The gentleman of the couple who own this unique property is a Master Craftsman and has his own fully equipped 60' detached workshop within the grounds. He has utilised his considerable carpentry skills to create a superb environment within the accommodation with all rooms featuring oak skirtings, architraves and internal doors and other hardwoods featured in flooring including Manx elm, Manx ash, beech, maple and black American walnut. This artisan finish has to be viewed to be appreciated. Additional maintenance works that have been carried out over the years includes re-wiring, re-plumbing and the re-building of the chimneys stacks incorporating flue liners.
The accommodation briefly comprises: wide 4 pillar portico entrance, 34' wide lounge/diner, 4 further reception rooms, 21' family dining kitchen, 18' wide rear porch, 5 double bedrooms, master en-suite bathroom and 2 family bathrooms, utility room and gardener's cloakroom. Oil fired central heating is installed to the main house and the 2 cottages.
Ballachrink Farmhouse offers a genuine opportunity for an income to be generated from both of the cottages and also, maybe, from running a business within the detached 60' workshop.
A viewing is strongly recommended in order to appreciate this highly individual property with its extended accommodation and range of outbuildings including the 2 cottages.
The price is to include carpets where fitted.
Within the 6 acres or thereabouts of land and grounds there are immediate lawned gardens containing mature trees, shrubs and fruit trees and also a fully fenced paddock of around 2 acres. Adjacent to the cottages is hard standing for ample car parking and beyond that area is a garden currently reserved for use by occupiers of the cottages.
DIRECTIONS TO THE PROPERTY
From Parliament Square leave Ramsey northwards proceeding across the 2 mini roundabouts and the stone bridge onto Bowring Road. Follow this road up the hill and out of town onto the Andreas Road. On reaching Andreas Village turn left immediately after the Church and proceed to the village centre. Continue on this road to the far side of the village and once into the country take the 1st turning on the right signposted Jurby. Continue on this road where the entrance to the concrete lane to this property will be seen on the right hand side immediately before the well signposted left hand turning to Ballanelson Nurseries. Once on this concrete ribbon of road follow to its far end which is approximately ¾ mile where Ballachrink Farmhouse will be clearly seen straight ahead.
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Full width 4 pillared Portico Entrance with a paved floor. Twin uPVC double glazed doors lead to:
Wide Lounge/Diner (34'7" x 13'0" approx.) Ornate coved ceiling and 2 roses. Cast iron multi-fuel stove. 3 uPVC double glazed windows with oak cills. Ash dado rail and skirting boards. 3 ash doors with ash architraves. Arched recess display niche. 4 wall light points. 3 black walnut radiator cabinets with lattice fronts.
Inner Hall Oak beamed ceiling. Oak flooring. Oak doors and architraves. Oak skirting boards. Radiator cabinet. Understairs storage cupboard.
Snug/TV Room (12'6" x 11'7" approx.) Oak lattice ceiling. Oak panelling to 2 walls. Oak flooring. Recessed oak bookcase. Deep oak panelled recess with space for a large television. Feature fireplace with a carved oak surround, tiled interior and a marble hearth. Recess housing a dog grate. Radiator cabinet.
Study (12'0" x 10'4" approx.) Feature fireplace with a carved mahogany surround with a tiled interior housing a recessed dog grate and a marble hearth. Mahogany beamed ceiling. Mahogany panelling to one wall including a bookcase. Mahogany flooring. Radiator cabinet.
Sitting Room (13'10" x 11'9" approx.) Stained pine beamed ceiling with a matching panelled recess complete with a delft rack. Pine alcove cabinet and shelving. Feature open grate fireplace with an American walnut surround and an arched cast iron interior with a slate hearth. Radiator cabinet.
