A LAND­MARK HOME IN DONAGHMORE

This se­cluded pe­riod home in Co Ty­rone will charm you with its time­less el­e­gance and gen­er­ous space. Stephanie Bell re­ports...

Belfast Telegraph - Propertynews - - Front Page -

THIS im­pres­sive manor-style coun­try house is an iconic prop­erty in the Donaghmore area of Co Ty­rone.

Built around 1845 by the well­known lo­cal busi­ness fam­ily, the Browns who founded the leg­endary Don­a­gah­more soap fac­tory, it en­joys com­plete seclu­sion just out­side the town of Dun­gan­non.

The house is ap­proached by a tree lined drive­way and sits nes­tled in a wood­land set­ting of over 2.5 acres of beau­ti­ful ma­ture grounds with its own ten­nis court and sta­bles.

In­side is a col­lec­tion of el­e­gant re­cep­tion rooms with many fine de­tails and beau­ti­ful fin­ishes.

The gen­er­ous ac­com­mo­da­tion in­cludes a vestibule, re­cep­tion hall, ground floor cloak­room, four re­cep­tion rooms, but­ler’s pantry, a li­brary with fam­ily den, three shower/bath­rooms and three fur­ther WCS, plus a su­perb kitchen/din­ing room, a laun­dry room, chil­dren’s toi­let and a boot room.

On the first floor the large bright land­ing has a cosy read­ing area over­look­ing the gar­dens and there are six bed­rooms.

Out­side the ac­com­mo­da­tion con­tin­ues in an im­pres­sive court­yard where there is a va­ri­ety of out­houses, a garage, sta­bles and a sub­stan­tial games room which could be con­verted to a gym or an­nex.

The house re­tains the air of grandeur it would have had when it was built.

This is ap­par­ent from the mo­ment you step into the hall­way which is fin­ished with wood block floor­ing, coved ceil­ing and fea­ture dis­play cabi­net.

There is a for­mal din­ing room with win­dows on all sides and a solid wooden floor with fea­ture arch, cov­ing and a pic­ture rail. A large open fire has a wooden man­tel sur­round.

The draw­ing room is an­other grand space with large win­dows and French doors open­ing to the gar­den. This too has a pe­riod style fire­place and wooden floor­ing and a lovely as­pect over­look­ing the back gar­den and the ten­nis court.

The li­brary is a cosy room with an­other fire­place and ex­ten­sive fit­ted stor­age and book shelves.

The ex­cep­tional re­cep­tion space con­tin­ues with a fam­ily room which is a bright and again very el­e­gant, with win­dow seats in each of its three large win­dows and dou­ble doors open­ing to a fam­ily din­ing room.

The kitchen is wel­com­ing coun­try style room fit­ted with an ex­ten­sive range of an­tique pine units with gran­ite work­tops, a Belfast sink and an Aga range cooker set in a tiled in­glenook.

An arch leads to the fam­ily din­ing space which opens via French doors to a pri­vate pa­tio for easy sum­mer din­ing.

Com­plet­ing the ex­ten­sive ground floor ac­com­mo­da­tion is a util­ity room with fit­ted units, a chil­dren’s toi­let, a back hall­way, cloak­room, pow­der room with wash hand basin and part wood pan­elled study, boot room, and shower room.

On the first floor a lovely arched win­dow casts light across the land­ing and all six bed­rooms are ex­cep­tion­ally spa­cious and bright with large pic­ture win­dows.

There is a su­perb fam­ily bath­room with pedestal bath, a mod- ern shower room and a pow­der room with toi­let and wash hand basin.

Out­side this home is sur­rounded by ma­ture trees and ex­ten­sive lawns, with ten­nis court and a large court­yard.

EL­E­GANT PE­RIOD HOME: Aghare­any Lodge, 7 Aghare­any Road, Donaghmore, Dun­gan­non

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