Tom An Oir
Tom an Oir is a significant detached Edwardian house, of warm red stone construction lying under a slated roof. It has retained many of the fine details of the Arts and Crafts movement including fireplaces, panelled doors, sash and case windows, carved staircase, cornices, plate rail in the drawing room and unusual features including the recessed seating area in the hall and display alcoves in the drawing room.
Tom an Oir provides extensive family accommodation, lying principally over two floors with the reception rooms all enjoying a southerly aspect. The sitting room, with its bay window, is a light and bright room of great charm. The dining room, conveniently positioned next to the kitchen, also benefits from a door leading directly out to the west garden.
Between the sitting room and dining room is the study, which could also be used as a family room. The ancillary rooms all lie to the north of Tom an Oir beyond which is the garage. The bedrooms all lie on the first floor and are serviced by three bathrooms/shower rooms. On the second floor is the tower room, hidden away at the top of the house and ideal for use as art studio,study or games room.
Steps up to: Vestibule With tiled floor, pitch pine front door, partly glazed door to: Hall With radiator and vents, staircase, fireplace with inglenook and benches, raised pitch pine plinth, Art Deco style panels.
With tiled fireplace with panelling over and mirror with bevelled edges, coved ceiling with cornice,plate rail, part panelled walls, bay window with window seats and radiator under, two display alcoves with cupboards under.
With hooks and shelf, door to WC with wash hand basin, radiator and heated towel rail, tiled floor, WC.
With living flame coal effect gas fire with tiled surround and wooden mantel. Cornice, picture rail, window seats, glazed display cupboards with cupboards under, extensive shelving with glazed cupboards below.
With cornice, alcove, pitch pine floor, bay window with radiator, shelved wall press, door to garden.Four floor lights and central chandelier
Boiler Room With extensive shelving and hot water cylinder.
Kitchen and Breakfast Room
With leisure Rangemaster 110 gourmet range with five ring gas hob and ceramic hob with two gas ovens and grill with extractor over. Original butler's dresser, fitted floor and wall units with integral larder fridge, wine rack, glazed display cupboards, 1½ stainless steel sink and drainer, Kenwood dishwasher, partly tiled walls, radiator, laminate floor. Steps up to: Rear Hall (With secondary staircase)
With Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine, shelves, cupboards, pulley, floor units.
Cloakroom With WC.
With slate shelves and coal store.
The first floor is reached by taking either of the two staircases. The principal of which with pitch pinebaluster and handrail leads up to generous:
Galleried Landing With cupula.
With original Art Deco fittings of bath, pedestal wash hand basin, WC, black vitrilite tiled walls, mirror fronted medicine cabinet, chrome heated towel rail and separate radiator.
Principal Bedroom 1
With bay window, radiator, extensive shelved and hanging cupboards.
With simple cornice, two radiators, hanging cupboard.
With double aspect with pedestal wash hand basin, two radiators, extensive hanging and shelved cupboards.
A single bedroom with radiator, fitted hanging cupboards, deep shelved linen cupboard.
Cloakroom With WC.
With walk in shower in double cabinet with partly tiled and partly panelled walls, wash hand basin, heated towel rail, cedar floor and cupboards.
A single bedroom with fitted drawers, radiator, hanging space.
With radiator, shelved cupboards.
With tiled fireplace with wooden surround, radiator.
With bath with Mira shower over, wash hand basin with cupboards under, partly panelled walls to dado, heated towel rail, separate WC.
A flight of stairs leads up to: Tower Room
With extensive attic space, suitable for storage or as a play room.
Attached to the house is a double garage with up and over doors, concrete floor, water and power.
The rear courtyard has an area for storage and log store. Greenhouse With electricity. Boiler Room/Work Shop Under the dining room accessed from outside. Housing Ideal standard gas boiler.
GARDEN AND GROUNDS
The garden and grounds surround Tom an Oir and give it an aura of peace and security. The gardens have been cleverly planted over the years to afford colour and interest at most times of the year. Being largely south facing they take advantage of the superb surrounding views. To the north is an orchard and vegetable garden, which from here a gate leads directly onto The Knock. The lower garden is a succession of terraces, which have been established over the years to provide interest and colour. By the house is a long herbaceous border and terraced lawn, leading down to the drive with its separate garage at the entrance. The trees at Tom an Oir are a particular feature of the property and include specimen examples of silver firs, an enormous Eucryphia that flowers in July. Laurels,hollies, copper beech, pure spruce and balsam populars and the oak at the core of the garden. Close to the house is a rock garden with a pond and circulating burn, whilst to the south are colourful heathers and roses with cushions of heathers. There is a walkway leading directly to the town through a hand gate.