5 bedroom country house for sale

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Ballamanagh Road, Sulby, Isle Of Man IM7 See map

Ballamanaugh is one of the finest country houses on the Island, supremely private and set in world class gardens. It comprises a substantial 5 bedroom house with indoor swimming pool, quad garaging, wonderfully manicured gardens and a further 2 cottages. In all, Lot 1 extends to 43 acres. An adjoining 100 acres and the Home Farm are available by separate negotiation if required.Isle Of ManThe Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency with its own Parliament (known as Tynwald), its own flag and its own laws. It is a low crime, almost zero unemployment, and low tax environment with no inheritance tax, a 20% top rate of income tax (income tax capped), relatively low Land Registry charges compared with UK stamp duty, no capital gains tax and no wealth taxes. The island enjoys a temperate climate warmed by weather patterns fed by the Gulf Stream, and only about 3% of the island is populated which provided a unique environment for outdoor pursuits and sporting activities of all kinds. The airport at Ronaldsway is friendly and efficient with domestic flights taking 30/40 minutes check-in and there is also a dedicated private jet facility accommodating private planes of most sizes. King Williams College has an enviable academic and sporting reputation. Douglas itself is a thriving commercial centre, home to a host of internationally recognised companies, banks, lawyers and corporate service providers, as well as offering recreational activities and fine dining venues.HistoryBallamanaugh (“Farm of the Monks” in Manx Gaelic) was formerly Abbey land controlled by Rushen Abbey at Ballasalla which in turn was part of the larger Abbey at Furness. The existing house was built by Sir Mark and Lady Collett in 1937, former Ambassador to Mysore, who also laid out the fine gardens. These gardens were further enhanced by the subsequent owner, Mr Alex Scott. The estate was bought in 1984 by Dr McDonald, who refurbished and remodelled the house and greatly improved the beautiful gardens. The original refurbishment included a new principal entrance hall and stairway, orangery and terraces, and partial refacing with elegant English and North Carolina brick. The current owners then undertook an extensive 3 year refurbishment in 1999 which added the indoor swimming pool, garages and guest wing.SituationThe House is situated in an attractive and picturesque setting at the northern end of the Island. The nearby village of Sulby, less than half a mile away, benefits from a quaint local shop, school and church. Additionally, Ramsey, the areas prominent town is only 3.5 miles away. Ronaldsway Airport in Castletown is about 25 miles away, and benefits from flights to 10 UK airports, with London City 70 minutes away and Manchester taking only 50 minutes. There are 8 golf courses on the Island, Ramsey being the nearest. Sailing clubs can be found in the nearby coastal towns. The Island is also famous for international and classic car rallies, hill climbs and TT motorcycle races.Ballamanaugh House, Gardens & Residential PropertiesNestled in a sheltered position at the foot of Cronk Sumark, the house overlooks its own glorious gardens with the hills and valley beyond. It is approached through a pillared entrance guarded by the Lodge House. The drive, flanked by numerous formal borders, a paddock and the walled garden, leads up to a courtyard with a central ornamental Cornucopia fountain and the substantial 4 bay garage. The house is well laid out with 4 substantial well-proportioned principal reception rooms off the central entrance hall with its grand staircase and doors out to the wrap around terrace. To the side of the house is the morning room with access to the terrace, a large kitchen with a pantry, cool room and dumbwaiter linked down to the cellar and up to the first floor. Leading off the kitchen is the orangery and converted indoor swimming pool with jacuzzi, his and hers changing rooms and a treatment room. At the rear there are two offices, a laundry room 3 storage rooms and a WC. The rear wing, which was added in 1999, boasts a large laundry room, boot room, store rooms and chauffeur’s kitchen. The basement houses a large store room and cellar. On the first floor are 5 main bedroom suites and a further first floor office which could be a further bedroom with an existing bathroom. The principal bedroom benefits from his and hers dressing rooms and bathrooms with views over the garden and valley. 2 of the bedrooms at the end of the corridor benefit from a sitting room and kitchen with access to the roof terrace. The gardens and grounds at Ballamanaugh are breathtakingly beautiful and have evolved over many years and boast an array of colour and species. They are arranged in a series of individual secret gardens, all with different borders, shrubs and trees for the various seasons. There are hundreds of different species, many rare and exotic, within the grounds. At one end of the garden sits the beautiful, original ‘Pollys Cottage’. The former dwelling (“Tholtan” in Manx) with 2 bedrooms offers a fantastic opportunity for restoration, subject to the necessary consents. Supporting the garden are an extensive range of potting sheds, machinery sheds and greenhouses


There are an additional 2 cottages in Lot 1, Gardeners Cottage with 3 bedrooms and occupied by an employee, and The Lodge which sits at the head of the drive, has 3 bedrooms and is currently vacant.Method Of SaleThe property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession, subject to existing cottage occupancies, by private treaty.Easements, Wayleaves And Rights Of WayThe property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way either public or private, all easements, wayleaves and other rights of way whether they are specifically referred to or not.Sporting, Timber And Mineral RightsAny sporting, timber and mineral rights as far as they are owned are included in the freehold sale.Fixtures And FittingsAll fixtures, fittings and chattels whether referred to or not are specifically excluded from the sale, including carpets, curtains, light fittings, free standing domestic and electric items, garden machinery and agricultural machinery.Plans, Areas And SchedulesThese are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been checked and completed by the vendor’s agents and the purchaser will be deemed to satisfy themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or misstatement shall not annul the sale nor entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.VATAny guide price quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT and in the event that the sale of the property, or part of it, or any rights attached to it becomes chargeable for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable by the purchaser. The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice.ServicesAll properties have mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating and private or mains drainage. Ballamanaugh benefits from an air flow system and private water supply fed from the stream to a catchment tank and thereafter to a large holding tank and filter house. This source feeds the gardens and fountains.EPC RatingEPCs are not applicable in the Isle of Man.Local AuthorityLezayre Commissioners.PostcodeIM7 2HBViewingsAll viewings are strictly appointment with the Vendor’s agents.

Chrystals, 31 Victoria Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM1 2SE

Neil Taggart

Knight Frank Country Department, 55 Baker Street, London W1U 8AN

James Crawford

Will Matthews

Important Notice1. Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Knight Frank LLP nor Chrystals in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing (“information”) as being factually accurate about the property, its
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The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. 3. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. 4. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice. 5. To find out how we process Personal Data, please refer to our Group Privacy Statement and other notices at . Particulars dated July 2023. Photographs dated June 2023. Knight Frank is the trading name of Knight Frank LLP. Knight Frank LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC305934. Our registered office is at 55 Baker Street, London W1U 8AN where you may look at a list of members’ names. If we use the term ‘partner’ when referring to one of our representatives, that person will either be a member, employee, worker or consultant of Knight Frank LLP and not a partner in a partnership. If you do not want us to contact you further about our services then please contact us by either calling , email to or post to our UK Residential Marketing Manager at our registered office (above) providing your name and address.

Listed: May 21, 2024
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