16 February 2015

A Rural Idyll


Surrounded by rugged landscape and boasting a one-off architectural design, this large country home has much to offer anyone searching for a special rural retreat.

Designed by Michael Rogers in 2000, its turreted front, hand-crafted wooden windows, stone corbelling and dry dashed render hint at the interesting features which abound inside.

It is a spacious family home of around 3,450 square feet with five bedrooms, two reception rooms and an attached double garage, on an extensive site of 1.25 acres.

It is minutes from Castlerock beach and golf club, and Coleraine town is a short drive away.

A modern property with its fair share of luxury touches, the house boasts a Nuair ventilation system, Beam vacuum system, zoned heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor and all the bespoke windows are double glazed.

An enclosed porch opens on to a lovely entrance hall with wood strip floor. A formal dining room is a serene space with a gorgeous floor to ceiling window, wood strip flooring and a gas fire.

An open marble fireplace adds opulence to the lounge, which is carpeted for comfort and also has a large floor to ceiling window.

A great study with built-in shelving would make a cosy den.

No expense has been spared in the large open plan kitchen/living/dining area which is a wonderful contemporary family space.

It has an extensive range of maple units topped with granite and the latest appliances including a Lacanche double cooker, integrated dish washer and fridge and an island unit, plus larder.

This opens onto a bright living/dining room with wooden floor and multi-fuel stove. There is also a downstairs WC, fully equipped utility room and a large storage cupboard with shelving. A large conservatory has double doors opening on to the front lawn.

The five bedrooms are all high standard and the master bedroom has an en suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. One of the other bedrooms also has an en suite and the family bathroom has a corner Jacuzzi bath, bidet and double walk in shower.

The mature private grounds have tree and fence boundaries, a double garage and a paved and stoned patio at the back.

Featured Property: 41 Gortycavan Road, Castlerock

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