Have you ever wanted to be a Lord or Lady of a special manor house? Now you can with this impressive Northern Ireland mansion.
Resting on the outskirts of Larne, Magheramorne House was constructed in 1881 for Sir James Hogg to mark his rise to the peerage of baronet.
It replaced an earlier house of 1817 called Ballylig House.
This expansive estate was in private hands until the 1970s when it was sold to be converted into a hotel. Since then, this building has functioned as a nursing home and is currently in commercial hands.
While there are multiple business opportunities, the house itself has preserved much of its original grandeur and would make a very special home.
The dwelling is located in a private setting with a mature woodland backdrop and benefits from views across Larne Lough.
These grounds encompass 40 acres and are a beautiful feature. They also include landscaped gardens and mature areas with an excellent array of specimen trees.
Various streams run throughout the estate which includes water features. There are also paddocks with grazing.
A bell mouthed stone wall, complete with piers and cast-iron electric gates, provide access to the estate. Once through the gates, the potential buyer is met with a tree-lined sweeping avenue that includes lighting on each side. This avenue leads directly to the house.
The front facade of the B1 listed house faces south-west. The garden entrance faces north-east which takes advantage of the stunning views.
The main accommodation is spread across three floors and extends to 24,487 sq ft. Further service accommodation is found on the lower ground floor.
This dwelling has been extended since its original construction. However, many notable period features have been maintained, both inside and out.
Outside period features include block window surrounds, red ashlar sandstone quoins and cast-iron gutters and downpipes, Greek style Doric columns, stone ball finials, tall chimney stacks and heraldic carved shield.
Inside and these features include cornicing, timber panelling, architraves, sash and case windows, decorative fireplaces, stained glass and ceiling roses.
The accommodation is accessed through a bright sun room which leads into a lobby with reception hall.
The main rooms are located on the ground floor and includes the Blenheim Suite (with a capacity for 180 guests and a bar, commercial kitchen and toilet facilities) and the McGarel Suite, which serves as a luxurious boardroom for up to 12 people. A bar with lounge is also found on the ground floor along with rooms that have been used as offices and staff meeting rooms.
Eight bedroom suites are found on the first floor along with a lounge and the Maughan suite which can accommodate parties of up to 50 people.
On the second floor are 10 further bedroom suites.
Stores, cellars, a games room and an array of service rooms are found on the lower ground floor.
If all this is not enough, there is even a self-contained apartment which has direct external excess. The house has two kitchens.
A range of former stable outbuildings are found to the south of the property which has been transformed into residential accommodation.
The accommodation in this beautiful building is spread across two floors. This building has been constructed around a courtyard and enjoys an elevated position.
This stable block has a further 18 bedroom suites along with an additional one bedroom annex.
One of the key features of Magheramorne Estate are the gardens. The formal gardens rest at the east of the house and includes a parterre, water features, terraces, lawns, statues and paths that are boarded by hedges.
Two glens, attractive walks, feature bridges, ponds, streams and plants are found throughout the vast grounds.
Grazing land is found on two paddocks.
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