Wednesday 25 April 2018

Video: Luxurious property with seaside views hits market in Co. Down for €537k (£399k)

Stephanie Bell

This handsome period property on Bangor's exclusive Ballyholme Esplanade boasts a beautiful bespoke interior which will wow anyone who likes individual style.

The owners have an obvious talent for interior design and an eye for quality, which can be seen in every brilliantly styled room.

Skilful remodelling downstairs has opened up space to spotlight the superb views over Ballyholme bay towards Whitehead and the Irish Sea.

And the sensitive renovations have also ensured that original period character is not only retained but shown off to the full.

It's a spacious 2,500 sq ft and every inch is finished to an exceptional standard, with vintage bathroom fittings, cast iron radiators and natural flooring among many fine features.

Downstairs, the keen sense of style is matched by a lovely feeling of space and light created by opening up many of the rooms.

The kitchen is deliciously quirky with a designer feel and runs the full length of the house, with a dining area and living area.

Also downstairs are a spacious family room, a utility room and a cloakroom with WC.

On the first floor is a fantastic open drawing room with formal dining area featuring two fireplaces and amazing views, two bedrooms, one currently used as a study, and a shower room.

The second floor features another three bedrooms and a family bathroom with cast iron bath and separate shower cubicle. Solar panels also power heating and water along with gas.

At the front of the house a tiled path leads to the hardwood front door which opens onto a porch with ornate tiled floor and glazed door leading to the entrance hall.

The hall perfectly captures the property's period beauty, with its exposed timber floor, lovely corbelling and centre ceiling rose.

The kitchen/living/dining room is framed at one end by a large panelled bay window with sea views. This is maximized by a quaint seating area with TV point.

High ceilings, period fireplace, picture rails and cornicing all enhance this beautiful space.

A large island unit provides the focal point for the kitchen and one of the many standout features is a restored, cornflower blue Aga.

The kitchen also comes with a double hotplate and double oven plus double ceramic sink and a fitted Bosch dishwasher.

A rear hall with solid rustic oak floor leads to a downstairs cloakroom, superbly finished with a circular sink in a solid wooden vanity unit with marble trim.

There is also a laundry room with cupboards and sink.

The solid rustic oak floor has been used in the bright and contemporary family room, where bi-fold glass doors open to a rear patio and extensive garden.

Even the staircase is ornate and upstairs is an amazing open plan L-shaped drawing room with dining area.

A large bay window which overlooks the sea and white painted strip flooring enhance the sense of light and space in this room which also benefits from a large ceiling rose, cornicing and picture rails and a wonderful Carrara marble fireplace.

A large archway opens into a dining area where there is another fireplace and a panelled window overlooking the garden.

A bedroom with solid wooden floor, a study and a gorgeous shower room complete this floor. The shower room is a little designer den with wood panelled walls. The walk-in shower has a drench shower and the room is finished with a rubber floor.

On the second floor the remaining three bedrooms all have lovely period fireplaces.

The master is a magnificent space with Carrara marble fireplace and three windows overlooking Ballyholme Yacht Club and the bay.

The family bathroom is luxurious.There is another fireplace in here and a walk-in double shower cubicle with feature drench shower head.

The property has a large enclosed back garden with patio and lawns which stretch to a communal area where there is a garage.

Featured Property: 4 Ballyholme Esplanade, Bangor

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