Brook Cottage, 87-89 Old Holywood Road
26 July 2018

Beautiful Brook Cottage


Dating back to around 1850, Brook Cottage has been converted from two cottages and part of a charming collection of period homes that once housed the servants of the Glenmachan Estate

An interesting history adds to the charm of the home as it is part of a number of properties that were formerly the old farm house, the coach house and labourer’s cottages on the estate. The cottage is believed to have formerly housed the butler and the chauffeur of the estate.

Converted in the 1990s, many of the original features are still present in the home and are married together perfectly with high-end cottage style modern finishes to create a welcoming and delightful interior.

Traditional touches

The moment you step through the door of Brook Cottage you are instantly captivated by its charm.

A quarry tiled floor and tongue and groove ceiling are particularly striking in the entrance of the home which opens into a bay.

The entrance of Brook Cottage

Here, there is a dining area which is bursting with light from the two windows it sits by and an inglenook fireplace with brick surround and gas fired stove.

Dining area

The grandeur of the entrance is emulated in the drawing room which also features a tongue and groove ceiling. This generous room also has a carved wood surround fireplace with cast iron inset and gas fire.

Drawing room

The kitchen is fitted with a range of solid wood high and low-level units topped with granite. Top of the range appliances, a Belfast sink and recessed lighting further complete the modern kitchen.

From this space an adjoining living area leads to a rear patio and the gardens by beautiful French doors.

Modern kitchen

The ground floor is completed by a well-equipped utility room and a downstairs cloakroom- both with granite worktops and part tongue and groove panelled walls.

Quaint quarters

Upstairs, a mezzanine landing offers versatility in the form of an additional living area or home study. This also boasts a tongue and groove panelled ceiling and a fireplace with cast iron surround and slate tiled hearth.

Additional living area/home study

There are two bedrooms in the property, both wonderfully decorated. A magnificent walk in wardrobe adds a further opulent feel to the house as it is finished with hanging rails and shelving and is additionally plumbed for an en suite.

The property has two bedrooms

The family bathroom is undeniably superb. A traditional vanity sink unit, stand alone ball and claw roll top bath and a walk in shower cubicle all contribute to the luxurious feel.

The family bathroom

Grand gardens

Brook Cottage enjoys extensive gardens which has been a labour of love, evolving from a passion for cottage type flowers and shrubs which have been collected from Mountstewart to Cornwall.

Brick pathways, walls and raised flowerbeds have been created, completely transforming the stunning gardens.

The terraced river bank provides colour all year round and the small vegetable patch provides a selection of herbs, fruit and vegetables in summer.

The property also benefits from a detached garage with a roller shutter door.

Extensive gardens

Price: £399,950

Contact: Simon Brien Residential

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