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Historic Grandeur at 15 Ballygowan Road

Enjoy the prestige of country manor style living in this beautiful 18th century mansion in North Down.

You can now live in your very own manor house as one of the country’s most majestic and impressive historic residences goes on the market.

The elegant Maxwell Court was constructed in the 1700s and rests within six acres of mature grounds.

Period Living Room Interior

This manor was originally built for the Cairns family in Comber and once had a working corn mill within the grounds.

The two storey, five-bay central block is original while the addition of the 19th century gabled centrepiece, long single storey wings with bay windows and dormers in the roof have added to the overall Victorian appearance.

This residence retains many of its original detailing and craftsmanship throughout its accommodation.

The interior is spread over three floors with spacious rooms perfect for the family or entertaining visitors.

Period Drawing Room Interior

Walking into the manor, you are greeted with a wood panelled reception hall with cloakroom which leads to a drawing room, dining room, morning room, country kitchen which opens to a casual dining area and a rear cloakroom/second kitchen/utility.

In 1910, a rear return was constructed which features a panelled ‘school room’ that overlooks the rear courtyard and patio area and additional accommodation which has many uses.

Moving to the first floor, there are three generous bedrooms, master with en suite and dressing room, and two bathrooms.

This house holds 10 bedrooms in total along with an attic room and a luggage room.

Period Hallway Interior

Walking into the manor, you are greeted with a wood panelled reception hall with cloakroom which leads to a drawing room, dining room, morning room, country kitchen which opens to a casual dining area and a rear cloakroom/second kitchen/utility.

In 1910, a rear return was constructed which features a panelled ‘school room’ that overlooks the rear courtyard and patio area and additional accommodation which has many uses.

Moving up to the first floor and you will find three generous bedrooms, master with en suite and dressing room, and two bathrooms.

This house holds 10 bedrooms in total along with an attic room and a luggage room.

Rear Garden

The grounds that surround the property are just as spacious and prestigious as the interior with approximately two acres of landscaped gardens consisting of lawns, a summer house, orchard, greenhouse and vegetable garden. There is also a paddock and front field.

There are a range of outbuildings within the courtyard which, subject to planning, could be renovated into further accommodation, offices or leisure facilities.

Back to the interior of the manor and an entrance porch with quart tiled floor, wood panelled walls and hardwood doors flows into a grand hallway. This hallway features original wood panelled walls that adds to the country gentry feel.

Summer House Interior

As you wander through the spacious accommodation, many striking original features can be seen throughout. The morning room sees more of the stunning wood panelling with built-in cupboards, a magnificent original wood carved fireplace, tall dual windows with seats and shutters and parquet flooring.

The drawing room features another tall bay window and bay shaped floor-to-ceiling wall of glass with French doors that leads into the gorgeous gardens.

This room also features more of the stunning ornate detailed cornicing, a marble fireplace and solid strip wood flooring.

The dining room also features an ornate marble fireplace and cornicing. This spacious room is finished with solid oak strip flooring and window shutters.

Period Kitchen Interior

The kitchen is a friendly hub of the home that is finished in a country style with hand painted solid wood units, four oven oil fired Aga cooker and Belfast sink.

Another large bay window with seats allows the natural light to flood into the dining area. This room is finished with rough cast ceramic stone floor and tongue and groove ceiling. A cosy family room can be accessed via glazed double doors.

This space also features French doors that opens to the landscaped gardens while another set of double doors open to the grand hallway.

What is a grand country home without a boot room? This manor allows you to store away your muddy clothes and features integrated shelving and double doors that leads to the patio.

Period Bedroom Interior

Beside the dining room is a second kitchen/utility, perfect for entertaining with a door opening into a cold room/pantry.

The living room also features the striking wood panelling along with a stunning high wood carved fireplace, corniced ceiling and parquet flooring.

The period features continues on the second floor where you will discover a window seat on the landing, perfect for enjoying the views over the gardens.

Similar to the living room, the master bedroom also features an elegant carved wood fireplace along with a four-poster bed.

The en suite radiates a feel of luxury with a vaulted ceiling, fully tiled shower cubicle with drench head, a claw and ball roll top bath and a Royal Doulton sink with granite top and splashback.

Period Bathroom Interior

A vaulted ceiling and feature bay window can also be found in the dressing room.

The second bedroom also features a dressing room and fireplace while an original fireplace can be found in the third bedroom.

The four remaining bedrooms also feature original fireplaces.

The bathrooms on this floor are modern and suit a contemporary way of life however, they are styled to radiate the period beauty of the house.

The school room is a very special area and includes a stunning carved fireplace with French pot bellied stove, carved window seat, part wood panelled walls and original leaded glass window.

The extensive and welcoming gardens offer plenty of space to play, entertain, walk and harvest your own fruit and vegetables.

Mature plants and trees line the paved pathways while a gorgeous original Edwardian greenhouse with dining area and grape vines can be found in the grounds also.

Gardens

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