DO you dream of falling asleep to the sound of the waves, bathed in the moonlight? - then look no further…
Situated at the centre of the sweeping Bay Ny Carrickey on the Isle of Man lies Grenea Cottage, which could well be the house for you.
The design of the house is as close to perfection as you might hope to get, in feng shui terms, with the rear, at the north side of the property, facing mountains, and the southern side facing the water.
It is also well located for frequent fliers, as it is just a short drive from Isle of Man Airport and the island’s private jet centre - offering frequent flights to London, Bristol, Gatwick, Ireland and many more destinations.
This stunning, lock up and leave, house and garden is contemporary in style but is even more desirable for being low maintenance.
So, it’s the perfect choice whether bought as a holiday home or permanent residence - and while appearing understated at first look, that all falls away once you step over the threshold.
Originally two cottages, the space has been wonderfully converted to a three-floor, four-bedroom property which makes the most of the sea views.
Each floor has two outdoor spaces to sit and enjoy the views - whether listening to the waves and the gulls riding the thermals or the sheep, cows or pheasants grazing to the rear of the property, there is always something to see.
Inside there four large en-suite double bedrooms, each with underfloor heating, oak flooring, doors and panels.
The third floor is home to the master suite – complete with 12ft windows at the front and rear, perfectly framing both the sunrise and sunset.
The remaining three en-suite bedrooms are on the ground floor, reached via a spiral staircase.
The kitchen boasts nearly 40ft of black granite worksurfaces, Miele appliances and a large mercury stove.
The dining area once again overlooks the stunning coastal backdrop though the front 22ft windows, bringing entertaining to a whole different level – just imagine watching the sunset over a glass of wine as the house lights up with the last orange glow of the sun as it sets behind the hills...
There is also a utility room, garage and oil-fired heating throughout the property.
The beachside garden is in an elevated position on top of the sea defences and at the highest point of the bay.
The front part of the garden, laid to shingle with numerous grasses planted, also features a meandering path leading to a rear ‘secret garden’, protected by cute painted beach huts.
A discreetly hidden studio and elevated party deck is perfect for entertaining on those balmy summer evenings and even more ideal for stargazing.
The property’s name itself says it all really as Grenea Cottage means ‘the place of sunshine’ in Manx - the language spoken by natives of the Isle of Man.
Owner Nula Tyson moved to the Isle of Man in 2008, looking for a change of pace to life in London.
Her parents, who hail from Liverpool and Ireland, came too and Miss Tyson claimed the “friendly, safe and nostalgic” way of life there suited them all.
“The kind, caring and friendly people welcomed us with open arms.” she said.
'They take you to their heart - especially if you join in with local charity and community events.”
She added: “My father was a deep sea ship’s captain and loved talking to the people at the various Harbours here, while Mammy said it felt like being home in Ireland – where she was used to living a very community-based life, with no one locking their doors.”
With a population of just 150 people per square km and 40 per cent of the island uninhabited, there is plenty of space to live, breathe and explore on the Isle of Man.
And with the island offering one of the lowest personal tax rates in Europe for individuals and no inheritance, wealth or capital gains taxes, there are plenty of additional reasons one might chose to relocate there.
Having loved her time at this property, Miss Tyson is excited for the next owner to enjoy a home that she describes as a “jewel in the Irish Sea”.
Grenea Cottage in Bay Ny Carrickey, Isle of Man, is on sale for £675,000 (ono).
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