Breakfast Room (14'6" x 9'3" approx.) Oak panelling to one wall including an alcove. Full height oak double larder cupboard with low-level drawers and 3 wicker baskets. Oak flooring. Radiator cabinet. A wide clear opening leads to:
Family Dining Kitchen (21'9" ave. x 17'9" max.) Fitted range of bespoke handmade oak base units and wall cupboards. Fitted granite worktops with integral drainer flutes to a twin bowl Belfast sink. Hexagonal shaped island unit also in oak containing a cupboard and drawers and a matching granite worktop. Oak herringbone flooring to the kitchen area. Amtico flooring to both sitting and dining areas. Recessed oak cabinet with display shelving. Cast iron multi-fuel stove. Radiator cabinet. Fitted wrap-around oak corner cabinet to full height. Wonderful 4.8m long lantern roof window. Oak double doors with bevel edged glass panes lead to:
Wide Porch approx. 18'5" in width. Oak door and side panels with bevel glass panes. 2 oak framed windows. Oak panelling to one wall. Oak flooring. Cloaks hanging area. Walk-in storage cupboard.
From the Inner Hall a turn staircase with oak banisters leads to:
Landing Radiator cabinet. 18mm maple tongued and grooved floor.
Bedroom 1 (13'9" x 14'0" max.) Exposed pine beamed ceiling. Ash fitted wardrobes. New fitted slatted blinds. Maple flooring.
En Suite Bathroom (13'9" x 9'2" approx.) Painted pine flooring. Painted dado panelling. Period white suite comprising cast iron roll-top bath with ball and claw feet complete with a mixer tap/hand shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with period style taps and a WC. Pine beamed ceiling. Built-in double linen cupboard also housing a Megaflo pressurised hot water tank.
Bedroom 2 (12'9" x 11'6" max.) Ash panelling to the chimney breast and alcove. Ash dado rail. Beamed ceiling. New fitted slatted blinds. Ash flooring.
Bedroom 3 (11'1" x 10'6" approx.) Beamed ceiling. Fitted beech corner wardrobes. Radiator cabinet.
Family Bathroom Fitted with a modern white suite comprising large panelled bath with a chrome mixer tap, vanity wash hand basin also with a chrome mixer tap and a WC. Fully tiled walls. Tiled floor. Fitted Mira electric shower over the bath.
Bedroom 4 (approx. 11'7" x 17'10" into the eaves) Exposed original notched and pegged roof truss and purlins. Built-in children's wardrobe.
Bedroom 5 (approx. 12'1" x 17'7" into the eaves) Exposed original notched and pegged roof truss and purlins. Built-in children's wardrobe. Alcove open storage.
Family Bathroom No.2 Again fitted with a modern white suite comprising double ended pine panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Fully tiled walls. Tiled floor. Multi-rail towel warmer.
Attached brick built Double Garage (20'10" max. x 20'1" approx.) Twin metal up and over doors. Light and power connected. Firebird 90,000 BTU oil fired central heating boiler.
Utility Room (9'2" x 12'4" ave.) Oak panelling to 2 walls. Stone flagged floor. Fitted mahogany double base unit and worktop. Plumbing for a washing machine. Central heating radiator. Generous storage area.
Gardener's Cloakroom Fitted with a white WC and a stainless steel sink unit with hot and cold water supply. Stone flagged floor. Central heating radiator.
Immediately at the front of the property is a wide brick paviour parking area which also leads to the external kitchen/porch doors in all with parking for 5 cars. There is also a matching brick paviour inner driveway providing vehicular access to the fields.
SWALLOWS BARN comprising of 2 attached cottages.
Each has the use of their own garden areas and dedicated parking. Both cottages have been rented for extended periods in the past and are supplied by oil fired central heating which is included in the rent and have use of a shared laundry room.
Small Entrance Hall Wood grain uPVC double glazed front door. Mahogany flooring.
Sitting Room (14'10" x 10'3" approx.) Dual aspect windows. Mahogany flooring. Television and telephone points.
Galley style Kitchen (9'0" x 8'0" max.) Fitted modern matching base units, drawer unit and wall cupboards. Fitted laminated worktops incorporating an inset Asterite sink. Integrated appliances comprise: electric oven, electric hob and filter hood. Tiled splashbacks. Mahogany flooring.
