glebe House, 24 Glebe Road, Annahilt
Hillsborough BT26 6NE

Offers Around £2,000,000

The Agent's Perspective
"Located on the outskirts of Hilsborough and within easy commuting distance of Belfast and Dublin, this is a fine country house surrounded by 24 acres and approached by a sweeping driveway through electric entrance gates. A house of considerable character and charm 'Glebe House' dates back to c.1793 and is grade B2 listed. Meticulously refurbished by the present owners, the house is a delightful equestrian estate surrounded by beautiful grounds and pastures. There is a menage, separate parking for horse lorries / boxes, ten stables, tack and feed stores. The interior is beautifully decorated and offers formal and informal spaces to enjoy. The house also incorporates a self contained apartment which would be ideal for a semi-dependant relative, au pair or semi-independent teenager." 'Glebe House' 24 Glebe Road, Annahilt, Hillsborough, Co.Down A meticulously maintained country estate with grounds extending to circa 24 acres on the edge of Hillsborough and convenient to the City of Lisburn. Glebe House is an inherent part of the history of Anahilt, it was built in circa 1793 by the Rev. J Dourbourdieu as the glebe -house, to the new Glebe church for the princely sum of £1200. Since then it has been extensively but tastefully modernised and restored creating a most unique and pleasant country home and parklands. Centrally situated Glebe House is just 5 miles from the bustling city of Lisburn and the M1 motorway interchange at the Saintfield Road, 5 miles from picturesque Hillsborough village and access to the main A1 dual carriageway, and 5 miles from the large market town of Ballynahinch. Glebe House, offers spacious elegant living accommodation on four floors, which includes a completely self-contained basement apartment. Many of the original features are still in evidence, high corniced ceilings, feature fireplaces and a most impressive spindled staircase with polished walnut hand rail. These blend beautifully with the more modern additions such as the beautiful handcrafted kitchen with granite work-surfaces and gas fired "Aga", hand crafted mahogany internal doors which befit the period of the house and the traditional styled sanitary-ware to the bathroom, cloakrooms and en-suite. The well proportioned accommodation of the main house comprises; entrance vestibule, impressive entrance hall with vaulted 5m high ceiling, sitting room, cloakroom, formal living room, formal dining room, inner hallway with feature staircase, cloakroom, reception hallway, open plan kitchen/ dining/ living area, rear hallway, first floor landing, master bedroom with en-suite and dressing room, main bathroom, second floor landing with feature spindled gallery, 2 further bedrooms. The self-contained apartment can be accessed from the main house but also has its own separate access. The accommodation on offer comprises; an open plan living, dining, kitchen area which over-looks the glorious gardens, a hallway, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, utility room, cloakroom with wc and inner lobby with drying room off. Glebe House is discreetly screened from the Glebe Road and is accessed via a long sweeping driveway which meanders through beautifully landscaped and meticulously maintained parklands and gardens, leading to a private rear courtyard which comprises an array of outbuildings which include an impressive stable block with 10 stables, a tack room and storage. There is a separate driveway which leads to the sand school, parking for horse lorries or boxes and circa 24 acres of land.


