Well-set back from the road and set amongst beautiful gardens of nearly half an acre, this handsome villa dates back to 1897. Many original features are still to the fore so "Avondale" retains a delightful warmth and character.
Offering well-proportioned accommodation spread over three floors, the house would be ideal for growing families. There is an appealing flexibility to the layout giving the purchasers (who will only be the 4th owners in its history) the potential to put their own stamp on the property.
With nearly double the frontage of neighbouring properties, the house is well-screened by lovely trees and shrubs which are just coming into bloom now. Ideal for outdoor entertaining, there is plenty of space for adults and children alike.
Superb local amenities in Ballyhackamore Village, Kings Square and Cherryvalley are all within walking distance.
Some of the province's leading schools are also close by adding to the convenience.
Rarely do such prime examples of Victorian architecture on their "original" plots come on to the market in East Belfast. Early inspection is therefore highly recommended.
- Beautiful detached villa c 1897 on "double site"
- 6 double bedrooms (4 on first floor)
- Drawing room with feature fireplace
- Formal dining room, also with feature fireplace
- Living room with gas fire
- Kitchen with adjacent pantry
- Casual dining/breakfast area overlooking gardens
- Additional downstairs shower room
- Many original features retained
- Natural gas central heating system
- Majority of windows double glazed
- Attached, double length garage
- Superb, mature gardens to front, side and rear
- Re-roofed around 10 years ago
- Close to excellent local schools and amenities
Double doors with glazed fan lights.
ENCLOSED ENTRANCE PORCH:
Cornice ceiling, original mosaic tiled floor. Magnificent internal door with leaded stained glass insets and sidelights to:
Cornice ceiling, ceiling rose and ornate corbels. Under stairs storage cupboard.
DRAWING ROOM: 21' 11" X 13' 9" (6.67m X 4.20m)
(Into bay). Beautiful cornice ceiling with centrepiece and wall frieze detailing above picture rail. Attractive marble fireplace and hearth (currently blocked).
DINING ROOM: 17' 10" X 13' 9" (5.44m X 4.19m)
(Into bay). Superb cornice ceiling with centrepiece. Wall and ceiling friezes and picture rail. Feature marble fireplace and hearth (currently blocked).
LIVING ROOM: 13' 11" X 11' 0" (4.24m X 3.35m)
Quarry tiled floor, hole-in-the-wall fireplace with gas coal effect fire, raised tiled hearth. Recessed shelving. Door with glazed panels to:
KITCHEN: 19' 0" X 8' 10" (5.79m X 2.69m)
(Plus recess area to side of 2.36m x 2.09m). Range of high and low level units with leaded glass display cabinets. Integrated appliances including Bosch double oven and matching 4 ring hob with granite work surfaces around and extractor fan over. Neff dishwasher, plumbed for washing machine. Wine rack, display shelving. Single drainer one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit, ceramic tiled floor. Door to enclosed yard area. Arch to:
BREAKFAST AREA: 10' 6" X 9' 10" (3.21m X 3.00m)
Sliding doors to garden. Ceramic tiled floor. Glazed door to:
Low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled shower area. Ceramic tiled floor, back door to yard.
(Off kitchen). Ceramic tiled floor. Built-in shelving.
Cornice ceiling with matching corbels. Magnificent leaded stained glass window.
Coloured suite comprising panelled bath with shower over. Pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc, fully tiled walls.
ADDITIONAL SEPARATE WC:
Low flush wc.
Shelved hotpress with Worcester natural gas boiler.
BEDROOM (4): 13' 9" X 10' 11" (4.19m X 3.32m)
BEDROOM (3): 13' 10" X 12' 3" (4.22m X 3.73m)
(At widest points). Cornice ceiling, picture rail. Wash hand basin. Built-in robes with overhead storage.
BEDROOM (1): 17' 10" X 13' 9" (5.43m X 4.19m)
(Into bay). Cornice ceiling, picture rail.
BEDROOM (2): 16' 6" X 13' 9" (5.04m X 4.19m)
(Into bay). Cornice ceiling, picture rail. Attractive cast iron fireplace with tiled inset and marble surround.
Access to floored roofspace area via half-landing.
BEDROOM (5): 14' 3" X 13' 9" (4.34m X 4.20m)
BEDROOM (6): 14' 2" X 13' 9" (4.32m X 4.20m)
LUGGAGE ROOM: 6' 10" X 6' 2" (2.09m X 1.89m)
Double entrance gates with sweeping tarmac driveway leading to front of property, around far side to rear parking areas and:
ATTACHED GARAGE 29' 2" X 11' 8" (8.88m X 3.55m)
Up and over door, power and light. Separate pedestrian door to rear.
Door to side leading to:
ENCLOSED AND PARTLY COVERED YARD AREA:
with outside light. Connecting door to kitchen and separate one to shower room. Door to driveway area.
Well-tended, mature gardens to front, side and rear with excellent degree of natural screening.
Superb variety of flowering plants, trees and shrubs set amongst lawns and hedging. Boundary wall to front with pedestrian entrance and matching gate.
Additional sheltered garden area beyond hedgerow to rear/side with lawn and patio area, attracting late afternoon and evening sun. Further well-stocked flowerbeds.
From Knock Lights, head clockwise on the Outer Ring/Knock Road and left at next set of traffic lights. Property is on left hand side just after Knockdene Park (before Cabin Hill).