Property: Baronial beauty in Banbridge
150 BALLYMONEY ROAD
Agent: Shooter Property Services
It can be hard to do justice in describing some of the stunning properties regularly featured in Move In, and the enormous Scottish baronial style residence on Ballymoney Road in Banbridge is definitely one of them.
It’s got so many positive qualities that knowing where to start is a challenge, but the commanding, breathtaking architecture and design is as good a place as any.
The Banbridge residence, boasting five bedrooms and four reception rooms, extends over 6,500 sq ft and well and truly goes above and beyond in its elegance, scale and ambition.
It goes without saying but the lounge, dining room, bedrooms and bathrooms are all absolutely glorious and crafted to a meticulously high standard, but when there is a snooker room and a lift as well, you know this is a property on a different level.
Many features are in keeping with its style and it is tastefully decorated and exceptionally well cared for throughout.
Upon entering the property, you arrive in a beautiful reception hall with a large period oak fireplace, oak panelled walls and feature oak staircase to the first floor.
The practical and well appointed reception rooms can all be accessed directly from here.
The kitchen/dining to the rear opens out onto the large patio to the rear of the property enjoying the garden space and is an ideal entertaining area.
The first floor landing has a feature stained glass window and attractive oak flooring which is also a feature in two of the five bedrooms, two of which have ensuite.
For those craving a game of snooker with the World Championship taking place, the games room can comfortably accommodate a full size table.
Elsewhere, accommodation on the second floor could be adapted for multiple scenarios including home gym, den, games areas or annex type arrangement for semi-independent living as well as the office space it currently provides.
The office space is ideally suited to those who work from home or with business interests and is currently arranged as three rooms incorporating a reception area, an administration office and a large executive office/boardroom with access to filing store at rear.
Air exchanger/ventilation system and kitchenette are accessed from the reception area and there is access to the lift.
In addition, the residence also has a workshop, double garage and wonderful mature gardens.
The external walls are faced with random-coursed square cut Scrabo stone with deep sill windows and a Westmoreland green slate roof.
Of course the location is a real bonus too. A short distance from the A1 dual carriageway, 150 Ballymoney Road is only a couple of miles from Banbridge.
The town is very much on the up and is set to play a pivotal role in reviving the tourism industry, with the new £24million Game of Thrones studio at Linen Mill Studios expected to employ up to 200 people and provide a £400 million tourist spend boost for the Northern Ireland economy within the next decade.
Banbridge is already a gateway for familiar tourism destinations; within a few miles the magnificent Mournes will come sweeping into view, with Newcastle, Tollymore Forest Park and more just a 30-minute drive away.
But the tranquility begins at the Ballymoney Road property - built by the current owners to an exacting specification with no expense spared, it certainly shows.
This is one home that demands to be viewed, as its many wonders can only be fully appreciated in person.
For more details call Shooter Property Services on 028 4066 2206 or visit www.shooter.co.uk.