179 Gilford Road, Portadown, BT63 5LF
Description & Features
“The Cottage” No 179 GILFORD ROAD, PORTADOWN, CO. ARMAGH BT63 5LF
A Magnificent Country Estate of circa 21.0 Acres with equine facilities, commercial potential beautiful, landscaped gardens and extensive tarmac surfaced parking accessible from twin tree lined sweeping driveways of an adopted road plus separate copse opposite.
Undoubtedly of immense interest and with future possibilities for division, development, equine or commercial usages, all subject to necessary consent, this property provides great opportunity to invest for the future. Located some two miles from Portadown town centre, close to the MI Motorway (Junction 11) and conveniently just off the A50 Gilford Road, but with a serenity, appeal and privacy aspect that makes the position of this property most appealing. The single storey residence, quaint, historic and carefully maintained is expertly presented, tastefully decorated and not just fitted well throughout but both internally designed and equipped to an exceptionally high standard. Neither rambling or overly large, although cleverly extended, it is carefully set amongst beautiful, landscaped gardens screened from the road yet with an aspect to the side and rear which permits tranquil views over the adjoining land within its ownership all to be thoroughly appreciated. The estate is most impressively maintained overall and particularly two blocks of neat, whitewashed matching single storey buildings which sit close by and are easily approached on foot from the residence or by vehicle using either of the well surfaced sweeping drives. The land is level, well corralled and has been extensively used in the past for equestrian purposes having easy access to ten stables, store and tack room, exercise paddock, enclosed yard etc, latterly the land is cut for grass. The holding is positioned on the current development limit of Drumlisnagrilly and next to an adjoining private development at Lisnagrilly Manor, in addition further enquiry may exist to achieve individual building sites on some other parts of the land, subject to all necessary applications for whatever permission as may be required.
“The Cottage “
Side Entrance Porch: 7/8 x 4/9 Solid hardwood entrance door with viewing pane, ceramic tiled flooring, porthole window and wall light points.
Exceptional Drawing Room: 33/5 x 16/1 with bright enjoyable window space on three sides inclusive of patio doors, this is a bright airy room overlooking the mature well-tended gardens with al fresco patio dining area, deep ceiling cornicing, most attractive cast iron front fireplace with ornate, high mantle wooden surround, decorative radiator covers.
Cottage style Living Room: 15/11 max x 15/10 with quarry tiled flooring and matching upstand, access to front hall, window space on two sides, most attractive hole in wall stile fireplace with raised mantle and beaten copper canopy, beamed ceiling. Access to kitchen
Rear Entrance Reception Area: 16/4 x 9/5 with solid wood strip flooring, low level bow window, wood and glass pane internal doors, moulded plaster ceiling cornicing, access to remainder of the property. Solid wooden entrance door
Fitted Country style kitchen: 17/5 x 12/4 expertly designed and fitted by specialists, incorporating solid oak door high- and low-level cupboard units with contrasting work tops and incorporating inset twin sink tops, quality tiled walls and square set quarry tiled floor. Large island unit in the centre of the kitchen with extensive cupboard range and incorporating a full range of integrated Gaggenau appliances to include twin hot plates, grill hot plate, deep fat fryer and griddle all with overhead beaten copper extractor hood. housing concealing extraction units. Separate Gaggenau double eyelevel oven and integrated fridge. Fixed dining table with space for six seated positions. Free standing dishwasher. Wooden framed glazed door to garden.
Master Bedroom: 22/0 x part 12/4 and part 10/0 to incorporate fitted dressing area with matching bedside units and headboard, all with plaster ceiling cornice, gable bow window plus front window and separate patio door and window overlooking tranquil garden space. Floor to ceiling fitted wardrobe units with lower-level drawer and dressing unit bank.
