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'Archburn', 55 Knock Road, BELFAST, County Antrim, BT5 6LB

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5 Beds
4 Receptions
E 39
EPC Rating

Location of 'Archburn'

Travelling along the King's Road, coming from Ballyhackamore village, take a right at the Knock Road and Number 55 is located on the right hand side.

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  • Elegant Period Victorian Residence Built Circa 1890
  • Wonderful Period Detail Both Externally and Internally
  • Secluded Position Behind Mature Trees and Shrubs yet Easy Walking Distance to both Ballyhackamore and Belmont Villages
  • Internal Period Features Include Cornice Ceilings, Stained Glass Windows and Bay Windows
  • Five Bedrooms, Including One Bedroom with original Art Deco En Suite Bathroom
  • Gracious Drawing Room with Fireplace and Bay Window
  • Superb Dining Room with Oak Wood Panelling and Tiled Fireplace
  • Family Room with Cast Iron Wood Burning Stove, Bespoke Built-in Shelving and Inset Painting by artist, 'Graham P Toms'
  • Conservatory with Victorian Style Tiled Floor and Beautiful Mature Outlook Across Italian Garden
  • Fully Fitted Kitchen With Granite Work Surfaces, Open to Ample Dining Area
  • Utility Room
  • Access to Quarry Tiled Courtyard with Wine Cellar, Boiler House and Coal/Wood Shed
  • Ground Floor WC and Cloakroom
  • First Floor Shower Room with Turkish Shower Cubicle
  • Gas Fired Central Heating and Double Glazing
  • Large Double Garage with Annex and Storage Room (approx. 1,200 Square Feet), Ideal for Home Business, Study or Studio apartment (Separate Functioning Kitchen, Toilet/Shower Room and large Office/Studi
  • Generous Mature Site surrounded by Gardens Laid in Lawns, Italian Garden with Sunken Pond, Temple 'Folly' with Janus Head by sculptor, Anna Cheyne, Rose Beds, Mature Trees and Shrubs
  • Tarmac Driveway with Ample Parking for Numerous Cars and Additional Vehicles
  • Within Walking Distance to Both Ballyhackamore and Belmont Villages and Stormont Parliament Buildings
  • Only Ten Minutes' Drive to Central Belfast and close to the Greenway
  • Within the Catchment Area for a Wide and Varied Range of Leading Primary and Grammar Schools


