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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.