Property: A private paradise you won't want to leave
Privacy can be one of the most desirable features for many house hunters. But the remarkable Ardnabrac residence on the Ballyrussell Road has so much seclusion that many passers-by by won’t even realise it’s there.
And despite being tucked away in a heavenly sanctuary that looks like it belongs on the set of a James Bond film, the property is conveniently located between Comber and Dundonald in the Co Down countryside.
Approached through twin entrance pillars along a winding driveway, the size and ambition of Ardnabrac will take your breath away.
An additional self-contained annex, a range of stone outbuildings and an enclosed yard immediately showcase the detached home’s extensive credentials.
Ardnabrac flourishes in the style and grandeur of a period home, yet benefits from all the comforts and luxuries of modern day living.
Constructed in 2005 by highly renowned builders Gilbert Ash, the quality craftsmanship in the main residence is apparent throughout, with elegant sandstone fireplaces, bespoke plasterwork featuring extraordinary detail and gracious hand carved oak staircase and flooring.
A stunning reception hall boasts a gallery landing and exposed oak beams, while three reception rooms feature beautiful hand carved fireplaces and ornate plasterwork.
The marvellous kitchen is something to behold, particularly the large island unit with integrated hardwood chopping block and raised solid oak breakfast bar that truly raises the bar.
Doors from the kitchen open onto a breakfast terrace and walled garden, providing an extra layer of class and serenity.
A vaulted ceiling and beam system in the dining/living areas brings a unique vision and looks hugely impressive - as do the views over the rear garden, with a door leading onto the rear terrace for good measure.
In addition to five luxurious bedrooms, there’s also a rear porch and sun room, plant rooms and a double garage in a never-ending list of riches - and that’s before you come to the extra accommodation in the annex.
Boasting a ground floor and a first floor replete with its own flavour of luxury, everything from the open plan kitchen and living/dining areas to the supremely designed bedrooms have no shortness of style and finesse.
Plenty of comfort and space ensures this accommodation is very much its own place and the perfect foil for the main residence.
Of course the beautiful surrounding grounds are inevitably going to be a massive draw for many interested parties.
A walled garden patio with barbecue area is perfect for evening entertaining, with sweeping landscaped gardens home to trees, shrubs, a lake and tranquil walks through the woodlands perfect for families and creating a lifetime of memories.
Although the homeowners will have plenty of space and seclusion, the address is still within easy commuting distance of Belfast city centre and less than 10 minutes from Stormont, the Ulster Hospital and some of Belfast’s leading schools.
Viewing is strictly by private appointment and is highly recommended.
Please visit ardnabrac.info and
www.simonbrien.com for more information.