Period double fronted detached residence set in a large established plot enjoying a sheltered position and a high degree of privacy within a mature woodland setting. Offering a rural theme this fine residence is within walking distance to the local shops and just minutes from Douglas town centre and the hospital.
The ground floor accommodation briefly comprises; imposing reception hall with a cloakroom (WC), living room with wood burning stove for those cosy nights in and a picturesque bay window taking full advantage of the beautiful setting, family room with second bay window outlook and an open fire, spacious orangery and a dining kitchen.
On the lower ground floor there is a basement room/gym area complemented by a sauna and shower room.
To the first floor there are four light and airy double bedrooms complemented by two bathrooms and this spacious area is extremely adaptable allowing a purchaser to increase the size of the accommodation by extending into the attic which the current vendors considered and had plans drawn which are available to view (planning now lapsed).
The extensive mature woodland garden has been developed over nearly 40 years to achieve a wildlife haven, a productive, sustainable, relaxed and relaxing beautiful green space requiring the minimum of maintenance.
The 5mx3m greenhouse is 2/3 paved has a productive apricot tree in the raised bed.
There is a “hedge” of cordon trained apples and pears sheltering the veg garden. Apples including Bramley, James Grieve, Discovery, Egremont Russett and Scrumptious.
Pears including Concorde, Beurre Hardy and Doyenne De Comice.
Other fruit includes a large bed of rhubarb, a fig tree and tayberries, elder flower, hazel and wild garlic.
There are many well established David Austin modern shrub roses around the house.
The woodland includes bamboo, ginkgo, alder, horse chestnut, silver birch, beech, Maple and a lovely Cornus Kousa. There is a wildlife pond and extensive natural marsh area with ferns, flag iris, a beautiful mature weeping willow.
In the spring there are carpets of snowdrops, bluebells and wild garlic....other wild gems include wood anemones, yellow pimpernel and bluebells
A log cabin, currently used as a ceramics studio, nestles on the lower lawn overlooking the wildlife pond and woodland. Rabbits, herons and ducks are frequent visitors.
The current vendors have used the whole garden for 37 years and there was a formalised agreement with a 21 year lease, from the owner, on the extra land at the bottom of the garden running from 23 April 2017 to 22 April 2038. There are 19 years remaining. There is an option to renew the lease in 2038 for a further 21 years for the sum £100 and it is written into the tenancy agreement that the current vendors may assign the lease to the future owners of Garth Mount. If the purchaser of Garth Mount wants the extra garden area, the vendors will assign the lease to the purchaser at no cost on completion of the purchase. There is a plan of the land available and is the last image in the photo gallery - red line is owned by Garth Mount and the area outlined in blue is the part of land which falls under the lease.
The range of outbuildings include three garages, workshop and garden store.
Inclusions All fitted floor coverings, blinds, curtains and light fittings
- Electric oven
- Microwave combi oven
- 5-ring gas hob with extractor hood
- Integrated larder fridge
- Integrated larder freezer
- Washing machine
Rates Payable Gross (2020/2021)
Windows uPVC double glazing