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Landmark Living at Cultra Station

This exclusive new development in Cultra offers something completely unique with two converted historic buildings and three new homes set within the former railway station.

Pushing the limits of design and attraction is this new and exclusive gated development in Cultra.

Cultra brings a unique taste to the property market, taking inspiration for its design from the former Station Master’s house, and transforming the railway station into contemporary new residences. These new houses complement the existing historic buildings.

Built in 1897, the station house is known as one of County Down’s most historic landmarks. It was originally built with the proviso that it be “of an ornamental character” resulting in stunning detail on the exterior elevations.

This building is the only red brick building of its unique kind in Northern Ireland.

The converted footbridge is a unique characteristic of this station. It was constructed across newly laid double tracks linking the two platforms and was incorporated into the building. This was the only converted footbridge on the County Down Railway system. This footbridge was taken away after the Second World War yet, the first steps can still be seen.

Between 1937-1957, the Station Master’s residence was private and was awarded Grade B1 Listed status fifty years later due to its historical and architectural importance.

In 1937, the station was sold into private ownership but in recent years it has remained vacant.

It took many years of hard work and five years of designing to revive this stunning example of late Victorian railway architecture. This work was undertaken by Davcrowe Ltd.

Thorough attention to detail is apparent in every aspect with the station master’s house boasting unique features of red brick walls with a strata of blue engineering brick, a bevelled brick plinth, two decorative terracotta stringcourses and a terracotta eaves course, all of which has been restored to create two stunning homes with period style and modern elegance.

The station grounds have been tastefully developed to create a private, gated area that holds two new elegant three bedroom, semi-detached homes and a sophisticated three bedroom, detached residence. This area also features extensive landscaping.

This development rests in one of Northern Ireland’s most sought after locations with Cultra offering views of the countryside alongside easy routes to Holywood and Belfast.

This location is home to Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club, The Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, Royal Belfast Golf Club, Ulster Walks Coastal Pathways, The Culloden Hotel & Elysium Gymnasium and Spa and Ballymenoch Park.

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All five residences at Cultra Station are tastefully completed to a full turnkey specification.

The kitchens are fitted with high quality worktops, units and handles. Each kitchen comes with an integrated gas hob, extractor hood, electric oven, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. These residences will also include an integrated washing machine and tumble dryer in either the kitchen or utility.

To maximise cupboard space, some of these dwellings will be fitted with a modern combi washer/dryer.

Bathrooms, WCs and en suites are complete with contemporary white sanitary ware with chrome fittings. This includes a chrome towel radiator in the en suite and main bathroom.

These dwellings include carpets with quality underlay on the lounge, stairs and all bedrooms, adding additional comfort to the property.

These properties are fully painted with solid wood newel posts, oversized skirting and architrave painted a gloss white.

Each residence is finished for modern living with various TV and satellite points, main supply smoke and carbon monoxide detectors found throughout the house.

Boundary fencing will be placed to the side while fencing/walls will be constructed at the back, depending on the plot.

There are two three bedroom semi-detached properties and one new three bedroom detached dwelling to choose from as well as the former Station Master’s house and Cultra Station.