Country house for sale in Glen Road, Ballaugh, Isle Of Man IM7

£1,875,000
9 9 6
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Property description

Black Grace Cowley are delighted to offer a rare opportunity to purchase one of the Islands premier residences Ravensdale Castle.

With historic records dating back to circa 1712 there is no doubting how unique Ravensdale Castle is. Originally called Knockan House its name changed in 1836 to Ravensdale but it was only in the 1950s the status of Ravensdale Castle was born.

Once owned by the most famous Manx Naval Commander Mr William Kelly, the property boasts a wealth of Naval history including the passing of ownership to Lt. Col Campbell Commander of the 45 th Regiment, it was the lieutenant who changed the name from Knockan to Ravensdale.

In the 1950s a wealthy businessman by the name of Mr James Barr invested a great deal of money and it was he that created the name Ravensdale Castle.

In 1960 the property again changed hands and was run as a hotel until 1984 after which the property became a residential dwelling and to this day still is one of the most sought after mansion houses on the Isle of Man.

The property nestles in seven acres of private, secluded and beautifully maintained gardens surrounded by woodland and accessed via a winding driveway with a pillared entrance that leads to a parking area for several vehicles.

The mansion house itself is approximately 7,850sq/ft and consists of nine bedrooms (eight of which are en-suite), a spectacular drawing room and first floor library, entrance hall and staircase fitting of any property with such grandeur, five further reception rooms on the ground floor, a garage to the rear of the property, a bright and spacious kitchen that opens into a large indoor lawned garden plus the imposing clock tower that houses a top floor turret room looking out across Ravensdale Castles grounds.

In addition to the main house there are two period cottages, a self-contained apartment, additional coach house, potential gymnasium and outdoor swimming pool converted to a sunken garden.

Directions

Travelling from Ramsey towards Ballaugh on the tt course, turn left before Ballaugh Bridge and follow the road into the Glen heading towards the far end where Ravensdale Castle can be found on the left hand side.

Accommodation

Ground Floor

Grand stepped entrance with outside lights to either side. Set of arched solid wood double doors provide access to the property. Ornate handles and period style archway.

Grand Entrance Porch ((approx 11'5 x 10'6 (( appro x 3.48m x 3.20m))

High coved ceilings. Ceiling downlighters. Ravensdale stained glass window to the left hand side. Built-in storage. Tiled flooring with mariners style Manx crest and slogan. Hardwood door leading into:

Entrance Hall (approx 17'3 x 11'5 (appro x 5.26m x 3.48m))

Grand winding staircase to upper floors. Large chandelier. Downlighters and wooden panelled ceiling. Parquet flooring. Solid wood panelled walls to waist height. Access to understairs cloakroom. Lift access to four levels.

Drawing Room (approx 28'0 x 22'2 (appro x 8.53m x 6.76m))

Original beamed ceilings and coving. Ornate ceiling rose. Modern downlighters and a large chandelier. Three large Georgian style sash windows with original side panels. Solid wood panelled walls to waist height. Original stained flooring. Feature inglenook fireplace with marble hearth.

Library (approx 40'0 x 36'0 (appro x 12.19m x 10.97m))

Exceptional sized room. Three ceiling lights with ornate ceiling roses. Coved ceiling. Five sliding sash Georgian style windows with original shutters to either side, incased into ornate panelling. Door into the formal front gardens. Built-in shelving to multiple walls. Carpeted flooring. Large open archway leading into:

Study Area (approx 14'9 x 11'5 (appro x 4.50m x 3.48m))

Coved ceiling. Centre ceiling light. Ceiling downlighters. Dual aspect sliding sash windows with original built-in shutters and ornate panelling. Carpeted flooring. Access into:

Rear Porch

Access into garage. Centre ceiling light. Hardwood double glazed sliding sash window to rear aspect. Built-in shelving. Carpeted flooring.

Playroom (approx 34'10 x 8'10 (appro x 10.62m x 2.69m))

Provides access to a good sized storage space and garage. Built-in storage. Carpeted flooring. Three ceiling lights. Two sliding sash windows to rear aspect. Door to the rear driveway. Door down to the basement. Access to downstairs cloakroom and second study area. Stairs to first floor. Door into bar area and further door into the kitchen.

Downstairs Cloakroom

Fitted with a two piece suite comprising of wash hand basin and low level W.C. Centre ceiling light. Tile effect vinyl flooring.

Second Study Area

Accessed via archway or a set of double doors. Two ceiling lights and ceiling downlighters. Coved ceiling. Built-in storage to one corner. Additional built-in shelving. Carpeted flooring.