Hardwood front door with arch top light to:
Cornice ceiling, stained glass windows, exposed and treated wooden floor. Hardwood inner door with stained glass inset, stained glass side lights, glazed top light through to:
Cornice ceiling, ceiling rose, oak wood panelled walls topped by plate rack, dual aspect windows, brick fireplace with open fire and tiled hearth, storage under stairs.
Oak wood panelled walls with plate rack, feature stained glass windows with lead inset, leading to:
White suite comprising low flush WC, floating wash hand basin, fully tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor.
DRAWING ROOM: 5.87m x 4.95m (19' 3" x 16' 3")
into bay window, cornice ceiling, dual aspect windows, mature outlook over gardens, tiled fireplace and hearth, oak and walnut herringbone wood block floor.
DINING ROOM: 5.21m x 4.14m (17' 1" x 13' 7")
Cornice ceiling, ceiling rose, mahogany oak wood-panelled walls with plate rack, tiled fireplace and hearth, mature outlook across gardens.
KITCHEN: 7.06m x 3.73m (23' 2" x 12' 3")
Range of high and low level units, granite work surfaces, built-in high level oven, integrated four ring gas hob, extractor fan above, part-tiled walls, single drainer stainless steel inset sink and a half sink unit, mixer taps, integrated dishwasher, lead and stained glass windows, cornice ceiling, ceramic tiled floor, open to ample dining area, original bell board, glazed and leaded access door to utility room, glazed and leaded double doors through to:
FAMILY ROOM: 5.26m x 4.88m (17' 3" x 16' 0")
Cornice ceiling, picture rail, built in bespoke Oak shelving and display unit with inset 'Graham P Toms' painting, cast iron wood burning stove with tiled inset and hearth, white aluminium double glazed French doors through to:
CONSERVATORY: 4.06m x 2.49m (13' 4" x 8' 2")
Ceramic tiled floor, feature stained glass and leaded top lights, beautiful mature outlook across gardens, uPVC double glazed access door to garden, feature exposed brick wall.
UTILITY ROOM: 3.78m x 2.51m (12' 5" x 8' 3")
Range of high and low level units, stainless steel sink unit, mixer taps, plumbed for washing machine, gas supply for tumble dryer, tiled floor, roof light, aluminium glazed access door to courtyard.
Feature stained glass atrium.
BEDROOM (3): 4.52m x 3.48m (14' 10" x 11' 5")
at widest points, cornice ceiling, dual aspect windows, mature outlook.
Coloured suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mirror recessed cabinet, chrome heated towel rail, low flush WC, tiled cast iron bath with chrome overhead shower unit and additional telephone hand shower, dual aspect windows, cornice ceiling, ceiling rose, ceramic tiled floor.
White suite comprising bidet, chrome mixer taps, free standing Turkish shower cubicle with chrome shower unit and jets, hatch to roof space and low voltage spotlights. Hot-press, copper cylinder, built-in shelving around and above. Archway to low flush WC, floating wash hand basin, fully tiled walls, bamboo wooden floor.
Feature lamp attached to banister, access to roof-space, Slingsby-type ladder, part-floored with lights and Velux window.
BEDROOM (1): 5.84m x 4.98m (19' 2" x 16' 4")
into bay window, cornice ceiling, beautiful mature aspect over gardens, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splashback.
BEDROOM (2): 5.26m x 4.19m (17' 3" x 13' 9")
Cornice ceiling, pedestal wash hand basin, mixer taps, tiled splashback, mature outlook across gardens to Castlereagh Hills.
BEDROOM (4): 3.66m x 3.18m (12' 0" x 10' 5")
Cornice ceiling, dual aspect windows with mature outlook, built in bedroom furniture including wardrobe, chest of drawers, cupboard space and vanity unit, tiled splashback, built in glazed display unit and shelving.
BEDROOM (5) / STUDY: 5.51m x 2.16m (18' 1" x 7' 1")
at widest points, cornice ceiling, extensive range of built in bespoke shelving, desking and wood-fronted filing cabinets.
Paved quarry tiled courtyard, with secure locked door and access to:
WINE CELLAR: 2.57m x 2.54m (8' 5" x 8' 4")
Tongue and groove ceiling, brick arched wine alcoves, Belfast sink and quarry tiled floor.
Housing gas boiler.
DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE: 6.3m x 6.25m (20' 8" x 20' 6")
Twin double up and over doors, light and power, rear external access to annex.
Tiled floor.
White suite comprising low flush WC, vanity unit with built-in cabinet below, shower cubicle with Gainsborough electric shower unit, tiled splashback, extractor fan.
STORAGE ROOM: 3.56m x 3.2m (11' 8" x 10' 6")
L shaped, built in Baxi gas fired boiler, shelving and power.
FIRST FLOOR KITCHEN: 4.37m x 3.28m (14' 4" x 10' 9")
Velux window, range of high and low level units, laminate work-surfaces, stainless steel single drainer sink unit, mixer taps, part-tiled walls, space for cooker, extractor fan and space for fridge.
LIVING ROOM / OFFICE: 6.25m x 5.74m (20' 6" x 18' 10")
Velux window x 2, built in bespoke wall to wall shelving with cupboards.
Tarmac sweeping driveway leading to garage, beautiful mature gardens, extensive lawns to front and side, excellent degree of privacy, feature Italian garden with sunken pond and temple-style folly with Janus Head by sculptor, Anna Cheyne, fountain, rose-beds, mature plants and shrub area, mature trees, compost area.


55 Knock Road was constructed in the late-19th century and enjoys a secluded position behind mature trees and shrubs, surely one of East Belfast's best kept secrets. Whilst enjoying a mature, leafy position this highly regarded and sought after address not only offers wonderful privacy but is located within the heart of Knock, within easy walking distance to the vibrant villages of both Ballyhackamore and Belmont with their many shops, restaurants and coffee shops. Stormont Estate is easily accessible on foot, as well as a host of other local amenities. This magnificent property is undoubtedly one of the finest examples of a Victorian Gentleman's residence available on today's market. One is immediately struck by the grandeur of this beautiful period family home. The quality of craftsmanship and the character of this era is evident throughout.
Of particular note is the gracious oak-panelled reception hall and the staircase with polished newel post and feature stained glass atrium. Many period features have been preserved, including cornice ceilings and stained glass windows. High ceilings, generously proportioned rooms and a clever internal layout complementing the rear extension provides an abundance of accommodation, ideal for the lifestyles of today's busy families. Sure to impress is the magnificent drawing room with oak/walnut herringbone wood block floor and bay window and a fabulous oak-panelled dining room ideal for those who love to entertain. Further to this, on the ground floor is a fully fitted kitchen with ample dining area, large family room with access to conservatory and utility room. The first and second floor layout provides five bedrooms in all, with one incorporating an en suite, and a separate shower room.
Externally the grounds are just as impressive, surrounding the house with well-tended lawns, extensive planting, mature trees and shrubs. On the southerly aspect is an Italian garden with water fountain, sunken pond and feature Temple 'folly' with Janus Head by sculptor, Anna Cheyne, rose beds, quarry tiled enclosed courtyard with wine cellar, and a large double garage with a substantial annex, ideal for a home business, study or studio apartment. A tarmac driveway provides parking for numerous cars and other vehicles. This is an idyllic place to escape the pressures of the day and certainly a child's dream adventure playground. It is rare for a property of this grandeur and calibre to come on the market therefore viewing is strictly by appointment only.

Property Costs

  • Status: Sale Agreed
  • Offers Around£675,000

Contact Agent

    John Minnis (Belfast)
    Unit 7 Library Court

    Energy Performance Certificate

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    E 39

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