Handsome Queen Anne Mansion House with Lodge in about 12 acres of parkland convenient for the airport.
Isle of Man
Handsome Queen Anne Mansion House with Lodge
In about 12 acres of parkland
Master bedroom suite with sitting room, 7 further bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, Lift between ground and first floor, 2 bedroom duplex staff apartment with sitting room, 4 principal reception rooms, kitchen, laundry room, range of cellars and wine cellar, integral multi car garage
Lodge with long tree-lined driveway, large paddock area in parkland style, formal gardens designed by
renowned Arabella Lennox-Boyde
About 12 acres
Balladoole House stands in a commanding position with parkland views to the front with Castletown in the distance and from the upper floors at the rear, south west towards Port St Mary and the Calf of Man.
This impressive home stands at the head of a long tree lined driveway with an entrance lodge which is included in the sale and is less than half a mile from the edge of the town and superbly placed for the airport, The Buchan School and King Williams College. A second access is available from the Pooilvaaish coastal road to the rear.
Balladoole House was built in the reign of Queen Anne (1714) by Mr John Stevenson, the first recorded speaker of the House of Keys. Since then the house has been carefully restored by successive owners with notable features including the beautiful pitch pine woodwork panelling, skirtings, architraves, coving and exquisite wide staircase which forms a central showpiece to the property.
The impressive reception hall leads off to the panelled study/library which in turn leads to the large drawing room with French doors to the formal gardens. To the right of the hall is the grand dining room with views over parkland to the front. Off the rear of the hall are a morning room, large kitchen, and a rear bay with a cloakroom and WC and access to the basement. Here there are two store rooms and a wine cellar.
Beyond the kitchen and dining room is a second hall area, a service hall, off which there are the boiler/drying room with access to the integrated garage. Access to the self-contained staff is also off the service hall and this includes a separate external entrance, internal hallway, a living room, bathroom, ground and first floor bedrooms.
A personal lift operates between the ground and first floors. The first floor half landing leads to a gallery room in the bay to the rear with panoramic views over the south of the island. The main landing has lift access from the ground floor the vast master bedroom suite extends across the front of the house. The bedroom area has an adjoining bedroom or dressing room with separate landing access and a connecting door, whilst a second door leads through to an inner vestibule off which is a bathroom with double doors leading to the first floor sitting room. Both the en-suite and sitting room can be accessed from the main landing. There is a further bedroom on this floor and should the dressing room be utilised as a bedroom, these are served by a separate bathroom.
The second floor provides four further bedrooms, one of which has a connecting door to another and could be used as a dressing room. This room has its own en suite bathroom and a second house bathroom serves the remainder. A narrow concealed staircase leads up to the attic with two store rooms off.
The Gate Lodge is a three bedroomed double fronted lodge house which includes a sitting room, dining kitchen and bathroom, is gas centrally heated, has a garage and a private garden. This property has been a successful letting property for some years.
The driveway extends across the front of the house with majestic stone steps leading up to the front entrance. The fork in the driveway leads off to the garage area for additional parking.
The gardens to the front and sides are lawned with a formal garden to the drawing room side, Pink and White garden designed by award winning Arabella Lennox-Boyde, arranged to be most enjoyed though the open French doors of the drawing room.
The long sweeping driveway, lined with mature sycamore, oak, alder, elm ash and beech trees, below which is escallonia hedging and lawn lining the road. The grass is planted up with daffodil bulbs to each side.
The drive opens to a large paddock on the left with mixed conifers planted at the boundary where the daffodils continue on to the house on the right, mixed native hedging sits behind. Nearer the house on the right hand side, snowdrops mass. On the left hand side in the wooded area are a mass of pink, white and bluebells.
Beyond the woods in the middle of the next open paddock stands a magnificent chestnut tree. Flowering cherries come out in early spring near to the house.