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King of the Castle

by Stephanie Bell

Sharing a location with regal Hillsborough Castle, this unique period home offers a rare chance to live in a top location where it is unusual to see properties offered for sale.

Blundell House in The Square of this quaint and historic village is a period beauty bursting with character and offering extensive accommodation over four floors.

It is a listed townhouse boasting many original features, and while in need of some updating there is the chance for the new owners to mould something very special.

A wonderful sense of space and light pervades each of the elegantly appointed rooms.

The accommodation offers a generous lounge which opens to a sunroom, dining room, family room, kitchen, four bedrooms, one with ensuite and a good size family bathroom.

At the back is a huge walled garden with private sun terrace, a double garage and two store rooms.

You enter into a spacious reception hall which has been finished with a laminate wood effect floor and which leads to the large main lounge.

Original panelled doors, cornicing and high ceilings give this room a gracious feel and a wonderful carved timber fireplace with brick inset and slate hearth adds additional character along with an antique style radiator and glazed door which opens to the sunroom.

The sunroom is finished with a timber floor and enjoys a lovely aspect overlooking the garden and Hillsborough village beyond. Double glazed doors open to the outside. A bright dining room with lead glass windows and laminate wood floor has a serving hatch into the kitchen and timber leaded glass doors which open to a family room.

A feature cast iron fireplace makes a superb focal point and the room has been finished with a laminate wood effect floor and also features an attractive built in cupboard with glass display unit.

The kitchen is in traditional style and has a fabulous glass wall with glass door opening to a private rear terrace.

The cream period style units have a matching island which contains a single drainer sink unit and breakfast bar. There is a tiled cooker alcove, a built-in wine rack plus integrated fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

Also on the ground floor is a good sized family bathroom with a cream suite featuring a panelled bath with shower attachment, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and bidet. In keeping with the traditional style of this home, the walls are part panelled in timber tongue and groove.

Again space is a striking feature of the bedrooms which are all well finished and storage is not going to be a problem here.

Bedroom one has glazed twin built-in robes while bedroom two features an extensive range of built-in robes as well as a dressing table and mirror.

In the third bedroom there is a vanity unit with mirror and more robes, plus drawers and shelves.

The master which comes with an en suite shower room benefits from built in robes and lovely timber tongue and groove paneled walls.

The en suite has a Mira electric shower, low flush WC and a wash hand basin with splash tiling.

Outside the property the large private walled garden to the back is in lawn with a variety of plants, trees and shrubs.

The private stone bricked terrace has seating and a built in barbeque and there are feature paved sitting areas throughout the garden. It also has a greenhouse and two workshops or stores which lead to a double garage, accessed via a laneway off Hillsborough Main Street.


Featured property: Blundell House, 12 The Square, Hillsborough

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