A WIDER VIEW
An authentic slice of rural history is captured in our stunning feature home this week.
Mill Lane Cottage sits within what was the original grounds of Ballyalton House estate right on the lane which led to a Georgian mill.
Some of the grounds remain untouched by centuries and the secluded site and wonderful gardens will seduce viewers even before they step inside the cottage itself.
Once inside prepare to be surprised by the elegance and charm. A major recent renovation has been sympathetic to the quaint origins of the property but has elevated it to give the sense of a grand country home rather than a humble rural dwelling.
It is a beautiful restoration with cosy cottage style features blending with modern finishes and traditional interior styling.
Our second feature home on pages four and five is very 21st century. This designer-led home has exceptional style and specification.
Bespoke features give it that designer edge and a professional interior designer has gone to work on bringing its many fine qualities to life.
It is a family home and the attention to detail continues in the carefully landscaped front and back gardens where power points, hot and cold water and lighting all cater for modern outdoor entertaining.
The house also enjoys a superb location close to the coast in Ballyholme.