Goremount House, offers a rare glimpse of local history. Built in 1814 it was the home of the Gore family and appears in the Ordinance Survey Records of Ireland and is described there as “a neat 2-storey house prettily situated in the midst of some planting in the townland of Ballymacricket, a quarter mile south of the village of Glenavy”.
Goremount House truly can be described as a “gentlemans residence”, and is set along a sweeping driveway with paddocks on each side. At the end of the driveway is the main house, an annex, a leisure annex, an enclosed rear courtyard with an extensive range of stone outbuildings and approximately 6.5 acres of agricultural lands.
It is a home that offers spacious living accommodation with many lovely features such as the original cornicing, deep reveal windows with original shutters and 3m high ceilings to the formal reception rooms. The present owners have lived here many years and Goremount House has been a much loved family home and over the years they have added to the original house by fitting the first “Smallbone” fitted kitchen in Northern Ireland and by creating a leisure annex.
It is well located just off the main A26/ Airport Road and offers easy commuting to Belfast International Airport which is only a 15 minute drive away, and to the M1 East/ West motorway junction at Moira which allows easy travelling to most parts of the Province.
This is a home that wil fire the imagination in many purchasers, it is home that has the potential to suit many purposes from those who work from home with broadband available to facilitate home working to those with equestrian interests.
Main house accommodation comprises; covered entrance porch, spacious entrance hall, sitting room, formal dining room, living room, downstairs shower room, kitchen/ dining area, study, garden room, walk-in pantry/ scullery off the kitchen. Half landing leading to main bathroom, 3 bedrooms and a dressing room. First floor landing leading to shower room and 2 further double bedrooms.
Annex accommodation (accessed from the scullery but which has its own independent access) comprises; hallway, shower room, first floor landing, 2 offices and kitchen.
Leisure annex accommodation comprises; indoor swimming pool room, reception/ changing room, squash court with viewing gallery.
Enclosed rear courtyard comprises a wide range of stone outbuildings including a beautiful stone store with 2 belltowers. The buildings in the courtyard are currently used as storage but could be further developed (subject to the necessary approvals) by a purchaser with vision and imagination.
Lands; To the front and rear of Goremount House there are lands extending to approximately 6.5 acres.
Heating: Oil fired central heating
Goremount House is located just minutes by car from the main A26/ airport Road which is one of the main arterial routes in the Province leading to the M1 motorway at Moira, Belfast International Airport and the North-West. The central location makes it ideal for those who commute to work.
Homes such as this rarely come to the open market so we do thoroughly recommend early viewing – just call Barbara, Julie or Andrew on 028 92616999 to arrange am appointment to view.
Covered entrance porch
Spacious entrance hall
Feature leaded glass door with side panels. Feature cornice & ceiling rose. Ornate archway with feature plasterwork. Spindled staircase to first floor with mahogany Newel post and handrail.
6m x 4.9m (19′ 8″ x 16′ 1″)Coving to ceiling. Feature period style fireplace with freestanding grate & tiled hearth. Feature recessed alcove. Polished hardwood flooring.
HOUSE GROUND FLOOR
6m x 4.9m (19′ 8″ x 16′ 1″)Feature ceiling with ornate plasterwork. Cornicing to ceiling. Marble fireplace.
Pitch pine hallway. under stairs storage. Large walk-in boot cupboard. Built in cupboard.
7.4m x 4.7m (24′ 3″ x 15′ 5″)Feature period style fireplace with cast iron tiled inset and tiled hearth. Wooden laminate flooring. Cornicing to ceiling.
4.6m x 4.3m (15′ 1″ x 14′ 1″)An original “Smallbone” fitted kitchen (the first fitted in Northern Ireland) with an excellent range of country pine high and low level units. Tiled work tops. Double bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Plumbed for dish washer. Part tiled walls. Oil fired “Aga”. 4 ring hob, built-in under oven. Feature tiled flooring. Fitted seating area with cushioned seats and co-ordinating pine table. Feature bow window.
Scullery / Pantry
2.3m x 4.5m (7′ 7″ x 14′ 9″)Excellent range of high and low level units.. Double bowl stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Plumed for automatic washing machine. Tiled floor.
