Thie-Ny-Greiney, St. Judes Road, Sulby, IM7 2ES

Property Description

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Agents Notes
Thie-Ny-Greiney, ‘House of the Sun’, might best be described as an elegant detached Victorian country gentleman’s family residence. The property has been recently renovated throughout to a high quality standard, utilising the services of an Interior Designer. Period features have been carefully preserved, yet providing a modern, light and spacious environment. This is essentially a lifestyle home offering a prestige home with many opportunities for the owners.

Thie-Ny-Greiney boasts all the character you’d expect from such an established period home, from the deep coved ceilings on the ground floor to the original antique marble fire surrounds this stunning double fronted home is true gem in a fabulous location with stunning rural views to the West providing sensational sunsets through the summer months. On the South side of the property is an extremely unique Vinery, The Vinery is of the same era as the house and was recently rebuilt in 1989 to the same pattern as the original structure. The vine that is established here is thought to be at least 130 years old, the variety is Black Hamburg, a sweet dessert grape which fruits profusely for harvesting in September.

Thie-Ny-Greiney has a rich history. A full search has not been undertaken but locally the garden was known to have been particularly productive. One previous owner was considered to have been self-sufficient. The property was probably finished and first decorated after completion in 1897. Its original name was Thie-Ny-Greiney but was later changed to Alma House. Alma Cottage, the neighbouring property, is an extended Manx cottage and was the service cottage to Alma House, then in the same ownership, the name reverted back to Thie-Ny-Greiney some years later. At one time the house was owned by the Northern Lighthouse Board, it is understood to enable lighthouse keepers to recuperate after long periods on duty. The previous owners were left Thie-Ny-Greiney in the will of Lady Lascelles. She was an interesting lady who was well known locally and is still remembered by people in Sulby Village. She used to keep Loaghtan sheep in the garden and gave Manx lessons in the house, although she was thought not to be native Manx herself. It is also reputed locally that she was related to the Queen Mother, which is a strong possibility as one of the Queen Mother’s family names is Lascelles, the same family as the current Earl of Harwood.

Externally, The garden and paddock amounts approximately 2 acres. The Paddock is exactly 1 acre, is level, rectilinear in shape and has its own mains water supply. Although attached to Thie-Ny-Greiney for many years, the title was finally transferred in 2008. The stable block was built in 1995, it is cavity wall construction along with the large tack room, 3 horses could comfortably be stabled. The building has full electrical services, cold water supply and hot water immersion cylinder. Above the stables is a small hay loft. The stables have had a number of uses over the years and is currently used for storage. Previously has housed a 1934 convertible Rolls-Royce and a 1959 Drop Head Coupe Alvis, old cars being an interest of the vendor.

 

Living at Thie-Ny-Greiney – The Vendor’s Perspective
Sally and I bought Thie-Ny-Greiney at auction in 1987. It was a house Sally very much wanted and had been watching the property for a while waiting for the opportunity for it coming on the market. As an architect I was aware the property required total renovation. We had a baby boy of 18 months and my wife was pregnant with our second child, a girl, who was born in November the same year. After extensive renovation work we moved into the house in March 1989. It has proved to be a wonderful family home. Many things have happened over the years. An architectural practice was run from the property for 10 years, friends and family have visited, there have been parties and most importantly our two children grew up in a house and home they will always cherish. There was a freedom and independence for the children, with many opportunities for youngsters growing up. They went to school locally, made many good friends, attended university in England and now both live and work in London. It is now time after 30 years for others to enjoy Thie-Ny-Greiney and everything it has to offer.

Accommodation

Ground Floor
Set of double entrance doors with Banham ironmongery provide access into:

Entrance Hallway (approx. 29’0 x 6’0)
Deep cornice ceiling. Wall lights. Carpeted flooring. Carpeted stairs to the first floor. Door to the rear garden.

Cloakroom
Fitted with a contemporary two piece suite comprising of a vanity wash hand basin and W.C. with soft close seat. Fitted mirror. Cloaks storage cupboard.

Sitting Room (approx. 18’0 x 14’3)
Double glazed bay window to the front aspect. Feature original marble fireplace with open fire and slate hearth. Deep cornice ceiling. Picture rail. Alcove cupboards. Wall lights. Opening into the dining/kitchen.

