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Annsborough House, 102 Mill Hill

Annsborough, Castlewellan BT31 9ND
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For Sale Asking price £395,000

Key Information

Address Annsborough House, 102 Mill Hill, Annsborough, Castlewellan Address
Price Asking price £395,000 Price
Style Detached house Style
Bedrooms 6 Bedrooms
Receptions 4 Reception Rooms
Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
Heating Oil Heating
EPC Rating F36/E42 (co2: F35/E41) EPC Rating
Status For Sale Status
  • A stunning Period Georgian Residence located in Annsborough area of Castlewellan
  • The original house dates back to the early 1700’s and is a listed B1 property
  • Modified and extended between 1810-1820 by the Murland brothers
  • Refurbished in 1998 under the supervision of Historic Monuments
  • Wonderful range of period features that are intact and in superb condition
  • Surrounding mature gardens of approximately of one acre
  • Traditional stone outbuildings to include stables, coach house and grooms quarters
  • Impressive entrance vestibule leading to a grand hall
  • Marvellous morning room benefiting from an original black marble fireplace with the Murland family crest
  • Spacious drawing room benefiting from an original Italian marble fireplace
  • A further two reception rooms – a sun room accessed of the kitchen and a library
  • Spacious kitchen/diner with a centre island, granite worktops and a parquet floor
  • Utility room with plumbing, a preparation kitchen and a rear hall
  • Downstairs bathroom with a feature free standing bath
  • Upstairs bathroom and a upstairs shower room
  • Six well-proportioned bedrooms – one with access to a bathroom
  • Self contained servants quarters comprising a bedroom and living space
  • Potential to develop the grounds – subject to planning consent
  • Previously six apartments and a registered guest house – potential option for a purchaser
  • Within walking distance to everything Castlewellan has to offer
Property Manager Gareth Owens

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History Comes Alive!

Welcome to Annsborough House, a home infused with the history of the quintessentially quaint village of Castlewellan. Come inside, slip off your shoes and prepare to experience your own lifestyle epiphany. This fine residence is a grade B1 listed Georgian property that proudly occupies a mature one-acre site offering a private haven, whilst being within walking distance to great range of local amenities. If period features are your taste, you are in for a real treat… with original fireplaces throughout, immaculate cornicing and ceiling roses in abundance and endless touched of class to enjoy and be proud of. Properties of such class and style are not built anymore, making this an opportunity not to be missed!

A Little History

Annsborough House is the original residence of the Murland family and the birth place of James Murland who went into the legal profession, you can still see his name on a few solicitor’s practices within the County Down area to this day. The original part of the property dates back to the early 1700’s and was modified and extended between 1810 – 1820 by brothers William and James Murland, sons of a Portaferry tanner who acquired bleach greens in Annsborough around 1800. The two brothers went on to build and develop linen mills within Castlewellan and Annsborough while building other prominent homes such as Wood Lodge, Green Vale, Woodlawn and Ardnabannon. The residence was sympathetically refurbished under the supervision of Historic Monuments 1998 at a cost of £174,000.

Step Inside

Entering the impressive vestibule to arrive in the grand hall where so many original features can be found, you will know you are about to experience something very special. There are three superb receptions rooms to avail of with high ceilings and parquet floors, namely the morning room with its original black marble fireplace, the drawing room with an original Italian marble fireplace and of course… the library. Following on to the spacious kitchen and dining room, complete with a centre island and granite worktops that will leads to a beautiful sun room where a morning coffee can be enjoyed. Completing the ground floor is a bathroom, a utility room and a preparation kitchen.

Now it’s time to explore upstairs… the original ornate cast iron staircase brings you to the huge and imposing landing linking no less than six well-proportioned bedrooms, a shower room and a further bathroom benefitting from a separate bath and shower. Finally to what would have been the servant’s quarters, consisting of two spacious rooms, that would have provided a bedroom and living space back in the day.

Step Outside

The outdoor space is simply wonderful, nature is in abundance and you can enjoy watching the children play on the extensive green lawns. You are completely secluded and sheltered making it a most pleasurable place to spend time. There are many different areas to explore and enjoy ensuring gardeners, children and animals will all be very content.


The traditional stone outbuildings further cement the history and the feel of Annsborough House. The current vendors have taken time and invested money to ensure they retain their original character. The Grooms Quarters, Stables, Coach House, Pig Houses and Hay lofts will provide you with option a plenty. There is also a large workshop located off the courtyard that is ideal for anyone with a noisy hobby.

Explore the Options

Annsborough House provides many different options. It has the makings of a wonderful family home, the potential to develop the gardens with a new home - subject to planning approval, turning the property in individual apartments, or converting the wonderful traditional stone outbuildings into self-catering accommodation whilst using the house as a restaurant that offers guest accommodation. These are only a few of the options, the possibilities really are endless!

Out & About

Castlewellan is a quaint village in County Down designed by a French architect for the Annesley Family and is located between the Mourne Mountains and Slieve Croob. The wide main street runs through two main squares and is unique within Ireland due to its tree lined squares both in the old town and new town. Castlewellan Forest Park and Castlewellan Lake are situated to the northwest of the village to offer a range of activities for those who like to active. The village offers an excellent range of local amenities and a great choice of schools are within the vicinity.

Viewing Arrangements

To arrange a viewing or for further information please contact Neil Murphy on 02890 450 550 or visit

See detailed 3D floor plans for room layout and measurements.

Entrance Vestibule 12'8" x 7'5"

Entrance Hall 30'2" x 7'6"

Morning Room 20'9" x 15'

Drawing Room 20'8" x 14'10"

Library 15'11" x 14'10"

Sun Room 17' x 9'6"

Kitchen/Diner 22'4" x 16'1"

Utility Room 14'3" x 12'1"

Preparation Kitchen 16'11" x 16'1"

Downstairs Bathroom 16'1" x 6'11"

Bedroom 1 16' x 15'1"

Bedroom 2 15'11" x 13'

Bedroom 3 15'1" x 13'1"

Bedroom 4 15'2" x 11'6"

Bedroom 5 15'1" x 8'11"

Bedroom 6 15'10" x 6'9"

Bathroom 15'1" x 7'3"

Shower Room 11'2" x 5'6"

Living/Kitchen 16'8" x 14'

Guest Bedroom 12'2" x 13'8"

Grooms Quarters 21'8" x 15'7"

The Stables 24'5" x 15'8"

The Coach House 16'8" x 13'

Workshop 33' x 14'10"

The Hay Loft 24'9" x 16'

The Loft Room 21'8" x 15'9"

Michael Chandler Estate Agents have endeavoured to prepare these sales particulars as accurately and reliably as possible for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessees. These particulars are given for general guidance only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. The seller and agents do not give any warranty in relation to the property. We would recommend that all information contained in this brochure is verified by yourself or your professional advisors. Services, fittings and equipment referred to in the sales details have not been tested and no warranty is given to their condition, nor does it confirm their inclusion in the sale. All measurements contained within this brochure are approximate.