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Video: Peek inside quiet place of joy in Lagan Valley

Home with beautiful surroundings is right for any family, as Stephanie Bell reports

Published 30/07/2015

If you are searching for privacy and seclusion, you will find both and a whole lot more with this beautiful detached family home, which sits within the scenic Lagan Valley Regional Park.

A home in which you can really set down roots and call your own, Larkfield is a sizeable property suitable for a family, with six bedrooms and the potential for creating an annex.

Its sumptuous grounds will surely seduce any visitor before you even get to see the bright, modern and immaculately-presented interior.

You could easily lose yourself in the great outdoors here without wandering beyond your own private grounds.

The substantial gardens feature a lovely, wild wooded area, where a meandering path cuts through the trees and wild flowers, offering delightful walks and great spots for building dens and playing hide and seek.

There are numerous sheltered sitting areas, which invite you to relax and enjoy the tranquil beauty of this lovely spot, with its many mature plants and trees and rolling lawns.

Inside, the house is a delight as well.

An entrance porch gives way to a magnificent hallway, which is wide and long and put to great use by the current owners as a lounging area rather than simply serving as a corridor to other parts of the house.

Bespoke features abound throughout the property, starting in the hallway, with a part tongue and groove ceiling, with Velux windows adding extra light, which bounces round the room and off a lovely solid wood strip floor.

In fact, windows have been a big aspect of the design of this property, with most rooms featuring large, picture-style windows or floor-to-ceiling glazing, giving the house a light and airy feel.

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Downstairs, there is a cloakroom with WC and then on to a superb lounge with those wonderful feature wall-to-wall windows overlooking the gardens. This room takes its unique feel from a stunning vaulted ceiling and there is a hole in the wall fireplace, with raised hearth and display plinths.

The dining room surprises, with great wall-to-wall, built-in, mirrored-fronted store cupboards in which to keep all your tableware. Sliding doors open to a sheltered garden area overlooking a pond.

The modern kitchen, which is open to a living area, is in white topped with wooden work surfaces. Appliances include a Belling five-ring ceramic hob, with matching electric oven, integrated fridge freezer and microwave.

An archway opens to a lovely sun room and there is also a utility and laundry room. A second reception room is again spacious and bright and features an Italian sandstone fireplace, with wood beam mantle and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden.

The bedrooms are accessed through an inner hallway and all are beautifully styled and again benefit from large picture windows. Three of the bedrooms come with en suite shower rooms and the master also has a dressing room.

A luxurious family bathroom is fitted with a modern white suite and is fully tiled.

Outside, as well as the beautiful gardens extending to 1.33 acres, there is a driveway with parking for several cars and a garage with a store area and work benches.

For more information on this property visit propertynews.com

Belfast Telegraph

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