9 February 2016

HomeFinder Property of the Week – Old Orchard, Comber


Sitting on an elevated site this stunning stone barn conversion enjoys the most incredible setting surrounded by breathtaking views of rugged landscape and the calm waters of Strangford Lough.

Its tranquil and exceptionally beautiful location offers a restful quality of life and you can kick back in luxury here in a home that has been completed to a very exacting standard.

Old Orchard was converted in 2008 and is an eye-catching building set in mature grounds of half an acre.

The wonderful views take in Scrabo Tower, the Dromara Hills, Slieve Croobe and the Mourne Mountains, and the location places you close to Comber, Newtownards, Holywood, Bangor and Belfast

The house is a spacious 2,250sq ft and the superior finish both inside and out can’t be faulted.

Large picture windows throughout make the most of the views and the accommodation includes an open lounge/dining room, top of the range kitchen, utility/cloakroom, a family room, four bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, and a family bathroom.

Downstairs there are Travertine stone floors with underfloor heating throughout and double glazed hardwood shuttered windows are another lovely touch.

A front entrance porch opens straight into an impressive living/dining area.

A pitched ceiling with Velux windows and tall shuttered side windows give this beautiful space a bright and airy feel and bring the beautiful outdoors inside.

A floor to ceiling gable window captures the beauty of Strangford Lough and French doors open to a south facing walled patio area. A Nestor-Martin multi-fuel stove sits in a corner stone fireplace with railway sleeper mantle and the overall feel in this room is of modern elegance.

The kitchen is a real show stopper. No expense has been spared in the design and fitting of this well thought out room where cooking and entertaining will be a delight.

The bespoke hand-painted Kittle of Toye units are in country cream with contrasting solid walnut work island and larder cupboards. There is also a breakfast bar for casual, family dining.

Everything you need is here with a Bosch built-in microwave oven, a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and space for a range style cooker.

Solid granite worktops finish off what is a state-of-the-art cooking space.

Running the length of the house on the south facing side is a long hallway which provides access to the utility room, bedrooms, bathroom and stairs.

The sanitaryware has all been carefully chosen with a designer edge and beautiful modern complimentary tiling.

The bedrooms all enjoy wonderful views and the master comes with built-in dressing units which leads through to a fully tiled shower room. Bedroom three also has an en suite shower room.

The family bathroom is also fully tiled and has a bath and a shower cubicle.

Interestingly the landing features another dressing area with built-in wardrobes.

Outside the gardens are in lawns with mature trees, patio areas, lighting and a garden shed.

View this article and more at the Belfast Telegraph

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