An exceptional, Regency residence set in its own land extending to about 39.3 acres or thereabouts, positioned on a private, slightly elevated site with uninterrupted views of Ringneil Bay and Strangford Lough.
The residence, dated 1832 with more recent additions is thought to have been built alongside a more modest residence constructed by John Barry circa 1782.
The property, which is ideally located between Comber and Killinchy, provides a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial home on the shores of Strangford Lough. It is a short commute to Belfast, George Best Belfast City Airport and many top grammar schools in the surrounding area, and has a fine selection of fine-dining restaurants, golf clubs, yacht clubs, and sporting facilities in the immediate area.
Internally the accommodation on two floors retains many of its original Regency features, and improved to create generous reception rooms - ideal for family life and entertaining on a generous scale if desired.
Most pleasing features include the garden room at first floor level opening onto the elevated terrace enjoying exceptional views over the gardens and down to the Lough.
Original cornice, centre ceiling roses, folding shutters to many windows are just some of the features which enhance and grace the principal rooms.
Externally the yard is enclosed with a closely grouped selection of stabling, stores, cattle housing, hayshed, workshop and spacious loft (previously used for bowling and ideal for parties) and provides great facilities to service the agricultural lands.
The lands surround the residence and yard and are currently laid down to grass. The lands are thought to be equally suitable for grazing, cutting, production of arable and vegetable crops, and enjoy the benefit of what is believed to be a micro climate which provides an almost frost free climate throughout the year which renders the area ideal for growing a wide range of crops.
The owners of the property enjoy the right of taking seaweed from the foreshore, the property of the Crown.
Oak effect floor; 12 volt lighting.
White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with strip light and shaver socket over; low flush wc; built-in cupboard with sliding doors.
Walk in storage cupboard; leading to:-
Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror, strip light and shaver socket over; folding shutters to window.
Cornice ceiling with matching centre ceiling rose; leading to:-
Pink marble fireplace and hearth; carved wood chimney piece; Baxi grate; dado rail; cornice ceiling; centre ceiling rose; coffered arched recess with carved pillars; folding shutters to window; tv aerial connection point; brass picture light.
Pedestal wash hand basin with mirror, strip light and shaver socket over; double built-in wardrobe with louvered doors; picture rail; cornice ceiling and matching centre ceiling rose; folding shutters to window.
Recessed ceiling lighting; leaded glass French door to patio; picture light; recessed 12 volt ceiling spotlights; wrought iron and hardwood spiral staircase to first floor.
1½ tub single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps; extensive range of painted finish eye and floor level cupboards and drawers; matching display shelves; formica worktops; integrated Hotpoint electric double oven; Bosch 4 ring gas hob with pull out canopy concealing extractor unit and light over; plumbed and space for dishwasher; space for fridge freezer; tv aerial connection point; fluorescent lighting.
Twin double built-in wardrobes with louvered doors; cupboards over; built-in book shelves.
Sage coloured suite comprising panel bath; vanity unit with recessed wash hand basin in formica surround; mirror, strip light and shaver socket over; cupboards and drawers under; close coupled wc; bidet with mixer taps; tiled shower cubicle with Mira Go electric shower; fitted shower curtain; part tiled walls; ceiling heat and light fitting.
White suite comprising panel bath; pedestal wash hand basin with mirror, strip light and shaver socket over; linen cupboard with radiator; built-in linen cupboard.
Low flush wc; extractor fan.
Pedestal wash hand basin; cornice ceiling; mirror and strip light with shaver socket over.
Twin velux roof windows; recessed spot lighting; access to spiral staircase.
Fireplace with brick surround; 'Jotul' cast iron multi-fuel enclosed stove on sandstone hearth; hardwood beam mantle over; pitch pine tongue and groove exposed beam ceiling; 12 volt spot lighting; glazed double doors to raised terrace; tv aerial connection point; 5 amp lamp sockets.
Range of built-in book shelves; fluorescent light; 3 velux windows; glazed Belfast sink; door to:-
Double built-in wardrobe with cupboards over; matching vanity unit with recessed wash hand basin; mirror, strip light and shaver socket over; cupboards under.
Access to yard; door to garden and to:-
Glazed Belfast sink; plumbed for washing machine; insulated copper cylinder with immersion heater; Rapido oil fired boiler; fluorescent light and power points.
Up and over door; light and power points; storage area to side; water tap.
Built-in wardrobe; hotpress with lagged copper cylinder and Willis type immersion heater; vanity unit with recessed wash hand basin with mixer taps.
White suite comprising panel bath with chrome mixer taps; pedestal wash hand basin; close coupled wc; heated towel radiator; electric shaver socket; recessed spot lights.
Generous landscaped gardens to front and side including formal lawns to front with ha ha and unique views over the surrounding countryside towards Ringneill Bay and Mahee Island.
The gardens have been landscaped and enhanced over the decades and have been partially enclosed with a fine stand of mature Chestnut, Beech, Sycamore and Birch trees and beds of ornamental and flowering shrubs, herbaceous plants and spring flowering bulbs. Decorative gravel paths lead to the front of the residence and upper gardens.
The delightful private upper gardens are a blaze of colour in spring and summer with Rhododendron, Flowering Cherry, Camellia, Climbing Roses. A sunken flagged patio with a south western aspect is ideal for summer entertaining and bar-be-ques.
Set in a slightly elevated position overlooks the upper gardens; tiled floor; sliding doors; light point.
Up and over door; light and power point.
Two stalls with fitted mangers and hay racks; harness rack; cobbled floor; door to enclosed loose box with manger and hay rack (16'7 x 10'2).
Approached by stone steps; fluorescent light and power points; 2 Velux windows.
Light point; cobble floor; door to rear.
Enclosed with gates; fluorescent lights.
Fluorescent light and power points; quarry tiled floor.
Open fronted; concrete floor.
The agricultural lands extending to 38.315 acres or thereabouts are made up of 30.268 acres of high quality agricultural lands currently all laid down to grass. The lands are subdivided into convenient sized fields, a number of which have been reseeded in recent years. The lands are thought suitable for cutting, grazing and arable purposes. Mains water is laid on to drinking troughs located in strategic locations.
Extends to 8.047 acres or thereabouts and divided into two areas and planted out with native trees including Oak, Ash and Beech. The woodlands appear to have been planted in excess of 20 years and appear to have been well maintained. A woodland grant from DARD, to assist with the cost of planting and maintenance of the woodland, was obtained in 1989 providing grant aid for 21 years has now expired.
£304,000. Rates Payable - £2205.82 per annum (approx)
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