Luxury Ornate Ensuite: 9/2 x 5/11 with tiled floor and ornate tiled walls to contrast exquisite porcelain fittings comprising colour etched wash hand basin with pedestal and mono chrome twist taps with matching handles, matching wall mirror, bathroom shelf, wall light points, soap dish and mouth wash receptacle, matching low flush W.C. plus large folding doors and power shower control. Matching wall mounted paper holding fittings, towelling robe hooks, wall light fittings, heated towel rail. Ceiling cornice.
Bedroom 2: 15/5 x 15/3 an excellent room with full floor to ceiling designer fitted wardrobe units with matching wall length low level dressing table, drawers and bed side units incorporating a headboard.
Bedroom 3: 10/4 x 9/9 with floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes and knee hole dressing unit. Ceiling cornice
Luxury Main or Guest Bathroom: 15/10 max x 12/1 with part wall marble tiled finish and ceramic tiled split-level flooring, all lavishly appointed with finest porcelain and gold plated fittings to include sunken curved bath with jet water controls, oversize wash basin, bidet and close coupled low flush W.C. Various wall mounted accessories to compliment the bathroom including a recessed shower cubicle with power control and concealed Sauna.
Hot Press with Tribune HE Indirect unvented hot water cylinder.
Central Heating: Oil fired central heating is installed from a Grant Vortex oil fired boiler.
Outside: Twin driveways leading from the county road, each with pillared and gated entrances complete with cattle grids and five bar estate gates. Tarmac surfaced concrete edged sweeping drive approach all tree lined and with black post lamp illumination.
Extensive Tarmac surfaced parking and turning with easy access and space for multiple vehicles, including service vehicles, deliveries and horse or livestock transporters.
Garaging/Offices: Block built unit with smooth finish whitewashed walls and concrete flooring, utilised for a variety of requirements the overall building is 49/0 x 24/0 to include front porch overhang area. Each unit with sheeted double wooden doors. Individual uses at present include a fully fitted office unit with aluminium framed window front and door, suspended ceiling incorporating recessed fluorescent deflector lights. Other units are used to house and store gardening equipment and one is a large utility store and domestic garage with plumbing for domestic clothes wash facilities and outside toilet.
Stabling/Storage: Matching block built smooth whitewashed unit with securely enclosed concrete apron to front and gated entrance. Access to both external and internal stables each with water drinkers and natural light. Implement of hay store, tack room and access to exercise compound adjoining
Gardens: Serene, landscaped and well maintained private gardens to enjoy with extensive lawn areas, relaxation seated areas to appreciate the plethora of colourful mature trees, shrubs and manicured front boundary which provides maximum privacy from the county road. The gardens and immediate surrounding area of the residence comprise approximately 2.0 acres.
Land: The land of circa 17.0 acres is level, accessible and extensively corralled in keeping with equine activity, large open fields laid in permanent pasture with additional farm entrance access to the county road as may be required. We understand that the land has a current DARD Farm Registration Number.
Copse: An established densely wooded copse of circa 2.0 acres is included in the sale. It is positioned on the opposite side of the adopted road with extensive frontage to Gilford Road where it affectively provides screening.
Statutory Approvals: We have made no enquiries in relation to any Statutory Permissions which may apply. The land is adjacent to the development limits identified in Craigavon Area Plan 2010 as Adopted for the townland referred to as Drumnacanvy. All interested parties must make their own enquiries regarding any future statutory approvals that may be of interest.
Services: We understand that the property benefits from connections to mains water, mains electricity and a septic tank foul sewage system. Interested parties must make their own enquiries in relation to the position of, capacity of and availability of connection to any main sewage facility.
Title: We understand that title is Freehold
Capital Value: Land & Property Services web site have listed the Capital Value of the subject property as £205,000-00. They also confirm the overall floor space of the residence as 2,647 Square Feet (246 Sq. M). The Domestic Rates payable to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Council are £1,861-61 for the year commencing 01 April 2021.
Map: The map provided is merely for identification purposes only and shows the holding included in sale as outlined in red. It is not to be relied upon in relation to any contract or offer. All boundaries are subject to verification.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment following expressions of verifiable interest made to the selling agent.
Type of Tenure
Location of 179 Gilford Road
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