1 Bennett House, 17 Kathleen Avenue, Helen's bay, County Down, BT19 1LF

Offers Over £550,000

5 3 Townhouse

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Features

  • Exceptional Example of a Period Property
  • Painstakingly Restored and Refurbished Over Recent Years
  • Exceptional Standard of Fixtures and Fitting
  • Complimented Further by Complete Interior Design
  • Magnificent Drawing Room with Linen Oak Wooden Flooring, Period Fireplace, Lough Views and Carved Sweeping Balustrade Staircase to First Floor
  • Open Plan Kitchen/Dining/Living Space with Bay Window Enjoying Lough Views, Bespoke Fitted Cabinetry and Twin French Doors to Formal Gardens
  • Atmospheric Dining Room
  • Fitted Utility Room
  • Ground Floor WC
  • Five Well Proportioned Bedrooms
  • Master Bedroom with Fitted Robes, En Suite Shower Room and Bay Window Maximising on Outlook to Belfast Lough and the Irish Sea
  • Contemporary Bathroom
  • Concealed Staircase to Turret Office
  • Gas Fired Central Heating
  • Double Glazed Sliding Sash Windows
  • Period Features Include Magnificent Fireplaces, Cornice Ceiling, Leaded Glass
  • Beautifully Landscaped Private Formal Gardens with Stone Paved Patio and Entertaining Areas Complete with Purpose-Built Barbecue Oven
  • Large Purpose-Built Store Currently Fitted Out as Gymnasium
  • Ample Parking Space
  • Prestigious Convenient Location Within Walking Distance of Helen's Bay Square, Park, Tennis Courts, Golf Club, Helen's Bay Beach, Helen's Bay Railway Halt
  • Excellent Convenience via Both Road or Rail for the City Commuter
  • Within the Catchment Area to a Range of Local Primary and Grammar Schools

This period end townhouse property forms the lion's share of Bennett House, which is secluded in off leafy Kathleen Avenue on an elevated site commanding stunning views to Belfast Lough, the Irish Sea, Scotland and beyond. This is arguably one of the finest examples of Victorian family living available on the market place today. Having undergone an extensive renovation and refurbishment project in recent years including a complete re-roof with Bangor Blue slate, the result created combines period grandeur with modern contemporary living spaces complimented with the finest of materials, fixtures and fittings with professional interior design throughout. Of particular note is the gracious drawing room with linen oak wooden flooring, ornate cornice ceiling, period double column fireplace and sweeping carved balustrade staircase to the first floor. The open plan kitchen/dining/living space with bay window, bespoke fitted cabinetry and two sets of French doors, leading to the formal enclosed garden, ensures this home will appeal to even the most discerning of purchaser. The ground floor accommodation is completed with an atmospheric dining room, utility room and ground floor WC. The first floor level comprises of a large landing library with bespoke fitted book shelving and reading area, master bedroom with bay window, fitted wardrobes and en suite shower room, which commands wonderful views of Belfast Lough to the Irish Sea and Scotland beyond. There are a further four bedrooms, contemporary family bathroom suite and home office in the turret above accessed via a concealed staircase. Double glazed sliding sash windows, period shutters, gas fired central heating, high cornice ceilings and original leaded glass windows all add to the charming atmosphere within this delightful family home. Externally the gardens are easily managed and beautifully landscaped with an excellent degree of privacy featuring stone paved patio areas and outdoor entertaining space complete with built in barbecue oven. Only walking distance from the Helen's Bay village play-park, tennis courts, golf club, beach and coastal path, as well as Helen's Bay railway halt and square, ensures ease of convenience for the city commuter. Main arterial routes for commuting are also easily accessible off Craigdarragh Road. This is an opportunity for those seeking a period home of the likes rarely available on today's market and in a premier coastal address.

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Current EPC Rating

66

66

Potential EPC Rating

67

67

Rooms

Original front door with arched top light.

RECEPTION PORCH:

Original Victorian tiled floor and original stained glass window. Cornice ceiling. Mirror recess. Glazed inner door. Side lights and top light to drawing room. Linen oak solid flooring.

DRAWING ROOM: : 24' 4" x 24' 1"

Linen oak solid flooring. Ornate sectioned cornice ceiling. Timber hand painted columned fireplace with mirrored over mantel. Cast iron multi fuel burning stove. Tiled recess and hearth. Excellent views to Irish Sea. Working window period shutters. Cloaks and storage cupboard under stairs. Access to dining room. Access to kitchen/dining/family living space.

