Video tour of luxury Holywood home with beautiful views of Belfast Lough
Looking out over Belfast Lough this luxury Holywood home enjoys privacy in one of the town's most sought after areas. Stephanie Bell reports...
Tucked off the prestigious Church Road in Holywood with breathtaking views across Belfast Lough, Plas Merdyn is one of the town's hidden gems.
Positioned at the end of the lane, Number 6 is a handsome, detached residence dating back to 1890.
In recent years the house has been beautifully modernised retaining many of its original features such high cornice ceilings, decorative plasterwork, the original staircase and fireplaces.
Beautifully presented it offers a generous 3,700 sq ft of living space with most of the main rooms looking out over the Lough.
The accommodation is set over three floors and there are five bedrooms and five reception rooms, all with beautiful presentation.
The charming hallway gives a sense of the history of the house and how grand it would have been in its day. The owner's have retained the original strip flooring and panel doors. There is a cloakroom with WC off the hallway.
The drawing room has two large windows, one a huge feature bay and the other looking out over the Lough. There is an elegant painted carved wooden fireplace with brick inset and gas stove and attractive panelled walls and decorative plaster work.
The panelling can also be found in the equally delightful sitting room which again is a beautiful space with a large bay window and attractive painted wooden fireplace.
The top of the range kitchen opens into a spacious dining room and via a lovely arch into a cosy family area.
The kitchen has a luxury feel and is fitted with bespoke Robinson's units with a matching island and granite work tops. It comes with a range of Neff appliances including a four ring induction hob, oven, AEG dishwasher and a built in fridge.
The family room is a cosy retreat with rustic sandstone fireplace and wood burning stove set against solid oak strip flooring.
The expensive accommodation also includes two studies both with Lough views, a dining room which also looks out over the water and a utility room, plus another cloakroom with WC and a large, modern gym/games room.
There are five elegant bedrooms all beautifully presented, the master with a huge en suite shower room and a luxury family bathroom.
The bathroom is a modern spa like space with designer tiling and a luxury Jacuzzi Whirlpool bath with body jets and mixer taps. There is a free standing shower cubicle with rainforest drencher shower and hand held body shower.
Outside and the gardens which extend from the front to the side and back of the house are quite special.
One area has a beautiful old decorative wall with "secret garden" style doorway and there are extensive lawns and mature planting, plus a garage and a log store.
A raised timber deck has been perfectly located to allow you to enjoy the fabulous setting with Lough views.