Dean Wood are proud to bring to the market Folieu, a unique and striking detached seaside villa, which sits grandly off a sweeping driveway, amongst 3 acres of mature gardens and woodland.
Nestled in a commanding position, at the edge of Port Lewaigue, Folieu was mentioned in Kneale’s Guide published in 1860, highlighting its importance. From the Veranda and many of the sash windows the ‘capacious bay of Ramsey’ as it is described, draws the eye away from the surrounding gardens, creating a real sense of decadence. At the bottom of the garden is the Manx Electric Railway.
Over the years the property has been sympathetically extended and modernised, with the latest technology and standard of interior design, further enhancing the period features; to bring about an excellent standard of accommodation.
The property comprises: 3 spacious reception rooms, large Kitchen/Family dining Room being the nexus of the house, 5 large ensuite bedrooms, 2 of which are being used as a Cinema Room and a Study. Furthermore, there is a newly installed Utility on the first floor.
In addition to the main house there is a separate attractive Manx stone converted annex, with an open plan living/kitchenette and bedroom room on the first floor with a bathroom/WC on the ground floor. Appealingly for many, there is also a garage/workshop plus large store.
Accessed from the Ramsey to Laxey Road to the North, and a lane from the M.E.R. Bellevue stop, the property enjoys a very private and sheltered setting for any purchaser yet is only minutes from Ramsey town centre.
Since purchasing the property, the vendors have put in a range of new bathroom suites, a new utility room, in addition to having undertaken much work in the grounds. Planning is approved for a double garage under application ref:- 19/01181/B and for the enclosure of the covered terrace Ref:-22/00141/B.
Leave Ramsey on the Coast Road, cross the tram lines at Ballure and proceed up the hill. Go past the turn off to Maughold, and the entrance to Folieu is 300 yards further on, on the left, look for stone pillars and gates. Pull up close to the gates and they will open automatically.
Tiled floor. Drop lighting, Inner door to: Entrance through double glazed French doors into
Original wood panelling, high skirting boards. Feature chandelier lighting. Coving, Amtico flooring. Stairs leading to first floor and to lower ground floor leading onto low level terrace. Door to kitchen.
DRAWING ROOM (17'6 X 15'3)
Large double glazed sash windows to front with timber side panelling. Window seat. Two sets of French patio doors to either side of the chimney breast leading out to an east facing veranda which stretches the length of the property with stunning views out to Ramsey Bay and across to the UK. Open fire with granite hearth. (Television, telephone and ADSL plus sockets throughout). Wall lighting. Ceiling light. Cornice. Amtico flooring. Covered panel radiator.
From Hall 3 steps up to.
SITTING/DINING ROOM (31'8 X 15'3)
Dual aspect with 5 timber framed double glazed sash windows with timber window seats and ledges. Downlighters. High skirting boards. Fireplace with flue installed ready for a multi fuel burner on granite hearth. Raised seating area. TV point. Amtico flooring.
KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM (21’1 X 18’6 + 18’6 X 18’4)
Country style cream fitted units with a range of display cabinets, wooden shelving, wall mounted units and base units. Granite worksurfaces throughout. Under floor heating.
Large central granite topped island with breakfast bar to one end incorporating power points and broadband telephone connections, with inset sink and drainer set plus Grohe chrome mixer tap. Two Neff slide and hide ovens, one with self-cleaning capability. Neff induction hob above Zanuzzi microwave and overhead extractor. 5 ring gas hob with extractor over. Granite splashbacks. Neff integral dishwasher. Large American style LG Think Q fridge/freezer with water and ice dispenser and light up window. Miele wine cooler. Amtico flooring. 3 sets of timber framed double glazed French patio doors leading out to the veranda. Sash windows to two sides giving a dual aspect and a large ceiling skylight with downlighter points to either side. Wall lights, spot lighting. Views out to sea. TV point.
Fully tiled. Two timber framed sash windows. Hardwood door to rear. Recess coat hanger. High skirting boards. Spot lighting, panel radiator sensor downlighting. Stairs to first floor.
W.C. (8’2 x 4’4)
Low level W.C. Wall mounted wash hand basin with vanity storage below. Wall mounted mirrored vanity unit with downlight. Fully tiled floor. Lighting on sensors.
Understairs Cupboard CCTV controls. Security panels and cabled for 4 server connections throughout the house.
Via staircase in the Hall. Large timber framed double glazed sash window with views out to sea and a Georgian style timber surround. Fitted window seat made with wood from a Monkey Puzzle tree.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
Coved ceilings. Sensor downlights. Panel radiators, carpet flooring, feature lighting above main stairs. Airing cupboard. Steps up to Utility Area. Steps down to rear hall via a second staircase.
MASTER BEDROOM (25’2 x 16’3)
Dual aspect with timber framed double glazed sash windows. Coved ceiling. Two ceiling lights. Loft hatch to access into roof area. Panoramic views out to sea. All windows have Georgian style timber side panelling. High skirting boards. Carpet flooring, panel radiator, extensive built-in storage. TV point, range of sockets.
EN SUITE WET ROOM Recently installed:- (11’6 x 7’3)
Sensor lighting. Fully tiled walls. Feature freestanding bath, wet room with rain shower. Chrome heated towel rail. Low level W.C. Wall mounted wash hand basin with chrome waterfall mixer tap. Wood effect tiled flooring. Venetian Blind. Underfloor heating.
BEDROOM2: (18’8 x 18’5)
Dual aspect timber framed sash windows and stunning views out to sea. Spot lighting. High skirting boards/Loft access. Curtain rails.
