We are delighted to have been given the instruction to offer for sale this truly unique property - 'The Trostan' at McCormick Brae - on the doorstep of the famous Causeway Coast including Blue Flag beaches, the Giants Causeway and some of the country's finest golf courses. The opulence of McCormick Brae also resides less than an hour from Belfast, making it an ideal opportunity for potential city buyers who want to relax and retreat.
The Trostan occupies a truly idyllic and exclusive opportunity (only a few miles inland from Ballycastle) nestled within an old tree lined estate at the foot of Knocklayde Glen. The original stone stables and coach houses were painstakingly converted whilst retaining the original old world charm to provide 5 new residences bordering a traditional and private cobbled courtyard with access via electric gates from the Moyarget Road. To summarise 2 McCormick Brae boasts exclusive country side living minutes from the seaside town lifestyle.
Additionally the property enjoys arguably the choice plot with an extensive mature garden to the rear (bordering the open countryside) and accommodation enjoying views of the same. To further add to the splendour of 2 McCormick Brae, the gardens are tended to by a private gardener and cleaner both who would aid the new owners. The patio area to the right hand side of the capacious stoned drive is an incomparable spot where the luxury of a summer house or Jacuzzi could be enjoyed by the new owners; this experience would be enhanced further by breath taking sunsets over undisturbed country side views surrounding the property.
Internally this includes a contemporary finish which blends into the original thick stone walls with the high quality restoration providing all the thermal and cost saving benefits of modern living. Indeed the quality of the restorations was recognised by the NHBC and received a ‘Seal of Excellence Award’ in 2011.
As such this superb property represents a rare opportunity to purchase a fantastic and unique dwelling – oozing character and charm: - we recommend any discerning purchasers contact us for a viewing to fully appreciate what would be a fine permanent residence, retirement or holiday home, ideal for families with young children and pets thanks to the security of the fully enclosed rear garden, furthermore the gated courtyard itself.
Tranquillity, uniqueness and luxury can only begin to describe this opportunity.
Upon viewing, the home, garden and location speak for themselves.
Please note that viewing is strictly by appointment
From the sea front (at the marina in Ballycastle) proceed inland on the Quay Road and leaving the town on the Moyarget Road for c. 3 miles. McCormick Brae is situated on the right hand side with access via electric gates from the Moyarget Road.
Traditional style hardwood front door, contemporary glazed tiled floor, walk in cloaks cupboard with a light, double cupboards for jackets etc and a separate cloakroom with contemporary fittings including a flush low level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin with a feature floor to ceiling tiled splashback, contemporary glazed tiled floor and an extractor fan.
Kitchen/Dining/Living Room: 21'4 x 19'1 (6.50m x 5.82m) (widest points)
A great living/entertainment area with an extensive range of kitchen units, ‘Sinquastone’ quartz worktops with matching splashbacks, inset Blanco stainless steel sink, ceramic hob, stainless steel electric oven, feature traditional style carved extractor canopy with integrated extractor fan and an attractive tiled splashback, integrated fridge/freezer, integrated washing/dryer, integrated dishwasher, corner glass display units with lights, concealed display lighting, breakfast bar area, corner multi fuel stove on a slate hearth, glazed tiled flooring, T.V. point, telephone point, open plan to the living/sun room area including a glazed surround providing superb views over the surrounding mature gardens and countryside, a door to the same and a vaulted ceiling with recessed spotlights.
Bedroom 3: 11'3 x 9'3 (3.43m x 2.82m)
With a telephone point, a high level T.V. point and views over the garden to the rear.
First Floor Accommodation
Large Gallery Fist Floor Landing Area:
With a separate shelved walk in airing cupboard.
Bedroom 1: 11'5 x 10'5 (3.48m x 3.18m)
Feature vaulted ceiling with a velux roof light window, views over the gardens and countryside to the rear, T.V. point and a contemporary ensuite with a vaulted ceiling, flush fitted low level w.c, pedestal wash hand basin, partly tiled walls, extractor fan, tiled floor, heated chrome towel rail and a large tiled shower cubicle with a ‘Sirrus’ mixer shower and a glazed enclosure.
Bedroom 2: 13'5 x 12'8 (4.09m x 3.86m) (size includes the fitted furniture and dressing table area) Vaulted ceiling with a velux roof light window, telephone point, high level T.V. point, Alcove dressing table area with a large fitted mirror and recessed spotlights, fitted wardrobes, display shelves and overhead storage.
Bathroom & w.c combined:
Luxurious suite including a low level w.c, a wall mounted wash hand basin with storage below, tiled floor, large heated chrome towel rail, partly tiled walls, partly vaulted ceiling to a velux roof light window and a panel ‘Cruze’ bath with a glazed enclosure and a ‘Sirrs’ mixer shower.
The property and courtyard are approached via electric gates from the Moyarget Road and a tarmac driveway leading up to the pavia courtyard and parking spaces to the front.
A garden area laid in lawn and a paved path border the property to the front with a colour stone driveway providing access to the garage and large garden areas to the rear:- with additional space for further parking.
These include patio areas and large areas laid in lawn with various shrub/flower bed borders; and an array of mature trees.
The gardens border the surrounding open countryside and enjoy a southerly facing orientation.
The detached garage has a roller vehicular access door, a pedestrian door, window, light, power points and the fitted oil fired burner.
Traditional lantern style lamp posts and various other outside lights provide for evening and aesthetic external lighting.
Stunning, unique residence situated on the doorstep of the Causeway Coast.
Original coach house/stables painstakingly converted– recognised by the NHBC and receiving a ‘Seal of Excellence Award’ in 2011.
Bordering the original courtyard of the ‘McCormick Estate’ and approached via electric gates from the Moyarget Road.
Choice situation - at the foot of Knocklayde Glen and enjoying panoramic views from most rooms over the surrounding countryside to the rear.
Contemporary internal finish which blends sympathetically into the thick stone walls- each room maximises light and space to provide a relaxing living environment.
Large open plan kitchen/living room with a sun room/sitting area to take full advantage of the southernly facing orientation and panoramic views.
3 spacious bedrooms (master ensuite), a luxurious bathroom, ground floor cloakroom plus a separate cloakroom for additional storage.
Mature gardens to the rear with patio areas for entertaining – weather permitting!
Detached garage and ample parking for the family and visitors.
High quality fittings, finish and décor throughout.
Plans for an extension to the rear (if desired) – although the spacious interior should suit most potential buyers.
A management company has been set up to ensure the courtyard and approach to the same are maintained to a high standard.
Oil fired heating system – higher than average energy performance rating.
uPVC double glazing.
Burglar alarm system.
Range of external lighting.
Property Ref: ST0608216_686795