The Vickerage, award winning eco house, Willow Lane, Eairy, Douglas, IM4 3HP, Isle of Man
We at Manxmove are delighted to offer this award winning Eco-House for Sale in a delightful semi-rural location. The house is one of the very highest performing on the Island. It won the Isle of Man Energy Awards 2016 ‘Best Innovation in the Private Sector’ and was also a shortlisted finalist for BuildIt Magazine best eco house in the whole of the UK in 2018.
Offering fabulous space throughout and designed for the family with spacious bright rooms designed and built by the present owner to the highest standards. Almost 4,000 square feet of luxurious house set in 2/3 acre of glorious countryside but within very easy reach of Douglas, Castletown Airport and Peel. Offering four reception rooms, 4 double bedrooms all with en-suite bath and shower rooms, three with dressing rooms and stunning views to the East and South of our beautiful Island. There are also 1,375 square feet of block built, slate roof outbuildings.
The house was built by a Chartered and Master Builder for himself having previously constructed the highest performance house on the Island which won outright the best Eco House in the UK 2017.
Apart from logs for the stoves the only fuel bill is for electricity which averages at less than £1,200. p.a., including running the office and workshop with 3 phase machinery. Every year the PV Solar Panels produce nearly 2000 KW/H of electricity and the Photo Thermal panels produce approx. 6,500 KW of hot water.
What makes a SUPER Eco House? The Vickerage is of traditional masonry construction but is built to far greater standards and performance than normal with massive levels of insulation, incredible air tightness to reduce draughts and high performance triple glazed windows and doors throughout.
The internationally recognized standard of Passive house (Passivhaus) requires that a dwelling should use less than 15kw/h per m2 per annum space heating. The Vickerage outperforms this standard using less than half of this amount which is approximately a 95% improvement of the energy a standard house may require for heating. Further information at the end of the property details.
Family Sitting Room With Log Burner
Sun Room – Games Room
Dining Room with ‘Secret’ Home Office
Dining & Entertaining Luxury Kitchen
Large Utility Room With Walk In Pantry
Downstairs Guest W.C.
4 Double Bedrooms, all En-Suite, 3 Dressing Rooms
Paved Frontage and Parking Area
Extensive Outbuildings Providing Garaging for 3 Vehicles, Workshop and Storage
Flat Lawned Garden and Patio Area
Greenhouse and Vegetable Garden
SITUATION (See Map Tag) Leaving Douglas on teh New Castletown road heading South past Mylchreests Land Rover garage, continue through two sets of traffic lights and then you will come to the Cooil Road Roundabout, take the third exit onto Cooil Road. (A24). Continue past B&Q and straight over the next roundabout. At the Braaid roundabout go straight across. Continue along and you drop down where there is a hairpin left bend, as you go round it the Eairy reservoir on your right, take the turning LEFT onto Tosaby Road, drive down and shortly on the left you will see a sign titles Willow Lane and The Vickerage, turn left up this lane and continue to the top bearing right where you will see double timber gates, these are electrically operated.
ENTRANCE HALLWAY (approx. 18’9 x 14’9) Oak and glass feature, galleried staircase to first floor. Engineered Oak flooring. Under stairs storage. Oak doors open into:
FAMILY LOUNGE (approx 29’0 x 14’4) Windows to the front and to rear. Feature wood burning stove set in an enclosed stone fireplace (plumbed into the central heating and hot water system) with Oak lintel mantel (reclaimed from Castle Rushen) and a tiled hearth. Coved ceiling. Engineered Oak flooring. Centre ceiling lights. Picture lights. Double doors opening into :
SUN LOUNGE/GAMES ROOM (approx. 26’3 x 14’5) Facing due south with large doors and windows to three elevations this room is a sun trap at any time of day without getting too hot. The flooring is Lyon tumbled Limestone, there is another feature stone fire surround with a Broseley wood burning stove with back boiler once again linked to the Thermal store. The slate bed pool table is included within the sale.
DINING ROOM (approx. 14’8 x 9’10) Space to comfortably seat 8-10 people. Centre light. Window with rural views. Coved ceiling. Plank effect ceramic flooring. Quadruple sliding pocket doors opening into the Study. Fitted Office furniture to seat two people easily.
BREAKFAST KITCHEN & FAMILY AREA (approx. 29’1 x 14’4) Patio doors opening to the rear terrace, ideal for morning coffee, with distant sea and hill views and views over the garden. The kitchen is fitted with Corian and granite worktops. Oak circular breakfast bar. Deep pan drawers. AEG double oven, grill and microwave. Touch control hob with extractor oven and built in lighting. Fridge freezer with water and ice dispenser. Dishwasher. Hot tap. Waste disposal system. Plank effect ceramic floor tiles.
