Video: Check out grand style of millionaire's country home in Northern Ireland
A magnificent modern millionaire's country home set in seven acres of secure landscaped gardens. Stephanie Bell reports...
Set in its own private estate of seven acres Ardnabrac is a grand modern home showcasing fine craftsmanship and superior design.
At just under £2 million you would expect a lot of luxury and this house certainly delivers it.
From the fabulous sculptures in the rolling landscaped grounds to the many bespoke interior features including hand carved fireplaces and staircase this is a home where no expense has been spared to offer a fine quality of living.
As well as the huge main house built in 2005 there is a beautiful self contained annex and a range of stone outbuildings.
Approached through twin entrance pillars and electric gates which open onto a winding driveway, Ardnabrac is a truly impressive detached country residence.
The seven acres of manicured gardens offer complete privacy and space to explore, relax and play with rolling lawns, a feature walled garden and numerous sun terraces.
The setting is very special and the location between Comber and Dundonald also puts you within easy commuting distance of Belfast City Centre.
A lovely covered veranda in York stone with granite corbel edging, leads to a porch which is finished with hand cut Italian Travertine tiled flooring and double solid oak doors leading into the entrance hall.
You are welcomed into this beautiful home with an impressive sandstone fireplace in a stunning hallway which is finished with wood panelling, a vaulted and beamed ceiling and gallery landing.
An archway leads to a rear hallway where a glazed door opens to the walled garden.
The generous accommodation includes a study, dining room, drawing room, butler's pantry, open plan kitchen/living/dining room, larder cupboard, boot room, two store rooms, a utility, sun room, two plant rooms, five bedrooms all with their own en suites and the master with a dressing room.
Our tour starts in the study which is superbly finished with an ornate sandstone fireplace and hand crafted bespoke solid oak shelving, plus plaster cornicing.
The dining room is a huge space with solid oak parquet flooring, an ornate corniced ceiling and its own built in entertainment system. Patio doors open to the garden and twin archways lead into the magnificent drawing room.
This elegant space gives the house the feeling of a grand period home with its solid oak parquet flooring, ornate ceiling and another of those stunning sandstone fireplaces with a brick inglenook and dog grate.
Solid oak doors lead from here through to a butler's pantry with sink and built in units.
The open plan kitchen/living/dining room is a huge and bright space with walls of glass and Kittle of Toye hand painted kitchen units in grey.
The worktops are Corian Lava Rock and there is a four oven oil fired Aga with dual hotplates and twin gas hob, an integrated Subzero American style fridge and freezer, a large island unit with integrated hardwood chopping block and raised solid oak breakfast bar, plus an integrated wine cooler.
A solid oak handcrafted strip wood flooring runs throughout and there is also an integrated sound system and the intercom for the electronic gates.
Double doors lead through to a rear porch and hallway and the kitchen also opens into a walk-in larder with built in units.
A vaulted ceiling in the dining and living area opens the space up and there is a granite stone fireplace with cast iron stove adding a homely touch.
A separate utility is well kitted out and is finished with a quarry tiled floor.
Also overlooking the garden is a sun room with double doors opening onto the gardens and a stainless steel wood tread spiral staircase leads to the first floor annex.
All of the bedrooms are beautifully styled and the private bathrooms which come with them are fitted in designer sanitary ware.
The master suite is spacious and regal with an ornate fireplace and an integrated music system, a dressing area, luggage room and en suite bathroom.
The annex has been fitted out to the same high standard and offers a utility, WC, open plan kitchen/living/dining room with vaulted ceiling and three bedrooms, two with en suite bathrooms.
Outside as well as a garage there is a log store, gardener's shed, a storage shed and a plant room for the annex.
The gardens are spectacular with a range of terraces including a morning terrace and walled garden patio with barbeque area perfect for evening entertaining.
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