The property includes a substantial early Georgian residence, court yard and extensive range of agricultural buildings.
The property believed to originally be part of Saintfield Estate was opened as a model farm 'for the education of sons of farmers to provide them with full and comprehensive instruction in the most approved modes of practical farming connected with soil, land-surveying, engineering and common branches of an English education'. The school was open for boarders and day pupils alike.
The residence, built of blue stone with sandstone surrounds to windows and doors, has been substantially improved, modernised and extended to create a home of grace and charm providing generous reception rooms and bedrooms, central open plan dining hall leading to the kitchen, overlooked by an exquisite hardwood staircase with pulpit and galleried landing.
Features include arched and panelled doors, glass panelling from dining room overlooking the courtyard, a delightful cantilevered bay from the master suite enjoying views over the surrounding countryside to Strangford Lough and much of Lecale. The residence is fitted with oil fired central heating and double glazing.
The property is approached along a tree lined bitmac drive leading to the turning circle to the front of the residence and to the courtyard to the rear. A separate laneway leads off the Lisdoonan Road to the agricultural yards.
Extensive landscaped gardens, created by the current owners, are a joy to behold. The sweeping lawns are enclosed with beds of exotic shrubs, herbaceous plants, spring flowering bulbs and ornamental trees, which combine to create a most appealing approach to the residence. A dew pond is a central feature of the gardens and attracts a wide range of wildlife and birds to the gardens.
Two copses of semi mature native trees, planted to either side of the drive, provide good privacy and are enhance by a copse adjacent to the rear entrance and in the centre of one field.
The Model Farm is synonymous with quality land with an exceptional residence and range of outbuildings for almost 300 years.
The property is available as a whole or in lots
Glazed double entrance doors; Victorian mosaic tiled floor; glazed double doors to hallway.
Victorian mosaic tiled floor; 12 volt lighting; Cyclovac point; cornice ceiling; recessed display niche with mahogany shelf.
Slate tiled floor; double height ceiling with cornice and part with pine 'A' frame trusses; telephone connection point; feature mahogany open tread staircase with glass panels to gallery and first floor.
Inglenook fireplace with Wonder Fire enclosed gas cast iron stove with glass doors; polished black granite hearth; cornice ceiling; 12 volt ceiling spotlighting; recessed display niche; 5 amp lamp socket; telephone and tv aerial connection points; steps to kitchen; twin glazed double doors leading to:-
Terracotta tiled floor; door to patio; 12 volt lighting; feature random stone wall.
Inglenook fireplace with cast iron dog grate on slate hearth; carved white marble chimney piece; cornice ceiling; 12 volt ceiling spotlighting; 5 amp lamp sockets; tv aerial connection point; Cyclovac vacuum point.
Champagne coloured suite comprising vanity unit with recessed wash hand basin fitted with chrome mixer taps; cupboard under; wc with concealed cistern; part tiled walls; velux roof window.
1½ tub single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mono mixer tap and extending brush head; extensive range of hardwood high and low level cupboards and drawers; matching glazed display cupboards; twin pull out larder units; open display shelves; Corian worktops; integrated Gaggenau electric microwave; American 'Haier' fridge / freezer; black two oven oil fired Aga with 'Gaggenau' extractor unit over; Miele dishwasher; Gaggenau charcoal grill; part tiled walls; 12 volt ceiling lighting; velux roof light; telephone connection point; stairs to family room.
Twin tub single drainer compound sink unit with chrome mixer taps; range of laminate eye and floor level cupboards and drawers; matching open display shelves; formic worktops; quarry tiled floor; part tiled walls; fluorescent light; plumbed for washing machine.
Warmflow oil fired boiler; quarry tiled floor; Cyclovac central vacuum unit; Megaflow hot water cylinder; fluorescent light.
Cyclovac point; wall lights; vaulted ceiling; linen cupboard with radiator.
Cantilevered bay overlooking gardens; vaulted ceiling; 12 volt spotlighting; 5 amp sockets; tv aerial point; Cyclovac point.
Range of fitted clothes rails and storage shelves; radiator.
Pink suite comprising sculptured hardwood panel Jacuzzi bath; vanity unit with twin wash hand basins fitted with mixer taps; cupboards under; mirror, vanity lights and shaver socket over; WC with concealed cistern; tiled walls; hardwood tongue and groove ceiling.
2 double built in wardrobes and double built in cupboard fully shelved; vanity unit with wash hand basin and mixer taps; cupboards and shelves under; fitted headboard; matching side cupboards; reading lights over; tv aerial point.
Two full size and one half size built-in wardrobes; knee hole dressing table with fitted cupboards and drawers; fitted shelves; twin bedside cabinets with fitted cupboards and drawers; fitted headboard with matching side cupboards.
White suite comprising tiled shower with thermostatically controlled shower and 'Mira Supreme' electric shower; sliding shower doors; vanity unit with fitted wash hand basin and mixer taps, mirror over, tiled surround; WC with concealed cistern; shaver socket and fitted vanity lights; chrome wall mounted heated towel radiator; tiled walls; Velux roof window; 12 volt lighting; fitted bathroom cabinet with cupboards and drawers.
Bitmac drive leading to turning circle in front of residence and to farmyard.
The extensive landscaped gardens substantially created and enhanced by the vendors as a place of tranquillity radiating colour and scents from an exceptional selection of ornamental and flowering shrubs, herbaceous plants, spring flowering bulbs and climbers, mingled with a fine selection of mature trees with a central feature of a generous pond, which combine to attract all manner of birds, insects and wildlife. The gardens are intersected with decorative gravelled paths leading to all parts of the gardens.
An enclosed vegetable garden is tucked away in one corner with raised beds and planted with raspberry, black / red currants and rhubarb.
A timber framed glasshouse with resident Peach and Apricot trees, with ample space for propagating and growing a selection of fruit and vegetables.
The gardens are overlooked by a raised terrace which enjoys a south westerly aspect.
The courtyard provides a fine range of stabling, garaging and stores with an extensive range of cattle housing, silo, haysheds and stores with large above ground slurry store and cattle handling facilities located in the lower yards to serve the agricultural lands.
Enclosed with a range of outbuildings including:-
Separate low flush wc and wash hand basin; light and power point.
Currently used for poultry house; light point.
Roller door; loft over.
Light and power points.
Light and power points.
Situated to either side of a passage enclosed with sliding door.
Up and over door; light and power point.
Fluorescent light and power points.
With fitted hayracks and feed troughs.
Concrete ramp to rear; enclosed sliding doors.
With crush gate; raised walkway to side; light over; 2 holding pens.
With roller and sliding doors.
Fitted with 6 cubicles.
With open fronted cow house.
The agricultural lands surrounding the farmyard are enclosed by the Belfast, Ballyknockan and Lisdoonan Roads, with a second portion of land situated on the opposite side of the Belfast Road with frontage to the Ballyknockan Road, are currently all laid down to grass. The lands are subdivided into convenient sized fields, all of which are well fenced for sheep and cattle and served by mains water laid on to drinking troughs. The majority of the lands are thought suitable for cutting, grazing or arable purposes. The lands surrounding the farmyard can be accessed off the front and rear lane, and off the county road. A cattle handling facility is situated in the lands on the opposite side of the county road from the main farm.
Two areas of woodlands extending to 5.8 acres or thereabouts have been planted to either side of the entrance to the farm. The trees are planted approximately 20 years and are a mixture of native trees, including Ash, Beech, Oak, and are enclosed with secure fencing.
£328,000. Rates Payable = £2,316.34 per annum (approx.)
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