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Key Information

Address 'Hillhead', 39 Ballyhenry Road, Comber
Price Last listed at Offers around £745,000
Style Detached House
Heating Oil
Bedrooms 5
EPC Rating F28/E45
Receptions 4
Status Sale Agreed

The facts you need to know

  • Handsome, Georgian, period country house with immense character and 'feel'
  • Five bedrooms, four reception rooms
  • Perfect small holding or for those with equestrian interests
  • Total c.8 acres in five paddocks surrounding the house
  • Double garage, five stables, shed, tack room and outside wc
  • Many original features with quality reclaimed additions
  • Two bathrooms (including ensuite) and downstairs shower room
  • Country kitchen and adjoining casual dining
  • Superb views over countryside to Strangford Lough
  • Potential for guest suite or extended family
  • Lovely mature gardens
  • Perfect place in the country - but close to all amenities
  • Located in the heart of beautiful, rolling countryside just four miles from Newtownards and within easy commuting distance of Ulster Hospital, Belfast City airport, Stena Ferry terminal and city centre.

Additional Information

This is a very handsome, detached country house which is located in the heart of some of the most productive farmland in the country, just four miles from Newtownards town centre and just twenty minutes from Belfast City airport.
With origins back to mid 1800's, the house has been methodically and painstakingly restored to provide comfortable and most welcoming space with an immediate 'at home' feel, without spoiling the original character of the house.
Surrounded by sheltered gardens and offering a total site of around 8 acres, this is the perfect opportunity for those who wish to keep ponies or horses without doing so on a commercial basis.
A delightful place to call home".

Ground Floor

Staircase with oak spindles and carved newell post, stripped oak panelled walls and ceiling rose.
4.88m x 4.88m (16' 0" x 16' 0")
White marble fireplace and hearth with Register grate, storm shutter windows, exposed timber flooring. Beautiful views.
4.78m x 4.78m (15' 8" x 15' 8")
Feature fireplace with cast iron and tiled inset and carved pine surround. Storm shutters, beautiful views, exposed timber flooring, ceiling rose and cornice.
4.8m x 3.89m (15' 9" x 12' 9")
Feature fireplace with cast iron dog basket grate, pine surround, exposed stone chimney breast, vaulted ceiling with exposed rafters. Door leading to garden.
4.88m x 4.09m (16' 0" x 13' 5")
Exposed stone walls, solid stone floor, feature fireplace, with inset gas fire, feature former church staircase and pulpit to loft bedroom 5.
2.01m x 1.47m (6' 7" x 4' 10")
Period high flush wc and wash hand basin in mahogany vanitory unit with brass taps, shower cubicle with brass rainfall shower head and reclaimed quarry tiled floor.
4.88m x 3.96m (16' 0" x 13' 0")
Painted white stone walls and exposed beams. Note: Loft bedroom, den and shower room would be an ideal space as Granexe, Au Pair or guest suite.
8.53m x 6.71m (28' 0" x 22' 0")
Hand painted kitchen units with brass and ceramic handles, Belfast sink, Aga range cooker in reclaimed brick chimney breast with side drawer units and granite work tops. Reclaimed pine island unit with polished granite work top with inset ceramic sink, cupboards and drawers. Larder unit, plate racks, integrated American style fridge freezer, slate flooring, bay window with church pew seating. Exposed reclaimed brick wall divider unit between kitchen and dining area with pitch pine flooring, exposed timber beam ceiling, exposed stone walls, half moon painted glass window and glass double doors to the garden.
Quarry tiled floor, double doors to kitchen and stripped pine doors with coloured glass detail to:
4.57m x 3.96m (15' 0" x 13' 0")
Belfast style sink with brass taps, coat hanging space, plumbed for washing machine and quarry tiled floor.
3.48m x 2.34m (11' 5" x 7' 8")
Reclaimed pine units, reclaimed brick wall, Belfast sink with brass taps, quarry tiled floor and double doors with coloured glass detail to kitchen.

First Floor

Staircase with reclaimed oak spindles, carved newel post and handrail to first floor and gallery landing with study area and beautiful views to Strangford Lough.
Carved oak fluted columns leading to rear landing, Hotpress with reclaimed oak doors (originally form Ashley House girls school) and leaded glass skylight.
5.97m x 3.96m (19' 7" x 13' 0")
Walk in wardrobe with hanging rails.
3.66m x 1.75m (12' 0" x 5' 9")
Free standing roll top bath with brass mixer taps and shower attachment, wash hand basin with brass taps in vanitory unit, shower cubicle and wc.
4.57m x 4.5m (15' 0" x 14' 9")
Storm shutters and beautiful Lough and countryside views.
4.88m x 4.75m (16' 0" x 15' 7")
Storm shutters and beautiful Lough and countryside views.
4.01m x 3.61m (13' 2" x 11' 10")
Decorative period cast iron fire basket.
4.52m x 2.74m (14' 10" x 9' 0")
Shower cubicle with rainfall shower head, Sanitan wc, with high cistern, matching wash hand basin on decorative cast iron stand, brass taps, step up to raised bathing area, pitch pine flooring, free standing roll top bath with brass mixer taps and shower head.


Beautiful, sheltered mature gardens in lawns flowerbeds, mature trees and hedges. Apple and plum trees, pathways and paved terraces.

Enclosed paved courtyard parking for several cars.
8.53m x 6.4m (28' 0" x 21' 0")
Double entrance doors in brick arches. Spiral staircase to hay loft.
9.14m x 6.1m (30' 0" x 20' 0")
Comprising three loose boxes.
6.05m x 4.62m (19' 10" x 15' 2")
With storage
6.55m x 6.1m (21' 6" x 20' 0")
Opening out to rear yard and fields beyond.
Outside wc.
Brick lane leading to rear of the outbuildings with stack yard, walled manure heap, and access to paddocks.

Railed, sand school or lunging arena.


From Newtownards town centre, head towards the Flying Club along Portaferry Road and turn right at the roundabout signposted A20. At next roundabout turn onto A21 signposted Comber. Travel approximately 2.5 miles. Ballyhenry Road is on right hand side. Hillhead is approximately 0.8 mile on right. From Belfast, head towards Newtownards along dual carriageway to the roundabout at Newtownards Shopping Centre. Follow signs for Comber along Portaferry Road as above.