A stunning country residence set in it's own cottage gardens with exceptional recreation room, garaging and two storied barn - ideal for granny suite, set in its own grounds extending to about 1.5 acres.
The property is set in the heart of the country, close to the hamlet of Boardmills with easy access to Lisburn, the M1 and Belfast.
The residence, thought to be built in the early 19th century as a millers residence, retains many of its original features which have been superbly enhanced by the vendors, incorporating luxuriously appointed kitchen and laundry room, and sanitary ware in ground and first floor bathrooms. A highlight is the addition of the delightful garden room, being the focal point of family life and overlooking the courtyard and rear gardens.
One of the special features of the property is the courtyard with exceptional recreation room and stone barn which offer a host of opportunities and uses (most recently used to host a family wedding with over 100 guests), but equally suitable for a wide range of activities and business opportunities.
It's rare that a family residence of such quality comes to the market.
Approached through hardwood panelled door with fan light and leaded glass side lights; quarry tiled floor; feature random stone walls; pierced radiator cover.
Embossed cast iron Victorian fireplace with matching canopy and firebox, original botanical tiled panels, slate mantle and hearth; painted tongue and groove ceiling with recessed spotlights; terracotta tiled floor; tv aerial connection point; 5 amp lamp sockets; glazed double doors to garden room; windows in deep revels with fitted storage cupboards under.
Approached through vertical ½ doors; extensive range of bespoke solid oak fitted furniture including kneehole workstation with set of 4 drawers, fitted stationary shelves over; range of matching eye and floor level storage cupboards with glass panels; open bookshelves and fitted drawers; concealed filing cabinets; terracotta tiled floor; 12 volt ceiling lighting.
With 3 glazed double patio doors to terrace; ceramic flagged floor; semi vaulted tongue and groove ceiling with 3 Velux windows and 12 volt lighting; pierced radiator covers; oak tv and side stand to accommodate wide screen tv and accessories; featured stained glass window.
Approached off reception hall; painted tongue and groove wood floor; cornice ceiling; glazed double doors to garden room.
White suite comprising painted tongue and groove panelled bath with brass taps; tiled shower cubicle with 'Gainsborough' electric power shower and glass shower door; pedestal wash hand basin; high flush wc with brass accessories; ceramic tiled floor; painted wainscot tongue and groove wall panelling to dado rail; 12 volt lighting; extractor fan; part tiled wall; recessed storage cupboard.
Feature inglenook brick and random stone fireplace with brick hearth; cast iron enclosed stove; beam mantle over; range of built in cupboards with fitted bookshelves over; deep revel windows with fitted cupboards under; painted tongue and groove floor; matching tongue and groove ceiling with recessed spotlights; random stone wall; pierced radiator covers; stairs to first floor.
Extensive range of painted finish eye and floor level cupboards with matching glazed display cupboards; pull out larder cupboards with chrome baskets, tray storage and wine rack; integrated 'Hotpoint Quadrio' American fridge; 'Bosch' dishwasher; 'Rangemaster Excel' electric and gas range cooker with marble splashback, extractor unit and light over; granite worktops; fitted wine fridge; matching peninsula unit with fitted Belfast sink and chrome boiler water tap, water filter tap; range of floor level cupboards and drawers and open saucepan rack; marble worktop with fitted corner upholstered bench seat; quarry tiled floor; semi vaulted painted tongue and groove ceiling with twin Velux windows and 12 volt lighting; old brick wall.
Range of built in painted finish eye and floor level cupboards; quarry tiled floor; 12 volt lighting.
1½ compound sink unit with brushed steel mixer taps; range of painted finish eye and floor level cupboards; solid oak worktops; plumbed and space for washing machine and tumble dryer; ceramic tiled floor; part tiled walls.
2 Velux windows; door to eaves storage; wall light.
Built in wardrobe; painted tongue and groove semi vaulted ceiling with recessed spotlights; matching tongue and groove wall; twin reading lights.
White suite comprising roll top bath on silver ball and claw feet, centrally located mixer taps with telephone shower attachment; large rectangular walk in shower with thermostatically controlled shower and adjustable and soaker heads, glass shower panel; close coupled wc with mirror and strip light over in tiled surround; painted tongue and groove floor; semi vaulted tongue and groove ceiling with Velux window and recessed 12 volt lights; extractor fan; chrome vertical wall mounted heated towel radiator; built in linen cupboard.
Built in furniture including double wardrobe with sliding doors, matching glazed bookshelves; Velux window in painted tongue and groove semi vaulted ceiling.
Range of built in furniture including 2 double wardrobes with glazed doors, 2 matching single wardrobes and shelved cupboards and open book shelves; semi vaulted painted tongue and groove ceiling with recessed spotlights; Velux windows.
Drive leading to:-
Finished with gravelled drive and enclosed with range of buildings including:-
Sliding garage door; door to glasshouse; fluorescent light and power points.
Sliding garage door; fluorescent light and power points.
Sliding garage door; fluorescent light and power points.
Wood laminate floor; 5 glazed double patio doors to brick pavia terrace to front; LED lighting and 3 picture lights. This room is ideal for an extensive number of recreations including parties, fitness suite, a range of sports, yet equally suitable for business use (subject to planning). Door to garage / store.
White suite comprising mermaid clad shower with 'Vado' electric shower and glass door; vanity unit with wash hand basin and chrome mono tap; close coupled wc; ceramic tiled floor.
With double oversized doors to take motor home or boat; fluorescent lights and power points; pvc oil storage tank.
Two storied and partially subdivided on ground floor with power and waste plumbing; planning permission in place for conversion to 4 bedroom dwelling; equally suitable to convert the ground floor only to a granny flat or office (subject to planning).
With waste pipe plumbing for shower room.
With waste pipe plumbing for kitchen; fluorescent light and power points.
Approach via external steps; ample light and power points.
The cottage gardens have evolved over the decades to create a serene setting for the residence.
The enclosed front lawns are intersected by a concrete path to the front door with beds of Lavender, Heather, Skimmia and Cypress etc to either side. Mature Flowering Cherry, Weeping Willow, Green and Variegated Ivy swathing the front of the property add to the pleasing setting.
The generous rear gardens lead from the court yard with crazy paved patio leading into the gardens with beds of herbaceous plants intermingled with fruit bushes, Apple and Pear trees bordered by Chestnut, Ash and Yew trees leading to a wild garden, planted with many native plants flowering throughout the spring and summer.
A tree seat overlooks the gardens.
Flagged floor; tungston light and power point; open to rear garden.
Leading to gravelled drive to:-
Gravelled with enclosed midden; access to garage / store.
£132,000. Rates Payable = £968.09 per annum (approx)
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