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£650,000 (€757,116)

3 Ballyrusley Road, Portaferry, Co. Down

4 Bed

2 Bath

150 m²



  • Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
  • Overall Floor Area: 150 m²
Stunning 4 Bedroom Traditional Irish Thatch Cottage for Sale in Portaferry Northern Ireland Euro Resales Property ID: 9826692 Property Location 3 Ballyrusley Road Portaferry BT22 1JR Property Details An exceptional original thatch stone built cottage dating back to the 1800s is situated in an idyllic and picturesque setting of circa 2 acres. With only a few thatched cottages still in existence this really is an rare chance to own such an unique property and the lifestyle that comes with it. Meticulously presented throughout the cottage has old world character and charm with everything you expect for modern living with so many original period features it will come as no surprise it has been featured in several home and country magazines as well as 25 Most Beautiful Homes magazine. The main cottage overlooks the stunning gardens to the front, with a cobbled sun terrace to sit admire the magnificent country side views. To the rear it overlooks the large courtyard with original stable blocks, with previous planning passed to be converted into a three bedroom rental accommodation and could easily be converted into a quirky country retreat or art studio A thriving holiday rental business is currently operating from a separate one bedroom annex at the property, which has produced an lucrative income monthly income as well as an established bakery business that previously traded from the premises ....all making this a perfect opportunity for those looking to run a choice of successful businesses from the property. With extensive views to the rear over unspoilt open countryside the property has the original well and stream running along to the bottom of the garden, part of the area has now been cultivated to grow local tea trees, as well as fruit and veg. There are an abundance of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, from sailing on the Strangford Lough, cycling, fishing, walking and bird watching and with the bustling market town of Newtownards only 20 minutes away. About the Area 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 is home to the Exploris aquarium and is well known for the annual Gala Week Float Parade. It hosts its own small Marina, the Portaferry Marina. Starting in Portaferry town centre, the route follows the shoreline north of Portaferry, turning inland towards Kirkistown and reaching the Irish Sea at Cloughey with its expansive beach. Keeping the sea on your left you will arrive after a short detour at the National Trust village of Kearney with its beautifully preserved collection of white washed cottages and houses. You then continue towards the southernmost point of the peninsula, Ballyquintin Point before returning to Portaferry close to the Narrows where spectacular tidal races can be seen twice a day. The quiet roads on the southern end of the Peninsula are ideal for a carefree cycle with minimum disruption from vehicles, whilst the many sandy beaches are ideal for a picnic by the sea. A regular ferry service (bikes are carried free) links to the village of Strangford on the other side of the Lough. Portaferry can be accessed by public transport from Newtownards, Belfast and other towns. For further timetable information visit Bikes can be hired from Mike the Bike Cycle Hire, 53 Frances Street, Newtownards T: 028 9181 1311. Parking is available in Portaferry town centre where the route begins. Portaferry is located on the A20 from Newtownards, or via the Strangford Ferry from Downpatrick and the A25. Ferry times are available from Main Features €¢ 150m2 €¢ 8094m2 land plot €¢ 4 Bedrooms €¢ 2 Bathrooms €¢ Exceptional Original 2 Storey Thatched Stone Cottage Built in 1800 €¢ Idyllic Countryside Setting €¢ Minutes Drive From Quintin Bay and Stunning Beaches €¢ Set on Picturesque 2 Acre Site €¢ Period Features Throughout €¢ Contemporary One Bedroom Annexe Currently a Highly Succesful and Lucrative Holiday Rental €¢ Terrace and Covered Hot tub Area with Splendid Countryside Views €¢ On Site Business Premises (Previous Bakery Business) and Office €¢ Extensive Storage and Outbuildings €¢ Stables and Barn with Planning Permission for Residential Holiday Accomocation Conversion €¢ Massive potential in the holiday rental market €¢ Stunning views €¢ Close to essential amenities like such as supermarkets and pharmacies €¢ Close to many excellent bars and restaurants €¢ Great base from which to discover other fantastic areas of Northern Ireland €¢ Many excellent sports facilities, fishing, walking and cycling areas near by Contact us today to buy or sell your property in Ireland .

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