Video tour of unique Donaghadee home with its own beach
Kick back and enjoy the good life in this unique shoreline detached property with its own beach. Stephanie Bell reports...
Perched on the edge of the shore with its own sandy beach, the location of this home which is known as The Old Pool House doesn't get any better.
An individually designed property it really does transport you to a lifestyle more akin to luxury beach house homes in sunny, exotic locations.
A long upper deck overlooking the sea is the perfect spot to relax and drink in the views while steps lead down directly onto a sandy beach with the water lapping onto the shore just feet away.
Even the private driveway lined with young palm trees evokes a sense that you are escaping to a truly special place.
The property itself is quite spectacular in design and offers versatile accommodation of around 3,000 sq ft with many rooms enjoying the ever changing hues of the sea and the aquatic activity.
Every sunny aspect has been cleverly captured by the careful positioning of enclosed decking, balconies and conservatories.
The panoramic sea views from the lounge, living room and kitchen over rockery gardens running down to the water with the Copeland Islands to the left and Scottish coastline in the distance are simply stunning
A detailed specification is evident at every turn with many interesting and attractive features throughout the three reception rooms and up to five bedrooms, four of which are en suite.
The area is one of the most sought after in North Down. Donaghadee is an historic and picturesque seaside town with sailing and golfing facilities and a variety of restaurants and coffee shops. The town centre is within easy walking distance and Belfast is less than 30 minutes drive.
Electronic gates open to a tree lined driveway and you enter the house through an enclosed porch which leads into a reception hall.
Even this functional space takes full advantage of the location with French doors opening onto a deck.
A fabulous open plan living area and dining hall is finished with a solid wood floor and has a feature stone fireplace with cast iron gas stove and there is also direct access to a sun patio.
The lounge is spacious and characterful with a vaulted ceiling, numerous windows taking in the views, a solid wood floor and beautiful marble and granite fireplace with gas fire.
There is a cosy family room where sliding doors open to one of two conservatories which naturally overlooks the sea. With two sets of sliding doors opening to two deck areas this is the perfect spot to enjoy the incredible views.
The kitchen is also pretty special with a mix of natural wood units topped with granite and a contrasting hand painted cream wooden larder unit.
There is a built in split level oven and four ring gas hob, built in microwave, housing for an American style fridge freezer, an integrated dish washer and an island unit with an inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink.
There is also a playroom/second family room and a laundry room plus boiler/drying room, utility and a second conservatory.
The generous bedroom accommodation includes a guest bedroom with modern en suite shower room and a master bedroom with a range of attractive built in furniture and a luxury en suite shower room.
There are two additional bedrooms which both have direct access to a modern bathroom with panelled bath and panelled shower cubicle.
The house also comes with basement storage and there is a double garage, plus a gated carport which is ideal for boat storage.
The gardens are mainly paved with stoned areas and that wonderful beach, plus large sun deck which runs the full length of the property.