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This English country house on the Isle of Man has a 360-degree roof terrace

Frances Hedges
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THE PROPERTY: A rare architectural jewel, this country house on the Isle of Man’s Arragon Mooar Estate is designed in the Palladian style, but reimagined in an unusual elliptical form. Built in red sandstone with a domed copper roof, it enjoys a secluded location and 360-degree views. Spanning 280 acres in total, the estate is available for sale either in its entirety or in two separate lots (Arragon Mooar with 180 acres and Ballafurt Farm with 100 acres).

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THE LOCATION: Approached via a wildflower-bordered North Drive, home to a bronze cannon dating from the 17th century, the property lies in the southern part of the Isle of Man, close to the village of Ballasalla and about a five-minute drive from the airport, which operates regular flights to London City, London Gatwick, Manchester, Dublin and Liverpool. Both the historic capital, Castletown, and the modern capital, Douglas, are accessible within a 15-minute drive.

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THE INTERIOR: Every single feature in the property is designed to work seamlessly with its historical layout, from the cantilevered staircase in Ancaster limestone to the floor of the galleried atrium, with its three-dimensional-effect design. With six en-suite bedrooms, each unique in its decorative scheme, a drawing-room, dining-room, library and kitchen/breakfast room, the home is ideal for hosting guests.

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WHY WE LOVE IT: It’s the plethora of unique details that really make this property, from the bespoke carpets made in Thailand in each bedroom to the elliptical glassware and crockery in the kitchen.

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BUY IT NOW: Offers in excess of £30,000,000 with Savills