ROSTREVOR HOUSE Rostrevor House on approximately 29 acres of mature parkland, woodland and agricultural land.
Rostrevor House offers a magnificent opportunity to acquire an historic estate located in close proximity to the shores of Carlingford Lough. This property has attractions for either a private house purchaser seeking to restore the circa 1840's residence to its former glory, or a developer seeking to construct 25 new apartments and convert the residence into an additional 10 units all within a picturesque setting approached from the village of Rostrevor via a tree lined avenue with iron rail fencing & lantern illumination.
MAIN RESIDENCE A grand Entrance Hall with impressive wooden staircase leads to an inner hall from which there are 3 very fine reception rooms, these rooms showcase many of the original features. They include painted and plastered walls, wooden floors, marble fireplaces and heavily detailed cornicing. The first floor accommodation includes 14 bedrooms and 12 bath/shower rooms and also has a rear staircase. The basement comprises: boiler room with 2 oil fired boilers and adjacent hot water tanks (3), laundry and drying rooms, wine cellars (2), and log storage (2) with access hatches to the outside.
THE 1960's BUILDING This more recent extension consists of 2 & 3 storey accommodation including 58 bedrooms, washrooms, toilets and shower rooms. There are also extensive canteen, dining and kitchen facilities located on the ground floor. On the first floor there is a day room, music room, and a second kitchen and study room. The oil fired heating system serves this building and the main residence.
GENERAL The current accommodation consists of the original period residence, (2 storey over basement) which extends to just under 15,000sq ft (1,380m2) in addition to an adjoining 3 storey extension building comprising 1,775m2 constructed in 1968. The original Rostrevor House is listed Grade B, and byvirtue of its connection to that listed building the 1960s building also has listed building protection.
GROUNDS The tree lined avenue approach to Rostrevor House and the surrounding mature woodland create a tranquil setting and afford a high degree of privacy.
To the North of the main residence and the attached 1960s building, lies an attractive walled garden with outlying buildings and an upward sloping grazing paddock.
ENTRANCE AND GATE LODGE Currently habitable the Gate Lodge comprises a kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms & bathroom. Approximately 85m2.
ZONING The Avenue and main residence with 1960s building and the Gate Lodge are situated within the Conservation Area of Rostrevor, but the walled garden and its adjacent buildings are not. The attached Development Zone Map indicates that only the main residence, 1960s building and Gate Lodge currently lie within the Development Zone.
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (subject to planning)
a) Rostrevor House The Planning Statement prepared by Turley Associates available on request suggests a variety of uses, apart from restoration to a private Residence. These include: • Hotel or Guesthouse • Health Spa & Gymnasium • Museum, Art Gallery • Public Library • Creche or Health Centre Turley Associates suggest that up to ten apartments could be developed in this section, namely one three-bedroom, four two-bedroom and five one- bedroom apartments. b) Former 1960s Building The Planning Statement includes comment from a senior architect from the Heritage Buildings Designation Branch (HBDB) of Northern Ireland. "Having reviewed the photographs taken on the recent site visit to Rostrevor House, I would confirm that HBDB is of the opinion that the modern extension does not contribute to the special interest of the main house". Should an application for consent to demolish be approved by the planning authority this would open the opportunity for the land comprising the foot print of the extension, the hard surfaced areas surrounding and the tennis court to be redeveloped for a range of uses (similar to those suggested for Rostrevor House). Alternatively, there are three other development options: · Twenty five two Bedroom Apartments · Or Three Large Detached Dwellings · Or Eight 2 Storey Dwellings in a terrace or courtyard Notwithstanding the option chosen the impact on the setting of Rostrevor House must be considered and the option chosen must be sensitive to the wider landscape setting. c) Gate Lodge & Curtilage This building can continue to be used as a dwelling or it could be converted and extended into two apartments. d) Buildings adjacent to walled garden The buildings adjacent to the walled garden lie outside the development limit, but within the curtilage of the listed building and it may be possible to sensitively convert these ancillary buildings to a dwelling or dwellings. PLANNING STATEMENT Turley Associates have prepared a Planning Statement and it is available upon request. TREE SURVEY & REPORT Turley Associates commissioned Dr Phillip Blackstockto prepare a Tree Survey in March 2017. This is available from the agent upon request. Some of the more unusual species to be found in the United Kingdom and Ireland include trees listed below. Three trees are UK and Ireland champions for size and another three are amongst the largest to be found in the U.K or Ireland. • Chamaecyparis lawsoniana 'Erecta Viridis' • Prumnopitys andina • Zelkova carpinifolia • Nothofagus dombeyi • Cupressus lusitanica • Cupressus sempervirens • Nothofagus obliqua • Phellodendron sachalinense • Acer miyabei AREA The overall land area extends to approximately 11.8 hectares (29.1 acres).
LAND REGISTRY The entire lands are comprised within Folio DNI 30286 Co Down. Land Registry map available on request from the agents. OFFERS We reserve the right on behalf of the vendor to conclude the bidding (if necessary) by holding a meeting of all the bidders (or representatives thereof) on a specified date and time in our office. In the event that a meeting is to be arranged only those interested parties with a valid offer on the property by the closing date can be assured of being notified of the specific time and date.
NAV £61,700 OFFERS We reserve the right on behalf of the vendor to conclude the bidding (if necessary) by holding a meeting of all the bidders (or representatives thereof) on a specified date and time in our office. In the event that a meeting is to be arranged only those interested parties with a valid offer on the property by the closing date can be assured of being notified of the specific time and date.
VENDOR'S SOLICITOR Mr R. Ferguson, Fisher Mullan, 8 Trevor Hill, Newry, Co Down, Northern Ireland. GUIDE PRICE Offers Around £l .6 Million CLOSING DATE FOR OFFERS Friday 10th November 2017
Rostrevor is a scenic village resort on the East coast of Northern Ireland, 'where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea', situated approximately 55miles south of Belfast, 70 miles North of Dublin and 9 miles from Newry on the A1 North - South Corridor
It is the place that C.S. Lewis called his 'idea of Narnea'.
Rostrevor House is located within the village situated 250 metres from The Square with a South facing aspect.
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