Dining Room (18'6" max. x 8'3" max.) Again with mahogany flooring. Built-in cloaks/storage cupboard. Coved ceiling.
The whole of the first floor is finished with wood effect laminate flooring apart from the bathroom which has a tiled floor.
Bedroom 1 (15'3" x 9'3" approx.) Television and telephone points.
Bedroom 2 (10'7" x 9'5" approx.) Television point.
Bedroom 3 (10'4" x 7'3 min. plus an alcove)
Family Bathroom Fitted with a modern white suite complete with chrome fittings comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Fitted Triton electric shower over the bath. Fitted glazed shower screen. Fully tiled walls. Extractor fan. Shaver light.
Entrance Hall Coved ceiling. Wood laminate flooring. Built-in cupboard.
Breakfast Kitchen (13'0" x 9'10" approx.) Fitted range of maple fronted base units, drawer unit and wall cupboard. Fitted laminated worktops with a fitted Asterite 1½ bowl sink. Tiled splashbacks. Integrated electric double oven, electric hob and filter hood. Plumbing for a dishwasher. Wood laminate flooring. Coved ceiling.
Dining Room (13'3" x 8'5" approx.) Coved ceiling. Wood laminate flooring.
Sitting Room extension (11'6" x 10'2" approx.) Tiger cast iron multi-fuel stove. Mahogany beamed ceiling. Oak flooring. Oak framed double glazed windows. 2 wall light points. Television point.
Landing Wood laminate flooring. Velux double glazed roof window.
Bedroom 1 (13'9" x 8'7" approx.) Dual aspect woodgrain uPVC double glazed windows. Wood laminate flooring.
Bedroom 2 (13'8" x 7'5" approx.) Front and rear woodgrain uPVC double glazed windows. Wood laminate flooring.
Family Bathroom Fitted with a modern white suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Fitted Bristan electric shower over the bath. Fitted glazed shower screen. Fully tiled walls. Tiled floor. Chrome finished multi-rail towel warmer. Fitted shaver light. Velux double glazed roof window. Extractor fan.
Communal Laundry Room The facilities in this room serve both cottages with each having an individual Samsung modern washing machine. There is also an oil fired central heating boiler which supplies heating to both cottages and also serves a pressurised hot water tank which again supplies both cottages. Electric meters. Television aerial splitter.
The standout feature of the outbuildings is the Detached Workshop (60'0" x 35'0" approx.) Professionally built to commercial standards comprising concrete block cavity construction incorporating an insulated cavity. The roof is insulated and the flooring is 12" thick concrete. Access is via 2 oak personnel doors and also a 12' high roller door to allow wagons to off-load. 6 uPVC double glazed windows. 3 phase electric. Large mezzanine storage area.
Cloakroom Fitted with a wash hand basin and WC and also a uPVC double glazed window.
NB. This building would also be eminently suitable for dry classic car garaging or indeed conversion into a large stable block with ample space for equestrian facilities.
Attached Gymnasium (21'10" x 16'10" approx.) This room could also be used as an office/hobbies room or even a workshop. Oak double entrance doors. Side personnel door. Painted concrete floor. Large Velux double glazed roof window and additional rear window. Light and power connected.
In the front of both the gymnasium and the workshop is a concrete hardstanding with ample parking for cars and larger vehicles such as panel vans and medium size flatbed wagons.
Detached Generator Room
Detached Timber Equipment Store/Workshop (15'4" x 9'2" approx.)
Attached to this store is a former dog run with a timber kennels.
2 Further Storage Sheds with lattice doors.
Mains water and electricity are connected. Private drainage.
Oil fired central heating.
Mostly uPVC double glazed.
Television and telephone connections.
RATEABLE VALUE - £402 (Payable £2,161.76 gross including water 2018/19)
TENURE - Freehold
VACANT POSSESSION ON COMPLETION BY ARRANGEMENT
VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT THROUGH THE RAMSEY OFFICE
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