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by Stephanie Bell

Enjoy a decadent lifestyle in the heart of the countryside with this arresting modern home.

Good-looking from the outside with its natural stone walls and split level design it is surrounded by pristine grounds.

Inside is pretty spectacular too with luxury finishes and designer touches everywhere.

This house is contemporary through and through and is finished with a soothing mix of neutral walls and natural materials which help create a wonderful feeling of space and light.

Every room boasts a top-notch finish and its share of designer features making this a unique property which will delight any viewer.

The main living area of the house has an open design with a huge entertainment/reception hall and an open plan kitchen/living/dining room. There is also a sun room, formal dining room, five bedrooms, two with en suite shower rooms, a games room or sixth bedroom, plus a luxury family bathroom, downstairs WC and a utility room.

Outside iron gates open to a driveway bordered by pristine lawns which lead up to the house and a detached double garage block.

A hardwood front door opens into what has been designed not just as a reception hall but an entertainment area.

This stunning space has a vaulted ceiling with wooden beams and rafters which gives the room fabulous height, while wooden steps on each side are an added designer touch.

Straight ahead a multi-fuel stove sits in a chimney breast which is flanked on either side by French windows.

A marble tiled floor is the perfect finish to this bespoke space which also has a glass balcony over an upstairs mezzanine area and a matching glass balustrade on a staircase leading to an inner hallway.

In the hallway oak glazed double doors open to a beautiful formal dining room and family room which in turn opens to a stunning kitchen.

A walnut floor adds a lovely touch of warmth to the pristine dining room and the family room features a sleek hole in the wall fireplace with staining steel surround and gas fire. A glass door opens to the outside and marble flooring keeps this room bright and modern.

There is a fabulous sun room also with marble floor and the kitchen is another huge, modern, ultra stylish and luxurious space.

High gloss and walnut units topped with granite align three walls and are organised around a superb island unit with breakfast area. Top of the range appliances include an integrated wine fridge, Neff ovens and a warming drawer.

The same marble floor in the family room runs through this vast and bright space. Oak double doors open from the kitchen to the sun room.

There is also a superbly kitted out utility room and a modern cloakroom.

A wonderful bespoke staircase leads to a library area which opens on to the magnificent master suite. It is large and set in an attic space with sloping ceilings and a beautiful walnut floor with a feature exposed brick chimney style wall.

Decadent touches include a superb free standing bath in the corner of the room, a dressing room and luxury en suite with a shower cubicle and drying area, twin wash hand basins and a bidet.

All of the bedrooms have that lovely modern boutique hotel style feel and there is a central staircase leading up to a teenage den or games room where double doors open onto a faux balcony. It also has its own cloakroom.

The family bathroom is contemporary chic with a panelled bath set against a feature mosaic tiled wall. There is also a fully tiled shower cubicle, heated towel rail and wash hand basin.

Outside the house is surrounded by large landscaped gardens with well stocked beds and trees. A good sized paved patio at the back enjoys a sunny spot looking out over the surrounding countryside.

Property of the Week: 162 Dromore Road, Ballynahinch, County Down, BT24 8HZ

Discover more about this luxurious country dwelling at propertynews.com

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