Nucella stands on an elevated site overlooking Omeath, Carlingford Lough towards the Mourne Mountains. The property is mid-way between Dublin and Belfast, only an hour from Dublin Airport. It is situated far out on the beautiful Cooley Peninsula, a beautiful mountainous area much like a slice of the West of Ireland but on Ireland's East Coast. Newry is only ten minutes drive. The beautiful village of Carlingford the same, and Dundalk is about 20 minutes away. There is a supermarket, primary school, church, medical centre, garda station and post office in Omeath.
PLEASE NOTE REVISED AUCTION DATE! MONDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2018 AT 12.00 MIDDAY. A wonderful spacious villa on 8 acres overlooking Carlingford Lough and in the heart of the village of Omeath. In need of complete refurbishment. Nucella sits on about 8 acres on Main Street Omeath. It is a long-vacant Victorian villa of about 4,000 square feet in need of complete refurbishment. It is elevated above the village and enjoys fine views over Carlingford Lough towards the Mourne Mountains. While the word Nucella means many things in the world of marine science apparently in this context the original builder of the house had in mind a word derived from the Greek phrase for “little nut”. The relevance of this is that “the property encapsulates in a small package all that a gentleman could desire in a home; a fine house of dignity with gracious reception rooms, sufficient bedrooms to accommodate the family of a gentleman of standing, the domestic offices for his household and all the external appurtenances of a country estate”. Indeed externally Nucella was appointed with everything a man needed to get by with in the 1850’s. It has paddocks for the horses and enough grass for a milch cow, a walled garden, a tennis court and a woodland. Serving it all is an enclosed yard and substantial outbuildings which accommodated a staff flat, coach-houses, and stables. Sadly it is now thoroughly dilapidated and in need of a new family to take it forward for the next 80 years.
Nucella is arranged into gracious accommodation of 5 bedrooms, three reception rooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and three sculleries. There is a basement for your wine collection.