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Glen House, Crawfordsburn Road, Crawfordsburn, County Down, BT19 1HY

For Sale, £1,500,000

  • Detached
  • EPC RATING (E) 41


Property Description

Glen House is a two storey residence occupying a generous site of 3.63 acres in manicured lawns and walled gardens. The house and outbuildings formed part of the original Crawfordsburn Estate dating from circa 1820. This fine residence is steeped in history and appears in a number of historical documents due to its noteworthy occupants including members of the Crawford family of Crawfordsburn House and Mrs J Perceval Maxwell of the prominent County Down family. Her father David Stewart Ker, served as Deputy Lieutenant and High Sheriff of County Down and Antrim and Member of Parliament for Downpatrick and County Down over the period from 1841 to 1857.

In 1897 the Belfast Newsletter described the house as "within easy distance of Helen's Bay station with good stabling and coachhouse accommodation and a large walled garden with fine vineries and hothouses"

By 1900 the house was occupied by James Craig a prominent linen manufacturer whose firm was based in Linenhall street in Belfast. The house was subsequently occupied by the Lindsay family who remained in the house for many decades. The 1911 census indicates that also resident were a staff of four, a coachman, parlourmaid, housemaid and cook.

In more recent times the house has been tastefully restored and the current owners have spared no expense with the standard of specification and finishes throughout both internally and externally. Located on a spacious site on the outskirts of Crawfordsburn village and approached by a sweeping driveway this stunning period residence has been thoughtfully and carefully refurbished to offer a luxurious home suitable for modern living while still retaining many of the original architectural features and generously proportioned rooms. This unique property has private access into Crawfordsburn Country Park and enjoys the ambience of the Crawfordsburn waterfall.

The accommodation comprises of on the ground floor; spacious reception hall, office/cloakroom, drawing room, sitting room, living room, dining room, garden room, kitchen with living and dining area and utility room. On the first floor is period style luxury bathroom, six bedrooms (four with ensuite shower room). There is an adjoining annex suitable for teenager, relative, consulting rooms or home business. This comprises of entrance hall, living room, kitchen, cloakroom, sitting room, two bedrooms, bathroom and luggage room. Outside is a garage with loft storage and original greenhouse.

The gardens are beautifully landscaped with a profusion of mature trees and shrubs some of which are contained within a walled garden. To the rear of the grounds, full planning permission has been granted for a detached dwelling which will incorporate approximately 1.76 acres.

All in all a most unique opportunity to acquire one of Northern Ireland's most sought after residences situated in a private setting yet within easy access to Crawfordsburn village, Belfast, Holywood and Bangor.

Viewing by private appointment only.

Key Features

  • Unique Gentleman's Residence in secluded landscaped gardens extending to 3.63 acres
  • Generous accommodation suitable for a variety of differing requirements
  • Adjoining annex ideal for teenager, relative or home business. With two bedrooms, two receptions, kitchen and bathroom
  • Full planning permission for detached dwelling - within curtilage of site
  • 6 bedrooms (four with ensuite facilities)
  • 5 reception rooms
  • Office and cloakroom
  • Bespoke kitchen with living and dining area
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Double garage
  • Original greenhouse
  • Walled garden and extensive lawns with mature trees and shrubs

Room Details


    Glazed entrance door. Tiled floor. Corniced ceiling.


    32' 3" x 6' 4"

    Attractive stairway to first floor with ornate turned spindles and Newel post. Corniced ceiling. Wall lights. Access to storage space beneath stairs.


    Traditional style white suite comprising: Pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC, corniced ceiling.


    24' 2" x 14' 8"

    Into bay window. Period grey marble fireplace with cast iron inset and polished granite hearth, corniced ceiling, wall lights. Folding doors to:


    20' 0" x 14' 8"

    Striking bay window with outlook over walled gardens. Ornate corniced ceiling. Period grey marble fireplace with free standing cast iron grate and polished granite hearth. Wall lights.


    16' 0" x 8' 3"

    Pleasant outlook over walled gardens. Wood strip floor.


    19' 7" x 15' 2"

    Black polished marble fireplace with cast iron and tiled inset, polished granite hearth and open fire with gas inset. Ornate corniced ceiling. Wall lights.


    26' 0" x 14' 0"

    Cloaks space. Corniced ceiling.


    15' 8" x 13' 0"

    To Max. Pitch pine fireplace with cast iron and tiled inset, slate hearth and gas fire. Wall lights. Doorway to Annex.


