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'Thomastown', 2 Abbacy Road, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1PG

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4 Beds
3 Receptions
Detached villa
E 43
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Location of 'Thomastown'

Travelling along the Deerpark Road turn onto Lough Cowey Road and drive to the end, turn right onto Abbacy Road, No. 2 is located on the left hand side.

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  • A beautifully restored country residence, spread over 3 floors
  • Dating back to c. 1912 with full catalogue of original features
  • Located only 1 mile from the shores of Strangford Lough
  • Surrounded by rolling farmland providing an ever changing landscape
  • Offering a clever blend of contemporary living with traditional character
  • Entrance hall with feature original staircase
  • Large formal dining room, original slate fireplace
  • Living room, original slate fireplace
  • Luxury bespoke in-frame kitchen, "Fisher & Paykel" range, island and views to Strangford Lough
  • Fantastic home office/ studio accessed via staircase above kitchen
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Master suite with dressing room and en suite shower room
  • Separate butler and maid's pantries
  • Cloakroom area and downstairs WC
  • Snug with slate fireplace
  • Utility room
  • Beautiful surrounding mature gardens laid out in lawns, well stocked flower beds, and woodland
  • Oil fired central heating system
  • Original sash windows, partly double glazed


Ground Floor

Solid wood front door with side light and fan light, corniced ceiling.
Original period tiled floor, glazed door with matching side light and fan light to:
Solid wooden floor, cornice ceiling, ceiling rose, feature original staircase with storage below.
FORMAL DINING: 4.95m x 4.83m (16' 3" x 15' 10")
Original slate fireplace, tiled inset, open fire, polished wood floor, picture rail, corniced ceiling, ceiling rose, bay window with timber panelling.
LIVING ROOM: 6.05m x 4.98m (19' 10" x 16' 4")
Original slate fireplace, tiled inset, open fire, corniced ceiling, ceiling rose, dual aspect, feature bay window with timber panelling, picture rail.
BUTLERS PANTRY: 4.95m x 1.24m (16' 3" x 4' 1")
Range of shelving and cupboards, solid wooden floor.
Solid wooden floor, white suite comprising: concealed WC, pedestal wash hand basin, low flush WC, timber panelled walls.
SNUG: 4.95m x 3.35m (16' 3" x 11' 0")
Attractive period slate fireplace, Belfast brick inset, wood burning stove, slate tiled hearth, dual aspect, picture rail, corniced ceiling.
LUXURY BESPOKE KITCHEN: 6.38m x 4.52m (20' 11" x 14' 10")
Range of high and low level in frame solid wood units, oak work surfaces, free standing 'Fisher and Paykel' range cooker, black extractor hood, free standing dresser, island with Belfast sink with mixer taps, drawers and cupboards, oak work surfaces, dual aspect, views over countryside to Strangford Lough, French doors to rear garden, feature exposed stone and red brick wall, solid mahogany floor from the Drawing Offices from Harland and Wolff. Stairs to:
OFFICE/STUDIO: 4.52m x 3.12m (14' 10" x 10' 3")
Solid wooden floor, minstrel gallery, triple aspect views to countryside and Strangford Lough.
MAIDS PANTRY: 2.03m x 1.5m (6' 8" x 4' 11")
Quarry tiled floor, Keylite window.
UTILITY ROOM: 3.23m x 2.62m (10' 7" x 8' 7")
Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, low level units, Formica roll edge work surfaces, quarry tiled floor, plumbed for washing machine, keylite window, double glazed door to rear garden, concealed oil fired boiler, views to Strangford Lough.

First Floor

Hotpress with laundry chute wall light points, feature stained glass window.
Coloured suite comprising: panelled bath with Mira thermostatically controlled shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, oak panelled walls, pitch pine floor.
Coloured suite comprising: low flush WC, oak panelled walls, pitch pine floor.
MASTER BEDROOM: 5.23m x 3.99m (17' 2" x 13' 1")
Picture rail, feature bay window with timber panels, solid wooden floor.
DRESSING ROOM: 1.98m x 1.98m (6' 6" x 6' 6")
Solid wooden floor, glazed door to:
White suite comprising: Glass panel separate fully tiled shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower with rain head, wall mounted wash hand basin with mixer taps, low flush WC, bidet, picture rail, ceramic tiled floor.
BEDROOM (2): 5.23m x 3.89m (17' 2" x 12' 9")
Picture rail.
BEDROOM (3): 5.18m x 3.66m (17' 0" x 12' 0")
Period fireplace with open fire, dual aspect, countryside views to Strangford Lough.

Second Floor

BEDROOM (4): 5.26m x 3.35m (17' 3" x 11' 0")
Feature original cast iron fireplace, open fire, velux window, solid pine floor, stunning views to countryside and Strangford Lough.


Beautiful gardens surround the property and offer large lawn areas, well stocked flowerbeds in collection of planting, shrubs, bushes and trees. There is also a woodland area, which would be the ideal place for adults and children to explore and learn about the outdoors. Outbuildings including a good single garage, new stone store room 4 x 5m, green house and a tool shed.
The property is accessed via its own private lane, flanked by native hedging and approaches onto an extensive gravel parking courtyard providing plenty of space for all the family, and visitors.


'Thomastown' is beautifully located on the cusp of Portaferry amidst the surrounding farmland of the Newtownards peninsula, less than 1 mile from the shore of Strangford Lough. Set on the eastern shore of the lough, approximately a 40 minute drive from Belfast and easily accessible to Downpatrick by the Strangford ferry in Portaferry town. The subject property is exceptionally well placed, enjoying all the attributes of rural living, yet still within a comfortable commuting distance to Belfast, Lisburn and other surrounding towns, as well as a number of leading schools, and amenities within the greater Strangford Lough Lecale Area.

This detached country residence, dating back to 1912, is set in grounds extending to c. 1.4 acres of well stocked gardens and small woodland, has been beautifully maintained and extended by the present vendors during their custodianship, and provides a magnificent family layout, spread over 3 floors, and extending to approximately 3,400 Sq Ft.

In keeping with its origins this stone built residence has been sympathetically restored and cleverly blends contemporary living with traditional character. On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises of a vestibule porch, an impressive entrance hall which sets the scene for the bright and airy accommodation, large formal dining room, living room, butler's pantry, downstairs WC with cloakroom, snug, luxury bespoke kitchen with stairs to a fantastic home office, maid's pantry and utility room.

On the first floor are three impressive double bedrooms, including master suite with dressing room and en-suite shower room, large open landing with laundry chute and a family bathroom to service the other bedrooms. Leading to the second floor there is a very handy luggage room and a further double bedroom with original cast iron fireplace.

All in all, a superbly restored country house in a most sought after and accessible area of County Down. Viewing is by private appointment, to arrange please contact our Newtownards branch on 02891 800700.

Property Costs

  • Status: For Sale
  • Offers Around£490,000

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Simon Brien Residential (Newtownards)
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E 43

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