Have you ever fancied owning your own Downton Abbey-style stately home?
Well, now’s your chance, because one of Northern Ireland’s finest Georgian country residences is up for sale. It’s one of 59 properties and land worth £5 million which are due to go under the hammer at Belfast’s Europa Hotel later this month.
Both tenanted and vacant properties in Northern Ireland are included in the brochure but, undoubtedly, the main attraction will be Stranocum Hall, with a reserve price of £300,000.
Lambert Smith Hampton, said it has been approved and rated by the Tourist Board for guesthouse use.
It is a fine period Georgian property set in the middle of the countryside, which really does come with the feel of an elegant manor. On the lower ground floor there are a number of cellar rooms which include the original servants’ kitchen, wine cellar, gun room and entertainment room.
It isn’t very often that a property comes to the market in Northern Ireland with a stable block, store and one bedroom coachman’s house. It is expected to be popular, particularly with fans of Downton Abbey who are looking for their own rural retreat.
The fine period Georgian residence is one of the most impressive properties in the Ballymoney area.
Its elevated rural setting, a short distance from the town centre, provides uninterrupted views over the River Bush Valley and miles of surrounding Co Antrim countryside.
Situated on Fivey Road, Sranocum Hall was fully restored 17 years ago, and also benefits from the possibility of using the coachman’s house as a detached residence.
The portfolio on offer on November 20 includes sought-after residential, commercial and land lots across the province.
It’s a highly-anticipated auction, expected to attract some 400 bidders from the UK and Ireland, according to Lambert Smith Hampton.
If a property sells, an unconditional contract is signed on the day, a 10% deposit is paid upfront and the sale completes within four weeks.
There are commercial investments. For example, 14-16 Conway Square in Newtownards offers an excellent town centre retail opportunity with an estimated yearly rental value of £58,750 when fully let.
The property occupies a very prominent location on Conway Square, which is the prime pedestrianised shopping area within Newtownards town centre.”