About this property
Clough Willey is a unique country residence dating originally from 1979 and thoroughly upgraded in 2009 with an imaginative and sympathetic extension and refurbishment.
The quality of this is incredible, with Villeroy Boch sanitary ware paired with Carrara and Emperor marble to bathrooms, Poliform wardrobes throughout and Walnut flooring to the majority of the ground floor. Grand fireplaces, a sweeping splayed staircase, a full size Otis 8 person lift and high ceilings create a grandeur seldom found in contemporary homes.
This included the creation of a wonderful cinema/games room and bar with space for a three quarter sized snooker table and a concealed dart board. At the flick of a switch blackout blinds descend at the windows and the acoustically designed cinema with its leather panelled walls is revealed. A gym lies to the rear of the games room and has patio doors to the rear terrace along with a cloakroom area. Our clients have planning permission for an indoor swimming pool complex off the gym but have decided not to create this.
The accommodation is very flexible and includes a pair of ground floor bedroom suites, one of which has a dressing room and the other fitted wardrobes. Perfect for those with limited mobility. There is a full size Otis lift which opens outside the sensational principal bedroom suite on the first floor.
The main bedroom area is astonishing with its coffered 10′ high ceiling and split level to the lounge area with doors opening to a wonderful hardwood decked balcony overlooking the grounds. There are two dressing room areas and a suit room, all beautifully fitted.
There are three further first floor bedrooms, two of which are suites and one with a dressing room, with only one bedroom relying on the well-appointed house bathroom.
The grand entrance hall, with its impressive staircase, features a marble antique fireplace and the walnut flooring extends into all the principal ground floor rooms. Double doors open to the drawing room with semi circular steps and a wonderful dual aspect over the gardens. The focal point of this room is an antique Carrara Marble fireplace and double doors open through to the garden room.
An impressive formal dining room lies alongside a study with fitted furniture. Double doors open to the aforementioned games/cinema room which adjoins a gym, both of which share a cloakroom with w.c.
The kitchen has granite surfaces and an island with a prep. sink, a four oven AGA and wide board walnut flooring. A dining area, dresser cupboard and Miele appliances. French doors open to the side barbeque terrace and garden kitchen. Double French doors lead through to the garden room with its cathedral windows overlooking the amazing gardens. An inner hall to the rear of the kitchen leads to a snug with a real fire and to the utility room with its butlers pantry, garden kitchen area and a boot room area. A cloakroom and guest w.c. complete the ground floor.
The grounds are previously described and include the Championship tennis court with its cedar pavilion with a changing area, fridge and a wash room. The three car garage has individual electrically operated doors and a heated tiled floor. The large garden store/workshop has an electric roller doors, the gardeners workshop, canteen and washroom. There is a further machinery store and a boiler house.
Services: mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil central heating and an oil fired AGA.
Viewing: Strictly through Savills or Dean Wood joint selling agents.
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- Clough Willey is set within a rural ten acre mini estate at the head of a long driveway and enjoys a secluded setting only about 5.5 miles from the airport and 7.5 miles from Douglas and the Pier Head ferries.
- Our clients have spent nearly three decades creating the landscaped grounds which include a natural stream with waterfalls, a modern walled garden with a large greenhouse, a tennis court with its pavilion and paddock land. Hornbeams line the driveway and with a substantial meandering wall planted with clematis and roses, rhododendrons and white birch trees leads past a Japanese style garden to the walled garden area. Figs, peaches, apples and pears are all in abundance with a vine in the greenhouse. We understand there are over 10,000 daffodils planted on the bank of the stream. A bridge leads over the stream with an adjoining arboretum and the service driveway is security gated.
- A garden lighting system is installed to accentuate the expansive gardens in the evening, particularly enjoyed from the outside kitchen barbeque area accessed from the main kitchen with a pizza oven, fridge and a built in barbeque.
- The property faces due south and the driveways lead off a quiet country land within a gently sloping valley in one of the most favoured areas of the island.
- The schools of the south of the island are well regarded with The Buchan School and King Williams only about a 10 to 15 minute drive away.
- The Isle of Man is a self-governing British Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between England and Ireland. It’s known for its rugged coastline, medieval castles and rural landscape, rising to a mountainous centre. Although Castletown is the original seat of government on the island The House of Keys, as it is known, is now based in the capital of Douglas.
- The Isle of Man TT is a major motorcycle attraction for the island in May/June and the island hosts numerous sporting events throughout the year. The Isle of Man has some very appealing tax advantages and is often described as a jewel in the Irish sea. It is 52 kilometres (32 mi) long and, at its widest point, 22 kilometres (14 mi) wide with a population of about 84,000.
- There are regular flights between the Isle of Man, the UK and Ireland and car ferries and fast ferries ply routes to Dublin, Belfast, Heysham and Liverpool with journey times from about 2hrs 45 mins.
- One of Britain’s five UNESCO World Biosphere Reserves the Isle of Man is both geographically attractive and culturally intriguing. This is all found alongside gorgeous green valleys and ruggedly picturesque coastlines.
- There are restaurants and a range of shops and supermarkets in Castletown with Douglas providing a more comprehensive range of services.
- EPC Exempt