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'Mearne Lodge', 25 Mearne Road, Saul, Downpatrick BT30 6SW

Sale Agreed £265,000

Key Information

Address 'Mearne Lodge', 25 Mearne Road, Saul, Downpatrick
Price Last listed at Offers around £265,000
Style Detached house
Bedrooms 5
Receptions 4
Bathrooms 2
Heating Oil
EPC Rating F29/E47
Status Sale Agreed

Additional Information

EXCELLENT DETACHED FAMILY HOME WITH OPTION OF ADDITIONAL LANDS UP TO 15 ACRES APPROX (by separate negotiations) ideal for those with equine interests or require grazing for sheep or cattle.



A most appealing detached family home set on an elevated position within superb mature landscaped gardens with feature hand built stone walled front boundary incorporating the historical St Patrick’s Well (Mearing Well).

Internally this well built family home provides generous well proportioned adaptable accommodation currently laid out as 5 bedrooms including Master with ensuite shower, bright drawing room with vaulted beamed ceiling and feature fireplace, separate dining room with serving hatch to a large well fitted kitchen with casual dining area, from the reception hall there is a small office with WC, a decent sized games room with mahogany floor comes complete with fitted corner bar and large snooker table. The lower landing provides a generous sized utility room with built in store, bedroom 5 and access to the integral double garage with WC.
The superb mature landscaped gardens have been lovingly planted and maintained by the current owners, boasting a wide range of mature native trees, ever green and seasonal flowering shrubs finished with sweeping lawns to both front and sides. A fully enclosed orchard backs onto surrounding farmland. A fully enclosed south facing paved patio to the rear provides an excellent space for the family BBQ and al fresco dining. Stone entrance pillars give access to extensive brick paved driveway and 
parking at the double garages. 
Situated in a delightful rural location and yet conveniently located just 5 minutes from Downpatrick Town Centre offering an array of local amenities including a number of renowned Primary and Secondary Schools. The St. Patrick’s golf course, Strangford Lough sailing club, the National Trust properties of Audley’s Castle and Castle Ward plus St. Patrick’s national monument are all within easy reach.
This is an area steeped in history of St.Patrick and renowned as popular tourist destination and the option of additional land to the rear of the property provides the potential to establish a camping site or holiday park (subject to the relevant palnning). A holiday park could provide an affordable location for a wide variety of tourists, cyclists, caravaners or campers looking to enjoys the various Country parks, Nation Trust properties, Rivers and Nature reserves all within easy reach.
We would highly recommend viewing to fully appreciate the full potential of this excellent property.
Some of the features included are:
  • 5 well proportioned bedrooms including Master with ensuite shower
  • Bright Drawing room with beamed vaulted ceiling and feature fireplace
  • Excellent Kitchen & Dining space with solid Oak fitted units and integrated appliances
  • Spacious Dining room with serving hatch to kitchen
  • Large Games room with Mahogany strip floor, corner bar and French doors to rear patio
  • Deluxe Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and Sanitan suite 
  • Entrance Double glazed Conservatory
  • Cloak room/ study with WC
  • Utility room with separate store
  • Oil fired central heating
  • PVC double glazing to most windows except the small paned windows to the front 
  • Integral double garage with WC and twin remote operated doors
  • Additional lands to the rear up to a total of 15 acres approx. – available by separate negotiation
ACCOMMODATION (all measurements are approximate) 
PVC double glazed front door to conservatory.
CONSERVATORY: 15'8” x 15'8” (4.78m x 4.78m) High glazed porcelain tiled floor with feature border. Glazed panelled door to: 
ENTRANCE HALL: Spacious entrance hall with steps up to bedroom accommodation, access down to the utility room and fifth bedroom and integral double garage. Plaster cornice. Wired for wall lights, recessed low voltage spotlights. 
CLOAKROOM / OFFICE: with low flush WC. Telephone point.
