Start­ing life as a stone mill this unique prop­erty will wow you with its charm­ing con­tem­po­rary in­te­rior. Stephanie Bell re­ports...

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THE charm of a by­gone era and the best in mod­ern ar­chi­tec­tural in­te­rior de­sign com­bine to cre­ate this beau­ti­ful be­spoke home.

Even the name – the Wood­man’s Cot­tage – evokes a cer­tain amount of char­ac­ter and charm and this house has both in buck­ets.

It is a truly warm and stylish cot­tage which is re­spect­ful of its ori­gins as an old mill while con­tem­po­rary fin­ishes give it mod­ern ap­peal.

It is part of a unique de­velop- ment of seven homes cre­ated in n 2008 from the con­ver­sion of an n old stone mill right on the edge e

of Seaforde Demesne.

This out­stand­ing com­plex of high qual­ity prop­er­ties has been de­signed with flair and fin­ished to a high spec­i­fi­ca­tion and in­clude the Groom’s, Foot­man’s, Woods­man’s and Mil­lar’s Cot­tages back­ing onto a cen­tral court­yard.

This fan­tas­tic lo­ca­tion en­joys mag­nif­i­cent views over the County Down coun­try­side.

With the orig­i­nal stone form­ing a huge part of the in­te­rior de­sign, the house beau­ti­fully com­bines the old with mod­ern lux­ury liv­ing.

On the ground floor there is an en­trance porch, en­trance hall with cloak­room fa­cil­i­ties, bright liv­ing room through to a beau­ti­ful kitchen/din­ing area, util­ity room and a bed­room with en suite.

On the first floor there is a large land­ing area and two bed­rooms, both with en suite bath­rooms and a po­ten­tial fourth bed­room or dress­ing room.

Out­side, the cen­tral court­yard serves four prop­er­ties and it is looked after by a man­age­ment com­pany.

There is also a pri­vate gar­den be­long­ing to the prop­erty and a grav­elled area to the front with plenty of room for park­ing and turn­ing.

The lo­ca­tion is just 10 min­utes from the sea­side town of New­cas­tle and 35 min­utes from Belfast.

You step through the door into a porch which leads to an en­chant­ing en­trance hall.

A beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral pine stair­case is a fea­ture here and the eye is also drawn to a curved full length win­dow and glass door set in the orig­i­nal stone wall which leads out to the court­yard.

This bright space is fin­ished with solid wood strip floor­ing and of­fers great stor­age un­der the stairs.

The ground floor bed­room en­joys a lovely as­pect look­ing out over the court­yard and has its own glazed door lead­ing out­side.

This room is fin­ished with wooden floor­ing and the en suite is mod­ern with a tiled shower.

The ex­ten­sive ground floor also in­cludes a WC and a util­ity room with a range of units and plumb­ing for a wash­ing ma­chine and there is space for a tum­ble dryer.

In the liv­ing room, the ex­posed orig­i­nal stone walls cre­ate cosi­ness and blend per­fectly with a fea­ture fire­place in brick and solid wooden floor­ing. An­other large curved win­dow and glazed door leads to the court­yard from the lounge.

The kitchen/din­ing room is ul­tra mod­ern with dark wood units and an­other beau­ti­ful nat­u­ral stone wall.

There is an in­te­grated dish­washer, space for an Aga range and plumb­ing for an Amer­i­can fridge/freezer.

Up­stairs and the land­ing is fin­ished with solid wooden floor­ing and kept bright with a Velux win­dow.

Velux win­dows also brighten the two bed­rooms and en suites which also ben­e­fit from the charm­ing ex­posed nat­u­ral stone ex­te­rior walls.

The mas­ter bed­room comes with a su­perb en suite bath­room with pan­elled bath and over­head shower. There is a fourth bed­room or dress­ing room which also has a Velux win­dow.

Out­side a front stoned drive­way with am­ple park­ing is to the front and there is a gar­den laid in lawn. There is also a store and a large com­mu­nal court­yard.

PROP­ERTY OF THE WEEK: The Woods­man’s Cot­tage, 3 Coach Horse Lane, Cot­tage Road, Seaforde

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