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Video: Property of the week is handsome Antrim home in beautiful coastal location

By Stephanie Bell

This handsome ivy clad family home sits in extensive private grounds on the gateway to the famous Antrim coastline enjoying views out to sea.

Designed by George C Scott it has been extended and modernised over the years and is an exceptionally well presented home with many beautiful bespoke features.

The location is superb close to the town centre, coastal walks and the new road which offers easy commuting to Belfast.

It is also just a short drive from Cairndhu golf club, Ballygally Castle hotel and Carnfunnock Park.

Inside there are four bedrooms, two reception rooms and an open plan kitchen/dining/sun room, an en suite, family bathroom, downstairs WC, study and utility room.

The overall feel is smart and stylish yet this is very much a welcoming and cosy family home.

An attractive veranda leads to the front where you first enter into a lovely porch with a feature arched window.

This is the perfect place to shed your muddy outdoor boots before stepping into an elegant hallway.

The fabulous reception hall is finished with rich solid wood panelling and solid parquet wood flooring.

The main lounge is another elegant yet cosy room with multiple large windows with stain glass and a gorgeous period style grey marble fireplace with wood burner stove.

The dining room also has a fireplace with mahogany surround and living flame gas fire and this lovely room is finished with a solid wood floor.

The kitchen is a contemporary family hub which is open plan with recently installed white modern units with granite work surfaces and a central island.

It comes with a Bosch eye level double oven and integrated hob, dishwasher and microwave.

The kitchen opens to a bright sun room with French doors opening onto a patio for easy summer dining and there is also a large dining space.

A large well equipped utility is plumbed for a gas tumble dryer and washing machine.

Also on the ground floor is a bright study area with French doors opening onto the garden which comes with its own en suite with WC and wash hand basin.

The wood panelling continues up onto the spacious landing where a beautiful full length leaded and stained window creates a stunning feature.

The bedrooms are all beautifully style and the master comes with a modern ensuite with shower enclosure and there is also a contemporary family bathroom with vanity unit, panelled bath and separate shower enclosure.

A large roof space with flooring and power offers an option for conversion subject to normal building approval.

Outside the house continues to delight with its large, mature gardens. There is a driveway with parking for several cars and a car port, plus garage.

The landscaped gardens to the front continue to a fully enclosed south facing rear garden where you will find lawns, a patio area, tree seat, vegetable patch, greenhouse and garden shed.

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