£5,000,000 | Main Road, Kirk Michael, IM6 2HG
A handsome and historic house dating back to the 1700′s, being one of the few holdings in the Isle of Man with a convenient rectangular fence. Road access to fields from two sides. The topography is attractive ‘downs’ landscape with beautiful Parkland and Wooded Glen. Views to Mull of Galloway from the land on clear days. Magnificent sunsets on the West Coast. Excellent range of modern farm buildings, traditional Manx stone barns/stables and separate farm house. Total estate approximately 270 acres (109.26 ) hectares.
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Whitehouse, Kirk Michael is one of the most admired landmark houses on the Isle of Man. A wealth of history accompanies the house, having been the home to some of the most prominent names in the Manx history – Major Peter Heywood (son of Governor Robert Heywood) in the latter part of the 17th Century. Colonel John Taubman (son of Major John Taubman once owners of the Nunnery). Colonel Mark Wilks FRS (1759 1831) former Speaker of the House of Keys. Following his distinguished career with the British Army in India and Governorship of St Helena where he was responsible for the captive Napoleon.
Captain John Quilliam, the Manx hero of the Battle of Trafalgar and Joseph Mylchreest known as the Diamond King who made his fortune in the Mines of Kimberley, South Africa.
Inserted paragraph The principal core of the house dates from about 1730 but there was a mansion house on the site before then. Victorian extensions were added including a gothic castellated tower, however this along with the north side has been replaced with a single storey extension.
Joseph Mylchreest created the driveway when he purchased the estate in 1889, having sold his mining interests the previous year.
Among his many improvements lies the fountain to the front of the house. He also commissioned a Scottish landscape gardener to create the extensive wooded gardens behind and to the south of the house. During the 19th Century Captain John Quilliam resided and lived the remainder of his life at the White House.
The farmer and breeder Evan Gell built one of the farmyards in 1840.
In the rear garden lies a magnificent Sweet Chestnut tree aged by experts to be 300 years old. It is stated that Bishop Wilson ordered some for the nearby Bishopscourt and some are reputed to have gone missing. Perhaps this is one of them !
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Panelled entrance door with fanlight and side glazing bars. Two arched gable windows with coloured glass. Tiled floor.
ENTRANCE HALL 17’0 x 7’8 (5.18m x 2.34m)
Part glazed inner door with part light above. Handsome, decorative tiled floor. Understairs cupboard.
MORNING ROOM 15’0 x 13’8 (4.57m x 4.17m)
Attractive salmon pink and Grey flecked marble fireplace with tiled inset, hearth and open grate. Dado rail. Sash windows with views over parkland and paddocks with aspects of the sea. Recess shelving with cupboards below.
DINING ROOM 16’4 x 13’8 (4.98m x 4.17m)
Exposed beamed ceiling. Imposing flecked black, Grey and white marble fireplace with tiled hearth. Dado rail. Two areas of recess shelving with cupboards below. Secondary glazed windows affording views over the parkland garden and paddocks to the sea.
LIBRARY 15’0 x 6’8 (4.57m x 2.03m)
With parquet woodblock flooring. Telephone point.
LOBBY AREA With parquet woodblock flooring. Loft access hatch. Part glazed door to the outside.
CLOAKROOM Sanitan suite comprising wash hand basin and WC. Parquet woodblock flooring. Cupboard with hanging space and overhead storage.
FARMHOUSE KITCHEN 28’9 x 15’6 (8.76m x 4.72m)
Fitted with modern Cream coloured units to base and eyelevel incorporating granite worktop area. Oil fired Aga oven with two hotplates. Neff appliances comprise gas hob, griddle and electric oven. Twin sinks with tiled splashback. Space for American style fridge/freezer. Central Island with granite worktop over and cupboards below. Two glass fronted pine wall cupboard and drawer units. Wood flooring throughout. French door leading to courtyard garden.
UTILITY ROOM 6’6 x 6’8 (1.98m x 2.03m)
Twin sink. Plumbed for automatic washing machine. Gas fired central heating boiler. Twin cupboard with louvred doors. Full height cupboard with louvred doors. Loft access hatch.
