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Sennen House , Rostrevor Road, Warrenpoint Newry , BT34 3RT

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Sale Agreed | 6 Bed House |
Sale Agreed £695,000
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Key Information

Address Sennen House, Rostrevor Road, Warrenpoint, Newry
Style House
Status Sale Agreed
Price Guide price £695,000
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 4
Receptions 3


  • Exceptional Shorefront Six Bedroom Victorian Villa on approx 0.8 acres
  • Panoramic views across Carlingford Lough, Slieve Foy and the Cooley Mountains
  • Designed by well-known architect WJ Barre
  • Constructed in the early 1800's and thoughtfully expanded and improved to preserve its historic charm
  • Sennen House offers many uses as a substantial family home or as a thriving business
  • Several out-buildings including stables, coachhouse and hay loft
  • Well-maintained garden containing a wide variety of flowers providing colour all year round
  • A unique and rare opportunity to purchase a property in one of the most sought-after areas in Newry & Mourne

Additional Information

Sennen House, Rostrevor Road, Warrenpoint, Newry, Co. Down BT34 3RT



‘Sennen House’ is a spectacular 19th Century Victorian six-bedroom family villa full of historic charm occupying one of the finest coastal locations in Warrenpoint with panoramic views across Carlingford Lough, Slieve Foy and the Cooley Mountains. This remarkable home offers a unique opportunity to own a waterfront period property on a mature site extending to approx. 0.8 acres.  

The property was designed by architect WJ Barre, a native of Newry and well known for his architectural style and quality, designing splendid buildings such as the Ulster Hall, Belfast’s Albert Clock, University Road Methodist Church, Danesfort along with many other historical buildings throughout Northern Ireland.  Sennen House was constructed in the early 1800’s and thoughtfully expanded and improved to preserve its historic charm.   The current owners operate a thriving B&B business at the property with plans to evolve the offering into a full time 7-day operation. The B&B enjoys excellent annual occupancy with high average room rates and repeat custom. It is one of the highest rated properties in the Newry and Mourne area on sites such as Airbnb, Booking.com and Trip advisor demonstrating huge potential to grow the existing enterprise with a recent recommendation from Georgina Campbell.

Sennen House offers many uses as a substantial family home with 6 bedrooms or its current use as a home/Bed & Breakfast or can be further divided into a good sized family home with a two bed/two bath apartment that can be rented out short/long term or offers independent living for a relative who wants their independence but being close to loved ones under one roof.

For the lucky new owner of Sennen house, a sweeping staircase leading to an imposing galleried landing, will greet them daily, as will well-appointed reception rooms, perfect for entertaining. The majority of Sennen House has maintained its original detailing with some modern additions combining timeless grandeur along with period charm. This is a unique and rare opportunity to purchase in one of the most sought-after locations in the greater Newry and Mourne area.


Internal Details 

Ground Floor: (Victorian)

Entrance Porch:  Decorative tiled flooring with wood panelling to walls and ceiling. Original wooden window shutters

Entrance Hall: Original solid pine wood flooring. Period features including dado rail, ceiling coving and centre rose.  Carpeted stairs. 

Dining Room:  Front and Side Elevation.  Feature and bay windows with sea and garden views.  Original solid pine wooden flooring.  Period features including original wooden shutters, picture and dado rail, ceiling coving and centre rose.  Cast iron fireplace with open fire and marble surround. 

Sitting Room:  Front Elevation windows with sea views.   Decorative cast iron fireplace with marble surround.  Period features including original wooden shutters, dado rail, ceiling coving, centre rose and decorative plasterwork. 

Cloakroom:  Carpet flooring.

Separate W.C: White suite consisting of 'Sanitan' W.C., wash hand basin and cast-iron radiator.

Kitchen/Dining Area:  Side garden and courtyard elevation.  Fitted solid kitchen with a range of upper and lower level units and marble countertop with upstand.  Double bowl Belfast sink and double oven oil fired Aga cooker with tiled splash-back.  Integrated electrical appliances.  Original window shutters with ceiling coving and rose.  Recessed lighting. Chinese slate tile to floor.

Utility Room:  Courtyard Elevation. Chinese slate tiled flooring. Range of shelving. Plumbed for washing machine.

Office/Study:  Side garden elevation. Chinese slate tiled flooring. Fully shelved and suitable as a home office.

Ground Floor:

Rear Hallway:  Stairs to first floor with feature ‘porthole’ window on first floor landing.  Dutch door access on the ground floor (separate from main house) with access to the Georgian part of the property.  

