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Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland

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

To conclude our birthday celebrations, we are revealing our top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland that are currently on the market.

Whether you are searching for a home with a sea view or a rural retreat, there is something for everyone on this list.

Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland

1. 172 Malone Road from Templeton Robinson

The exterior of 172 Malone Road. This is a detached property for sale in South Belfast. Neat lawns can be seen to the front of the property along with a paved area. Steps rise to the left of the house, providing access to the first floor balcony.

172 Malone Road is an impressive family home tucked away in the BT9 area of Belfast.

This property was extended and renovated in 2005 and offers 5,000 Sq. Ft. of adaptable accommodation across three floors.

The extensive glazing throughout creates a bright and spacious living area, especially in the open plan drawing / dining room which rests at the heart of the home.

Take a look inside.

2. 12 Drumbo Road from Natalie Clarke Residential

The exterior of 12 Drumbo Road. This is a large, detached property for sale in Lisburn. A large tarmac area to the front of the property offers ample parking space. There is a small green area in the middle of this tarmac which acts as a turning circle. Image used in the Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland blog post.

Nestled in a 1 acre site of landscaped gardens is the magnificent 12 Drumbo Road.

This striking red brick home offers 4,000 Sq. Ft. of interiors that complement the rural surroundings perfectly. The rustic aesthetic is emphasised through the Oak units, Aga Range cooker and feature brick wall in the open plan kitchen / living / dining area.

This property also benefits from a south facing garden.

3. 15 Bush Road from Simon Brien Residential (Lisburn Road)

The exterior of 15 Bush Road. This is a detached property for sale in Dungannon. A tarmac driveway leads into the front garden, offering ample parking space. This property is enclosed by electric gates.

Constructed in 2005, 15 Bush Road is a magnificent detached family residence for sale in Dungannon.

The interior is finished to the highest of standards with an unrivalled specification throughout.

With the potential for 6 bedrooms and with 6 reception areas, there is plenty of room for everyone in this house. You do not want to miss the cinema / games room which is open to a fully fitted bar.

4. 156 Carryduff Road from Fetherston Clements Estate Agents

The exterior of 156 Carryduff Road. This is a detached property for sale in Lisburn. An extensive gravel driveway leads to the parking area. A garage can be seen to the right of the property along with a turning circle. Neat lawns are found to the front of the property.

156 Carryduff Road is a superb detached property for sale in Lisburn.

The beautiful 4,650 Sq. Ft of accommodation perfectly mixes both traditional and contemporary interiors to create a unique family home.

The contrast of styles is emphasised through the dining hall, with an ornate carved wooden surround to the fireplace and an antique pine staircase. This room juxtaposes beautifully with the bright open plan kitchen / living / dining area that is complete with high gloss units, integrated appliances, island unit and breakfast bar.

This kitchen won a UK national award for its design.

5. 23 Mearne Road from Agar Murdoch & Deane (Comber)

The exterior of 23 Mearne Road. This is a detached property for sale in Downpatrick. Image used in the Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland blog post.

If you are searching for your dream home in Downpatrick then don’t miss out on 23 Mearne Road.

With remarkable interiors extending to approximately 7,000 Sq. Ft and with a magnificent landscaped site, this property is sure to impress.

The kitchen is a focal point of the home with the exposed Oak King beams complementing the rural surroundings of the property.

There is also the opportunity to purchase an additional c. 15 acres of land by separate negotiation.

6. 88 Grove Road from Henry Graham Estate Agents

The exterior of 88 Grove Road. This is a detached property for sale in Dromore. A large tarmac area can be seen to the front of the property offering ample parking space.

Tucked away between Hillsborough and Dromore is Grove Cottage, an impressive and beautifully presented country residence.

Extending to approximately 3,255 Sq. Ft. this rural residence has been carefully designed to take advantage of natural light. The large sloping glass roof and glazed walls in the conservatory allows natural light to flood the interior whilst also providing views over the gardens and tennis court.

This all weather tennis court, complete with boundary fence and flood lights, can be found to the rear of the house.

7. 12 Warren Avenue from John Minnis (Donaghadee)

The exterior of 12 Warren Avenue, a 4 bedroom house for sale in Donaghadee. Image used in the Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland blog post.

