This el­e­gant Vic­to­rian home com­bines grandeur with high end mod­ern liv­ing in He­len’s Bay.

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THIS beau­ti­ful Vic­to­rian home is nes­tled in ma­ture grounds in one of North­ern Ire­land’s most pop­u­lar coastal towns.

An el­e­gant home which has re­tained the grandeur of its day, the in­te­rior boasts many beau­ti­ful orig­i­nal fea­tures while mod­ern ev­ery­day fam­ily life cen­tres around a well de­signed con­tem­po­rary open plan kitchen/liv­ing/ din­ing space.

There is also a large re­cep­tion hall, draw­ing room, fam­ily room, din­ing room, util­ity, four dou­ble bed­rooms, mas­ter with dress­ing room and en suite, a study and lux­ury bath­room.

The house has un­der­gone ex­ten­sive re­fur­bish­ment in the past 15 years but still re­tains its orig­i­nal ar­chi­tec­tural beauty with or­nate cor­nic­ing, orig­i­nal ceil­ing roses, pan­elled doors and deep skirt­ing.

The house can be ap­proached from one of two en­trances at the front and back.

The ma­ture gar­dens are com­pletely pri­vate and abun­dantly panted with trees and ex­ten­sive lawns.

The lo­ca­tion is first class, just min­utes away from He­lens Bay square and the train line and close to the beach, Craw­fords­burn Coun­try Park, the lo­cal golf club and road net­works to Belfast and Ban­gor.

This beau­ti­fully pre­sented home is hid­den among its ma­ture leafy grounds.

The front drive­way leads to stone steps flanked by lawn which in turn leads to the front door.

The re­cep­tion hall is stun­ning with an ar­ray of beau­ti­ful pe­riod fea­tures such as a dec­o­ra­tive arch, cor­bels and deep cor­nic­ing.

There is a slate fire sur­round with multi fuel stove to pro­vide the warm­est of wel­comes and a lovely ex­posed tim­ber floor.

The el­e­gant rooms on the ground floor are all team­ing with these lovely pe­riod fea­tures and the draw­ing room has a fab­u­lous fea­ture bay win­dow and a pe­riod fire­place.

There are more fire­places in the fam­ily room and din­ing room, two el­e­gant spa­ces with more frieze mould­ings, cor­niced ceil­ings and the fam­ily room has a multi fuel stove.

The open plan kitchen/liv­ing/ din­ing is a mod­ern ad­di­tion to the prop­erty and a fan­tas­tic space for ca­sual ev­ery­day fam­ily life.

This room is beau­ti­fully styled with a range of two tone painted hand­made Shaker style units with gran­ite work­tops and a large is­land and break­fast bar area.

Pride of place is given to a pe­riod re­con­di­tioned cream oil fired Aga with four ovens and three top plates sur­rounded by pan­elling and a dec­o­ra­tive over man­tle with dis­play space and mar­ble tile splash back.

There is an in­te­grated dish­washer and space for a free­stand­ing fridge freezer.

Glazed French doors lead to the gar­den and the floor is fin­ished with mar­ble tiles.

There is a back hall­way with a WC and a util­ity room.

Up­stairs and the bed­rooms are all ho­tel bou­tique in style with more of charm­ing pe­riod de­tail.

The mas­ter has a high level of lux­ury with a bay win­dow and walk in dress­ing room and a mod­ern en suite with a dou­ble shower cu­bi­cle with drencher shower.

The fam­ily bath­room is also ul­tra con­tem­po­rary with a nod to the prop­erty’s his­tory in a beau­ti­ful claw and ball foot bath.

There is an­other dou­ble shower cu­bi­cle with elec­tric shower and fea­ture floor to ceil­ing tiling.

Out­side this house is sim­ply stun­ning with large, pri­vate gar­dens in lawn with en­ter­tain­ment ar­eas, all sur­rounded by ma­ture trees and plants.

PROP­ERTY OF THE WEEK: Rock­mount, 38 Bridge Road, He­len’s Bay

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