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Northern Ireland 25 most expensive houses - winter 2015 Close

No 25: Erganagh House Glenpark Road Omagh Co Tyrone. Asking price £795,000. This is a beautifully restored period building. The owners have taken great care in preserving the original features and the result is a spectacular example of its era. jpg

No 25: Erganagh House Glenpark Road Omagh Co Tyrone. Asking price £795,000. This is a beautifully restored period building. The owners have taken great care in preserving the original features and the result is a spectacular example of its era. jpg

No 24: Derryhale, 17 Clanbrassil Road, Cultra, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0AR. Offers over £895,000 Built in the mid 1920's "Derryhale" is a substantial gentleman's residence sitting in c. 1 acre of mature and private parkland gardens right in the heart of Cultra.

No 24: Derryhale, 17 Clanbrassil Road, Cultra, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0AR. Offers over £895,000 Built in the mid 1920's "Derryhale" is a substantial gentleman's residence sitting in c. 1 acre of mature and private parkland gardens right in the heart of Cultra.

No 23: 'Wedgewood', 23 Sheridan Drive, Helens Bay, County Down, BT19 1LB Offers around £895,000 Sheridan Drive in Helens Bay will instantly appeal to those in search of an established family home with extensive gardens, and panoramic views towards Scotland over Belfast Lough and the County Antrim hills to Belfast - one of the finest views in Northern Ireland.

No 23: 'Wedgewood', 23 Sheridan Drive, Helens Bay, County Down, BT19 1LB Offers around £895,000 Sheridan Drive in Helens Bay will instantly appeal to those in search of an established family home with extensive gardens, and panoramic views towards Scotland over Belfast Lough and the County Antrim hills to Belfast - one of the finest views in Northern Ireland.

No 22: Dunwood House, 62 Dunover Road, Greyabbey, County Down, BT22 2LW price asking £895,000 This magnificent detached residence sits on a large, private, mature site within minutes of Greyabbey and approximately 30 minutes drive from Belfast.

No 22: Dunwood House, 62 Dunover Road, Greyabbey, County Down, BT22 2LW price asking £895,000 This magnificent detached residence sits on a large, private, mature site within minutes of Greyabbey and approximately 30 minutes drive from Belfast.

No 21:  'Mervue House', 23 Rathcunningham Road, Toye, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 9PE. Asking price £900,000. Approached via a gravelled driveway this handsome detached family residence is situated on an elevated site extending to excess 17 acres affording breathtaking panoramic views over Strangford Lough and enjoys the unique benefit of a small private island of c 2.5 acres.

No 21: 'Mervue House', 23 Rathcunningham Road, Toye, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 9PE. Asking price £900,000. Approached via a gravelled driveway this handsome detached family residence is situated on an elevated site extending to excess 17 acres affording breathtaking panoramic views over Strangford Lough and enjoys the unique benefit of a small private island of c 2.5 acres.

No 20: 38 and 38a purdysburn Hill Ballylesson Belfast. Asking price £950,000 Secluded from the open road and accessed via remote controlled gates is this impressive and unique property with two detached dwellings and a range of associated outbuildings set amidst its own grounds of approximately 7 acres.

No 20: 38 and 38a purdysburn Hill Ballylesson Belfast. Asking price £950,000 Secluded from the open road and accessed via remote controlled gates is this impressive and unique property with two detached dwellings and a range of associated outbuildings set amidst its own grounds of approximately 7 acres.

No 19: Eastern Lodge 2 King Street Newcastle Co Down. For sale from £950,000 Eastern Lodge is a Victorian landmark on the edge of the beautiful seaside town of Newcastle. Constructed in the late 1800s and designed to take full advantage of the views to both the front and rear, the property was extended and extensively modernised by the current owner in recent years. This was carefully done to retain the character and period features of the property.

No 19: Eastern Lodge 2 King Street Newcastle Co Down. For sale from £950,000 Eastern Lodge is a Victorian landmark on the edge of the beautiful seaside town of Newcastle. Constructed in the late 1800s and designed to take full advantage of the views to both the front and rear, the property was extended and extensively modernised by the current owner in recent years. This was carefully done to retain the character and period features of the property.

