With only 6 weeks left until Christmas, the year is quickly coming to an end but that hasn’t stopped the property market! This week, we’re counting down the ten top dream homes on our site. From a period home with panoramic views of Belfast Lough to a fully refurbished Georgian terrace in Banbridge, this list has it all! What’s more, we’ve even got a wildcard property in Donegal with the potential to become a stunning home. Which of these properties is your dream home?
The first house on this week’s list is an impressive, detached red brick property which sits just off the Belmont Road and provides a fantastic place to call home with great commuting links and proximity to great schools and amenities. On the ground floor, there is a lounge with patio doors and fire and a modern kitchen with integrated appliances which leads through to a good-sized dining room. On the first floor, there are three generous bedrooms and a family bathroom which has been recently refurbished to an excellent standard. To the rear of the property, there is a fully enclosed garden which is laid in lawn and a detached single garage with utilities.
View 94 Belmont Church Road here.
Next up is a truly exceptional property which rarely meets the open market in Northern Ireland. This award-winning property sits off the Glen Road in Craigavad close to Holywood in County Down. The property extends to over 7,000 sq ft and sits across three floors with an elevator, meaning that the property offers a huge amount of potential for a scope of different buyers. The accommodation comprises on an open-plan living space with a living and dining space which lead through into a bespoke kitchen and separate drawing and games rooms. The floor to ceiling windows throughout the property frame the outstanding coastal views. With four ensuite bedrooms and a ground floor games room, this property offers an outstanding residence for those with a love of the finer things in life.
View 52 Glen Road from Simon Brien here.
House number 3 on our list is a Gothic-style property in Marino, County Down. This charming home offers a very unique place to call home which is close to Marino station and only a short walk to the shore of Belfast Lough. The property is entering through a vestibule and leads to a bright drawing room with open fire, a dining room with sitting area which leads through to an orangery and a country-style kitchen with range cooker, Belfast sink and integrated appliances. On the first floor, there is an impressive master bedroom with a dressing room and an ensuite shower room with twin basins. Further to this, there are two good-sized bedrooms, utility room, family bathroom and a truly gothic octagonal study space. To the rear of the property, there are beautifully manicured gardens and raised beds.
View 7 Marino Villas here.
The fourth house is a recently constructed family home in rural setting. The current vendors built this property to exacting specifications and the property offers a fantastic family home in a highly desirable location close to Belfast. When you enter the property, you’re greeting with a double height entrance hall with mezzanine landing which leads to a formal lounge, playroom, and an open plan kitchen/living space with wood burning stove, kitchen island, integrated appliances and double sliding doors to the garden. On the first floor, there are four generous bedrooms which include a master with ensuite, a study and a large family bathroom.
View 7 Killynure Road West here.
The halfway mark on this week’s list is a B2 listed property which dates back to 1841 on the outskirts of Hillsborough Village. The property is presented beautifully and provides a huge amount of charm and character with all the modern home comforts. On the ground floor, there is a country style kitchen with range, integrated appliances and a dining area, shower room and a large lounge area. On the first floor, there are three generous bedrooms and a family bathroom with roll top bath and tiled feature wall. Further to this, there is a self-contained annexe with bedroom, WC, gallery landing and a lounge with a wood burning stove.
View 84 Dromara Road here.
House number 6 is an impressive period property on Mourneview Terrace in Banbridge, County Down. Set across three floors, this traditional terraced property’s interior has been reinvented to provide an incredible, modern space with all the charm of a period property. When you enter the property, you’re greeted with a hall laid in checkerboard floor and exposed brick wall which leads to a bright lounge with open fire, dining room with patio doors and a modern kitchen with handleless cabinetry with a kitchen island, integrated appliances and a separate utility. On the first and second floors, there are four excellent sized bedrooms including a top floor master bedroom with ensuite shower room and a modern family bathroom. To the rear of the property, there is a courtyard and a large, two-story outbuilding.
View 2 Mourneview Terrace here.
Next up is house number 7 and this one is a little different! Located on the south side of Ballyshannon, County Donegal. This period property sits on an elevated site with beautiful views over the Erne Estuary. Built in the early 1900s by a local merchant, this property exudes luxury and still has many of its original features including a feature oak staircase and bay windows. The house is set in nearly two acres of surrounding gardens, pastures and paddocks. Inside the property, there is a huge amount of space and potential for prospective owners to lovingly restore or reinvent this space. Ste across three floors, the property boasts three generous reception rooms, kitchen, downstairs WC, five bedrooms, family bathroom, separate WC and access to an extensive attic which could be utilised for more living space.
View Stratherne here.
Saigmor Gardens in Bloomfield, East Belfast, is the eighth house on our list and it’s been fully renovated and extended to the rear to create an incredible family home. When you enter the property, you’re greeted with a bright hallway with cloakroom WC which leads to a front sitting room with bay window and into an extended living and dining space with skylights, patio doors and a shaker-style kitchen with integrated appliances. On the first floor, there is a modern family bathroom with a three-piece white suite, two good-sized double bedrooms and a third smaller room which would be ideal for a study or dressing room. Further to this, there is a good sized back garden which is fully enclosed making it an ideal space for family or pets.
View 28 Sagimor Gardens here.
The penultimate property on this week’s list is our first apartment and offers a fantastic first home or a lucrative investment opportunity within Belfast City Centre. This first-floor duplex apartment has been fully refurbished, rewired, replumbed and plastered to provide the perfect canvas for those who love city living. When you enter the property, you are greeted with a communal hall which leads up to the apartment. On the first floor, there is a shower room, storage closet and an open kitchen and living area with grey handle-less cabinetry, subway tiles and integrated appliances. On the second floor, there are two good-sized double bedrooms with clever storage and plenty of natural light!
View 168 Woodstock Road here.
The final property on this week’s list is an impressive coastal home on the Shore Road in Greenisland, County Antrim. This magnificent home was built during the turn of the century and has main original features including fireplaces, stained glass windows and an impressive staircase with intricate mouldings and gallery landing. Set across two floors, this property boasts 6 reception rooms which include an orangery and breakfast room. Further to this, on the ground floor, there is also a kitchen with range and a separate utility area. On the first floor, there are 6 impressive double bedrooms, many which benefit from the stunning views of Belfast Lough and two bathrooms. Not only that, but this property also benefits from an attached annexe with its own access. The annexe is set over two floors and provides two bedrooms and a garage. Not only does this property offer an incredible place to call home, but it also offers unrivalled views and direct access to the shore.
View 62 Shore Road here.
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