Situated down a private laneway off the Gobbins Road, Mullaghdubh House is screened on three sides by mature trees, and has open views to Blackhead and across the Irish Sea to the east. Originally a cluster of fisherman's cottages and farm buildings, parts of this unique property probably date back to the 18th century. It was sensitively redeveloped between 2001 and 2005. The traditional stone buildings were comprehensively renovated and amalgamated (Consarc Design Group), then further enhanced by the addition of a significant modern new build (20/20 Architects), to give a sympathetic blend of old and new. From the outside, the house retains an understated traditional look, designed to sit quietly within the surrounding countryside. However, internally, there is nearly 6000 square feet of modern accommodation which exudes an ambiance of space, light and timesless rural simplicity. High quality workmanship, fittings, and natural materials, bespoke joinery throughout, original features and attention to detail, all combine to produce a home of real integrity- a true one-off.
The accommodation is eminently adaptable, providing scope for additional bedrooms or bathrooms if required. Furthermore, it would also be relatively easy to divide the property into two separate accommodation units, as each end of the house is already provided with its own independent heating, electrical and plumbing installations. This should appeal to those seeking to live with extended family, or perhaps, who wish to run luxury holiday accommodation.
Although Mullaghdubh House is being offered with circa 2 acres of land and gardens, there is an opportunity to purchase up to 25 acres of additional adjoining land. This could include over a third of a mile of beautiful private coastline below the house (with circa 8 acres of adjoining braes), presenting a rare and exciting range of opportunities for those with equestrian or boating/ aquatic interests, or who simply want more space to live 'the good life'.
Islandmagee has always proved to be a popular location for its picturesque views, the famous Gobbins cliff walk, Browns Bay and Portmuck, local golf club and good primary school.
The property is located close to Whitehead and the famous Rinkha shop with transport links to Larne and Carrickfergus secondary schools. With all local amenities within walking distance, Mullaghdubh House offers the advantages of rural life, Whilst still feeling integrated with the local village community.
- An impressive, very spacious, and individually designed family home.
- Set on approximately 2 acres of land and gardens, superb sea views, private access to nearby beach, and filled with character.
- Large traditional country kitchen with ''British racing green'' oil fired Aga and a separate adjoining utility/ laundry room.
- Very generous drawing room with feature staircase and mezzanine gallery.
- Two further large reception rooms with attractive pitched ceilings.
- Five bedrooms (one on ground floor with ensuite facility,)
- Modern family bathroom plus separate contemporary shower room in tower.
- Artist's studio, large study, hobby room and workshop.
- Double glazing throughout/ oil fired central heating, with fully zoned under floor heating to ground floor, and mains pressure hot water.
- Extensive outbuildings and grounds.
- Ready potential for dividing into two sets of accommodation.
- This property must be viewed to fully appreciate the circa 6000 square feet of highly adaptable accommodation and superb location
Externally, covered porch with artist- made mosaic paving and victorian quarry tiles. Internally, Solid mahogany front door and Indian green slate flooring. Internal glazed pine door to:
RECEPTION HALL/ GARDEN ROOM: 39' 9" X 13' 5" (12.12m X 4.09m)
Indian green slate flooring. Pitched wood ceiling with beam feature and velux windows. Double solid mahogany glazed French doors leading to garden.
ARTIST'S STUDIO: 38' 3" X 15' 5" (11.66m X 4.70m)
Open original fire (not functional) with painted slate surround, cast iron inset, and cast iron hearth surround. Pitched ceiling with velux windows. Plumbed for sink. Original cottage windows retained internally.
KITCHEN: 17' 7" X 17' 8" (5.36m X 5.38m)
Excellent range of handmade and painted wood units. Beech wood work surfaces. White Belfast sink. Green oil fired Aga stove. Plumbed for American fridge- freezer. Raubon quarry tiled flooring. Step to:
UTILITY/ LAUNDRY ROOM: 21' 0" X 17' 4" (6.40m X 5.28m)
Huge freestanding commercial twin stainless steel sink and drainer unit with stainless steel shelves beneath. Raubon quarry tiled flooring. Plumbed for washing machine and tumble dryer. Access to storage loft via Slingsby- type ladder. Separate low flush WC. Separate services room/ store containing oil fired boiler and cabinets for mechanical services. Solid mahogany stable door leading to garden.
LOUNGE: 30' 0" X 17' 4" (9.14m X 5.28m)
Feature pine spiral staircase. Junkers solid oak flooring. Traditional wood burning stove. Feature pitched and beamed ceiling. Original high level door to grain loft (with sketches of square- rigged ships carved into it.) Feature floor to ceiling window, velux windows. Glazed double doors leading to:
American honed sandstone flooring. Feature glass block panels to study wall.
