Property of the week: A Ballymoney country idyll
Stephanie Bell reports on stunning Co Antrim home with endless business opportunities
Nestled among wonderful grounds of five aces this prominent period residence in Ballymoney offers much more than a beautiful home.
There are endless opportunities for developing your own business right in the heart of this stunning location.
A large stone barn has been converted into a function room which can seat up to 120 people and is perfect for weddings or conferences while an annex could easily be converted into a holiday cottage/office or surgery.
The property is just a short drive to the A26 Frosses Road leading North to the Causeway Coast and South towards Belfast and the International Airport.
Currysiskan House is a beautiful and spacious property with six bedrooms, two with en suite, three-plus reception rooms, a large kitchen/dining room and a games room.
A reception porch with sash windows leads into the main hallway through a pretty stained glass front door. The long hall is finished with attractive feature patterned period floor tiles and just of it is a WC with vanity unit.
A delightful drawing room opens in to a large bay window with seating area and there the room has many period features including a marble fireplace and original window shutters and wooden floor.
A cosy sitting room features a brick fireplace with beam mantle and multi fuel stove and again beautiful period touches include original window shutters and coving.
A charming country kitchen/dining room is fitted with Alwood units and has a huge Aga cooker at its heart. There is an island unit and a bay window in the dining area which offers views out to the mature gardens.
A door from the kitchen leads to a lovely conservatory where French doors open into the courtyard.
There is also a utility room and a separate WC.
A split level landing leads to the extensive first floor accommodation. Two of the six bedrooms come with superb en suites and two more have their own vanity sinks.
There is an additional shower room with part panelled walls and wooden floor and a large fully tiled shower cubicle.
The annex which was originally used as a surgery comes with its own entrance porch and features a great home office with an extensive range of fitted furniture including a large desk, storage units and filing cabinets.
There is a waiting room and a surgery room, reception area and a separate WC.
A spiral stair ace leads to the first floor where there is a study, a shower room and a games room, plus a door to access the bedroom accommodation in the main house.
The facilities in the barn are fantastic. A warm reception area is finished with a multi fuel stove and exposed original cobbled floor and there are both ladies and gents toilets and a shower room.
The country feel continues on the large landing where there is a wooden floor and wood detailing in reclaimed wood.
There is a meeting room and a kitchen also built from reclaimed wood with a vaulted ceiling and a serving hatch leading into a conference room.
This huge space which seats up to 120 people is also filled with rustic charm and has a vaulted and beamed ceiling, plus original stone walls.
There is an additional lower barn accommodation with two stores and further outbuildings including a former 20 cow byre with a vaulted and beamed ceiling, a double garage and an additional store.
The house enjoys an elevated and prominent position nestled among the most beautiful grounds and gardens with a paddock.
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