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...
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