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Upper Mill, Ballanass Road, Lower Foxdale, Foxdale


5 Bedrooms / 3 Bathrooms / 3 Reception

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A Carefully Restored Former Mill in a Picturesque Location Featuring a Stunning Waterfall.
Enjoying Pleasant Views with Easy Access to the Airport, King Williams College & Douglas Financial Sector.
Beautifully Presented Accommodation Laid Out Over 3 Floors, Giving Great Flexibility in Terms of Use.
LOWER GROUND FLOOR: Family Room, Dining Room, Light & Airy Breakfast Kitchen, Utility & Cloakroom/ WC.
GROUND FLOOR: Spacious Reception Hall, Guest Cloakroom, Study/ Guest Bedroom & Conservatory.
Fabulous 21' 9 Lounge with Rural Views, Exposed 'A' Frames & Multi Fuel Stove.
2 Double Bedrooms with Craftsman Built Wardrobes & En Suite Bathrooms.
1ST FLOOR: 2 Characterful Double Bedrooms & Bathroom with a 4 Piece Suite Including Free Standing Bath & Shower.
Extensive Storage Space Throughout the Property. Oil Fired Central Heating, uPVC Double Glazing & Private Drainage.
Extensive Private Gardens, Approx 2 Acres Comprising Lawns, Patios, Seating Areas & Woodland Down to the Riverside.
Block Paved Drive for Approx 6 Vehicles, Garage, High Quality Workshop & Large Wooden Store.
Close to Main Bus Route & Adjacent to the Old Railway Line - Great for Walkers.


Travel out of Douglas in a Westerly direction along the Peel Road. Continue through Union Mills, Glen Vine, Crosby and Greeba, taking a left turn at Ballacraine crossroads onto the A3 Curragh Road. Continue through the Hope cossroads and into Lower Foxdale. Continue past the bus shelter on the left continuing for approximately 800 yards then turn right just before the brow of the hill into Ballanass Road. Proceed over the small stone bridge and Upper Mill will be found on the right hand side with plenty of off road parking.

Reception Hall

A welcoming area full of charm which continues throughout the property with many original and custom built features. A staircase with decorative iron balustrades leads to the first floor. Understairs cloaks cupboard and additional shoe store. Recessed LED downlights and smoke detector. Period style radiator. Telephone and internet connections. Decorative leaded doors with an exposed lintel above, lead into the study/ bedroom 5. Access to the guest cloakroom WC and bedroom suites 1 & 2. Steps up to the main lounge.

Lounge 6.63m (21'9") max x 4.27m (14'0")
A fabulous, dual aspect room with exposed 'A' frames and rural views via uPVC windows. Featuring a period stone fireplace with a glass fronted stove set on a slate hearth. Built in fireside cupboards and a further recessed cupboard. Wall light points. Small feature leaded glass panel. An enclosed staircase with display shelves, a glazed panel overlooking the garden, exposed beams and a 'Velux' roof light, leads to the lower hall.

Lower Hall

A uPVC window provides a pleasant wooded outlook. Glazed doors to the family room and dining room.

Family Room 6.25m (20'6") x 5.33m (17'6") at widest point
An angular, triple aspect room which is ideal for more casual entertaining. The focal point to the room is an exposed stone wall which currently provides an excellent display area. Double glazed patio doors lead out to a large deck with inset lighting, adjacent to the waterfall - a stunning natural feature. Recessed LED downlights. Mounting for a flat screen TV with a media shelf beneath.

Dining Room 5.84m (19'2") x 4.27m (14'0")
A spacious room which can accommodate a large dining table and chairs. Features include exposed, painted beams and a part of the original mills workings which are displayed in situ, with a toughened glass cover and inset lighting. Oak flooring. Enjoying hill views across the garden via a uPVC window. Wall lights. Three useful built in floor to ceiling storage cupboards. An oak framed, glazed door leads into the kitchen.

Breakfast Kitchen 4.75m (15'7") x 4.65m (15'3")
A well designed, dual aspect room with space for a farmhouse table and chairs. Having uPVC windows and a part glazed door to the east facing patio. Fitted with a timeless range of 'Ivory coloured 'Charleston Bone' wall, drawer line base, glazed display and drawer units together with pull out wicker baskets and quality 'Getacore' work surfaces incorporating a 1 1/4 bowl ceramic sink with a brushed steel mixer tap. Fully tiled niche suitable for housing a range style cooker, with an exposed lintel, recessed downlights and concealed extractor. Space for an 'American' style fridge freezer. Integrated dishwasher. Additional background tiling and counter lighting. Pull down mini TV. Tiled floor. Steps up to the utility room.

Breakfast Kitchen pic 2

Utility Room 3.20m (10'6") x 2.59m (8'6")
Fitted base units and drawers with glossy laminate work surfaces incorporating a 1 1/4 composite sink with a lever mixer tap. Background tiling. A uPVC window provides natural light and ventilation. Close boarded ceiling with inset LED downlights. Panelling to dado height. Slate effect tiled flooring. Plumbed for a washing machine. Space for a dryer. Cupboard housing the consumer unit. Door to the cloakroom/ WC.