EN SUITE WETROOM: (7’11 x 6’3)
Sensor downlights. Fully tiled walls and floor. Mira mains powered thermostatically controlled shower with shower overhead. Fully tiled floor. Chrome heated towel rail. Wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over. Fitted vanity unit with mirror and lighting. Low level W.C. Under floor heating. Extractor fan.
BEDROOM 3 (18’2 x 13’8)
Two timber framed doubled glazed sash windows over-looking the side of the house. Carpet flooring, coving, spot lighting
ENSUITE WET ROOM (12’2 x 6’5)
Sensor downlights. Fully tiled walls and floor. Mira mains powered thermostatically controlled shower with rain shower overhead. Fully tiled floor. Chrome heated towel rail. Wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over. Fitted vanity unit with mirror and lighting. Low level W.C. Under floor heating. Recess shelf above WC. Two frosted glass sash windows. Extractor fan.
Utility Room (7’11 x 7’0)
Access via stairs from first floor landing newly installed comprising:- laminate wood effect flooring, recess shelving, floor fitted units with laminate work tops. Drop-in stainless-steel sink with drainer and mixer tap. Plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier. Extractor fan.
STAIRS TO LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Panel radiator, Sensor Lighting, Spot lighting.
BEDROOM 4: (18'1 X 17'9)
Currently wired and set up for a Cinema Room. Downlights and wall lights. Two sets of timber framed double glazed French patio doors leading out to secluded terrace. Large storage cupboard, which has cabling for speakers systems and IT connections. Recessed shelving and TV unit.
EN SUITE BATHROOM (8’8 X 6’7)
Recently replaced:- Fully tiled walls and floor. Low level W.C. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail. Wall mounted wash hand basin below mirrored medicine cupboard. Thermostatically controlled enclosed shower.
BEDROOM 5 (18’4 x 10’4)
Carpet flooring, spotlighting, Panel radiator, Half glazed timber framed door leading out to lower ground floor terrace. Currently being used as an office/study/gym.
EN SUITE BATHROOM (8’8 X 6’7)
Recently Created:- Fully tiled walls and floor. Low level W.C. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail. Wall mounted wash hand basin below mirrored medicine cupboard. Thermostatically controlled chrome power shower over panel bath.
STORAGE CUPBOARD (10’4 x 4’9)
Tiled floors. Sensor lighting.
There are two terraces, an upper floor terrace which leads off the kitchen with victorian style lighting and cast iron railings and panoramic views over the sea. Steps down to a large log store and coal store which also houses the oil tank. The lower terrace has four archways with views out to sea and access to a private driveway/parking area which is completely secluded. Large storage cupboard for the garden. To the other end is the main boiler room housing a large pressurised hot water cylinder with a Worcester Bosch oil fired central heating boiler. The driveway to the front of the house continues round down to the south side of the grounds. The property is in a secluded position set within its own 3 acres of land which is a mixture of lawns and woodland. At the bottom of the drive there is parking spaces to the front of the property.
DETACHED CONVERTED STONE BARN
Hardwood barn style door leading into the property on lower level. Quarry tiled floor leading in from Entrance Hall to the Barn.
Fitted with low level W.C. and wash hand basin and pedestal with chrome mixer tap. Tiled panelled bath with shower over. Wall mounted chrome heated towel rail. Downlights. Tiled floor.
OPEN PLAN LIVING/KITCHEN AREA (26'10 x 13'5)
Fitted Kitchette. Opening through to:
(13'5 x 9'10). Small mezzanine level above. Timber framed windows to both sides of the barn giving plenty of natural light. The barn has a large storage area underneath along with a garage area which has been adapted to house a 4 x 4 if needed. Oil fired boiler. Separate electricity, heating and water.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. HEATING Oil fired central heating system. Radiator controlled generally with the exception of the Kitchen and dining area which has under floor heating fed from the boiler. Ensuite 1 & 2 have electric under floor heating. The heating system is controlled from a Heatmiser digital display system. The system is simple to use and had the advantage of being adaptable to interface with an internet connection or mobile phone. The boiler is a Worcester condensing model, oversized to accommodate any future extension to the property. Hot water is via a megaflow pressurised system.
PIR light controls have been installed in the access areas as a method of energy saving and safety. The ensuite rooms also have PIR linked to the extractor fans again as an energy saving measure. GET mood lighting is available in the open sitting room on the ground floor, the kitchen. This allows a variety of lighting moods via remote sensors. External lighting is set on a timer located in the communications cupboards and is easily accessible and controllable.
House security is by ADT and controlled via key pads at the two main entrances on the ground floor. Room sensors in every location detect movement on entry and trigger the alarm. Camera wiring has been set up around the house for future installation. Camera locations are at the top gate entrance, with 2 additional camera positions on the house. Wiring is also available for the bottom entry if required. Electric gates open on approach on the top entrance. These can be linked to timers and the house computer system and in turn the cameras if desired.
Wiring for surround sound is available in 4 locations. Kitchen 8 speaker locations are wired including 2 external for the patio area. Ground floor lounge and receptions room 5.1 surround sound wiring. Bedroom 4/Cinema Room 9.1 surround sound wiring.
CAT 5 INSTALLATIONS
Some 50 wires come back to the communications cupboard. These wires are capable of: Telephone distribution, HD TV, Hi Fi, TV FM network, Network computer to serve all rooms in the house and Communications for the entrance gate. CAT 5 cabling has been taken through to the Barn.
All doors are locked with a single key minimising the need for several keys. The garage has an electric door operated from a remote. The barn has an independent set of keys.