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

Offers around £385,000

Key Information

Address Mearne Lodge, 25 Mearne Road, Saul, Downpatrick, BT30 6SW
Price Offers around £385,000
Style Country House
Bedrooms 5
Receptions 4
Bathrooms 2
Heating Oil
EPC Rating D57/D59
Status For sale

Additional Information

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 excellent 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 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 a separate WC.

The house and superb mature landscaped gardens are set in approximately 0.8 of an acre, 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 mature orchard planted in mature apple and plumb trees 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 Barn Bar and Country Kitchen is a popular local eaterie within walking distance. 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.

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 wood painted 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 Pantry store
  • Network access points to all bedrooms, living room, & office
  • New wood laminate flooring to a number of the rooms
  • Oil fired central heatingPVC double glazing
  • Cosy roof 150mm deep foam insulation
  • Integral double garage with twin garage doors and separate WC
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with two secure garden stores with roller shutters
  • Extensive brick paved parking to the front
  • Mature, superbly landscaped gardens to front and rear
  • Rural yet conveniently located to Downpatrick Centre and all the local amenities


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. Wood laminate flooring, Wired for wall lights, recessed  LED spotlights.

CLOAKROOM / OFFICE: with low flush WC, small sink unit with mixer tap. Network access point.  point. Desk unit, recessed LED spotlights. Access to floored roof space with lights via aluminium ladder.

ROOF SPACE: Floored, lights, providing excellent storage. Cosy roof 150mm deep foam insulation.  

LIVING ROOM:  19'3” x 16'3” (5.87m x 4.95m) Timber beamed vaulted ceiling with recessed speakers. Large double glazed bay window. Feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove, marble tiled surround and side display shelving with mahogany display tops. Wood laminate flooring, Wall mounted uplighters, Double Network access points, Glazed door to Dining Room.

DINING ROOM: 14'0” x 12'9” (4.27m x 3.89m) Wood laminate floor, 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. TV Wall mount, three quarter sized snooker table and cues included. Network access point.

KITCHEN/CASUAL DINING ROOM: 20'9” x 13'3” (6.32m x 4.04m) Excellent range of painted solid wood high and low level fitted units including matching cooker hood canopy, Formica work tops with inset stainless steel double sink and single drainer unit with mixer taps, 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 LG micro-oven, Kenwood dishwasher and plumbed for American style Fridge Freezer. Recessed ceiling LED spotlights, ceramic tiled floor and walls. PVC double glazed door to South facing rear patio area.


FROM ENTRANCE HALL – steps up to:

CENTRAL LANDING: Wood laminate flooring.

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. Network access point.

MASTER BEDROOM: 15'2” x 12'5” (4.62m x 3.78m). Wood lmainate flooring, plaster cornice, built-in partly mirrored wardrobe. Network access point.

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM: Fully tiled shower cubicle with new 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). Wood laminate flooring. USB charger point. Rear aspect with pleasant outlook. Network access point.

DELUXE BATHROOM: White suite comprising corner Jacuzzi bath with brass mixer taps,  corner shower unit with new 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 Victorian style towel radiators, plaster cornice, ceramic tiled walls and tiled floor.


LOWER LEVEL:  Wood laminate flooring, recessed LED ceiling spotlights.

BEDROOM 5: 14'4” x 10'9” (4.37m x 3.28m). Wood lmainate flooring, currently used as an office. Double Network access point.

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, Warmflo High Efficiency oil fired central heating boiler, fully tiled walls, space for freezer. Access to separate Pantry room with American style Fridge Freezer.

DOUBLE INTEGRAL GARAGE: 24'0” x 20'2” (7.32m x 6.15m) Chinese slate tiled floor, twin up and over doors, one is remote operated. light and power, built-in work bench, Pump for ensuite shower.

WC: low flush WC, sink unit.




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 an orchard planted in mature Apple and Plumb trees. 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.


DOMESTIC RATE:   Newry, Mourne & Down District Council-  Rates payable 2023/2024= £2697.45 approx

TENURE:    FREEHOLD            

EPC RATING:  Current: D57               Potential: D59

EPC REFERENCE:   0364-3035-3207-3364-6204


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.