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Sale agreed £1,500,000

Wavertree House , Loughries Newtownards , BT23 8RW

Sale agreed £1,500,000

Key Information

Address Wavertree House, Loughries, Newtownards
Style Detached house
Status Sale agreed
Price Offers around £1,500,000
Bedrooms 6
Receptions 4
Heating Oil
EPC Rating C72/C72

Additional Information

A stunning, small country estate with all the ambiance of an old Irish manor house, yet remarkably it was built in 2005.


Is this Northern Irelands top country home?  It’s a big aspiration when you consider the competition from some of the old estates and handsome manor houses that date back hundreds of years but let’s consider why Wavertree House has to be up there with the finest.


Wavertree not only looks like an old Irish manor house, it has the ambiance of one both internally and throughout the 30 acre grounds.  The thought and attention to detail that has been invested in the creation of this masterpiece is astonishing, yet where most faux period country property tends to be ostentatious in design and finish, Wavertree has simple Georgian inspired lines and is finished in an understated fashion with mature softly landscaped grounds of old oak trees, lawns, shrubberies and paddocks sweeping down to the lake


The benefit of living at Wavertree is that you can enjoy all the privileges of a fine small country estate but without the worries of on-going buildings maintenance and daunting heating bills as the house is highly energy efficient with an EPC rating of C72.


This is a large country house extending to some 7400 square feet yet the accommodation is manageable and exudes a real homely atmosphere which is so hard to achieve in a property of this size.  The quality of finish is superb with many hours of deliberation spent in selecting suitable fixtures and fittings with cost not being a consideration.


The outbuildings are finished in the same style as the house with matching render and Georgian sash windows yet behind the facade is a modern steel portal frame building of around 12,000 square feet housing stables, garage/workshop, cattle shed with associated livestock handling area, fodder and machinery storage and adjacent floodlit sand manege.  The yard is fully enclosed with a turning circle and leads to the walled garden.The property is discreetly set back from the country road with an avenue that winds past a paddock and through wooded areas over a stone faced bridge and opens up into a gravel turning circle in front of the house.  The grounds are softly landscaped and there is a lovely walk around the lake that takes a path through Rhododendrons and wooded areas.  The land surrounds the house and is divided into seven fields with the boundaries bordered in double fencing with trees and hedging.  The facilities for horses are exceptional in the yard and it is also a quiet area for hacking and the paddocks are suitable for riding during the drier months.The location of Wavertree House is on the Loughries Road, Newtownards, just 3.5 miles from Newtownards and 12 miles from Belfast City Airport with travelling time to Belfast City Centre roughly half an hour.


 



  • A stunning small country estate with recently built manor house, courtyard, outbuildings and around 30 acres of landscaped grounds including lake and paddocks

  • Entrance porch with Georgian fanlight over front door

  • Reception hall with mahogany central staircase leading to gallery landing, impressive chandelier and marble flooring.  Cloakroom with W.C.

  • Drawing room with double doors leading from hall and Victorian marble fireplace with cast iron inset

  • Library with double doors leading from hall, antique herringbone woodblock flooring, lime wood and pine carved period fireplace with cast iron inset and mahogany glass fronted cabinets and bookshelves

  • Games room with vaulted timber ceiling with exposed roof trusses, Georgian carved wooden fireplace with Bath Stone hearth and recess with cast iron stove and Travertine limestone tiled floor

  • Orangery with glazed central lantern, vaulted timber ceiling and open chimney breast with Bath Stone fireplace and contemporary log burning stove. This beautiful bright room overlooks the terrace and garden and is currently used as a sitting room at one end with large dining room table at the other

  • Bespoke fitted kitchen in hand painted cream with central island unit, granite work surfaces, Aga, dresser and larder. Space for large kitchen table and chairsBack kitchen with range of units, integrated appliances and Belfast style sink

  • Back hall/bootroom with half stable door leading to yard

  • Gallery landing with turned mahogany spindles and newel posts and reading area to the front overlooking the grounds leading down to the lake

  • Master bedroom with double doors from landing, dual aspect windows and Victorian style en suite shower room

  • Five further bedrooms, three with en suite bathrooms

  • Family bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower cubicle

  • Oil fired central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor

  • Double glazed sash windows

  • Property set well back from the road, front avenue with wide grass verges and wooded areas with a stone faced bridge leading to gravel turning circle in front of house

  • Double wooden gates leading to enclosed courtyard with tarmac turning circle and parking area around raised lawn and flower bed, shrub beds and lawns

  • Steel portal frame outbuilding of around 12,000 square feet with a rendered facade and Georgian sash windows to match finish of main house

  • Large garage/workshop with mezzanine and roller shutter door with 5 metre headroom

  • Six indoor stables with loft over, tack room and fodder storage areas and direct access to sand manege 40m x 30m and paddocks

  • Cattle pens and livestock handling area

  • Machinery and vehicle storage area

  • Separate brick built chicken run, generator house, separate tack room and boiler house

  • Walled garden with fruit trees and wooden framed lean to greenhouse

  • Paved terrace with access from Orangery with shrub borders and water fountain

  • Gardens in lawns, shrub beds and mature trees with Rhododendron walk around the lake

  • Rear drive with automatic wooden gates

  • Plans passed for further dwelling in the grounds

  • Land laid out in seven separate paddocks which are well fenced and the farm border in double fencing with hedging and trees in-between

Ground Floor:

