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Period beauty in beautiful coastal location

Nestled in mature grounds in Helen’s Bay, this marvellous Victorian home has retained the grandeur of its day.

Having undergone extensive refurbishment in the past 15 years, the owners have ensured the property has not lost its original architectural beauty. Ornate cornicing, original ceiling roses, panelled doors and deep skirting are all indications of this property’s Victorian heritage.

The coastal location is unrivalled- just minutes away from Helens Bay square and the train line and close to the beach, Crawfordsburn Country Park, the local golf club and road networks to Belfast and Bangor.

Enjoying complete privacy thanks to mature trees and hedges, Rockmount perfectly amalgamates old and new, boasting many beautiful original features while featuring a fabulous contemporary open plan kitchen/living/dining space.

The detached house is also comprised for a large reception hall, drawing room, family room, dining room, utility, four double bedrooms, master with dressing room and en suite, a study and luxury bathroom.

Original architecture

Approached from one of two entrances at the front and back, the mature gardens are completely private and this beautifully presented home is hidden among its mature leafy grounds.

Stone steps lead to the front door where upon entering you are greeted by a fantastic reception hall with original features such as a decorative arch and deep cornicing. A slate fire surround with multi fuel stove provides a warm welcome and an exposed timber floor is the perfect finishing touch.

The ground floor is full of lovely period features with the drawing room showcasing a stunning feature bay window and a period fireplace.

More attractive fireplaces are found in the family room and dining room- with both these elegant spaces also featuring frieze mouldings and corniced ceilings. The family room also boasts a multi fuel stove.

Reception

Family room

Drawing room

A modern addition

The open plan kitchen/living/dining is a delightful contemporary addition to Rockmount and provides the perfect setting for every day, casual family living.

The finish on this space is exceptional with the kitchen featuring a range of two tone painted handmade Shaker style units with granite worktops and a large island and breakfast bar area.  A period reconditioned cream oil fired Aga is a superb addition to this space and is surrounded by panelling and a decorative over mantle with display space and marble tile splash back. An integrated dishwasher and space for a freestanding fridge freezer complete this space.

Glazed French doors lead to the garden and the floor is brilliantly finished with marble tiles. A back hallway with a WC and utility room add further practicality.

Kitchen

Open plan kitchen/living/dining

Boutique-style bedrooms

Upstairs all four of the bedrooms are all stylish with charming period details.

The master is particularly impressive with a bay window, walk in dressing room and a modern en suite with a double shower cubicle with drencher shower.

The family bathroom is modern however a beautiful claw and ball foot bath is a nod to the property’s history. There is another double shower cubicle with electric shower and feature floor to ceiling tiling.

Bedroom

Bathroom

Price: Offers Around £625,000.

Contact: Rodgers & Browne

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