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Ballacree, Churchtown, Ramsey, IM7 2AN

Reference: DRP01394



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Deanwood's are thrilled to bring to the market Ballacree. This 6-bedroom gentleman’s residence is a first rate example of Victorian spender and foresight.

Clearly Victorian, Ballacree appears an amalgamation of more formal Regency and later more elaborate Italianate vernacular style, captioning memories of ‘The Tour’. Ballacree is a fine example of this Manx representation, a vibrant reaction to an earlier more formal Regency style. Ballacree has a fine façade with subtitles touches of detail, such the castellated chimneys, dentile detailing, attractive corbels and quoins; with two delightfully proportioned bay windows.

Beauty and sense of sensibility is what first comes to mind, when entering the walled gated entrance with grand stone pillar gateposts, for the first time. This sense only heightens whilst you glimpse the house, which is slightly hidden away presiding over gardens. The circular drive guides you up, towards the elevated house, which presides over the formal lawned and terraced gardens. 

As you journey toward the house, you cannot fail to appreciate the design of the gardens, the time and effort and knowledge that went into creating a cacophony of colour, throughout the year harmonising a wealth of plant some rare which would have been brought back from the original owners travels, as was the trend of that time; now generations later they have matured to create an lush oasis in which to escape.

Arriving at the house, you enter at the marble columned portico, you are greeted in a striking Entrance Hall, with detailing that highlights the properties history, which lately included being home to Lord Ailsa.

In order to retain this past, and further enhance the property, the vendor has over the years thoughtfully improved the property; to suit modern living. The level of detail has seen the property featured in the FOX Search light production of the historical fiction film 'Belle'.

To the left of the entrance hall is the grand sitting room, designed to impress. It is complete with desirable parquet flooring, wood panelling, patterned ceiling with cornice, a detailed marble fireplace and curtain valences. This dual aspect rooms light is impeccable, complete with majestic chrystal chandelier, bay window; and two sets of French doors.

On the opposing side of the entrance hall is the drawing room, similarly, styled as the sitting room. both bay windows really open up the rooms and offer excellent views of the garden. 

Onwards through the drawing room is a truly elegant regency style billiards/family room.  This room harks back to a golden age, that Robert Adam himself would no doubt appreciate. The standout features of this room are the Regency inglenook fireplace and conservatory, again allowing light to permeate into the reception rooms.

Returning to the main hallway, to the immediate left is a walk-in safe opposite is the stairs to the first floor.  Around the curved walkway is the door to the Cloakroom, larder and Kitchen.

The Kitchen has been installed by the vendor, exacting in style, with a full range of appliances. It flows superbly with the formal dining room, via French doors, which again exquisitely finished.

 Leaving the dining room, past the wine cupboard, heading up the stairs to the first floor, via a bright and open landing with large sash window and laundry room, is four double bedrooms (two of which are ensuite); plus, family bathroom.

The master encompasses a large standout ensuite bathroom with fantastic views towards the sea and over rolling countryside. door to the attic space with a further two double bedrooms with ensuite.

From the landing in an enclosed staircase is the stairs to the 2nd floor attic space with two ensuite double bedrooms, storage cupboards and eves storage.

Externally, aesthetically, there is much to excite.  A long sweeping driveway circles the front lawns providing an in and out access to the parking area and garage. To the rear the garden slopes up towards woodland behind and provides an orchard, sun terrace, paddock grazing, green house and tree house. Located of the family room there is a patio ideal for entertaining during the summer months. The grounds are rich with mature trees and shrubs with a rare selection of Rhododendrons, fruit trees and soft fruit beds.




Matwell. Picture rail. Oak floor. Door to hall with astragal glass panel surround.


Large Bay window with French doors in centre. Large French windows to side. Handsome ornate white marble fireplace with marble hearth and 2 porcelain side panels. Dog grate. Phone point. Chandelier 10'4 ceiling height. Cornice. Dado panelling. 


Decorative ornate marble fireplace with marble hearth and porcelain side panels. Large bay window with French doors to centre. Large French windows to side. Dado panelling. Cornice. 2 wall lights. Phone point. Chandelier 10'4 ceiling height. Door into: 


Superb, recessed fireplace with pillared entrance to ornate Adam style surround. 2 oval shelved display niches, 2 wall lights, sky light. Tiled floor. Phone point.

