Live the island life on Strangford Lough.
Rarely does the opportunity to buy in a location like this become available. A truly hidden treasure that has been in one family since it was built, with breathtaking views of Strangford lough and it many islands. All the wildness and beauty of the lough on your doorstep, yet only a 35-minute commute to Belfast city centre, this property offers you the best of both worlds.
Access to this small island community from the mainland is by a causeway, driving around the private access road to reach this 4-bedroom detached property is up a private driveway.
The largest and most established site on the island with elevation, privacy, and outstanding views. Watch the sun rise and set over the lough as all day sun floods the living space.
The property itself comprises of an open plan kitchen and living space. The fitted kitchen with ceramic double sink, features hand built wooden shelving and kitchen top/breakfast bar, open plan to the living space with cast iron wood burning stove for cosy nights by the fire. Separate but connected dining area with plenty of storage, leads to a conservatory with views from every angle:watch seals & otters swim by and sailboat racing in the summer months while you sip your tea!
Three double sized bedrooms and one single bedroom. The master bedroom with views of the sea from bed has fitted wardrobes and storage cupboard and leads to a second conservatory which could offer any number of uses but is currently being used as a working from home 'room with a view'.
There are two bathrooms with showers, a hallway with more storage cupboards and an outside covered area to separate access laundry/pantry.
Further benefits include oil fired central heating and UPVC double glazing.
Externally this property offers a large patio with excellent views over Whiterock bay and Strangford lough, ideal for outdoor entertaining. The large garden offers privacy without compromising the views due to its elevation. Hidden behind a hedge in front of the house is a lawned area leading to a large shed, perfect for storing, bikes/water sport equipment/dinghy. Ample parking in the driveway to the side. To the rear of the house, you can explore the meandering pathways through the rambling garden with plenty of established plants and trees including a large apple and cherry trees, making this a real oasis for butterflies and bees. A magical playground for kids:a treehouse:raised deck with glamping tent:the only limit is your imagination!
Established and renowned Killinchy primary school just a 5-minute drive with good road and bus networks to leading Grammar schools as well as excellent transport links to Belfast and 6 miles to Comber. George Best airport only a 30-minute drive with flights direct to London.
Local area attractions include:
Strangford Lough Yacht Club, with sailing club, boat storage & courses, Down Cruising Club on Ballydorn Light Ship, Strangford Lough activity centre; for paddle boarding & Kayaking lessons/tours. Local sea swimming group for the brave hearted.
Renowned eateries & bars in Balloo, Killyleagh and Lisbane villages are but a short drive or cycle away. Daft Eddies cafe & restaurant/bar but a short walk.
If you long for space to breath in nature whilst remaining connected to the buzz of the city and being part of a fantastic local community then this property offers you the best of both worlds.
A rare opportunity, once it has gone:it is gone.
||uPVC double glazed sliding patio front doors to lounge/kitchen.
|KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING: 29' 4" X 13' 10" (8.94m X 4.22m)
||Fitted kitchen with range of built-in units and cabinetry, solid timber work surface, ceramic twin sink unit, brushed stainless steel mixer taps, space for range cooker, stainless steel extractor hood, built-in wine rack, breakfast bar, magnificent breath-taking views, wonderful views across Whiterock Bay to Brannock Island and Whiterock Sailing Club, maple wood strip flooring, cast iron wood burning stove, inset with tiled recess and hearth, open through square arch to dining room/conservatory.
|DINING ROOM OPEN TO CONSERVATORY: 24' 8" X 9' 10" (7.52m X 3.00m)
||Storage cupboards, ceramic tiled floor, through to conservatory, magnificent views across Whiterock Bay to Brannock Island and Whiterock Sailing Club
|BEDROOM (2): 18' 6" X 10' 0" (5.64m X 3.05m)
||Mature outlook to driveway with view across bay to Whiterock Sailing Club.
|SHOWER ROOM: 8' 2" X 5' 9" (2.49m X 1.75m)
||White suite comprising: low flush WC, fully tiled shower cubicle, maple wood flooring, ceramic circular wash hand basin with chrome mixer taps, chrome heated towel rail.
|HALL BOILER ROOM/CLOAKS:
||Cloaks and excellent storage, glazed door to covered paved courtyard.
|BEDROOM (1): 18' 1" X 15' 8" (5.51m X 4.78m)
||Built-in robes, cupboard, outlook to side, square arch through to conservatory studio. Stunning views over Strangford Lough
|CONSERVATORY/STUDIO: 11' 8" X 10' 0" (3.56m X 3.05m)
||Breath-taking views across Whiterock Bay, Braddock Island, Whiterock Yacht Club and Strangford Lough.
|BEDROOM (3): 12' 6" X 11' 5" (3.81m X 3.48m)
||Breath-taking views across Whiterock Bay, Strangford Lough, Braddock Island and Whiterock Yacht Club, built-in robes, cupboards above.
|BEDROOM (4): 11' 5" X 7' 7" (3.48m X 2.31m)
||Excellent views across Whiterock Bay.
|SHOWER ROOM: 10' 8" X 6' 6" (3.25m X 1.98m)
||Modern white suite comprising: low flush WC, vanity unit, circular basin with brushed stainless steel mixer taps, drawer units below, chrome heated towel rail, uPVC panelled built-in shower cubicle, overhead rain shower unit, cork tiled floor.
|WASH HOUSE/STORAGE: 9' 10" X 7' 5" (3.00m X 2.26m)
||Ceramic sink unit, plumbed for washing machine.
||Rear gardens with paved pathway, mature shrubs, plantings, and fruit trees. Driveway with ample parking. Surrounding gardens to front, side & rear. Front garden laid in lawns and large storage shed.