Resting on the Donaghadee shoreline is 12 Warren Avenue, a breathtaking family home that enjoys picturesque views over the Irish Sea, Copeland Islands and beyond.

The impressive interiors extend to approximately 4,000 Sq. Ft with many of the main rooms benefitting from uninterrupted sea views.

The open plan kitchen / living / dining area takes full advantage of the water vistas while the period fireplace with cast iron tiled inset adds a touch of warmth to the open area.

8. 1 Newlands Crescent from Armstrong Gordon & Co.

The exterior of 1 Newlands Crescent. This is a detached home for sale in Portstewart. Image used in the Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland blog post.

1 Newlands Crescent is a superb family home for sale in Portstewart.

The interior is quirky and contemporary with the ‘wow-factor’ being felt immediately upon arrival. A feature gas fire, high vaulted ceiling and sweeping moon shaped oak stairs can be found in the entrance hall. This staircase rises to the first floor where an open plan kitchen / lounge / dining area is found.

The built-in wood burning stove, recessed lighting and feature oak ceiling beams adds a warming touch to the area.

On top of all this, the property has also won an award for the best extension in Northern Ireland.

9. 110a Gateside Road from Philip Tweedie & Company (Portstewart)

The exterior of 110a Gateside Road, a period property that dates back to circa 1860.

Dating back to circa 1860 is this stunning period property in Portrush.

This family home has been restored and finished to an exceptional standard throughout. Yet, the original charm and character can be felt throughout the interior.

From the feature brick fireplace and exposed beam ceiling in the lounge to the limestone tiled floor and cast iron fireplace in the dining room, many of its features nods to its past.

With beautiful landscaped gardens and only a short distance from Portrush town centre, this property is sure to appeal to a range of buyers.

10. 4 Stoneyfalls Lane from Grant Estate Agents

The exterior of 4 Stoneyfalls Lane. This is a detached property for sale in Ballyhalbert. Well-maintained lawns can be found to the front of the property. There is also a paved area with a stone seat.

4 Stoneyfalls Lane is a beautiful detached home located in the most easterly point of Northern Ireland.

Its slightly elevated site offers jaw dropping views over the Irish Sea and towards the Isle of Man.

Resting at the heart of the home is an open plan kitchen / living / sun room which is a great spot for soaking in the water vistas.

With 6 ensuite bedrooms, 4 reception areas and a 0.4 acre site, this is the ideal home for growing families.

11. 4 Woodbridge Hill from Locate Estate Agents

The exterior of 4 Woodbridge Hill. This is a large detached property for sale in Derry / Londonderry. A large tarmac area is seen to the front of the property offering ample parking space. Woods can be seen to the right of the property.

4 Woodbridge Hill is set on an elevated site that extends to approximately 1 acre which offers wonderful views over Derry / Londonderry and the River Foyle.

The reception hall is open to the lounge which is complete with a marble fireplace, ceiling cornicing and centre rose, adding to the magnificence of the interior.

An open plan kitchen / living / dining area is the hub of the home with a walk-in larder cupboard, centre island and a granite hearth.

12. 2a Lisnasallagh Road from Michael Chandler Estate Agents

The exterior of 2a Lisnasallagh Road. This is a detached property for sale in Carryduff. A large tarmac area can be seen to the front of the house which offers ample parking space. Neat lawns can be seen to the rear of the property.

If you are searching for a modern home with open plan spaces then 2a Lisnasallagh Road may be the one for you.

The lounge flows seamlessly into the dining room with a wood burning stove acting as a centre piece and adding a touch of warmth to the open area.

The luxury open plan kitchen / living / dining area meets the demands of modern-day family living and benefits from floor-to-ceiling windows which offer delightful views over the garden.

This is a family home you do not want to miss.

13. 85 Lisburn Road from Ulster Property Sales (Malone)

The exterior of 85 Lisburn Road. This is a Georgian townhouse for sale in South Belfast. Image used in the Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland blog post.

85 Lisburn Road is a magnificent Georgian townhouse that has been sympathetically refurbished to the highest of standards.

Many period features have been retained throughout, including high ceilings, intricate cornicing, beautiful ceiling roses, sliding sash windows and shutters.

The contemporary kitchen is perfect for modern day living and the ideal area to gather as a family.

