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Our top 20 favourite properties

This month, we are celebrating Propertynews.com’s 20th birthday!

To mark this occasion, we are revealing our top 20 favourite properties that are currently on the market.

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Propertynews.com’s top 20 favourite properties

1. 238 Ballylesson Road from Simon Brien Residential (Lisburn Road)

An aerial view of 238 Ballylesson Road. Well maintained lawns can be seen surrounding the property. Image used in Propertynews.com's favourite homes over the last 20 years blog post.

238 Ballylesson Road is a unique Georgian residence that dates back to the 1870s.

This property has been extensively renovated and modernised by the current owners. However, no expense has been spared in retaining the original character of the home.

The outside area is just as stunning as the interior with extensive private gardens and woodlands of circa 5 acres.

2. 26 Deramore Drive from GOC Estate Agents Ltd

The exterior of 26 Deramore Drive. This is a detached property for sale in South Belfast. A tarmac driveway leads to the front of the house offering ample parking. Neat lawns can be seen to the side of the house with an array of plants and shrubs.

Rushmount House is a magnificent detached home dating back to the 1930s.

Nestled in the popular Malone Road area, this charming property offers family living and a enviable postcode.

Numerous original architectural features can be found throughout the interior, including the period fireplace, cornice ceilings and leaded glass windows.

3. 75 Ashley Drive from Independent Property Estates Ltd

The exterior of 75 Ashley Drive, This is a detached home for sale in Bangor. Image used in the Propertynews.com's favourite homes over the last 20 years blog post.

75 Ashley Drive is an immaculately presented family residence located in the heart of Ballyholme.

This property has been recently modernised throughout and the open plan kitchen / living / dining area is the perfect hub for any growing family.

This beautifully bright dining space overlooks the rear garden which features a patio area with built-in gas fire pit, a decked area which leads to a sunroom and an attached outhouse.

4. 41 Knockbreda Park from Ulster Property Sales (Forestside)

The exterior of 41 Knockbreda Park. This is a double-fronted, detached home for sale in Belfast. Image used in the Propertynews.com's favourite homes over the last 20 years blog post.

41 Knockbreda Park is a double fronted, period residence for sale in Belfast.

This red brick home combines its original character with modern touches. The charm can be felt through the original stained glass window, cornice ceilings, plaster mouldings and feature fireplaces.

Positioned on a large corner site, this listing enjoys gardens to the front, side and rear as well as a private patio, perfect for outdoor entertaining.

5. 9 Cyprus Avenue from Michael Chandler Estate Agents

The exterior of 9 Cyprus Avenue, a red brick, double fronted, detached property for sale in Belfast. A stone path leads to the front door. Neat lawns can be seen to either side of the path and autumn leaves have fallen onto the lawns.

If you would like to reside in one of the most famous avenues in Northern Ireland, well now is your chance!

9 Cyprus Avenue is a red brick, double fronted, detached property that is full of character and charm.

With 4 superb reception rooms, 4 bedrooms and a sought-after location, it is clear to see why this property made our favourites list.

6. 14 Drumlin View from Fred Dalzell Estate Agents

The exterior of 14 Drumlin View. This is a detached property for sale in Dromore, County Down. A tarmac driveway leads to a garage which can be seen to the right of the property. Neat lawns can also be found in the front garden.

14 Drumlin View is a tastefully presented detached property for sale in Dromore, County Down.

Finished to an excellent specification throughout, the interior comprises of an open plan kitchen / living / dining space, 2 reception areas, 4 bedrooms, master ensuite and a family bathroom.

An upstairs playroom also has the potential to be converted into a fifth bedroom.

7. 62 Cherryvalley Park from Rodgers & Browne

The exterior of 62 Cherryvalley Park. This is a red brick, double fronted detached home for sale in Belfast. Image used in the Propertynews.com's favourite homes over the last 20 years blog post.

Nestled in one of East Belfast’s most sought-after leafy suburbs is this extended Edwardian detached home.

This double fronted property offers a lovely combination of original style and practical modern comforts.

A two storey extension to the rear maximises the space and provides a beautiful kitchen / living / dining area.

8. 24 Fortwilliam Park from Shanks Estate Agents.com

The exterior of 24 Fortwilliam Park, a detached home in North Belfast. A tarmac driveway offers plenty of off-street parking. A neat lawns with shrubs can be seen beside this driveway.

24 Fortwilliam Park is a superb detached property located off the Antrim Road.

Internally, this property comprises of two reception rooms, a contemporary fitted kitchen, 4 generous bedrooms and a bathroom suite.

Leading schools, local amenities and transport links are on the doorstep, making it a great location for families and working commuters.

9. 17 Brookside Road from Quinn Estate Agents (Ballynahinch)

The exterior of 17 Brookside Road, a detached property for sale in Ballynahinch. A double garage is found to the left of the property. Image used in Propertynews.com's favourite homes over the last 20 years blog post.

If you are searching for a modern home with a country feel then 17 Brookside Road may be the one for you.

Located on the outskirts of Ballynahinch, this detached home offers a rustic aesthetic that complements the rural surroundings perfectly. These rustic interiors are set against a modern kitchen and bathrooms.

A lovely, tranquil setting with easy access to surroundings towns.

10. 63 Soldierstown Road from Henry Graham Estate Agents

The exterior of 63 Soldierstown Road. This is a detached property for sale in Aghalee. Neat and extensive lawns can be seen to the front of the property along with a selection of shrubs.

