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23 Mearne Road, Saul, Downpatrick, BT30 6SW


Key Information

Address 23 Mearne Road, Saul, Downpatrick, BT30 6SW
Price Last listed at Offers around £675,000
Style Country House
Bedrooms 4
Receptions 3
Bathrooms 5
Heating Dual (Solid & Oil)
EPC Rating D63/D65
Status Sale Agreed

Additional Information

An impressive, luxuriously appointed Detached Residence set on a mature extensively landscaped site with an abundance of mature trees, ever green and flowering shrubs which provides an excellent degree of privacy as well as all year round colour and interest.

Internally, this fantastic family home provides a wealth of generously proportioned, adaptable bedroom and living accommodation set over two floors, consisting of 4 large bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities and one with a dressing room, a luxury bathroom complete with Jacuzzi bath and separate shower/ steam pod, impressive drawing room with reclaimed marble fireplace and multiple French doors out onto sunny courtyard, large open plan Living room and Dining area with Oak King beams and red brick Inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove, superb solid Pippy Oak fitted Kitchen with granite work tops and oil fired green Aga range and adjoining Aga combination range cooker, Quality sunroom with under floor heating, separate parlour Kitchen and large utility room. A magnificent solid Oak staircase leads up to a minstrel gallery and gives access to two large converted roof space area (25’2” x 25’1”) and (62’ x 16’) with separate cloak room and large store. Integral double garage with cloak room and remote operated roller shutter.

This excellent property may also appeal to those looking to combine home and business under the one roof. The accommodation offers the potential for use as high quality ‘Bed and Breakfast’ establishment; the substantial first floor roof space could be converted to provide additional bedroom accommodation (subject to the relevant consents). The surrounding areas are a popular tourist destination and this property could provide an ideal venue for tourists to stay. 

There are approximately 11 acres of adjoining lands, current subdivided into 3 fields and can be accessed from the property though there is a laneway a separate access further along from the property. This land is suitable for grazing and may appeal to those with equine interests. This land is available by separate negotiation.

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’ national monument are all within easy reach.

It is only on closer inspection that one can fully appreciate all that this impressive family home has to offer.


Some of the other features included are:

  • 4 Double bedrooms with ensuite including Master with dressing room
  • Cloakroom
  • Principle Luxury Bathroom with Jacuzzi steam/shower pod with thermostatic shower & freestanding Jacuzzi bath
  • Impressive reception hall and hallway with feature solid Pippy Oak staircase
  • Drawing room with twin French door to rear paved patio area
  • Superb Kitchen and casual dining area with extensive range of solid Oak fitted units, granite work tops and integrated appliance including Aga range
  • Circular Sunroom under floor heating
  • Living & Dining area with exposed Oak King beams and Inglenook fireplace with stove
  • Separate Parlour Kitchen and Laundry room
  • Fantastic first floor spaces, providing options for different uses
  • Large Double garage with remote operated door and cloakroom
  • Marven sliding Sash double glazed windows
  • Solid Oak front and rear doors
  • Granite sills curbing and steps
  • Extensive brick paved driveway and pathways
  • Bangor Blue tiled roof
  • Plaster cornicing
  • Solid Pippy Oak internal wood work throughout
  • Wood pellet and Oil fired boiler central heating systems- Underfloor heating throughout ( indiviually controlled in each room)
  • Twin Villavent Air exchanger systems
  • Pressurised hot water system
  • Solar photovoltaics panels for hot water
  • Fully wired for sound and networking throughout with recessed ceiling speakers system and central access point
  • Security alarm system with lighting and cameras
  • Extensive landscaped gardens with feature stone walls and large paved patio areas
  • The Barn Bar and Country Kitchen, a popular local eaterie is within walking distance
  • Rural yet convenient location close to Downpatrick Town Centre
  • Additional adjoining lands circa 11 acres available by separate negotiation 


ACCOMMODATION (All measurements are approximate)

Double solid timber front doors with inset glass.  Curved glazed panels.

RECEPTION HALL:  Curved reception hall with impressive solid Pippy Oak staircase and Minstrel gallery.  Oak floor, recessed low voltage halogen lights, plaster cornice, recessed speakers, under stairs storage, 13 and 5 amp sockets.

CLOAKROOM: Bespoke Oak vanity unit with inset sink unit, high flush WC, chrome heated towel radiator, extractor fan, recessed spotlights. Ceramic tiled floor.

MAIN HALLWAY:  Long hallway with Pippy Oak floor.  Brass wall lights, plaster cornice, Beam vacuum points, air vents and 5 amp sockets.

DRAWING ROOM:  31’9” x 27’4” (Max).  Curved exterior wall.  Recessed floor power points.  Plaster cornice and ceiling rose.  Waterford crystal chandelier, wall lights and recessed low voltage halogen lights.   Reclaimed marble fireplace with dog grate and inset log effect gas fire.  Two sets of French doors to rear courtyard.  Extractor vent.  Abus controls for integrated sound system.  Beam vacuum point, 5 amp sockets, and network sockets for TV and computer.  Partly glazed door to living room.

LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM:  27’2” x 12’6”.  Feature red brick Inglenook fireplace with Pippy Oak mantle, raised slate hearth and cast iron multi fuel stove.  Red brick floor to ceiling central column with inset mirrored display cabinets and glass shelves.  Glass fronted cabinet.  Exposed Oak King beams, ceramic tiled floor, three Velux windows.  French doors to courtyard.