PANTRY Slate shelves. Tiled floor.
MUSIC ROOM 18’7 x 6’7 (5.66m x 2.01m)
IMPOSING DRAWING ROOM 22’4 x 22’10 (6.81m x 6.96m)
Parquet woodblock flooring. Period fireplace. Ornate coving and ceiling rose. Three arched windows affording views over the parkland garden and paddocks to the sea. Two arched windows and double doors lead to
INDOOR SWIMMING POOL ROOM 44’3 x 34’7 (13.49m x 10.54m)
Handmade tiled floor. Two Vapourex 55 dehumidifiers. Panelled ceiling. Wall light points.
SWIMMING POOL (Approx. 33 0 x 20 0 ) With automated retractable cover.
Two sets of patio doors lead to the garden courtyard.
PLANT ROOOM 8’11 x 7’9 (2.72m x 2.36m)
With Atika filter and pump. Shelving. Quarry tiled floor.
BOILER HOUSE Gas fired central heating Ferroli boiler.
UTILITY 13’2 x 8’2 (4.01m x 2.49m)
Tiled floor. Sink. Gas boiler.
SHOWER ROOM Tiled floor. Heated towel rail. Pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Separate shower cubicle.
FIRST FLOOR 3 6 wide staircase from the ground floor entrance hall to the first floor landing. Window at the turn of the staircase looking out to the rear of the garden and the copse.
MAIN LANDING (5 original Georgian doors with bracket hinges dating to early 1700s on owners research)
MASTER BEDROOM 23’0 x 18’9 (7.01m x 5.72m)
Marble fireplace with tiled inset and hearth. Two double and one single wardrobe with cupboards above. Distant sea views over parkland garden.
STUDY 15’10 x 8’2 (4.83m x 2.49m)
Distant sea views over parkland garden.
BEDROOM 2 15’1 x 14’0 (4.60m x 4.27m)
Two double wardrobes with overhead storage cupboard. Distant sea views over parkland garden.
EN SUITE/FAMILY BATHROOM Antique style Sanitan suite comprising roll top bath with claw feet, wash hand basin in stand, bidet and WC.
BEDROOM 3 18’3 x 17’8 (5.56m x 5.38m)
Two double and one single wardrobe with overhead cupboards. Views to the copse.
BEDROOM 4 18’3 x 15’1 (5.56m x 4.60m)
With two double and one single wardrobe with overhead cupboards. Eaves storage. Views to the copse.
FAMILY BATHROOM Suite comprising panelled bath with shower attachment, vanity wash hand basin, bidet and WC. Heated towel rail.
BALIFFS HOUSE Access beyond the farmyard and is presently arranged as two self contained apartments.
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Entrance door with fanlight above. Part glazed door to;
LOUNGE 13’6 x 11’4 (4.11m x 3.45m)
Period style fireplace with tiled hearth. Shelving. Views overlooking woodland garden of the main house.
KITCHEN 11’7 x 7’9 (3.53m x 2.36m)
Modern base and eyelevel units with laminate worktop surfaces. Electric cooker point. Plumbed for automatic washing machine. Space for fridge freezer. Sink unit. Splash back tilling.
BEDROOM 1 16’3 x 11’4 (4.95m x 3.45m)
Tiled fireplace. Shelving.
BEDROOM 2 11’8 x 10’7 (3.56m x 3.23m)
Views across hillside to fields beyond.
BATHROOM White suite comprising panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin and WC.
OUTSIDE STORE AND BOILER HOUSE Worcester Heatslave oil fired central heating boiler.
FIRST FLOOR APARTMENT Access at rear of the building.
ENTRANCE HALL Providing staircase to first floor level.
SITTING ROOM 12’0 x 11’7 (3.66m x 3.53m)
Fireplace. Views to hillside and fields beyond.
KITCHEN 10’7 x 10’1 (3.23m x 3.07m)
Modern fitted base and eyelevel units comprising stainless steel sink unit. Cooker. Fridge freezer. Filter hood. Tiled splash backs. Vinyl flooring. Loft hatch access. Dual aspect with views across fields.
