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

Whether it’s a solo adventure, a romantic gesture or avoiding the hustle and bustle of Christmas, a winter staycation 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

Eary Cushlin, Peel

Hidden on the rugged western coastline just beneath Cronk ny Arrey Laa, sits the former home of eccentric recluse Colby Cubbon, who purchased the property hoping to escape the German bombing raids. Now owned by Manx National Heritage, the cosy cottage has something on offer for every outdoors enthusiast - as it nestles along the Raad Ny Foillan coastal walking route and neighbouring the South Barrule mountain bike trails - and !

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 

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.

The Old Coach House, Patrick 

The Old Coach House is set in its own extensive grounds with a large lawn, decked seating area and lovely uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. The setting is peaceful and secluded, providing the perfect getaway but still just a short car journey from Peel. Why not venture to nearby Niarbyl to witness the panoramic views for sunset, before heading back to enjoy a cosy drink by the log burner and experience the chilling country weather from the toasty comfort of your sofa and a good book.

Ballawyllin Farm Manx Dome Cottages, East Baldwin

These luxurious, high quality, open plan dome-shaped cottages make for a different winter staycation! The cottages, which are set in the grounds of Ballawyllin Farm within orchard and meadow areas, benefit from spectacular views down to the Baldwin Valley, which includes plenty of local birdlife and wildlife. Enjoy a break in nature and indulge in an outdoor hot tub and sauna experience, with beautiful and quiet views across to adjacent countryside - all just a 10 minute drive from Douglas...