A MIL­LION­AIRE’S MAN­SION NEAR MOIRA

A grand coun­try home with acres of land ... Stephanie Bell re­ports

Belfast Telegraph - Homefinder - - Front Page -

This hand­some Ge­or­gian-style home is set in beau­ti­ful land­scaped gar­dens and comes with 49 acres of land.

It is be­ing sold in two lots with the op­tion of buy­ing an ad­di­tional 15 acres for £150,000.

Sit­u­ated close to the M1 Moira junc­tion the house was de­signed by renowned ar­chi­tect Richard Pierce in a style which is true to the late Ge­or­gian era.

It was built around 16 years ago on an el­e­vated spot of­fer­ing views across the coun­try­side to Lough Neagh and the Sper­rin Moun­tains.

The sub­stan­tial grounds are smartly bor­dered by black rail fenc­ing and flanked by el­e­gant lamp light­ing.

A sweep­ing tar­mac drive­way leads to a spa­cious cir­cu­lar fore­court and there is fur­ther park­ing in a cob­bled court­yard.

The house is an at­trac­tive no-fuss Ge­or­gian manor style home and in­side fas­tid­i­ous at­ten­tion to de­tail is ev­ery­where.

Ex­tend­ing to around 4,100 sq ft this it is fin­ished with high ceil­ings, or­nate cor­nic­ing and plas­ter­work, cham­fered win­dow open­ings with shut­ters, im­pres­sive pe­riod fire­places, dec­o­ra­tive wood pan­elling and many other top qual­ity fea­tures and fin­ishes.

A gran­ite por­tico and en­trance porch opens into a re­cep­tion hall with pe­riod fire­place and tiled floor.

This in turns opens to a lovely break­fast room and an in­ner lobby leads to a cloak­room, draw­ing room, din­ing room, oak pan­elled study, fam­ily room, kitchen/ din­ing room, util­ity room, laun­dry room and shower room — all on the spa­cious ground floor.

Up­stairs there is a master bed­room suite with dress­ing room and shower room, three bed­rooms and a lux­ury pe­riod style bath­room.

While the over­all feel is of gra­cious, com­fort­able pe­riod beauty, the over­all spec is mod­ern with es­sen­tial lux­ury touches such as a Beam cen­tral vac­uum sys­tem and zoned un­der floor cen­tral heat­ing.

Out­side an­other wel­come 21st cen­tury touch is found through en­trance pil­lars to the side of the prop­erty which lead to a quaint cob­bled court­yard where there is a large garage block with a mod­ern first floor en­ter­tain­ment suite com­plete with bar and toi­let.

In the main house the at­ten­tion to de­tail is ap­par­ent the minute you step in­side the wel­com­ing hall­way which harks back to by­gone times with its wel­com­ing fire­place, tiled floor, cor­niced ceil­ing with dec­o­ra­tive rose and fea­ture arch­way which leads you into a beau­ti­ful con­ser­va­tory/break­fast room.

A lobby of­fers great stor­age cup­boards and there is a mod­ern cloak­room be­fore you come to the el­e­gant draw­ing room.

A su­perb slate pe­riod fire­place takes pride of place in this bright room which has dou­ble as­pect cham­fered win­dows with work­ing shut­ters and a rich ma­hogany floor.

The din­ing room with its strik­ing tar­tan car­pet is also splen­did and at its heart is a fab­u­lous pol­ished mar­ble pe­riod fire­place.

The study re­ally makes you feel like you have stepped back to the Ge­or­gian era with its beau­ti­ful oak pan­elled walls and re­cessed shelv­ing with match­ing win­dow shut­ters and a an­other won­der­ful fire­place in stone.

There is a cosy fam­ily room with a fea­ture stone fire­place and the kitchen is re­ally very spe­cial ex­tend­ing to over 21 feet with a vaulted beamed ceil­ing.

No ex­pense has been sparred in cre­at­ing a fam­ily hub here with be­spoke solid oak units, a cream Aga range and twin in­set Belfast sinks, with gran­ite work­tops.

There is also an in­te­grated fridge and dish­washer and French doors with match­ing side pan­els open onto a pa­tio area.

A sec­ond hall­way off the kitchen leads into the court­yard and houses a fully fit­ted util­ity room with oak units and gran­ite work­tops and a Fal­con range with dou­ble un­der ovens and five ring gas hobs.

There is a laun­dry room which is also fit­ted with the same solid oak units and gran­ite work­tops, plus a mod­ern shower room in this part of the house.

A spin­dle stair­case leads to a half land­ing where there is a beau­ti­ful fea­ture win­dow with stain glass bor­der and shut­ters.

Off the main land­ing three of the four bed­rooms have dou­ble as­pect win­dows and all fea­ture or­nate cor­nic­ing and win­dow shut­ters.

The master bed­room is a lux­u­ri­ous suite with walk in dress­ing room fit­ted with shelv­ing, rails, a dress­ing ta­ble and mir­ror.

A mod­ern en suite fea­tures a large shower cu­bi­cle with power shower and a van­ity wash hand basin.

The fam­ily bath­room is fit­tingly decked out with a pe­riod style suite that in­cludes a roll top claw foot bath, high flush WC and a van­ity wash hand basin plus a fully tiled quad­rant shower cu­bi­cle.

Out­side and the grounds of the prop­erty are mag­nif­i­cent with lots more to of­fer in the cob­bled court­yard.

Stone steps lead to the up­per floor of the four garages where there is a mar­vel­lous en­ter­tain­ment suite with tongue and groove vaulted ceil­ing. This space has its own kitchen area and a large bar with gran­ite counter plus a cloak­room.

The ex­ten­sive land­scaped gar­dens are laid out in well main­tained lawns with a va­ri­ety of spec­i­men trees and shrubs, ma­ture hedg­ing, paved paths, a pa­tio and a sunny bar­be­cue area with stocked bor­der.

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