Ballavair Farm is situated in the north of the Isle of
Man with stunning views across Ramsey Bay.
The town of Ramsey is only a 5 minute drive and
provides for all local amenities including shops,
supermarkets, restaurants, banks, hospitals,
a swimming pool and primary and secondary
schooling. More extensive services can be found in
the capital, Douglas, a 30 minute drive. The airport is
a 45 minute drive with regular daily flights to London
airports, Dublin, Manchester & Liverpool, Glasgow &
Edinburgh and the rest of the UK. There are also regular ferries to the Isle of Man from Liverpool and Heysham and summer services to Belfast and Dublin.
The surrounding countryside has a variety of recreational activities including hill walking, mountain biking, shooting and horse riding.
There is a livestock market near Peel on the west coast of the Island.
The Isle of Man is a British Crown Dependency, situated equidistant between England and Ireland in the Irish Sea. It has favourable strategies for corporate and personal taxation and has a highly developed financial services sector, a strong e-gaming, e-commerce, biotech and manufacturing base. There
are a number of incentives and regulatory controls in place to encourage and develop business. The Isle of Man offers 0% rate of corporation tax for most businesses, no capital gains or inheritance tax, personal income tax at 20% with a maximum tax cap of £175,000 per annum. Located at the centre of the
British Isles and with excellent communications, the Isle of Man is a safe environment to live and establish business.
Ballavair is a productive coastal beef and sheep farm in the
north of the Isle of Man. The land holding extends to about
212.39 acres in total.
Ballavair includes an attractive traditional farmhouse with 4 reception rooms and 5 bedrooms. The farm also includes an excellent range of modern farm buildings. In addition there is an impressive large stone barn which has potential for development. The land holding rises from 30 metres (98 feet) above sea level at the western boundary, to 80 metres (262 feet) at the northern boundary.
The farm also includes 0.54 miles of spectacular coastline
BALLAVAIR FARM (ABOUT 212.39 ACRES)
The farmhouse is accessed off the main Bride road (A10),
with a parking area to the rear. The attractive traditional Manx house was extensively refurbished by the current owners 10 years ago and provides for modern day family living. Internal features include the large dining kitchen with bespoke kitchen and granite work surfaces, the living room with double aspect windows overlooking the garden and a wood burning stove. Benefitting from oil fired central heating, the accommodation is laid out over three storeys as follows:
Entrance porch, hall, sitting room (with wood burning stove), office/snug, dining kitchen, utility room, W.C
Landing, master bedroom with ensuite shower room and dressing room, bedroom with ensuite shower room, further bedroom and family shower room.
Two bedrooms and family bathroom.
There is a large enclosed garden to the front laid to lawn with planted borders and some mature specimen trees.
Adjoining the farmhouse to the rear is a garage.
Adjacent to the farmhouse, there is a good range of traditional and modern farm buildings as follows (see brochure for buildings plan):
A: GP Shed – steel portal frame, 4 bays with corrugated
roof (11.57m x 18.27m).
B: Store – attached to GP Shed - breezeblock
construction (2.28m x 5.18m).
C: Cattle Court 1 - steel portal frame, 8 bays, Yorkshire
boarding and corrugated roof (1m 36.57 x 9.14m).
Capacity for 80.
D: Cattle Court 2 – steel portal frame, 10 bays, Yorkshire
boarding, corrugated roof with cattle handling facilities
(45.72 m x 9.14m). Capacity for 100.
E: Store – four stores, brick built with corrugated roof (3.96m x 3.65m).
F: Store - six stores with double metal doors (6.40m x 4.52m).
G: Stone Barn – u-shaped, two storeys, stone and slate
construction (40m x 15m approx).
H: GP Shed – 5 bays, steel portal frame, concrete floor,
corrugated clad and fibre cement roof (28.02m x 18.27m).
There are also three small outdoor calving pens.
The farmland is accessed either off the main road or via a private
track. The majority of farmland is ring fenced with one additional field over the road. The farm is self-sufficient with free draining land suitable for growing crops as well as overwintering cattle.
The land consists of 205.15 acres pasture, 4.57 acres woodland,
and 2.67 acres roads/buildings/miscellaneous.
Each of the fields have stock proof and electric fencing and all
have access to a water supply.
There is a pond and a couple of block of woodland providing
shelter for livestock.
Ballavair Farm is a well-known farm producing pedigree
Galloway cattle. The farm itself currently carries 80 cows and
followers. Over the past 10 years Ballavair has bred one of the
UK’s largest herds of pedigree Galloway cattle.
Over the years Ballavair has produced a range of crops; fodder
beet, kale, wheat, barley and oats in rotation.
As the Galloway herd has grown, farming practice has evolved;
the majority of the farm is now in grass lay as the cattle are
reared on a predominantly grass reared system. The soil is free
draining and the cows winter outdoors, strip grazing on forage
crop (usually kale) as a winter feed.
This method has allowed the owners to maximise the potential of the herd, buying in additional straw for bedding during the winter for the younger stock.
The farm has been set up to be run by one man, has good cattle handling facilities and accessible sheds.
Viewing is strictly by appointment through the agents Chrystals & Knight Frank.
Please inform us if you are unable to keep appointments.
Vacant possession on completion of purchase.
The company do not hold themselves responsible for any expenses which may be incurred in visiting the same should it prove unsuitable or have been let, sold or withdrawn.
DISCLAIMER - Notice is hereby given that these particulars, although believed to be correct do not form part of an offer or a contract. Neither the Vendor nor Chrystals, nor any person in their employment, makes or has the authority to make any representation or warranty in relation to the property. The Agents whilst endeavouring to ensure complete accuracy, cannot accept liability for any error or errors in the particulars stated, and a prospective purchaser should rely upon his or her own enquiries and inspection. All Statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Chrystals or the vendors or lessors.