SUNROOM/CONSERVATORY AREA: Aluminium D.G. Roof. Double doors onto patio area.


Dado panelling. Picture rail. Tiled floor. Understairs cupboard. Wine cupboard.


Shower enclosure with chrome fittings, w.c., vanity wash basin with mixer tap. Cupboard below. Chrome towel rail, fully tiled walls & floor. 2 spotlights.

DINING ROOM: Feature fireplace with Adam style surround. Oak floor. Dado, arched recess with 2 wall lights, arched shelved recess with display shelves & cupboard below. Full length French windows to side. Cornice. Internal window with deep sill.


Fitted with extensive range of handmade bespoke wall & base units incorporating cupboards, drawers, dresser unit with glazed cupboards & Granite worktops, Belfast sink with chrome mixer tap. Tiled floor. Britannia range with 6 gas rings. Hotplate & 2 ovens. Dishwasher, extractor hood. Central workstation with Granite worktop & cupboards & drawers. Light airy room with windows on 2 sides & high lantern roofs.


Belfast sink. Tiled floor. Plumbed for washing machine. Door to yard.

REAR PORCH OFFICE: Tiled floor. Power point. Phone point.




With large window overlooking rear garden. Landing with linen cupboard. Dado to stairs & landing. Cornice. Picture rail. "Antique radiator".


Shuttered French window opening onto front bay roof. Views over front gardens. Side bay window with shutters. Views over gardens. Picture rail. Cornice. 2 "Antique" radiators. Feature fireplace with carved surround & slate hearth. Phone point.


Double aspect with French window onto front bay, side window both with shutters. Cast iron fireplace with Adam style surround & slate hearth. 2 "Antique" radiators. Picture rose. Cornice. 8 power points. TV & phone points.


Free standing Slipper Whirlpool bath with chrome side, mixer tap & shower attachment. Twin vanity oval wash basin with granite tops, cupboards & drawers below. Large mirror with 2 down spots. Side shelved units. Chrome ladder radiator. Picture rail. Dado. W.C. Corner shower enclosure with sliding doors. "Antique" radiator. French window onto front bay roof.


Double aspect. Picture rail. Cornice. Phone points.

EN-SUITE BATHROOM: Corner bath with mixer tap, w.c. & wash hand basin. Square shower enclosure with chrome fittings. Chrome ladder radiator. "Antique" radiator.


Double aspect. Feature cast iron fireplace. Picture rail. Cornice. "Antique" radiator.


3 piece suite in white comprising panelled bath with mixer tap, w.c., vanity wash basin with mixer tap. Cupboards & drawers below. Corner shower enclosure with chrome fittings. Chrome ladder radiator. "Antique" radiator.


Dormer window. Phone point. Fitted cupboard. Walk in Dressing Room with hanging rail & shelves. Radiator. Under eaves storage.


With w.c. Vanity wash basin. Cupboard & drawer below. Beams. 2 spots. Chrome ladder radiator.

Second Floor

Bedroom 5

Carpet flooring, storage cupboard, flush & wall lighting, radiator.


Lino flooring, vanity sink with mixer tap over, WC, mains fed shower.

 Bedroom 6

Carpet flooring, storage cupboard, flush & wall lighting, radiator. 


Lino flooring, vanity sink with mixer tap over, WC, mains fed shower.



From Ramsey take the A3 Lezayre Road towards Sulby, continue for approx. 2 miles where the entrance to Ballacree can be found on the left, denoted by the Deanwoods for sale sign; just after the West entrance to Churchtown loop road.

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Key Features

Type of property: House
Charming Gentleman’s residence, comprising a host of fine period features

Centrally set in an elevated situation within 5 acres

Impressive mature gardens, sweeping circular driveway and paddock

Ideal family home with 4 well-proportioned splendidly decorated reception rooms

Impressive well-appointed open plan kitchen, with cavernous sky light

Standout master bedroom ensuite

Great selection of outbuildings

Flexible accommodation, with a multitude of options

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