Rock House is an extensive country house set in approximately 12 acres of grounds, parkland and grazing with excellent equestrian facilities and a guest cottage, enjoying stunning views over Strangford Lough.
The house is situated on a secluded, elevated position on the shores of Strangford Lough and was built in 2003 to an exceptionally high standard. The traditional design incorporates generously proportioned rooms with the principal rooms enjoying uninterrupted views.
The spacious reception hall opens into the drawing, dining and family rooms, creating ideal entertaining space. The farmhouse kitchen, luxuriously appointed with an array of electrical appliances and a gas Aga. The kitchen opens to the garden terrace and also leads to the spacious rear hall with a larder, utility room and second sitting room. Rear stairs lead to the first floor. A delightful landing, with comfortable seating area and stunning views over Strangford lough. The master suite also with panoramic views, dressing room and bathroom with walk in shower room, guest bedroom is en suite also with lough views, three further bedrooms, study and large family bathroom.
The property is heated with a biomass pellet boiler which also provides heat for the cottage, tack room and games room.
The landscaped and terraced gardens are designed to enjoy the views from the flagged terraces, located to enjoy the sun throughout the day.
The equestrian facilities, overlooking the courtyard, include tack room with wash and storage facilities, 5 stables, toilet, wine cellar, ample storage, workshop and first floor games room. An illuminated and railed sand school and adjoining parking for horse lorry and / or trailer are located to the rear of the stabling.
The paddocks, planted with pockets of broadleaf trees, provide excellent grazing for horses and / or a selection of livestock. The paddocks are accessed from the yard via a gravelled laneway.
Situated a short distance from Whiterock and Killinchy, the property enjoys easy access to a number of yacht clubs and a selection of award winning restaurants in the immediate area. It is a short commute to the City centre with good connections to many Belfast schools. For those wishing to work from home the facilities provide a range of options to suit most needs.
The combination of the exceptional family home, cottage, equestrian facilities, gardens, paddocks and stunning views, make this one of the most appealing family homes on the shores of Strangford Lough to come to the market.
Black and white ceramic tiled floor; approached through glazed panelled door with matching side lights and fan light over.
Sandstone inglenook fireplace and hearth with wrought iron dog grate and ash pan; corniced ceiling; light oak floor; archway to dining room.
White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback; close coupled wc; extractor fan; limestone flagged floor; storage cupboards; 12 volt ceiling lighting.
Approached through double doors; hole in the wall fireplace with embossed brass fireplace insert and cast iron firebox, carved and painted chimney piece, slate hearth; corniced ceiling; 12 volt ceiling lighting; 5 amp power sockets.
Oak floor; corniced ceiling; built in china and glass cupboard.
Recessed circular stainless steel sink with mono mixer tap; range of floor level cupboards and matching glazed eye level cupboards; space for fridge; limestone flagged floor.
Limestone flagged floor; range of built in book and display shelves, cupboards under; enclosed cast iron multi fuel stove; tv aerial point; telephone connection points; double doors to reception hall; open plan to:-
Glazed Belfast sink with stainless steel mixer taps; extensive range of painted finish eye and floor level cupboards and drawers; matching glazed display cupboards and open shelves; mahogany worktops; island unit with recessed Franke stainless steel sink with stainless steel mixer taps; fitted cupboards and drawers; integrated Bosch Miele dishwashers; twin Bosch heating drawers; mahogany worktop and breakfast bar; red three oven gas fired Aga in tiled recess with concealed LED lighting over; gas 2 ring hob (high level mantle over); exposed timber beamed ceiling; pulley line; limestone flagged floor; glazed double doors to terrace; LED ceiling lighting.
Limestone flagged floor with matt recess; rear stairs to first floor / landing.
Range of floor level painted cupboards; pull out chrome wire baskets and matching storage shelves over; formica worktop; space for American fridge; limestone flagged floor.
White suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback; close coupled wc; limestone flagged floor.
Glazed Belfast sink with stainless steel mixer taps; extensive range of painted finish eye and floor level cupboards; full length broom cupboard; storage shelves and fitted coat rail with bench seating and shoe drawers under; high level shelves over; plumbed and space for two washing machines; limestone flagged floor with mat recess; ceiling lighting; pulley line; door to:-
Cast iron enclosed multi fuel stove on slate hearth; built in display shelving with tv connection; glazed double doors to rear; 5 amp lamp sockets; vaulted ceiling.