63 Soldierstown Road is an award-winning country residence set on approximately 1.2 acres of land which offers privacy and views towards Dromara Hills and Slieve Croob.

The focal point of the property is undoubtedly the open plan lounge / dining area.

This space is complete with a feature polished green slate fireplace with coal effect gas fire, adding a level of warmth to the open space. This is a home you do not want to miss.

11. 27 Seaview from John Minnis (Comber)

The exterior of 27 Seaview. This is a large detached property for sale in Killyleagh, County Down. Strangford Lough can be seen in the background. Extensive rear garden with neat lawns can be seen to the forefront of the image. This garden is complete with a selection of plants and shrubs.

There are few homes that offer such a beautiful shoreline setting but 27 Seaview in Killyleagh is one of them!

With outstanding views over Strangford Lough and beyond, the lucky owners can enjoy and take advantage of the location and water vistas.

This really is an impressive and spacious home with outstanding views. Don’t miss out.

12. 37 Downshire Road from Templeton Robinson (North Down)

The exterior of 37 Downshire Road. This is a detached home for sale in Bangor. A selection of plants and shrubs line the tarmac driveway. Neat lawns can be found to the side and rear of the house. Image used in the Propertynews.com's favourite homes over the last 20 years blog post.

Situated in one of Bangor West’s most prestigious locations and two minutes from the seafront is Rockdene, 37 Downshire Road.

Built in the 1930’s this property has been beautifully maintained with many period features. This classically designed home features a drawing room, dining room, family snug and sun lounge, an extensively equipped kitchen and four well-proportioned bedrooms.

Need we say more?

13. The Tower, 7 Annahilt Gate from Reeds Rains Estate Agents Lisburn

The exterior of The Tower. This is a 3 storey, handcut stone tower for sale in Hillsborough.

It is not everyday you see a bespoke, three storey tower on the market.

This striking handcut stone tower was built in 2011 and designed by award-winning architect Des Ewing. From the bespoke fitted kitchen with granite worktops to the stunning drawing room with Victorian style radiators, charm and character can be found in every room.

This is a property you do not want to miss.

14. 42a Coniamstown Road from Alexander, Reid & Frazer (Downpatrick)

The exterior of 42a Coniamstown Road. This is a detached home for sale in Downpatrick. Image used in the Propertynews.com's favourite homes over the last 20 years blog post.

A hidden gem in County Down, 42a Coniamstown Road is an extensive home that has been tastefully designed and decorated.

This home will cater to all your family’s needs and offers four bedrooms, two receptions and an open plan space filled with a modern kitchen/ dining area.

15. 24 Ballyatwood Road from Tim Martin & Co

The exterior of 24 Ballyatwood Road, a detached property for sale in Ballywalter.

Strawberry Cottage is a stunning country residence set on c. 1.5 acres that dates back to the 1850’s.

This property exudes character and charm but offers a contemporary twist.

Inside, the accommodation is perfect for growing and established families and outside, you will find two apartments, beautiful landscaped gardens and a stable block with paddock.

16. 7 Shore Road from T. L. Graham & Son

The exterior of 7 Shore Road, This is a cottage for sale in Annalong. Image used in Propertynews.com's favourite homes over the last 20 years.

Located in the heart of Annalong and only 50 yards from the shore is a beautiful fisherman’s cottage.

This hideaway has been lovingly restored and enjoys two bedrooms, two receptions, modern kitchen and plenty of outdoor space for entertaining.

This would make a perfect holiday home!

17. 27 Eglantine Avenue from Pinpoint

The exterior of 27 Eglantine Avenue. This is a red brick, bay fronted, mid-terrace home for sale in South Belfast. Image used in Propertynews.com's favourite homes over the last 20 years blog post.

Set on the tree-lined Eglantine Avenue, number 27 is ideally located to benefit from all that South Belfast has to offer.

The property has been sympathetically converted to a bright sunlit family home with interiors that wow.

Take a look inside, you won’t be disappointed.

18. Glenmore Manor, 150 Lough Road from Martin Anderson Property & Mortgages

The exterior of 150 Lough Road. This is a country residence for sale in County Armagh.

150 Lough Road, known as Glenmore Manor, is an elegant country residence in County Armagh.

This property is surrounded by beautiful private gardens which feature a classical water fountain, a covered barbecue area and a mediation hut.

The interiors are magnificent and grand with 6 bedrooms, a contemporary kitchen area and beautiful conservatory.

On top of all this, there is also a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and hot tub.

19. 18 St Judes Avenue from Steve Hewlett Associates

The exterior of 18 St Judes Avenue, a mid-townhouse for sale in Belfast. Image used in the Propertynews.com's favourite homes over the last 20 years blog post.

Tucked away in one of South Belfast’s best kept tree-lined avenues, 18 St Judes Avenue is a quintessential Victorian home that has it all.

This residence has been carefully modernised and extended to provide an elegant family home full of period features with a contemporary twist.

20. 52 Malone Park from Fetherston Clements Estate Agents

The exterior of 52 Malone Park. This is a detached home for sale in South Belfast. This is a red brick, bay fronted property. Trees can be seen to either side of the garden, adding a level of privacy. A tarmac driveway leads to the front of the house and a well-maintained lawn can be found to the front of the house.

52 Malone Park is an imposing red brick residence situated in one of South Belfast’s most prestigious locations.

This fine home offers three generous reception rooms, a beautiful open plan kitchen, six bedrooms and benefits from an array of magnificent original features.

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