BEDROOM 1 12’3 x 10’8 (3.73m x 3.25m)
BEDROOM 2 12’2 x 10’8 (3.71m x 3.25m)
Dual aspect. Views over pond and woodland garden of the main house.
BATHROOM Suite comprising panelled bath with shower rover, pedestal wash hand basin and WC. Extractor fan. Vinyl floor covering.
BOILER HOUSE Worcester Heatslave oil fired central heating boiler.
Inserted paragraph Adjacent to The Bailiffs House is a parking area for four vehicles. The ground floor has its own gravelled driveway with a parking space for 1 car.
The Bailiffs House was originally arranged as a five bedroom detached property and although currently laid out as two self contained apartments could easily be converted back.
Separate driveway leads from the main A3 Kirk Michael Road with the entrance adjacent to Cannan Court. This provides access to the farmyards and Bailiffs House without disturbing the principal residence.
THE LAND One of the few holdings in the Isle of Man contained within a convenient rectangular ring fence. Road access to fields from two sides. The topography is attractive downs landscape with beautiful parkland and wooden glen. Views to Mull of Galloway from the upper land on clear days. Magnificent sunsets on the West coast. The fields are well fenced for sheep or cattle.
Field 234247 previously zoned for surgery at the village by Cannan Court. This is 6.14 acres and is an optional extra.
A. OLD YARD some dating from the 1600s. Traditional stone buildings with stabling.
MAIN COURT YARD FARM BUILDINGS/STABLES In Manx stone with slate roofs comprising Main courtyard (L-shaped range) 8700sq ft arranged over 2 storeys. Long single storey building 1800 sq ft over 1 storey. Old Mill (running toward bailiffs house) 3200 sq ft over 2 storeys.
OLD MILL/COACH HOUSE At the stream. Boarded ceiling, 12ft door. Main fuse boxes.
POTTING SHED Fig tree.
B. TOP YARD GARAGE 60’0 x 30’0 (18.29m x 9.14m)
With open front 30 x 30.
STABLING 45 x 50 8 boxes
C MAIN FARM YARD Principal range of Wareing buildings approximately 37,000 sq ft in all.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS All those items usually known as tenants fixtures and fittings, such as fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings and fitted domestic electrical appliances are included in the sale. Certain garden statuary are specifically excluded from the freehold sale. Some items of equipment may be purchased by separate negotiation
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Inserted paragraph Notice is hereby given that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not form part of an offer or a contract. Neither the Vendor or Chrystals, nor any person in their employment, makes or has the authority to make any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. The Agents whilst endeavouring to ensure complete accuracy, cannot accept liability for any error or errors in the particulars stated, and a prospective purchaser should rely upon his own enquiries and inspection. All Statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Chrystals or the vendors or lessors.
The property is approached off the A3 main Kirk Michael Road by a long sweeping tarmacadam driveway which leads to the front and rear of the house.
Approximately 7 acres of garden and paddock area lie to the front of the property flanking either side of the driveway. Whitehouse is one of the few properties on the Island with a Ha-Ha. To the rear is an established wooded garden with walkways, pond and millrace running through. Various winding walkways and footbridges provide access through the garden area. The garden is kept as semi wild with a profusion of spring bulbs and a magnificent rhododendron display in the summer months.
OS grid reference 325910. From Douglas, head West along the A1 to St Johns. Bear right at Ballacraine crossroads and proceed North along the A3 to Kirk Michael. At the Northern end of the village the entrance gates to Whitehouse can be found on the right hand side. A long tarmacadam sweeping driveway leads up to the house.
Mains water, electricity, private drainage and gas fired central heating are installed. Oil fired Aga.
Vacant possession on completion.
The company do not hold themselves responsible for any expenses which may be incurred in visiting the same should it prove unsuitable or have been let, sold or withdrawn.
Notice is hereby given that these particulars, although believed to be correct, do not form part of an offer or a contract. Neither the Vendor or Chrystals, nor any person in their employment, makes or has the authority to make any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property. The Agents whilst endeavouring to ensure complete accuracy, cannot accept liability for any error or errors in the particulars stated, and a prospective purchaser should rely upon his own enquiries and inspection. All Statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Chrystals or the vendors or lessors.