21 August 2015

Featured Property – Seeing the Light


This exclusive home nestles among beautiful mature gardens in a private setting overlooking Royal Belfast Golf Club.

The style of the property is contemporary with Georgian references and the house has been centrally sited to make the best use of the lush private grounds which extend to an acre with pretty terraces close to the house overlooking immaculate rolling lawns.

The price tag doesn’t just reflect its incredible location and beautiful setting; the house itself has been designed to a very exacting specification.

Generous accommodation is set over two floors with the main social areas designed to maximise privacy and natural light.

From an impressive reception hallway with a double height ceiling with glazed atrium the ground floor also offers a drawing room, formal dining room, family room and kitchen with casual dining area. At the side of the house there is a large laundry room and access to an integral double garage.

Upstairs there is a study or bedroom to the front with views across the gardens to the Royal Belfast Golf Course, four further double bedrooms, two with shower rooms and a family bathroom.

The master suite is situated in its own wing at the side of the house, and this impressive space is designed for luxury living. It has its own entrance lobby, full bathroom and bedroom which opens to a dressing area, again with views towards the golf course.

Inside, the house has a traditional feel with many elegant period-style features and yet it is a welcoming family home. Granite steps lead up to an entrance porch with double opening glazed panel front doors which open onto a vestibule where more double doors open to the reception hall.

The beautiful full height hallway gives a real sense of the standard of design and sophistication in this wonderful home. Off the hallways are a cloakroom and a walk-in cupboard.

The drawing room is a big, bright and elegant space which enjoys a delightful outlook over the front garden. This immaculate room has been finished with ornate cornicing and a marble fireplace.

The formal dining room is another graceful space with a large picture window and period-style oak fireplace.

The family room is charming and opens into a large bay window with glass doors leading to the gardens. A natural limestone fireplace is flanked on either side with bespoke built-in shelving, storage cupboards and entertainment area for the TV.

A folding door opens from here into the spectacular kitchen/dining room.

A wonderful bespoke handmade kitchen in shaker style with granite worktops has been crafted to fit this bright space perfectly with a gorgeous plate rack and recess with mantel for a range cooker.

As well as a double range cook with six ring gas hob and warmer plate you get a built in dishwasher, fridge freezer and larders.

A spacious utility and rear entrance hall houses more cupboards with a built in cloaks area.

Upstairs via a solid wooden staircase and you reach the beautiful galleried landing with its pitched pine ceiling and four large Velux windows flooding the space with light.

There is a study which could be used as a sixth bedroom and you can host guests in style with an exquisite guest bedroom which opens into a large box bay window and which comes with a walk in dressing room and a luxurious en suite shower room.

The second stylish bedroom also opens into a bay window and features built in book cases and wardrobes. This room comes with another gorgeous en suite featuring twin sinks set in marble, a walk in double shower cubicle with Drench shower and a natural stone floor.

The family bathroom is an opulent spa-like space with a deep fill bath with concealed taps and a fully tiled shower cubicle with drench shower and a contemporary wash hand basin set in a vanity unit with a natural stone top. This room also has an air purification system fitted.

The master suite is a soothing get-away-from-it-all space where luxury abounds.

It has its own entrance area with steps leading down to a sitting room. A door from here leads to a top-notch ensuite with panelled bath and separate shower. In another decadent touch, double doors open to the sleeping area where another fabulous glazed box bay window overlooks Royal Belfast Golf Club. There is also a walk-in dressing room with its own feature window overlooking the back gardens.

Outside, electric entrance gates lead to a sweeping driveway which cuts through beautifully constructed flowerbeds, trees and hedging to large front lawns.

Featured Property – Annery Lodge, 2 The Lane, Station Road, Craigavad, County Down, BT18 0BJ

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