What do you look for when it comes to picking your dream home? Our 2016 survey found that Northern Ireland adults prefer a rural location (62%), with 90% saying they would look for a house over a property when it comes to buying a home. Today in the PropertyNews.com blog, we look at some of the best dream homes across Northern Ireland that are currently on the market. These properties scream ‘dream living’, and they provide plenty of interior and exterior design inspiration for your own home. Let us know which are your favourites.
14 Dream homes around Northern Ireland
Dream homes in Antrim
With the world famous Causeway Coast and Glens, and a great road network to the cities of Belfast and Derry, the Glens of Antrim are a much sought after location for first time buyers and homeowners who are looking to relocate. We recently listed the North Coast and Ballycastle among our 7 NI views you’d love to wake up to, and here are two dream homes that you’d love to call your own in Antrim.
5 Bedroom country home in Carrickfergus
With great views over Belfast Lough, and over 20 acres of agricultural land and private gardens, this Carrickfergus property really is the stuff dreams are made off! With two properties on the lot, and plenty of land, this Carrickfergus manor is a dream escape to the countryside.
Fancy living in The White House?
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night in The White House? How about calling it home? Well, now you can, although there is one catch – you’ll be based in Islandmagee rather than Washington DC. This stunning four bedroom loughside property in Islandmagee comes complete with a separate two-bedroom cottage, great views across Larne Lough, and one acre of land to explore.
Dream homes in Armagh
With Craigavon recently named the most desirable place to live in Northern Ireland, here’s two dream homes located in Craigavon that you’ll want to call home.
Modern, 9-bedroom dream home
This majestic and spacious property in Craigavon is now on the market and comes complete with 9 bedrooms and 3 reception areas. This large, modern home is finished to a high spec and was built in 2011. With electric gates leading up to the property, and a grand entrance hall just waiting to welcome guests to the property, dream homes like this just don’t come on to the market every day.
Country living in Waringstown
With underfloor heating, a marble fireplace and stunning modern kitchen with granite worktops, this 6-bedroom property has a real luxurious finish at a great price. If country living is your next move, then this Waringstown property is the dream property you’ve been waiting for. The house comes with a space perfect for a games area, and a spacious decking on the outside, making it perfect for families who like to entertain throughout the year.
Dream homes in Belfast
Whether it’s looking to rent or buy a property, nowhere in Northern Ireland has the demand for properties like Belfast. If modern city living is what you are after, then Belfast has many great properties just waiting to be your very own dream home.
Penthouse living in Belfast City Centre
Located on the banks of Belfast Lough, ‘The Boat’ is one of the most iconic city centre landmark’s, and the stunning penthouse suite is currently on the market to rent. With amazing panoramic views of the Belfast skyline, and across the Titanic Quarter, this property boasts everything that you would want from a city centre property, with views you would only dream of waking up to.
Fab 4 bedroom detached property
This East Belfast property looks great both outside and in, with a large lounge and designer kitchen screaming dream home. Located in Tweskard Park, a short drive from Belfast City Centre, this is perfect a growing family, with excellent schools nearby, and Stormont Estate and Redburn Country Park nearby. This contemporary home could be the dream home you’ve been waiting on.
Dream homes in Down
Whether you’re looking for country living, or an easy commuter line to Belfast, Lisburn or Newry, Co. Down has so many great towns, cities and villages to consider for your dream home. The area is home to many stunning landscapes, with the famous Mourne Mountains recently voted the UK’s best view.
With amazing scenery and an easy commute into Belfast, it’s easy to see why Down is such a popular place to own a home in Northern Ireland. Here are two Co Down dream homes currently on the market.
Modern home on the banks of Strangford Lough
With views over Strangford Lough, and a short commute into Belfast City, this modern 4-bedroom property in Killyleagh has dream home written all over it. Located on an elevated site sweeping down to the water’s edge, the property also benefits from a discreet entrance with security gates, and is accessed via a private laneway. Hill Farm is what dream homes are made off!
Period building overlooking the Irish Sea
With stunning seafront views, and the Mourne Mountains as a backdrop, this period home in Newcastle, Co. Down, dates back to 1871 and could be the perfect project for someone looking to put their own stamp on a property to make their dream home. With 6 bedrooms, and a rooftop terrace and garden, this is a real statement home in this seaside town.
Dream homes in Fermanagh
Fermanagh was named as the happiest place to live in the UK in 2015, and the famous Lakeland area has some great homes currently on the market. Here are two homes that would be your perfect dream home.
Lough Erne dream home
For dream home living that takes you away from it all, look no further than this amazing property on the banks of Lower Lough Erne. This 4-bed property is a dream home for boating and water sport enthusiasts, while golfing fans out there can look forward to teeing off from one of NI’s top golf courses as the Lough Erne Resort Golf Club is located adjacent to the property.
Country living in Fermanagh
Our 2016 study found that 62% of homeowners look for a rural property when looking for a new home, and this 6-bedroom rural property in Lisbellaw is sure to tick the boxes of every person within that 62%. With views of Lough Erne and Cuilcagh Mountains, an indoor heated swimming pool and gym, and modern finishes throughout, this 7,000-sq. ft. property is dream home living at its very best.
Dream homes in Derry-Londonderry
Home to the 2013 UK City of Culture, Derry-Londonderry is a historic county that offers you the potential for city living in the Walled City of Derry, or alternatively you can escape to the north coast in towns like Coleraine, Castlerock and Portstewart. Here are two Londonderry properties currently on the market, that could become your new dream home.
Contemporary 5-bedroom dream property in Coleraine
Set in 1.6 acres, this modern property comes with a spacious 4-bedroom home and a one bedroom annex apartment, with a paddock and stables also at the rear of the property. This property has a lot of windows as a feature, allowing natural light to fill the home throughout the day. With a stunning staircase, and a kitchen that will have you the envy of your friends and family, this could be your dream home for £525,000.
Riverside property in Coleraine
Have you ever dreamt of living by a river? Well, now you can with this dream property in Coleraine. This 4-bedroom bungalow is located along the banks of the River Bann, and is set in a 2.5-acre site with a secluded fenced garden along the river.
Dream homes in Tyrone
Does Mid Ulster fit the bill for your new dream home destination? Omagh was recently named as the happiest place to live in the UK, alongside Fermanagh, and with the stunning Sperrin Mountains on your doorstep, what’s not to love about Tyrone. Here are two dream homes currently on the market that could make you consider Tyrone as your new home.
Stunning manor home in Omagh
This magnificently restored 1780 period building has just come on the market. Set in 8 acres, and complete with a gardener’s cottage and gate lodge, the house still has some of the original features in place. The property has an impressive history and was used as a base for American troops during the second World War.
With five bedrooms, a drawing room, games room and impressive entrance hall, along with a wine cellar and space for additional bedrooms, this property could be a great project for a family looking to move to the country and build an impressive dream home. The grounds surrounding Erganagh House are equally grand, with the vast trees and fields, providing a secluded and private space for you to relax in.
Dungannon dream home
This five-bedroom property set in the Tyrone countryside is within a short drive of Dungannon, Donaghmore and Castlecaulfield. With popular schools, shops and recreational facilities nearby, this is an ideal home for a growing family. With a spacious garden, modern interior and adjacent stables and garage, this property will be a great long-term investment, or the perfect forever dream home.
Have you spotted your dream home?
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