1.6m x 2.7m (5′ 3″ x 8′ 10″)Tiled floor. Opens to shower room
White coloured suite comprising; fully tiled shower cubicle, Vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and High cistern wc. 1/2 tiled walls. Tiled floor. Heated towel rails.
2.4m x 2.3m (7′ 10″ x 7′ 7″)Pitch pine flooring. Double glass doors to garden room.
7.3m x 2.2m (23′ 11″ x 7′ 3″)Double glazed windows and ceiling. Double glazed door to patio. Tiled floor. Antique style cast iron radiator
HOUSE FIRST FLOOR
Feature Dome skylight which lights up the hallway and landings
2.3m x 3m (7′ 7″ x 9′ 10″)White coloured suite comprising; Panelled bath with shower over and glass shower screen. Bidet. Low flush wc. Pedestal wash hand basin. Large built in hotpress.
5m x 5m (16′ 5″ x 16′ 5″)Cornice to ceiling.
Dressing room 4.9m x 2.2m (16′ 1″ x 7′ 3″)
5m x 2.9m (16′ 5″ x 9′ 6″)Pine vanity unit with inset wash hand basin.
5m x 4.7m (16′ 5″ x 15′ 5″)Cornice ceiling. Mahogany vanity unit with mirror over inset wash hand basin.
HOUSE FIRST FLOOR
4.1m x 4.8m (13′ 5″ x 15′ 9″)Range of built in wardrobes. Cornice to ceiling.
4.1m x 4.7m (13′ 5″ x 15′ 5″)Range of built in wardrobes. Cornice to ceiling.
HOUSE FIRST FLOOR
2.4m x 3.8m (7′ 10″ x 12′ 6″)White coloured suite comprising; Low flush wc. Pedestal wash hand basin and Large panelled shower cubicle. Built in cupboard. Chrome heated towel rail.
Glazed stable door opens on to the rear courtyard. Doorway to the Scullery/ Pantry. Staircase to first floor.
Downstairs shower room
Low flush wc. Fully tiled shower cubicle. Wash hand basin. Tiled floor.
Home office 1
4.6m x 3.3m (15′ 1″ x 10′ 10″)
Home Office 2
2.7m x 2.4m (8′ 10″ x 7′ 10″)
4.6m x 2m (15′ 1″ x 6′ 7″)Range of high and low level units. Double drainer sink unit. Built in hot-press with cylinder.
Sliding door opening to enclosed rear courtyard. Shower cubicle. Doorway to Squash court. Wooden staircase to viewing platform. Doorway to Swimming Pool room.
Swimming Pool Room
13.3m x 10.1m (43′ 8″ x 33′ 2″)Accessed from both the garden room and the Changing room. Five sets of patio doors overlooking and open on to the beautiful private gardens. Large swimming pool. Tiled floors.
7.2m x 4.6m (23′ 7″ x 15′ 1″)Wooden viewing gallery/ platform over
Sweeping driveway leading from the Glen Road to the stone entrance pillars to Goremount House. The driveway then sweeps to the side leading to the iron gates of the enclosed rear courtyard. Stone driveway/ carparking to the front of the house. Beautiful enclosed private gardens surround the house planted in an array of colourful plants and shrubs. Secret garden to the front of the Leisure annex. Enclosed side garden. Lovely Spanish style patio suntrap area to the front of the garden room. There are a further approximately 6.5 acres of agricultural lands to the front and rear of Goremount House.
Original enclosed rear courtyard with iron gates to both ends. An excellent range of stone outbuildings which have been used for storage in recent years. Impressive black stone outbuilding with 2 bell towers (ideal for stabling). Range of traditional outbuildings and animal pens. Boiler house. Dog house.
This property may be subject to additional costs & annual charges (rates, ground rent, management charges etc) please check with agent & solicitor for details of these. No surveys have been carried out on this property nor appliances checked, any purchasers should carry out any checks or surveys they deem necessary. Floor plan layout and measurements are approximate and are for illustrative purposes only. We recommend you conduct an independent investigation of the property and its grounds to determine its exact size and suitability for your space requirements. Please note Locale Home Sales & Lettings may receive a commission should you choose to use mortgage or rental management services.