2 October 2017

Victorian Splendour at The Station House


The stunning former Victorian railway station in Holywood is transformed into a unique and charming home.

This railway station was designed by famous architect Sir Charles Lanyon who is renowned for various landmark buildings including the Linenhall Library and Queen’s University.

Period hallway interior

Constructed in the 1860’s, the building fell into disrepair however, it had been tastefully renovated into an exceptional home, evolving throughout the years into a stunning family home.

The exterior is both charming and welcoming. Once inside, your breath will be taken away by the beautiful grandeur and open spaces that are full of character.

A wonderful wrought iron staircase ascends from an impressive hallway to a first floor gallery landing with high ceiling and feature circular window, offering a pleasing space to relax.

Period sitting room interior

This residence consists of three bedrooms, include a luxurious master suite, drawing room, dining room, large kitchen with French doors opening to a courtyard garden, a study/gym and a downstairs cloakroom.

This converted railway station rests in one of Northern Ireland’s most sought-after locations which features some of the finest and exclusive homes.

The famed Royal Belfast Golf Club is the oldest golf club in Ireland and is just a few minute’s walk from this residence.

An idyllic coastal road is found at the bottom of Station Road with the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club close by.

Holywood town is nearby and is a wonderful place for those looking to escape the bustle of the city yet still retain a great shopping and socialising vibe. Belfast City Centre and Bangor are also within easy reach.

The house itself is in a league of its own and has the ability to sweep anyone off their feet.

Period kitchen interior

A Herringbone solid wooden parquet floor, cornice ceiling and ceiling rose coupled with the superb sweeping staircase creates an elegant and inviting space.

A graceful feel radiates from the lounge where an antique marble fireplace with multi fuel stove sits pride of place. A spacious dining room is accessed via steps where a glazed door opens to the fantastic kitchen.

At one end of the kitchen rests an open and spacious conservatory dining area.

Limed oak units with open shelving and glazed cabinets can be found in the kitchen. An exposed brick wall and terracotta tiled floors adds to the rustic aesthetic of this room.

This kitchen includes an eye level double oven and integrated fridge/freezer.

The dining area features French doors that open to a stunning patio and garden.

Period lounge interior

The sweeping staircase leads us to a gallery landing that features a delightful ceiling rose and arched windows.

The master bedroom is a room of luxury and features arched windows also. This room also contains a dressing room with two arches that lead to a gorgeous en suite. This indulgent area is finished with marble flooring and a vanity unit with marble top emitting a stylish and sophisticated feel. There is also a fully tiled shower and groove roof with glazed skylight.

The second bedroom is finished with ceiling rose and two arch windows. It is also fitted with wardrobes. The third bedroom is currently renovated as an office. This room also has a centre ceiling rose and arched window.

Period bedroom interior

A study can also be found on the first floor with a pitched ceiling and a doubled glazed skylight. A door also opens to a terrace.

The exterior of the property is equally as stunning with mature, pretty, private gardens that contains pathways, creepers, flowers and shrubs.

A door leads to an enclosed courtyard with a paved patio and planting. Steps at the side of the house rise to the old platform which is also enclosed.

Period bathroom interior

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