Rose Cottage, 109 Nursery Road, Gracehill, Ballymena, Co Antrim, BT42 2QD

1 Bed Detached Cottage For Sale

Offers Around £159,950

Style Detached Cottage Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1 Receptions 1
Heating Gas
Status For Sale

One of only 100 or so original thatched cottages left in Northern Ireland, this charming dwelling  has been sympathetically modernised to an exacting standard, without compromising on the inherint appeal of the property.

Occupying a low maintenance site with views over the surrounding valley towards Slemish Mountain, there is off street parking facility for two vehicles immediate to the cottage. On the opposite corner sits a separate garden area which is part of the security, which offers the space and potential for a garage (subject to necessary approvals).

Found on the edges of the historic Moravian settlement of Gracehill, Ballymena town centre and Railway Station is easily accessible via the Galgorm Road, with numerous leisure facilities and the world renowned Galgorm Resort and Spa close by in the bustling shopping village of Galgorm. Main commuter roads to Belfast and The Causeway Coast are within easy reach, with a number of satellite towns and villages easily accessible, to include Ahoghill, Randalstown and Toome.

Prospective purchasers should not be daunted by the thatched roof as there are grants available through the Heritage Agency periodically for the upkeep, and the roof was most recently reinforced and re-thatched in 2007. The property has been upgraded since 2010, with a new gas central heating system and double glazing to the rear installed. With a new bathroom suite and solid wood kitchen units, the cottage is finished and presented to the last word and is ready for immediate occupation. For those requiring extra floor space there were plans previously in place for an extension, although since expired.

Like taking a step back in time, but with all of life’s modern conveniences at your fingertips, this is a unique opportunity for the more discerning of purchaser to acquire an authentic thatched cottage of yesteryear.


Entrance Porch with original tiled flooring.
Rear Hallway with Terracotta tiled flooring.
Lounge with wood burning stove unit.
Kitchen/Dining with range of solid wood units.
Bedroom with cast iron fireplace.
Utility room, plumbed for washing machine.
Shower room with newly fitted suite.
French glass internal doors.
‘Flogas’ gas central heating system.
Double glazed windows to rear.
Gravel parking areas to either side.
Wooden storage Shed.
Planning previously in place for extension.
Heritage Grants may be available for thatching.
Separate garden – potential for garage (subject to planning)
Convenient to Ahoghill and Randalstown.
No forwarding chain.


Ground floor


Entrance Porch :- Original tiled flooring.


Rear Hallway :- Terracotta tiled flooring. Cloakroom off.


Lounge 4.47m x 3.53m (14’8” x 11’7”) :- Wood burning stove with limestone tiled hearth.


Kitchen/Dinette 4.44m x 3.81m (14’7″ x 12’6″) :- Includes range of recently fitted solid pine units. Solid ash unit with Belfast sink unit. Granite worktops and up-stands. Plumbed for slimline dishwasher. Space for fridge. Reclaimed brick fireplace with wood burning stove unit. Recessed lighting.


Bedroom 1 3.76m x 2.92m (12’4″ x 9’7″) :- Cast iron fireplace.


Utility room 2.36m x 2.29m (7’9” x 7’6”) :- Plumbed for washing machine.


Shower room 2.26m x 1.78m (7’5″ x 5’10”) :- Recently fitted white ceramic lfwc and whb with chrome accessories. Fully panelled double shower cubicle. Half tiled walls. Polished porcelain tiled flooring.


Partly floored attic space





Wooden Shed


Front :- Gravel parking area.


Side :- Gravel parking area.


Rear :- Laid in gravel – enclosed with wall and beech hedge.


Separate Garden on opposite corner –  Potential for Garage (subject to approvals)



800SQ FT (approx)

Approximate rates calculation – £665.25

Freehold assumed

All measurements are approximate

Viewing strictly by appointment only

Free valuation and mortgage advice available



N.B. Please note that any services, heating system, or appliances have not been tested and no warranty can be given or implied as to their working order.




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