DRAWING ROOM:  19'3” x 16'3” (5.87m x 4.95m) Timber beamed vaulted ceiling with recessed speakers. Large single glazed bay window. Feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove, marble tiled surround and side display shelving with mahogany display tops. Wall mounted uplighters, Glazed double doors to Dining Room. 
DINING ROOM: 14'0” x 12'9” (4.27m x 3.89m) Cornicing and ceiling rose. Serving hatch to kitchen. 
GAMES ROOM: 25'6” x 14'9” (7.77m x 4.50m) Mahogany strip floor. Wood panelled vaulted ceiling. Part brick walls. Double glazed Patio doors to the rear enclosed patio. Corner bar with shelving and part mirrored wall. Wall mounted TV and three quarter sized snooker table and cues included. 
KITCHEN/CASUAL DINING ROOM: 20'9” x 13'3” (6.32m x 4.04m) Excellent range of solid oak high and low level fitted units including matching cooker hood with extractor fan and light, Formica work tops with inset stainless steel double sink and single drainer unit with mixer taps and integrated waste disposal unit, glass fronted display cabinets with display lighting, open display shelving, Falcon stainless steel combination range cooker with 5 ring gas hob, double electric oven and grill, integrated Sharp microwave, Whirlpool dishwasher and Samsung fridge freezer. Recessed ceiling low voltage spotlights, decorative beading, ceramic tiled floor and walls. PVC double glazed door to south facing rear patio area.
FROM ENTRANCE HALL – steps up to:
CENTRAL LANDING: Large walk-in Hotpress with twin copper cylinders and built in shelving.
BEDROOM 1: 15'0” x 10'8” (4.57m x 3.25m) Range of matching fitted wardrobes, drawers and dressing table. Recessed low voltage spotlights and cornicing. 
BEDROOM 2: 15'0 x 10'8 (4.57m x 3.25m) Cornicing. 
MASTER BEDROOM: 15'2” x 12'5” (4.62m x 3.78m). Plaster cornice, built in wardrobe. 
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: Fully tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic power shower unit, white vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, wall mounted mirror with down lights, ceramic tiled floor. 
BEDROOM 4: 14'4” x 10'8” (4.37m x 3.25m) Rear aspect with pleasant outlook. 
DELUXE BATHROOM: White suite comprising corner Jacuzzi bath with brass mixer taps,  corner shower unit with thermostatic power shower, Sanitan pedestal wash hand basin, Sanitan low flush WC, wall mounted mirror with back lighting, feature etched double glazed windows, two heated brass Victorian style towel radiators, plaster cornice, ceramic tiled walls and tiled floor. 
LOWER LEVEL:  recessed ceiling spotlights. 
BEDROOM 5: 14'4” x 10'9” (4.37m x 3.28m). 
UTILITY ROOM: 18'9” x 12'6” (5.72m x 3.81m) built in units, single drainer sink unit with mixer taps, plumbed for washing machine, Trianio Redfyre oil fired central heating boiler, fully tiled walls, space for freezer. Access to: 
DOUBLE INTEGRAL GARAGE: 24'0” x 20'2” (7.32m x 6.15m) Chinese slate tiled floor, twin remote controlled up and over doors, light and power, pump for ensuite shower, low flush WC 
Attractive stone entrance pillars and feature hand built stone wall along the front incorporates the historical St Patrick’s Well (Mearing well) which has access from the road. Extensive brick paved driveway leading to integral double garage. Superb mature landscaped garden planted with a wide range of mature native trees, ever green and seasonal flowering shrubs finished with sweeping lawns to both front and sides. Fully enclosed south facing rear paved patio with BBQ, Steps down to enclosed courtyard with two secure garden stores with roller shutters. Concealed oil tank and piped for gas. Garden lights. Timber ranch style fencing to side and rear. Gate access to orchard. Open aspect to the rear onto farm land. 
DIRECTIONS: Take the Strangford Road (A25)  from Downpatrick for about 1.4 miles, then turn right into Mearne Road, sign posted to Saul. Drive along the road for about 0.7 miles and the house is on the right hand side.
CAPITAL VALUE: £350,000 
DOMESTIC RATE: Newry, Mourne & Down District Council (007707): 
Rates payable 2016/2017= £ 2697.45 approx 
TENURE:                 FREEHOLD
EPC RATING: Current: F29 Potential: E47
EPC REFERENCE: 0467-2959-0834-0908-4045
Agar Murdoch & Deane Ltd for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that: (i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees, and not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract, (ii) all descriptions, dimensions, references to conditions and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. (iii) No person in the employment of Agar Murdoch & Deane Ltd has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.