No 18: Orchard House 76 Mullanasilla Road Richhill Co Armagh around £975,000 An outstanding Georgian Style detached residence of approximately 7000sqft. Built in 2002 this magnificent property is situated on an elevated site enjoying wonderful views of the outstanding countryside of County Armagh, and panoramic views towards the Belfast Mountains.

No 18: Orchard House 76 Mullanasilla Road Richhill Co Armagh around £975,000 An outstanding Georgian Style detached residence of approximately 7000sqft. Built in 2002 this magnificent property is situated on an elevated site enjoying wonderful views of the outstanding countryside of County Armagh, and panoramic views towards the Belfast Mountains.

No 17: Rockvale 44 dromore road Ballynahinch. Offers around £975,000 Rarely does a property of this calibre and character come onto the market. Approached by a tree-lined driveway, this imposing detached residence combines an air of graceful living with a feeling of warmth and homeliness. Internally the property has been sympathetically renovated and beautifully decorated to provide extremely spacious and well presented family accommodation

No 17: Rockvale 44 dromore road Ballynahinch. Offers around £975,000 Rarely does a property of this calibre and character come onto the market. Approached by a tree-lined driveway, this imposing detached residence combines an air of graceful living with a feeling of warmth and homeliness. Internally the property has been sympathetically renovated and beautifully decorated to provide extremely spacious and well presented family accommodation

No 16: Winton 3b old road Balinderry Upper Moira County Antrim Offers around £995,000 Winton is one of two individual homes which were constructed approximately 12 years ago. The current owners had a major input into the layout and the high standard of finishes used throughout. The end result is one of the most impressive homes which is currently on the market for sale.

No 16: Winton 3b old road Balinderry Upper Moira County Antrim Offers around £995,000 Winton is one of two individual homes which were constructed approximately 12 years ago. The current owners had a major input into the layout and the high standard of finishes used throughout. The end result is one of the most impressive homes which is currently on the market for sale.

No 15: Cromlyn Hall 11 Dromara Road Hillsborough. Offers around £999,950  In the construction of Cromlyn Hall every detail has been considered in the 8129sq ft of well-planned accommodation on offer.  At the heart of the house is the spacious kitchen, dining and family room with French windows opening onto a large secluded patio. A spiral wine-cellar is located below the kitchen. The pantry serves as a secondary working kitchen and is provided with extensive storage for china, glassware and all the paraphenalia of cooking and entertaining.

No 15: Cromlyn Hall 11 Dromara Road Hillsborough. Offers around £999,950 In the construction of Cromlyn Hall every detail has been considered in the 8129sq ft of well-planned accommodation on offer. At the heart of the house is the spacious kitchen, dining and family room with French windows opening onto a large secluded patio. A spiral wine-cellar is located below the kitchen. The pantry serves as a secondary working kitchen and is provided with extensive storage for china, glassware and all the paraphenalia of cooking and entertaining.

No 14: Lisbane house and Farm 10 Lisboy Road Downpatrick Co Down. Guide price £1,000,000 A high quality livestock farm extending, in total, to about 74½ acres or thereabouts with a recently constructed contemporary farmhouse set on an elevated private position enjoying exceptional views of the Quoile River to Quoile Quay and beyond with a range of modern outbuildings built to exacting specifications to house sheep, cattle and horses with additional staff facilities.

No 14: Lisbane house and Farm 10 Lisboy Road Downpatrick Co Down. Guide price £1,000,000 A high quality livestock farm extending, in total, to about 74½ acres or thereabouts with a recently constructed contemporary farmhouse set on an elevated private position enjoying exceptional views of the Quoile River to Quoile Quay and beyond with a range of modern outbuildings built to exacting specifications to house sheep, cattle and horses with additional staff facilities.

