Having grown up on the route between Rostrevor and Warrenpoint, I’ve always felt very fortunate to be able to show this beautiful area we live in.

Viewers vary from those who are only moving ‘down the road’, to those making the big return home from overseas (the reason in both cases is almost always to be closer to family). Then there are those who have only visited the area once or twice, but enough to fall in love with the beautiful surroundings and decide that the foot of the Mourne Mountains is somewhere they want to call home. Observing someone who has never been to this area take in the incredible views is always an enjoyable experience. Living in an area of outstanding natural beauty offers a unique and breathtaking setting for those witnessing these views for the first time, and those lucky enough to wake up and see it every day. 

As a keen sea swimmer & hiker, I am grateful to live somewhere where we have access to the top of a mountain within the hour, and at the same time be a stone’s throw from the tranquil Carlingford Lough shoreline. Warrenpoint, Rostrevor, Killowen and Kilkeel all have a range of walking trails, hikes, parks and coastal attractions so we’re spoilt for choice in terms of outdoor activities. The lough itself is ideal for kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding and fishing. The nearby Mourne Mountains provide hiking trails suitable for all levels of experience, from gentle walks to more challenging treks. Nature lovers can explore the expansive Kilbroney Park, where there is no shortage of ancient woodlands and picturesque trails.

In this area, every property has a completely unique view to the next, so it’s like seeing the area from a new lens each time we visit a new property. In the last couple of years, Best Property Services have been fortunate enough to represent some of the most sought-after shore front properties in this area - many that have not been on the open market for over 50 years. The ‘Haven’, 8a Well Road, ‘Seapoint’, ‘Regina house’, ‘Ballinran’ and ‘Sennen House’ to name a few.  

Every home tells a different story and the favourite part of the job is not only getting to know the person behind the house and what their experience has been living there. Deciding to sell your biggest asset is a huge decision and can be a very emotional transaction, so it’s important to understand how someone has come to that decision and what is important to them in terms of the outcome. 

One of our most recent sales was near Cranfield at Mill Bay, a medieval-style shorefront property that was originally a Lime Kiln, and one of the most unique properties in the area. It had been a cherished family home & holiday home for many years, and those who viewed were able to pick up on that as they walked in the door. Full of history and original features, it received the highest level of engagement of all our properties this year, across all platforms, with enquiries and phonecalls from all parts of Ireland, England, Isle of Man, Scotland and the US. 

For a relatively small area on the east coast of South County Down, whether you’re making that big move home, looking for a completely fresh start, or simply moving down the road to be closer to family, we have plenty of hidden gems to offer.


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