Exquisite period mill house

Lovely restored mill in Ballynahinch
Lovely restored mill in Ballynahinch

Special and unique are words that only go part of the way in describing this lovingly restored mill that is finished to an exacting standard that emanates character and style.

Around every corner is a talking point and something of interest with many a tale to be told.

Amazingly the original mill wheel is still proudly displayed in the master bedroom.

The mill sits on approximately seven acres of glorious grounds and gardens to enjoy and explore, including your very own section of the river that runs through the grounds.

High black iron gates lead from the parking area to an attractive courtyard with access to the rear of the house through the stunning conservatory, the ever changing scenery can be enjoyed from the large conservatory in both the summer and winter months.

The kitchen is fitted with luxurious Castleglen oak units and granite work surfaces including an excellent range of integrated appliances.

Next is the front hall that is fitted with an original iron staircase that was rescued from Queen’s Arcade in Belfast many years ago.

Steps lead to the feature rooms in the house – the dining room and lounge, all 58 feet of them, are spectacular to say the least.

Exposed ceiling beams, four foot thick walls and feature lighting makes this a wonderful room for entertaining large numbers or enjoying a quiet drink in front of the bespoke Danish made multi-fuel stove that divides the two rooms.

A spiral staircase from the lounge leads down to a large room that currently houses a full size snooker table with bespoke built in cupboards – one of which is a very well hidden drinks cabinet.

This room was originally two bedrooms and could easily be reverted to this set-up.

Upstairs comprises of two double bedrooms, the master benefitting from an en suite bathroom that can be accessed from the landing as well.

The separate self-contained cottage provides an excellent opportunity for those with visiting or live-in family that need their own space.

A bed and breakfast business or long term rental is certainly a viable option too.

The cottage benefits from two large double bedrooms, a comfortable living room with an open fire and a shaker style kitchen with integrated appliances.

Exiting the bungalow you will be greeted with the sound of the running river and birdsong.

The grounds of the property offer an amazing choice of outdoor adventures at your fingertips.

The changing seasons guarantee you will never tire of fantastic scenery and evening walks along the river or through the forest will be nothing but a pleasure.

Children will particularly appreciate the expansive lawns and the paddock that is ideal for a pony.

Those with green fingers can make them most of the purpose built vegetable patch and orchard that is home to apple and plum trees.

No.31 is located on the outskirts of Ballynahinch close to the Millbrook Lodge which is known for its Sunday Roast and evening entertainment. There is regular local transport from the close-by bus stop and Newcastle and Belfast are both within half an hours drive.

Address: The Mill Close, 31 Newcastle Road, Ballynahinch, Co. Down, BT24 8NF

Price: Offers around £395,000

Agent: Michael Chandler, tel: 02890 450 550