We are delighted to offer this fantastic, unique opportunity to purchase a Georgian town house in Portaferry. The property is grade B Listed and constructed in 1810, retaining many of its original features and character, including sash windows, cast iron fireplaces, high ceilings and cornicing. Described in the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society publication on Portaferry as "A very fine three - bay three -storey stucco house of C.1810, with three-light windows in all floors, glazing bars intact on the top floor only; quoins and keystones; the shallow three light porch added C. 1850" There are seven bedrooms and 3 reception rooms and currently one bathroom.
The property was purchased in 2015 by the current owner and with a view to a complete renovation and owner occupation. In 2018 a not fit for purpose rear extension was demolished, along with the removal of all and any asbestos from walls and skirting boards to roof, as per Historic Building instructions, and validated by Building Control. Other necessary work including relining of the underground drains and removal of the kitchen units which were in a bad state, saving prospective developers on skip time and effort was carried out. Unfortunately the owner/seller then had to return to live in England, and was unable to continue with the project and hence the decision to put this property back on the market. The architect’s plans, and Building Control approval of the plans which took three years to obtain approval for, with multiple visits from various Historic Buildings teams are available for inspection, and include a ground floor extension with a “bath room”, a first floor bathroom which, instead of being an en-suite, would open onto the landing to be shared by the other bedroom on the first floor, and an additional bathroom on the second floor, thus allowing for 3 bathrooms, one on each floor. Portaferry is a small town in County Down, Northern Ireland, at the southern end of the Ards Peninsula, near the Narrows at the entrance to Strangford Lough. It had a population of 2,467 people in the 2001 Census. It has an aquarium and is well known for the annual Galway Hookers Regatta. It hosts its own small Marina, the Portaferry Marina. A passenger/car ferry service operates daily at 15-minute intervals between Portaferry and Strangford, less than a mile apart, conveying about 500,000 passengers each year.
ENTRANCE Entrance to porch via original doorway
PORCH: Original featured tiled floor and wood panelling, Internal 1/2 glazed door with twin panels to Entrance Hall.
ENTRANCE HALL: Wood effect wall panelling, Under stairs storage cupboard, Phone point, Double Radiator.
DINING ROOM: 12' 6" x 11' 6" plus bay (Average) Original Georgian Sash bay windows, Cornicing, Dado rail, Double Radiator, Internal 'period' door to Kitchen
LAUNDRY ROOM 10' 5" x 8' 6" at widest point Low level units with roll-edge worktops, Stainless steel sink with drainer, Shelving, Plumbed for washing machine, Original stone flooring, Wood panelled bay window
FAMILY ROOM 12' 11" x 15' 0" into alcove plus bay Original cast iron fireplace with tiled inset, original tiled hearth & decorative surround, Cornicing Original Georgian Sash bay window , Feature arched alcove
STAIRCASE Original spindle staircase with spiral handrail
1ST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM (1): 10' 8" x 16' 4" Laminate flooring. Double radiator, UPVC double glazed window with original shutters, Cornicing Storage units
LOUNGE: 12' 6" x 19' 4" average Original cast iron fireplace with tiled inset, original tiled hearth & decorative surround, Laminate flooring, Cornicing & feature period ceiling rose, 2 bay windows, TV point, Double radiator.
BEDROOM (2): 13' 3" x 13' 0" Fireplace with tiled hearth & surround, Laminate flooring, Storage cupboard, Nay window, Cornicing, Double readiator, Door to ensuite
ENSUITE BATHROOM: White suite comprising of WC, wash hand basin and bath, Wood effect wall panelling, UPVC double glazed window
2ND FLOOR LANDING VIA SPINDLE STAIRCASE
BEDROOM (3): 16' 3" x 10' 10" Original wooden floorboards, UPVC double glazed window, door to adjoining bedroom
BEDROOM (4): 12' 6" x 10' 5" Tiled fireplace & hearth, Cornicing, Period bay window, Views across Strangford Lough towards Castleward.
BEDROOM (5): 8' 7" x 9' 5" Cornicing, Period bay window, Views across Strangford lough towards Castleward .
BEDROOM (6): 13' 3" x 12' 1" Cast iron fireplace & surround, Original wooden floorboards, Cornicing, Period bay window, Views across Strangford Lough towards Castleward
BEDROOM (7): 8' 11" x 10' 1" Original wooden floorboards, Views across Strangford Lough
OUTSIDE Vehicular access to oil tank and bins and rear patio area via side gate from Ferry Street, Gravelled & Paved rear patio area partially enclosed with fencing, outside light, UPVC oil tank.
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