IMPRESSIVE KITCHEN:  27’8” x 14’6”.  Comprehensive range of Pippy Oak high and low level units including island unit with inset sink unit with built in waste aerator. Granite worktops.  Inset 1½ tub sink with mixer tap and shower hose.  Recessed 2 door Aga range with 2 hotplates plus adjoining 2 door Range with 4 ring gas hob.  Over timber mantle, granite splashback.  Miele coffee machine, Miele microwave.  Integrated American style fridge freezer.  Wine rack, open display shelving, drawers.  Large larder cupboard with lighting.  Exposed Oak King beams, window seat, wired for sound, recessed low voltage halogen lights. Ceramic tiled floor. 

SUNROOM:  15’8” x 15’9”.  Ceramic tiled floor, under floor heating, plaster cornice, recessed spotlights.  Velux window, French doors.  Arched double doors with glazed fan light and matching side panels with red brick detailing. 

REAR HALLWAY:  Intruder alarm, panic alarm, cornice ceiling, ceramic tiled floor.  Side door to hall and stable type door to Utility 1.

UTILITY 1/ PARLOR KITCHEN:  12’3” x 12’0”.  Pippy Oak high and low level units with granite worktops.  Five ring gas hob, stainless steel extractor hood with fan and light.  Ceramic tiled floor.  Stable door to rear courtyard.  Door to integrated garage.

UTILITY 2:  11’7” x 8’4”.  Low level Pippy Oak units with granite worktops and Franke double Belfast sink unit with brass mixer tap.  Plumbed for washing machine, recess for tumble dryer, laundry cupboard.  Ceramic tiled floor.



BEDROOM 1:  18’4” x 13’3” plus built in mirror Slide robes.

EN SUITE (1):  8’7” x 6’2”. Fully tiled suite comprising of a shower cubicle with Aqualisa shower, Sanitan pedestal wash hand basin and low flush WC. Recessed low voltage halogen lights, heated towel radiator. Air vent.

BEDROOM 2:  18’5” x 15’3” including built in mirror fronted wardrobes.  Recessed low voltage halogen lights, plaster cornice, air vent. 

EN SUITE (2):  8’7” x 6’2”.  Dual flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with thermostatic shower.  Fully tiled, chrome towel rail, recessed low voltage halogen lights, mirror with lights over.  Views over rear yard.

BEDROOM 3:  16’7” x 12’9”. Wired for TV, plaster cornice, two air vents.  Arched window.

DRESSING ROOM:  7’4” x 7’0”.  Fully fitted Oak units with rails, drawers and shelving.

EN SUITE (3):  6’6” x 5’8”.  Fully tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, dual flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, chrome heated towel radiator, cabinet with mirror and lights, air vent, recessed low voltage halogen lights, plaster cornice.

LUXURY BATHROOM:  Jacuzzi steam/shower pod with thermostatic shower, freestanding Jacuzzi bath on raised granite plinth with coloured lighting.  Vanity unit with chrome towel rail and glass shelving. Chrome heated towel radiator, plaster cornice, recessed low voltage halogen lights.  Arch to Low flush WC, bidet, mirror unit with shelving and drawers. Recessed low voltage, ceramic tiled floor.

BEDROOM 4:  16’7” x 13’6”.  Views over countryside.  TV point.  Air vent.

EN SUITE (4):  9’0” x 8’7”. Built in corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, Sanitan WC and pedestal wash hand basin, cabinet, heated towel radiator, recessed low voltage halogen lights, plaster cornice.

LAUNDRY ROOM:  Megaflow hot water system.  Shelf storage.  Electric fuse point. System network point.



MINSTREL GALLERY:  Pippy Oak balustrades.  5 amp sockets.

ROOM 1:  25’2” x 25’1”.  Office area, Amtico wood grain effect floor.  Timber beams, recessed low voltage halogen lights, Velux window.  Door to store room.  Door to:-

ROOM 2:  62’6” x 16’8” (narrowing to 11’9” in back area).  Amtico parquet style floor, under floor heating, Beam vacuum point, eaves storage, three Velux windows.

CLOAKROOM:  13’6” x 10’5”. Sanitan low flush WC and Oak effect vanity unit.  Amtico floor, chrome heated towel radiator.  Round feature window, vaulted ceiling, air vent.  Air conditioning unit in eaves.

STORE ROOM:  13’8” x 10’5” Round feature window, Amtico floor, recessed low voltage halogen lights, eaves storage.



DOUBLE GARAGE:  31’8” x 21’2”. Remote operated up and over door.  Alarmed.  Belfast sink unit, work bench.  Cloak cupboard.  Vernel wood pellet boiler, 700 ltr water tank, Sine oil fired boiler (back-up).  Tisun solar panel system.

CLOAK WC:  Low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, extractor fan and tiled floor.



Stone entrance pillars give access to impressive brick paved driveway and parking area to front and sides. Granite steps and curbing, feature stone walls, mature, superbly planted, landscaped gardens to front, side and rear, with large selection mature native trees, vast array of evergreen and flowering shrubs that provide all year round colour and interest. Outside lanterns, large granite fountain, boundary Beech heading, raised vegetable beds, summer house, and extensive feature stone walls. Brick paved patio courtyard area with seating area, ideal for ‘al fresco’ dining and the family BBQ. PVC oil storage tank, ranch style fencing and gate to woodland area, planted with 350 trees approx.


DOMESTIC RATE:     Newry, Mourne & Down District Council,  Rates payable 2023/2024= £4159.35 approx.      

TENURE:     FREEHOLD             

EPC RATING:   Current: D63               Potential: D65

EPC REFERENCE:  9849-0031-0244-6394-2944


Agar Murdoch & Deane Ltd for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are given 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.