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by Stephanie Bell

Published 14/05/2015

The wonderful grade two listed cottage sits in a pleasant location just over a mile from Hillsborough village centre
The wonderful grade two listed cottage sits in a pleasant location just over a mile from Hillsborough village centre
The cottage-style living room
The free-standing bath dominates the show-stopping bathroom
The sublime kitchen is a show of house quality
Great outdoors: The huge back gardens offer plenty of space

Cottages don't come any quainter than this wonderful grade two listed semi which has a long history dating back to the 1840s.

The cottage which was originally part of the Marquis of Downshire's Estate also enjoys a pleasant location on the main Dromara Road just a mile and a half from Hillsborough's thriving village centre.

Inside is a real delight with character to die for and it is all beautifully maintained to show house standard. ­

It is surprisingly spacious too with three generous bedrooms, a large living room, kitchen with casual dining area, bathroom and downstairs shower room.

The grounds are another bonus stretching to almost a third of an acre and with the surprise addition of a delightful adjoining annex/studio and detached garage.

The quaint solid wood front door opens into a large living/dining room where dark ceiling beams and solid wooden floor gave an immediate country cottage feel to this home.

The stairs rise up from this open plan space and there is a beautiful cast iron fireplace casting a cosy glow across the room.

There has been no scrimping on the superb kitchen which again is show house standard and has all the cottage-style character you would expect in a home of this period - a range style cooker in a red brick recess, glazed cupboards, a Belfast sink, wooden worktops and slate flooring.

It comes with a Neff four ring gas hob and integrated fridge freezer and washing machine. A wooden ceiling with beam and a stable door to the garden completes the cottage look.

A very contemporary tiled shower room white suite is a welcome addition to the ground floor.

Upstairs and the bedrooms are all just as beautifully styled and finished. The master is a superb space with oak flooring and a built in robe.

There is also a built in robe in the second of the three rooms.

The bathroom is another show stopper with free-standing bath set against a tiled feature wall. Three is a low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and low voltage lighting in here.

Outside the annex is a delight too with a mezzanine floor with wooden banister and staircase giving it country character.

A vaulted beamed ceiling frames this wonderful space and downstairs a wood burning stove and wooden floor all add to the charm of what is a very useful and beautiful space.

The huge back gardens are in lawn with a generous driveway and parking space.

Location appeal: 84 Dromara Road, Hillsborough

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