9 February 2015

A breath-taking location with Atlantic views… Stephanie Bell reports


Close to the mouth of the Bann Estuary where it enters from the Atlantic Ocean near Portstewart Strand is the stunning location for this quaint Castlerock home.

It’s a tranquil spot in an area of outstanding natural beauty where the views are simply breath-taking.

Pictures of boats bobbing on the water’s edge are the spectacular sights framed by the front windows while from the rear are pleasant views out over the greens of Castlerock Golf Course.

The outstanding location offers total seclusion and access to a quiet beach and private mooring just feet from the garden.

The opportunities for enjoying an outdoor lifestyle are endless here with bird watching, kayaking, swimming, surfing, fishing and golfing all on the doorstep.

While the location will wow you the house itself won’t disappoint either. Built in stone with a matching stone wall along its garden edge it blends beautifully with its natural surroundings.

If you can draw yourself away from the mesmerising views you find a home which is full of bespoke character and immaculately presented inside with many quality finishes.

There are four bedrooms and two reception rooms in this 2,400 sq ft property making it an ideal space for a family or anyone who hankers after escapism.

The hall with its solid wood floor and half wood panel walls leads to what is a wonderfully designed and very spacious living room.

A fireplace with wood burning stove is flanked by French windows on one side and a huge bay window on the other from which to enjoy the wonderful views across the estuary and the Atlantic beyond.

This is an expansive room which has been beautifully finished off with coved ceiling and solid wood floor.

Double glass doors open to a bright and modern kitchen/dining room fitted with white units. Another solid wood floor adds warmth and richness to this room and double doors again offer views of the Bann Estuary.

A cosy lounge or family room completes the ground floor accommodation.

Upstairs there are four beautifully styled bright bedrooms, one of which is currently being used as a study and two of which come with en suite bathrooms. The bedrooms are carpeted but underneath are solid wood floors and each of them has been fitted with television points.

As well as two en suite shower rooms there is a lovely family bathroom with solid wood floor, shower cubicle, panel bath and pedestal wash hand basin.

The house comes with its own private mooring and a secluded beach just 30 metres away.

As well as neighbouring Castlerock Golf Club it is also beside Barmouth bird hide.

The front garden overlooks the river and there is also a garden at the back with country views and a timber deck. There is also a garage.

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