STUDY: 14' 7" X 11' 3" (4.44m X 3.43m)
Laminate flooring. Recessed lighting.
OPEN- PLAN DRAWING ROOM/ LOUNGE: 36' 4" X 18' 0" (11.07m X 5.49m)
Floor to ceiling glazed oak PVC single door with full height side window to patio and garden. Double oak PVC floor to ceiling French doors (with full height glazed side windows) leading to walled patio area with ornamental raised pond. Feature yellow pine staircase to first floor. Built in book shelves and storage below stairs. Recessed and wall lighting. American sandstone flooring.
Low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. American sandstone flooring.
BEDROOM (1): 13' 0" X 12' 8" (3.96m X 3.86m)
American sandstone flooring. Ensuite comprising low flush WC, bespoke vanity unit with marble top/ splashback and under counter sink, 'Mira' corner shower with mosaic tiled walls. American sandstone flooring.
HOBBY ROOM/ KITCHENETTE 10' 5" X 10' 5" (3.18m X 3.18m)
Laminate work surfaces on three walls, stainless steel sink unit. Under sink storage. Quarry tiled flooring. Double sliding doors to:
WORKSHOP: 10' 1" X 10' 5" (3.07m X 3.18m)
Laminate work surfaces on two walls. Cabinets containing mechanical services. Quarry tiled flooring.
BOOT ROOM/ GARDEN STORE: 11' 4" X 8' 1" (3.45m X 2.46m)
Oil fired boiler. Quarry tiled flooring. Solid mahogany external door to gardens and rear yard.
GALLERY/ LOUNGE AREA:
Open plan with large arched oak PVC window enjoying spectacular sea views. High pitched ceiling with exposed beams. Contemporary freestanding wood burning stove. Feature pendant and wall lighting. Solid beech wood flooring. Leading to:
Feature double height oak PVC window overlooking garden, with bespoke window seat radiator cover. Two built in linen storage cupboards. Solid beech wood flooring.
BEDROOM (2): 20' 10" X 10' 4" (6.35m X 3.15m)
Solid wood flooring. Pedestal wash hand basin. Sea views.
BEDROOM (3): 13' 0" X 12' 9" (3.96m X 3.89m)
Solid beech wood flooring. Pedestal wash hand basin. Superb sea views.
Phillipe Starck designed white low flush WC, bidet and taps. White ceramic counter top with integral basin, extensive storage unit below, Starck taps, and wall mounted mirror. Semi freestanding acrylic bath with feature curved all fitted to one side. Glass mosaic tiles and built in mood lighting. Floor mounted Starck taps with shower attachment. Solid beech wood flooring. Heated towel rail. Hotpress containing mains pressure hot water cylinder.
BEDROOM (4): 16' 0" X 11' 7" (4.88m X 3.53m)
Solid beech wood flooring. Double built in robe. Pedestal wash hand basin.
BEDROOM (5): 17' 1" X 14' 4" (5.21m X 4.37m)
Solid beech wood flooring. Custom made wooden shutters. Designer brushed aluminium flat panel radiator. Nolte- Mobel bedroom suite consisting of fitted triple wardrobe, mobile TV unit, corner cupboard, bed frame, dressing table and mirror. Recessed lighting. Door to mezzanine landing and leading to:
The property is situated on a generous site extending to approximately 2 acres which includes gardens, vegetable garden, rear yard and parking area, fully fenced poultry run with concrete duck pond and block built poultry shed, fenced paddock (circa 1/3 acre), area planted with native trees around 2006 (circa 1/2 acre), and outbuildings. Original stone lined well (refurbished and covered) with automatic pumped water supply to outside tap.
LARGE AGRICULTURAL SHED: 39' 2" X 24' 3" (11.95m X 7.40m)
Light and power. Lean to covered area. Kennels. Outside watertap.
WORKSHOP/ STORE 47' 0" X 35' 0" (14.33m X 10.67m)
Oil fired boiler, radiators, commercial stainless steel sink unit with steel shelf below. Light and power. Large tiled sink. Kennels. Water tank and hot water cylinder. Thermostatically controlled automatic roof vents and windows with automatic window openers and insect screens. Outside water tap.
(Running full length/ width above kitchen and utility) Floored and sheeted, with light and power. Containing mains pressure water cylinder. Accessed by loft ladder from utility or by external timber staircase. Original cast iron roof lights.
TOWER SHOWER ROOM:
Low flush WC, bespoke vanity unit with glass shelving and shower enclosure with waterfall and jet shower. Painted T & G wood panelling to dado level. Windows with views to sea and gardens, window seat with storage under. Heated towel rail. High vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Vinyl strip flooring.
Off Gobbins Road, Islandmagee
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