No 13: Kilcoroon 146 warren road Donaghadee. Asking price 1,000,000 This detached residence occupies an elevated position which commands stunning sea views over Copeland Sound to the Islands and beyond to the open sea. The property has been substantially upgraded over the past few years and now offers elegant formal accommodation, allied to convivial everyday living space. The detailed specification is of the highest calibre with an eye catching refitted kitchen and superior bathrooms and en-suites.

No 13: Kilcoroon 146 warren road Donaghadee. Asking price 1,000,000 This detached residence occupies an elevated position which commands stunning sea views over Copeland Sound to the Islands and beyond to the open sea. The property has been substantially upgraded over the past few years and now offers elegant formal accommodation, allied to convivial everyday living space. The detailed specification is of the highest calibre with an eye catching refitted kitchen and superior bathrooms and en-suites.

No 12: Brooklands 143 Groomsport Road Bangor Down Offers Over £1,100,000. Situated in one of North Down’s most desirable residential areas this detached property occupies a superb mature site extending to approximately 2.11 acres, offering stunning unobstructed views over Belfast Lough and direct access onto Ballyholme beach.

No 12: Brooklands 143 Groomsport Road Bangor Down Offers Over £1,100,000. Situated in one of North Down’s most desirable residential areas this detached property occupies a superb mature site extending to approximately 2.11 acres, offering stunning unobstructed views over Belfast Lough and direct access onto Ballyholme beach.

No 11: 17b Glen Road Cultra Holywood Co Down, Offers Around £1,150,000 This handsome detached family home is located in Cultra, one of North Down's most exclusive tree lined avenues which consists of low density exclusive properties within easy walking distance of the shoreline.
The accommodation is exceptional; there are three floors which have been specifically designed for maximum space and comfort for family living. In brief the ground floor has four large reception rooms and a stunning living dining kitchen as well as a separate cloakroom and utility room

No 11: 17b Glen Road Cultra Holywood Co Down, Offers Around £1,150,000 This handsome detached family home is located in Cultra, one of North Down's most exclusive tree lined avenues which consists of low density exclusive properties within easy walking distance of the shoreline. The accommodation is exceptional; there are three floors which have been specifically designed for maximum space and comfort for family living. In brief the ground floor has four large reception rooms and a stunning living dining kitchen as well as a separate cloakroom and utility room

No 10: 138 Bangor Road, Cultra Holywood Offers around £1,200,000 No.138 Bangor Road has become a true Holywood landmark due to its interesting architectural design. Built in 1971 by George McDermott it was certainly ahead of its time. This large detached house extends to approximately 7000 sq. ft. and there is a wealth of accommodation on offer. This is a fantastic family home with a wide choice of reception areas and large bedrooms with en suite facilities.

No 10: 138 Bangor Road, Cultra Holywood Offers around £1,200,000 No.138 Bangor Road has become a true Holywood landmark due to its interesting architectural design. Built in 1971 by George McDermott it was certainly ahead of its time. This large detached house extends to approximately 7000 sq. ft. and there is a wealth of accommodation on offer. This is a fantastic family home with a wide choice of reception areas and large bedrooms with en suite facilities.

No 9: Knockgorm Stud farm Banbridge Co Down, Asking price £1,230,000 A most desirable Farm with two reception rooms, Four Bedroom Dwelling house situated in an excellent agricultural district around 4.7 miles from Banbridge.The land enjoys frontage to Knockgorm Road and is excellent quality arable grassland in good size regular shaped fields.

No 9: Knockgorm Stud farm Banbridge Co Down, Asking price £1,230,000 A most desirable Farm with two reception rooms, Four Bedroom Dwelling house situated in an excellent agricultural district around 4.7 miles from Banbridge.The land enjoys frontage to Knockgorm Road and is excellent quality arable grassland in good size regular shaped fields.