Separate Kitchen with Living/Dining Room: Courtyard and side garden elevation. Wooden flooring with a range of modern upper and lower level units with quartz worktop and integrated appliances.  Antique cast iron radiators. Partial wall tiling to kitchen. 

Shower Room: Courtyard elevation. Laura Ashley tiled flooring. White suite consisting of a white three piece suite with storage.  Heated towel rail. Large slate shower cubicle with glass wall and pivoting door.


First Floor: (Victorian)

Landing: Carpet flooring.  Glazed feature window with antique glass. Ceiling coving and dado rail. Access to roofspace. Hotpress fully shelved. Window with original shutters and view to internal courtyard.

Bedroom 1: Front elevation with panoramic sea views. Carpet flooring. Ceiling coving.  

Bedroom 2:  Double aspect Panoramic sea and side garden views.  Carpet flooring.  Picture rail and dado rail with ceiling coving. Wash hand basin.

Bedroom 3: Side garden elevation. Carpet flooring. Ceiling coving.

Bedroom 4: Side garden elevation. Carpet flooring. Ceiling coving. Pedestal wash basin.

Shower Room: Side garden elevation. White suite consisting of shower cubicle, WC, pedestal WHB, tiled flooring and partial wall tiling.

Family Bathroom: Side and rear courtyard elevation. White suite consisting of a three piece suite with high level flush WC and free-standing cast iron bath.  Tiled flooring.  Partial wall tiling.

First Floor:

Landing: Carpet flooring with panelled walls and radiator cover.

Bedroom 5:  Side garden elevation. Carpet flooring.

Bedroom 6:  Side garden elevation. Carpet flooring.

Ensuite Shower Room:  White suite consisting of a three piece suite with storage and slate shower cubicle. Laura Ashley tiled floor. Full wall tiling.  Heated towel rail.

Rear of property:

Wood shed: Sizeable woodshed or storage space/carport.

Coachhouse: Currently used as a tool and garden shed with slab tiled floor and housing new pressurised water system.

Stables: Two horse stalls laid in beach coble with feature stable doors and wood detail with stair access to loft and rear access to cobbled courtyard with Victorian water pump and external boiler room with new Grant vortex boiler. 

Loft: Large hay loft that is currently laid out as a games room. 


Additional Information:

Airbnb/Commercial Enterprise:  Financial information will be furnished to interested parties if required.

Property features mix sliding sash windows with original wood panelled shutters and Georgian windows.

Oil Fired three zone Central Heating system.

Zoned security system. 

Pressurised new hot water system.

Roofspace reinsulated.

EV charging point


External Details

Sennen house sits on just under one acre of well manicured gardens, set on an elevated site which enjoys panoramic views of Carlingford Lough and Slieve Foy. The property benefits from being only 10 minutes’ walk to Warrenpoint town centre as well as walking distance to a bus stop and the shore front.

A large, paved, stone terrace to the immediate front of the property approx. 14 meters x 7 meters in size benefits from this wonderful southern aspect, catching prime sunlight during the day. A shaped box hedge to the perimeter of the terrace adds definition.

A further “sunken” paved terrace on the east of the property gives added privacy and enjoys direct sunlight all day whilst enjoying the tranquil sounds of the stream which runs the length of the property and connects into Carlingford Lough. Potential Hydro-energy scope exists due to the 5.5meter “fall/head” in the water heights on the property.

The gardens have colour all year round including holly, daffodils, bluebells, mature camelia, extensive rhododendron, roses, heather, tulips, lilies, blue and white hydrangea, bamboo, laurel, white cherry blossom and clematis to name a few of the wide varieties growing.

Trees include red Japanese maple, sliver and cooper beech, eucalyptus, sycamore, ash, with centuries old birch and Lyme adding gravitas to the site. A small herb garden and terraced lawn finish the grounds with ample space for children to play safely watched from the southern terrace.

The main entrance, driveway, house door entrances and enclosed yard have feature decorative granite stone, kerbs and granite steps to terraces and front garden. The main driveway which is tarred gives way to a gravelled area with raised flower beds, ample parking for a large number of vehicles and has an electric vehicle charging point installed. The main entrance and driveway have sensor lights for darkness / movement. The house main façade has a floodlight.

A rear yard area is enclosed by a 3.5 meter high stone wall with some ivy leading to the workshop/ former coach house with elegant arched stonework, original stables and access to the large hayloft which is now a games room with whitewashed stone walls and access to the enclosed original cobblestone inner courtyard.

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Warrenpoint Branch 34 Church Street, Warrenpoint, BT34 3HN

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