5 Bedroom Detached House Sold in Isle of Man, IM4
Laxey, Isle of Man
A unique and impressive quality property in a quiet village on the Isle of Man, with fresh air, sea and mountain views, yet just 12 minutes’ drive from the capital city of Douglas.
A modern-build Georgian style house. Southerly aspects offering sunlight throughout the day, for bright, pleasantly warm and airy accommodation. Five minute walk to the local elementary school through the rear garden gate and down a side street. 10 minute walk to the harbour and beach. The house is in immaculate, move-in condition and has been maintained to the highest standard. The owners wish to sell to move nearer to their grown children.
The Isle of Man is an ideal place to conduct your business, raise a family or to retire. A haven of tranquility, safe, with all modern communications and transportation facilities available. The UK and Ireland are less than 30 minutes’ flying time away. Low rates of income tax with generous allowances, no capital gains tax and no inheritance tax. Excellent schools and comprehensive medical facilities. Bus stop, also for school buses, less than 100 meters from this property. What more could you want!?
This superb two-story house is on a large plot set back from the road behind a stone wall and hedged garden, offering good privacy and substantial off-road parking. Set in a mature parkland style garden to the front and rear.
Accommodation comprises: 5 bedrooms (all true double-sized), 3 bath/shower rooms (2 en-suite), 3 reception rooms (including a study), WC, utility room (for boiler, washer, dryer, freezer and refrigerator), eat-in kitchen, a separate office with additional storage room and separate WC. There is an extensive graveled drive and parking area and separate double (true double) garage.
The house is perfect for families with young children or teenagers and pets. It is also perfect for entertaining. Substantial storage space, with additional storage in the house loft as well as garage loft. There is further unfinished space on the lower ground floor, accessible through a walk-in door, which could be finished into an additional room or rooms if desired. Double glazing throughout the house and garage. A modern oil-fired central heating system. Quality wall-to-wall carpeting in those rooms not otherwise having hardwood flooring or tiling.
Large reception hall (17’2”x19’ approx.) through double front doors, opening up to galleried landing on first floor. Mural on stairwell wall painted by well-known local artist. Quality hardwood flooring. Coved ceiling with low voltage downlights. Dog-leg carpeted staircase leading up to landing. Through glass panelled door to:
Study (14’10”x10’2” approx.) Coved ceiling with views to front garden. Quality carpeting throughout.
Drawing Room ( 27’11”x14’10” approx.) Coved ceiling and ceiling plasterwork. Working fireplace (wood or coal) with granite surrounds, stained-glass style arched windows alongside fireplace. Large sliding glass doors opening onto upper terrace and garden, views over Laxey Bay. Sliding glass doors have treated glass to protect carpets/furnishings from sunlight. Quality carpeting throughout. Double glass panelled French doors opening to:
Dining Room (15’11”x11’10” approx.) Coved ceiling and ceiling plasterwork, with sliding glass doors opening onto upper terrace and garden, views to the sea. Sliding glass doors have treated glass to protect carpets/furnishings from sunlight. Dado rail. Quality carpeting throughout. Glass panelled door to:
Inner hall with coved ceiling and Dado rail. Quality hardwood flooring. Through archway to Reception hall. Doorway to:
Under-stair walk-in pantry or storage cupboard. Lit and carpeted throughout.
WC (10’x6’6” approx.) with pedestal wash basin and toilet. Coved ceiling and stained-glass style arched window to side elevation. Hardwood flooring. Extractor fan.
Breakfast Kitchen (13’9”x12’7” approx.) Coved ceiling with fitted base and wall cupboards throughout, fitted with a quality range of built-in electrical appliances: 4 ring hob with extractor hood, double oven/broiler, under cupboard refrigerator and dishwasher. 1-1/2 bowl sink with gold mixer tap. Tiled counter top and backboard all around, both sides of the kitchen. Murano glass hanging lamps. Tile flooring. Views to the South over sea and garden. Door to:
Utility/laundry Room (10’4”x5’11”approx.) Coved ceiling. Modern oil-fired boiler (maintained annually), full height freezer, full height refrigerator/freezer, washer and dryer with vent to the outside. Plumbed and vented for washer and dryer. Fitted base storage unit with tile top. Tile flooring. Glazed door to:
Upper Terrace running the whole length of the house on South side. Completely tiled with views to the sea and garden. Ironwork railings. Stairs to lower terraces and garden.
