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West View, 20 Downshire Road, Bangor, BT20 3TN

Offers in the region of £925,000
  • status Agreed
  • bedrooms 5 Bedrooms
  • receptions 4 Receptions
  • style Detached
  • Price Offers in the region of £925,000
  • Style Detached
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Receptions 4
  • Heating Gas
  • EPC Rating E43 / D57 - Download
  • Status Agreed
Stamp Duty for this property will be: £36,250 / £64,000* *Higher amount applies when purchasing as buy to let or as an additional property
Judith Gilchrist - IPAV in Estate Agency, HND North Down 028 9042 4747 028 9051 7603 Testimonials
Judith Gilchrist

Description

Dating back to circa 1860, 'West View' is known as one of the most admired properties within this superb North Down location. The most attractive external elevation is complemented by a most welcoming spacious interior which retains many of the original features including high cornice ceilings and sash windows. Affording well appointed accommodation arranged over two floors, the layout could be easily adapted to suit the occupier"s requirements. The property has been decorated in a way that is in keeping with the age yet offering the convenience of modern family living. Accommodation comprises a grand entrance hallway, an impressive Drawing Room - Ideal for formal entertaining, Formal Dining Room, Living Room, Study, Kitchen with adjoining Breakfast Room with doors opening onto the beautiful garden, benefitting from a sunny aspect. Upstairs, are five bedrooms to include principal room with an ensuite plus main family bathroom and shower room. Set amid beautiful, mature trees yet only a short walk from Bangor town centre, the property is approached by a generous driveway affording ample parking. Enveloped by beautiful, mature, notably private gardens extending to approximately 2/3 acre. Conveniently located to leading primary and senior schools, Bangor's town centre with its shops and well renowned restaurants and many recreational activities including Bangor Marina for the yachting enthusiast and only a short stroll from Skipperstone Beach which is the new hub for sea swimming and paddle boarding. Also within commuting distance to Belfast and beyond by road or public transport as the bus and railway halt at Bangor station is only a few minutes away making this an ideal opportunity to acquire this family home with this most appealing location. Properties of this style and calibre rarely present themselves to the open market therefore a viewing is a must.

Features

  • Gracious Family Home of Circa 4400 sq ft Dating Back to "1860"
  • Many Original Features Throughout
  • Formal Drawing & Dining Room both with Orginal Fireplaces
  • Living Room & Study
  • Kitchen with adjoining Breakfast Room with direct access to the Garden
  • Boot Room / Utility Room/ Cloakroom with Low Flush Suite
  • Crinoline Staircase leading to First Floor
  • Five Well Proportioned Bedrooms, Principal Room with Ensuite Shower Dressing Room
  • Family Bathroom & Shower Room
  • Gas Heating / Sliding Sash Windows
  • Driveway with Ample Parking & leading to Detached Garage with Games Room above
  • Beautiful Gardens in lawns, mature trees, shrubs. Various Seating Areas to enjoy the sun throughout the day
  • Victorian Greenhouse, Summer House & Wendy House
  • Superb Bangor West Location
  • Used as a Holland Park Mansion in a Recent BBC Adaptation Starring Matt Smith

Room Details

  • COVERED ENTRANCE PORCH:

    Hardwood front door to . . .
  • ENCLOSED ENTRANCE PORCH:

    Ceramic tiled floor, cornice ceiling. Fan light with double doors to . . .
  • ENTRANCE HALL:

    Cornice ceiling, solid oak floor, storage under stairs.
  • DINING ROOM: 22' 7" X 14' 1" (6.88m X 4.29m)

    Ornate cornice ceiling, ceiling rose, original carved wood fireplace with tiled inset and hearth, gas coal effect fire, pitch pine flooring.
  • DRAWING ROOM: 26' 6" X 15' 8" (8.08m X 4.78m)

    Ornate cornice ceiling, ceiling rose, marble fireplace with cast iron and tiled inset, slate hearth and open fire.
  • INNER HALLWAY:

    Original tiled flooring, built-in cupboards.
  • CLOAKROOM:

    Wash hand basin, ceramic tiled floor.
  • SEPARATE WC:

    Low flush wc.
  • STUDY: 14' 9" X 8' 3" (4.50m X 2.51m)

    Tongue and groove ceiling.
  • LIVING ROOM: 17' 1" X 12' 8" (5.21m X 3.86m)

    Carved wooden surround fireplace with tiled inset and hearth and open fire, wood panelled walls, pine flooring.
  • KITCHEN: 16' 2" X 15' 3" (4.93m X 4.65m)

    Solid pine kitchen with excellent range of high and low level units, granite work surfaces, Belfast sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Glazed display cabinets, integrated dishwasher, feature housing for range cooker. Island unit with breakfast bar. Space for fridge, terracotta tiled flooring and feature wall tiling, glazed display cabinet. Double doors with bevelled glass to . . .
  • BREAKFAST ROOM: 15' 3" X 12' 7" (4.65m X 3.84m)

    Pine tongue and groove ceiling, double doors with bevelled glass to patio garden.
  • BOOT ROOM/UTILITY: 17' 9" X 14' 10" (5.41m X 4.52m)

    Two Vallaint gas fired boilers, space for tumble dryer, two Belfast sink units, plumbed for washing machine. Walk-in pantry , tongue and groove ceiling, door to outside.
  • SEPARATE WC:

    High flush wc, quarry tiled flooring.
  • Crinoline staircase leading to . . .
  • GALLERY STYLE LANDING:

    Cornice ceiling, ceiling rose.
  • BEDROOM (2): 15' 9" X 14' 1" (4.80m X 4.29m)

    Pedestal wash hand basin, cornice ceiling, picture rail, ceiling rose, cast iron fireplace.
  • BEDROOM (3): 15' 4" X 13' 9" (4.67m X 4.19m)

    (at widest points). Built-in cupboard, cornice ceiling, ceiling rose.
  • BEDROOM (4): 16' 4" X 12' 2" (4.98m X 3.71m)

    Pedestal wash hand basin, cornice ceiling, ceiling rose, views over the side garden.
  • CLOAKROOM:

    Wash hand basin, high flush wc, linen cupboard with built-in storage, tongue and groove ceiling and walls.
  • SHOWER ROOM:

    Fully tiled shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc.
  • PRINCIPAL BEDROOM: 22' 9" X 15' 4" (6.93m X 4.67m)

  • ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM:

    Comprising fully tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic shower unit and rain shower head, twin circular wash hand basins, heated towel rail, low flush wc, ceramic tiled floor, spotlighting, access to roofspace. Walk-in wardrobe with handing space, shelves etc.
  • GUEST BEDROOM: 14' 0" X 13' 9" (4.27m X 4.19m)

    (into circular bay window). Cornice ceiling, picture rail.
  • BATHROOM:

    Shower bath with feature brick tiling, mixer tap and thermostatic shower unit with rain shower head, heated towel rail, low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic tiled floor, part wood panelled walls.
  • Tarmac driveway with ample parking.
  • SUMMER HOUSE: 19' 7" X 19' 6" (5.97m X 5.94m)

    (From the original city hall in Belfast and was used for the recruiting office during the war, ideal for entertaining). Tongue and groove panelled walls and ceiling, wood strip flooring.
  • Crazy paved patio area overlooking the level garden laid in lawn. Rear level garden laid in lawn bordered by the original stone wall, mature trees, brick pavior patio area. Water feature, further circular brick pavior patio area. Fuel store. Wendy house with light and power.
  • VICTORIAN GREEN HOUSE: 37' 9" X 14' 3" (11.51m X 4.34m)

    Terracotta tiled flooring, Valliant gas fired boiler.
  • DETACHED GARAGE: 28' 3" X 13' 7" (8.61m X 4.14m)

    Light and power. Steps to . . .
  • GAMES ROOM (1): 12' 6" X 12' 2" (3.81m X 3.71m)

  • GAMES ROOM(2): 15' 0" X 12' 6" (4.57m X 3.81m)

  • Further potential to convert to a self contained annex for teenagers or granny/home office/Airbnb, subject to planning.

Location

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Directions

Travelling along the Maxwell Road turn right into Downshire Road and "West View" is on the left hand side.
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