No 8: Glenvar House Carra  Newtownbutler Fermanagh Offers from £1,250,000 Magnificent Victorian country house set in beautiful mature grounds of approximately five acres. Built in 1855 in a stuccoed neo-classical style and featured in ‘The Linen Houses of The Lagan Valley’ book. Sympathetically refurbished in 2004 and tastefully presented throughout, retaining much of its original character  Bright and spacious accommodation with features including sliding sash windows with original panelled shutters, beautiful Victorian fireplaces, cornicing and decorative friezes and original stripped floorboards

No 8: Glenvar House Carra Newtownbutler Fermanagh Offers from £1,250,000 Magnificent Victorian country house set in beautiful mature grounds of approximately five acres. Built in 1855 in a stuccoed neo-classical style and featured in ‘The Linen Houses of The Lagan Valley’ book. Sympathetically refurbished in 2004 and tastefully presented throughout, retaining much of its original character Bright and spacious accommodation with features including sliding sash windows with original panelled shutters, beautiful Victorian fireplaces, cornicing and decorative friezes and original stripped floorboards

No 7: Springfield 72 Ballinderry Road Magheragall Lisburn Co Antrim bt28 2qs  Offers around £1,250,000 The accommodation features a porch to the front. The lounge features a bay window and a modern fireplace.
The spacious kitchen features modern fitted units in oak finish with hob, oven. There is also a greenhouse to side of house

No 7: Springfield 72 Ballinderry Road Magheragall Lisburn Co Antrim bt28 2qs Offers around £1,250,000 The accommodation features a porch to the front. The lounge features a bay window and a modern fireplace. The spacious kitchen features modern fitted units in oak finish with hob, oven. There is also a greenhouse to side of house

No 6: Skea Hall Carryduff, Belfast Co Antrim  Offers around £1,275,000 Approached by a sweeping driveway through electric gates and set on a mature elevated site, this magnificent detached family residence designed by Des Ewing and constructed two years ago, is sure to impress even the most discerning of purchasers.

No 6: Skea Hall Carryduff, Belfast Co Antrim Offers around £1,275,000 Approached by a sweeping driveway through electric gates and set on a mature elevated site, this magnificent detached family residence designed by Des Ewing and constructed two years ago, is sure to impress even the most discerning of purchasers.

No 5: The Fort Clay Road Derryboy NR Killingchy. £1,280,000 An elegant small country house with Georgian yard. The Fort is a collection of buildings which has grown and adapted during more than a thousand years of history in the beautiful "basket of eggs" drumlin landscape of County Down. Located only half an hour from Belfast, this tranquil setting offers outstanding living, potential home-working and leisure accommodation for a family which wishes to get away from city bustle yet stay within easy reach. It will particularly suit a family interested in equestrian or sailing pursuits.

No 5: The Fort Clay Road Derryboy NR Killingchy. £1,280,000 An elegant small country house with Georgian yard. The Fort is a collection of buildings which has grown and adapted during more than a thousand years of history in the beautiful "basket of eggs" drumlin landscape of County Down. Located only half an hour from Belfast, this tranquil setting offers outstanding living, potential home-working and leisure accommodation for a family which wishes to get away from city bustle yet stay within easy reach. It will particularly suit a family interested in equestrian or sailing pursuits.

No 4: Bramble rise, Holywood Co Down. Offers over £1,395,000 Bramble Rise  is an amazing home set on an elevated site with panoramic views across Belfast Lough and the County Antrim Hills in Holywood. This unique contemporary property has been finished to an exceptional standard and specification seldom found in Northern Ireland.
Each room maximises light and space with tall floor to ceiling windows that show the breathtaking panoramic views over landscaped gardens and to Belfast Lough and the Antrim Hills beyond.

No 4: Bramble rise, Holywood Co Down. Offers over £1,395,000 Bramble Rise is an amazing home set on an elevated site with panoramic views across Belfast Lough and the County Antrim Hills in Holywood. This unique contemporary property has been finished to an exceptional standard and specification seldom found in Northern Ireland. Each room maximises light and space with tall floor to ceiling windows that show the breathtaking panoramic views over landscaped gardens and to Belfast Lough and the Antrim Hills beyond.

