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The Linen Suite, 1 Ardara House, 11 Ballygowan Road, Comber, BT23 5PG

Offers over £399,950

Key Information

Address The Linen Suite, 1 Ardara House, 11 Ballygowan Road, Comber, BT23 5PG
Price Offers over £399,950
Style Ground Floor Apartment
Bedrooms 2
Receptions 2
Bathrooms 2
Heating Oil
Status For sale

Additional Information

This is a truly unique and exquisitely restored ground floor apartment of immense quality and character. Steeped in history, ‘The Linen Suite’ incorporates a blend of all the essence of the original Grade II listed Ardara House Residence with high quality modern day conveniences, resulting in a property that is not only, luxurious but spacious and easily maintained.

The property has recently undergone further improvements with the addition of a new 4 door oil fired Aga range, newly installed luxury ensuite shower suite comprising of a large walk-in shower, gold shower and tap fittings, high quality tiling and flooring plus a superbly refurbished second shower room which service the second bedroom.

Dating back to 1872, Ardara House was built by the Andrews family and was the birth place of Thomas Andrews Jr, the chief designer, owner and managing director of Belfast’s world famous Harland and Wolff Shipyard. Thomas Andrews Jr was renowned for being the designer of the ill-fated White Star Liner, Titanic, which sank on its maiden voyage in 1912.

In 1988, Ardara House was sympathetically sub divided into 6 very individual luxury apartments of which this, ‘The Linen Suite’ is one of the largest and incorporates the impressive original main entrance and  hallway, stunning Drawing room and the Dining room which was, now forms part of the Master bedroom suite.

The property is approached  through cast iron gates and a curved sweeping tree lined driveway leading to allocated carport parking at the rear.  The delightful mature grounds are laid out in well maintained lawns, bounded by mature Rhododendron bushes and native trees providing privacy, shelter and seasonal colour. A recent addition of vegetable garden has provided superb space to grow your own vegetables in raised beds. The space offers additional parking space and a sunny sheltered area to potter or just to sit and relax on a warm summer’s evening.

Located just on the outskirts of Comber Town Centre yet within walking distance of all the local amenities. The orbital commuter routes are close at hand and provide good access to the surrounding Villages, Stormont Buildings, The Ulster Hospital, George Best City Airport and Belfast City Centre.

It is only on closer inspection that one can fully appreciate the real quality of this property and it is rare opportunity for a discerning buyer to buy this glorious apartment and a little piece of world renowned local history.


Some of the features included are:

  • 2 Superb Bedrooms including a fabulous Master bedroom with luxury brand new en-suite shower room and a built-in wardrobe
  • Stunning, Gracious Drawing room with feature bay windows, original carved marble fireplace and hand crafted hardwood panelling with double doors
  • Impressive original Entrance and Reception/ Dining Hall (28’0” x 8’9”)
  • Superb Modern hand crafted fitted painted Kitchen including large island unit with granite work tops, integrated appliances and a 4 door oil fired Aga range
  • Cloakroom WC
  • Refurbished luxury shower room with modern white suite and Victorian style Chrome fittings
  • Utility room
  • Original ornate plaster cornice, friezes and porticosLuxurious quality original wood work, full of rich colour and lustre
  • Original sash windows with double glazing and original working shutters
  • Intruder alarm
  • Oil fired central heating system plus oil fired aga in the kitchen
  • Car port with storage and garden store
  • Delightful Mature private gardens full of ever green and seasonal colour
  • New tarmac parking area with seating area and raised vegetable beds


ACCOMMODATION (All measurements are approximate)

Access through the original front entrance.

LARGE ENTRANCE PORCH: Painted panelled front door with semi circular fan light above and glazed side windows. Vestibule with chequered tiled floor and inset floor mat. Feature ‘ivy leaf’ etched glazed inner door with matching side panels and window light above.

RECEPTION/ DINING HALL: 28’1” x 8’9”. Original solid Oregon pine strip flooring, ornate plaster works, cornicing and decorative frieze. Wired for wall lights, intruder alarm, telephone point, store cupboard.

CLOAKROOM: Modern white suite comprising of high flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps, solid Oregon pine flooring, wired for wall lights, extractor fan.

DRAWING ROOM: 23’1” x 21’5” (at widest point).  Original carved marble fireplace with cast iron and decorative tiled inset, tiled hearth, ornate plaster cornice and frieze, feature original sash bay windows with concealed blinds and original shutters. Television aerial point, solid Oregon pine flooring, hand crafted panelling and mahogany double doors with inset etched glazed panels to:

LUXURY KITCHEN: 16’1” x 15’5”. Superb recently installed high quality painted kitchen units with a range of tall cupboards including a larder cupboard fitted out with spice racks, shelving, granite cold shelf, drawers and power points. Integrated tall fridge and separate freezer.  Large Island unit with granite worktop and breakfast bar with inset twin Belfast sink unit, polished Chrome mixer tap, integrated Bosch dishwasher, recycle bin drawer, cutlery and storage drawers. Recently installed 4 door Grey oil fired Aga range, feature tiled recess,  painted timber over mantle with wrought iron hanging rail, solid Oregon strip pine flooring. Ornamental plaster cornice and frieze. Concealed blinds and window shutters. Television aerial point.

UTILITY: Built-in units and laminate work tops, plumbed for washing machine, ducted for tumble dryer, wall tiling, and ceramic tiled floor.

MASTER BEDROOM: 22’9” x 14’0” (max into bay) Original slate fireplace with cast iron and tiled inset hearth, Oregon pine strip flooring, walk in wardrobe, ornamental plaster cornice, ceiling rose and frieze. Feature original sash windows with original shutters and concealed blinds.

LUXURY EN-SUITE: Modern, newly installed large walk-in shower with fixed glass screen, gold mixer taps and telephone hand shower, recessed low voltage pelmet lighting, additional height Burlington pedestal wash hand basin with gold taps and fittings, low flush WC, thermostatic shower with rainwater shower head and hand shower,  Victorian style radiator, wired for wall lights, wall tiling, recessed low voltage spotlighting, extractor fan, Oak strip wood laminate floor.

BEDROOM 2: 13’3” x 10’4”. Built-in wardrobe with sliding doors, Hardwood strip flooring, molded plaster cornice, wired for wall lights, shelved cupboard.

LUXURY SHOWER ROOM: Large tiled walk-in shower cubicle, Victorian style Chrome thermostatic shower with large shower head and hand shower, pedestal wash hand basin, mixer taps, low flush WC, heated towel rail/radiator, wired for wall lights, partly tiled walls, quality Oak laminate floor.


Tranquil, mature, well maintained, communal grounds surround the property, laid in lawn with mature rhododendron bushes, climbing wisteria, mature native trees and shrubbery that provide an excellent degree of shelter and privacy. Car port with storage,  access to garden store. Oil fired boiler and concealed PVC oil storage tank. Tarmac laneway leads to additional parking and a private and sheltered garden area with seating area, raised beds planted in vegetables, flower beds, brown bin storage area.


MANAGEMENT FEES: £205.00 per month. This is towards the external maintenance building, the gardens, window cleaning, gutter cleaning, building insurance and common lighting.  

DOMESTIC RATE:  Ards & North Down Council: 0.008095  Rates 2021/2022= £1497.58 approx.


EPC RATING:  Current: E40               Potential: E47

EPC  REFERENCE:   9519-1908-0230-6055-9974


Agar Murdoch & Deane Ltd for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give 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.