Entrance porch
Panelled front door with semi-circular fanlight and marble flooring
Entrance hall
Mahogany central staircase with gallery landing and central chandelier with ceiling rose. Double doors either side leading to principal reception rooms
Cloakroom
Victorian style cloakroom with high cistern and brass pipework including period style radiator and wash hand basin set in mahogany cupboard and marble flooring
Drawing room
7.01m x 5.49m (23' 0 x 18' 0)
Victorian marble fireplace with cast iron inset, ceiling rose, cornice and door through to Orangery
Orangery
8.53m x 6.22m (28' 0 x 20' 5)
A lovely bright room in double glazed hardwood with vaulted ceiling and central glass lantern, open chimney with Bath Stone fireplace and contemporary log burning stove. Ample space for seating area and a large dining table
Library
8m x 6.93m (26' 3 x 22' 9)
With antique herring bone woodblock flooring, lime wood and pine carved period fireplace with cast iron inset and slate hearth, cornice, ceiling rose and mahogany cabinets with glass panels and shelving
Games room
8.64m x 6.6m (28' 4 x 21' 8)
Five feet high Georgian carved wooden fireplace with Bath Stone hearth and recess with cast iron stove, vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses and limestone tiled floor
Kitchen
8.97m x 7.01m (29' 5 x 23' 0)
Bespoke fitted kitchen, hand painted in cream with extensive range of built in cupboards and drawers including dresser and larder with central island unit and granite work surfaces. Four oven Aga in chimney recess and Belfast style sink with brass taps. Integrated fridge and dishwasher, panelled windows, window seats, cornice, ceiling roses, limestone tiled flooring and ample space for large kitchen table and chairs
Rear porch/bootroom
With stable door leading to yard, cornice and floor tiling matching kitchen
Back kitchen
4.67m x 2.9m (15' 4 x 9' 6)
Fitted range of high and low level units in cream, Belfast style sink with brass taps, integrated electric hob and oven, Aga fridge and freezer, Miele coffee station, wine rack and drinks fridge. Plumbed for washing machine and tiled flooring matching kitchen

First floor

Gallery Landing
Mahogany spindles and newel posts with reading/sitting area at front overlooking grounds towards the lake. Double doors each side leading to principal bedrooms
Master bedroom
8m x 6.96m (26' 3 x 22' 10)
Victorian style radiators, cornice and ceiling roses
En suite shower room
Victorian style shower room with brass fittings, corner shower cubicle, towel rail radiator, marble tiled floor and walls
Guest Bedroom
7.01m x 5.49m (23' 0 x 18' 0)
Victorian style radiators, ceiling roses and cornice
En suite shower room
Corner shower cubicle, W.C. and wash hand basin, Victorian style towel rail radiator, tiled walls and floor
Bathroom
Roll top bath with claw feet, corner shower cubicle tiled in marble with brass rainfall shower attachment, Twin wash hand basins in mahogany vanity unit with marble top, W.C. cornice and ceiling roses
Bedroom 3
4.65m x 3.96m (15' 3 x 13' 0)
Ceiling rose and cornice
Bedroom 4
6.96m x 3.96m (22' 10 x 13' 0)
Ceiling rose, cornice and walk in wardrobe

Second floor

Upper landing
Built in wardrobes along eaves on both sides and sensor lighting
Bedroom 5
8.23m x 4.95m (27' 0 x 16' 3)
En suite shower room
Sensor light, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and W.C., Victorian style towel rail radiator and tiled floor
Bedroom 6
8.38m x 4.95m (27' 6 x 16' 3)
Gable and skylight windows
En suite shower room
Sensor light, shower cubicle, W.C. and wash hand basin, tiled floor and Victorian style towel rail radiator

Outside

Front avenue
Front avenue with wide grass verges with adjacent woodland and paddocks leading over stone faced bridge to gravel turning circle in front of house. There is a back drive also leading out on to Loughries Road
Courtyard
Double wooden entrance gates leading to fully enclosed courtyard with tarmac surface, parking area and turning circle with raised lawn and flower bed. Lawns and shrub beds, tack room, boiler house with oil fired boiler, and power house with 25KW Caterpillar generator.
Outbuildings
The outbuildings are finished in the same style as the house with matching render and Georgian sash windows yet behind the facade is a modern steel portal frame building in three bays of around 12,000 square feet housing stables, garage/workshop, cattle shed with associated livestock handling area, fodder and machinery storage and adjacent floodlit sand manege
Stables
Six indoor stables accessed through archway from main yard with roller shutter door. There is a loft over and tack room with gas fired hot water system
Garage/workshop
9.14m x 13.72m (30' 0 x 45' 0)
Roller shutter door with 5 metre headroom and mezzanine
Cattle shed and livestock handling area
Machinery/vehicle storage
27.43m x 13.72m (90' 0 x 45' 0)
Suitable for storage of horseboxes, tractors and associated machinery with space for fodder and bedding storage
Reclaimed brick hen house and run
Walled garden
The walled garden is accessed from the courtyard and is faced in natural stone. There are pear, apple and plum trees and a timber lean to greenhouse
Terrace
Mature terrace with access from Orangery with shrub beds and water fountain
Grounds
The gardens are laid out in lawns and shrub beds with mature trees and younger planting. There is a Rhododendron walk which follows a grass path around the lake and back up to the house. There are seven paddocks which are all well fenced with double fencing around the farm boundary with hedging and trees
Building site
Within the grounds there is a site with full planning permission for a dwelling. Please ask for further details

From Newtownards take the Portaferry Road, turn left into Finlays Road and turn right at Loughries and then next left at the primary school into Loughries Road. The property is on the right hand side towards the far end of Loughries Road. Alternatively turn right into Loughries Road from the Movilla Road, coming from Newtownards.

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