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Hillgrove House, 80 Ballyrainey Road, Comber, NEWTOWNARDS, County Down, BT23 5JU

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6 Beds
6 Receptions
E 47
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Location of Hillgrove House

Ballyrainey Road, Comber

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  • A charming country house dating back to c. 1827 featuring the original date stone in the reception hall
  • Occupying a private site with lands totalling c.7.7 Acres
  • Views over rolling county down countryside
  • Highly sought after rural location, only 10 minutes From Belfast, 5 minutes to Comber and Newtownards
  • Ideal for those with equestrian interests
  • Six bedrooms, Six reception rooms
  • Large reception entrance hall
  • Drawing room with gas fire and double opening doors to patio and sun room
  • Sun room
  • Country style fitted kitchen with casual dining
  • Conservatory
  • Principal suite with dressing room, en suite bathroom and balcony with views across rolling Country Down countryside
  • Bathroom and shower room on first floor
  • WC and cloaks on ground floor
  • Utility room
  • Extensive floored roof space
  • Five stables, tack room and two stores
  • All weather arena, wired for flood lights
  • Oil fired central heating (Gravity feed boiler)
  • Extended, re-wired, re-plumbed and re-roofed in 2004
  • Alarm system installed
  • Dual gated entrance leading to tarmacked driveway with ample parking and turning space
  • Extensive manicured garden to front, rear and side in lawn with raised shrub beds, rockeries and mature hedge boundary
  • Multiple patio areas in brick paviour to front and side
  • Stoned flowerbed with water feature
  • Additional field measuring c 6.5 acres
  • Freehold


Ground Floor

Hardwood entrance door to:
With outdoor light.
LARGE RECEPTION HALL: 5.51m x 4.44m (18' 1" x 14' 7")
Ceramic tiled floor, corniced ceiling, exposed beams, wired for wall lights, recessed lighting, fireplace with wood burning stove in brick inset, quarry tiled hearth and beam mantle, staircase to First Floor.
MORNING ROOM: 4.85m x 3.89m (15' 11" x 12' 9")
Chinese slate floor, open fire with ornate wood surround, marble ineset and hearth, corniced ceiling, recessed lighting.
KITCHEN/DINING: 5.89m x 5.74m (19' 4" x 18' 10")
At widest points. Excellent range of high and low level solid maple units, recess for range, recess for American style fridge freezer, Belfast sink unit with mixer tap, plate rack, solid granite work surface, built in bench seating, wine rack, dresser unit, integrated dishwasher, exposed beams, ceramic tiled floor, recessed lighting, under unit lighting, space for casual dining for 4-6 people, glazed double doors opening to conservatory.
CONSERVATORY: 5.18m x 3.63m (17' 0" x 11' 11")
Wired for wall lights, chinese slate flooring, double opening doors to patio and gardens.
DRAWING ROOM: 9.04m x 5.97m (29' 8" x 19' 7")
Solid wood strip floor, wired for wall lights, recessed lighting, gas fire with ornate marble surround and hearth, double opening doors to patio, double opening doors to garden room.
GARDEN ROOM: 5.38m x 4.11m (17' 8" x 13' 6")
Solid wood strip floor, wired for wall lights, feature vaulted ceiling with twin velux windows and exposed beams, double opening doors to patio.
REAR PORCH: 2.67m x 1.45m (8' 9" x 4' 9")
Hardwood glazed door, ceramic tiled floor, recessed lighting, storage cupboard and pressurised hot water cylinder.
CLOAKROOM: 2.77m x 1.52m (9' 1" x 5' 0")
Ample hanging and boot storage, ceramic tiled floor, corniced ceiling, recessed lighting, additional storage cupboard.
Low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin, ceramic tiled floor, corniced ceiling, recessed lighting.
UTILITY ROOM: 2.92m x 1.57m (9' 7" x 5' 2")
Range of low level units, 1.5 drainer sink unit with mixer taps, plumbed for washing machine, vented for tumble dryer, ceramic tiled floor.