TV aerial connection point.
Range of built in wardrobes, storage shelves and drawers; bench seat with cupboard and drawers under.
White suite comprising tiled panelled Jacuzzi bath; large rectangular tiled shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower incorporating rain head and adjustable shower heads; glass shower panels; floating vanity unit with wash hand basin and chrome mono mixer tap; cupboard under; close coupled wc; ceramic flagged floor; LED ceiling lighting and extractor fan.
White suite comprising rectangular shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower; mermaid clad walls; sliding glass shower door and side panel; wc with concealed cistern; floating wash hand basin with chrome mono mixer tap; beech tongue and groove floor; extractor fan; 12 volt ceiling lighting; wall mounted heated towel radiator.
Hotpress with insulated copper cylinder; fitted shelving.
White suite comprising roll top cast iron bath on chrome feet, chrome mixer taps; pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashback; close coupled wc; shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower; mermaid clad walls; glass shower door and side panel; beech tongue and groove floor; 12 volt ceiling lighting; extractor fan; vanity light over wash hand basin; Velux ceiling window; vertical wall mounted heated towel radiator; recessed display shelf.
Double built in wardrobe.
TV aerial connection point.
Currently used as a study.
Small enclosed yard to rear of laundry room.
Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps; range of oak laminate floor level cupboards and drawers; formica worktops; integrated Belling electric under oven and 4 ring ceramic hob; cast iron enclosed multi fuel stove on slate hearth; glazed French door to garden; part vaulted ceiling with 4 Velux roof windows; tv aerial connection.
Double built in wardrobe and hotpress with pressurised hot water cylinder.
White suite comprising pine tongue and groove panel bath with chrome taps; Gainsbrorough thermostatically controlled shower over, folding glass shower panel; pedestal wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap; close coupled wc; chrome wall mounted heated towel radiator; wood laminate floor; part tiled walls; extractor fan.
Cattle grid and sweeping bitmac drive enclosed with ranch and galvanised estate fencing and planted with a fine selection of broadleaf trees and ornamental shrubs; leading to the decorative gravelled courtyard with raised circular bed with feature Weeping Larch tree.
Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps; range of fitted cupboards and rug storage shelves; plumbed for washing machine and space for tumble dryer; rubber tiled floor; pulley line; fluorescent light and power points.
White suite comprising close coupled wc; pedestal wash hand basin; heated towel radiator; rubber tiled floor.
Range of floor level cupboards; rubber tiled floor.
Range of fitted storage shelves; fluorescent light.
With doors to courtyard and doors to rear passage; rubber flooring; automatic water drinkers; range of storage shelves and water tap in passage; three Velux ceiling windows: access to:
Partially subdivided to provide two additional stables with automatic water drinkers; rubber floors; two electrically operated roller doors (15' x 12' approx); ample light and power points.
Electrically operated roller door (10' x 9' approx); fluorescent light and power points; steps to:-
Rubber tiled floor; vaulted ceiling with 4 Velux ceiling windows; fluorescent light and power points; double doors to store.
With sand and fibre surface.
Solar focus boimass boiler, galvanised pellet hopper and thermal store; pressurised hot water tank.
Intersected with flagged paths and planted with Raspberry canes and Pear, Apple and Plum trees.
Delightful landscaped terraced gardens surround the residence, laid down to lawns, planted with a fine selection of ornamental and flowering shrubs overlooked by flagged terraces. Partially enclosed with stone walling to provide privacy and maximise the afternoon and evening sun, providing uninterrupted views towards the Lough; stone steps connect to the gardens.
The lands are subdivided into convenient sized fields, situated to the front and side of the house and are laid down to grass. They are well fenced, gated with wooden and galvanised gates with mains water laid onto drinking troughs.
Sympathetic planting of copses of broadleaf trees are strategically located through the fields to create a local habitat for wildlife and good shelter for animals. Gravelled lanes connect the fields to the stabling.
A bank of 24 solar panels providing electricity for the property
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