This millionaire mansion in Northern Ireland couples the beauty of its 18th century origins with 21st century luxury.
On the market at £2 million, this magnificent mansion is among the most expensive homes that are currently for sale in Northern Ireland.
However, what sets this home in a league of its own is the history and period beauty that it retains.
Known as Ballyaughlis Lodge, this property was constructed as part of the surrounding Belvedere Estate and is nestled at the heart of five acres of mature grounds.
The accommodation extends to over 8,000 sq ft and comprises an impressive main reception hall, six reception rooms, butler’s pantry, a games room, contemporary kitchen, wine cellar and five bedrooms. Four of the bedrooms benefit from ensuites while two have dressing rooms.
Overlooking a stunning garden room, a spiral staircase leads to a library / sitting area and office.
The accommodation continues outside in the cobbled courtyard where a home gym, store, double garage and a self contained guest apartment can be found.
A sweeping stone driveway leads to the magnificent, well-maintained grounds which also feature an all weather tennis court.
A bright entrance hall welcomes the potential buyers with beautiful ceiling rose and herringbone wood strip.
Like the entrance hall, the drawing room is bright and spacious. This room is complete with cornice ceiling and rose while a striking period fireplace in Sienna marble catches the eye. Original window shutters and wood strip flooring combine to emphasise the period beauty.
A period marble fireplace and window shutters are found in the elegant dining room. This room is open to a morning room and a casual dining space with oil fired Aga cooker and doors that leads to an inner courtyard.
The kitchen is a contemporary area and is complete with handcrafted painted units, polished granite work surfaces and a central island with breakfast bar.
A larder fridge, double oven, dishwasher and four ring ceramic hob can all be found in the kitchen.
A cloakroom and games room is accessed via the back hallway. Part panelled walls and a cast iron gas stove set in a brick fireplace are found in the games room.
There is another side hallway that leads to a WC and well equipped utility room.
A further inner hallway with window seating leads to a wine cellar and another WC.
The living accommodation continues with a sitting room that includes a period stone fireplace and French doors which opens to the garden.
A welcoming family room also has direct access to the garden.
One of the most impressive rooms in the mansion is the garden room which features an impressive double height vaulted ceiling met on one end by a double height glazed wall. This glazed wall contains French doors that leads to a terrace. This room is overlooked by a minstrel gallery landing.
The extensive interior also includes a butler’s pantry with an old Belfast sink and integrated fridge.
The gallery landing is accessed via a spiral oak staircase where a seating area and an office with exposed beams are found.
The bedrooms are luxurious with the master and bedroom two featuring decadent ensuites and dressing rooms.
One of the remaining three bedrooms also benefits from an ensuite shower room. There is also a traditional style family bathroom.
If these interiors are not enough, this millionaire mansion in Northern Ireland also comes with mature country gardens and a woodland backdrop which provides complete privacy.
There are well-maintained lawns, an abundance of mature flowers, trees and shrubs and a large sun terrace that is accessed from the garden room.
An all weather tennis court is found in the lower garden area.
The impressive outbuildings feature a self contained flat above the double garage along with a home gym which includes mirrored walls and impact flooring.
There are also two stores, a potting shed and a gardener’s shed.
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