From the front terrace of this self catering period holiday home, there are a few granite steps up to the entrance porch, then two doors leading into the long hall which has bare floorboards and antique rugs like the other main reception rooms on the ground floor. From the front door you can see the stairs to the first floor and the local hand-decorated grandfather clock, made in St Agnes in 1832, the same year as the house, at the far end.

Walking from the front door the Drawing Room is on the left and the Dining Room on the right. Behind the Drawing room is the Sitting Room which leads out to the Sun Lounge. Behind the Dining room is the Kitchen.

The Drawing Room is furnished formally with antique furniture and paintings. The Sitting Room is less formal and it has a modern TV and CD player; the house is connected to broadband with password protected wifi on all floors.

The Dining Room’s antique furniture includes a mahogany dining table, extended to seat 8 very comfortably, which was  also made in the 1830s. It has several very old ship paintings reflecting the house’s nautical past.

The Kitchen has a separate table and chairs, a range cooker with an extractor hood, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and a traditional Belfast sink.

There is a large cloakroom at the bottom of the stairs and a downstairs Toilet and Utility Room at the rear of the house beside the rear porch. The Utility Room has a Miele washing machine, a tumble dryer and a sink.

All of the downstairs rooms have superb original ceiling mouldings and marble fireplaces. The Drawing Room has an open fire and the Dining Room and Sitting Room have stylish and very effective gas-effect fires. Both the Drawing Room and the Dining Room have original wooden shutters that can be closed at night.

On the half-landing there is a large family bathroom with a very powerful shower, twin marble sinks, and both a central heating radiator and an electric radiator for summer use.