Dining Room (approx. 18’0 x 14’0)
Double glazed bay window to the front aspect. Feature original marble fireplace with open fire and slate hearth. Deep cornice ceiling. Picture rail. Set of double doors with original shutters through to:

Vinery (approx. 26’0 x 6’0)
Featuring a grape vine thought to have been planted during the original construction of Thie-Ny-Greiney over one hundred and thirty years ago. Double glazed windows to three sides with views over the garden and out to the hills above Sulby Glen. Wall lights. Water tap. Door providing access to the garden. Door into:

Office/Snug (approx. 13’0 x 9’5)
Original feature fireplace. Double glazed window to the rear aspect. Door to the entrance hallway.

Breakfast Kitchen (approx. 17’8 x 12’8)
Re-fitted with a comprehensive range of high quality shaker style base, wall and drawer units. Contrasting butcher’s block oak work surfaces incorporate a stainless steel double bowl sink with mixer tap and drainer. Built-in Rangemaster Professional with matching extractor hood over. Integrated dishwasher. Built-in fridge. Triple aspect double glazed windows to the rear. Door into:

Utility Room
Fitted with matching base and storage units. Work surfaces incorporate a Belfast sink. Fitted with an automatic washing machine and separate tumble dryer. Space for a large American style fridge/freezer. Door into the rear porch. Door into:

Original Restored Pantry
Double glazed window to the side aspect.

Boiler/Storage Room
Accessed from the side of the property.

Rear Porch/Boot Room
Accessed from the utility room. Triple aspect single glazed windows. Ample space to hang outside clothing. Door providing access to the side garden.

First Floor

Landing
Double glazed window to the rear aspect. Door into:

Master Bedroom (approx. 15’0 x 13’0)
Dual aspect double glazed windows. Feature original marble fireplace. Wall lights.

Bedroom 2 (approx. 15’0 x 13’0)
Good size double bedroom with potential to add an en-suite. Wall lights.

Bedroom 3 (approx. 14’0 x 9’6)
Double glazed window to the side aspect.

Bedroom 4 (approx. 10’9 x 8’4)
Double glazed window to the front aspect. Access to a fully boarded loft. Wall light.

Walk-in Wardrobe
Accessed from the landing. Door into:

Family Bathroom (approx. 11’0 x 7’1)
Re-fitted with a white contemporary three piece suite comprising of a large bath tub with shower attachment over. His and hers vanity wash hand basins. W.C. with soft close seat. Double glazed window to the rear aspect. Part tiled walls. Tiled flooring. Large wall mounted heated mirror with sensor switch. Two wall mounted heated towel rails. Built-in shelving. Underfloor heating.

Shower Room (approx. 9’3 x 7’7)
Re-fitted with a white contemporary three piece suite comprising of a walk-in shower cubicle with shower attachment over. Wash hand basin. W.C. with soft close seat. Fully tiled to two walls. Tiled flooring. Wall mounted heated towel rail. Airing/linen cupboard. Wall mounted fitted mirror. Wall mounted mirrored medicine cabinet. Underfloor heating.

Outside
Thie-Ny-Greiney is set in approximately two acres of land comprising of approximately one acre of formal lawned gardens to the front, side and rear of the property with mature tree boundaries. Additional one acre attached level paddock to the side of the property providing ideal accommodation for entertaining and outdoor events with separate gated access.

To the side of the property there is a driveway providing off road parking for three/four vehicles with ample space to created additional parking if required. Access to:

Detached Single Garage (approx. 18’0 x 9’0)
Brick built garage fitted with a white up and over door. Power and light connected.

Detached Stable Block/Store (approx. 37’0 x 18’0 max)
Cavity walls provide ample space to accommodate stabling for up to three horses. Pitched roof. Power, light, hot and cold water and drainage connected. Tack room with stores to the rear and hayloft above. Potential to convert to a workshop/annex subject to planning permission.

Services
Mains water and electricity connected. Private drainage. LPG gas supply and additional solar powered heating. Aluminium double glazed windows throughout.

Rates
£955.22 (incl. water rates) 2017.

Directions
Travelling from Sulby Bridge, continue along St. Judes Road where the property can be found on the right hand side, clearly identified by our For Sale board.

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