Deanwood’s are delighted to bring to the market Poylldooey House, a highly attractive detached 6 bedroom, double-fronted period property, set in an idyllic secluded location within the nature reserve of the same name, yet in close proximity to all the amenities of Ramsey.
The extended, light and modernised accommodation, in conjunction with its pleasing situation within its own extensive grounds are certainly attractive to the eye, and a pleasure to be surrounded by. From the sweeping private driveway, the first impressions of the property are of its delightful grounds, and striking vernacular with six large front facing window and lower double-fronted bay windows.
Internally, the discerning purchaser will appreciate the level of detail the vendor has put into the living accommodation over two decades living in the property, maintaining and enhancing the period features accumulated over the generations.
Poylldooey (meaning black pool) was one of the original quarterland farmhouses within the locality with an illustrious history dating back to the late seventeenth century. There is characterful interaction between differing vernacular styles, built using mostly local materials. The vendor has recently lime-rendered the exterior walls, whilst interior decor has been maintained to a high standard throughout. A spacious period-style Amdega orangery was added in 2008, offering the finest in traditional yet modern living. Adjoining is a well-appointed hand-painted period country house kitchen, complete with an electric AGA, an array of units and granite worktops plus a stylish sink and well-fitted pantry. An attractive utility room fitted with further bespoke units leads off from the kitchen. Additionally, there is a grand living room, cosy sitting room and wonderful separate dining room with bay window and large inglenook fireplace.
Overall, Poylldooey is superbly laid out for entertaining and family living, both internally and externally. The spacious entrance hall provides an excellent welcoming point for guests to enter directly all of the reception/entertaining rooms – off from the sitting room is the kitchen, orangery and utility room. Returning to the entrance hall, stairs to the first floor landing link to four well-appointed bedrooms with further stairs to the fifth and sixth bedroom and shower room.
Throughout, the property there are garden aspects offering a sense of connection with nature. Some high ceilings and a plethora of characterful exposed beams provide an acute sense of space, yet retaining a homely feel; making for a highly desirable country home. As an example, the 24ft living room offers a sense of grandeur with coving, twin chandeliers, triple aspect windows and French doors – this is balanced by the comfortable sitting room with its bespoke book-shelving and storage, focusing on a cosy fireplace.
Upstairs, the bedrooms are spacious, offering an abundance of storage space. The bathrooms have been meticulously finished to the highest of standards, echoing the downstairs accommodation. The master bedroom is particularly impressive with a stylish ensuite, built-in wardrobes and storage, and a wisteria-clad cast iron balcony overlooking the rose garden and lawns.
Externally, superlatives cannot adequately describe how attractive the extensive grounds are. The level, landscaped gardens completely surround Poylldooey, affording exceptional privacy. The gardens themselves are sheltered, offering sunny areas throughout the day and really come into their own during spring and summer. They are a delight, with an abundance of well-planned attractive plants, trees and shrubs; providing year-round interest.
The front and rear formal gardens are laid to lawn, and are rich in ornate formal beds, reputedly laid by wartime internees, offering many mature shrubs and a formal rose garden. Furthermore, there is a separate sheltered potager garden, complete with raised beds, a ‘Hartley Botanical’ greenhouse, shed, wildlife pond, soft fruit plants, fruit trees and woodland; ideal for those wishing to produce their own fruit and vegetables. There is a rear patio area adjacent to the orangery with a honeysuckle clad walled rear patio, an outside Thie Veg (loo) and wood-fired cedar hot tub. A further patioed area next to the rose garden provides a wonderful sun-trap terrace for outdoor entertaining.
Adjacent to the house is a sizeable traditional-built barn complex, accessed via a separate driveway and currently subject to a planning application for conversion into a separate residential dwelling, (available via separate negotiation); offering a wide range of potential uses including garaging, workshop, storage, games room, gym, home cinema. A purpose-built garage could be easily accommodated (subject to planning) within the grounds of the house itself.
To summarise, Poylldooey is perhaps the finest property to come to the market in Ramsey this year, it truly is a rare opportunity not to be missed. Viewing comes very much recommended.
Heading from Ramsey towards Sulby, turn right off Lezayre Road onto Gardeners Lane just after the entrance to Milntown. Continue over the roundabout taking the second exit and heading towards the Whitebridge. With the river ahead, bear right into Poyll Dooey nature reserve heading along a single track (stating ‘no unauthorised access’) where the property is to be found a further hundred metres or so along, on the right.
Gravelled entrance, to substantial feature studded oak front door with attractive strap hinges under Tudor style arch.
Red and black tiled floor, picture rail, ceiling light, double stained glass panel doors to the entrance hall.
Light wood-effect Karndean flooring, ceiling light, picture rail, bespoke Ancona column radiator. Access to reception room, attractive period oak staircase with turned barley twist and acorn newel, understairs storage and downstairs WC. Textured Zoffany wallpaper.
Cloakroom/ WC (9’2” x 7’7”)
Wood-effect Karndean flooring, Heritage WC, heated towel rail, Heritage pedestal sink, iroko hardwood shelving. Fitted Roman blind.