Cloakroom/ WC 2.59m (8'6") x 1.37m (4'6")
Fitted with a classic white suite of pedestal basin and WC. Panelled to dado height with an illuminated display niche. Close boarded ceiling. Wall lights and extractor. Slate effect tiled flooring. Coat hanging rail.

Study/ Bedroom 5 3.35m (11'0") x 2.87m (9'5") min
A versatile, dual aspect room which is currently utilised as a guest room. Enjoying garden views via a uPVC window and internal glazed panel. A wooden door leads into the conservatory. Deep recessed cupboard/ wardrobe with a hanging rail and open fronted high level shelf. Recessed LED downlights and a high level TV point and bracket.

Conservatory 4.24m (13'11") x 1.55m (5'1")
A superb addition to the property, providing a lovely seating area for guests when required. Constructed of uPVC windows on a low wall base with a polycarbonate roof. Period style radiator. Power point.

Guest Cloakroom WC
Featuring classic wall panelling and a white suite of WC and hand basin. Wall mounted vanity unit. 'Addvent' extractor. Recessed LED downlights. Ceramic tiled floor.

Master Bedroom 4.47m (14'8") x 4.14m (13'7") max
A superb double room featuring a period stone fireplace with a slate tiled hearth. Dual uPVC windows with bespoke wooden shutters enjoy a garden outlook. Quality hand built wardrobes and dressing table with pull out basket storage. Recessed LED downlights. Door to the en suite bathroom.

Master En Suite Bathroom 2.84m (9'4") x 2.01m (6'7")
Fully tiled walls and floor complement the classic white suite of panelled bath with a folding screen and fully plumber shower together with a mixer shower attachment. WC and pedestal basin with a mirror and shaver light above. Inset down lights and extractor. Chrome towel warmer and glass shelf.

Bedroom 2 max 4.75m (15'7") x 2.72m (8'11")
A further double room accessed via a short flight of stairs in the reception hall with a high angled ceiling and exposed beams. Featuring a large built in cupboard to mezzanine level with access ladder. Dual aspect windows enjoying a stunning outlook with a part glazed uPVC door accessing a large flat roof. Bespoke built in wardrobes comprising shelving, hanging rails and basket storage. Door to the en suite bathroom.

Bedroom 2 pic 2

En Suite Bathroom 2
A spacious room which has been fully tiled in neutral tones to complement the classic white suite of panelled bath with a mixer shower over and a glass screen. WC and pedestal basin with a mirror and shaver light above. Vertical wall mounted, mirror fronted vanity unit. Obscure glazed uPVC window. Chrome heated towel warmer. Recessed downlights.


A uPVC window provides natural light. Exposed beams. Wall lights. Smoke detector.

Bedroom 4 3.58m (11'9") x 3.17m (10'5")
A pleasant double room with a deep set uPVC window and exposed, painted beams and 'A' frame. Having a single built in wardrobe over the stairs. Mid level TV and power points.

Family Bathroom 3.61m (11'10") x 1.88m (6'2")
A stylish, fully panelled room with exposed and painted beams and 'A' frame. Fitted with a period style suite of large double ended bath with a mixer shower attachment along with 'ball and claw' feet, WC and pedestal basin with an illuminated mirror above. In addition, is a large, quadrant enclosure housing a fully plumbed shower. Chrome ladder style towel warmer. Painted wooden floor. Suspended spotlights. Deep set, obscure glazed uPVC window and 'Addvent' extractor.

Bedroom 3 4.62m (15'2") x 3.25m (10'8")
A characterful, dual aspect double room with an airy feel. High angled ceilings with exposed, painted 'A' frames. Four uPVC windows. Wall light points. High level TV and power points.

The property which dates from around 1826 sits on a plot approaching two acres. The whole garden enjoys much privacy with many places to sit, play or simply take in the view. The main feature is a stunning waterfall which in days gone by was used to power the saw mills.

Front Garden
Steps lead down from the road to a front garden area adjacent to the conservatory and main entrance. The parking area is also accessed close by.

Garage & Parking Area 4.80m (15'9") x 4.11m (13'6")
A 1 1/2 size garage with an additional area to the rear which houses the 'Worcester' oil fired boiler and 'Mega Flo' pressurised hot water cylinder. Light, power and cold water point. Side window and folding door access from the block paved driveway which provides off road parking for approximately 6 vehicles. CCTV Security system and PIR lighting. Steps lead down from the driveway to a patio area which enjoys sunshine from the early morning.

Patio Area
The patio is adjacent to the kitchen and provides a handy seating area as well as currently being home to a hot tub which may be available by separate negotiation.

Rear Garden
Expansive, well kept lawns lead on to a further, more natural area towards the secure far boundary.

Rear Garden Seating Area

Side Garden Seating Area

Side Garden
Meandering pathways lead around the lower part of the garden, weaving through woodland. The lower boundary is the river whilst the upper boundary adjoins the footpath to St Johns.

Side Garden pic 2

Wooden Workshop and Shed
A useful addition to the property - ideal for those with hobbies. The first building is highly insulated and benefits from both light and power. The second provides extensive dry storage, both can be accessed via the driveway.


Additional information

Mains services are installed. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.


Fitted carpets and floor coverings.

Reference: W1000921


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