    26' 0" x 14' 0"

    To Max. 'Hayburn' hand crafted painted high and low level units with glazed display cabinets, double Belfast 'Hayburn' sink with period mixer taps, integrated fridge freezer, Iroko and polished granite work surfaces. Central island unit with Butchers block work surface and stainless steel sink unit, Cream two oven oil fired Aga with adjoining gas hob/double oven Pendium unit, set in tiled recess with over mantle, recessed low voltage lighting, Beamed ceiling, Oak wood floor. Integrated Bosch dishwasher and concealed multi function oven. LIVING AREA/CONSERVATORY: Incorporating hardwood double glazed conservatory by Hampton. With French double doors leading to patio and gardens. Integrated sound system for indoor and outdoor entertainment.


    8' 0" x 5' 0"

    Belfast sink, quarry tiled floor. Fitted with a range of hand crafted units by 'Hayburn'.


    Corniced ceiling, picture rail. Feature arched landing window.


    20' 0" x 15' 5"

    Period painted carved fireplace with over mantle and cast iron inset, slate hearth and gas fire. Corniced ceiling.


    13' 1" x 6' 3"

    Coloured suite comprising: Whirlpool corner bath with mixer tap, bidet, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap, fully tiled walls.

  • BEDROOM (2):

    15' 10" x 15' 6"

    Fitted with an excellent range of Bedroom furniture by Hayburn with built in wardrobe, drawers, separate chest with TV unit, corniced ceiling, recessed lighting. Access to eye level storage cupboard.


    7' 9" x 6' 9"

    Fully tiled shower cubicle with Jacuzzi multi jet, low flush WC, semi pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap. Built in shelving and cupboard space.

  • BEDROOM (3):

    20' 8" x 14' 9"

    Into bay. To max. Feature bay window overlooking walled garden. Built in bookshelves.


    Fully tiled shower cubicle with instant heat electric shower, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, partly tiled walls.

  • BEDROOM (4):

    15' 5" x 14' 9"

    Corniced ceiling.


    Fully tiled shower cubicle with instant heat electric shower, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, partly tiled walls.


    13' 10" x 11' 8"

    Corniced ceiling, outlook over walled garden.


    13' 4" x 11' 8"


    15' 5" x 11' 7"

    Traditional suite comprising: Roll top bath with claw and ball feet, mixer tap and telephone hand shower fitting, walk in shower with glazed shower screen with overhead rain shower. Period WC, Chrome pendent wash hand basin with mixer tap, Travertine marble tiled floor, chrome towel radiator. Access to shelved airing cupboard. Under floor heating.

  • Separate self contained residence ideal for private consulting rooms/teenagers/relatives or a home business. This annex has its own front and rear entrance, and also connecting doors to the main residence on both the ground and first floors.



    16' 7" x 14' 8"

    Cast iron fireplace with tiled inset and slate hearth, gas inset fire.


    8' 0" x 4' 9"

    Built in units, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap.


    Low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin.


    Door leading to garden. Meter cupboard.


    15' 9" x 14' 0"

    Doorway leading to second staircase to upper floor.

  • BEDROOM (1):

    15' 2" x 11' 4"

    Views over gardens to Belfast Lough.

  • BEDROOM (2):

    10' 8" x 10' 1"


    8' 10" x 6' 3"

    White suite comprising: Panelled bath with mixer taps and shower fitting, wash hand basin, low flush WC, tongue and groove panelled walls and ceiling.


  • The property occupies a magnificent, mature site extending to approximately 3.6 acres incorporating a walled garden, wooded glen, lawns, mature trees, flowers and shrub beds offering a profusion of colour in all seasons.


    24' 3" x 16' 0"

    Roller door. Oil fired Ferroli boiler. Work bench, shelves and stairs to extensive loft space.




    25' 0" x 13' 3"

    With mature Grape Vine.


    Within the overall site area of 3.63 acres, full planning permission has been granted for a magnificent contemporary residence of c. 4000 sq ft, on a site area of approximately 1.75 acres. the site are is currently an extensive lawn with mature border hedging and wooded glen. The upper area has views to Belfast Lough over open countryside. Rapport Architects Planning Ref: W/2015/0013/15 Date of Approval: 31st July 2015 A full planning pack of drawings and a copy of the planning consent is available on request.

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