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Sausage tycoon's Northern Ireland home has sizzling £2.75m price tag

NI sausage firm boss is selling luxury Lisburn home

By Stephanie Bell

One of Northern Ireland's most luxurious homes owned by sausage manufacturer Kevin McWhinney has just gone on the market for a sizzling £2.75m.

It is not just a home but a lifestyle that you will be buying with Legacurry Mill in Lisburn, which comes with three separate bespoke properties, a supercar garage, a spa, indoor swimming pool, cinema, games room and cocktail bar.

The sprawling 11,000sq ft property, which features 10 bedrooms, seven reception rooms and six bathrooms, offers high-spec living with underfloor heating, air conditioning and smart wiring.

Even the furniture in the bedrooms is bespoke, designed especially for the property.

The sprawling home is nestled in an acre of immaculate landscaped gardens tended to by a gardener and with the River Ravarnet running through it.

This beautiful home took seven years to build to Mr McWhinney's very exacting standards.

He says: "I don't believe in cutting corners and I've had that same mantra my whole life even when it comes to manufacturing sausages.

"I believe everything should be done to the best quality and that's how I approached building the house."

Mr McWhinney (52) is the fifth generation of his family to run the McWhinney's sausage manufacturing company in Bangor. The firm was set up in 1898 by his great-grandfather.

Mr McWhinney designed Legacurry Mill with three separate buildings to accommodate him and his wife Elaine (52), who is HR manager at the company, his son Scott (28), a barrister, and his mother Shirley (80).

He says: "It took seven years in total to build and the way it is designed was to give my son and my mother their own privacy.

"You only live once and I don't smoke or drink much and I believe in quality and to me quality remains long after the price is forgotten.

"It's not just a house but a way of life. If somebody was going to buy it just coming and having a look is not enough.

"They would need to sit in the bar and relax and have a swim in the pool at night and see the life that is on offer - it's much more than bricks and mortar."

Mr McWhinney, who is originally from Bangor, is selling his luxury home because his son Scott is getting married in nine weeks.

He has already started work on a new luxury home for him, his wife and mother overlooking the sea on Bangor's Brompton Road and is building his son a new house nearby.

For a tour of Mr McWhinney's spectacular home don't miss this week's Property News supplement in the Belfast Telegraph on Thursday. The slideshow of Legacurry Mill, Crossan Road is now available on propertynews.com.

You can also contact Colliers International about the property on 90 244000.

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