CPS Property are privileged to present this exceptional family residence known as Kinnaird House located in the picturesque village of Caledon. The postal address is 6 Bank Terrace BT684TR.
Kinnaird is a stunningly impressive period residence, built in the first half of the 19th century. The house has been restored and maintained by the current owners, who have lived there for almost 50 years. The entire property has had a “roof off” architect supervised, refurbishment to both the house and outbuildings in 2003.
This extensive family home is on four levels, ground floor, first and second floors, and a basement. Each floor has an area of around 110sqm. The house is characterized by spacious rooms, high ceilings, and generous windows which serve to amplify a sense of light and space throughout the entire property. Many period features have been retained.
The house has 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, and a kitchen above the basement. The ground floor and all upper floors are centrally heated by an oil-fired boiler at basement level. The basement comprises a utility room, workshop, pantry, and the large former kitchen to the house, which retains its original 9-burner cooking range.
There is a sizeable secure courtyard behind the main house which is enclosed by high stone walls and two-storey stone-built accommodation. These buildings provided two former carriage houses, with stables and tack room for up to three horses. These buildings, along with the large hay loft above, could be renovated into further accommodation. The enclosed yard provides space for 6 cars and the house also benefits from on street parking to the front.
The walled gardens of the property extend across two levels. The upper garden is enclosed by high stone walls and can be accessed directly from the adjacent main road through secure double gates. A flight of stone steps leads from this upper level down to an extensive lower garden, which includes a significant levelled area created by the current owners to stage an elegant marquee wedding reception. The lower garden has development potential with possible access from the adjacent land belonging to the Caledon Estates Company. The grass covered gardens are bordered by flower beds, shrubs, mature trees and flagged pathways.
The property itself is rich in character and history. The census of both 1901 and 1911 records the occupants as being the local Justices of the Peace and managers of the adjacent Caledon Woolen Mill.
Kinnaird House, in common with many properties in Caledon, was rented by the Allied Forces during World War II and was occupied by officers and troops then assembling and training for D Day. Evidence of the military occupation is still visible around the buildings. Belgian and British forces were present on the property at this time.
Hall and vestibule - 7.9mx2.9m
The front entrance to the property is through a vestibule into a large hallway that links the main ground floor rooms and the staircase to the other floors.
Kitchen – 3.96m x 4.50m
The spacious kitchen has a light-coloured tile floor and neutral décor. There are high and low storage units, a ceramic sink, an integrated hob with extractor fan above, oven units and plumbing for a dishwasher.
Reception room 1 – 6.10m x 6.16m
The first reception room, located on the ground floor has large windows on the south and west facing walls. The room has an open fireplace on a slated hearth which is framed by an original Regency period black marble mantelpiece.
Reception room 2 – 6.43m x 6.14m
The second reception room, located on the ground floor retains its original Regency period marble mantelpiece with a later Arts & Crafts period wrought iron basket grate. The south facing window allows natural sunlight to illuminate the room.
Downstairs Cloakroom – 2.13m x 2.80m
The Cloakroom has a two-piece suite to include W/C and wash basin, with low storage units.
Master Bedroom – 6.11m x 5.00m
The Master Bedroom is spacious and bright with large windows facing South and West. Light-coloured carpeted flooring and warm décor complement the space which can comfortably accommodate a king-size bed, wardrobes and other furniture. The room retains its original slate or marble fire-surround.
Ensuite – 3.22m x 2.22m
The ensuite to the Master Bedroom is fitted with a 4 piece suite to include W/C, wash basin, bidet, and a bath with a shower head. The wash basin is set within a dressing table unit fitted with high and low-level cupboards and a chest of small drawers.
Bedroom 2 - 5.93m x 5.10m
The second spacious double bedroom located on the first floor has large south facing window and can accommodate a king-size bed, wardrobes, and other furniture. The room retains its original slate or marble fire-surround.
Ensuite - 1.92m x 1.52m
This ensuite bathroom in the second bedroom comprises a 3 piece suite to include a W/C, wash basin, and shower.
Bedroom 3 – 3.95m x 4.73m
The third spacious double bedroom located on the first floor has a west facing window and will accommodate a king size bed, wardrobes, and other furniture.
Ensuite - 1.80m x 1.91m
The ensuite to the third bedroom is fitted with a 3-piece suite to include W/C, wash basin and a shower.
Bathroom – 2.41m x 1.78m
The bathroom located on the second floor is fitted with a 3-piece suite to include W/C, a wash basin which has storage units underneath, and a shower.
Bedroom 4 – 4.52m x 3.84m
The fourth spacious double bedroom of this property has west-facing windows, and fitted bedroom units to include wardrobes, drawers, and other storage.
Bedroom 5 – 4.63m x 4.00m
The fifth spacious double bedroom of this property was formerly used as a wireless communications room during World War II, but originally formed part of the children’s quarters of the house. It comes with wooden flooring and bright décor. There is an open fireplace within the bedroom, which sits upon a slated hearth with a slate or marble mantelpiece surround. The windows face South and West.
Bedroom 6 – 4.10 x 3.89m
The sixth spacious double bedroom formed part of the nursery when the house was constructed. Split into two levels to maximize its spectacular view. This bedroom has bright carpeted flooring throughout and bright décor. The original cast iron stove is housed in the open fireplace which is in working order. The bedroom has matching high- and low-level storage units and fitted bookshelves.
Bedroom 7/Home office - 3.29m x 2.52m
The seventh bedroom of this property is currently used as a home office and library. The room has fixed wooden shelving.
Coal bunker – 2.08m x 2.31m
The coal bunker which is located on the basement floor of the property comes with stone flag flooring.
Pantry– 2.94m x 3.94m
The pantry has a stone flag floor and natural light. The room benefits from built in storage units, and a wine rack.
Reception Room – 4.70m x 6.00m
The basement reception room originally functioned as the Kitchen to the house, and it has good natural light and retains the original cast iron cooking range used by the staff up to and during the World War II. The room has slabbed stone flag flooring and is fitted with a double panelled radiator.
Workshop - 4.70m x 3.60m
A workshop room has been fitted out within the basement, with natural light and stone flag flooring. The room has ample space for storage units and shelving. A doorway gives access to the former brick-built, beer or wine barrel storage racks.
Utility room – 4.38m x 3.35m
The utility room comes with stone flag flooring and is plumbed for a washing machine and drier. It has extensive storage fitted in high and low-level cupboards and features a large, recently refurbished antique Belfast Sink on twin ceramic pedestals.
The upper yard, with water feature and patio garden is at the same level as the basement, and provides access to the boiler house, the oil tanks and the upper floor of the Long House. This room is 19.5m long and 3.15m wide, with loading doors facing the lower courtyard. Flights of stone steps lead from this level to the upper garden and the lower courtyard.
The lower courtyard has separate lorry access from Mill Street through an attractive high arched stone gateway. The stables, coach houses, and other storage rooms all open at this street level. There is an extensive hay loft above the stables and carriage house. The loft measures some 12.6m by 4.95m, with a height of up to 8m.
A stone pathway winds around the upper garden, framed on one side by mature beds of shrubbery and flowers, and on the other by a large grass lawn. Stone steps lead from here to the sweeping Lower Garden which hosts a specimen Cedar tree dating to near the time the house was built. A graduated path leads down the garden with steps to a significant level area created to stage the marquee reception mentioned previously.
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