Ballagilley Cottage, Gooseneck Road, Hibernia, Maughold, IM7 1EP

Property Description

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An outstandingly pretty, renovated farmhouse, set in five acres, comprising of two paddocks, three stone outbuildings and 0.6 acres of magnificent mature landscaped gardens. Nestled at the foot of North Barrule Mountain, the Island’s second highest peak, Ballagilley Cottage commands extraordinary views over land and sea, in a quiet yet accessible rural setting. Please call Daniel Buxton on 01624 812823 or email dbuxton@cowleygroves.com for more information.

POSITION
A short drive from the amenities of Ramsey, with access via the Gooseneck Road to both the A18 mountain road and the A2 coastal road, this charming former farmhouse has scope for equestrian facilities, with unmatched views of both the mountain and sea. Sitting at the foot of North Barrule, the house is within walking distance of the TT’s world famous Gooseneck Bend, while access to the house via the A2 is available throughout race season.

LIVING ACCOMMODATION

GROUND FLOOR

Entrance Porch (approx. 5'2 x 5'0)
The main entrance to the house is via a front porch, with a strong oak door and original brass fittings. The porch features an original terracotta tiled floor which continues throughout most of the ground floor. It also benefits from two, four panel glazed timber windows and a glass, timber framed door which leads into the rest of the house.

Snug (approx. 14'5 x 14'3)
This inviting, cosy room centres around a large original fireplace with a cast iron fire, brick-built alcove and a timber lintel over. High level ceilings, exposed timber beams and terracotta floor tiles give this room a traditional feel, while a large sash window with a deep sill, offers views into the front gardens and the mountain beyond. This room leads on to both the dining room and the kitchen via a small inner hallway.

Dining Room (approx. 14'5 x 11'0)
An inviting room ideal for dinner parties or relaxing with a glass of wine. The room could accommodate a large 12 seat dining table. The ceilings have exposed beams with picture lights. A large sash window offers views to the front gardens.

Lounge (approx. 20'0 x 19'0)
A stunning and spacious lounge area centres around a cast iron fireplace with a slate hearth and a Georgian oak surround. Four floor to ceiling hardwood sash windows offer panoramic sea views to Maughold Head and across the coastline. The walls feature an exquisite custom made tapestry wallpaper, while the oak floors offer a solid, yet light contrast.

Kitchen (approx. 14'5 x 11'0)
A well-proportioned farmhouse style kitchen with a range of fully fitted timber, cupboard and drawer units finished with laminate, roll top work surfaces and white tiled splash backs. Integrated appliances comprise a ceramic sink and half with drainer and hot and cold mixer tap; Miele dishwasher; AGA range with two hot plates and a double oven. Freestanding appliances comprise of a Hotpoint fridge and a Miele four drawer freezer.

Larder/Cold Store (approx. 7'3 x 7'3)
A spacious area with a high-level clothes drying rack, storage cupboards and coat pegs. To the rear of the room is a large north facing cold store/larder with perimeter shelving to three sides, offering cool temperatures for food throughout the year. A back door leads out to the vegetable gardens to the rear. The floors are finished with chequerboard style terracotta tiles.

Utility/Shower Room (approx. 10'0 x 8'0)
A good sized room, fully fitted with: a corner, mains power shower with sliding shower screen; half round Victorian sink with brass, hot and cold taps; WC; towel radiator; and a Belfast sink inset into a granite effect roll top work surface. Space for a washer/dryer.

Inner Hallway
A small hallway, leading to a carpeted, timber staircase providing access to the upper floors. Area includes an understairs storage cupboard and cloak room.

FIRST FLOOR

Landing
This area offers high level ceilings with exposed timber beams and oak floor boarding which continues throughout most of the first floor area. It provides access to all other areas of the first floor, and to the attic above via a glass panelled timber door.

Bedroom 1 (approx. 13'0 x 10'0)
A large double bedroom with two hardwood sash windows offering mountain and garden views.

Bedroom 2 (approx. 18'0 x 14'5)
A good-sized double bedroom with fully fitted wardrobes to two sides.

