Where better to be in autumn than tucked in a cosy country cottage with the great outdoors on your doorstep but just minutes from the craggy coast and charming towns. Wrap up in your woollen jumpers and don the walking boots, take time to explore autumn’s vivid magical vistas, then return to your comfortable base for quality time together.

In autumn the Isle of Man is a playground of possibilities from glen walks, twisty mountain bike trails and many key attractions open till early November and year round ones too. When you visit the Island there is plenty of accommodation to choose from; perfect for an autumn getaway. We’ve selected some cosy country stays whether you are in company of family, friends or your loved one.

Family

Enjoy a relaxing family stay when you book one of these Island lodges:

  1. Ballavartyn Holiday Homes (East)

Set in the grounds of an equestrian centre, these six beautiful properties offer space, comfort and luxury. Each one is named after a famous race horse and caters for up to six guests; perfect for big family groups. And with them all being pet friendly you can bring your canine friend on your travels to accompany you on walks through our stunning glens. Ballavartyn is the ideal location for exploring the Manx countryside. Located only five minutes outside of the Island's capital, Douglas and within close proximity to the airport, sea terminal and local entertainment and attractions, you won’t have far to travel for your next autumn adventure.

  1. Willow Nook Cottage (West)

Nestled deep in the countryside lie two secluded cottages. Located on their own private farmland and with a garden and glen you will have lots to explore during your visit. Take in the autumn colours when you trek to the golden beach which awaits you a mile away. Follow the glen trail and find something magical. With the village pub and shops only half a mile away, you can pop out for a relaxing evening drink, whilst grabbing the essential groceries. Soak up the sun from the sheltered patio and enjoy lazy afternoons, fabulous sunsets, handsome sea views and starlit evenings. Fitted with solid oak furnishings, spacious guest bedrooms and character, these cottages offer an escape route for visitors seeking a well-deserved retreat from work. The cosy atmosphere makes it comfortable for snuggling down as the evenings grow colder.

  1. Ballagreyney Cottages (South)

A fully renovated mill sits alongside these two beautiful farmhouse cottages. Surrounded by rolling emerald hills and with breath-taking panoramic views of the south coastline, this is the perfect place for the family to stay. Soak up the Manx countryside from your kitchen or bedroom window. With footpaths, cycle routes and wildlife trails leading off the land in all directions, you’ll have so much exploring to do, and what better season to do it than autumn? Fitted with quirky features, a modern flair and a wood burning stove, the walls of these properties are well-equipped to fight off the cold and keep you warm as the autumn evening approaches.  Four acres of garden surround each cottage, with a nearby recreational area for sporting and leisure activities including tennis and croquet. Sports equipment is included, free of charge, so your kids will be entertained while you make the most of some well-needed relaxation time.

Friends

Enjoy time with your dearest friends at these properties where you can chill and explore to your heart’s content.

  1. Eary Cushlin (West)

Dive into the heart of Manx countryside and stay at Eary Cushlin; a detached farmhouse with buckets of charm. Over 200 years old, this property has been refurbished to a high standard offering a comfortable but practical holiday accommodation for you and your friends, which is easily accessible via a track road. Escape from reality at this rural retreat, whilst taking in the unspoiled landscape and sublime coastline on coastal hikes or mountain bike adventures. Equipped with a spacious living, kitchen and dining room, complete with a breakfast bar and open fire, you’ll have plenty of space to spread out and relax. Upstairs you’ll find four bedrooms which can sleep up to nine people. An additional king size sofa bed is available in the lounge. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity at this unique stay.

  1. Milntown Apartments (North)

For those seeking a getaway treat, head to the Milntown Apartments. Located in the beautiful grounds of Milntown Estate, these recently built self-catering apartments are elegant and stylish; the perfect place to indulge in some self-pampering and relaxation. Open all year round, each apartment offers two double rooms, with one exhibiting a bunk bed. Gaze out onto the Island’s most historic estate and gardens, as they turn colour with the season. Whether you’re here for a wedding, corporate event or private party, treat yourself to a lavish stay. And with only a ten minute walk from Ramsey town centre, you’re not far away from traditional pubs and fine dining.

  1. The Old Brickworks (North)

Explore the Island’s rugged coastline, striking landscapes and golden beaches from this charming hideaway. Built on the same footing and in the same external style as the 19th century worker’s cottages, the detached single storey property offers quality and character. Located only four miles from Ramsey and many attractions, it makes an ideal base to find new adventures. Featuring a rustic ambience, exposed traditional timber and a wood burner, this place is the perfect cosy stay in the autumn season.

Couples

Escape to these hidden retreats where you and your loved one can spend long, lazy days unwinding and at ease.

  1. Mount Auldyn House (North)

Stay in this beautiful period property, situated in Upper Ramsey. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere occupies this house, which serves delicious breakfast on a daily basis. Be spoilt for choice from the three 5* rated double en-suite rooms when you and your partner escape. Parking caters for both motorbikes and cars. Explore the five acres of woodland gardens and unwind. With the bus stop right on your doorstep, you can uncover an array of wonderful activities to see and do, whether it’s sailing across Ramsey Bay or enjoying a romantic sunset at the Point of Ayre.

  1. Croit Rance Holiday Cottage (North)

Filled with tradition, this handsome property is the ideal quiet retreat. Rolling countryside and picturesque landscapes provide plenty of exploration and inspiration for any couple. Only a 10 minute drive to the nearest town of Ramsey, you’ll never be too far away from shops and entertainment, including the local swimming pool, bowling alley, eateries and more. The long stretch of golden beach offers dreamy walks and endless strolls, for you and your partner to enjoy hand in hand.

  1. Ballawyllin Farm Manx Dome Cottages (East)

For couples seeking something different, try the quaint open plan dome shaped cottages at Ballawyllin Farm. Designed and built on the Isle of Man, these unique cottages feature all the modern luxuries from Wi-Fi, super-king sized beds, lounge area with wood burning stove and 55” TV with Freesat so you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied on rainy autumn days. The cottages are single story, easily accessible and offer picturesque views onto the farm orchard and meadows. For nature lovers this property is close to Baldwin Valley which is abundant with local birdlife and wildlife.

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