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Druids Alter, 91 Ballylumford Road, Islandmagee, BT40 3RN

Offers Around £469,000
  • status For Sale
  • bedrooms 7 Bedrooms
  • receptions 4 Receptions
  • style Detached
  • Price Offers Around £469,000
  • Style Detached
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Receptions 4
  • Heating Oil
  • EPC Rating F30 /F37
    EPC
  • Status For Sale
Hunter Campbell Estate Agents (Larne) Office: 028 2827 9921

Description

This historic grade II listed building dates back to 1840 - and retains many original features that enhance the modern improvements inside.- the Dolmen or "Druids Alter" that stands at the front of the dwelling and gives the house its name, is believed to date back to the Neolithic period (4000 - 3600 BC) when the first farming communities were being established in the area. Now though, this exceptionally spacious detached house offers a wealth of both well planned and adaptable living accommodation as well as a range of outbuildings, all of which afford prospective purchasers a variety of options - from family home with granny annex to Air B&B - and would equally suit those involved in equestrian pursuits or needing space to work from home. On the ground floor there are 2 principle recreation rooms - both with feature period fireplaces whilst the well appointed kitchen (with utility room off) is fitted with a good range high and low level beech units, island breakfast bar with granite work surfaces and original servant calling system. There is also a connecting door to the annex, a "servants" stairway and a most useful shower room and separate wet room leading to the yard. On the first floor the continuity is maintained with 5 bedrooms, study and family bathroom whilst externally the large and mature gardens are augmented by patios, pond and barbeque areas. The annex, which can be accessed both internally and externally, provides a further reception room with brick built fireplace, large bright sun room with sea views, kitchen, bathroom and 2 beds plus study. Both bedroom 2 and the study are approached by an ornate cast iron spiral staircase. We cannot possibly begin to fully describe the quality and calibre of accommodation on offer in this exceptional family home and instead would strongly urge early personal appraisal.

Features

  • GRADE II LISTED DETACHED DWELLING (SMALL HOLDING) WITH ANNEX AND SEA VIEWS
  • HISTORIC NEOLITHIC DOLMEN KNOWN AS "DRUIDS ALTER"
  • ADAPTABLE ACCOMMODATION PROVIDES OPTIONS FOR DIFFERING USES INCLUDING AIR B&B, EQUESTRIAN PURSUITS OR BUSINESS FROM HOME (SUBJECT TO APPROVAL)
  • MAIN DWELLING WITH 2 RECEPTION ROOMS AND 5 BEDROOMS
  • FAMILY BATHROOM AND SEPARATE SHOWER ROOM
  • ANNEX WITH LOUNGE, KITCHEN, 2 BEDS, BATHROOM, STUDY AND SUN ROOM
  • DELIGHTFUL SPACIOUS AND MATURE GARDENS IN LAWNS WITH TREES, SHRUBS, PATIOS AND BARBEQUE AREAS
  • LARGE STONED PARKING AREA / STABLE BLOCK / BARN, OUTBUILDINGS WITH 2 SMALL ADJOINING FIELDS
  • DOUBLE GLAZING AND OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING INATALLED

Room Details

  • Solid front door to:
  • ENTRANCE PORCH:

    Tiled floor. Part glazed front door with leaded light and side lights to:
  • ENTRANCE HALL:

    Pine strip flooring. Understairs cupboard. Double glazed door to garden. Panelled door leading to wet room and internal courtyard, Dado rail. Wall light point.
  • SHOWER ROOM:

    White suite comprising multi-jet shower cubicle with screen door. Low flush WC andwash hand basin. Hot press and copper cylinder tank. Cupboard housing oil fired central heating boiler. Storage cupboards. Tiled effect laminate flooring. Heated towel rail.High intensity low voltage spot lighting.
  • WETROOM:

    Tiled floor. Part glassed door with leaded side lights. Storage area for outside clothing leading to internal yard and rear garden, stables, outhouses, vegetable garden and Polly tunnel.
  • LOUNGE: 18' 9" X 13' 11" (5.72m X 4.23m)

    Attractive tiled fireplace set in polished wood surround with over mantle and mirror. Cast iron multi fuel stove. Pine strip flooring. Picture rail. Ceiling rose. Cast iron school type radiators.
  • DINING ROOM: 21' 7" X 13' 10" (6.59m X 4.21m)

