Traa dy Liooar (time enough) as the Manx saying goes. There’s no better tonic than unwinding in a cosy cottage or luxury home in a secluded spot just minutes from the beach or countryside.

Whether it’s a solo adventure, a romantic gesture or avoiding the hustle and bustle of Christmas, a short winter break on the Isle of Man will give you the chance to relax and revive.

Unplug and find comfort in one of our many hideaways with room for one, two or squeeze in a few more of your loved ones for a relaxing family escape.

Just ‘be’ by the sea

Yn Thie Thooit (Little Thatch), The Lhen
Nestled in its own private yard, this cosy thatch cottage for two guests has tons of character and charm but all the modern comforts you could wish for. The sweeping marram grass and peaceful surroundings of Cronk-y-Bing Nature Reserve and Lhen Beach is only a short walk away.

Beach Cottage, Maughold
Set in a secluded pebble cove on the north east coast, Beach Cottage is a corner of tranquillity with a wide variety of serene walks along the dramatic Manx coastline. Visit the nearby town of Ramsey to visit the majestic Milntown estate and gardens, top up on supplies or visit the town bookshop.

Surfside, Port Erin
Stay on the doorstep of one of the breath-taking bays on the Island - perfect if you are seeking a little adventure, or just want to be beside the sea. The views can be seen from the living room of this former mill, but open the front door, walk about 20 paces and have the sand in your toes on the curved moon bay. 

Langness Lighthouse Cottages, Derbyhaven
Just a short drive from the airport and you can be standing on a remote peninsula surrounded by the emerald sea. The lighthouse cottages sleep 3 – 7 guests and are set around beautiful coves, arches, pillars and rock pools. Langness itself is an area of special scientific interest for marine and bird life so be sure to look out for the fantastic wildlife. You will also find a dark sky discovery site is also on your doorstep at Fort Island and the ancient capital of Castletown a short distance away.

Restful rural retreats

Valley Views Cottage, Laxey
In the middle of the Manx hills in its own 7.5 acres at Glen Roy Laxey, these friendly self-catering cottages and connecting B&B would appeal to anyone who enjoys countryside living and the peace it provides. Nearby Laxey is a picture perfect village offering plenty to explore.

Little Ballkewin Barn, Ballasalla
This is a small but perfectly formed luxury barn conversion which consists of a privately entrance and an independent holiday accommodation attached to the owners' residence. Just 2.5 miles from the airport and situated in the quiet village of Ballasalla, Little Ballkewin Barn offers riverside walks to the Island’s ancient capital.

Ballavilley – Pippin, The Dhoor
Up a quiet country lane a two minute drive from Ramsey is the five-star Pippin at Ballavilley, luxuriously equipped for two. The garden area is south facing and a short walk through the garden’s private woodland will take guests to the wildflower meadow. 
You can reach the Isle of Man from a choice of airlines operating from major UK airports. Most airlines operate daily flights to the Island with those from the UK taking as little as 30 minutes.
 

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