So many of our student memories are of parties in pretty filthy, dingy, damp-infested houses in south Belfast.

But 5 St Ives Gardens just off the Stranmillis Road is anything but that.

This four-bedroom stunner has caught our eye, not just for its fabulous décor, but because of the light that floods in throughout.

Let’s forget its five-star location, close to some of the best shops and restaurants that Belfast has to offer, we are particularly in love with the kitchen.

So often, galley kitchens can seem narrow and uncompromising but even despite the dark coloured cabinets, the patio doors leading out to the rear courtyard draw the eye outside and provide the perfect entertaining space for guests.

If the weather isn’t so good (and let’s be honest, that happens more often than not), the property boasts two reception rooms.

The house has been modernised, including an Eco Newport multi-fuel stove, a full rewire installation, new heating system and woodwork treatment, but at the same time, it retains a number of original features including the bannister, fireplace and picture rails.

What’s not to love?

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