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4 Governors Gate, Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough, BT26 6FE

Offers Around £495,000
  • status Agreed
  • bedrooms 4 Bedrooms
  • receptions 3 Receptions
  • style Detached
  • Price Offers Around £495,000
  • Style Detached
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Receptions 3
  • Heating Oil
  • EPC Rating D61 / D68
  • Status Agreed
Jonathan Steen - MNAEA, MIPAV, Dip. In Property GOC Estate Agents Office: 028 9066 2366
Jonathan Steen


This superb, detached family home is ideally located within the highly regarded Governors Gate development set within beautifully maintained, mature grounds. The bright and spacious accommodation has been finished to a higher than normal specification and is beautifully presented throughout, offering modern convenience in a relaxing environment. The property is set in a quiet location, yet remains convenient to both Belfast and Lisburn, along with many other parts of the province via the A1 and M1 road networks. In addition a variety of local amenities in the picturesque and historic village of Hillsborough are within walking distance, including shops, public paths, Hillsborough Forest Park and lake, schools and public transport routes. This fine home can only be fully appreciated on internal inspection.


  • Exceptional Detached Family Home Within This Exclusive And Prestigious Development
  • Spacious Lounge with Solid Oak Flooring and Limestone Fireplace
  • Delightful Sun Room Overlooking The Rear Garden
  • Open Plan Luxury Fitted Kitchen With Sitting Area/1st Floor Utility Room
  • Separate Family Room
  • 4 Bedrooms Including Master Suite With Bespoke Range of Built in Furniture and Ensuite Shower Room
  • Magnificent Family Bathroom/Additional Ground Floor Cloakroom with WC
  • Exceptional Level of Specification and Immaculate Presentation Throughout
  • Oil Fired Central Heating (Underfloor on Ground Floor and in Ensuite Shower Room) /Double Glazed Windows
  • Delightful Surrounding Private Garden in Lawns With Sheltered Sitting Areas
  • Prestigious Location Within The Highly Regarded Governors Gate Development
  • Within Walking Distance of a Wide Range of Lifestyle Amenities in the Historic and Picturesque Village of Hillsborough Including Shops, Restaurants and Public Parks
  • Within Comfortabe Commuting Distance of Belfast, Lisburn and Many Other Parts of the Province Via the A1 and M1 Road Networks
  • On The Main Arterial Route to Dublin

Room Details

  • Ornamental entrance porch with wrought iron pillars to hardwood front door with glazed insets

    Solid Oak flooring, corniced ceiling, low voltage spots

    White suite comprising low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin with splash tiling, part wood panelled walls, storage cupboards, low voltage spots, polished tiled floor, display shelves with integrated mirror
  • LOUNGE: 15' 8" X 11' 8" (4.78m X 3.56m)

    Solid Oak flooring, Limestone fireplace with tiled hearth, corniced ceiling, low voltage spots open arch to kitchen
  • KITCHEN OPEN PLAN TO FAMILY/DINING AREA 27' 8" X 11' 7" (8.43m X 3.53m)

    Extensive range of high and low level units, granite work surfaces with matching splash back, Baumatic 4 ring hob with feature Franke extractor fan, integrated Neff electric oven with matching heating drawer under, integrated Neff coffee maker, integrated Neff microwave oven, housing for american fridge freezer, integrated Neff dishwasher, stainless steel sink unit with granite drainer with mixer tap, tiled floor, low voltage spots, low level lighting, access to rear, open arch to sun room
  • SUN ROOM: 17' 7" X 11' 3" (5.36m X 3.43m)

    Tiled floor, low voltage spots, built in storage with garnite surfaces, uPVC double glazed patio doors to rear
  • FAMILY ROOM: 10' 5" X 9' 0" (3.18m X 2.74m)

    Solid Oak flooring, currently used as entertainment room with built in storage units, work surfaces and breakfast bar seating

    Airing cupboard
  • BEDROOM (1): 27' 9" X 15' 8" (8.46m X 4.78m)

    (at widest points overall to include ensuite), master suite including bespoke range of built in robes and storage with dressing area with built in dressing table and drawers and granite surfaces, additional built in robe and storage

