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Classic meets contemporary

Bennett House dates back to the 1890s, with the elegant historic town house boasting many fine period features.

Having been completely renovated and restored, this has created a unique period family home marrying together modern day convenience with the introduction of reclaimed Victorian artefacts.

Victorian artifacts such as historic cabinetry, a magnificent marble Irish fireplace, Chalon hand crafted kitchen and ornate ceiling cornices add to the character and charm of this magnificent property.

Remodelled to enhance the beauty of the original architecture, viewers will be impressed with its wonderful finishes and large, bright rooms.

This generous property includes three reception rooms and four bedrooms with the option of a fifth bedroom, currently being used as a study.

The house has been completely rewired, had new double-glazed sliding sash windows and underfloor heating installed, en suite shower rooms to two bedrooms and high-quality insulation to add luxury and comfort to everyday living.

The house is entered via a hardwood period style front door with double glazed arched top light.

It leads into a spacious entrance hall with ceramic tiled floor, cornice ceiling and showcasing an Irish marble fireplace with cast iron inset. The impressive turn spindle staircase has a carved polished newel post.

Entrance hall

The beautiful drawing room/dining room enjoys substantial space illuminated by a bank of windows which enjoy views over Belfast Lough.

Ceramic flooring, cornice ceiling and a stone period fireplace all hark back to the origins of the house.

Drawing room

Accessed via a large arch from the drawing room, the spacious kitchen is a real showstopper.

Fitted with handcrafted in-frame hand painted units completed with timber work surfaces, a ceramic twin sink unit with antique style mixer taps and features quaint built-in glazed display cabinets.

Wood panelled walls, reclaimed pendant lighting, sliding sash windows and corniced ceilings add character.

An island unit, integrated Miele dishwasher, larder fridge and gas fired Aga with a feature canopy, surrounded with a slate work surface further boost this space to extravagant heights.

Also located on the ground floor is a WC with vanity unit just off the hallway and a huge ‘boot room’ or utility fitted out with an extensive range of units and plumbed for a washing machine.

Kitchen

Upstairs, all the bedrooms are modern and spacious. The master enjoys magnificent sea views and a new en suite shower room with Victorian style suite and double built in shower with drencher.

Bedroom two is equally as luxurious with dual aspect windows, a walk in wardrobe and is also completed by an en suite shower room.

The two luxury en suite shower rooms have been installed with period sanitary ware and feature tiling in keeping with the stylish period theme.

Master bedroom

The family bathroom is a Victorian style white suite comprising a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, chrome mixer taps, ball and claw foot free standing roll top bath, heated Victorian towel rail and telephone hand shower.

Family bathroom

Bedroom five is currently being used as a study and offers beautiful sea views.

Outside is a rear communal courtyard with a large private south facing front garden mostly in lawn. Private parking to the front of the property is also communal.

Communal courtyard

South facing garden

The house also enjoys a first class location on a secluded elevated site just off Kathleen Avenue in Helen’s Bay with views to Belfast Lough, the Irish Sea and Scotland.

Helen’s Bay is one of North Down’s premier coastal locations and provides convenience for the commuter via Helen’s Bay railway halt and main arterial routes.

Helen’s Bay square is within walking distance, as are the Golf Club and tennis courts in addition to the delightful walks through the country park to the North Down coastal path.

Price: Offers Around £495,000

Contact: John Minnis

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