No 3: 63 Connor Road Parkgate, BT39 0EA. Price £1,500,000  Once upon a time there was a very ordinary home until the current owner , Emily Warwick Architect and an interior designer waved their magic wands!!"
Unique is often over used to describe homes but not so in this instance, suffice to say you will never see another quite like this spectacular residence engineered to meticulous detail (even the driveway is heated!).

No 3: 63 Connor Road Parkgate, BT39 0EA. Price £1,500,000 Once upon a time there was a very ordinary home until the current owner , Emily Warwick Architect and an interior designer waved their magic wands!!" Unique is often over used to describe homes but not so in this instance, suffice to say you will never see another quite like this spectacular residence engineered to meticulous detail (even the driveway is heated!).

No 2: Foxleigh Hall, Dromore Down BT25 1LG Asking price £2,250,000 The sale of "Foxleigh Hall" represents a truly unique opportunity to purchase which is unquestionably one of the finest homes in County Down, if not, Northern Ireland.
Quality, grandeur and luxury abound in a home which has raised considerably the benchmark for prestige establishing itself as a magnificent landmark residence in one of County Down's most sought after locations.

No 2: Foxleigh Hall, Dromore Down BT25 1LG Asking price £2,250,000 The sale of "Foxleigh Hall" represents a truly unique opportunity to purchase which is unquestionably one of the finest homes in County Down, if not, Northern Ireland. Quality, grandeur and luxury abound in a home which has raised considerably the benchmark for prestige establishing itself as a magnificent landmark residence in one of County Down's most sought after locations.

No 1: The Grey House, 60 Station Road, Craigavad, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0BP. Asking price: £2,950,000. Undoubtedly one of County Down's most impressive period homes - 'The Grey House' occupies an elevated site on the Craigavad coastline with uninterrupted views across Belfast Lough to the County Antrim shoreline.
'The Grey House' is located in one of Northern Ireland's most sought after residential areas in the heart of the mature Cultra / Craigavad area. The beach and shoreline are just minutes away, with pleasant walks to Holywood and Bangor along the coastal path.

No 1: The Grey House, 60 Station Road, Craigavad, Holywood, County Down, BT18 0BP. Asking price: £2,950,000. Undoubtedly one of County Down's most impressive period homes - 'The Grey House' occupies an elevated site on the Craigavad coastline with uninterrupted views across Belfast Lough to the County Antrim shoreline. 'The Grey House' is located in one of Northern Ireland's most sought after residential areas in the heart of the mature Cultra / Craigavad area. The beach and shoreline are just minutes away, with pleasant walks to Holywood and Bangor along the coastal path.

No 25: Erganagh House Glenpark Road Omagh Co Tyrone. Asking price £795,000. This is a beautifully restored period building. The owners have taken great care in preserving the original features and the result is a spectacular example of its era. jpg

House prices in Northern Ireland rose by an average 4.9% in Northern Ireland, in December, according to official figures from the Office for National Statistics.

The latest rise took the average house value to £142,000.

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Across the UK prices increased by 9.8% in 2014 to reach £272,000 on average in December.

House prices in Wales, the West Midlands, the East, the South East and the South West all reached new record highs in December, the report said.

The strong uplifts seen across the country mean that a typical first-time buyer paid 9.5% more for a property in December than they would have paid a year earlier. The average price paid for a house by a first-time buyer in December was £208,000.

Property values in every region across the country ended the year higher than at the start, from a 4% year-on-year increase seen in Wales and the North West of England to a 13.3% annual uplift in London.

Prices in London, which drove much of the housing market recovery last year, were sitting below the record levels seen last August.

But at £502,000 on average in December, prices in the capital were still around one third higher than they were at their previous peak in 2008, before the economic downturn struck, as well as being significantly higher than prices in the rest of the UK.

Across last year, prices typically increased by 10.2% in England to reach £285,000 by 4% in Wales to reach £173,000 by 5.5% in Scotland to reach £193,000.

In December, house prices in both England and Scotland were below the record peaks they reached last August. Property values in Northern Ireland have still got some way to climb before they reach pre-financial crisis levels. The ONS said that prices in Northern Ireland are around 45% below their peak in 2007.

Belfast Telegraph