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4 bed detached house for sale


Whitlas Brae, Larne BT40

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Property features

  • Full Of Character And Charm
  • Drawing Room With Antique Fireplace
  • Magnificent Grade Two Listed Residence
  • Bespoke Fitted Kitchen
  • Three Bathrooms
  • Large Private Gardens With Childrens Play Area
  • Extensive Ornate Terraced Gardens To Front
  • Planning Permission For Gatehouse Residence
  • Annexe With Business Premises/ Granny Flat
  • Four Large Bedrooms

Property description

TheThis is a rare and unique opportunity to purchase the historic “Inver Lodge". Beautifully maintained throughout this four bedroom detached family residence is located on an impressive site on the outskirts of Larne town. This glorious grade two listed property dates back to early 1800 and is set on large commanding private gated grounds amongst terraced ornamental gardens with magnificent views over Larne Lough & Mull of Galloway. The current owners have preserved the old-world charm of this magnificent residence, steeped in history this enchanting and elegant property is brimming with period charm as soon as you step through the door with many original features, high cornice ceilings, marble fireplaces, original doors and windows with original working shutters and working servants bell. Downstairs the property comprises of a spacious and impressive entrance hall with sweeping staircase, two grand reception rooms, both overlooking the magnificent gardens, bespoke French handmade kitchen and downstairs cloakroom. Upstairs the property has four elegant double bedrooms and charming family bathroom. The Property has previously been extended to accommodate a day nursery home business offering a perfect opportunity for its new owners to run a similar business with the addition of its separate entrance and ample parking provisions, alternatively the new owners could easily convert the basement back to living accommodation or granny flat There is also outline planning permission for a detached dwelling with garage in the front garden. (planning LA02/2016/0853/0).

Entrance Hallway

17’ 6’’ x 7’ 10’’

Impressive entrance hall with original hardwood glazed twin front doors with side screen and original windows. Wood panelled walls. Cornice ceiling, picture rail, corbel mouldings and brackets. Sweeping oak staircase, moulded skirting boards and architraves. Recessed downlights. Storage. Solid French Oak flooring.

Drawing Room

20'3" x 19'1"

Magnificent drawing room open plan to formal dining area. Bay window with hardwood sash and Georgian bar. Corniced ceiling. Antique open fire place with Mahogany surround mantle and mirror. Tiled surround. Cornice Archway to dining area with double aspect overlooking gardens. Moulded skirting boards & architraves. Solid French Oak flooring.


20’ 1’’ x 13’ 3’’

Grand living area with impressive bay window with hardwood sash Georgian bar and original shutters. Corniced ceiling. Original period features open fireplace with timber mantle & tiled surround. Moulded skirting boards & architraves. Solid French Oak flooring.

Kitchen / Breakfast

28' 5'' x 9' 9''

Elegant bespoke French white handmade fitted kitchen with extensive range of high and low level units. Black granite worktops. One 1/2 bowl sink unit with mixer tap. Integrated microwave oven, built in eye level electric oven with warming drawer and ceramic hob. Built in larder fridge freezer. Extractor fan, hardwood windows with Georgian Bar. Moulded skirting boards & architraves. Recessed lightning. Chinese slate tiled floor. Access to side entrance hallway/utility.

Downstairs Cloakroom

4’ 2’’ x 5’ 1’’

Two piece white bathroom suite comprising of low flush W.C and Pedestal wash hand basin. Window with Georgian bar. Moulded skirting boards & architraves. Solid French Oak flooring.


Split level landing with many period features including cornice celling, architraves and original skylight.

Master Suite

21’ 8’’ x 12’ 7’’

Beautifully presented spacious double bedroom with stunning views over gardens and coast. Moulded skirting boards & architraves. Twin aspect timber sash windows. Corniced ceiling. Carpeted.

Master En-Suite

6’ 3’’ x 8’ 7’’

Bespoke cream bathroom suite comprising of pedestal wash hand basin, low flush W.C, bidet and corner glazed shower enclosure with thermostatic shower. Feature window with ornate coloured glass. Moulded skirting boards & architraves. Oak timber flooring.

