About this listing
Panoramic, uninterrupted sea views from your front door. The beach is at the front garden. Gorgeous, period house, fully restored. Huge kitchen; 8-foot island with breakfast bar high stools, oil-fired range and Belfast sink. Open fire in living room.
Fabulous SHOREFRONT (uninterrupted panoramic views) property on the beach of Carlingford Lough.
No 1 Shore Road is one of four houses built in 1727 that comprise 'The Coastguards'; famous buildings scattered along the coastlines of Ireland built to guard seafarers and house generations of landed English gentry (and later Irish rebels)! This house is steeped in history and, in the hands of its current owner, has been lovingly restored to its former glory as a cosy dwelling with an open-fire at the hearth and original glass-pane sash windows and shutters looking out over the sea - at night-time, boats reflecting their lights in the water pass silently along the lough.
There is a huge kitchen, with a large oil-fired Aga range cooker plus hob, oak kitchen, 8-foot island with butcher block top, 5 tall stools at the breakfast bar, Belfast sink, a warm wooden welcoming vaulted ceiling, dining table that seats 6-8, large windows overlooking a 50-foot back garden with trees and a small yard. There is a leather sofa and armchair with a large coffee table.
The living room is carpeted with two sofas and two armchairs, a small library and 42" flatscreen TV. The fireplace hearth was specially hand-made by a local artisan to fit the larger than normal fireplace.
This house has been lovingly restored. The bathroom downstairs has an electrically heated (instant hot water) shower, with bath, and upstairs there are two double bedrooms; a smaller bedroom to the rear, with a wrought-iron double bed, fitted wardrobe and cupboard, overlooking the garden and Cooley mountain range. The master bedroom, the width of the house to the front, has two sash windows overlooking the sea, a desk, wardrobe and dresser, armchair with coffee table and an original cast iron fireplace, sanded floorboards and an en suite with bath with power shower.
Public transport runs every hour from Dublin airport to Newry (10 mins taxi ride away) and from Belfast Bus Station.
This is the perfect retreat for anyone wanting to soak up the natural beauty of the best of Ireland's scenery, engage in water sports, seek out medieval Ireland, or anyone wanting to have a fantastic base an hour from the two main airports at Dublin and Belfast.
This is a spectacular home to a group of 1 - 4 adults (two double beds), with options for one or two babies (cot, baby crib, blankets are here).
If this sounds like the perfect place for your two-week, 1-month, 3-month (or longer) holiday, email me with your requirements. I'm flexible and I am keen to make you happy, so any requests, just ask.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
The whole house and gardens, front and rear. Feel free to use the lawn furniture (4 recliner chairs) and fire pit.
Interaction with Guests
I'll be available for anything you need, but I'll be away giving you privacy.
Walk out your front door to stunning views of the Mountains of Mourne, have your morning cup of tea listening to the waves and plan your day hiking, pleasure-crafting, taking in the local medieval sights, taking the ferry from your front door to across the lough to Warrenpoint for an afternoon of wining and dining, shopping in Ireland's premier shopping district (6 miles/a world away) or simply strolling to the shop for the paper and to take some air along the shorefront among the most breath-taking views of the best landscape in Ireland. This location cannot be beaten.
Free on street parking. Bus at the cross-roads into Newry 3 x a day, or taxi service available. Newry is 10 mins drive away and buses to Newry run direct from Dublin/Dublin airport.
Other Things to Note
This area is officially listed as a European 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (quote: "Each AONB has been designated for special attention by reason of their high qualities. These include their flora, fauna, historical and cultural associations as well as scenic views. AONB landscapes range from rugged coastline to water meadows to gentle downland and upland moors."). Plus, home to the ancient epic legend of Cuchulainn and the Brown Bull of Cooley! Look it up!
An hour from Dublin and Belfast and mid-way between the two, on the east coast, this GEM of a property is a 2-bed, 2-storey house, built in 1727, this nearly-300 year old home has been totally renovated, fully restored with many original features and furnished to make you feel at home.
Please be respectful and leave the property as you found it. No smoking indoors, sorry. ENJOY yourself!! You're on holiday!!!