Escape to the country with rural family home in Kircubbin, Co Down
A beautiful family home in peaceful rural setting which offers a calm and open interior. Stephanie Bell reports...
Surrounded by extensive gardens in a beautiful quiet country location, this modern family home offers a real retreat from the daily grind.
The house was built in 2005 and the interior was obviously well thought out as inside are many lovely bespoke features adding unique charm and a real emphasis on space and light with plenty of windows bringing in the rural beauty from outside.
It is a peaceful location and the layout of the interior carries that sense of peace inside where large living areas and open spaces with plenty of natural light imbue a feeling of welcome and calm.
This sense of space is immediate on stepping into the reception hall where a fabulous bespoke central staircase rises to a minstrel gallery landing creating immediate impact.
This feeling of openness continues into the main hub of the house where you'll find a handmade kitchen which opens to a dining room and living room. Off this is a fabulous sun room.
Also on the extensive ground floor there is a cosy family room, the master bedroom, with a walk in wardrobe and shower room, a guest bedroom, utility and WC.
Upstairs are two generous bedrooms, a further en suite shower room and a family bathroom.
Practicalities are also taken care of and in the hallway there is comfy under floor heating, a study area plus storage cupboard and a built-in cloakroom.
The kitchen/dining/family area stretches to over 22 feet and has a vaulted ceiling.
It is beautifully fitted with a handmade painted kitchen with granite work surfaces featuring a double bowl Belfast sink and an Aga range cooker.
There is an island unit with storage and an integrated dishwasher and again this bright and open space has underfloor heating. A lovely sitting area has been created in front of three feature windows, one with a circular arch and the dining space is also flooded with light from three windows. French doors open to the outside.
This great space also opens to a large sun room with vaulted ceiling and tiled floor and wonderful views over open countryside.
There is a back porch offering access to the driveway and a downstairs WC, plus a well equipped utility room.
The family room is a cosy space with a feature open fireplace and French doors opening onto a deck at the back of the house.
The master bedroom is also spacious and bright and has French doors opening onto a decked area. A walk in wardrobe keeps the main room clutter free and there is a fully tiled en suite shower room with corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower; dual flush WC and vanity unit with sink.
This room and the ground floor guest room also have underfloor heating.
Upstairs and one of two large bedrooms has an en suite shower room and there is a lovely modern family bathroom featuring a Jacuzzi bath with thermostatic shower; dual flush WC, attractive vanity unit with basin and heated towel rail.
Outside the property sits on a large site with a stoned driveway offering extensive parking space and a double garage.
The large gardens are neatly laid in lawn with shrubs and trees and views over the fields to Strangford Lough and the Mourne Mountains.