RU­RAL BLISS

Har­vest your own fruit and en­joy the good life at this charm­ing coun­try fam­ily home in Co Down. Stephanie Bell re­ports...

Belfast Telegraph - Propertynews - - News -

SET in an acre of land­scaped gar­dens and sur­rounded by open coun­try­side, this de­light­ful cot­tage of­fers an idyl­lic life­style.

While en­joy­ing the peace and beauty of a ru­ral lo­ca­tion, the house is just a short drive from both Lis­bane and Bal­loo Vil­lages and the shores of Strang­ford Lough.

It of­fers good spa­cious fam­ily ac­com­mo­da­tion which is filled with char­ac­ter and charm.

The land­scaped gar­dens are mostly laid in lawn with ma­ture plants which in­clude Ap­ple and Plum trees.

An ex­ten­sive paved pa­tio and raised tim­ber decked seat­ing area are per­fect for al fresco din­ing and en­joy­ing the calm­ing ru­ral views.

There is ad­di­tional land of around 1.7 acres set out as one large field, cur­rently used for graz­ing which can be bought sep­a­rately and is per­fect for any­one with equine in­ter­est.

In­side the house there is an en­trance hall, a lounge, a kitchen/ din­ing room, util­ity room, four bed­rooms, mas­ter with en suite and a fam­ily bath­room.

A gran­ite step leads up to a painted hard­wood front door with glazed in­set and side pan­els.

The en­trance hall is bright and houses the point for a cen­tral Beam vac­uum.

A part glazed door leads into the charm­ing lounge where the fo­cal point is a Vic­to­rian cast iron fire­place with dec­o­ra­tive pine sur­round.

The rus­tic coun­try style kitchen is fit­ted out in hand crafted yel­low

pine units and in­cludes a Siemens five ring gas hob with match­ing yel­low pine canopy, a Bosch dou­ble oven and a Bosch dish­washer.

This room is fin­ished with a Chi­nese slate floor and a door leads into a charm­ing din­ing room with in­glenook fire­place and multi fuel stove. Glazed French doors open to a side pa­tio.

The bed­rooms are all a good size and the bath­room fea­tures a bath and built in shower, plus a lovely van­ity unit and sink.

The mas­ter bed­room has a range of wardrobes and a con­tem­po­rary up­right ra­di­a­tor. The en suite is mod­ern with a shower en­clo­sure and pine van­ity unit with “Cot­tage” sink and there is a chrome heated towel rail.

The house comes with a large de­tached garage which is plumbed for a wash­ing ma­chine and has a stair­case lead­ing to a con­verted roof space.

The house is set back from the road. En­trance pil­lars with a large tim­ber gate open to a sweep­ing tar­mac drive­way lead­ing to an­other set of pil­lars and gen­er­ous park­ing at the side of the house.

The front gar­den is mostly in lawn with well planted flower beds and shrub plant­ing along the laneway.

At the back of the house, steps lead to a raised pa­tio and tim­ber deck seat­ing area and there is lawns plus a side gar­den with a small or­chard planted with plum and ap­ple trees.

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