Video: Country style with an air of the genteel manor house
Property of the week: 46 Ballymoney Road, Holywood
This arresting detached country home boasts a grand interior that recreates the splendour of the genteel manor house era.
Period style, opulent design and lavish finishes add up to a home of luxury and great comfort.
The house sits on a wonderful mature site approached through electric gates onto a driveway that cuts through extensive grounds.
The grounds have been designed and planned by professionals so that you can enjoy a low-maintenance garden, filled with colourful shrubs and trees which border the extensive lawns and provide colour all year round.
Also within the grounds is a gated courtyard with four stables, two tack rooms and two double garages.
While you certainly can kick back here and enjoy the peaceful ambience of the countryside, close by are Royal Belfast Golf and Royal North of Ireland Yacht clubs.
The outside is sure to impress and when you step into the hallway you get an immediate sense of having stepped back in time with the fine period finishes and this sense of historic grandeur stays with you as you tour the house.
Feature mahogany locally handcrafted panelled walls and a mahogany beamed ceiling make an impressive introduction to the property and demonstrate the exceptional attention to detail that can be found throughout this superb home.
From here you enter an elegant drawing room which a feature stone fireplace, and a mahogany beamed ceiling with facing leaded windows and French doors opening onto the garden.
An equally elegant dining room also has a beamed ceiling and another attractive stone fireplace.
The downstairs cloakroom is just as exquisite with mahogany vanity unit in a room which retains the sense of grandeur finished with a wonderful chandelier.
The extensive living accommodation has at its heart a really spectacular open plan kitchen/living/dining room.
This huge room is also finished with wooden ceiling beams and period style bespoke Robinson's units with granite worktops.
There is a feature dresser with glazed cabinets and a waste disposal unit, built-in dishwasher, American style fridge/freezer, double oven and six-ring gas hob.
Tiles by David Scott compliment the luxurious finishes in here and the room is open to a living and dining space.
Double doors then open to a magnificent conservatory.
This huge oak framed glass room with a feature beamed bolted ceiling is south facing and offers fabulous views of the surrounding countryside and easy access to the gardens through French doors which open onto a sheltered patio.
There is also a well-equipped utility room with brushed wood effect units.
The house has four good sized, beautifully styled bedrooms; all with the added bonus of attractive fitted furniture.
The master and bedroom two also come with wonderful luxury en suites.
The family bathroom is a sophisticated space with designer decor and features a luxury white suite with roll top free-standing bath, pedestal wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
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