    Attractive tiled fireplace set in polished wood surround with tiled hearth. Solid pine strip floor. Shelved cupboard. Cornice ceiling. Connecting door to rear hall.
  • KITCHEN: 15' 1" X 12' 6" (4.59m X 3.82m)

    Inlaid stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap with vegetable basin. Excellent range of built in high and low level Beech units. Granite work surfaces. Island unit with breakfast bar and cupboards under. Glazed display cabinet. Integrated fridge, Indesit double oven and Kenwood microwave oven. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. Recess for range. Connecting door to annex. Service staircase to first floor.
  • UTILITY ROOM: 9' 5" X 7' 2" (2.87m X 2.19m)

    Single drainer stainless steel sink unit and mixer tap. Range of built in high and low level units. Original bread oven. Tiled floor. Plumbed for automatic washing machine and dishwasher. Plumbed for American fridge.
  • Stairway to kitchen. Window with leaded side lights giving far reaching sea views.
  • CLOAKROOM:

    High flush WC. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor.
  • Airing cupboard.
  • MASTER BEDROOM: 17' 7" X 13' 9" (5.35m X 4.19m)

    Tiled fireplace with tiled hearth. Dual aspect Far reaching sea views.
  • FAMILY BATHROOM:

    White suite comprising panelled bath with chrome mixer tap and telephone hand shower. Domed ceiling, Part tiled walls. Ornate wash stand. Tiled floor. School type radiator.
  • BEDROOM (2): 13' 11" X 12' 9" (4.23m X 3.89m)

    Solid pine strip floor. Antique style cast iron fireplace. Cast iron school type radiator. Access to floored roof space.
  • BEDROOM (3): 14' 1" X 12' 10" (4.30m X 3.90m)

    Solid pine strip floor. Cast iron school type radiator.
  • BEDROOM (4): 14' 0" X 12' 9" (4.28m X 3.88m)

    Period fireplace. Cast iron school type radiator.
  • BEDROOM (5): 13' 10" X 12' 8" (4.21m X 3.87m)

    Period fireplace. Cast iron school type radiator.
  • STUDY: 8' 8" X 6' 11" (2.63m X 2.12m)

    Solid pine strip floor.
  • Part glazed front door to:
  • LOUNGE: 17' 11" X 10' 12" (5.46m X 3.34m)

    Laminate wood strip flooring. Feature brick built fireplace. Granite hearth. Cast iron multi fuel stove. Beamed mantle. Three wall light points. Dado rail.
  • SUN ROOM: 13' 5" X 13' 1" (4.08m X 4.00m)

    Laminate wood strip flooring. UPVC double glazed French doors leading to wrap around balcony with sea views, separate garden, green house, wooden sun room and adjoining field.
  • KITCHEN: 18' 4" X 7' 12" (5.60m X 2.43m)

    Built in Belfast sink unit and mixer tap. Excellent range of built in high and low level 'country' pine units. Granite drainer and work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Tiled floor. 'Leisure' cooker hood. High intensity low voltage spot lights. Integrated dishwasher. Recess for range. Glazed display unit.
  • BATHROOM:

    White suite comprising corner bath with antique style mixer taps. Low flush WC. Matching tiled shower cubicle. Wash hand basin with cupboard under. Cupboard plumbed for automatic washing machine. Tiled floor. Fully tiled walls. Medicine cupboard.
  • LANDING:

    Built in pine cupboards. Dado rail. Cast iron spiral staircase to second bedroom.
  • BEDROOM (1): 11' 8" X 7' 10" (3.55m X 2.39m)

    Hot press.
  • BEDROOM (2): 11' 7" X 10' 6" (3.54m X 3.19m)

    Approached by spiral staircase.
  • STUDY: 7' 5" X 6' 3" (2.26m X 1.91m)

    Velux window.
  • LARGE STABLE/BARN: 65' 7" X 15' 7" (20.00m X 4.75m)

    Light and power. TRIPLE GARAGE BLOCK ADJOINING FIELDS 2 small fields accessed internally from gardens with one additional accessed also from Ballylumford road.
  • The property is situated on a large site and laid out in lawns with a variety of trees and shrubs. The main garden has a wood shed, decking area with built in seating, Garden pond surrounded with established shrubs overlooked by a covered seating / entertaining & BBQ area. Large stoned parking area. Stable / barn, outbuildings and sheds. Front garden with brick and slab patio areas holding the historic dolmen or 'The Druids Altar'.

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