Video tour of secluded Ards family property exuding elegance and style
This elegant home offers wonderful seclusion yet is close to all the amenities of a busy town, Stephanie Bell reports…
When you drive through the gates of this impressive family home you immediately get the feeling of having left the outside world behind as you enter your own little oasis.
Large mature gardens keep the property secluded and it feels like being in the heart of the countryside even though Newtownards town centre is just minutes away.
The house itself is a large, attractive pile which resembles a fine country residence.
It was been carefully renovated and extended by the current owners with an interior which is styled to an exceptional standard creating rooms which are modern and elegant.
The accommodation is perfect for family living with a drawing room, dining room, family room, play room with entertainment room off it, luxury kitchen, utility, gym area and five bedrooms, two with en suites and a family bathroom.
High end finishes throughout include painted panelled doors, solid parquet flooring, beautiful fireplaces and cornicing.
An entrance porch with porcelain tiled flooring leads into a spacious entrance hall with parquet flooring and panelled walls, giving an immediate sense of the high standard of finish and luxury which you soon discover is consistent throughout this lovely home.
There is a cloakroom with WC off the hallway and double doors open onto an elegant drawing with part panelled walls, gorgeous decoration and an inglenook imitation fireplace piped for a gas fire with granite hearth.
The dining room has a marble fireplace as its centrepiece and solid oak parquet flooring.
An archway opens from here into the luxury hand crafted kitchen where sleek units in a mix of walnut and white are fitted along one wall in front of an island unit and a wall of glass with French doors leading onto the garden.
There is a Hotpoint eye level double oven, a Smeg microwave oven, space for an American fridge freezer and a Hotpoint electric hob. This chic cooking space is finished with a quality Amtico tiled floor.
Another gorgeous living room with play area and open dog grate has French doors which lead to an entertainment area.
There is a utility and a gym with French doors opening to the garden to help keep you cool during your workout on warm summer days.
Finally another stunning room with an open fire and solid oak parquet flooring serves as the family room.
The panelled walls in the hallway continue up the stairs onto the landing.
The master bedroom is luxurious as you would expect and comes with a dressing room and en suite with double shower cubicle.
A guest bedroom is fitted out with an extensive range of built in wardrobes with sliding doors and comes with a spa-like en suite wet room featuring a chic contemporary chrome pedestal basin and modern feature tiling.
Bedroom four has French doors opening onto a lovely terrace and the family bathroom is also luxurious with a roll top bath and a gorgeous Duravit suite with a contemporary sink set on a wall hung shelf.
The extensive gardens feature a large driveway with parking to the back of the house for up to four cars and a single garage.
There is a large patio with Tegular paving and an outdoor fireplace built from reclaimed brick with raised hearth and log shelves with reclaimed sleeper seating.