    White suite comprising vanity unit with granite surround and storage, low flush wc, fully tiled shower cubicle, tiled floor, low voltage spots, chrome heated towel rail
  • BEDROOM (2): 11' 9" X 8' 2" (3.58m X 2.49m)

    Laminate wood flooring, extensive range of bespoke built in robes and storage

    White suite comprising free standing roll top bath with mixer taps, twin vanity units with marble surround and floor to ceiling splash tiling, low flush wc, part wood panelled walls, feature radiator, tiled floor, low voltage spots, extractor fan
  • UTILITY ROOM: 7' 1" X 5' 3" (2.16m X 1.60m)

    Tiled floor, built in units with plumbing for washing machine

    access to roofspace
  • BEDROOM (3): 21' 10" X 10' 8" (6.65m X 3.25m)

    (at widest point) storage in eaves
  • BEDROOM (4): 14' 4" X 10' 9" (4.37m X 3.28m)

    storage in eaves

    White suite comprising low flush wc, pedestal wash hand basin with splash tiling, fully tiled shower cubicle, tiled floor, low voltage spots, extractor fan
  • Delightful corner site, front and side garden in lawns with boundary hedges and lowerbeds with planting, paved path to friont door
  • Tarmac driveway with parking for 2 cars and leading to
  • GARAGE: 19' 0" X 10' 8" (5.79m X 3.25m)

    Up and over door, power and light and oil fired boiler
  • Enclosed and private rear garden in lawns with boundary hedge and sheltered stone patio area. Further sitting area with loose stones


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Heading out of Hillsborough on Ballynahinch Road, Governors Gate is on the left hand side and number 4 is the second house on the right

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Advice on Stamp Duty

Advice on Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty Land Tax is a percentage paid on the purchase of a home or non-residential property to the Inland Revenue.  You usually pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on increasing portions of the property price above £125,000 when you buy residential property, eg a house or flat.

There are different rules if you’re buying your first home and the purchase price is £500,000 or less.

Use the SDLT calculator to work out how much tax you’ll pay.

Rates if you’re buying your first home

You can claim a discount (relief) so you don’t pay any tax up to £300,000 and 5% on the portion from £300,001 to £500,000.

You’re eligible if:

·you, and anyone else you’re buying with, are first-time buyers

·you complete your purchase on or after 22 November 2017

If the price is over £500,000, you follow the rules for people who’ve bought a home before.

Rates if you’ve bought a home before

Freehold sales and transfers

You can also use this table to work out the SDLT for the purchase price of a lease (the ‘lease premium’).

Property or lease premium or transfer value                                              SDLT rate

Up to £125,000                                                                                                Zero
The next £125,000 (the portion from £125,001 to £250,000)                       2%
The next £675,000 (the portion from £250,001 to £925,000)                       5%
The next £575,000 (the portion from £925,001 to £1.5 million)                    10%
The remaining amount (the portion above £1.5 million)                              12%


If you buy a house for £275,000, the SDLT you owe is calculated as follows:

  • 0% on the first £125,000 = £0
  • 2% on the next £125,000 = £2,500
  • 5% on the final £25,000 = £1,250
  • Total SDLT = £3,750

New leasehold sales and transfers

When you buy a new residential leasehold property you pay SDLT on the purchase price of the lease (the ‘lease premium’) using the rates above.
If the total rent over the life the lease (known as the ‘net present value’) is more than £125,000, you also pay SDLT of 1% on the portion over £125,000 - unless you buy an existing (‘assigned’) lease.

You can work out how much SDLT you’ll pay for your new residential lease using HMRC’s:

Higher rates for additional properties

You’ll usually have to pay 3% on top of the normal SDLT rates if buying a new residential property means you’ll own more than one.

Use the SDLT calculator to work out how much tax you’ll pay.  You may not have to pay the higher rates if you exchanged contracts before 26
November 2015. 

If you’re replacing your main residence

You won’t pay the extra 3% SDLT if the property you’re buying is replacing your main residence and that has already been sold.  If there’s a delay selling your main residence and it hasn’t been sold on the day you complete your new purchase:

  • you’ll have to pay higher rates because you own 2 properties
  • you may be able to get a refund if you sell your previous main home within 36 months
  • There are special rules if you own property with someone else or already own a property outside England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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