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The Anchorage, Church Road, Maughold, IM7 1AP, Isle Of Man


Property Description

4 Bed >
4 Reception Rooms
3 Bathrooms
1 En-suite

Unique Historical Period Coastal Residence (see end of details re Historic information)
Enjoying Stunning Sea and Coastal Views
Presented in Fabulous Condition
Includes a 2 Bed Gold Award Holiday Bungalow in the grounds
4 Spacious Receptions Rooms Plus Study
Kitchen, Utility Room and Downstairs W.C.
4 Bedrooms Plus 3 Bathrooms (1 En-Suite)
Mature Walled Gardens and Terraced Areas
Private Steps to the Beach
Two Outbuildings Plus Wood Store
Gas Fired Central Heating
New Klargester Biodisc BA Private Drainage System Installed 2012
No Onward Chain

SITUATION Travelling out of Ramsey on the coast road travel over the tram lines and take the first turning on the left into Maughold. Continue down over the tram lines and continue along past the turning on the left to the beach and keep going and you will see The Anchorage on the left hand side clearly identified by our Manxmove For Sale board.

AGENT’S COMMENT – “Situated in Port E Vullen, Maughold in the North of the Isle of Man, 3 miles away from the Town of Ramsey, The Anchorage is a delightful family home historically going back to 1660 when it was a grain mill for the Christian family. Situated on the beautiful coastline of Port e Vullen with steps down to the shoreline from the lawned rear garden. It has a detached 4* Gold rated holiday bungalow in the grounds that was built to a high standard 4 years ago and offers fabulous accommodation and coastal views. Ample parking to the front for 6 vehicles”.

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE Double doors opening into :

HALLWAY Stairs to first floor. Original tiling and stripped wooden flooring. Beautiful alcoving. Electricity meter. Large under stairs storage cupboard. Door into :

DRAWING ROOM (approx. 28’0 x 18’0) Fabulous L shaped room with large picture windows to both sides and to the front. Door opening out onto a balcony area with uninterrupted sea views of Port e Vullen. Original stripped floor boards. Ceiling coving. Built-in drinks cabinet. Opening into :

SITTING ROOM (approx. 19’0 x 13’10) Lovely welcoming room with walk in bay window to the front providing lots of natural light. Exposed wooden flooring. Feature wood burning stove sat on a slate hearth with slips and mantel over with built in wooden bookshelves to either side. Coved ceiling. Television and telephone points.

DINING ROOM (approx. 16’2 x 13’9) Attractive dining room situated just off the kitchen. Large window to the rear and window to the front with sea views overlooking the balconies. Attractive built in china display cupboard. Unique Kachelofen masonry stove, which is filled once a day and was installed by Stove Mason in Perthshire.

KITCHEN (approx. 17’7 x 10’10) The kitchen is in two areas and has been fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units in beech with brushed aluminium handles. Installed by In Toto approximately 4 years ago. One and a half bowl stainless steel sink. Neff induction hob. Sea views. Amtico flooring. The second area of the kitchen houses the double oven and grill. Pull out larder units. Window with sea views. Amtico flooring. This room could be knocked through to the rooms behind to enlarge the kitchen.

SUN ROOM (approx. 12’9 x 10’2) Door to the front terrace which enjoys the sun all day long and overlooks the garden. Amtico flooring.

Rear hallway with built in storage.

DOWNSTAIRS W.C. White low flush w.c. Corner pedestal wash hand basin. Window with sea views.

STUDY (approx. 12’3 x 6’9) Lovely study with uninterrupted sea views over the beach and coastline up towards Bride. Built in shelving. Telephone point.

UTILITY AREA (approx. 14’0 x 7’10) Situated to the rear and housing the modern Worcester oil fired central heating boiler and Megaflo system. Space for a washing machine and tumble dryer. Fitted with a base unit with double stainless steel sink above. Half uPVC glazed door opening to the terrace and front garden. Door into :

DOWNSTAIRS W.C. White low flush w.c. Pedestal wash hand basin. Window with sea views. A loo with a view! Solid concrete floor.


SPACIOUS LANDING Lovely bright area with Velux window providing plenty of natural light.

BEDROOM 1 (approx. 18’3 x 14’0) Spacious master bedroom with window to the side and window to the front with stunning sea views. Ornate cast iron fireplace with inset tiles and integral mantel over. Built in double wardrobes with storage above. Exposed beams. Door into :

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM Corner shower with sliding curved door. Wash hand basin set on a vanity unit with storage below and mirror fronted storage above. Built in shelving to the side. White low flush w.c. Chrome ladder style radiator.

BEDROOM 2 (approx. 14’7 x 13’0) Lovely size double bedroom with window to the front with rural views. Two built in double wardrobes with storage above. Exposed beams. Access to loft.

BEDROOM 3 (approx. 16’0 x 13’10) Spacious double bedroom with exposed floor boards and semi-vaulted ceiling. Windows to the front and rear with sea views. Built in double wardrobes with storage above.

BEDROOM 4/STUDY (approx. 12’4 x 7’4 max) Presently used as a Study. Telephone and television points. Exposed floor boards. Window with sea view.

SHOWER ROOM 1 Fitted with a corner shower with sliding doors. Wash hand basin set on a vanity unit with illuminated mirror fronted cabinet above. Wall mounted mirror. White low flush w.c. Radiator. Large built in shelving. Window with sea views.

SHOWER ROOM 2 Fitted with a corner shower with sliding doors. Wash hand basin set on a vanity unit. White low flush w.c. Tiled walls. Window to the front. Extractor.

