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Milecross House, 49 Belfast Road, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4TR

For Sale, Offers Around £499,950

  • Detached
  • BEDROOMS 9
  • RECEPTIONS 4
  • EPC RATING (G) 12
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Property Description

Milecross House is a striking typically Edwardian two and a half storey house of 1910 by James Hanna. The house is situated on a rise to the North of the Belfast Road, less than a mile North West of Newtownards on the site of an earlier dwelling of c.1850, a section of which may have been incorporated into the rear of the present building. The prominent siting of this building enhances the composition and makes this one of the most distinctive houses on the approach to Newtownards. To the South West corner is a faceted tower like full height projection in red brick and sandstone with a distinctive and (crown-like) parapet with 'scooped' crenellations and finials. Stretching between the projecting bays to the front and between ground and first floors, is a timber pergola supported on decorated shaped timber columns, in turn supported on brick piers. There are beautiful gardens surrounding the property in rolling lawns, colourful flowerbeds and mature specimen trees.

The accommodation is set over two and a half floors and offers exceptional accommodation of c.6,000 sq ft. On entering the reception hall one is immediately drawn to the spaciousness of the property together with the bright aspect of the formal and informal reception areas. Over the top 2 floors there are up to 9 bedrooms and 3 shower / bathrooms – plenty of space for the family or those wanting to reconfigure internally.

Commanding a prominent position with beautiful views towards Scrabo Tower and opposite the Nature reserve off the Belfast Road this fine property is within close proximity of a host of facilities including leading grammar and primary schools together with excellent shopping facilities. There are also a host of recreational facilities close to hand including Scrabo & Clandeboye golf clubs and the beautiful Strangford Lough Coastline.

Located within 15 minutes of North Down, Holywood, Comber, and Bangor, there is also easy access to the outer ring road and the M1 and the George Best City Airport are close by for the busy commuter.


Key Features

  • Handsome detached residence with significant architectural design set in beautiful parkland gardens of c. 1.2 acres
  • Gracious well proportioned accommodation of c. 6000 sq ft
  • Fine period features are intact through this important house
  • Porch with original entrance door and tiled floor
  • Large entrance hall with wall panelling and open fire
  • Drawing room with feature bay window and open fire
  • Large formal dining room with bay window
  • Family room with fireplace leading to:
  • Fitted kitchen with large Aga and casual dining area
  • Cloakroom, butler's pantry and 2 store rooms to the rear of the property
  • Large 1st floor return landing leading to spacious games room/studio/home office with fireplace and separate entrance
  • 4 first floor double bedrooms, 2 with shower rooms, good sized study and family bathroom on the 1st floor
  • 2nd floor with 5 further double bedrooms and a box room
  • Oil fired central heating
  • 2 garages to the side and rear of the property, store room and boot room
  • 2 Stables and side paddock - ideal for those with equestrian interests
  • Spacious gardens surround the house with mature trees, rolling lawns and ample parking and turning space
  • Convenient to Newtownards, North Down, Bangor, Holywood, Dundonald and the City centre
  • Priced to allow for modernisation and updating

Room Details

  • Solid wooden front door with oval glazed panel and fan light leading into:

  • ENTRANCE PORCH:

    10' 5" x 6' 11"

    Herringbone style red tiled floor, stained and leaded windows to either side, panelled ceiling. Stained and leaded vestibule door with fan lights and side panels leading into:

  • SPACIOUS ENTRANCE HALL:

    16' 10" x 13' 0"

    At widest points. Panelled walls, wall light wiring, feature fireplace with cast iron inset, open fire and brick detailing. Panelled walls above, exposed beamed ceiling.

  • REAR HALLWAY:

  • CLOAKROOM:

    10' 3" x 6' 10"

    Excellent hanging and cloakroom space.

  • DOWNSTAIRS WC:

    6' 8" x 6' 2"

    Pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps, panelled walls, low flush WC.

  • DRAWING ROOM:

    21' 1" x 13' 10"

    With further bay window measuring 12'5" x 10'11. Space for grand piano, beautiful leaded windows with detailing looking over gardens, corniced ceiling, exposed beams and ceiling, wall light wiring. Beautiful fireplace with wooden surround, tiled inset and hearth.

