Former Ardnabannon Outdoor Education Centre, 3-5 Ardnabannon Road,
Castlewellan, BT31 9EN
Offers over £600,000
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Offers over £600,000
- Unique refurbishment /redevelopment opportunity.
- Suitable for a wide variety of uses, subject to planning.
- Land of c. 15.7 acres.
- Buildings of c. 17,890 sq. ft.
- Grade B1 Listed property constructed in 1868 and designed by notable architect Thomas Turner.
With the picturesque location, mature grounds and attractive Grade B1 Listed Building, the potential uses are endless….the property could be refurbished into a wedding venue, hotel or nursing home.
The land may potentially be suited to holiday / tourism accommodation, for example a caravan park, campsite or glamping pods. Other possible uses could include an activity centre, childrens day nursery / playgroup etc. (all suggested uses will be to the purchaser obtaining relevant planning consents).
Please note, all parties are recommended to do their own research and seek planning advice and relevant consents.
The total land encompasses circa. 15.7 acres (6.354 hectares) and is rectangular in shape. The land is well bounded by mature trees and hedging, fencing, stone walls and inclines from west to east. We understand there are no Tree Protection Orders on the land.
Access to the land and property is via two vehicular gates onto the Ardnabannon Road. The land directly around the buildings is tarmacked with several areas for parking. The high-ropes / climbing frame remains and is securely fenced.
There are several buildings situated in the centre of the site, comprising circa 18,000 sq ft (1,w666 sq.m.) in total.
The properties are a mix of relatively modern buildings, a temporary mobile building and the original listed property.
The original house and servants’ quarters equate to approximately 7,900 sq ft (734 m²).
The property comprises several well proportioned rooms and appears to have been well maintained when the property was occupied, with several of the period features including ceiling roses, cornicing, stained glass windows, window shutters and fireplaces still intact.
We understand that after being purchased by the Down Education Authority in 1967, the property was converted into an outdoor education centre and was extended toc. 100 bed living quarters. Over the years, the main building has been extended several times to create the kitchens and canteen, living quarters, offices, recreational rooms and storage across ground and first floor levels.
The property benefits from a modern sports hall to the rear of the property, of circa 2,560 sq. ft.
The sports hall was built in 2013 with lined linoleum flooring and strip fluorescent lighting.
The outbuildings are situated to the rear of the main building and are arranged around two courtyards.
A number of the outbuildings were in use for outdoor equipment storage / garages and benefit from electric roller shutter doors.
The outbuildings are in varying states of repair.
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