|Address||The Ford, 14 Ballydrain Road, Comber|
|Price||Offers around £575,000|
‘The Ford’ is a much admired period house and yard with around six acres of beautiful mature gardens and paddocks on the shores of Strangford Lough, just one mile from Comber.
With its attractive bay windows, front porch, traditional wooden conservatory and arched yard doors, it is a striking property from the front but it is what lies behind in terms of yard, grounds and the interior of the house that really defines this fabulous country home.
The house was built in late Victorian times and is full of features from the period with intricate cornice work, ceiling roses and panelled bay windows which add character to the well proportioned rooms. There are three principal receptions rooms with a traditional wooden conservatory leading off the sitting room and a good sized kitchen complete with utility room, pantry and sun room with dining alcove.
Upstairs there are four main bedrooms, two of which face the front with bay windows, dressing room, family bathroom and office suite with shower room and separate wc and two offices. This office area would lend itself to further bedroom accommodation, play room or ideal space for working from home.
The enclosed courtyard is a significant feature of this fine small holding with its original two storey buildings housing stables, tack room (with Victorian wrought iron stalls) and a building which was formerly separate living accommodation with living room, kitchen/dining, two bedrooms, cloakroom and bathroom. The magnificent entrance to the yard through the tall arched doors is not currently in use but could easily be re-instated.
A stone and brick archway leads to the extensive garden, with a magnificent mature Beech tree as the centrepiece. It is a beautiful traditional garden in lawn, shrub beds, pathways, paved terrace and trees, enclosed by a Beech hedge. There is an arch in the hedge leading to the paddocks.
The grounds, including yard, gardens and three fields total around six acres and extend down to the edge of Strangford Lough at the entrance of the Comber River.
The Ford is located on the road to WWT Castle Espie, half a mile from Comber and just over ten miles from Belfast. Popular local restaurants are in abundance including The Old Schoolhouse Inn, Ballydrain and there is a choice of good primary and secondary schools in Comber, Newtownards and Belfast.
Located approximately half a mile along the Ballydrain road when travelling from Comber direction
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