Bedroom Two

11’ 5’’ x 13’ 4’’

Elegant and luxurious guest bedroom with impressive views. Cornice ceiling, picture rail and architraves, Hardwood windows with Georgian bar. Carpeted

Bedroom Three

12’ 6’’ x 9’ 8’’ (at widest points)

Charming double bedroom with built in vanity unit with wash hand basin. Double window with Georgian bar. Small store cupboards. Oak timber floor.

Bedroom Four / Study

10’ 4’’ x 10’ 4’’

Currently being used as an office. Hardwood windows with Georgian bar, picture rails and cornice ceiling. Laminate wood flooring

Shower Room

3’ 10’’ x 5’ 4’’

Two piece white wash hand basin in vanity unit, glazed shower enclosure with electric shower, ceramic tiled walls, skylight, heated towel rail, moulded skirting boards & architraves. Laminate wood flooring.


12’ 3’’ x 6’ 7’’ at widest points

Luxury bathroom suite comprising of bespoke claw foot, free standing roll top bath, pedestal wash hand basin and low flush W.C. Twin windows with Georgian bar.

Double Garage

20' 7'' x 16' 10''

Twin pressed steel up and over doors, light & power.

Gated Entrance

Double electrically operated gates to driveway, extensive gardens to the front with mature shrubs, hedging and trees. Tarmac drive and ample parking for several cars.

Front Garden

Extensive ornamental terrace gardens to front and side of residence. Mature trees and shrubs and ornate garden pond. Large paved patio area to side with stunning views over the surrounding landscape.

Rear Garden

Extensive rear gardens with children's play area finished in astro-turf, mature hedging and shrubs, stairway with handrails, iron gates and fencing. Access to rear of property via Whitlas Brae.


C 4’ 6’’ x 3’ 5’’ W.C. Compartment with low flush W.C., corner wash hand basin, hardwood window. Nursery Entrance 17’ 10’’ x 3’
Hardwood glazed entrance door, radiator, fire alarm control panel.

Staff Room Far Right 11’ 10’’ x 4’ 8’’
Moulded skirting boards & architraves, hardwood double glazed window, radiator.

Office 8’ 7’’ x 5’ 3’’ Laminate wood floor, moulded skirting boards & architraves, white panelled door, radiator, hardwood double glazed window.

Kitchen 10’ 5’’ x 6’ 11 Moulded skirting boards & architraves, fitted kitchen with a range of high & low level worktops, Formica worktops, built in electric oven & hob, skylight, white panelled door.

Classroom 13’ 11’’ x 9’ 10’’ Moulded skirting boards & architraves, twin hardwood windows with Georgian bar, smoke detector, double panel radiator.

Classroom 17’ x 19’ 9’’ Moulded skirting boards & architraves, twin hardwood windows with Georgian bar, smoke detector, double panel radiator.

Mid Entrance 7’ 9’’ x 15’ 10’’ Hardwood glazed door, double panel radiators, storage cupboard plumbed for washing machine and dryer.

Classroom 23’ 6’’ x 13’ 9’’ Moulded skirting boards & architraves, stainless steel single drainer sink, sliding patio door, double panel radiator.

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Market activity
Average price paid Sales Current average value £156,341 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £3,888 ▲ 2.55%

Property value data/graphs for BT40

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £232,504 £132 3.7 -
Semi-detached £119,442 £105 3.1 -
Terraced £97,197 £98 3.1 -
Flats £72,740 - 2.1 -

Current asking prices in BT40

Average: £150,586
Avg. current asking prices in BT40
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Houses - £74,950
Flats - - - - -
All - £74,950

Current asking rents in BT40

Avg. current asking prices in BT40
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Nearby transport

  • George Best Belfast City Airport (16.0 miles)
  • Belfast International Airport (20.3 miles)
  • City of Derry Airport (54.7 miles)
  • Stranraer Ferry Terminal (32.3 miles)
  • Cairnryan Ferry Terminal (33.3 miles)
  • Campbeltown Ferry Terminal (40.9 miles)

Nearby schools

  • Portpatrick School (28.4 miles)
  • Leswalt School (29.6 miles)
  • Kirkcolm School (30.9 miles)
  • Stranraer Academy (32.9 miles)
  • Campbeltown Grammar School (40.3 miles)
  • Girvan Academy (47.1 miles)
  • Invergarven School (47.0 miles)
  • Craigpark School (63.1 miles)
  • South Park School (63.1 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 36,995
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
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