Bedroom 3 - Master Bedroom (approx. 20'0 x 19'0)
A grand room. Entering through an oak four panelled door the room opens-up with vaulted ceilings using oak purlins and “A” Frames.  Four timber sash windows run the perimeter and offer panoramic sea, landscape and hillside views.

Family Bathroom (approx. 14'3 x 11'0)
A traditional style family bathroom comprising of a cast iron roll top bath with hot and cold mixer taps, WC with cistern over, and a square Twyfords sink with hot and cold mixer taps. Shaver socket and light over.

Office/Study (approx. 14'3 x 11'0)
“A study with a view“. This light-filled space features a picture window offering panoramic sea and hillscape views.

ATTIC FLOOR - SECOND FLOOR
Accessed from the main landing and through a glazed timber door, carpeted stairs lead into:

Attic (4th Bedroom) (approx. 27’0 x 27’0)
A large room which spans the full length of the property. This room could be divided to provide two en-suite bedrooms which would create a 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom property.

MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS

Electrical Systems
Mains powered electric with modern distribution board. White light and floor sockets throughout the property.

Heating System
Operated via a cast iron AGA with white modern panel radiators throughout the rooms of the property.

Alarm System
G4S Alarm system with room sensors and direct assistance call out.

Services
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating.

Rates
To be confirmed.

 

 

EXTERNAL GARDENS/LAND & STORAGE

Paddock 1
Situated below the house to the north-east side of the property this parcel of land extends to approximately 2 acres and offers panoramic hillside and coastline sea views. The field is fully stock fenced to the perimeter.

Paddock 2
Situated below the house to the south-east side of the property this parcel of land extends to approximately 2.5 acres and offers panoramic coastline sea views. The field is fully stock fenced to the perimeter.

Front Garden
This well-established front garden has been lovingly cultivated over many years with plants, shrubs and trees from around the world. The garden extends from the house for approximately 0.6 acres, with large lawn areas and seating points throughout. The garden which has views over North Barrule Mountain, also features a small pond and a historic lime kiln to the far end. The front garden can be accessed from the front of the house, and externally via three gates. One from the main steps to the house; the second via a large timber gate allowing vehicular access to the garage; the third via a small timber gate at the far end of the garden.

Rear/Vegetable Garden
The rear garden offers fantastic sea and countryside views which run the full Maughold coastline.  There are several large planted areas, together with vegetable boxes and wild garden areas.

OUTBUILDINGS

Storage Shed
Constructed from timber with a felt roof this unit is ideal for storing garden equipment. It can be accessed from the front garden or a farmhouse gate off the main road.

Stone Cottage
An existing stone cottage which has been partially demolished situated within the front garden to the south west side of the property. It is currently used as a rock garden and provides a lovely suntrap with views over North Barrule. This could be utilised for providing a new garage/workshop subject to planning.

Garage/Store
A spacious stone and block-work built store positioned within the front garden to the south east side of the property. Two entrances at either end of this 25-metre building, currently offer a generous garage space and storage facility. This has potential for conversion into a block of stables with cartilage, and direct access to the paddocks below.

Historical Lime Kiln
Situated approximately 100m from the main property to the back of the front garden is a historic lime kiln, currently surrounded by beautiful shrubs, flowers and fauna.

DIRECTIONS
Using the postcode IM7 1EP, or coordinates 54.295756, -4.373752, Ballagilley Cottage can be accessed from each end of the Gooseneck Road, Hibernia. From Ramsey:

  • Using the A18 coming from Ramsey: just after the Gooseneck Bend take the first left hand turn onto the Gooseneck road. After a cattle grid Ballagilley Cottage is the first house on the left-hand side, set down from the roadside.
  • Using the A2 Coast Road towards Laxey: continue until you reach the Hibernia Road. Turn right onto the Hibernia Road, follow the road up and follow the bend to the right, at the foot of North Barrule. Ballagilley Cottage is the first house on the right-hand side, set down from the roadside.

OFFERS
All offers and negotiations through the offices of Cowley Groves & Co. Ltd.

POSSESSION
Vacant possession will be given on completion by arrangement.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through the Agents, Cowley Groves & Co. Ltd. 9 Parliament Street, Ramsey, IM8 1AS.

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