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Property: Escape to the country with beautiful bespoke home on the grange in Co Down

This beautiful bespoke home offers a luxury lifestyle with its own fitness suite, tennis courts, football pitch, stables and much more. Stephanie Bell reports...

Escape to the country and enjoy a quiet life of luxury in this stand out home.

Grange Cottage is a remarkable home finished inside to a high standard and it comes with an abundance of space inside and out.

As well as beautiful gardens in peaceful surroundings, there is everything you need to keep parents and children occupied with a fitness suite, stables, a 3G tennis court which also acts as a five a side football pitch and a children's play area.

The property is approached via a private lane that leads to an impressive courtyard centred among the house and various outbuildings.

The house dates back to the 1800s and was extended in 2000 with careful planning and design used to transform it.

Inside the emphasis is on modern family living with five double bedrooms and a magnificent open plan kitchen/living/dining room, lounge, study, utility room, bedroom, master with walk in dressing room and en suite, a wet room and family bathroom.

Outside there is a double integral garage with twin remote-controlled doors and a fitness suite above it featuring a hot tub, a sauna and private wet room.

The property is also perfectly suited to anyone who runs a business from home with the various outbuildings, offices and a large barn which is perfect for storage or a workshop.

Set in the heart of the countryside Grange Cottage is just five minutes away by car from Downpatrick.

The house itself is simply spectacular. Step into the bright hallway with its natural stone tiled floor and you know you have arrived somewhere special.

Stretching almost 30 feet by over 20 feet is the magnificent open plan kitchen/diner which in turn leads to a massive living room.

The ultra stylish space is designer led with contemporary white gloss German units with Corrian work surfaces. A bank of floor to ceiling units are fitted snugly against one wall facing a sleek island unit with breakfast bar.

There is an integrated Siemens oven, combination microwave, warming drawers, coffee maker, dishwasher, Bosch induction hob and wine fridge.

A central chimney breast wall houses a gas fire and wiring for a flat screen TV.

Steps lead down into the lounge where a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and trusses creates a wow factor.

There is a feature stone chimney breast with contemporary gas fired stove and porcelain tiled flooring.

The lounge is a more formal style of a room with an antique marble fireplace, cornice and ceiling rose.

As with every room so far, the study too is spacious and has been expertly fitted out with built in walnut furniture.

Also on the ground floor are a guest bedroom and a rear lobby leading to a well equipped utility room.

There is also a modern wet room downstairs and an inner hallway with built in storage.

A WC and rear porch completes the space on the ground floor.

Upstairs and you arrive onto a cosy living space on the landing compete with cast iron fireplace.

The bedrooms are all spacious and the master has a touch of luxury with a walk in dressing room and a modern shower room.

The family bathroom is another ultra modern space with designer fittings and finishes. There is a beautiful Corrian vanity unit, a bath and steps up to a wet room shower area.

The fitness suite also comes with a wet room to cool off in after a dip in the hot tub or pine sauna cabin.

Outside this property keeps on giving with a double garage, an office building complete with reception, kitchen and WC, plus two offices.

There is also a barn, stable blocks and a workshop.

The site is private and picturesque with beautiful gardens, a south facing patio with built-in barbeque area and a fantastic children's play area. Moving to the rear of the property you can work on your serve on the 3G tennis court which also acts as a five a side football pitch for any budding Ronaldo's, or enjoy horse riding with your own stables and two acres of land.

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