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HomeFinder property of the week - The Watch House, Groomsport

by Stephanie Bell

Living by the sea adds a lovely holiday vibe to everyday life and with water surrounding this property on every side, you can really kick back here and relax.

Sitting on an enviable spot on its own peninsula overlooking the moorings at Groomsport, The Watch Tower is a landmark home on the Co Down coastline.

Boats bobbing on the nearby water offer soothing views from almost every window and outside wonderfully mature gardens of three-quarters of an acre run to the very edge of the shore.

It is hard to imagine a more beautiful spot to come home to every day and the house itself is a real winner, steeped in historic charm but modernised and extended to suit modern day to day living.

The accommodation is fairly extensive and set over two floors. It includes a drawing room, living room, sunroom, garden room and the kitchen/diner with four bedrooms, one with a shower and a family bathroom.

A charming little porch awash with flowers and a cottage-style front door opens to what is a beautiful and very bright home.

A pleasant starting point is the vestibule which doubles up as a sunroom, the perfect spot to enjoy the outdoor sea vistas.

Then enter into the drawing room, a space which again suits this lovely coastal location with natural solid wood flooring, wood burning stove and a floor to ceiling bay window bringing the wonderful outdoors inside.

The modern look of this room continues in the family room/study where again you have the amazing views and built in shelving and a desk, making a great home office or study area for the kids.

Double doors then open to a spectacular conservatory which connects to the kitchen and dining area.

This room is finished with a Chinese slate floor and opens onto a sun terrace with a barbeque house. You can just imagine relaxing on this terrace after a hard day drinking in the gorgeous views.

Back inside and a knotty pine kitchen with a huge Aga range and a butcher's block-style island unit is full of rustic charm and again perfectly suits the property's coastal location.

The kitchen is finished with a Chinese slate floor and there is plenty of space for a large dining table overlooking the beautiful outdoors.

A rear hallway offers handy built in storage cupboards and there is also a downstairs cloakroom with WC and a utility room.

Beautiful styling upstairs gives each of the bedrooms an individual and modern feel.

The master looks amazing with built in slide-robes and a wonderful bay window - another lovely spot to relax and enjoy the views.

Bedroom two would make a perfect guest room with a superb range of built in wardrobes and storage, a sink and shower cubicle. There is also built in storage in the remaining two bedrooms.

The bathroom is simply gorgeous in styling and features a claw foot bath a fully tiled shower cubicle, and plush bidet.

The toilet has a period style high flush cistern and the room is finished off with part panelled tongue and groove and a hardwood floor.

Outside mature, well-planted gardens are a delight to sit in and there is a double garage with plans to convert to a boathouse/garage with first floor playroom.

This immaculate home is in showhouse condition so that all the new owner has to do is move in and start enjoying the wonder of its unique location.

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