Amazing Outdoor Spaces – 15 Northern Ireland Homes With Great Gardens
With the good weather upon us (hoping we don’t jinx it!), we’re taking a look at some Northern Irish properties that have made excellent use of their outdoor spaces.
There are gorgeous gardens, terrific terraces, beautiful balconies and perfect patios. So whether you’re getting inspiration for your own home or daydreaming about somewhere incredible to relax with a G&T in hand, here are some of our favourites.
This place is practically paradise. Not only is it right by the sea but you have your pick of outdoor spaces to choose from. You could spend the day sunbathing in the rear garden, which is nicely secluded by shrubbery, then make your way to the elevated terrace for a glass of wine in the evening.
This Ballymena home is a bit of a bargain for £190k. Not only is is beautifully designed and super spacious but it makes fab use of the back garden. It has a covered deck (with a sizeable wine rack) as well as an enclosed BBQ and hot tub area.
This Belfast home has a fantastic south facing garden which is given perfect privacy by surrounding hedges. It has a great feature decked area, ideal for socialising just in front of the BBQ.
The green-fingered among you will love the gardens of this Comber home. They have been painstakingly designed and hard landscaped with illuminated terraced timber decking opened onto from the family room and bedrooms, gravel paths, timber edged beds, rustic pergolas and flagged steps provide a look into which a stunning array of architectural shrubs, ornamental grasses, herbaceous plants, Roses, drifts of Helleborous, Rheum, Hosta and ferns create an enchanted garden providing a palette of colour throughout the year. Silver Birch trees are studded through the gardens to add height. It also has fruit and vegetable gardens enclosed with Hornbeam hedging and brick walls.
Now THIS is what we’re talking about – a hammock in the garden with views over the Sligo mountains and Donegal Bay. This Donegal property would make an incredible holiday home, with its idyllic location and having been completely modernised by the current owners.
Not only does the master bedroom have French doors opening onto its own balcony but it also has a totally unique garden with an elevated shed above a secluded little seating area. It’s location in Cavehill, North Belfast also gives it some incredible views.
This home is part of a waterfront development which means you’re guaranteed some spectacular views. The elevated decking gives you the perfect opportunity to thoroughly enjoy them.
To the rear of this glorious five bedroom house you’ll find beautifully landscaped surrounding gardens with areas in lawns, extensive timber deck, sun terraces and ‘secret garden’ and extensive beds in bushes, shrubs and trees. It also has a stable block and a sand school on the land which gives you a great excuse to get those horses you’ve been dreaming of.
It doesn’t get much better than an outdoor pool with mountain views. This Lisburn home really has it all.
This five bedroom villa is one of the most charming properties we’ve seen in a while and the gorgeous gardens just add to its character.
With a heated outdoor pool, a bar, BBQ and entertainment area you’d never have to leave the house again. We’d take this one in a heartbeat.
If you look closely enough, you’ll spot a hot tub amidst those landscaped gardens. This is a proper space for entertaining.
This home is incredibly deceiving. From the outside you’d never guess that this home has a great entertainment area in the garden with a patio and hot tub overlooked by a wrap around balcony with feature LED lighting.
At a cost of £1.7m you’d expect nothing less than magnificent gardens surrounding this home but it certainly delivers. The lawns are perfectly manicured and has a number of feature sculptures, making it a total showstopper.
When you have exceptional views, it pays to make the most of them. And this coastal property does just that with walk-in decking looking out on to Strangford Lough at Whiterock Bay to the front and the Mountains of Mourne to the rear.