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Look inside: Northern Ireland barn conversion which wowed on TV's House of the Year

A luxury barn conversion in Co Antrim which wowed viewers on TV's House of the Year. Stephanie Bell reports...

Barn conversions guarantee a home with individuality and this fine example made it all the way to the final of the BBC's House of the Year series.

The original barn walls date back almost 300 years but inside this spectacular home, the open plan spaces and huge floor to ceiling windows make it very 21st century.

Even before you step inside the distinctive exterior with its quirky shape and blend of natural stone, slate, pitch pine and copper overhangs cuts quite a dash in this beautiful rural setting.

The spacious accommodation is also linked to the local past with the use of reclaimed beam ceilings which originally started life as part of the old Crumlin Mill.

Horse lovers will be in their element with the facilities that come with this property.

It sits on just over two acres and includes an all weather sand school, a stable block with four loose boxes, a hay shed, tack room and a grazing paddock.

Inside every inch of the house is finished to the highest standard and there is plenty of accommodation for all the family with an open plan lounge/dining/kitchen, a family room, utility, study, four bedrooms, two with en suites, and a luxury bathroom.

The house has zoned underfloor heating throughout and a pressurised water system.

Outside remote control electric gates lead to a gravel driveway.

The vast gardens are in lawn with a secluded wooded area and children's play area.

You enter into a lovely hallway which leads to the fantastic open plan kitchen/living/dining room which is beautifully finished with parquet flooring.

The reclaimed mill beamed ceiling hints at the origins of the building and the lounge area is split level and all around are huge picture and floor to ceiling windows opening to lush gardens and letting lots of natural light flood in.

The lounge area has a log burning stove and access to a raised terrace while the dining area has floor to ceiling windows and access to a side terrace.

The kitchen is top quality with granite worktops and a newly installed Leisure Cookmaster five ring stove with warming plate, two ovens, a grill and warming drawer.

There is also an integrated dual temperature wine fridge and dishwasher.

A delightful family room has one full wall of glass as well as picture windows overlooking the garden. Like the kitchen, this room is finished with porcelain tiled flooring.

The utility features a Belfast sink and is plumbed for a washing machine and vented for a tumble dryer.

A real hallway leads to a guest bedroom with solid wooden floor and an office or study which is beautifully finished with a full wall of glass and a glass roof.

A stunning fully glazed corridor leads to a separate wing with the remaining bedrooms and the family bathroom.

Again no expense has been sparred in the fitting out of this modern and luxurious part of the house.

The family bathroom is top of the range with a freestanding bath and a corner shower cubicle with power shower.

There is a contemporary vanity unit with ceramic bowl sink, a heated towel rail and feature mosaic wall tiling.

The master bedroom is finished with a solid wooden floor and has double wardrobes with storage drawers and a luxury en suite with double shower cubicle.

Bedroom two also comes with double robes and an en suite shower room and there are robes fitted to the third bedroom.

The outside is very special too and the gardens are neat in lawn with mature trees, flowers and shrubs.

There is the added luxury of remote controlled retractable awnings over both terraces.

Children will be in their element with their own tree house, swings and slide as well as a wooded area, ideal for young adventurers.

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