Ru­ral Bliss


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Set in spec­tac­u­lar grounds of around five acres with its own wood­land this at­trac­tive mod­ern home was built 14 years ago on the his­toric set­tle­ment of Craw­fords­burn owned as part of the Earl of Antrim’s Es­tate.

A pri­vate gated laneway opens into glo­ri­ous grounds where two orig­i­nal cot­tages which have been trans­formed into a work shop and sta­ble block add to the ru­ral charm.

The gar­dens are full of nat­u­ral beauty with ma­ture land­scaped lawns, a young for­est planted with na­tive trees and a pretty or­chard all sur­rounded by breath­tak­ing coun­try­side.

For any­one with eques­trian in­ter­ests or keen to de­velop a small hold­ing there is plenty of room to cre­ate a pad­dock /sand school or to ac­com­mo­date an­i­mals.

The house it­self makes a state­ment with a glam­orous in­te­rior of­fer­ing gen­er­ous liv­ing ac­com­mo­da­tion with four re­cep­tion rooms and five bed­rooms.

The fam­ily friendly de­sign pro­vides flexibility and re­cent ren­o­va­tions has fur­ther en­hanced this beau­ti­ful home.

Ideal for any­one yearn­ing to es­cape a busy life­style this home of­fers the per­fect re­treat yet is only 9.9 miles from Lis­burn City Cen­tre, 11 miles from Belfast City Cen­tre and 6.5 miles from Belfast In­ter­na­tional Air­port.

In­side there is an el­e­gant feel to the prop­erty and fin­ishes will im­press with taste­fully cho­sen high qual­ity floor­ing and beau­ti­ful fire­places.

Pol­ished porce­lain floor tiles add a touch of class to the en­trance hall and the draw­ing room fea­tures a beau­ti­ful lime­stone fire­place with open fire. French doors open into a bright and mod­ern sun room from where more French doors open to the spec­tac­u­lar gar­dens.

There is a study and a cosy fam­ily room and lovely for­mal din­ing room with a mar­ble fire­place.

The kitchen is open to a liv­ing and din­ing area and is fit­ting with smart solid oak units with gran­ite work­tops.

You can cook up a feast here

with ease as there is a fab­u­lous Range­mas­ter stove with six gas rings and a hot­plate as well as two elec­tric ovens, a grill and an in­te­grated mi­crowave oven. The room is fin­ished with at­trac­tive pol­ished porce­lain floor­ing.

A rear hall­way leads to a down­stairs cloak­room and util­ity which is fit­ted with a good range of units.

Up­stairs and a lovely fea­ture gallery land­ing leads to the bed­rooms which are all mod­ern and bright.

The mas­ter is fit­ted with two dou­ble built in wardrobes and comes with a con­tem­po­rary en suite with cir­cu­lar shower cu­bi­cle and fea­ture ra­di­a­tor nicely fin­ished with pol­ished porce­lain wall and floor tiles.

The fam­ily bath­room has a de­signer feel with a free stand­ing white bath, cir­cu­lar shower unit and again is fin­ished with strik­ing pol­ished porce­lain floor and wall tiling.

This lovely fam­ily home is com­ple­mented by its great out­doors.

Elec­tric gates with a video in­ter­com sys­tem open onto a pri­vate con­crete drive­way which cuts through the tree lined gar­dens where beau­ti­ful land­scaped beds and bor­ders are planted with a range of de­light­ful shrubs and flow­ers.

As well as the pretty gar­dens there is two acres of planted for­est for the chil­dren to play and build dens in. An or­chard comes with a hen coop and there is a cir­cu­lar lawned area with beau­ti­ful land­scap­ing.

The two quaint old stone out­build­ings are an added bonus and there is a gar­den shed and a sta­ble block with two loose boxes.

The fab­u­lous grounds, im­pres­sive in­te­rior and lo­ca­tion all add up to make this a great prop­erty

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