Dining Room ( 20’6” x 14’)
Triple-aspect room. Inglenook fireplace, solid oak mantle, slate hearth and substantial Waterford wood-burning stove. Large bay window. Pendant light fitting with ceiling rose. Sisal flooring, Ancona column radiator. Fitted curtain rail.
Living Room (24’62 x 15’3”)
Triple-aspect room. French doors to front and rear patios. Basketweave French oak Amtico parquet flooring. Twin chandeliers with feather pattern ceiling roses. Dental pattern coving. Regency style Bath stone fireplace and hearth with cream Franco-Belge wood-burning stove. Arched windows. Ancona column radiator. TV point. Curtain poles.
Sitting Room (22’ x 14’)
Large bay window, fireplace with solid oak mantle, tiled hearth and Jotul wood burner. Bespoke bookshelves and cupboards. Ancona column Radiator, Karndean flooring. TV and internet point. Fitted curtain rail.
Kitchen (17’4” x 10’2”)
Handmade-painted period-style country kitchen. Travertine flagstone flooring. Total Control electric triple-oven Aga set in a metro-tiled hearth and offering controllable background heating. Range of fitted wall and floor mounted units with panel doors, button handles and moulded dental cornices. Polished granite worktops and splashbacks and vertical tongue and groove panelling. ‘Shaws Original’ Belfast sink with mixer tap. Integral Miele dishwasher and Neff fridge. Under unit lighting. Exposed beams. Separate fitted pantry including Silkstone quartz worktop. Fitted blinds. Cable lighting suspended from beams.
Orangery (17’6” x 15’)
Bespoke handcrafted period-style orangery by Amdega. Roof and window openings, electric blinds, double French doors to the rear walled patio courtyard. Travertine flagstone flooring with underfloor heating. Fine detailing.
Utility room (10’ x 8’)
Range of bespoke fitted floor and wall mounted units with space for washer and tumble dryer. Integral Miele oven. Franke 1 1/2 sink with mixer tap. Polished granite work tops. Travertine flagstone floor with underfloor heating. Downlighting. Consumer unit.
Carpet flooring. Feature Zoffany wallpaper. Curtain and rail. Covered radiator. Chandelier
Bedroom 1 (22’6” x 15’3”)
Stunning Master. Exposed beams, two roof-lights, double doors to balcony with scalloped fitted curtains. Two Heritage column radiators. Carpet flooring. Cable lighting suspended from beams.
Ensuite (10’3” x 8’)
Wood-effect Karndean flooring. Marble tiled. Walk-in shower with Burlington Arcade fittings: large drencher head, adjustable drencher head & traditional crosshead thermostatic mixer shower. Free-standing cast iron bath with Arcade mixer tap and shower head. Tall radiator incorporating towel rail. ‘ William Holland’ nickel countertop basin with Arcade mixer tap, on top of vanity cupboard. Shelf with extendable mirror & shaver point. Curtain rail. Traditional cast iron fireplace. Large reclaimed oak mirror.
Bedroom 2 (19’8 x 13’)
Carpet flooring. Ceiling light with ceiling rose. Picture rail. Panel radiator. Pedestal sink. Shelf and shaver light. Curtain rail.
Jack & Jill Bathroom (10’4” x 7’8”)
Wood-effect Karndean flooring, white metro style bevelled tiling. Burlington free-standing bath with mixer tap and Victorian style shower. Wall-mounted Burlington drop-in sink above cupboard. WC. Heated towel rail, towel holder. Burlington medicine cabinet. Arched mirror with glass shelf.
Bedroom 3 ( 16’5” x 13’)
Carpet flooring, ceiling light, picture rail, panel radiator, curtain rail, washbasin and vanity unit. TV point.
Bedroom 4 (8’6” x 7’4”)
Carpet flooring, Picture rail. Curtain rail.
Carpet flooring, Chandelier, storage cupboard.
Bedroom 5 (13’6” x 11’8”)
Carpet flooring, ceiling light, original fireplace, storage cupboard and wardrobe under eaves. Panel radiator
Bedroom 6 (11’7” x 11’5”)
Carpet flooring, ceiling light, original fireplace, extensive storage cupboard under eaves, airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Panel radiator
Shower Room (7’8” x 7’7”)
Polished cork flooring, radiator with integral towel rail, Heritage pedestal sink, WC, walk in-shower. Extendable mirror.
Circa over an acre. The level landscaped grounds completely surround Poylldooey from all sides, consisting of an abundance of well-planned plants, trees and shrubs providing colour and a haven for wildlife throughout the year.
Sweeping ‘in-out’ drive. Front and rear formal gardens laid to lawn, with ornate formal beds and mature shrubs including a wildlife pond and formal rose garden. Separate sheltered potager garden, complete with raised beds, a ‘Hartley Botanical’ greenhouse, shed, soft fruit plants and fruit trees. Honeysuckle-clad walled rear patio to rear, an outside Thie Veg (WC) and wood-fired hot tub. A further patio area next to the rose garden.
To include fitted floor coverings, light fittings, curtain rails and curtains, Aga, integral fridge, dishwasher, oven, garden furniture. Other furniture and accessories available, subject to separate negotiation.