Historically significant home

Packolet is best known as home to General Francis Rawdon Chesney
Packolet is best known as home to General Francis Rawdon Chesney

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 two acres with stables, garages and outbuildings.

The house comprises three fine reception rooms, large kitchen with casual dining area, utility with adjoining boot room, storage/log room, a snug, wine cellar, luggage room, two attic storage rooms, and six bedrooms over two floors including large master suite with ensuite bathroom and lounge area, all of which still retain many of the features of this period home.

The property boasts many stunning features such as the ornate Connemara fireplace in the drawing room; a floor to ceiling bay window in the dining room with patio doors to the garden; picture rails and corniced ceilings.

The kitchen benefits from an excellent range of high and low level units and four oven Aga. There is also a kitchen annex with a range of units and Bosch integrated microwave.

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.

Address: Packolet, 1 Corcreaghan Road, Newry

Price: £400,000

Agent: Simon Brien, tel: 028 9042 8989