CHOCOLATE BOX CHARM IN CULTRA
Enjoy Lough views from this quaint home… Stephanie Bell reports
SITTING on an elevated site in sought-after Cultra this chocolate-box bungalow looks out over Belfast Lough and the Antrim Hills.
The house is surrounded by large gardens which offer total seclusion at the rear with apple trees enclosing a lovely cobbled area with water feature which is perfect for outdoor entertaining.
Inside is spacious, well proportioned accommodation which includes four bedrooms, three reception rooms and an oak kitchen with casual dining area, office/ study, family bathroom and master en suite.
The integrated double garage includes a utility area and a further roof space floored for extra storage.
Dalchoolin is a much sought-after address in the heart of Cultra and this lovely home is set in a tranquil leafy cul-de-sac in a great location, just a few minutes’ walk to both train and bus services, Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club, Royal Belfast Golf Club and the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum.
The interior boasts a homely, yet genteel feel, with many quaint features and large windows allowing occupants to make the most of the great views.
The reception hall is spacious and inviting with cornice ceiling and rose and lots of built in stor- age. Double doors open to the drawing room.
This bright space offers beautiful views to Belfast Lough and the Antrim Hills and at the heart of the room is a carved and polished mahogany fireplace.
A charming formal dining room enjoys views over Belfast Lough and a wonderful family room has a superb cathedral style ceiling with exposed beams.
Triple aspect windows including double sliding doors to a rear patio and the gardens make this a bright space and a large recessed fireplace with natural brick inset and cast iron multi-fuel stove adds cosiness.
The bespoke kitchen is fitted with a wide range of oak units with display shelving and plate racks. There is an integrated Bosch dishwasher and fridge and a good dining space.
Just off the rear hallway there is a WC and a pleasant study with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden.
The master bedroom is finished with an extensive range of built-in robes with mirror fronted sliding doors and an en suite shower room.
All of the bedrooms offer lovely views and another is fitted with built-in robes and a vanity sink unit.
The family bathroom boasts a luxurious deep filled panelled bath as well as a built-in shower cubicle.
Outside the driveway offers parking for several cars and there is a bay at the side perfect for a boat or caravan.