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The Ballamanaugh Estate, extending to 932 acres, is one of the finest Estates on the Isle of Man. The Estate 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.
The 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.
Ballamanaugh (“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.
The Estate comprises a traditional principal residence, restored in the last 20 years, exquisite gardens described as amongst the finest in the British Isles, beautiful hill and valley scenery balanced with a well-equipped commercial farm. The land at The Ballamanaugh Estate extends to 932 acres and is all let on FBT’s. There is extensive sporting potential across the estate, with abundant woodland and valleys suitable for a sizable shoot. There is potential for enjoyable salmon and trout fishing on the River Sulby. There are 8 additional properties on the estate, 5 of which are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies (AST). Gardeners Cottage is currently occupied by an employee and Carrick Cottage and The Lodge are both vacant.
Nestled 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 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 and a WC. The rear wing, which was added in 1999, boasts a large laundry room, boot room, store rooms and chauffer’s kitchen. The basement can be accessed from the rear of the house by the plant room and 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 THE FARM AND RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES Home Farm has an extensive range of farm buildings and a modern dairy unit. The land at Lot 1 extends to approximately 490 acres, is primarily down to pasture and subject to an FBT. There are 2 houses, Tramman Farmhouse with 4 bedrooms and Ballamanaugh Farmhouse with 3 bedrooms situated in close proximity to the farm. Both are let on an AST and Tramman Farmhouse is Agriculturally Tied. There are an additional 3 cottages in Lot 1, Carrick Cottage with 4 bedrooms and currently vacant, 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.
The farm extends to 186 acres and is subject to an FBT. The land is predominantly arable with some pasture and woodland (9 acres). The sheep complex, which is currently fitted out as a dairy unit, is an impressive 280’ x 90’ with a separate 600 tonne silage pit. The large portal framed barn is not currently used but there is great scope to be reinstated for livestock or potential for car storage or equestrian facilities. Shepherd’s Bungalow at Staward Farm was built in 1991 and has 3 bedrooms with a single garage. The cottage is subject to an Agricultural Tie.
Lot 3 comprises the original “Staward Barn”, a 12,000 sq ft barn with significant potential for a detached dwelling. The barns have consent for conversion to a residential unit, subject to obtaining a Certificate of Lawful Use. In addition to the barn, there are two quintessential Manx cottages with gardens. All set in approximately 2.3 acres of gardens.
A block of 70 acres to the southwest of Staward Farm, comprising 57 acres of arable, 2.44 acres of pasture and 10.36 acres of woodland.
Located to the Northeast of Ballaugh village, Lot 5 extends to 72 acres of arable and pasture.
An excellent free-standing arable holding on the western coast, extending to 112 acres with a general purpose farm building and smaller stone barn with potential for conversion, subject to the necessary consents.
Lot 1 Ballamanaugh 5 Bedroom House Vacant Possession The Lodge 3 Bedroom House Vacant Possession Carrick Cottage 4 Bedroom House Vacant Possession Gardeners Cottage 3 Bedroom Employee Possession Tramman Farmhouse 4 Bedroom House Assured Shorthold Tenancy Ballamanaugh Farmhouse 3 Bedroom House Assured Shorthold Tenancy Lot 2 Shepherd's Bungalow 3 Bedroom Bungalow Assured Shorthold Tenancy
The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole or up to 6 lots with vacant possession, subject to existing cottage occupancies, by private treaty.
The 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.
Any sporting, timber and mineral rights as far as they are owned are included in the freehold sale.
All 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.
These 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.
Any 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.
All 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.
EPCs are not applicable in the Isle of Man.
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