OUTSIDE Walled gardens surround the property. The front garden is laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs. Large block paved patio area accessed from the Sun Room. Lawned area to the side and block paving leading to the rear of the property. Large lawned area to the rear and additional patio area overlooking the sea and coastline up to Bride and the north of the Island. Fabulous spot for morning coffee, bbq’s etc. Private steps leading to the beach. Wood store. Two outbuildings offer additional storage space and have been recently maintained and upgraded. Klargester Biodisc BA private drainage system installed 2012. The sea boundary wall has been reinforced in the last four years by the present owners and has never flooded. Gated side entrance to allow boats to be brought up to the front lawn if required. Outdoor power connected. The terraced balcony runs along the front of the property and around to the Utility room door.

Sat within the grounds is a detached two bedroom holiday cottage that has been built in the last four years and has a Gold Tourism Award for four star self catering accommodation.


The Anchorage Cottage is a delightful cottage designed and built by the present owners to a very high standard. The accommodation comprises :

* Feature wooden pillars from the Queens Pier in Ramsey

* Clad in Cedral Weatherboard made by Marley Eternit

* Open Plan Kitchen/Living Area, Separate Utility Room

* 2 Double Bedrooms both En-Suite

* Seating area to the side and to the front with uninterrupted sea views

* Steps down to the beach

* uPVC Double Glazing, Plastic Soffits and Fascias

* Oil Fired Central Heating

* Shared Private Draining with The Anchorage main house

ENTRANCE HALLWAY Spacious hallway with high ceilings. Laminate flooring.

OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/LIVING AREA (approx. 25’8 x 15’6) Fabulous room with vaulted ceilings giving a lovely feeling pf space. Panoramic views over the beach, coastline and sea. Velux window. Fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units. Work surfaces with one and a half bowl stainless steel sink. Hotpoint hob and Neff double oven and grill. Integrated Bosch dish washer. Integrated fridge/freezer. Housing of the Worcester central heating boiler. Windows to both sides. Telephone point. LIVING AREA Feature wood burning stove. Television point. Two circular nautical port holes. Carpet.

BEDROOM 1 (approx. 12’0 x 9’10) Presently set up as a twin room. Built in wardrobes with storage space above. Window to the side and Velux window to the side. Opening into :

EN-SUITE Corner shower with curved sliding doors. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low flush w.c. Radiator. Mirror fronted bathroom cabinet. Shaver point and light. Window to the side with opaque glass and openers. Laminate floor. Extractor.

BEDROOM 2 (approx 15’10 x 9’10) Spacious double bedroom with built in up and over furniture, wardrobes and chests of drawers. Window to the side and Velux window. Dressing area alcove with wardrobe and window to the front.

EN-SUITE Double size shower with sliding doors. Wash hand basin set on a vanity unit with drawers and storage below. White low flush w.c. Radiator and towel warming radiator. Two windows to the front, one window to the side with blinds. Mirror fronted bathroom cabinet. Laminate floor. Extractor.

UTILITY ROOM (approx. 5’0 x 6’5) Low flush w.c. Glass wash hand basin. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a tumble dryer. Laminate flooring. Radiator. Extractor fan.

OUTSIDE Large decking area to the side with stunning views. Shed. Built in store.

RATES For latest rateable value please contact the Rates Office on 685661.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION The Anchorage was named in the 1890’s but the original name of the house was Mill Croft. The house once housed a grain mill set up by the Christian family in 1660 and you will can still see the three wheel arches from the garden and the shore.

The Anchorage has an interesting background, the book ” The Ginger Man ” by J.P. Donlevey (published in 1955) was part written in The Anchorage and there are several references to the property in the book. The Ginger Man was named one of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century by the Modern Library in 1998. It has sold 45 million copies world-wide and never been out of print.

In the late 1800’s this property was owned by Mr Charles Banks Nelson a member of the old and respected Bride family. His father and grandfather were Rectors of Bride. Mr C.B.Nelson was the Chairman of the Manx Northern Railway Company and was a Director of the Dumbells Bank for many years, he was involved in the Dumbells Bank trial and served 5 years penal servitude for publication of false balance sheets. In 1895 he returned to Ramsey working as a Lawyer’s Clerk, managed to clear his debts and was admitted to the Manx Bar by Lieutenant Governor Raglan. Mr C.B.Nelson sold The Anchorage to William Goldstraw in September 1896 for £113.00 Mr Goldstraw died in 1917 and the property was sold to Mr Walter Brown. It was then sold in a Coroner’s Auction to the Calvert family in 1933. The anchor which can be seen at the front of the property was purchased by Mr Harry Reeves from Laxey harbour in the 1980’s.

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DISCLAIMER Whilst Manxmove Ltd believe that these details are correct, neither Manxmove Ltd or their clients guarantee their accuracy in any way. Consequently, these details are not to be used to form part of any legally binding contract. Prospective purchasers or tenants are advised to visit this property to satisfy themselves as to the correctness of these details. Please note, we use wide angle camera lenses in order to show as much of each room as possible. This is not intended to mislead any prospective purchasers or tenants in any way and an honest verbal description is always available prior to viewing if required.

Stunning Period Property

Cottage Within Grounds

Sea & Coastal Views

Well Maintained

Gas Fired Central Heating

Walled Gardens

Central Heating
Double Glazing
Excellent Views
No Onward Chain
Park nearby
School nearby


Property ID:   21294

Call:   01624 619966

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