Yours for a cool £30 million – this is Manx country living in style.
Planning permission has been granted for Ballamona, a spectacular new-build mansion close to Port Soderick complete with its own lake and private beach.
Billed as ‘the ultimate destination for a country retreat’, when completed it will rank as one of the most prestigious new homes to be built outside of London and the Home Counties.
The 112-acre Ballamona country estate will boast equestrian facilities, farmland and landscaped grounds with a 20,570 sq ft house carefully positioned within the existing buildings, which include a restored farmhouse, tuck mill and stone barn.
Formal gardens extending to 23.5 acres include terraces, an infinity lake, tennis court, greenhouses and an orchard.
Beyond are several acres of parkland with mature trees and wild flower meadows, and the option for a private golf course.
Isle of Man-based property developer Richmond Square Group successfully applied for the planning permission in 2013 and says the development will be carried out to the highest possible standards, sourcing local materials and using a local workforce.
A company spokesperson said: ‘Our team has designed a legacy home that highlights and exploits the site’s potential.
‘Our proposal was deliberately expansive, working on the basis that every conceivable facility for a modern estate should be included, but allow for adaptability to suit the purchaser’s personal requirements.
‘It is obviously much easier to market a site if planning permission is already in place. We are highly confident this site with its scenic coastal position will appeal to a prospective buyer.’
It is expected that the property, which will be screened by existing and newly planted trees, will take around two years to construct and will create work for many local trades people and companies, including gardeners, decorators and craftsmen.
Local estate agents Chrystals has been appointed to handle the sale with Knight Frank (Country Division) also assisting with UK national inquiries.
Richmond Square Group specialises in designing and constructing luxury homes and employs a team of 20 local people, including professional architects, talented designers and its own construction force.
The company has received several prestigious awards for its innovative properties and is currently busy with projects at home and across Europe.
Full details and specifications, including artists’ impressions of how the finished estate might look, can be seen at www.ballamona.com