This attractive period property has been extended and modernised to offer luxury family living in the countryside. Stephanie Bell reports...
THIS charming 1800s cottage has been renovated and extended into a stunning family home with a bright, modern and open interior.
The house feels luxurious throughout and has got all the space you need inside with a living room open to a music room, kitchen/dining/living room, snug, utility, cloakroom, five bedrooms, two with en suite and master with dressing room, plus a family bathroom.
Nestled in a tranquil rural location, it is also handy for commuting to Belfast and Lisburn.
The quaint exterior with its white washed walls and attractive sliding sash windows leads into a home which is cosy, inviting and ultra modern in places.
The reception hall has been designed like an inviting snug with an open fire which leads via church style doors into an entrance hall.
This room is finished with solid wooden flooring from Wilsons Salvage yard and a real feature is the wooden staircase which leads up onto a curved landing.
There is a cloakroom with wash hand basin and separate WC just off the hallway.
A solid wooden floor and feature wooden ceiling keeps the living room cosy and this welcoming family space opens into a bright music room and office, also with wooden floor.
The wow factor in this property can be found at the back with an ultra modern extensive which offers a huge L shaped kitchen, dining room and living room.
The kitchen is top of the range from Robinsons with hand painted modern units with solid wooden work surfaces. There is a superb island unit and dresser, a Belfast sink and oil fired Aga as well as an integrated Smeg oven.
French doors open from the dining area into the garden and a large archway leads into the superb living space where beautiful bespoke radiator covers and built in shelving are a great feature of this room.
Rich hardwood flooring runs throughout.
There is also a good utility room fitted with cupboards and hardwood work surfaces with another Belfast sink and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Upstairs and the curved landing has a spectacular floor to ceiling feature window offering stunning country views.
The bedrooms are all modern in presentation and the master comes with a good walk in dressing room with hanging and shelving space and an en suite shower room.
Bedroom three also comes with an en suite shower room and the family bathroom caters for everyone with its contemporary freestanding bath with mixer tap and telephone hand shower over as well as a fully tiled shower cubicle.
Outside this property also has much to offer with driveway parking and an enclosed private back garden with patio and lawns looking out over the countryside.