April Cottage, 104 Killinchy Road, Ballygraffan, Comber, County Down, BT23 5NE
Description & Features
A wonderful opportunity to purchase April Cottage and substantial adjoining lands and stables, the total site encompassing 36 acres. Ballygraffan has operated for many years as a private eventing yard and more recently as an equine therapy centre. The yard consists of a maximum of nine stables, four horse walker, field shelters, sand manège and much more. This detached family residence enjoys an elevated position approached off a long lane from Killinchy Road. The secluded position commands views over rolling countryside to Strangford Lough and surrounding countryside. This is the ideal opportunity for those with equestrian interests.
This family home is exceptionally well presented throughout where bright and spacious accommodation combines with tasteful internal design ensuring this home will appeal to even the most discerning of purchaser. The large kitchen/dining/living space opens to the rear formal gardens, a perfect spot to enjoy the birdsong and sunshine. There are two well proportioned first floor bedrooms as well as two ground floor bedrooms, the principal bedroom, where there are views to the Mourne Mountains and to Strangford Lough, boasting an en suite dressing room and en suite bathroom. Of particular note is the fabulous dining room with wood burning stove whilst the kitchen is complimented with an Aga oil fired range. To the front, the property enjoys a paved and landscaped courtyard with a southerly aspect. To the upper yard are two purpose built studio apartments in the guise of Maurice’s and Harry’s stables, perfect as Air bnb’s with a five star rating and registered with Tourism NI. There are also four stables to the upper yard, wash bay with solarium, tack room and feed store as well as garage. The lower yard provides additional parking, barn, four horse walker, arena and up to five additional stables of varying size.
Purpose built and extremely well organised, it is rare to see an equestrian small holding of such calibre present itself to the open market. The accompanying land to the surrounding adjacent fields provides total area of circa 36 acres. The location of this property benefits from direct access to the main arterial routes and is only five minutes’ drive to Comber town centre and Lisbane and Balloo is close by. Belfast City Centre is a 30 minute drive away, the shores of Strangford Lough are also within walking distance or a short drive, all in an area of truly outstanding natural beauty. With excellent proximity to main road networks and public transport links for commuting to work and schools in Belfast, Newtownards and Bangor ensures this property has wide appeal to a family market.
- Charming Detached Family Home And Purpose Built Equestrian Small Holding
- Encompassing 36 ½ Acres
- Secluded with Elevated Position Commanding Views Across Rolling Countryside to Strangford Lough
- Four Well Proportioned Bedrooms Including Principal Bedroom with En Suite Dressing Room and Bathroom
- Contemporary Fitted Kitchen with Glass Overhead Atrium, Aga Range and Open to Dining and Living Space With Doors Opening to Rear Formal Gardens
- Family Room
- Magnificent Dining Room with Wood Burning Stove
- Ground Floor Bathroom
- Ground Floor Cloakroom and Separate WC
- Other Benefits Include Oil Fired Central Heating and uPVC Double Glazing
- Beautifully Mature Rear Gardens Laid in Lawns with Patio Areas and Mature Trees, Ideal for Outdoor Entertaining or Children at Play
- Front Easily Maintained and Landscaped Courtyard Gardens
- Pillared Entrance To Main House with Ample Parking and Garage
- Two Purpose Built Five Star Rated Studio Apartments – Operated Currently as Air Bnbs
- Extensive Stabling, Sand Manège and Four Horse Walker, Field Shelters, Horse Solarium etc.
- Adjoining Lands of Circa 36 ½ Acres
- Within Five Minutes’ Drive of Comber Town Centre And Thirty Minutes Drive to Belfast City Centre
- Ease of Access for the Commuter via Road Networks and Public Transport Links to Belfast, Dundonald, Newtownards and Bangor
Type of Tenure