A MILLIONAIRE’S MANSION NEAR MOIRA
A grand country home with acres of land ... Stephanie Bell reports
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.