Groom’s Cottage: a historic Co Down mill with a contemporary twist

Situated on the edge of the historic Seaforde Estate, this unique converted stone mill is a charming rural retreat.

room’s Cottage is one of a group of seven mill building conversions completed in 2008.

It is a spacious family home with four bedrooms, three of which are en-suite, a storage room, living room, kitchen, utility room and dressing room.

Groom’s Cottage along with Footman’s, Woodsman’s and Millar’s Cottages are arranged around a central communal courtyard, with the whole complex retaining many of its original features and plenty of old rustic charm.

Only a few minutes drive from Seaforde and the main A24 road from Newcastle to Belfast, it offers easy access to the city and the majestic Morne Mountains.

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Groom’s Cottage is located in Seaforde

Groom’s Cottage is located in Seaforde

The charm of the interior strikes you as soon as you step from a glazed entrance porch into a beautiful hallway with exposed strip parquet flooring, framed at one end by an arched glazed wall with a door opening onto the courtyard.

Oak stairs lead to the first floor and the hall offers boot storage with shelving and hanging space.

A wooden front door with glazed panel and side panel leads into the quaint living room where an exposed stone wall is a lovely feature.

A multi-fuel stove built into a fireplace mantel with stone hearth and antique wood mantel is the perfect addition to this cozy space.

The utility room is fully fitted with high and low level units and a single sink with space for a washing machine and dryer. It also has a broom closet.

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The views are exceptional


The views are exceptional

The views are exceptional

The kitchen is modern with a wide range of maple style units with matching worktops. It comes with an integrated fridge freezer, Electrolux oven and grill (newly installed) and a Zanussi electric hob with stainless steel splashback.

An exposed stone wall and a generous dining area add to the rustic character of this family space.

Oak stairs lead up to a long landing where each of the bedrooms is spacious with many original features.

The first bedroom is charming with its exposed stone wall and its double glazed doors opening onto a Juliette balcony.

The bathroom has been carefully finished in a mix of raw plaster and tiled walls with tiled flooring and features a wall mounted WC with inset cistern, pedestal sink and ensuite style master shower. fully tiled water.

The second bedroom also has double doors with glazed panels opening onto a Juliette balcony and, together with an en-suite shower room with a vanity unit and heritage style shower, there is a walk-in dressing room .

The third bedroom also has an en-suite bathroom with a contemporary corner bath with rain shower.

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The interior is cozy and in harmony with the exterior of the gîte.


The interior is cozy and in harmony with the exterior of the gîte.

The interior is cozy and in harmony with the exterior of the gîte.

There is access from this room to a fourth bedroom or second living room where another set of double doors open onto a balcony.

The chalet is approached via the concreted and lined Coach Horse Lane and has a gravelled area to the front with parking.

There is a private paved patio to the side of the house and an enclosed rear courtyard which is shared with the surrounding cottages.

This unique home is on the market for £325,000. Contact TL Graham & Son estate agents on 028 4372 2407.