A rare opportunity to acquire a highly individual detached country house with cottage style accommodation complete with many features including stained glass multi-paned front and rear doors, oriel bay windows to the 2 front bedrooms, original carved mahogany newel post and bannisters with barley twist spindles to the staircase and feature fireplaces to the 2 principal reception rooms and the 2 front bedrooms.
The accommodation which is served with oil fired central heating briefly comprises: central entrance hall, 3 reception rooms, kitchen with a walk-in pantry off, ground floor shower room/utility, separate WC, 4 first floor double bedrooms, family bathroom, separate WC and a small office/store room. Attached at the rear is a lean-to store room.
Fernbank nestles in a sheltered position approximately half way up its sloping grounds and is accessed via pathways from the lower level, garage and upper level.
It is rare for such a property with this character and of this period to be offered for sale and therefore a viewing is strongly recommended in order to appreciate its many fine features but also as it does require some updating.
The property is offered is offered with the benefit of early vacant possession by arrangement and with no onward chain.
The price is to include fitted carpets.
As previously mentioned the gardens are terraced and inter-connected with pathways one of which is via a wooden footbridge over the stream. The lower level predominantly is cultivated for vegetable and soft fruits which has in the past been very productive although this area would need to be re-instated. Detached aluminium framed greenhouse with a concrete base approx. 10' x 8' and an additional greenhouse 6' x 6'. There are also a selection of fruit trees. Also in this area is a detached timber garden shed ideal for the storage of garden equipment. The upper level contains established lawned gardens adjacent to the property predominantly to the front and side containing specimen maple trees and other mature shrubs. The remainder of the 3.5 acres is predominantly woodland containing mature beech trees along with a few other deciduous trees and Scots pine.
DIRECTIONS TO THE PROPERTY
From Parliament Square in Ramsey proceed out of town westwards on Lezayre Road continuing in to the country and follow this road through the village of Sulby until Ballaugh is reached. On reaching the centre of Ballaugh turn left immediately before the historic bridge onto the Ballaugh Glen Road. Follow this road almost to the far end where the single track entrance which leads to Fernbank will be clearly seen on the right hand side immediately after the left hand turn onto the C37 Druidale Road. Follow this lane into the woods and across the ford until the signpost for Fernbank will be seen on the left hand side. There is car parking space in front of the timber shed or further up in front of the garage. The positioning of Fernbank makes it extremely sheltered and particularly private.
Central Entrance Hall Half glazed front door with stained glass panes. Lincrusta panelling to door head height and also within the stairwell. Mahogany carved newel post and bannisters complete with barley twist spindles. Telephone point.
Lounge (19'0" x 10'7" approx.) Feature open grate fireplace with a mahogany surround, mantle and shelf. Tiled interior and hearth. Original beamed ceiling. Picture rail. Fitted bookcase.
Dining Room (11'10" x 9'10" approx.) Interior tiled open grate fireplace with a carved oak surround, mantle and shelf. Original beamed ceiling. Delft rack.
Garden Room (17'9" x 8'0" approx.) Windows to 3 sides with views over the grounds. Glazed double doors at the side give access to the adjacent wooded area. Electric meter cupboard.
Shower Room/Utility Fitted with a white pedestal wash hand basin and a modern quadrant cubicle with fully tiled walls and a fully plumbed shower. Plumbing for a washing machine. Built-in cupboard. Door to the lean-to outside store.
Kitchen (13'0" ave. x 6'6" approx.) Fitted base units with laminated worktops and a stainless steel sink unit. Fitted double wall cupboard. High level domestic hot water tank with immersion heater. Oil fired AGA in cream. Tiled splashbacks. Built-in cupboard with a stone cold shelf. Walk-in Pantry off.
Rear Lobby Area with a ceramic tiled floor.
Half Landing Half glazed rear door with stained glass panes which provides access to the raised wooded area and pathway.
Bedroom 3 (13'4" x 11'4" approx.) Dual aspect windows.
Family Bathroom Fitted with a white suite complete with chrome taps comprising panelled bath and pedestal wash hand basin. Half tiled walls. Chrome heater towel rail. Shaver socket. Built-in linen cupboard. Recessed medicine cabinet.
Separate WC Fitted with a low level white suite.
Main Landing with a small Hobbies Room/Dressing Room/Store Room off having built-in wardrobes with drawers.
Bedroom 1 (19'0" x 10'6" approx.) Oriel bay window with a superb outlook over the lower grounds. Tiled open grate fireplace with a painted wood surround, mantle and shelf. Inset oval mirror. Picture rail. Telephone point.
Bedroom 2 (9'10" x 9'10" approx.) Again with a feature oriel bay window. Glazed brick effect interior tiled fireplace complete with a polished hardwood surround and mantle. Matching tiled hearth. Picture rail.
Bedroom 4 (9'10" x 8'6" approx.) Fitted dresser and wardrobe with louvered doors. Dual aspect windows. Picture rail.
Side open porch providing access to a rear lean-to store with a built-in cupboard and a boiler cupboard.
From the side of the property there is a pathway that leads down to a Detached Single Garage (16'9" x 10'2" approx.) with an original timber sliding door.
Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage.
Oil fired central heating.
Television and telephone connections.
RATEABLE VALUE - £160 (Payable £881.28 gross including water 2018/19)
TENURE - Freehold
EARLY VACANT POSSESSION ON COMPLETION BY ARRANGEMENT – NO CHAIN.
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