Look inside: Idyllic Railway Cottage on Belfast's Lisburn Road
Enjoy an escape to your own idyll with this lovely home in south Belfast. Stephanie Bell reports...
With its substantial and beautifully landscaped mature gardens this cottage style home feels as if it is sitting in the quiet of the countryside, yet its location puts it right in the heart of sought-after south Belfast.
Railway Cottage will charm you with its idyllic location, gorgeous gardens and generous, graceful accommodation.
The house which is accessed via a laneway and sits in half an acre of grounds, offers 1615 sq ft of family accommodation which spills out onto a lovely raised patio at the back.
There is more than adequate space here with a family room, living room, modern fitted kitchen with excellent dining area, a luxury family bathroom and four generous bedrooms.
The house has an elegant air as you tour its beautifully styled bright rooms, many of which have multiple windows looking out on the lovely gardens, enhancing the sense of peace and quiet.
Period features also add to its charm and these start in the hallway where there is a quaint picture shelf, cornicing and ceiling rose, plus dado rail.
You step into a graceful living room where there are two sets of French windows opening onto the south facing raised patio and a lovely feature fireplace with wood surround and gas fire. This room is also finished with attractive cornicing and a ceiling rose.
There is a French country feel to the charming family room where again two sets of French windows lead to the gardens and another feature fireplace with wooden mantel makes a superb focal point.
The kitchen feels fresh and modern with cream units and granite work surfaces. There is a recess for a microwave oven, a wine rack, space for an oven and hob and fridge freezer, plus plumbing for a dishwasher.
A delightful hallway with period features leads to four bright and spacious bedrooms.
The bathroom is a real delight and feels luxurious with a decadent free standing bath, separate shower cubicle and sleek mahogany and glass vanity unit with a stylish half bowl sink.
Outside is just as enchanting. The gardens which are mostly south facing have been lovingly looked after and well thought out with a water feature, numerous walkways, large lawns and a raised patio, plus a plethora of plants and mature trees.
There is a double garage and a tarmac driveway with parking for numerous vehicles.