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