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A Blair piece of history that towers over the landscape

14 July, 2016 07:00

Blair Mayne House - a Grade B2 listed building - was originally built in the 1600s as a gentleman farmer’s residence and is steeped in rich local history. 

It was acquired by the Mayne family around 1840 and was the family home of Ulster’s most famous soldier and one of the most highly decorated of World War II - Lt Colonel Blair ‘Paddy’ Mayne. 

Approached by a sweeping driveway, this impressive residence is situated at the top of the hill on Scrabo Road overlooking Newtownards town and the extensive gardens of approximately two and a half acres. Extending to approximately 3,000 sq ft, the property has been sympathetically modernised without detracting from the elegance of the architecture and retaining the warmth and character of properties of this era. It has been finished to an impeccably high standard and the attention to detail is evident. 

Features include sliding sash windows, notably high ceilings, bespoke kitchen and luxury sanitary-ware throughout. The layout comprises two generous reception rooms, open plan kitchen/dining living with patio doors leading to the exterior sun terrace and is further enhanced by utility room, cloaks WC and an attached double garage. Upstairs consists of four large, well-proportioned bedrooms including a master with ensuite in addition to a main bathroom. 

The house has enormous potential for future expansion with space to add an upper floor above the garage area. There’s also a large clear roofspace area with good headroom and a wine cellar.

The property enjoys an established, mature location combining the concept of modern family living along with the convenience of Newtownards’ many amenities and recreational pursuits and is also ideal for commuting to Belfast. A private and mature setting, Blair Mayne House is ideal for commuters, families and anyone looking to create their own piece of history that will live long in the memory.

For more information or to arrange a viewing please call 028 9042 4747 or visit

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