Mourne Park Estate
  • Mourne Park Estate
  • Mourne Park Estate
  • The Front Avenue
  • The Main Entrance
  • The Entrance Hall
  • The Drawing Room
  • Dining or Billiard Room
  • The Morning Room
  • Lady Kilmorey's Bedroom
  • The Lily Pond Lawn
  • The Courtyard
  • The Sundial Lawn
  • The Back Avenue
  • The Arboretum Garden
  • The Lake

KilkeelBullet PointCo.DownBullet PointNorthern Ireland

In May 2013, the central block of Mourne Park House was destroyed by fire. Made all the more devastating, as we had just completed a 10 year restoration program and were in the process of finalizing plans for a conversion to a boutique hotel.

We are absolutely committed to restoring Mourne Park to its former glory once again. Since the fire we have done everything we can to preserve the structure of the building; removing, storing and shoring up where necessary. Frustratingly, we have not been able to proceed with the actual rebuilding process as we cannot get the insurance company to pay out as contracted; they would rather we accept a much lower figure and the whole mess in now in the slow cancerous paws of the law.

Meantime, the remaining parts of the building are suffering and we are tired of watching this totally unnecessary additional damage to our once beautiful, historic home being caused by some faceless suits

somewhere in London. Action is needed and we want to move forward despite them.

The undeniable fact is that Mourne Park House is an absolute opportunity for the right person or group and we wish to find such an investor for a Joint Venture. There are a myriad of possibilities, probably the most obvious being a Hotel / Wedding venue, but any development will have an important ripple affect for the whole area and will put the heart back into The Kingdom of Mourne. There is therefore a great deal of support from every angle and any realistic proposal will be encouraged and given every assistance by the relevant departments.

If you are interested in helping; promote Mourne Park and indeed The Kingdom of Mourne, to relevant ears and the right person, with the right vision will be found.

A famous and historic country estate in magnificent parkland
set between the Mourne Mountains and Carlingford Lough

Mourne Park is an exceptionally private country home, located half way between Dublin and Belfast. The house is nestled in the gentle folds of the Irish countryside and enclosed by a 12ft high granite wall – the estate is completely private with no public vantage points. Notable guests include King Edward VII, the late Queen Mother and moviestar Errol Flynn. Learn More »

  • 2 master bedrooms and 2 master bathrooms
  • 4 main house bedrooms with bathroom and shower room
  • Ensuite guest bedroom and bathroom
  • 3 further guest bedrooms and bathroom
  • Nursery wing with 3 bedrooms and bathroom
  • 4 further bedrooms
  • Attic bedrooms
  • 3 bedroom courtyard cottage
  • 3 bedroom gardeners cottage and old laundry
  • Walled and kitchen garden
  • Entrance and staircase
  • Morning room
  • Dining room
  • Ante room
  • Long room/Study
  • Small sitting room/Library
  • Kitchen/Breakfast room
  • Playroom/Office
  • Boot room/Pantry
  • Utility Areas and stores
  • Cellars
  • 4 bay carriage barns
  • 2 courtyards with stores
  • 5 loose boxes and 4 stalls
  • Tack room/Stores
  • Secondary accomodation inc. 2 lodges
  • Gardens and arboretum with pond
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Paddock, woodlands and lake
  • Fishing on the River Whitewater
  • Adjacent to championship golf course

 

 

 

Mourne Park has been added to over the centuries and is of local stone fringed with climbers and mature borders. Situated in over 140 acres of parkland, woods, fields and paddocks the property benefits from excellent views over the lake towards the sea.

The house has both excellent formal reception rooms and entertaining facilties, coupled with a comfortable family atmosphere. The house provides extensive bedroom accomodation for both family, guests and staff, and in addition, two cottages in either courtyard which along with the gate lodges, are in need of some redecoration and refurbishment. There are extensive stores, outhouses and Victorian stables, along with garaging for up to 6 cars in the former coach houses.

The gardens have also been developed and greatly enhanced over the centuries to provide an oustanding collection of specimen trees leading away to the avenues and parkland.

The house is approached off the coast road through wrought iron gates up a beech and oak avenued drive with River White Water adjacent to the boundary on the west side of the Estate. The drive leads up to the striking west facade with a large gravelled parking area centred on magnificent chestnut trees. The house is entered through a heavy oak double front door.

Northern Ireland is looking to the future and ready to move forward and 'catch up' with both the UK and the rest of Ireland in terms of its' infrastructure after emerging from it's troubled history. There is a huge political will to assist and promote quality development, particularly tourism facilities. Mourne Park could not be placed better or indeed be designed better to provide a landmark tourism based development. There is a huge gap in the market, both locally and province wide, for quality bed spaces. There are no major hotels in the vicinity, yet the area is a key tourist destination. The whole area is going to become a National Park in the near future. The current owners have spoken with the main political representatives and from these talks, along with feedback from the Planning Authority, Historic Monuments and the Road Service, it is clear there would be massive support for a sympathetic project in Mourne Park.

The overall Estate has already got a Championship Golf Course, Kilkeel Golf Club, which has hosted the British Amateur Golf Championships and the Senior's Tour, amongst other tournaments. There is also a section of Whitewater River which is considered one of the best Salmon and Trout fishing rivers in Ireland. Mourne Park House itself, along with the adjoining buildings, offers ample space and opportunity to incorporate a substantial hotel, capitalising on the myriad of historical features, to make a top class destination. Alternatively, an appropriate new build facility of sympathetic design would also be well received. In addition, a number of new build houses for tourism purposes could also be built on site. The parkland, woods and paddocks offer plenty of room for associated facilities. A development package is available from Knight Frank with lots more information on this aspect.

Mourne House Location

Location & Directions

From Dublin
Take the M1 north to Newry, head east along the A2, through Warrenpoint and Rostrevor. After approximately 6 miles the entrance gates are on the left hand side where where the road bends to the left opposite the amenity area.

From Belfast
Take the A1 to Newry. Turn east to Warrenpoint and Rostrevor. And follow directions as above.

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Knight Frank LLP
20 Hanover Square
London W1S 1HZ

Tel: +44 (0)20 7629 8171
Fax: +44 (0)20 7491 0854
clive.hopkins@knightfrank.com
www.knightfrank.co.uk

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Mourne Park Estate