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The Elms

The origins of The Elms is a detached Georgian house with the original foot print being substantially enlarged in the later 19th century. The house is category C listed and retains many of its fine original features.

The house stands within a beautifully kept garden which is principally in lawn with well stocked borders and raised beds. The grounds extend to provide further land which is arranged in such a way as to afford a well sheltered paddock.

The present owners acquired the property five years ago and since doing so have carefully improved the interior of this fine house. A great range of well decorated accommodation is provided which is arranged over ground, first and attic floors.

Period features have been carefully retained to include ceiling roses, plaster cornices, timber panel doors, skirtings and architraves and impressive staircase with timber balustrade. All of the principal rooms and bedrooms enjoy views over the garden and grounds.

The house comprises: entrance vestibule with uPVC front door and tiled floor. The wide, impressive hall affords access to the sitting room, dining room, living room and kitchen. From the hall is the stair which affords access to the accommodation at first floor level. The sitting room enjoys a dual aspect with windows north and east and boasts superb decorative cornice and ornate rose and also original fireplace which incorporates marble over mantle. A multi fuel stove is mounted on the fireplace. The dining room has dual aspect with windows east and south and again displays fine decorative cornice and centre rose. The living room has double glazed French door to the garden (north) and further window to side (west). There is an open fireplace with a timber over mantle and cast iron fascia. The heart of any home is its kitchen and The Elms has an excellent kitchen of substantial proportions and with dual aspect, south and west. The kitchen affords ample space for dining and is well equipped with extensive range of cabinets extending at base and wall mounted levels. There is an oil fired four oven Aga, Belfast sink and stone tiled floor. From the kitchen there is a door through to a rear hallway from where access is gained to a utility room and cloakroom. In the utility room is a sink and the oil fired central heating boiler. The cloakroom is equipped with a wash hand basin vanity unit and built in cupboard.

Moving to the first floor the generous split level landing provides access to all five principal bedrooms, shower room and bathroom. The large master bedroom enjoys a dual aspect with windows north and east and it is from the master bedroom window that the really excellent view across surrounding farmland towards Loch Ryan can be enjoyed. A semi circle step up from the master bedroom to the en-suite shower which comprises wc, wash hand basin and shower. The second bedroom has dual aspect with windows east and south. The family bathroom has a contemporary twist and is equipped with a free standing wash hand bowl, a free standing bath and wc. The shower room comprises wc, wash hand basin and shower stall and is equipped with under floor heating. The third bedroom has a window which is south facing and also a dressing room off with window to side, west. Bedroom four has window to side, west and bedroom five a window to rear north. On to the attic floor there are two bedrooms one of which is presently used as a study/office, both rooms have a window to side, west and the ceilings are coombed. From the attic floor landing there is a door which affords access through to very useful storage in the roof space.

Price  £455,000

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