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Key Information

Address "Briar Hill House", 3 Newtownards Road, Greyabbey
Price Last listed at Offers around £495,000
Style Detached House
Heating Oil
Bedrooms 4
EPC Rating E44/E51
Receptions 4
Status Sale Agreed

The facts you need to know

  • Stunning example of a Victorian home which has been fully renovated over the past 10 years
  • Set on a mature and elevated site
  • Flexible accommodation depending on needs with an opportunity for either a teenage/Granny
  • Annex plus additional space for a consulting room (subject to planning permissions)
  • Many original features still very much in place
  • Drawing room with period open fireplace, dining room and family room
  • Beautiful hand painted kitchen with granite worktops and central island opening to living room with contemporary gas glass wall mounted fire
  • Four bedrooms, main bedroom and guest bedrooms with ensuite shower room
  • Luxury bathroom with ball and claw foot bath plus large walk-in shower cubicle
  • PVC double glazed sliding sash windows
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Workshop with access to first floor studio
  • Three stables
  • Stunning gardens surrounding the house
  • Withing a short stroll of the Historic Greyabbey Village, also close to hand are the sailing clubs, Newtownards, Portaferry and the renowned Mountstewart Estate
  • Belfast City Centre is 20 miles away and the George Best City Airport is only 16 miles away

Additional Information

THE OWNER'S PERSPECTIVE...
"When I first entered Briar Hill House I fell in love – it just put its arms around me and gave me a hug. I felt immediately at home.
I have loved this house for 10 years but now it is too large & wasted for one person."

Ground Floor

Granite steps with cast iron handrail leading to panelled door with ornate surround moulding and fan light.
Panelled entrance door to.
TILED VESTIBULE
Cornice and ceiling rose.
HALLWAY:
Cornice ceiling, laminate flooring, low voltage lighting. Stairs leading to lower ground floor and first floor levels, door to rear courtyard.
DINING ROOM:
3.91m x 3.05m (12' 10" x 10' 0")
Low voltage lighting.
CLOAKROOM:
2.44m x 2.24m (8' 0" x 7' 4")
Traditional white suite with chrome fittings comprising low flush wc and pedestal wash hand basin. Cupboard housing tank with pressurised water system.
DRAWING ROOM:
5.44m x 4.06m (17' 10" x 13' 4")
Original marble fireplace surround with open fire and slate hearth. Cornice ceiling and ceiling rose, original window shutters, low voltage lighting.
LIVING ROOM
5.79m x 4.22m (19' 0" x 13' 10")
Contemporary glass fronted gas fire, original window shutters, low voltage lighting, cornice ceiling, ceiling rose laminate flooring. Archway to:
OPEN PLAN HANDPAINTED STYLE KITCHEN:
4.72m x 4.22m (15' 6" x 13' 10")
Fitted with an excellent range of hand painted high and low level units with polished granite work surfaces and inset one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Basket drawers, display shelves and plate rack, central island unit. Stainless steel gas/electric range cooker with extractor above, stainless steel coffee maker and combination microwave, integrated dishwasher and fridge/freezer. Recessed spotlights, kickboard lighting and concealed up lighting, brushed steel socket plates and contemporary vertical radiator, ceramic tiled floor.
UTILITY ROOM:
4.22m x 2.08m (13' 10" x 6' 10")
Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, excellent range of built-in high and low level cream high gloss units including broom cupboard. Plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, recessed spotlights, door to rear courtyard.

Lower Ground Floor

(The accommodation at this level does have its own entrance and would ideally suit someone who works from home or those who need a self contained apartment subject to the relevant planning permissions).
HALLWAY:
Laminate flooring, under stair storage, low voltage lighting.
GUEST ROOM:
4.98m x 4.42m (16' 4" x 14' 6")
Low voltage lighting. French doors to terrace and side garden.
ENSUITE:
Contemporary white suite with chrome fittings comprising fully tiled shower enclosure, wash hand basin and low flush Wc. Ceramic tiled floor and partly tiled walls.
FAMILY ROOM:
5.49m x 4.01m (18' 0" x 13' 2")
French doors to patio area, low voltage lighting. (Could easily incorporate a kitchen area).

First Floor

LANDING:
Original window shutters, cornice ceiling, feature arch with arched stained glass window.
MAIN BEDROOM:
5.44m x 4.06m (17' 10" x 13' 4")
Original window shutters, low voltage lighting, cornice ceiling. Distant views of Strangford Lough.
ENSUITE:
Large fully tiled shower enclosure with chrome fixed head and hand shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush Wc, ceramic tiled floor, chrome heated towel rail, original window shutters.
BEDROOM (3):
4.22m x 3.05m (13' 10" x 10' 0")
Original window shutters, cornice ceiling, distant views of Strangford Lough.

BEDROOM (4):
3.91m x 3.05m (12' 10" x 10' 0")
Original window shutters, plaster cornicing.
LUXURY BATHROOM
Claw and ball foot bath with chrome mixer taps and telephone shower, large walk-in shower unit with thermostatically controlled shower, half pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps and tiled splashback, low flush wc, ceramic tiled floor.

Outside

GARDENS:
"Briar Hill House" occupies a generous site and affords a high degree of privacy. A natural stone wall has been constructed and there are gardens on all sides of the house. Where possible mature trees and shrubs have been retained.
BARN & STABLING:
(This has also been completely renovated and could easily be adapted to provide further living accommodation or working space, subject to planning).
WORKSHOP/STORE:
5.28m x 3.51m (17' 4" x 11' 6")
Light and power. Open staircase to first floor.
OFFICE/STUDIO:
5.28m x 3.51m (17' 4" x 11' 6")
Light and power. Two double glazed Velux windows.
STABLES:
(Divided in to three bays with light and power).
STABLE ONE:
5.08m x 2.79m (16' 8" x 9' 2")
Stable door to courtyard.
STABLE TWO:
4.88m x 2.79m (16' 0" x 9' 2")
Stable door to courtyard, open through to:
STABLE THREE:
3.96m x 2.79m (13' 0" x 9' 2")
Stable door to rear.
Stunning English country style garden surrounding the house with a selection of mature shrubs, trees and plants. The boundaries are well defined with the stone walls offering raised garden areas and patios.
Electric cast iron gates leading to a tarmac stoned driveway. Private Tegular paved driveway with parking for up to four cars. Archway with cast iron gates leading to enclosed courtyard and stables.
Pathway leading through a small orchard to raised lawns, patio areas and flowerbeds with further access to the rear. Tegular paved area ideal for a glass house.
Outside light. Outside tap.

Directions

Driving from Newtownards on the Portaferry Road, Strangford Lough is on your right hand side. Pass the National Trust estate at Mount Stewart on the left. As you come in to Greyabbey, Briar Hill is on the left.