The front exterior of The Old Rectory. Image used in the Unique County Down home offers a surprising interior blog post.
18 March 2020

Unique County Down home with a surprising interior


A short stroll away from Murlough Nature Reserve, a unique County Down home, complete with an interior well, is on the market for offers over £395,000.

Featuring stunning views of the Mourne Mountains alongside a unique period interior, The Old Rectory is an excellent getaway to the countryside.

Views from The Old Rectory. This property overlooks the Mourne Mountains and Dundrum Bay.

Resting in Dundrum, this semi-detached property is of a generous size with extensive walled grounds that contain a lawn, vegetable garden and fruit trees.

This property also offers an external coach house, workshop and glasshouse. These buildings offer the potential for practical use as a converted studio or holiday accommodation.

Rear garden at The Old Rectory. This easily maintained garden features both a paved area and an area where an abundance of shrubs are seen. Image used in the Unique County Down home offers a surprising interior blog post.

A stone patio in the rear garden allows the owner to gaze at some of Northern Ireland’s most spectacular natural landscapes.

Internally, an abundance of period charm can be felt throughout this four bed home for sale. Despite the renovations and extensions, this property retains its historical character while providing superb accommodation for a family. An entrance hall complete with original tiled flooring introduces viewers to this beautifully finished home.

The lounge interior at The Old Rectory. This stylishly presented room features an open fireplace, granite hearth and surround. Image used in the Unique County Down home offers a surprising interior blog post.

The snug offers the perfect escape and includes an open fire, granite hearth and surround.

An open plan kitchen / living / dining area rests at the heart of this home. Combining contemporary with traditional, the gas fired AGA sits among hand painted high and low level units with recessed lighting.

The kitchen interior at The Old Rectory. A gas fired AGA rests between hand painted high and low level units. Image used in the Unique County Down home offers a surprising interior blog post.

The stand out surprise of the dwelling is undoubtedly the glass topped open well in the floor.

Open plan lounge interior at The Old Rectory. Here, the unique glass topped open well is found, along with a cast iron wood burning stove.

Four generous bedrooms are found on the first floor. The master bedroom is spacious and south facing, creating a large and bright area. This bedroom also benefits from spectacular views and a bespoke ensuite wet room.

Three further rooms are decorated with period features, including fireplaces and window shutters, adding to the character of the rooms.

Master bedroom interior at The Old Rectory.

The bright family bathroom is a contemporary area with underfloor heating and comprises of a WC, ‘his and hers’ wash hand basins, a freestanding bath and a separate shower cubicle with thermostat shower.

William Wilson from selling agents, James Wilson & Son Estate Agents, highlights that the unique features of the property alongside the sought-after location make it a great proposition for a potential buyer.

The open plan interior area in The Old Rectory. Four lights are seen hanging above the dining table. Large windows overlook the rear garden. Image used in the Unique County Down home offers a surprising interior blog post.

Mr Wilson said: “It is quite a unique property in such a scenic area. For example, there are plenty of good bars and restaurants to enjoy nearby and it is in walking distance of Dundrum Castle or Murlough Nature Reserve.”

Viewing is by appointment only and it is recommended potential buyers act fast.

“Interest in the house has been good so far and it would be rare that properties like this one actually come on the market,” Mr Wilson added.

The feature glass topped open well at The Old Rectory.

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