The exterior of Tildarg House. This is a 17th century mansion in Co. Antrim. Easily maintained gardens are seen to the front of the property.
21 January 2020

17th century Co. Antrim mansion on the market


A 17th century Co. Antrim mansion is on the market for £695,000.

Known as Tildarg House, this period residence dates back to 1677 and was extensively refurbished in 2002, yet still retains many of its character features.

Entrance gates to Tildarg House, a home for sale in Co. Antrim.

This family dwelling benefits from a panoramic view of green fields and comprises of no less than seven double bedrooms, four reception rooms and two cellar rooms.

Advertised as “a once in a lifetime opportunity,” this luxury dwelling offers spacious and flexible family accommodation in “a stunning rural setting.”

A sense of grandeur is evident upon approval as guests are greeted with a stone gate lodge that was constructed in 1860. A tree-lined avenue leads to the front door.

The exterior of Tildarg House. Image used in the 17th century Co. Antrim mansion on the market blog post.

Tucked away in three-acre grounds, the house is complimented by an extensive range of outbuildings and a yard.

The house was refurbished 18 years ago and the work was “sympathetically undertaken” to retain an abundance of original features.

This includes a kitchen with a casual dining area, pantry and separate utility room.

The kitchen interior at Tildarg House. A solid wood burning stove is seen behind the table.

The high standard of accommodation has previously seen Tildarg House accepted by the Tourist Board as an approved country guest house.

Another major selling point is the close proximity to Ballyclare town as well as Belfast City and Belfast International Airport, the perfect residing spot for working commuters.

The lounge interior at Tildarg House.A feature limestone fireplace with solid-fuel burning stove provides the focal point of the room.

An array of schools are also a short drive away which is ideal for growing families. Those who are interested in golf may also be interested in this area due to the close proximity to Ballyclare Golf Club.

This Co. Antrim mansion has gained the interest of historians and features in the books Ulster American Heritage Symposium by Bernard Gilliland and Gatelodges of Ulster by JAK Dean.

The bathroom interior at Tildarg House. There is a freestanding, roll-top bath with mixer taps. Image used in the 17th century Co. Antrim mansion on the market blog post.

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