Audleystown Road is a beautiful setting and runs down behind the National Trust estate of Castle Ward to Audleystown Court Cairn, Audleys Castle and Strangford Sailing Club. It is a very special part of County Down and has recently been used as a filming location for Game of Thrones and a number of other productions.
Larchwood occupies a wonderful site with elevated views over Strangford Lough towards Killyleagh. On a clear day one can see Scrabo Tower and the Belfast Hills as well as the Dromara Hills. The house itself was thoughtfully designed to make the most of the fabulous setting and its panoramic views. Constructed in 2001 the property has many individual features with high quality design and craftsmanship apparent throughout. The Arts and Crafts movement was the inspiration and this is evident in details such as the stained glass and the interior woodwork. Natural light floods into the property giving it a light and airy feel. The generous proportions make it a great home for entertaining and yet it still feels very homely. Outside the gardens are delightful and have been carefully landscaped to blend in with the surroundings. They contain many rare trees, shrubs and plants.
This is a unique home in a wonderful setting and is sure to appeal to a variety of purchasers. Although it is surrounded by beautiful countryside there are neighbours nearby and the popular coastal village of Strangford is a five minute drive away. Downpatrick with its good schools and increasing number of amenities is easily accessible and Belfast is approximately 45 minutes away. This area also offers much to those who enjoy the outdoor lifestyle. As well as walks through the neighbouring Castle Ward estate there are excellent facilities nearby for sailing, golf, cycling and horse riding. On the culture side Downpatrick has the Down Arts Centre, Down Museum, St Patrick Centre and a modern cinema. The recently opened Portico in Portaferry also offers a varied programme.
It is rare for such an individual and high quality home to come on the market in such a stunning location. Viewing is highly recommended.
- Individual modern country home with breathtaking views over Strangford Lough and the rolling countryside
- Constructed to an exceptionally high standard with quality bespoke finishes used throughout
- Over 3000 sq ft of accommodation plus an integral garage and sitting on approximately 1 acre of mature and beautifully landscaped gardens
- Delightful country road bordering the National Trusts Castle Ward Estate and leading down to Audleys Castle and Strangford Sailing Club
- Three well proportioned double bedrooms all with ensuites
- Spacious lounge with panoramic views, high ceilings oak flooring and hand crafted fireplace, French doors to terrace
- Large dining room with casual living area enjoying views over Strangford Lough and its islands towards Killyleagh
- Open plan kitchen fitted by Alwood Kitchens with solid oak shaker style units and Corian work surfaces again with panoramic views, separate utility room
- Den / library over garage with Juliette balcony and beautiful views, separate study or occasional fourth bedroom
- Ensuite bathroom, shower rooms and cloakroom fitted with quality white sanitary ware and tiling by David Scott Tiles
- Penrhyn Welsh slate roof, feature natural stonework to porch, garden walls and entrance, granite paving to front terrace
- Extensive use of oak flooring, oak skirting boards, architraves and bespoke solid oak doors. Individually designed stained glass by David Esler of Leadlines studio
- Oil fired central heating (majority is under floor) with individual room thermostats, pressurised water system
- Generous electrical specification including several 5 amp lighting circuits and a security alarm
- Double glazed window frames, partly floored roofspace storage with light and folding wooden ladder
- Connecting door to integral garage with remote controlled cedar up & over door
- Large garden shed and workshop by McMillans of Crossgar with cedar shingle roof
- Fenced enclosures for bins and gas bottles, outside water tap and lighting
- Stone entrance walls and pillars and handmade wrought iron entrance gates, Tarmac driveway and generous parking
- Across the road from the Castle Ward estate and approximately 3 miles from picturesque village of Strangford with its shops, restaurants, primary school and ferry.
- Close to excellent facilities for sailing on Strangford Lough and golf at Ardglass, Downpatrick and Royal County Down
- Coastal walks and sandy beaches are nearby
- Approximately 10 minutes drive from Downpatrick and 45 from Belfast
Solid oak double entrance doors
Spacious entrance porch:
Marble tiled floor and oak window frames with bespoke stained glass panels. Large glazed double doors and surround incorporating stained glass.
