A STUNNING HOME IN GILFORD
An exceptional family home set in spacious grounds in a tranquil rural location outside the village of Gilford. Stephanie Bell reports...
WITH a stylish interior finished to a superior standard this impressive country home will wow any visitor.
It sits in around half an acre of immaculate private grounds in a beautiful rural setting close to the village of Gilford in Co Down.
The property offers 31,000 sq ft of bright and well finished accommodation with two formal reception rooms, a sunroom, modern kitchen, four double bedrooms, master with en suite and a family bathroom.
Luxury touches abound and downstairs there is under floor heating while upstairs is kept snug with high quality statement flooring from Ulster Carpets.
The entrance hall is a grand affair and immediately sets the tone for the high quality to be found throughout this lovely home.
It is a huge space extending to over 20 feet and is finished with bespoke Georgian panelling on the walls and an Italian tiled floor. There is an under stair cloakroom and ornate corniced ceiling.
Glazed double doors open to the elegant drowning room. This dual aspect room is beautifully styled and at its heart is a contemporary marble fireplace with granite hearth.
Also off the hallway is the dining room which has another marble fireplace and more cornicing, plus gorgeous designer wallpaper.
The sun room is a relaxing family space with vast windows looking out on the gardens and is finished with a tiled floor.
It leads out onto a paved terrace overlooking the gardens.
From the sunroom you can enter the fantastic kitchen/dining room – a chic and contemporary space which has been fitted out with high quality units topped with marble.
There is a breakfast bar and a selection of curved and glazed display units and pride of place is given to a gas double range cooker. There is also an integrated dishwasher and fridge.
A natural stone clad wall makes a design statement in the dining area which has a large picture window overlooking the gardens.
There is also a utility room plumbed for a washing machine and wired for a tumble dryer and which includes an integrated full length freezer and a range of units.
A ground floor WC is ultra modern with a natural stone feature wall, a wash hand basin set in an attractive vanity unit and a wall mounted WC.
The bespoke wall panelling from the hallway continues upstairs onto the spacious gallery style landing.
Each of the bedrooms is modern in styling and has built in wardrobes and the bathrooms have a cool, designer edge.
The master en suite features a walk in shower and the wash hand basin is set in a wall hung modern vanity unit.
There is a heated towel rail, lighted mirror and recessed sensor light, plus under floor heating.
The family bathroom is a stunning spa like room with a gorgeous Victoria & Albert freestanding bath and double wash hand basins set in a marble-topped vanity unit. There is also a walk in shower and under floor heating.
Outside this home continues to impress with vast grounds immaculately kept and landscaped.
Sandstone pillars with electric gates open onto a long driveway which cuts through extensive lawns to the front of the property.
There is another huge lawn at the back with mature trees and a tranquil paved terrace offering views over the rolling countryside.
There is also a double garage with electric Hormann doors and a garden store with electric door.
RURAL FAMILY HOME: 8a Glass Moss Road, Gilford