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Period beauty: Traditional home in Cultra

Dating back to circa 1870, this detached home in Cultra is one of the original period houses in area. This elegant property boasts traditional beauty and luxury contemporary comforts.

Known as Murlough, this property stands proud in the heart of Cultra village and is only minutes from the coastline and Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club.

Kitchen interior at Murlough. This is a hand-crafted kitchen with a central island unit and polished granite surfaces. Double French doors provides access to the garden. Image used in the Period beauty: Traditional home in Cultra blog post.

This fine period dwelling has been comprehensively restored, retaining the original character of the Victorian era while ensuring that it is suited to modern day living.

The living accommodation is spacious and includes a reception hall, dining room, drawing room, living room, kitchen and garden room.

Master bedroom interior at Murlough. Bedroom is beautifully decorated emitting a boutique hotel feel. A bed sits at the centre of the image with two unique tables to either side of the bed. Image used in the Period beauty: Traditional home in Cultra blog post.

Four bedrooms, master with ensuite shower room and a family bathroom are found on the first floor.

A fifth bedroom with ensuite shower room and dressing room is found on the second floor.

A beautiful entrance portico with panelled door and fan light leads into the grand reception hall. The original beauty of this reception hall provides the ‘wow-factor’ which is emphasised through the cornicing, ceiling rose and corbels.

Entrance hall interior at Murlough. A staircase rising to the first floor is seen to the right of the image. There are an array of period features throughout the entrance hall including corniced ceiling, ceiling rose and corbels. Image used in the Period beauty: Traditional home in Cultra blog post.

A cloakroom is found off the hall which leads to a cellar.

The marble fireplace is undoubtedly the focal point of the drawing room which emits an opulent feel.

Two sets of French doors are found at either side of this room, allowing natural light to illuminate the area. Beautiful cornicing and ceiling rose adds to the period character of this room.

Drawing room interior at Murlough. A marble fireplace with brick inset rests at the heart of the room. French doors open to the garden. Two sofas are seen facing each other with a small table in the centre of the two sofas. Image used in the Period beauty: Traditional home in Cultra blog post.

This elegant feel is also reflected in the dining room where another stunning original fireplace, cornice ceiling and ceiling rose are found.

A freestanding cast iron wood burning stove adds to the cosy and inviting atmosphere in the living room. This space also includes glass display shelving in the alcoves on either side of the chimney breast.

Living room interior at Murlough. This room includes a cast iron wood burning stove and glass display shelving in alcoves.

The kitchen is bright and finished to the highest of standards with painted hand-crafted units and granite work surfaces. There is also an island with Quooker boiling water tap and stainless-steel sink.

Included is a Brittania range with double oven and six ring gas hob, an integrated Whirlpool American style fridge / freezer and a Bosch dishwasher.

Kitchen interior at Murlough. This is a hand-crafted kitchen with a central island unit and polished granite surfaces. Double French doors provides access to the garden.

Two sets of French doors at either end of the kitchen open to the garden, creating a light filled space.

The kitchen provides access to the garden room which includes a vaulted tongue and groove ceiling and French doors that open to the garden.

Garden room interior at Murlough. Aspect over gardens. Double French doors open to the rear garden. A corner sofa is seen along with a chandelier.

Moving upstairs and all of the bedrooms are beautifully decorated with a boutique hotel feel.

The two ensuites and family bathroom are ultra-contemporary and luxurious.

The family bathroom contains a walk-in shower and oval freestanding bath. There is also a vanity sink with oval basin and an illuminated mirror. Twin chrome heated towel rails help to keep this area cosy.

Bathroom interior at Murlough. An oval, freestanding bathroom provides the focal point of this area. There is a vanity unit with oval sink to the left of the image and a heated towel rail to the right. Image used in the Period beauty: Traditional home in Cultra blog post.

The master ensuite includes a large corner shower and wash hand basin with illuminated mirror. There is also a chrome heated towel rail.

Bedroom five is found on the top floor and includes a vaulted ceiling, dressing room, built-in robes and a shower room.

Moving outside and the grounds surrounding this dwelling are delightful. Automatic wrought iron gates provides access to an enclosed area that is bordered by hedging and shrubs.

Rear garden at Murlough, a period house for sale in Cultra.

The rear garden is south facing and includes a sandstone patio and lawn. An attractive enclosed courtyard is found to the side of the house, which can also be accessed from the kitchen. This area includes sandstone flags and a natural stone wall.

This home in Cultra also benefits from a garage.

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