Ballyhenry House, 3 Loughshore Road, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1PD | Property for sale | Savills
362.69 sq m
Asking price £750,000(฿32,040,537)

Ballyhenry House3 Loughshore Road, Portaferry, County Down, BT22 1PD


    Key features

    • Accommodation extending to approximately 3,904 sq. ft
    • Planning permission for a distillery (Ref: X/2014/0169/F)
    • Detached garage with annex
    • Rural, scenic appointed location
    • Additional lands of approx. 15.6 acres

    5 Bedroom Detached Country Residence with Spectacular Views over Strangford Lough

    About this property

    • Ballyhenry House comprises a detached country residence occupying an elevated site, with breath taking views over Strangford Lough & The Narrows. The property is approached via a sweeping driveway flanked by traditional stone walls and an array of trees, leading to parking to the east of the dwelling. The bright accommodation is laid out over two floors of generous and elegant proportions, as shown on the accompanying plans.

      The house has been beautifully designed to take advantage of the spectacular views over Strangford Lough & the surrounding scenery. Notable period features include the sliding sash hardwood double glazed windows, as well as the beautiful ornate ceiling roses and cornicing throughout.
      The ground floor comprises a luxury open plan kitchen and living area with double doors that open out to the front garden, an exceptional drawing room, dining room, studio/office, luxury bathroom, and cloakroom with WC. On the first floor, there are five well-proportioned bedrooms, two of which have en suite shower rooms and enjoy uninterrupted views of the Lough. The property further benefits from an air exchange system throughout, as well as underfloor heading on the ground floor.

      Externally the property boasts a beautifully landscaped garden to the front, with a sundeck that benefits from an idyllic setting overlooking Strangford Lough. The garden is bound by a variety of trees and hedgerow that offers added privacy. To the rear of the property there is a walled garden, restored barn with stabling, and detached double garage with an annex above, suitable for a granny flat or teenage den subject to the relevant permissions. The property further benefits from planning permission for a distillery to the northeast of the main dwelling, under planning reference X/2014/0169/F. Full planning documents and drawings can be made available upon request.

      The farmland at Ballyhenry House extends to approximately 15.6 acres (6.07 ha) and is currently laid in grass. The land comprises two rectangular fields, one of which is accessed from the yard, whilst the other is accessed off an internal farm track.

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    This is a unique opportunity to purchase a detached country residence with planning permission for a distillery & breath taking views over Strangford Lough.

    Megan HoustonProperty agent

    Local information

    • Portaferry is a small town in county down, at the southern end of the Ards Peninsula, near the narrows at the entrance to Strangford Lough.
    • The Portaferry area is popular with local and foreign tourists for its beauty, history, wildlife and other visitor attractions. Strangford Lough is the largest sea inlet in the British Isles. It is Northern Ireland's first Marine Nature Reserve and is renowned as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Special Scientific Interest, with six National Nature Reserves within its reaches. Over 2000 species of marine animals have been found in the Lough and internationally important flocks of wildfowl and wading birds converge there in winter. The Lough is also the most important site in Ireland for breeding common seals.
    • The Portaferry - Strangford Ferry service operates daily at 30-minute intervals (7.45am to 10.45pm) between the villages of Portaferry and Strangford, less than 1500 metres apart, conveying about 500,000 passengers per annum.
    • Whilst Ballyhenry House benefits from an extremely private setting and a wonderful feeling of remoteness, it is only a short walk away from a number of amenities in Portaferry. An abundance of sporting and leisure activities are also available nearby, with Clearsky Adventure Centre a short 7 km distant offering kayaking, canoeing, archery, and mountain biking to name a few. The National Trust Castle Ward, Portaferry Marina, Corrog Wood, National Trust Ballyhenry Island, Cloughey Bay Beach, Winterfell Castle, and Delamont Country Park are all within close proximity.
    • For boating enthusiasts, there are a number of yacht/sailing clubs nearby to include Portaferry sailing club, Strangford sailing club, Quoile Yacht Club, Killyleagh Yacht Club & East Down Yacht Club.
    • Local schooling is available at Portaferry Integrated Primary School (2 km), St Columba's College (3 km), St Mary's Primary School (3 km), St Joseph's Primary School (3 km), Down High School (16 km) and Downpatrick Primary School (16 km).

    Additional information

    • Tenure = Freehold