This is a character property, with a vintage style and a unique selling feature. To many, the opportunity to open the blinds each morning and reveal an idyllic view of Fair Head to the front and Knocklayde at the rear, will give cause to look no further. However, for those that look beyond those superb views, they will find a very comfortable home, adorned with attractive architectural detail, all set on a mature site with it’s secret garden, enclosed courtyard, garage and outbuildings. Contemporary additions, like the fitted kitchen, modern bathroom and Upvc double glazing, combine with period panelling, plaster cornice, original panel doors and floor ceramics, to make this a very desirable home. The accommodation affords flexibility of use, as a two or three reception; three or four bedroom home and here we have a reception hall that speaks to the character of the property overall. To this you add the prime location that is Ballycastle, located at the eastern gateway to the Glens of Antrim and the Causeway Coast, with it’s world famous sights and championship golf courses. All of this and less than an hours drive from the International airport.
- Character Property
- Coastal Location
- Superb Views
- Elevated Site
- Mature Gardens
- 2 x Reception
- 4 x Bedrooms
- Central Location
- Commuter Friendly
A stylish veranda and open porch lead to an attractive entrance with a half glazed panel door with side lights. The hall is visually split with an outer reception area and an inner hall with a return staircase, open book case and built in storage. There is also a separate built in linen press. This is a good space that lends itself to period furnishings, enhanced by the plaster cornice work and the original floor ceramics and panel doors.
A downstairs WC & wash hand basin facility is located off the rear hall.
Lounge 11’9” x 20’4”
This is a spacious lounge and a comfortable family room with an attractive bay window providing views to the sea front and the prominent land mark of Fair Head beyond. The wood paneling to the bow window and the plaster cornice work well with the restored wood flooring and a wood burner in a recessed fireplace with a beamed mantle.
Dining Room 9’10” x 13’5”
This is another stylish room with a splendid front aspect to capture the views. There is a decorative fireplace feature here and the exposed wood flooring and architectural themes from the lounge are also repeated here.
Day Room 11’9” x 11’6”
A versatile room currently fitted as a fourth bedroom, but would be well suited as a TV room, play room or home office. An authentic oak and tile fireplace is the highlight here and there is an attractive wood laminate floor.
Kitchen 10’6” x 12’10”
A very traditional kitchen with some contemporary additions like the coloured sink inset and the modern wall tiling. The vintage ceramic floor tiles reappear and there is a wood strip ceiling. We have a good range of high and low level units, with a range style cooker featuring a gas hob and electric oven. A really good amount of work surface with a colour co-ordinated sink inset and rustic mixer taps. There is space for a dish washer and fridge/freezer. Family dining space.
Utility 9’10” x 8’3”
The utility is in the style of a “scullery” with Belfast sink and rustic mixer taps complementing the pine storage units. There is also space here for an extra freezer or other white goods.
Bathroom 9’6” x 7’2”
A spacious family bathroom comprises a panel bath, low flush WC and suspended wash hand basin. There is a quadrant shower cubicle with acrylic paneling and “Mira Sport” electric shower unit. Half timbered walls.
Bedroom 1 Ensuite 18’5” x 11’6”
This is a splendid master bedroom with an ensuite facility comprising low flush wc and wash hand basin in an attractive vanity unit. The room has a private view to the rear over the garden and courtyard with Knocklayde rising above. Attractive wood laminate floor finish and excellent under eaves storage.
Bedroom 2 15’9” x 8’10”
A double room full of character created by the ridge and valley roof lineroof line with “nook & cranny” storage, The dormer window offers views to Knocklayde.
Bedroom 3 14’5” x 8’6”
The third bedroom is not just another double room but a room with a breath taking view to the coast. This is another character roof with valley and dormer roof lines and more “nook & cranny” storage. Wood laminate flooring.
There are two separate storage areas located off the first floor landing.
Garden & Exterior
The outside space here offers as much character as the interior. From the back door we enter an enclosed courtyard, with an L shaped configuration taking full advantage of the south western aspect. This courtyard area is enclosed by an attractive row of traditional outbuildings (detailed below) and pedestrian gates to the driveway and garden.
The gardens to front and rear are for the most part in lawn with mixed border and railings to the front boundary and a mature hedge to the rear boundary. The rear garden is particularly private and sheltered from the sea breezes.
Boiler House 9’10” x 7’10”
The outbuildings are of a rustic single skin wall construction with a slate roof and they are functionally divided. This is a large boiler house with space for tools and materials.
A bit of a throwback but a useful facility for summer days in the garden.
Workshop 9’10” x 7’10”
This is in the nature of a craft room or a small workshop and a great asset for the hobbyist.
Garage 9’6” x 14’9”
A bit small compared with modern spec, but a great utility space and currently used as such. Power light and metal up and over door.
Outside lights and outside tap.
The property has an elevated site which affords superb views into the bay and beyond. This is also a town centre location affording easy access to most amenities and within walking distance of the harbour and the coastal amenities. The location is also, perhaps surprisingly commuter friendly with the Drones Road from Ballycastle linking the town to the Frosses Road dual carriageway with the airport less than an hour away and Belfast just a little more.
Ballycastle itself is a high amenity location, with the ambience of a traditional harbour, a sandy beach, forest walks, and world class golfing on your doorstep. The Lamas Fair in August and trips to Rathlin island for the nature lovers, are now high on the tourist route. Ballycastle is also the gateway to the Glens of Antrim and it's location at the eastern end of the Causeway Coast provides a fantastic base for touring the sights on this historical coast where locations such as Carrick-a rede rope bridge, Ballintoy Harbour, the Giants Causeway and Dunluce Castle are now world famous. Add to this championship golf at Ballycastle, Portrush and Portstewart, the world’s oldest whiskey distillery at Bushmills and the “Game of Thrones” sensation at the “Dark Hedges” and you realize that this is a premium location.