Double panelled entrance doors with glazed side panels. Tiled floor.
IMPRESSIVE ENTRANCE HALL:17' 9"×9' 10"   (c.5.41m×3.00m)
Double glass doors. Solid oak strip flooring. Feature window seat. Vaulted panelled ceiling with exposed beam. Impressive period style carved fireplace with dog basket, grate and slate hearth. Ceiling height 5m.
SITTING ROOM:15' 1"×14' 1"   (c.4.60m×4.29m)
Impressive marble fireplace. Cornice ceiling. Ceiling rose. Feature window seat.
CLOAKROOM:14' 7"×12' 4"   (c.4.44m×3.76m)
Polish oak flooring. Traditional Sanitan suite comprising high cistern wc, pedestal wash hand basin, cornice ceiling and ceiling rose. Feature window seat.
FORMAL DRAWING ROOM:16' 1"×15' 1"   (c.4.90m×4.60m)
Impressive marble fireplace with freestanding grate with inset gas fire. Solid oak strip flooring. Cornice ceiling and ceiling rose. Feature deep reveal windows with window seats. Impressive plaster columns to dining room.
FORMAL DINING ROOM:15' 6"×14' 10"   (c.4.72m×4.52m)
Feature recessed mirrored alcove. Cornice ceiling and ceiling rose. Solid oak strip flooring. Deep reveal windows with window seats. Views.
RECEPTION HALLWAY:17' 1"×9' 10"   (c.5.21m×3.00m)
Solid oak strip flooring. Vaulted panelled ceiling 4.97m ceiling height with exposed beams. Staircase to kitchen/living.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/LIVING:30' 6"×15' 1"   (c.9.30m×4.60m)
Impressive hand painted kitchen with excellent range of high and low level units. Gas fired Aga. Integrated dishwasher. Built in larder cupboard. Built in oven. Built in microwave. Granite work surfaces. Inset Belfast sink. Solid oak strip flooring. Vaulted panelled ceiling with exposed beams. Secondary sink unit with mixer taps. Ceramic hob. Built in washing machine. Views all around of gardens. Ceiling height 3.73m.
Impressive spindled staircase with polished walnut handrail to first floor. Solid oak strip flooring. Cornice ceiling.
CLOAKROOM:18' 3"×4' 2"   (c.5.56m×1.27m)
Sanitan high cistern wc. Feature semi pedestal wash hand basin with brass fittings. Panelled walls. Single panel radiator. Tiled floor. Built in cupboard.
External door. Tiled floor.
Feature spindled gallery with polished walnut handrail. Overlooking feature window cornice.
BATHROOM:10' 2"×5' 10"   (c.3.10m×1.78m)
Traditional Sanitan white coloured suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin. Low flush wc, panelled bath with shower over, folding glass screen, part tiled walls, tiled floor, cornice ceiling and ceiling rose. Heated towel rail.
MASTER BEDROOM:16' 1"×15' 7"   (c.4.90m×4.75m)
Cornice ceiling and ceiling rose. Fantastic views over the front lawns.
DRESSING ROOM:15' 9"×4' 6"   (c.4.80m×1.37m)
Excellent range of wall to wall built in wardrobes. Cornice ceiling.
Comprising slipper style freestanding roll top bath with freestanding brass mixer taps and shower attachment, pine vanity unit with cupboards over and mirror, inset wash hand basin, large fully tiled shower enclosure, bidet, wc, tiled walls, tiled floor, cornice ceiling and brass heated towel rail.
Gallery overlooking the twisting feature spindled staircase with polished walnut handrail. Ceiling rose. Built in storage cupboard.
BEDROOM (2):15' 1"×11' 1"   (c.4.60m×3.38m)
Feature exposed beam to ceiling. Panelled ceiling.
BEDROOM (3):15' 9"×19' 8"   (c.4.80m×5.99m)
Feature exposed beams to ceiling. Vintage mahogany wash stand with inset wash hand basin. Panelled ceiling.
OPEN PLAN LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN AREA:29' 2"×14' 1"   (c.8.89m×4.29m)
Twin double glazed entrance doors. Feature contemporary wall mounted electric fire. Tiled floor. Contemporary high gloss cream coloured fitted kitchen with excellent range of high and low level units. Stainless steel extractor hood. Ceramic hob. Built in under oven. One and a half bowl inset sink unit with mixer taps. Integrated dishwasher. Plumbed for American style fridge freezer. Breakfast bar. Oak staircase to Inner lobby.
Tiled floor. Built in airing cupboard.
DRYING ROOM:9' 6"×7' 10"   (c.2.90m×2.39m)
Twin oil fired boilers. Tiled floor. Built in cupboard.
Contemporary suite comprising wc and vanity unit with wash hand basin with mixer taps, tiled floor.
Tiled floor. External door. Spindled staircase to main house. Feature circular window.
Contemporary white coloured suite comprising inset bath with central mixer taps and shower over with glass shower screen, wc, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, chrome heated towel rail.
BEDROOM (1):14' 6"×13' 9"   (c.4.42m×4.19m)
BEDROOM (2):14' 6"×13' 1"   (c.4.42m×3.99m)
UTILITY ROOM:8' 10"×6' 7"   (c.2.69m×2.01m)
Range of high and low level fitted units. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps. Plumbed for automatic washing machine. Tiled floor.
Impressive feature entrance with feature pillars and double electric entrance gates leading from main Glebe Road.
Majestic sweeping tree-lined driveway leads through meticulously maintained parklands and lawns with an array of mature trees, plants and shrubs. The driveway leads to both the front of Glebe House which overlooks the splendid gardens and round to the rear courtyard, all of which benefits from feature traditional lamp post lighting.
A second driveway with entrance pillars and electric gates leads from the Glebe Road to the lands and equestrian facilities.
Feature side patio/garden area for the basement apartment. Access to the basement apartment.
Very private and secluded side garden paved with beautiful beds and tubs in colourful plants and shrubs.
Feature brick paved courtyard leading to the rear access to Glebe House and access to the magnificent equestrian facilities which comprise:
StABLE BLOCK:26' 1"×10' 3"   (c.7.95m×3.12m)
With 10 stables. Exposed beams. Panelled ceiling.
FEED ROOM:18' 1"×15' 9"   (c.5.51m×4.80m)
Tiled floor. Wc off.
TACK ROOM:32' 2"×10' 6"   (c.9.80m×3.20m)
Tiled floor. Shelved. Double ceramic sink. Water heater.
GARAGE:27' 8"×25' 11"   (c.8.43m×7.90m)
Circa 24 acres of good land encircling Glebe House.
  • Detached, Sale Agreed
  • 5 Bedrooms, 5 Receptions

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    Location of Property

    From Lisburn, take Ballynahinch Road out of the city. This becomes the Upper Ballynahinch Road and subsequently Glebe Road. There is a church on right hand side and Glebe House is accross the road.

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