• Sale agreed £299,950
  • 4 Bedroom
  • Sale agreed

Sandhills, 2 Brankins Island Road, Aghalee BT67 0DP

Sale agreed £299,950

This unique and very desirable detached country home stands on a stunning landscaped site once occupied by Sandhills National School on the beautiful shores of Lough Neagh and taking full advantage of the flora and fauna of its surrounding natural habitat. The property has been wonderfully designed to create character and elegance from its charming architectural elevations including a 1st floor balcony and a dramatic vaulted drawing room with beams reclaimed from the original school. The property is beautifully presented having a fantastic homely ambience throughout and presenting a welcome addition to the current market. The surrounding rural landscape includes Portmore Lough nature reserve as well as Portmore Equestrian Centre and indeed Lough Neagh with its amazing outlook and wildlife.

Key Information

Address Sandhills, 2 Brankins Island Road, Aghalee
Style Detached house
Status Sale agreed
Price Asking price £299,950
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Receptions 3
Heating Oil


  • Stunning country home in a scenic location
  • Four or five spacious bedrooms
  • Master bedroom with ensuite, dressing or study
  • Drawing room with vaulted beamed ceiling
  • Spacious live-in style country kitchen
  • Integral garage with separate office
  • Utility room
  • Family room and dining room (or bedroom 5)
  • Beautiful location on the shores of Lough Neagh
  • Fantastic fully landscaped gardens
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Double glazing windows
  • Brick paved driveway and parking areas
  • Family bathroom with Sanitan suite

Additional Information

Closed entrance Porch:
Tiled outside step. Solid wooden double front doors.

Entrance Hallway: 20’1” x 12’8” (6.12m x 3.86m)
Attractive and very welcoming entrance hallway with Pine fireplace surround, antique style cast iron inset and decorative tiles. Tiled hearth. Feature stained glass and leaded inner door and matching stained glass and leaded top light and side panels. Inner window to kitchen with leaded glass. Ceiling cornice and centre ceiling rose. Dado rail. Stairs to the first floor accommodation with newel posts and spindles.

Downstairs Cloak Room / WC:
Walk-in cloak room. Separate WC with WC and wash hand basin.

Dining Room or Bedroom 5: 14’0” x 11’7” (4.27m x 3.53m)
Decorative ceiling cornice and centre ceiling rose. Double panelled radiator.

Family Room: 17’4” x 16’0” (4.37m x 4.88m)
Bespoke fitted book case and storage cabinets. Matching purpose built desk and shelving. Decorative radiator covers. Radiators. Sliding patio doors to the rear garden. Recessed ceiling spot lighting. Glazed panelled double doors and matching side panels leads through to…

Drawing Room: 21’1” x 17’5” (6.43m x 5.31m)
Stunning and very elegant drawing room with feature pine panelled and vaulted ceiling with reclaimed beams from the original school that once stood on this site. Feature brick fireplace and chimney breast and tiled hearth. Inset black cast iron multi-fuel burning stove. Beam mantle. Feature gable arch window. Double doors leading to rear garden. Matching double doors and side panels leading to the family room. Solid wooden floor. Double panelled radiator.

Open Plan Country style Kitchen – Dining Room: 21’4” x 20’4”(6.5m x 6.2m)
Beautifully fitted country style kitchen with ample storage cabinets designed in a cream shaker style. Feature larder cupboard. Granite work surfaces. Space for a double fridge/freezer. Fitted island unit with granite work top. With built-in oven and inset ceramic hob. Feature cooking area with pine mantle. Inset Rayburn range. Tiled floor. Inset bowl and a half sink unity. Space for a dish washer. Recessed ceiling down lighters. Feature basket weave drawers. Open plan to drawing room. Feature interior window with leaded glass to hallway. 2 Double panelled radiators.

Rear Hallway: 7’5” x 5’8” (2.26m x 1.73m)
Attractive exterior door leading into rear hallway.

Utility Room: 15’9” x 6’5” (4.8m x 1.96m)
Fitted high and low level units. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Larder cupboards. Space for fridge. Space for washing machine. Space for dryer.

Bedroom 4: 11’2” x 10’1” (3.4m x 3.07m)
Painted wooden floor. Dado rail. Radiator.

First Floor:-
Attractive landing with skylight window. Recessed ceiling down lighters. Built-in hotpress. Single panelled radiator.

Bedroom 1: 20’7” x 16’3” (6.27m x 4.95m)
Attractive fireplace with feature arts and crafts style design. Beam mantle. Sliding patio doors leading to the covered balcony with tiled floor and wooden railing. Bespoke fitted book case with shelving. Inner hallway with single panelled radiator leading through to…

Ensuite Shower Room:
Attractive suite comprising shower cubicle with modern style thermostatically controlled shower fitment. WC and vanity wash hand basin. Chrome towel rail. Partially tiled walls. Tiled floor.

Dressing Room / Study: 15’2” x 14’0” (4.62m x 4.27m)
Spacious dressing room with fitted wardrobes with mirrored sliding doors. Dormer window. Double panelled radiator.

Bedroom 2: 16’3” x 12’6” (4.93m x 3.81m)
Built-in shelving and cupboard. Fitted wardrobes and dressing table unit. Two double panelled radiators.

Bedroom 3: 17’4” x 14’3”(5.28m x 4.34m)
2 French style PVC double glazed windows. Skylight window. Double panelled radiator. Access to eaves storage.

Bathroom: 10’1” x 10’0”(3.07m x 3.05m)
Stunning bathroom with tradition style suite by Sanitan. Free standing roll top bath with claw on ball feet. WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Fitted shower cubicle with thermostatically controlled shower fitment. Low level wainscoting. Tiled floor. Skylight window.


Integral garage: 19’6” x 14’5”(5.94m x 4.39m)
Roller garage door. Storage area. Separate service door. Beamed vacuum outlet. Boiler.

Office: 12’9” x 8’4”(3.89m x 2.54m)
Single panelled radiator.

Stunning landscaped gardens surrounding the property beautifully landscaped with a very wide variety of matured plants and shrubs as well as deciduous trees and climbers creating adornment and privacy throughout the year. Patio areas. Brick paved driveway and parking area leading to the garage at the rear.