Property: Video tour of idyllic coastal home in Strangford's exclusive Ferry Quarter
Last chance to buy in the exclusive Ferry Quarter estate-style development at Strangford. Stephanie Bell reports...
It is hard to imagine a more idyllic location for a new development than that enjoyed by Ferry Quarter on the fringe of Strangford village within a unique country estate-style setting featuring individually designed properties.
This is the last chance to buy one of these quaint new homes as the final phase of just three detached properties has just been released with one remaining in the last phase.
Perfectly positioned within a picturesque country estate on the shores of Strangford Lough, the Ferry Quarter nestles among over 17 acres of mature parkland with a sheltered cove to explore and a barbeque/picnic area for residents overlooking Strangford lough.
Families will enjoy the freedom and outdoor spaces of being within their own country estate with its plethora of trees, stone walls and estate railings.
There are only 20 properties in total with a mixture of house styles designed to fit into the different settings – two gate lodges, cottage style semi detached and terraced within The Walled Garden and individual detached houses.
Residents can enjoy the tranquillity of this beautiful setting or walk via a path through the wooded grounds to the local village where there is a great sense of community.
Strangford is one of one of Northern Ireland’s most beautiful coastal villages within easy reach of Belfast and close to the National Trust property at Castle Ward, coastal walks and sandy beaches.
It has a thriving village centre will an array of shops and a great selection of restaurants and pubs.
An outdoor lifestyle is also on offer with a pontoon for visiting yachts, nearby sailing clubs and golf clubs.
There is also an excellent village primary school and transport to Downpatrick schools.
There are only four detached houses left each of a different design but all finished to a high specification inside and out.
‘The Otter’ is the last remaining property in the previous phase. It offers almost 2000 sq ft of well laid out accommodation complimented by a garage. It is finished in a rustic brick and sits on one of the largest sites, backing onto countryside and with glimpses of Strangford Lough through the trees.
The mature trees enhanced by the recent landscaping are a real feature at Ferry Quarter. The detached homes in the final phase are all named after trees and are of a traditional design with a contemporary twist. One of them, ‘The Larch’ even has a sedum roof to the open plan kitchen/living area.
The other two remaining houses are ‘The Yew’ and ‘The Cedar’. They feature exposed stonework and large windows and patio doors stepping out to the gardens. The upstairs layout can offer either three or four bedrooms.
All the remaining houses have been constructed with energy efficiency in mind and owners are delighted with the running costs. There is a high level of specification and purchasers get to put their own stamp on the layout and finishes of kitchens, sanitary ware, wood burning stoves, tiling and flooring. Gardens are landscaped.
Open viewings are being held on Sundays from 3-5pm throughout June or by private appointment.