We are delighted to offer for sale "
The Old School House" at Ardilea, a well-known landmark and an important building in the history of the local area. It is believed that the property is the oldest existing school house in the province and dates back to the 17th century. The listed building retains many of the original features including sliding sash windows and striped pine doors to name just a few. The property comprises entrance hall, large living room with dining area, kitchen with dining area, family bathroom, three bedrooms and a shower room. The property further benefits from stables and a large detached double garage, ideal for those who work from home. Outside the property is set on a mature two acre site with a spacious patio area, well stocked gardens and a large number of impressive mature trees. The property is located in a beautiful rural setting yet within easy commuting distance to Belfast and only a few miles outside the seaside town of Newcastle. Period properties like this rarely come to the market and with the land and period features it makes this a one off. With so much to offer we recommend early viewing.
Tongue and groove wood front door with fan light leading to entrance hall, Cloak space under stairs. Staircase to first floor.
Living Room/Dining Room (15'5" x 29'10" (4.70m x 9.09m))
Split level room with raised dining area. Period marble fireplace with wood burning stove, marble hearth. Steps to dining area., Gothic style window. Wall lighting. Glazed door to rear garden.
Kitchen/Dining (14'4" x 14'2" (4.37m x 4.32m))
Range of high and low level units with distressed pine doors, Rayburn oil fired range, integrated dishwasher, integrated oven, stainless steel bowl and a half, plumbed for American style fridge/freezer, larder with shelving, partially tiled walls, tiled flooring. Door with fanlight to rear.
Bedroom One (13'7" x 10'4" (4.14m x 3.15m))
Feature Gothic style windows to front and side. Views over gardens.
Bedroom Two (15'9" x 11'2" (4.80m x 3.40m))
Glazed door to garden.
Bathroom (11'0" x 7'2" (3.35m x 2.18m))
White suite comprising jacuzzi bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush wc, corner shower unit with electric shower. Walls partly tiled, ceramic floor tiling.
Landing, hot press.
Bedroom Three (13'10" x 12'10" (4.22m x 3.91m))
Built in wardrobes. Two double glazed skylights.
Shower Room (13'10" x 12'10" (4.22m x 3.91m))
White suite comprising fully tiled shower unit with electric shower, vanity unit, low flush wc and bidet. Double glazed skylight
Electric entrance gates, gravel driveway and parking area. Mature gardens to front, side and rear laid to lawn, trees, shrubs and flower beds. Enclosed paved patio to rear.
Detached Garage (27'0" x 22'1" (8.23m x 6.73m))
Large utility area with range of units incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Plumbed for washing machine.
Please note that we have not tested the services or systems in this property. Purchasers should make/commission their own inspections if they feel it is necessary.