7 bedroom detached house for sale

Hillberry Green, Douglas, Isle Of Man, IM9

Guide Price £3,950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive residence over 10,000 sq ft
  • Exclusive private location about 2.6 acres
  • 4 Principal reception rooms, snooker room
  • Master bedroom suite with dressing room
  • 4 further bedroom suites
  • Self contained staff apartment
  • Superb leisure suite, gym, offices
  • 6 car garaging, summerhouse
  • Gardens, woodland, stream to 2.6 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Winterbourne lies within the exclusive and private enclave of Hillberry Green, enjoying utmost privacy and yet is only 1.5 miles from the centre of Douglas and about 25 minutes from the airport and King Williams School. This is a formidable residence extends to over 10,000 sq ft with amazingly flexible space providing a principal family area, extended reception and entertaining areas , a panelled snooker room and a superbly appointed leisure suite including a 50' swimming pool, gym and garden room.
Equally suited to an extended family as for entertaining, there is ample staff accommodation and potentially two further self contained guest suites or for providing home offices with reception areas and a separate guest entrance.

Description

Winterbourne
Hillberry Green
Douglas
Isle of Man


An impressive Isle of Man residence of over 10,000 sq ft set within an exclusive private enclave in grounds of over 2.5 acres


Master bedroom with en suite and dressing room, four further bedroom suites, self contained staff apartment, four reception rooms and panelled snooker room,

Leisure suite including 38' indoor swimming pool, garden room and barbecue, gym, home offices and/or guest apartments

Separate six car garage, gardener's w.c.

Award winning courtyard gardens, lawns and summerhouse, woodland area & natural steam. Private gated driveway and parking/turning areas.

About 2.5 acres

Douglas promenade: 1.5 miles, Ronaldsway Airport: 10 miles (Dublin 20 mins, Liverpool 22 mins, Manchester 27 mins, London City 1hr 6 mins), King Williams College: 10 miles

Situation
Winterbourne lies within the exclusive and private enclave of Hillberry Green, enjoying utmost privacy and yet is only 1.5 miles from the centre of Douglas and about 25 minutes from the airport and King Williams School.

Within its leafy setting the property is approached through tall security gates and the driveway sweeps around to the extensive parking and turning areas, the impressive extended portico and the six car garage.

Douglas is the capital of the Isle of Man and is the financial centre of the Island and the home of Tynwald, the Isle of Man government, believed to be the oldest continuous parliamentary body in the world.

The famed TT races, held on the Island for over 100 years, start and finish the 37 miles course from about half a mile down the road and the course passes the woodland to the rear known as The Nook. A private viewing position.

The Isle of Man has excellent leisure facilities throughout the island, golf courses and specialty sports offerings as well as excellent sailing facilities. The favourable tax regime is another attractive feature of the island as well as easy access by aeroplane or ferry services.

Description
This is a formidable residence extending to over 10,000 sq ft with amazingly flexible space providing a principal family area, extended reception and entertaining areas , a panelled snooker room and a superbly appointed leisure suite including a 50' swimming pool, gym and garden room.

Equally suited to an extended family as for entertaining, there is ample staff accommodation and potentially two further self contained guest suites or for providing home offices with reception areas and a separate guest entrance.

The house is arranged in three distinct wings set around an award winning 'courtyard' garden providing a delightful outlook from the principal rooms and pool through large triple glazed windows and patio doors. Oak floors with marquetry borders set off the main reception rooms and this quality is reflected throughout.

Security includes a CCTV system, alarm and automatic entrance gates.

The gardens and woodland extend to about 2.5 acres in all, with a flat lawn to the east and a raised planted bank beyond. The six car garage lies to the side at the front and a large block paved parking area stands at the front. The extended portico allows one to alight from vehicles under cover and there is a separate front access to one of the apartment or office areas.

The award winning courtyard garden is beautifully stocked and includes water features, a pond and waterfall set amidst gravel pathways with a profusion of specimen shrubs and bushes. An alfresco entertaining area lies at the rear of the garden room with a chimneyed barbecue. Wonderful for relaxing after a swim or a work-out in the gym. A bridge leads over the natural stream at the rear of the formal gardens and leads into the woodland with a private nature trail and pathways, eventually leading to The Nook section of the TT course. There are a number of specially commissioned garden features including a summer house.

Accommodation

The impressive double height extended Ionic columned portico has double doors opening to the reception hall with polished Carrera marble floors and a splayed staircase flanked by Ionic columns leading up to the galleried landing. A cloakroom with w.c. lies off.

The drawing room features a Roger Pearson hand carved marble fireplace with an LPG wood burning style fire and French doors lead into the courtyard gardens. Concealed double doors open off to the formal dining room and the oak floor with borders extends throughout.

The dining kitchen is well appointed with Poggenpohl maple finish cupboards under Corian surfaces with a large granite topped island and features integrated appliances by Gaggenau, Neff and Siemens including a ceramic hob and an American style fridge and freezer. There is a 144 bottle wine store. Windows overlook the front and the courtyard. Double doors open off to the large family room with integrated AV system, a bespoke fireplace flanked by arched windows and French doors to the front. Again this room feature a bespoke oak floor with contrasting inlaid borders. A utility room is well appointed with Corian surfaces and fitted cupboards and houses the sophisticated heating system with zone controls.

The East wing includes the Library/Study with beautiful bespoke Canadian pine fronted bookcases, trophy shelves and panelling with a matching fireplace surround with marble insets. French doors lead into the courtyard gardens. The billiards room lies beyond with Canadian pine panelling and a full size snooker table included within the sale including a canopy light above.

The housekeeper's apartment lies to the rear of this wing and offers self contained accommodation with a separate external entrance. The living room opens off to the fitted kitchen, along with a fitted bedroom and a bathroom.

The west wing principally includes the leisure complex with a stunning Roman shaped swimming pool set in a beautiful marble surround with impressive Doric columns and a specially commissioned frieze to the inner wall. To the courtyard side there are opening panel windows. A Laga Holm Finn sauna/steam room, shower and plant rooms lie off. Glazed double doors open off to the garden room with its Velux panelled vaulted ceiling and Spanish style fireplace flanked by patio doors opening to the barbecue terrace.

The spacious gym is accessed via sliding glazed doors and features a mirror wall with a handrail and a maple finish floor.

The west wing has a separate access from a second hall at the front of the house as well as internal access and this provides the option for a home office. Currently providing a separate guest suite with an en-suite bathroom off this hallway and then opening through to the annex.

The annex is self contained and provides two en suite bedrooms off a hallway, a reception lobby, two large reception rooms and a well appointed kitchen, a cloakroom with w.c. and a boiler room with external access.

The first floor of the main house includes a gallery landing with a generous seating area, the master bedroom suite with a fitted dressing room and an en suite shower room and three further fitted bedroom suites.

Directions
The property is approached by leaving Douglas along the promenade and turn left up Broadway. Turn right at the traffic lights onto Victoria Road and continue through the first mini roundabout. Turn left at the next roundabout and take the first right, signposted 'Private Hillberry Green'. Proceed up this private road and bear right at the top where Winterbourne may be found directly ahead.

Tenure: Freehold

The owners of the property become shareholders of Hillberry Green Limited and contribute about £2000 p.a. towards maintenance of the communal driveway areas.

Services:
Oil Fired Central Heating
Mains Water and Electricity and Drainage

Fixtures and Fittings
Unless otherwise stated fixtures and fitting

Square Footage: 11,239 sq ft
Acreage: 2.67 Acres


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10 November 2016

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