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Packolet, 1 Corcreaghan Road, Kilkeel, County Down, BT34 4LE

Sold, Offers Around £400,000

  • Detached
  • EPC RATING (G) 4


Property Description

Packolet is a handsome listed Victorian residence with an abundance of character and charm built in 1822. The property offers a unique opportunity to acquire a special residence in the heart of the Mourne countryside. With two main entrances off the Corcreaghan and Ballyardle Roads the property is set in a mature site circa 2 acres with stables, additional garages and outbuildings.

The house comprises 3 fine reception rooms, large kitchen with casual dining area, utility with adjoining boot room and 6 bedrooms over two floors including large master suite with en-suite bathroom and lounge area, all of which still retain many of the features of this period home. Externally the property offers panoramic views with manicured gardens including a walled garden with greenhouses to the rear of the property.

Packolet enjoys magnificent views stretching from Carlingford Lough and beyond to Millbay. It is in close proximity to the blue flag beach of Cranfield and the quiet seaside hamlet of Greencastle. Packolet is perched high on Chesney's Bray, above the Whitewater River, on Ballyardle crossroads.

A property of historical significance in the Mourne area, Packolet is best known as home to General Francis Rawdon Chesney who resided there during his retirement from the Royal Regiment of Artillery. General Chesney surveyed for the British Government the Isthmus of Suez and Northern Syria and is known locally as the Father of the Suez Canal. As a result of the highly regarded work, carried by General Chesney, Packolet is considered to be of historical significance and has been approved for Blue Plaque status.

Key Features

  • Handsome Listed Victorian Residence Built In 1822 And Measuring Circa 6000 Sq. Ft.
  • Magnificent Panoramic Views of Millbay And Across Carlingford Lough
  • Property Of Historical Significance And Approved Blue Plaque Status
  • Set In Mature Site Measuring Circa 2 Acres
  • Extensive Outbuildings Including Stables, Original Coach House And Garages
  • Three Reception Rooms Including Drawing Room And Dining Room With Original Ornate Feature Fireplaces
  • Six Bedrooms Over Two Floors, Including Master Suite With Lounge Area And Ensuite Bathroom
  • Approximately 1 Hour From Belfast, 30 Minutes From Newry And Less Than 1.5 Hours From Dublin
  • Within 5 Minutes Of Kilkeel Golf Club

Room Details


    31' 6" x 4' 7"

    Ceramic tiled floor, glass hardwood front door, half wall panelling, original hardwood front door, window, side panel and arched fan light window.


    8' 4" x 5' 8"

    Generous built in storage cupboard, pedestal wash hand basin, separate WC, ceramic tiled floor.


    30' 2" x 18' 0"

    Ornate Connemara marble fireplace with stainless steel inset, open fire and granite hearth, double bay with glass floor to ceiling shuttered window giving views over Mourne Mountains. Corniced ceiling.


    15' 6" x 13' 6"

    Into bay. Floor to ceiling bay window with patio doors to garden, painted slate fireplace with open fire and cast iron inset, corniced ceiling.



    Fully tiled shower cubicle with electric shower unit, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, fully tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor.


    15' 7" x 10' 1"

    Range of high and low level units, single drainer sink unit with mixer taps, under cupboard lighting, four ring ceramic hob, Bosch integrated microwave, ceramic tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor.


    15' 8" x 14' 0"

    Excellent range of high and low level units, single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps, granite worktops, four oven Aga, ceramic tiled floor, fully tiled walls.


    Built in storage.

  • SNUG:

    13' 9" x 12' 2"

    Plate shelf, brick open fireplace, built in bookshelves.


    16' 6" x 6' 6"

    Range of low level units with granite worktops, Belfast sink unit with mixer taps, plumbed for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, two ring Neff gas hog, space for fridge freezer.


    8' 3" x 6' 5"


    Barn style split hardwood door to garden. Quarry tiled floor.


    Quarry tiled floor, built in storage.

  • BEDROOM (1):

    14' 4" x 12' 2"

    Wash hand basin, picture rail, corniced ceiling.

  • BEDROOM (2):

    17' 0" x 14' 5"

    Pedestal wash hand basin, picture rail, corniced ceiling.

  • BEDROOM (3):

    14' 4" x 13' 7"

    Pedestal wash hand basin, picture rail, corniced ceiling.

  • BEDROOM (4):

    14' 4" x 7' 7"

    Picture rail, built in shelved cupboard.


    11' 6" x 6' 0"

    White suite comprising panelled bath with mixer taps, telephone hand shower, pedestal wash hand basin, built in airing cupboard, fully tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor, corniced ceiling, heated towel rail.



    10' 9" x 10' 2"

    White suite comprising: Slipper bath, fully tiled shower cubicle with thermostatic shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, highball flush toilet, heated towel rail, fully tiled walls, ceramic tiled floor, corniced ceiling.


    17' 6" x 12' 0"

    Open fire with granite surround and hearth, corniced ceiling, picture rail, built in cupboard with shelving.


    18' 2" x 14' 6"

    Cast iron fireplace, picture rail, corniced ceiling, pedestal wash hand basin.


    2 Storage cupboards.


    18' 9" x 8' 3"

    Quadrant shower cubicle with electric shower unit, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps, bidet, Amtico flooring, heated towel rail.

  • BEDROOM (6):

    18' 2" x 14' 6"

    Views over lough towards Rostrevor.

  • Staircase leading to:


    With light and power.


    22' 6" x 19' 9"

    Up and over door.


    16' 5" x 15' 0"

    Side door.

  • Gated second entrance/exit of 4 Ballyardle Road.

  • Walled garden with greenhouse. Stoned patio overlooking gardens, summer house.

  • Original outbuildings with stables, yard and sheds.

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