Belfast Telegraph

Hot property: Peek inside historic Master's House in Millisle in Co Down

By Stephanie Bell

This beautiful period home is a former school master's house, well known in the Millisle area.

It has been carefully renovated and extended in recent years, using largely reclaimed materials and retaining many charming original features while feeling bright and modern inside.

The flexible accommodation includes a drawing room, family room open to a casual dining area, living room, luxury kitchen with dining area off it, utility room, downstairs cloakroom, four bedrooms, a study or fifth bedroom and a family bathroom.

The property is surrounded by quaint cottage style gardens which are set out in three sections with raised flowerbeds, patio areas, paths, a hidden vegetable garden and a greenhouse.

A large covered pergola makes a perfect outdoor dining area, taking full advantage of the sun and there is a detached double garage with twin electric doors.

The location is superb allowing you to enjoy the tranquillity of the countryside while also being just 10 minutes drive from Donaghadee and 15 minutes from Bangor and Newtownards.

Cast iron gates open onto a sweeping gravel driveway which cuts past a large immaculate lawn to a forecourt in front of the property.

From the moment you step inside this home it will enchant you with its fine modern finishes and attractive original features.

The hallway is finished with a Chinese slate floor and original picture rail and cornice ceiling.

An elegant drawing room features a beautiful period slate fireplace. Handmade window shutters add character and blend with the reclaimed pitch pine flooring.

The living room is also full of character with an original stained glass door with top lights leading into the kitchen and more handmade shutters and pitch pine wooden floor. There is a lovely black wood burner stove set on a slate hearth.

An original pantry used as a utility room can be found just off the large L shaped kitchen.

The kitchen is a bright and contemporary room with an extensive range of solid oak units topped with granite. There is a Range cooker with six ring gas hob and twin ovens and an integrated dishwasher, plus space for an American fridge freezer.

It opens into a delightful dining area with vaulted ceiling with large Velux window and French doors leading to the garden.

There is also a downstairs WC with Travertine floor as well as a cosy family room.

This delightful room is also captivating with its French doors opening onto a terrace, a reclaimed pine ceiling beam and reclaimed pine wooden floor. There is also a range of tastefully fitted shelving and built in units including a concealed TV unit.

A split level landing leads to the bedrooms which have been finished to the same high standard. Three of the four bedrooms have built in wardrobes and there is a potential fifth bedroom also with built in robes which is currently being used as a study.

The family bathroom is a beautifully decorated and decadent room where you can just imagine soaking away the troubles of the day in the antique style claw and ball foot bath.

There is also a fully tiled shower cubicle and light grey painted part wood wall panelling is perfectly contrasted against dark grey painted wood shutters.

This lovely home invites you to relax and unwind while outside also beckons with its many seating areas, colourful planting and quaint patios including a superb sheltered eating area.

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