GUEST W.C. Fitted with a wash hand basin and W.C.
UTILITY ROOM (approx. 12’4 x 7’8) Space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Large amount of Oak base and wall mounted storage units. Single sink with double drainer and mixer tap. Window to the side. Space for hanging coats. Radiator. Inset ceiling lighting. Under floor heating. Large walk in pantry with shelving. Space for a fridge/freezer.
BOOT ROOM/LOG STORE (approx. 12’5 x 8’5) This multi-purpose room contains the state of the art Air Source Heat pump that can operate at up to nearly 500% efficiency and can be utilised in lieu of the log burning stoves if preferred. The room is currently used for storing boots, logs and recycling but could be used for a variety of purposes. It could very easily be converted to habitable standard if required subject to permission. Three phase supply with two consumer units. Double doors opening to the side and rear. Wooden architrave. Extensive shelving.
STAIRS TO FIRST FLOOR Stunning galleried landing. Two Velux windows with remote controlled openings. Exposed beams.
MASTER BEDROOM (approx. 26’1 max L shaped x 13’1) Fully glazed gable end with stunning views over the gardens and to the South with distant coastal views. His and Hers walk in dressing space with fitted wardrobes. Door into:
EN-SUITE (approx. 13’6 x 7’8) His and Hers wash hand basins on a polished granite surface with storage below. Slipper bath with mixer tap and hand held shower attachment. Walk in shower, wet room style, with drench head and hand held shower attachment. W.C. with hidden cistern. Chrome ladder style radiator. Storage cupboard. Tiled floor. Under floor heating. Window to the front with opaque glass and opener.
BEDROOM 2 (approx. 15’10 x 11’0) Spacious rear facing double bedroom. Exposed beams. Oak flooring. Window to the rear. Opening into dressing area with hanging space and window to the rear. Built in cupboard. Door into :
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Fitted with a double walk in shower with drench head. Wash hand basin set on a vanity unit. W.C. with hidden cistern. Extractor. Window to the rear.
BEDROOM 3 (approx. 17’3 x 15’10) Spacious double bedroom with window to the rear and rural views. Walk in dressing room with hanging space. Door into :
EN-SUITE (approx. 12’3 x 6’6) Fitted with a three piece suite comprising P shaped bath with shower over, wash hand basin set on a two drawer vanity unit with mirror above, white low flush w.c. Plank effect ceramic floor. Window to the side with opaque glass and opener. Extensive walk in storage areas with mechanical ventilated heat recover (MVHR).
BEDROOM 4 (approx. 13’6 x 8’6) Window to the front. Feature beam. Oak flooring. Door into :
EN-SUITE Walk in double shower with drench head and sliding door. Wash hand basin set on a vanity unit with mirror above. W.C. with hidden cistern. Velux window. Storage cupboard. Plank effect floor.
BOILER ROOM/LAUNDRY ROOM Several drying racks, cupboards and plumbing for washing machine. Timber 2 person sauna included within sale. Housing of the 1250 litre thermal store. Velux window.
OUTSIDE Lawned gardens. Mature trees, Greenhouse and vegetable garden, large paved area to the front for numerous vehicles. Patio terrace off the sun room and from the kitchen to enjoy your morning coffee.
Brick outbuildings totalling 1700 square foot including space for three vehicles. Mezzanine area brick roof. Light and power connected. Windows providing natural light.
INCLUSIONS Floor coverings, blinds and curtains.
RATES For latest rateable value please contact the Rates Office on 685661.
What makes a SUPER Eco House?
The internationally recognized standard of Passive house (Passivhaus) requires that a dwelling should require less than 15kw/h per m2 per annum space heating. The Vickerage out performs this standard using less than half of this amount which is approximately a 95% improvement of the energy a standard house may require for heating. There is an underfloor heating system to provide the little heat required which can be powered entirely by a log fired stove or the ultra efficient air source heat pump.
To effectively and efficiently capture excess energy from the wood burning stoves, solar panels or air source heat pump there is a 1250L stratified Thermal store.
The house does also produce its own energy, approximately 2,000KW/h per annum of electricity from the PV solar panels and 6,500 KW of hot water from the solar thermal panels.
With such an air tight house to maintain fresh air there are two Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) systems that remove any stale air pass it through heat exchangers to ensure that fresh air coming in to the building is pre heated with 90% efficiency.
Watching all this energy being saved, and produced, may sound very complicated, it could even become a fascinating new hobby, or just leave it alone to do its thing and it all works with less maintenance than a standard boiler.
Apart from logs for the stoves the only fuel bill is for electricity which averages at less than £1,200. P.A., including running the office and workshop with 3 phase machinery.
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Allocated Parking Space
Cul De Sac Location
Enclosed Back Garden