Northern Ireland property really is the toast of the UK awards scene at the moment.
With several of the province’s top developments featuring in the final round of the recent UK-wide Supreme House Building Awards, now Coopers Mill in Dundonald has picked up top honours in the UK Property Awards. The impressive Dundonald scheme, built by The McGinnis Group, was named as ‘Best Development in Co Down’ for 2010.
And it’s easy to see why. The stylish and affordable homes, featured on these pages, are proving a real draw for both professional couples and first-time buyers alike.
The high spec turnkey homes with their smart, spacious design are really well-appointed inside and out. And with an enviable address, which is ideal for access to Belfast city centre, many people are choosing Coopers Mill as their new address.
And good news for those trying to get their foot onto the property ladder, these well-priced homes are eligible to buy through Co-Ownership.
Another superior built property features on Page 4. This Downpatrick des res was designed and constructed by home-owner Oliver Curran, who wanted the perfect family home.
With its farmhouse feel outside and country kitchen inside, the four-bedroom bolthole is a perfect fit for its picturesque location.
However, the many bathrooms are thoroughly modern with amazing oval bath, free-standing taps and lots of gorgeous tiling.
There is a lot of quality kit in this house from solid oak hand-made kitchen units with integrated appliances to a reclaimed red brick chimney breast and wood-burning stove in the family room.
Finally, a beautiful Cultra mansion graces the centre pages.
The coastal property is simply stunning with 7,000 sq ft of amazing living space. Fabulous features here include marble tiled flooring, marble fireplace, high ceilings and lots of period details.
With elegant drawing and dining rooms, a kitchen with hand-crafted units, designer appliances and an orangery with gorgeous garden views, this north Down mansion is teeming with luxurious features.
A first-floor roof terrace lets the residents here enjoy those breath-taking sea views, while beautiful interiors and well-appointed bathrooms all add up to a chic living space.