21 November 2016

Period Perfection – 2 Crawford House, Crawfordsburn


Iconic Crawford House has to be one of the most unique properties in Northern Ireland and its location in leafy Crawfordsburn also one of the most sought after.

A truly stunning listed former mansion house, this opulent building designed by Vincent Craig was sympathetically extended and developed some years ago into luxurious apartments.

Built in 1906 for the RT Hon Colonel Robert Gordon Sharman-Crawford it was a grand estate in its day with the distinctive mansion at its centre.

Formerly known as Crawfordsburn House it originally featured nine reception rooms, 25 bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

The property sits on an elevated site, boasting spectacular views across Belfast Lough and beyond.

A tree lined road within the 21 acres of woodland and meadow which forms Crawfordsburn Country Park makes an impressive entrance to this home.

The Gatehouse leads you to an imposing gated entrance, with a sweeping driveway lined by Victorian style lamp posts.

The extensive communal grounds lead directly to the beach, tennis courts and (yes) a helicopter pad. Surrounded by the Country Park, you can enjoy idyllic walks to the waterfall, woodland, bridges and a stone viaduct or take a stroll onto the shores of Crawfordsburn beach.

Continuing the historic theme, Crawfordsburn village is a few minutes away and the Old Inn lives up to its name dating back to 1614.

The ornate original interior details have been retained to create unique homes that hark back to the splendour of a bygone era and nowhere is this more apparent than in apartment two.

Laid out over two floors with a central reception room offering views over the communal lawns and Belfast Lough it also features a gallery level reading/sitting room which looks down over the drawing room, a luxury fully fitted kitchen with a casual dining area, a walk in larder, two bedrooms, master with en suite shower room, a first floor bathroom and ground floor shower room.

Every beautiful room exudes the eminence of the original mansion house with a variety of unique features and quality finishing.

You enter into an ornate communal reception hall with electronic door entry system through double panelled entrance doors.

The grand hall leads to an inner hallway with pitch pine flooring.

The drawing room will take your breath away with its grandeur. A magnificent vaulted barrelled ceiling with ornate plaster detail leads to an equally stunning full height leaded bay window with original stain glass panels.

The fireplace is a gorgeous stone carved original and the flooring throughout this grand room is pitch pine. The kitchen is top quality oak with granite worktops and features a range of open shelving and glazed display cabinets.

Appliances include an American style fridge/ freezer and a cream Aga cooker with two ring ceramic gas hob.

There is space for casual dining. The ground floor shower room is another well finished space with a granite topped vanity unit, heated towel rail, fully tiled shower cubicle and feature floor and wall ceramic tiling.

A beautiful stairway with cast iron balustrade and stone effect detailing leads to the upper level where a gallery style living/reading room with ornate wooden balcony overlooks the main reception room.

The master bedroom offers stunning sea views and comes with a range of built-in robes and its own luxury en suite shower room with glazed shower cubicle complete with multi head shower and steam unit.

There is also a bidet and full wall and floor tiling. There is a second bedroom and a lovely main bathroom with a marble tiled panel bath and a glass vanity unit, plus a bidet.

This decadent room is finished with marble wall and floor tiling.

2 Crawford House, Crawfordsburn – view this property on our website
Offers around £585,000
Independent Property Estates, tel 92450000

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