14. 160 Old Ballynahinch Road from Fetherston Clements Estate Agents

The exterior of 160 Old Ballynahinch Road. This is a detached property for sale in Lisburn. A large tarmac area offers plenty of parking space. Neat lawns can be seen to either side of the house.

160 Old Ballynahinch Road is an exceptional family residence that rests on a delightful rural site with uninterrupted views over green fields.

Only a short distance from Hillsborough Village, Lisburn and the M1 motorway, this spot is ideal for families and working commuters.

Built approximately 1 year ago, this property offers the finest in modern living and contains 4 bedrooms – which all feature ensuite facilities, an open plan kitchen / dining / family area and a games room.

15. 45 Feney Road from Locale Home Sales & Lettings

The exterior of 45 Feney Road. This is a detached property for sale in Moira. A large tarmac driveway leads to the front garden. Neat lawns can be seen to either side of the driveway with trees. A large cathedral style window is also seen on the side of the property.

Nestled in private grounds of approximately 2.5 acres is the wonderful 45 Feney Road.

Resting on the outskirts of Moira, this detached residence offers living accommodation that is both breathtaking and practical.

The focal point of the home is undoubtedly the open plan kitchen / dining area where a floor-to-ceiling cathedral style window allows natural light to stream through.

With vaulted ceilings and an extensive use of glazing, the interior is bright, open and airy.

16. 2 Carnreagh Road from Natalie Clarke Residential

The exterior of 2 Carnreagh Road. This is a detached property for sale in Hillsborough. Image used in the Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland blog post.

2 Carnreagh Road is an impressive detached home in Hillsborough.

This property exudes grandeur, light and space. The ‘wow-factor’ can be felt immediately upon arrival with the impressive circular interior of the reception hall which contains a curved oak staircase, wrought iron balustrades, exposed brick walls and two tall arched windows.

With 3 reception areas, 4 bedrooms, master ensuite and a large detached garage, this is a great home for a range of buyers.

17. 22 Beverley Hills from Independent Property Estates Ltd

The exterior of 22 Beverley Hills. This is a detached property with a white façade. The front garden is laid in pebbles and some foliage can be seen resting on the pebbles.

This is your chance to live a California lifestyle without the 90210 price tag.

Resting at the heart of Bangor is 22 Beverley Hills, a detached residence that is nestled in beautifully landscaped gardens.

From the open plan kitchen / dining / snug area to the lounge with stained glass windows, a level of luxury can be found throughout the interior.

18. 22 Ben Madigan Heights from McGuinness Fleck

The exterior of 22 Ben Madigan Heights. This is a detached property for sale in Newtownabbey. Image used in the Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland blog post.

22 Ben Madigan Heights is a detached home in Newtownabbey that has been fully renovated to a turnkey specification.

The interiors are bright, sleek, stylish and offers the perfect blend of indoor / outdoor living.

This residence enjoys views towards the Irish Sea and the picture window in the open plan lounge / dining area offers the perfect vantage point to soak in the magnificent water vistas.

19. 68 Dunmore Road from Bennett Estate Agents

The exterior of 68 Dunmore Road. This is a detached property for sale on the outskirts of Ballynahinch. This image has been taken in the evening so the interiors are lit up. There are also lights at the side of the tarmac driveway. Image used in the Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland blog post.

68 Dunmore Road is undoubtedly one of County Down’s most luxurious homes.

This residence was architect designed which blends modernism with homeliness and where inside living flows smoothly to the outdoors. A variety of terraces and balconies allows the owner to soak in the wonderful vistas from the comfort of their home.

With open plan spaces, 4 bedrooms and 3 reception areas, it is clear to see why this Ballynahinch property made our dream homes list.

20. 11 Maryville Park from Templeton Robinson

The exterior of 11 Maryville Park. This is a red brick, double fronted detached property for sale in South Belfast. A pebble driveway leads to the side of the house where a garage is found. Image used in the Top 20 dream homes in Northern Ireland blog post.

11 Maryville Park is an exquisite Victorian residence for sale in South Belfast.

This detached property has been renovated in a contemporary way yet has retained many of its original charm and protected its architectural character.

The open plan kitchen / living / dining area is both jaw dropping and elegant. A large island unit with twin old Belfast style sinks, a breakfast bar and integrated appliances can be found in the bespoke kitchen.

With impeccable interiors and a postcode to envy, this house has it all.

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