views to­wards Scrabo Tower and just op­po­site the na­ture re­serve off the Belfast Road.

When you en­ter this stun­ning prop­erty there is a feel­ing of gen­til­ity and warmth. Beau­ti­ful orig­i­nal fea­tures are ev­ery­where, start­ing in the porch where there is an orig­i­nal her­ring­bone style red tiled floor and stained leaded win­dows.

The hall­way is a grand af­fair ex­tend­ing to al­most 17 feet with an open fire set against pan­elled walls and a beamed ceil­ing pro­vid­ing the warm­est of wel­comes to your guests.

There is also a rear hall­way on the ground floor with a cloak­room and sep­a­rate WC.

The draw­ing room opens into a huge bay win­dow which com­fort­ably fits a grand pi­ano and there are lovely double leaded win­dows which over­look the gar­den.

Lovely pe­riod de­tail­ing in­cludes a cor­niced ceil­ing and ex­posed beams and there is a beau­ti­ful

fire­place with wooden sur­round.

An el­e­gant din­ing room also opens into a semi cir­cu­lar bay and fea­tures an­other fire­place with solid wooden sur­round.

The fam­ily room is cosy and fea­tures a lovely wall of brick which houses an open fire and gran­ite hearth.

This cosy feel con­tin­ues in the charm­ing kitchen which has a wel­com­ing coun­try feel with fea­ture brick walls, beamed ceil­ing and rus­tic wooden units.

There is a three-oven Aga set in a fea­ture brick re­cess, to­gether with a din­ing area. A sep­a­rate walk in but­ler’s pantry is an added lux­ury.

There are also two large store rooms at the back of the house.

A wooden stair­case leads to a re­turn land­ing with an or­na­men­tal fire­place and stained glass win­dow where there is also a study.

A half land­ing fea­tures a cloak­room and a lux­ury bath­room with beau­ti­ful his and hers sinks set in a van­ity unit with mir­rors and a fully tiled shower cu­bi­cle plus an invit­ing deep-fill bath which is sit­ting on a raised plat­form.

There is also a laun­dry area plumbed for a wash­ing ma­chine, with ad­di­tional space for a dryer.

On a rear re­turn double doors open to a large games room, with a fea­ture fire­place built out of Scrabo stone, and of­fers end­less op­por­tu­ni­ties for use as a snooker room, play­room, stu­dio or home of­fice.

A main land­ing fea­tures four bed­rooms, one with an en suite and a sep­a­rate shower room.

The ac­com­mo­da­tion con­tin­ues on an­other re­turn with a fifth bed­room and on the next land­ing you will find a fur­ther four bed­rooms and a walk-in stor­age room.

Out­side the won­der­ful grounds are geared up for horse rid­ing with two sta­bles, a tack room and a pad­dock.

There are also two garages, a boot room and a stor­age room out­side.

The won­der­ful and idyl­lic gar­dens are planted with ma­tures trees and flow­ers and there are pa­tios and rolling lawns which of­fer lots of places for the chil­dren to play and adults to re­lax.

A stun­ning in­te­rior (above) is matched by mag­nif­i­cent large gar­dens (right)

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