  • DINING ROOM:

    21' 10" x 16' 11"

    At widest points. Fireplace with solid wooden surround, cast iron inset. Semi circular bay window, corniced ceiling. Centre rose.

  • FAMILY ROOM:

    15' 9" x 14' 3"

    Large fireplace with granite hearth, open fire and built in storage. Panelled ceiling.

  • KITCHEN WITH CASUAL DINING AREA:

    18' 0" x 11' 11"

    Leading to DINING AREA: 6'3 x 6'0". Kitchen with 3 oven Aga with double hotplate and side panel with tiled surround. Range of built in cupboards with roll edge worktops, inset 1.5 bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit, space for fridge freezer, plumbed for dish washer. Door to garage.

  • BUTLER'S PANTRY:

    12' 8" x 6' 11"

    Range of built in shelving and storage. Glazed display units.

  • REAR STORAGE ROOM:

    11' 11" x 6' 2"

    Built in storage.

  • FURTHER STORAGE ROOM:

    9' 11" x 6' 2"

  • Staircase with wooden Newell post and balustrades leading to:

  • RETURN LANDING:

    14' 5" x 12' 9"

    Ornamental fireplace, stained glass window.

  • STUDY:

    14' 9" x 12' 5"

    Picture rail.

  • HALF LANDING:

  • CLOAKROOM:

    Low flush WC, sink unit, panelled walls.

  • BATHROOM:

    16' 0" x 12' 3"

    His and hers sink units in vanity unit with mirrors over and storage underneath. Fully tiled shower cubicle with instant heat shower. Deep fill bath in raised platform with mixer taps, built in storage. Laundry area plumbed for washing machine, space for dryer. Ample built in storage.

  • REAR RETURN:

    Double doors leading to:

  • LARGE GAMES ROOM/STUDIO:

    27' 9" x 24' 5"

    Not including side bay window or large fireplace with Scrabo stone open fire. 1.5 height ceiling, solid wooden floor. Suitable as snooker room/studio/playroom/home office/ Access to side of property.

  • LANDING:

  • BEDROOM (1):

    23' 2" x 20' 3"

    Into corner bay window. Amazing views across Newtownards towards Scrabo Tower. Picture rail.

  • ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM:

    Double shower cubicle, bidet, low flush WC with concealed cistern, wash hand basin in vanity unit, spotlighting, extractor fan, wall radiator.

  • BEDROOM (2):

    20' 0" x 14' 0"

    Into bay window. Picture rail.

  • BEDROOM (3):

    16' 10" x 11' 4"

    Built in wardrobe. Walk in vanity area with wash hand basin, storage, worktop, light, fitted mirrors. Door to:

  • SHOWER ROOM:

    Fully tiled shower cubicle, low flush WC, tiled walls, tiled floor, bidet, extractor fan, low voltage lighting.

  • BEDROOM (4):

    16' 9" x 15' 4"

    Picture rail.

  • RETURN:

  • BEDROOM (5):

    14' 1" x 12' 0"

    Eaves storage. Velux window.

  • LANDING:

    Access to roofspace. Velux window. Built in storage.

  • BEDROOM (6):

    14' 0" x 11' 7"

    Side window with views over Newtownards.

  • BEDROOM (7):

    16' 11" x 11' 7"

  • BEDROOM (8):

    14' 0" x 8' 9"

  • BEDROOM (9):

    16' 10" x 8' 8"

  • WALK IN BOX ROOM:

    6' 5" x 5' 2"

    Glazed doors.

  • GARAGE:

    17' 1" x 12' 1"

    Up and over door, polycarbonate roof. Light and power, door to rear. Up steps to:

  • BOOT ROOM:

    11' 6" x 9' 9"

  • STORAGE ROOM:

    12' 2" x 9' 8"

    Light and power.

  • REAR GARAGE:

    17' 2" x 14' 5"

    Roller door. Light and power.

  • Access from the Belfast Road to ample parking and turning areas. Beautiful gardens with mature trees, patios, private gardens to rear. Range of sheds. Rear garden, natural stone wall. Ample parking and garden storage space. Rear garage.

  • TWO STABLES AND TACK ROOM

  • Paddock.

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