Video tour of stunning Bangor home with majestic views over Ballyholme Bay
A distinctive Queen Anne-style home in a prime seaside location, Stephanie Bell reports…
Recognised as one of the most prestigious landmark properties in Bangor, Brooklands commands magnificent views cover Ballyholme Bay and Belfast Lough.
This distinctive pile has recently undergone a first class renovation transforming its huge interior into a home which combines period grandeur with the very best in 21st century living.
The Queen Anne style residence dates back to the early 1900's and offers a luxurious lifestyle with a seaside location which includes private access to the beach.
Inside the spacious reception accommodation offers an appealing mix of classic formality with contemporary everyday living spaces which include three reception rooms, a state-of-the-art kitchen and a spectacular orangery with atrium roof.
From the gracious reception hall, an impressive half turn staircase with ornamental balustrades accesses the first floor where there are five bedrooms including a fully fitted dressing doom, two luxurious bathrooms and two ensuites.
There is an adjoining wing which could be put to a variety of uses such as separate accommodation for a relative, a private surgery, studio or office.
Set back from the Groomsport Road the Property will be accompanied by five new dwellings, plans for which are well advanced and can be inspected on request.
Outside there will be a double garage to accompany the existing greenhouse.
An entrance porch leads into a grand reception hall - a large room in itself with traditional wood panelled walls and cornice ceilings. A beautiful bespoke staircase is another feature and there is a gas stove to provide a warm welcome for guests.
The drawing room is accessed via double doors from the hallway and is a large and bright space opening into a bow bay window. Its rear aspect offers stunning views over Ballyholme bay and wood panel walls and ceiling beams carry the feeling of grandeur through from the hallway. There is also a brick surround fireplace with open fire.
Another bright lounge which also enjoys views over the bay is finished with a parquet wooden floor and a beautiful feature cast iron fireplace with marble mantle.
There is also a family room to the front of the house which has a parquet wooden floor and a bow bay window with a feature cast iron fireplace.
The luxurious kitchen is quite stunning and flows into a bright sun room and dining area.
White units are finished with granite worktops and there is a gas range cooker with mantle shelf and a range of integrated appliances including a dishwasher, oven, microwave and a freestanding American style fridge/freezer.
The large sun room is a real focal point of this stunning property with a wall of glass overlooking the sea and a glazed roof further enhancing this light filled space. Concertina doors open onto a patio where summer dining will be a real delight.
There is also a utility room fitted with a range of gloss units with feature stone worktops and a lovely stained glass window.
On the first floor the master bedroom offers views over Ballyholme Bay and opens onto a luxurious en suite shower room with walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin. It also has a feature stained glass window.
Two of the remaining four bedrooms all enjoy bay views and bedroom five comes with its own walk in dressing room.
There are two beautifully styled bathrooms, both of which have a wall mounted recessed TV.
The apartment which adjoins the house has a separate entrance porch and offers a lounge with double doors opening onto a patio overlooking the bay, a bedroom, bathroom and store room.
Outside and there is a wall enclosed parking area at the front and the option of a double garage which will be included if the buyer wishes.
The back of the property which overlooks the bay has a large sweeping lawn leading down to the Ballyholme Bay coastal path and a large patio area.