Watch: Beautiful country lifestyle with rural family home in Co Down
Enjoy the beauty of a country lifestyle in this fine family home complete with stables and paddock. Stephanie Bell reports...
Horse lovers will be in their element in this substantial family home nestled in the heart of the Co Down countryside.
With a paddock and a stable block this impressive property offers a lifestyle that combines the peace of country living with the convenience of being located close to both the A1 and the M1.
The location is also just minutes from the villages of Dromara and Hillsborough and the house sits on a main bus route for leading secondary and grammar schools.
As well as the 1.5 acre paddock there is a commercial yard with a 1250sq ft warehouse, so running a business from home is also an option.
The house itself impresses with its distinct architectural style, generous living space and quality interior finishes.
There are two pillared entrances with wrought iron gates set in a quaint stone wall leading onto a large tarmac driveway.
The house is set back from the road behind a neat lawn with specimen trees.
Inside the spacious accommodation is flexible enough to be used to suit your specific family needs as there are five bedrooms and three reception rooms.
A panelled entrance hall leads into the reception hall which is finished with solid wood flooring and wooden internal doors and architraves.
The kitchen/dining room is over 20ft long and is finished with a porcelain tiled floor and fitted with oak units topped with granite.
Included is a gas and electric range cooker and a Bosch integrated dishwasher.
The fine detail which gives this home added prestige and character can be found in all of the reception rooms.
The sitting room is instantly inviting and cosy with its feature oak panelled ceiling and panelled walls with solid mahogany wood strip flooring.
Another beautiful bespoke ceiling in Zen Ash adds interest to the living room which also opens into a spacious dining room.
There is a feature stone fireplace with gas fire and marble hearth and double glass doors open into the sun room where you can enjoy easy access to the garden and pleasant rural views.
There is also a utility room with porcelain tiled floor and low level units finished with uPVC panelled walls.
Also on this floor there is a bright bedroom which is perfect as a guest room with its own porcelain wash hand basin.
The ground floor bathroom is a luxurious space with a Jacuzzi bath and matching pedestal wash hand basin, low flush toilet, chrome heated towel rail and a corner shower with power shower.
An oak staircase leads up to the generous first floor accommodation where a huge master bedroom with picture window looks out over beautiful open countryside.
Solid mahony flooring runs through the room into the en suite which is finished with half tiled walls with mosaic detailing and has a fully tiled shower cubicle with electric Red Ring shower.
Two of the remaining three bedrooms also feature a porcelain wash hand basin set in a vanity unit.
Outside the property is just as well thought out with a lovely elevated feature patio area with views across the countryside.
There are feature shrub beds and paved steps and a ramp lead to a generous rear lawn bounded my mature planting and fencing.
There is also a separate detached workshop and potting shed and a double garage.