KITCHEN: : 40' 5" x 14' 8"

Bespoke fully fitted kitchen with excellent range of high and low level built-in units. Quartz work surface and splashback. 4 Oven ELECTRIC Aga range with two ring ceramic hob. Pelmet lighting. Feature tiled splashback. Integrated Neff combination stainless steel microwave. Integrated Neff stainless steel oven. Integrated dishwasher. Franke stainless steel single drainer sink and a half sink unit. Brushed stainless steel mixer taps/preparation hose. Pull-out larder. Stainless steel ice making American style fridge freezer. Built-in wine rack bespoke to alcove. Cornice ceiling. Recessed LED spotlighting. Porcelain tiled floor. Hardwood double glazed French doors to patio and garden, with working window shutters and views to the Irish Sea. Porcelain tiled floor throughout. Hand painted period fireplace surround. Tiled inset and hearth. Cast iron canopy and open fire. Matching built-in bench seating and dining table with quartz top. Square arch to dining room.

DINING ROOM: : 19' 0" x 10' 6"

Porcelain tiled floor. Hardwood double glazed access door to rear patio and garden. Recessed LED spotlighting. Access to utility room.

UTILITY ROOM: : 10' 2" x 10' 8"

Porcelain tiled floor. Plumbed for washing machine. Extensive built-in storage cupboards. Worcester Bosch gas fired boiler with pressurised water cylinder.

WC:

Contemporary suite with low flush WC, rice bowl wash hand basin on tiled plinth with chrome mixer taps, porcelain tiled floor, LED spotlighting.

ORIGINAL SWEEPING FORMAL STAIRCASE TO FIRST FLOOR LANDING:

LANDING:

With magnificent stained glass window to return. Bespoke fitted library with built-in book and display shelving. Feature lighting. Built-in cabinets. Cornice ceiling to spacious landing. Access hatch to roof space.

BEDROOM (3): : 13' 8" x 10' 7"

Original cast iron fireplace. Cast iron and tiled inset. Slate hearth, not in use. Outlook to garden. Working window shutters and cornice ceiling.

BATHROOM:

With contemporary white suite comprising: low flush WC, vanity unit with chrome mixer taps, drawer units below, mosaic tiled splashback, large deep fill kidney shaped bath with chrome mixer taps, mosaic tiled splashback, chrome heated towel rail, large walk-in shower enclosure with soakaway floor, built-in thermostatically controlled shower unit, overhead drencher and shower attachment, alcove shelving with feature lighting, tongue and groove ceiling with LED spotlighting, porcelain tiled floor and upstand with contrasting tiling detail to shower enclosure.

BEDROOM (2): : 15' 9" x 12' 3"

Excellent views to the Irish Sea. Hatch to large attic space.

MASTER BEDROOM: : 22' 3" x 14' 9"

With working window shutters and excellent views to the Irish Sea and Scotland beyond. Cornice ceiling. Bespoke extensive range of built-in robes. Cupboards above. Access to en suite shower room.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM:

Contemporary white suite comprising: low flush WC, vanity unit with cabinets below, chrome mixer taps, marble tiled splashback, marble tiled floor, built-in fully marble tiled double shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower unit, overhead drencher and shower attachment, alcove shelf, chrome heated towel rail, extractor fan, recessed LED spotlighting.

BEDROOM (4)/DRESSING ROOM: : 14' 9" x 10' 5"

Extensive range of bespoke built-in wardrobes. Cupboards above. Dressing table, cabinets and drawer units. Outlook to garden. Shoe cupboard.

BEDROOM (5)/NURSERY: : 9' 6" x 8' 0"

Dual aspect windows. Excellent views to the Irish Sea and Scotland beyond. Bespoke built-in wardrobes and study desk.

TURRET OFFICE VIA CONCEALED STAIRCASE: : 9' 3" x 7' 8"

Dual aspect windows with elevated magnificent panoramic views to the Irish Sea and Scotland beyond.

Communal rear courtyard accessed via utility room, front stone paved patio, professionally landscaped gardens laid in lawns with box hedging, mature shrubs and planting, enclosed to rear with stone paved patio, decked area, raised beds, barked flowerbeds, extensive feature mood lighting, outdoor water tap, mature trees and planting.

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