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The Old Forge, 70 Holywood Road, Craigantlet, Newtownards, County Down, BT23 4TQ

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3 Beds
1 Reception
Detached Cottage
D 58
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Location of The Old Forge

Holywood Road, Craigantlet, Newtownards

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  • A truly unique home
  • Former black smiths cottage dating back some 200 years
  • Three well-proportioned bedrooms
  • Master accessed via Sandstone staircase in turret
  • Open plan lounge/ dining/ kitchen 33'5 x 15'3
  • Luxury kitchen in French Walnut units, African Black Granite work surfaces and Rayburn range cooker
  • Luxury bathroom in White suite, installed April 2019
  • Utility room with handmade cabinetry and ceramic tiled floor
  • Gardens of Circa 0.5 of an acre laid out in large lawn, private timber deck area, large paved patio, hedging,well stocked rockery
  • Stable block with three large stables and separate tack room which could be suitable for a range of uses. Enclosed grass turning out area.
  • Large gravel driveway with plenty of off road parking plus a 2 bay carport
  • Oil fired central heating system
  • uPVC double glazed windows
  • Black uPVC French front doors with matching side lights, installed April 2019
  • Also benefiting from Full Planning Permission LA06/2020/0904/F to build a three bedroom cottage style detached home, with garage, where the stable block and turning out area is currently located. Th
  • Belfast City, Holywood, Ballyhackamore and Newtownards can all be reached in less than10 mins from this beautiful home. The Ulster Hospital, Stormont Buildings and the City Airport ae also close to ha


Ground Floor

Black Upvc French doors with matching side lights (installed April 2019) to...
LUXURY OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING/LOUNGE: 10.19m x 4.65m (33' 5" x 15' 3")
Excellent range of French Walnut units with soft close, African Black work surfaces, feature Black oil fired Rayburn range cooker, concealed pantry, wine racks, large island with matching units and African Black Granite work surfaces, single drainer stainless steel sink with mixer taps, integrated Fisher & Paykel dish washer, large breakfast bar, plumbed for American style fridge freezer, ceramic tiled floor to kitchen and dining area, polished wooden floor to lounge area, vaulted ceilings with exposed beams. Black wood burning stove, installed 2021, wall light points, and feature exposed stone wall.
UTILITY ROOM: 3.89m x 2.62m (12' 9" x 8' 7")
Excellent range of handmade Pine cabinetry with concealed Joule pressurised hot water cylinder, which was installed January 2019. Plumbed for washing machine, ceramic tiled floor, solid wooded door to rear.
Modern white suite installed April 2019 comprising: ceramic tiled panelled bath with mixer taps and telephone hand shower over bath, glass shower screen, floating vanity unit with wash hand basin and mixer taps, push button WC, Black towel radiator, wall tiling, period style ceramic tiled floor, LED recessed spotlighting, extractor fan.
Wall light points, feature Sandstone spiral staircase with exposed brick walls leading to Bedroom 1.
BEDROOM (2): 3.86m x 3.35m (12' 8" x 11' 0")
Feature period style cast iron fireplace, recessed spotlighting.
BEDROOM (3): 4.52m x 1.96m (14' 10" x 6' 5")
Range of built in wardrobes and shelving, also including a stow away single bed.

First Floor

MEZZANINE: 4.62m x 3.45m (15' 2" x 11' 4")
Polished wooden floor, Velux window, light and power, ideal space to use as a home office or a quiet place to read a good book.
BEDROOM (1): 4.42m x 3.86m (14' 6" x 12' 8")
Excellent range of handmade cabinetry with wardrobes, cupboards and concealed shelving. Feature exposed beams and tongue and groove ceiling.


DOUBLE BAY CAR PORT: 6.1m x 4.57m (20' 0" x 15' 0")
The property is accessed via an equestrian style wooden gate leading to large gravel drive with parking bay. Outbuilding with three good sized loose boxes and large separate tack room. This building could be used for a number of uses. There is a large grass turning out area in front of the stable block. Gardens: To front in large enclosed garden laid out in lawn, hedging, fencing, trees, oil storage tank, outside light and power socket. Rear in enclosed private timber deck terrace area, path and enclosed large paved patio area with double timber gates, large low maintenance flower bed in shrubs and well stocked rockery.


Offering For Sale this stunning, extended stone cottage to the open market. "The Old Forge" represents an opportunity to live in a historic, locally renowned former black smith's home. The original cottage dates back some 200 years, and was where the black smith for the Craigantlet Hills area was located in the days when horses and carts were a primary means of transport.

The property was renovated and extended in the 1990's by a previous owner, and has been further renovated by its current vendor to a high specification. The property has been extremely well known over the years, more so famous for its turret in the extension, which houses a beautiful Sandstone spiral staircase providing access to the master bedroom on the first floor.

Although the property has all the mod cons, thankfully most of its original features, character and charm have been retained including the vaulted ceilings with exposed beams, thick stone walls, Bangor blue slate roof and the smooth plaster exterior walls.

Holding three good sized bedrooms, the property has an open plan luxury kitchen in French Walnut units and African Black Granite work surfaces which is open to the dining and lounge area which has a Cream wood burning stove and exposed stone wall, at one end, a large utility room, luxury bathroom (installed April 2019), and feature Sandstone spiral staircase.

Externally the subject property rests on circa 0.5 acres of well-tended gardens to front, side and rear, in lawns private timber deck area, large paved patio, large gravel drive with two bay car port and plenty of parking. In addition there is a good sized outbuilding with three stables and separate tack room with a secluded area laid in grass which could be suitable for a number of different uses.

Interest is this unique property is likely to be high, so please do arrange your viewing appraisal at your earliest convenience, to help avoid disappointment.

Property Costs

  • Status: For Sale
  • Offers Around£315,000

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Simon Brien Residential (Newtownards)
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Energy Performance Certificate

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D 58

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