Christmas is a time when we can get together with friends and family and create memories we can treasure forever. Few of us may have a house big enough to accommodate visiting friends or a big family celebration, or you may simply be looking for somewhere different to reconnect with your loved ones. 

Quality, quaint and quirky accommodation to enjoy with your family and friends is plentiful in the Isle of Man, with a fantastic selection of places to stay for big groups and special family occassions. From lovingly refurbished harbourside properties to grand houses set in the countryside, the Island caters for all generations and preferences.

Here are some of our top perfectly positioned picks:

Church Farmhouse

Sleeps  up to 12 guests across two adjoining properties

A rural delight, Church Farmhouse offers the perfect spot for rural relaxation and rejuventation - ideal for family get-togethers and small groups. Modern style and luxury combine here, creating a space to unwind and enjoy the surrounding countryside and mature private gardens to the east, south and west. You can Church Farmhouse set in the heart of the Island's south, near the peaceful Siverburn River and only a mile from the historic Castletown, and minutes away from the airport.

The farmhouse is split into two properties, Castle View and Church View. Castle View, the largest of their properties, has four bedrooms, with Church View providing an additional two bedroom acessible unit - combined these can accommodate up to 12 people. 

The entrance of Church Farmhouse, situated in the south of the Isle of Man

The Mill House

Sleeps up to 14 guests

The Mill House is a fully modernised, 500 year old converted Mill in a secluded beauty spot in the Island's south.  The property is set in 50 acres of woodland, farmland, and lawn and has a magical Fairy Glen with a salmon river. With seven bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms, they cater for groups of a minimum of 8 up to 14 guests for two or more nights. Six of the bedrooms open up directly to the great outdoors, a perfect way to let the crisp air wake and refresh you.

Eary Cushlin

Sleeps up to 9 guests

Escape from the world at Eary Cushlin, a historic detached farmhouse with buckets of charm. Refurbished to a high standard, it offers comfortable and practical holiday accommodation whilst taking in the unspoiled landscape and sublime coastline of the Island's west. Equipped for spacious gatherings, it has a dining room, kitchen and living room with open fire, giving you 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.

Eary Cushlin at night time, under a starry sky on the Isle of Man

Ballacallin Court

Sleeps up to 18 guests across three cottages

Ballacallin Court is set in the peaceful countryside, consisting of three interlinking holiday cottages: The Swallows, The Fuchsias and The Hawthorns. All three cottages have been awarded 4* Gold, each sleeping up to six guests (18 in total). Two barns are equipped for less mobile guests, with one having NAS ratings of M1, M2 and M3i. For adventurous families, Ballacallin is the perfect base for walks on the beautiful west coast, with easy access to Glen Maye with its spectacular waterfall and Peel, a quaint fishing village home to an ancient fortress.


Sleeps up to 8 guests

In Ramsey you'll find Europa, a contemporary Victorian house for groups and large families of up to eight people. It is just a mile from Ramsey Town Centre, which features a fine choice of restaurants, a distillery, eclectic independent shops and the popular Gelatory which serves up hot chocolate ice cream specials and warm chocolate brownies throughout winter.

Sunset Lakes Lodges

Sleeps up to 16 guests across 4 lodges

Sunset Lakes comprises four lodges set within 15 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, offering stunning views of the Manx hills. Sunset Lakes delivers the perfect blend between the indoors and the great outdoors - the finished lodges provide guests with the luxury you deserve, whilst the incredibly picturesque surroundings will offer you a fantastic variety of things to see and do during your stay.

Ellan Vannin and Packet House

Ellan Vannin sleeps up to 6 guests, Packet House sleeps up to 4 guests

Ellan Vannin and Packet House are part of a collection of refurbished listed buildings in an historic area of Castletown in the south of the Isle of Man. Ellan Vannin has three bedrooms and a comfortable open plan lounge and dining area, providing a great space for socialising and entertaining. A rooftop conservatory and terrace overlooking the harbour and one of Europe's best reserved medieval castles, Castle Rushen, provides a welcome spot to enjoy a drink or two whilst watching the world go by. Next door is Packet House, which sleeps four, so both properties could be booked together for a larger group of ten.

Ballachrink Farm Cottages

Sleeps up to 16 guest across 5 properties

Set in the peaceful surroundings of Laxey, the Ballachrink Farm Cottages offer panoramic views of the sea and mountains. The main Farmhouse is fully equipped for eight guests, with a further five properties - Cherry Cottage, Fuchsia Cottage, Holly Cottage, Primrose and The Dolls House - offering traditional charm and character. Laxey, with a quaint harbour, colour washed stone houses, lofty cliffs and sweep of seashore is just a mile or so down the lane.

The Barn at Ballaloaghtan

Sleeps up to 14 guests

The Barn at Ballaloaghtan is a fully modernised 17th century Manx barn in the heart of the southern countryside. The property, which covers two floors, consists of a kitchen, lounge, dining area, four en-suite bedrooms and spacious parking. Everything within The Barn has been completed to the highest possible standard, so it's unsurprising that it's been awarded an incredible 5-star gold. Within the fully-equipped modern kitchen you'll find a top-of-the-range cookers, cooling and freezing facilities and everything you need to make a delicious family dinner. 

Kionslieu Farm Cottages

Sleeps up to 21 guests across 5 cottages

Kionslieu Farm Cottages is a rural farm retreat with five charming self-catering cottages: Peacock's Rest, Haybarn Cottage, Turkeytree Cottage, Blackberry Cottage and Redwheel Cottage. The cottages cater for large families, sleeping between two to six guests, with open plan living spaces and supporting  those with level access needs. Kionslieu also offers a children’s playground and is perfectly placed to explore the rest of the Island.

With so many perfect properties for big gatherings, you'll be spoilt for choice on where to meet up with your visiting friends and relatives this winter! We're struggling to narrow the list so below you can find some additional properties that are well-suited for those group celebrations: