"Lucy was an excellent agent and even though our sale had some problems (not her fault) she kept us informed and was positive throughout "
- Mr Martin
Has to be said that Lucy Arthur helped keep us feeling positive throughout the sale of our home, it was a lengthy process as our home was suitable for a limited range of buyers and also had a few setbacks along the way, but Lucy never gave up and she got the sale over the finish line in the end, it was always a pleasure to speak with Lucy and we would like to express our deepest thanks to her and the team at Templeton Robinson.
- Robert Bonar
'Highlands' is a Grade B1Listed Detached Residence built in 1840 for the Land Agent of the Seaforde and Hollymount Estates. Extensive use was made of Mourne granite, and the house is a beautifully proportioned example of Scottish architecture, with an interesting style of peaked gables and corner coins.
Approached by a sweeping driveway, it is surrounded by 8 acres of woodland, grazing paddock, and gardens. The magnificent beech, oak and chestnut trees are home to many species of birds, including a well-known colony of rooks.
The imposing reception hall features the original staircase, while the main rooms retain their original high ceilings with moulded architraves, cornices and original glass. The drawing room in particular is elegant and bright, facing south onto the gardens, and with adjoining sunroom. The large country style kitchen with ash working surfaces, and glass double doors lead directly out to an extensive flagstoned, sheltered patio area.
There is a sheltered yard, with 7 stables, tack room and large barn / workshop.
A double garage, storage feed room, and a second driveway at the rear add to the adaptable nature of this property.
Grade B1 Listed Detached Residence in delightful setting with 8 acres comprising gardens, paddock with mature trees
Imposing Reception hall with sweeping staircase
Elegant Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, with attractive fireplaces
Large country style Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga
Walk-in pantry & separate utility room
First Floor with 7 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms including Luxury Main Bathroom
Oil Fired central Heating Recently Renewed with High Pressurised Water System
7 loose boxes, tack room, feed storage room
Yard with stables, large barn/workshop, double garage, outside wooden building and greenhouses
Surrounded by 8 acres of gardens, woodlands and paddocks
Seaforde Village, an increasingly popular residential area within easy access to Ballynahinch and Downpatrick and for commuting to Belfast City Centre
Under 10 minutes to Murlough & Tyrella Beaches & Mourne Mountains, Newcastle
Front door to . . .
GRACIOUS RECEPTION HALL:
Maple wood strip flooring, oak staircase with cast iron fluting.
DRAWING ROOM: 23' 7" X 17' 5" (7.19m X 5.31m)
(into bay window). Attractive painted stone fireplace with stone hearth, dog grate, maple wood strip flooring, cornice ceiling. Door leading to . . .
Maple wood strip flooring, double doors to garden.
DINING ROOM: 20' 6" X 16' 9" (6.25m X 5.11m)
(into two bay windows). Attractive painted wooden fireplace with brick inset and tiled hearth, dog grate, display shelving and cupboards, maple wood strip flooring, cornice ceiling and ornate square set ceiling rose, window shutters.
STUDY: 14' 9" X 14' 4" (4.50m X 4.37m)
Painted cast iron fireplace with dog grate, book shelves, ornate ceiling and ceiling rose.
KITCHEN WITH BREAKFAST AREA : 22' 0" X 18' 6" (6.71m X 5.64m)
Range of painted wooden high and low level units, ash work surfaces, hand painted tiles, four oven oil fired Aga, larder cupboard, fireplace with pine surround, terracotta tiled floor, double doors to enclosed paved patio.
Range of matching painted cupboards and shelves, ash work surfaces, old Belfast sink unit, plumbed for dishwasher.
Quarry tiled floor.
Range of built-in cupboards and shelves.
Single drainer stainless steel sink unit, plumbed for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, access to cellar.
Low flush wc, wash hand bsin, shelves.
Back staircase leading to . . .
PRINCIPAL BEDROOM: 22' 0" X 15' 9" (6.71m X 4.80m)
Excellent range of built-in robes and cupboards.
White suite comprising panelled bath with telephone hand shower, vanity unit, low flush wc.
BEDROOM (2): 18' 9" X 16' 2" (5.72m X 4.93m)
Double built-in wardrobe.
BEDROOM (3): 13' 5" X 12' 0" (4.09m X 3.66m)
(into bay window). Vanity unit.
BEDROOM (4): 15' 0" X 13' 10" (4.57m X 4.22m)
Double built-in robe. Door to . . .
White suite comprising panelled bath with telephone hand shower, low flush wc, wash hand basin.
BEDROOM (5): 13' 0" X 13' 0" (3.96m X 3.96m)
(at widest points). Vanity unit.
BEDROOM (6)/STUDY: 18' 0" X 7' 4" (5.49m X 2.23m)
BEDROOM (7): 13' 7" X 11' 10" (4.14m X 3.61m)
Range of built-in robes.
Roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low fush wc, walk-in shower cubicle, ceramic tiled floor.
Door to rear staircase.
Approached by sweeping front and rear driveways and surrounded by well maintained mature formal gardens in lawns and screened by several species of magnificent trees including oak, beech and chestnut, 8 acres of garden and woodland area.
RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS:
Including: Double garage, fuel store and work room, stable yard including 7 loose boxes, feed house, tack room, haybarn/workshop, cloakroom with wc.
* Click boxes to display surrounding locations
From Ballynahinch continue 7 miles towards Seaforde, turn left into Cottage Road,opposite 'The Butterfly House'. At end of road turn left onto Seaforde Road and second left into Farranfad Road (sign posted Downpatrick 5½). The house (Highlands) is 500 yards on the left handside with the stone wall and security gates.