Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Estate of grace

It may seem like a lot of money, but the £3.5m asking price for Mourne Park House near Kilkeel is a snip.

Just six years ago the owners were offered – and turned down – £10m for the property. When they did put it on the market they were asking £6.5m, but have been forced to slash that almost by half, a perfect illustration of how the housing market has slumped.

Once the ancestral home of Lord Kilmorey, the impressive pile, with its 17 bedrooms, seven bathrooms, eight receptions and a range of outbuilding and lodges, may be too grand, as well as too expensive, for most home seekers. Maybe several families could club together to purchase it – they certainly wouldn't get in each other's way.

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