Marble tiled floor with mosaic panel
Wash room -
White suite comprising vanity unit and low flush toilet. Marble tiled floor
LOUNGE: 28' 3" X 25' 4" (8.61m X 7.72m)
Feature high ceiling and large bay window incorporating picture window with stained glass surround. Double glazed oak French doors to tiled terrace and steps to garden. Panoramic views. Oak flooring, oak Arts & Crafts style fireplace surround with slate hearth and remote controlled gas stove, raised gallery with feature oak handrail and wildlife carvings by sculptor Owen Crawford. Oak internal doors with ceramic tiles by ceramicist Diane McCormick. Recessed spot lights, wall light points and a 5 amp room circuit for lamps. Glazed oak double doors to -
DINING ROOM with casual living area: 17' 11" X 16' 10" (5.46m X 5.13m)
Feature high ceiling and large bay window incorporating picture window with stained glass surround and panoramic views. Oak flooring, recessed spot lights, wall light points and a 5 amp room circuit for lamps. Open plan to -
KITCHEN: 18' 3" X 18' 0" (5.56m X 5.49m)
Designed and fitted by Alwood Kitchens with an extensive range of light oak shaker style units with Corrian work surfaces. Glass fronted display units, larder unit, island unit with wood block worktop and glazed room divider. Built in Neff eye level oven and combination oven, integrated gas hob with extractor hood and integrated dishwasher. Housing for an American style fridge/freezer. Spot lights and display lighting. Tiled floor and splashback to hob. Panoramic views. Glazed oak door to -
Terracotta tiled floor and steps down to garage and up to Library/Den. Oak stable door to front terrace.
UTILITY ROOM: 7' 3" X 5' 4" (2.21m X 1.63m)
Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, built in light oak Shaker style units with laminate work surface, plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Tiled floor.
LIBRARY/DEN: 19' 2" X 13' 8" (5.84m X 4.17m)
Laminate oak flooring, two radiators. Glazed French doors to Juliette balcony with panoramic views. A full wall of built in book shelves with cupboards below by Alwoods.
MASTER BEDROOM: 17' 8" X 14' 1" (5.38m X 4.29m)
Range of painted built in wardrobes and cupboards by Alwoods. Wall light point and 5 amp room lighting circuit.
White suite comprising Jacuzzi bath with jets and mixer tap, shower area, bidet, vanity unit and low flush toilet. Wall and floor tiling and chrome heated towel rail. Access to spacious floored roofspace for storage. Walk in airing cupboard with pressurised hot water tank and shelving.
BEDROOM (2): 12' 4" X 10' 0" (3.76m X 3.05m)
Lough Views, built in wardrobes with hanging space and shelving, wall light point.
Ensuite - White suite with chrome fittings comprising corner shower enclosure with chrome shower fitting, vanity unit and low flush toilet. Wall and floor tiling, chrome heated towel rail and extractor fan.
BEDROOM (3): 14' 0" X 11' 4" (4.27m X 3.45m)
built in wardrobes with hanging space and shelving and a built in dressing table
Ensuite - White suite with chrome fittings comprising corner shower enclosure with chrome shower fitting, vanity unit and low flush toilet. Wall and floor tiling and extractor fan.
STUDY 12' 8" X 8' 1" (3.86m X 2.46m)
oak flooring, wall light point and lough views
Stone entrance with handcrafted wrought iron gates based on those used at Castle Ward. Tarmac driveway with generous parking
Granite steps and terrace to front with low stone wall. This is a perfect place to enjoy the morning sunshine overlooking the front garden and The Mallards plantation in Castle Ward. The front garden is in lawn, trees, shrubs, a natural rockery and a wildlife pond. To the other side of the driveway there is a woodland garden with larch trees, Rhododendrons and a woodland pathway.
To the rear of the house is a raised tiled terrace with a low stone wall. This catches the afternoon and evening sun. it enjoys spectacular sunsets and breathtaking lough views. The rear garden is laid out in lawns, shrubs, rose beds and ornamental trees.
INTEGRAL GARAGE: 19' 1" X 14' 9" (5.82m X 4.50m)
Remote controlled cedar Up and over door and solid oak door to rear. Oil fired boiler, light and power. Connecting door to rear hall.
Constructed by McMillans of Crossgar in cedar with a cedar shingle roof. It is in two sections, one a workshop and one a garden store and there is electric light and power.
Coming from Downpatrick on the Strangford Road, turn left into Audleystown Road (sign for Audleystown Cairn & Audleys Castle)
Pass church on left and keep to the road, No
36 is on the left hand side
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