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|Address||74 Benagh Road, Cranfield, Kilkeel|
|Price||Guide price £325,000|
74 Benagh Road, Cranfield, Kilkeel, Co. Down, BT34 4SJ
CLOSING DATE FOR OFFERS - 20TH SEPTEMBER 2023
Property Description & Historical Background
New to the market, 74 Benagh Road Kilkeel, originally built to operate as a Lime Kiln, is a beautifully constructed and well maintained natural stone building full of character and charm. This is an incredibly unique and rare opportunity to acquire an historic property of this nature on a site with such outstanding views across Carlingford Lough and the Cooley Mountains.
Originating back to the 17th Century and owned by the Nicholson family, the property was acquired in the late 1960s by Mrs Wilson, an interior designer based in London. Mrs Wilson and well-known Belfast Architect Mr Kenneth Drain redesigned the Kiln whilst retaining its original character. The majority of farm lime kilns surviving today are monuments to eighteenth and early nineteenth century agriculture. However, the production of lime by burning limestone is a very ancient technology. The Egyptians, the Greeks and the Romans all used lime-based mortars. In Ireland the burning of limestone for the specific purpose of application to the soil was commonly practised between the twelfth and seventeenth centuries.
Upon entry to the property under a striking archway, the viewer is greeted by an extensive cobblestone courtyard and driveway, dotted with palm trees and a raised garden with barbeque area and additional storage sheds. On the right hand side are the two original limestone kilns with impressive brickwork and characteristic archways. The top of the lime kilns are evident in the raised garden but have been covered for health and safety purposes. On the left hand side is the traditional lime storage space which has been beautifully modernised and fitted with glass panels to add a modern twist to the property. A stone wall runs the full perimeter of the property offering plenty of privacy.
N.B This property is being offered with the adjacent field (1.5 acres); making a total of approx 3.1 acres for the entirety.
74 Benagh Road comprises a spacious, open plan kitchen/living area on the ground floor, a WC and boot room and a glass-panelled corridor that leads to four bedrooms all with South-facing shutter windows and separate storage rooms underneath. Down towards the far end of the property there is the fifth, main double bedroom and a spiral staircase leading to an en-suite bathroom beneath. On the first floor, there is a second reception room/living area with a large open fireplace and solid wood panelled double doors that open out to a Juliet balcony overlooking the cobbled courtyard. A second patio door opens out to the raised garden area with well manicured lawns. A south-facing circular feature window offers breathtaking views across Carlingford Lough.
74 Benagh Road sits in a prime location being well connected to both Belfast and Dublin airports, each just over an hour drive from the property. Only a ten minute drive to both the seaside town of Kilkeel and the picturesque village of Rostrevor with walking trails such as the Kilbroney Park and the Fairy Glen River Walk. A five minute drive takes you to the popular shores of Cranfield Beach and the Greencastle – Greenore Ferry service towards Carlingford across one of Ireland’s most scenic Loughs. Nestled within the Mourne Mountains, Benagh Road has excellent access to local attractions including; Tullymore Forest Park, Castlewellan Forest Park & Peace Maze, Silent Valley Mountain Park & Ben Crom Reservoirs just a short distance away.
Please Note. 1) There is a public right of way that runs along the east side of this property 2) In its current condition property will require a full cash purchase. Unfortunately, purchasers subject to lending cannot be considered
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