Kitchen/Diner (approx 34'5 x 15'11 (appro x 10.49m x 4.85m))

Family Area

Centre ceiling light, ceiling rose and coved ceiling. Ceiling downlighters and wall lighting. Built-in log burner with ornate timber surround and marble hearth. Original parquet flooring. Stairs up to archway leading into:

Kitchen

Fitted with a range of wood effect country style base, wall, drawer and display units. Dining/eating area. Built-in green five oven Aga. Inset single bowl sink with carved drainer into the worktop. Integrated dishwasher. Space for an American style fridge/freezer. Tiled flooring. Large conservatory style skylight. Set of double doors leading into the indoor garden with glazed panels to either side. Additional small arched window to the rear.

Bar/Dining Area (approx 27'3 x 21'1 (appro x 8.31m x 6.43m))

Access off the dining area via a set of double doors with stained glass windows. Ceiling downlighters. Coved ceiling. Solid wood bar area with marble insert. Built-in shelving. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink with drainer. Ample storage below. Ornate panelling around the bar. Parquet flooring leading into the dining area to the rear.

Dining Area

Centre ceiling light, ceiling rose and coved ceiling. Ceiling downlighters. Parquet flooring.

First Floor

Half Landing

Full height stained glass windows. Six panel stained window with a crest inset into each panel. Solid wood panelled walls to waist height.

Landing

Stairs with centre carpet runner fitted with metal stair rods. Lift access. Fully carpeted. Stunning hardwood door with stained glass window leading into:

Library (approx 17'4 x 16'4 (appro x 5.28m x 4.98m))

Full height ceiling with original ornate coved ceiling. Ceiling rose with chandelier style light fitting. Two hardwood sash windows with ornate wood panelling and surrounds. Full height built-in enclosed bookshelves with glass doors to one wall. Stained wood flooring. Period style cast iron fireplace with tiled insert and heart. Ornate wooden mahogany surround.

Cloakroom

Fitted with a two piece suite comprising of small built-in wash hand basin and W.C. Tiled surface and tiled surround. Carpeted flooring. Centre ceiling light.

Bedroom Wing

Inner Hallway

Access to attic space. Built-in storage cupboards. Stained glass window. Carpeted flooring. Split level feature. Access to rear staircase and stairs to the top floor.

Master Bedroom (approx 17'2 x 13'6 (appro x 5.23m x 4.11m))

Two ceiling lights. Coved ceiling. Built-in wardrobe to one wall. Two large sliding sash windows with ornate wooden panelling to the side. Carpeted flooring. Door into:

En Suite (approx 8'11 x 6'0 (appro x 2.72m x 1.83m))

Ceiling downlighters. Coved ceiling. Sliding sash window. Step up to a good sized fully tiled double shower cubicle with glass door. Pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Shaver socket. Carpeted flooring.

Dressing Room

Large sliding sash window with views over the front garden with detailed wooden panelling to either side. Carpeted flooring. Door into:

Wash Room

Ceiling downlighters. Fitted with a pedestal wash hand basin. Additional wash area. Carpeted flooring.

Bedroom 2 (approx 14'1 x 13'11 (appro x 4.29m x 4.24m))

Two ceiling lights. Coved ceiling. Two sliding sash windows. Feature fireplace with cast iron insert and marble surround. Carpeted flooring. Door into:

En Suite (approx 10'0 x 8'6 (appro x 3.05m x 2.59m))

Fitted with four piece suite comprising of a large Jacuzzi bathtub inset into a timber surround, fully tiled walk-in shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Ceiling downlighters. Coved ceiling. Patterned glass window to rear aspect.

Bedroom 3 (approx 16'10 x 13'10 (appro x 5.13m x 4.22m))

Large double bedroom. Two ceiling lights. Coved ceiling. Two sliding sash windows to rear aspect. Carpeted flooring. Door into:

En Suite (approx 10'5 x 6'11 (appro x 3.18m x 2.11m))

Fitted with a three piece suite comprising of a panelled bathtub with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Patterned glass sliding sash window to rear aspect. Carpeted flooring. Ceiling downlighters.

Bedroom 4 (approx 14'10 x 11'10 (appro x 4.52m x 3.61m))

Situated to the front of the property. Two ceiling lights and coved ceiling. Original sliding sash windows with built-in window shutters. Carpeted flooring. Door into:

En Suite (approx 8'1 x 6'5 (appro x 2.46m x 1.96m))

Fitted with a three piece suite comprising of a panelled bathtub with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Carpeted flooring. Ceiling downlighters. Coved ceiling.

Bedroom 5 (approx 17'3 x 14'9 (appro x 5.26m x 4.50m))

Two ceiling lights. Coved ceiling. Three dual aspect sliding sash windows with built-in shutters. Carpeted flooring. Door into:

En Suite (approx 7'1 x 6'0 (appro x 2.16m x 1.83m))

Fitted with a three piece suite comprising of a panelled bathtub with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin and W.C. Carpeted flooring. Ceiling downlighter. Coved ceiling.