Galleried landing with coved ceiling and hanging lantern. Built-in airing cupboard containing hot water tank and storage. Windows to front garden allowing for plenty of daylight. Pull-down ladder to attic loft. To:
Bedroom 1 (15’11”x13’5” approx.) Coved ceiling with ceiling plasterwork. South-facing windows with views over Laxey village and Laxey Bay. To:
En-suite shower room (7’7”x6’10” approx.) Coved ceiling and extractor fan. Fully tiled with walk-in shower, power shower, pedestal sink and toilet. South facing window over garden and to the sea.
Bedroom 2 (14’10”x11’6” approx.) Coved ceiling and ceiling plaster work. Fitted double cupboard. Windows overlooking front garden and stained-glass style arched window to side elevation. To:
En-suite shower room (7’10x6’9” approx.) Coved ceiling. Fully tiled with walk-in shower. Underfloor heating and extractor fan. Walk-in shower with wall-mounted Mira shower. Pedestal sink with fitted cupboard beneath. Stained-glass style arched window to side elevation.
Bedroom 3 (15’x10’3” approx.) Coved ceiling. Fitted wardrobe and South-facing windows overlooking Laxey Village and Laxey Bay.
Bedroom 4 (14’1”x8’2” approx.) Coved ceiling. Fitted wardrobe and windows overlooking front garden.
Bedroom 5 (11’4”x10’4” approx.) Coved ceiling. Fitted wardrobe and South-facing windows overlooking Laxey Village and Laxey Bay.
Family bathroom (11’3”x8’5” approx.) Coved ceiling and extractor fan. Fully tiled with underfloor heating. Fitted suite comprising large corner bathtub with Mira shower and glass shower panel, pedestal sink and toilet with built-in water tank. Fitted cupboard. Low voltage downlights. Stained-glass style arched window to side elevation with Snaefell Mountain in the distance.
Lower Ground Floor
From Upper Terrace, down stairs incorporating stair lighting to Lower Terrace.
Access from Lower Terrace through doorway and beneath Upper Terrace to:
Small storage room with power point and lighting, painted walls and cement flooring. Through a lockable door to:
Large storage room (16’6”x3’6” approx.) Painted walls and cement flooring, lit and providing extensive storage. Access to:
Under-house unfinished space, approximately the size of the Drawing Room, accessed through its own full-sized lockable access door. Potential for further rooms.
Office (15’1”x11’1” approx.) with its own lockable door. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating. Low voltage downlighting. Plentiful power points and telephone/internet connections. Door to:
Storage room (13’11”x12’9” approx.) Lit with power points and painted walls as well as cement flooring. Door to:
WC (9’5”x4’7” approx.) Fully tiled with power and lighting. Extractor fan. Toilet and pedestal sink. Small access door to space under house.
Detached Double Garage (17’10”x16’10” approx.) Electrically operated up and over main door with remote control. Power and light connected. Fully tiled floor and windows looking into rear garden. Ceiling door to loft storage. Rear side door to path leading to rear garden.
The rear garden has mature plantings and trees surrounding a large lawned area and water feature. The garden is contained within stone walls and fencing, giving good privacy. A rear garden gate leads into a pathway (also part of the property) leading to a side street going into the historic centre of Laxey village.
The house was built in 1991, with current ownership over the past 18 years. Fully double glazed with very well insulated loft. The Southern facing rear of the house warms the house nicely, also in winter, meaning heating costs are surprisingly reasonable for a house this size. A well maintained modern boiler also accounts for heating and hot water efficiencies. There are plenty of power connections in every room. TV points throughout the house are connected to an in-loft antenna and roof satellite dish.
The house is offered with all white goods, curtains, lighting fixtures and fitted carpeting included in the price.
Rateable value £260. Approximate rates payable £1,356 (includes water rates).
VACANT POSSESSION ON COMPLETION