First Floor

Corniced ceiling, recessed lighting. Access via Slingsby style ladder to fully floored roofspace with power and recessed lighting and twin velux windows with built in blinds.
MASTER BEDROOM: 5.94m x 5.36m (19' 6" x 17' 7")
Solid wood strip floor, recessed lighting, wall light wiring. Double opening doors to terrace with views across surrounding countryside and outside lighting.
DRESSING ROOM: 3.43m x 1.73m (11' 3" x 5' 8")
Recessed lighting, access to roofspace. Built in open hanging rails and shelving.
ENSUITE BATHROOM: 3.4m x 2.26m (11' 2" x 7' 5")
White suite comprising: Low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, Jacuzzi bath with mixer tap, shower with thermostatic shower unit, tiled floor, partly tiled walls, wall light wiring, recessed lighting.
BEDROOM (2): 4.01m x 3.58m (13' 2" x 11' 9")
At widest points. Solid wood strip floor, recessed lighting, built in wardrobes, drawers and desk space.
BEDROOM (3): 3.58m x 3.1m (11' 9" x 10' 2")
Solid wood strip floor, recessed lighting, built in wardrobes, drawers and desk space.
SHOWER ROOM: 2.77m x 1.57m (9' 1" x 5' 2")
Vanity sink unit with built in storage and closed cistern WC, corner shower with thermostatic shower unit, fully tiled walls, tiled floor, recessed lighting.
BEDROOM (4): 4.42m x 2.62m (14' 6" x 8' 7")
Recessed lighting, corniced ceiling, wood laminate floor, range of built in wardrobes and drawers.
BEDROOM (5): 4.88m x 2.87m (16' 0" x 9' 5")
Corniced ceiling, recessed lighting, wood laminate floor, built in wardrobe with hanging space, views across surrounding countryside.
STUDY: 2.92m x 2.57m (9' 7" x 8' 5")
Corniced ceiling, recessed lighting, views across surrounding countryside.
BATHROOM: 2.57m x 2.54m (8' 5" x 8' 4")
Traditional style white suite comprising of low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled panelled bath, fully tiled walk in shower cubicle with thermostatic shower unit, tiled floor, partly tiled walls, heated towel radiator, tongue and groove panelled ceiling, recessed lighting.


Water supply, light and power.
STABLE 1: 4.57m x 2.72m (15' 0" x 8' 11")
STABLE 2: 4.62m x 3.2m (15' 2" x 10' 6")
STABLE 3: 4.75m x 4.67m (15' 7" x 15' 4")
TACK ROOM: 3.02m x 2.41m (9' 11" x 7' 11")
STABLE 4: 3.2m x 3.12m (10' 6" x 10' 3")
STABLE 5: 3.25m x 2.95m (10' 8" x 9' 8")
STORE 1: 3.2m x 2.92m (10' 6" x 9' 7")
STORE 2: 3.28m x 2.79m (10' 9" x 9' 2")
Dual gated entrance leading to tarmac car parking and turning area.
Outdoor lighting. Excellent manicured gardens to front, side and rear in lawn with raised shrub beds and rockeries, mature hedge boundary, multiple patio areas in brick pavior to front and side, stoned flowerbed with shrubs and water feature.
Wired for floodlights.
Additional field measuring 6.5 acres.


'Hillgrove House' is situated in a highly sought after semi-rural location with an elevated setting and extensive views over rolling County Down countryside.
The property set in grounds extending to c. 7.7 acres, and whilst enjoying all of the attributes of country living, the property is only a 5 minute drive to Comber and Newtownards, and 10 minutes to Belfast.
Dating back to c. 1827 the property was modernised in 2004 when it was extended, sympathetically restored, maintained and re-roofed with Bangor Blue slate tiles. The property offers extensive accommodation with a layout adaptable to differing family requirements.
On the ground floor, the accommodation comprises a large reception hall, drawing room, living room, country style kitchen with casual dining, sun room, conservatory, utility room and WC/cloaks. On the first floor there are six bedrooms, including a magnificent master bedroom suite with dressing room, ensuite and balcony with superb views across the rolling County Down countryside. On this floor there is also a family bathroom and shower room. The property benefits oil fired central heating, double glazed windows and has an alarm system installed.
The property is set amidst extensive grounds with dual entry entrance gates and an array of outbuildings including 5 stables, a tack room and 2 stores. There is an all-weather school and a field measuring c. 6.5 acres. The property itself sits nestled in its own private mature gardens with an array of patio areas, manicured beds, water feature and lawns.
All in all, a superb country residence in a most sought after and accessible area of County Down.
Viewing is by private appointment, and is highly recommended.

Property Costs

  • Status: For Sale
  • Asking Price£695,000
  • Stamp Duty: £9,750*

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