Bedroom 6 (approx 13'7 x 14'3 (appro x 4.14m x 4.34m))

Large double bedroom. Two ceiling lights. Coved ceiling. Three sash windows with built-in shutters. Carpeted flooring. Door into:

En Suite (approx 7'8 x 7'1 (appro x 2.34m x 2.16m))

Fitted with a three piece suite comprising of a panelled bathtub with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Sliding sash window to front aspect. Carpeted flooring. Ceiling downlighter. Coved ceiling.

Inner Stairwell

Carpeted stairs leading up to the top floor. Velux skylight providing natural light.

Top Floor

Landing

Centre ceiling light. Coved ceiling. Carpeted flooring. Built-in storage cupboard. Lift access.

Bedroom 7 (approx 14'1 x 13'9 (appro x 4.29m x 4.19m))

Two ceiling lights. Period effect with sloping ceiling and exposed beams. Cast iron fireplace. Dual aspect windows. Carpeted flooring. Door into:

En Suite (approx 8'11 x 8'3 (appro x 2.72m x 2.51m))

Fitted with a three piece suite comprising of a panelled bathtub with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Carpeted flooring. Velux window.

Bedroom 8 (approx 18'4 x 14'3 (appro x 5.59m x 4.34m))

Two ceiling lights. Period effect with sloping ceiling and exposed beams. Cast iron fireplace. Dual aspect windows. Carpeted flooring. Door into:

En Suite (approx 18'4 x 14'3 (appro x 5.59m x 4.34m))

Ceiling downlighters. Patterned glass sliding sash window to side. Large built-in storage area. Fitted with a three piece suite comprising of a panelled bathtub with tiled surround, pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Carpeted flooring.

Bedroom 9 (approx 13'2 x 13'0 (appro x 4.01m x 3.96m))

Sliding sash window to front aspect. Carpeted flooring. Built-in bookcase/hidden doorway into:

En Suite

Fitted with a pedestal wash hand basin and low level W.C. Ceiling lighting. Arched sliding sash window. Fully carpeted stairs up to:

Clock Tower

Ceiling hatch giving access to the roof space. Four windows providing a quadruple aspect view, three of which are sliding sash windows, one of which has the cast iron clock hands. Carpeted flooring.

Basement

Strip lighting. Lift access. Space for a wine cellar. Door into:

Boiler Room

Houses two oil fired central heating boilers and two pressurised cylinders.

Other Buildings

There are two separate cottages, both of which have two bedrooms. There is also a separate Coach House apartment. Both the apartment and cottages could provide additional income or family accommodation. Below the apartment there is potential for a large gymnasium. All three buildings are linked via a mainly laid to lawn indoor garden, acting as a large conservatory area with a fully glazed roof. A patio footpath surrounds the garden. The Coach House is on two levels and has the potential to be converted into a home office if required. Double doors provide access from the indoor garden to the front of the property.

Outside

Ravensdale Castle is nestled in seven acres of completely private grounds accessed via a pillared gateway and winding driveway leading up to a large hard-standing parking area to the front of the property. The mainly laid to lawn parkland incorporates multiple mature trees, approximately two acres of woodland, walled garden in front and separate outdoor pool converted to a sunken garden. Outdoor lighting sweeps around the driveway and throughout the grounds.

Services

All main services are connected. Oil fired central heating.

Rates

Ravensdale Castle £3,263.64 (incl. Water rates) 2016.
Store £128.69 (incl. Water rates) 2016.

Tenure

Freehold.

Possession

Vacant possession on completion of purchase.

Viewings

By appointment through the Agent, Black Grace Cowley.

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Property info

Nearby transport

  • Isle of Man Airport (16.8 miles)
  • George Best Belfast City Airport (58.5 miles)
  • Blackpool International Airport (71.1 miles)
  • Stranraer Ferry Terminal (45.7 miles)
  • Cairnryan Ferry Terminal (49.1 miles)
  • Roa Island Ferry Landing (56.7 miles)

Nearby schools

  • Whithorn School (29.0 miles)
  • Drummore School (30.4 miles)
  • Port William School (30.6 miles)
  • Kirkcudbright Academy (40.1 miles)
  • Lakes College - West Cumbria (44.4 miles)
  • Douglas Ewart High School (44.4 miles)
  • West Lakes Academy (41.2 miles)
  • St Benedict's Catholic High School (41.3 miles)
  • The Whitehaven Academy (41.3 miles)
Note: Distance is shown as a straight line measurement

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