Belfast Telegraph

Friday 24 October 2014

Enjoy the best of both worlds

There is space aplenty at this magnificent six-bedroom stone-built house which is brimming over with designer fittings and set in the heart of rural Co Down. Helen Carson reports

Design for living: Edentrillick Manor has it all

Edentrillick Manor has all the trappings of country life. A exceptional stone-built family residence of 5,000 sq ft, three spacious reception rooms, two of which have sandstone fireplaces, a luxury fitted kitchen, separate utility room, an open plan living room with twin sets of French doors to a sun terrace and the garden, six first floor bedrooms - three with en suites and dressing room and wet room to the master bedroom, main bathroom with Philippe Starck suite in addition to an outstanding country setting of up to four acres.

You really can have the best of both worlds here with stunning views of the rolling countryside, yet it's just a short commute to Belfast city centre or surrounding towns, especially with good motorway access nearby.

This incredibly well-equipped and stylish property is made for a modern family. A welcoming feature handmade sandstone fireplace takes pride of place in the reception hall.

This in turn leads to a generously proportioned drawing room and separate dining room, both with feature fireplaces, solid oak floors, feature semi-circular bay windows as well as fantastic views.

Porcelain tiling is also featured downstairs along with Iroko double doors (drawing room) leading to a sandstone paved patio.

The German fitted kitchen is a real treat with handmade units, granite drainer, worktops and splashback, a Rangemaster stainless steel gas/electric five-ring range and a selection of top brand stainless steel integrated appliances and more of that gorgeous porcelain tiled flooring.

An equally well-appointed living/casual dining area leads to the utility room and a good-sized family room which is wired for sound.

Upstairs now to a gallery landing with a solid oak floor, shelved hotpress and a feature semi-circular arched window with access to the large and partially floored roofspace.

The stunning master bedroom is a real sanctuary, with a walk-in dressing room and luxurious en suite wet room. The Philippe Starck-designed suite includes a large shower area with Hans Grohe Monsoon shower and separate hand shower, drying area with heated chrome towel rail, built-in drawer and mirror and it is fully-tiled.

The second bedroom has a double built-in wardrobe and an en suite shower room with a fully-tiled shower cubicle this time. It is equally impressive with tiling and a heated towel rail.

The third bedroom, meanwhile, has a feature sloping ceiling and a double Velux window. This leads to the fourth and fifth bedrooms. The guest room (fifth) has double built-in wardrobes and another of those lovely en suites with large shower and drying areas as well as tiling.

The sixth bedroom/playroom has extensive storage in the eaves and double-glazed Velux windows. Finally, there is the impressive fully-tiled main bathroom with a Philippe Starck-designed suite which includes a free-standing bath, separate hand shower and a fully-tiled Hans Grohe Monsoon shower.

Outside are panoramic views of the countryside, an extensive paddock, matching stone-built double garage, stone pillars and electric gates. Elegance on a grand scale.

Address: Edentrillick Manor, 52 Edentrillick Hill, Hillsborough

Price: £1.850,000

Agent: Templeton Robinson, tel 028 9066 3030

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