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'Blackwater Cottage', 33 Ballymartin Road, Killinchy BT23 6QR

Sale Agreed £295,000

Key Information

Address 'Blackwater Cottage', 33 Ballymartin Road, Killinchy
Price Last listed at Offers around £295,000
Style Country House
Bedrooms 4
Receptions 2
Bathrooms 2
Heating Oil
EPC Rating E52/D66 (co2: E44/D58)
Status Sale Agreed

Additional Information


A delightful detached Country Cottage set on a superb private rural site extending to approximately an acre with pleasing far reaching views over the surround countryside.

Internally, this most appealing property is full of character and charm, boasting tastefully presented, bright, well-proportioned family accommodation all on the one level.

The detached garage provides much desired storage plus the converted roof space offers options for various different uses.

The landscaped gardens are mostly laid in lawn with mature tree and shrub planting including Apple and Plum trees, all enclosed by mature well maintained boundary hedging, which provide a good degree of privacy. The extensive rear paved patio and raised timber decked seating area are perfect for a family BBQ and al fresco dining.

There are additional lands circa 1.7 acres set out as one large field, currently used for grazing. It has gate access from the rear garden and also from Ballymartin Road. This may appeal to those with equine interest.  This can be purchased by separate negotiation.

The property is conveniently located just a short drive from both Lisbane and Balloo Villages which offer a variety of local amenities including the renowned Balloo House and Poachers Pocket restaurants, The thatched ‘The Old Post Office coffee shop, Pantry and Gift Shop, local farm shop and butchers, convenience store and the Crafty Fox gift shop.  Local bus services and commuter routes provide good access to the surround Villages and Belfast City Centre, along with bus services to popular schools in Comber, Newtownards, Belfast and Downpatrick. The renowned Killinchy Primary School and the shores of Strangford Lough are close at hand.


Some of the features included are:

  • 4 Bedrooms including Master with ensuite shower room
  • Large Lounge with attractive Victorian style fireplace
  • Open plan Kitchen and Dining area with central fireplace with cast iron wood burning stove
  • Handmade reclaimed yellow Pine fitted kitchen with brass handles and Melamine 'granite pattern' work tops
  • Country style bathroom with a white suite including bath and separate shower
  • Utility room
  • Oil fired central heating
  • White PVC double glazing
  • Beam Vacuum system
  • Reclaimed pine internal doors
  • Oil fired central heating including under floor heating to hallway, dining and lounge
  • Large detached double garage with converted roof space storage
  • Sweeping tarmac driveway and well planted landscaped gardens
  • Additional lands extending to 1.7 acres approx. available by separate negotiation


ACCOMMODATION (All measurements are approximate)

Granite tiled front step. Painted hardwood front door with glazed inset and side panels.

ENTRANCE HALL:  Telephone point, Beam vacuum point.

LOUNGE:  18’7” x 14’9”.  Partly glazed door.  Victorian cast iron fireplace with decorative Pine surround, tiled insert and slate tiled hearth. Television aerial point. View to front.


KITCHEN & DINING AREA:  25’7” x 13’11”.

KITCHEN: Hand crafted yellow pine fitted kitchen with range of high and low level units with Melamine 'granite pattern' work tops, inset twin sink and drainer unit with brass mixer taps,  Siemens 5 ring gas hob with matching yellow pine canopy with extractor fan and light. Built in Bosch Double oven,  semi integrated Bosch dishwasher,  plumbed for American style fridge, larder cupboard, Chinese slate floor. Open to:-

DINING AREA: Inglenook style fireplace with Chinese slate tiled hearth, inset freestanding cast iron multi-fuel stove.  Chinese slate floor, television point. White PVC double glazed French doors to side patio.

UTILITY ROOM:  7’5” x 5’10”. Cream low level units, Pine tall storage cupboard, laminate work tops, fully tiled walls, fuse box, heating controls, Chinese slate tiled floor. Hardwood stable style rear door with    ‘Kingfisher’ stained glass inset.



BEDROOM 4/STUDY:  12’6” x 11’5”. Partly glazed reclaimed pine door. 

BATHROOM:  11’5” x 7’3”. Fully tiled bathroom comprising of panelled bath, Vanity unit with ‘Imperial’ sink unit and chrome taps, Built in Showerlux shower cubicle with Mira Excel thermostatic shower, Chrome heated towel radiator. PVC tongue and groove ceiling with recessed spotlights,  Amtico wood strip effect flooring, White PVC tongue and groove ceiling.  Recessed low voltage spotlights.

BEDROOM 2:  13’11” x 9’10”.  Contemporary high output radiator.

HALLWAY:Double Hot Press cupboard with new copper cylinder and immersion heater, access to roof Space. Beam Vacuum point.

BEDROOM 3:  10’1” x 9’10”. Built in dressing unit and twin wardrobes. Contemporary tall standing high output radiator.

MASTER BEDROOM:  13’1” x 11’5”.Built in range of wardrobes. Contemporary tall standing, high output radiator.

EN-SUITE SHOWER:Modern shower enclosure with Mira Sports electric shower unit, low flush WC, Pine vanity unit with ‘Cottage’ sink unit and chrome taps, Chrome heated towel radiator, fully tiled walls, PVC tongue and groove ceiling with recessed low voltage spotlights, ceramic tiled floor.



LARGE DETACHED GARAGE:  21’6” x 21’1”.  Large single roller shutter door.  Light and power.  Plumbed for washing machine.  Side door access. Staircase up to storage above. Timber staircase to converted roof space. 


Entrance pillars with large timber gate gives access to sweeping tarmac driveway leading round to further  pillars and generous tarmac parking at the side of the house. Front garden in mostly in lawn with well planted flower beds and shrub planting along the laneway. Laneway lights. Beech hedging. Septic tank.

To the rear of the house is a large paved patio area with steps up to a raised patio area and timber decked seating area. Escallonia hedging, access to further lawned top garden area with hedge planting along top boundary and native tree planting. Concealed oil tank.  Five bar gate to top field. Side garden fronting onto the Ballymartin Road with mature well maintained boundary hedging, Orchard with plum, cooking and eating apple trees.  Native tree planting. Lough views.  Concealed oil tank.  Five bar gate to top field.


ADDITIONAL LANDS: available by separate negotiation. Circa 1.7 acres with gate access from the rear garden and Ballymartin Road. Post and wire stock fencing andmature hedge boundaries. Currently used for grazing. May appeal to those with equine interests.


DOMESTIC RATE:            Ards and North Down Council: 0.007256

                                        Rates payable 2017/2018= £ 1560.04 approx.      

TENURE:                          FREEHOLD    


EPC RATING:                   Current: E52               Potential: D66

EPC  REFERENCE:           9005-2127-8029-8800-9283


Agar Murdoch & Deane Ltd for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are given notice that: (i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees, and not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract, (ii) all descriptions, dimensions, references to conditions and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. (iii) No person in the employment of Agar Murdoch & Deane Ltd has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.