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Thie dy Vea Retreat House

Type:Guest Accommodation

From £50.00
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Thie dy Vea means 'House of Life' in the Manx Gaelic language. We are a Christian Retreat House offering a warm welcome to all who are looking for a place of rest and refreshment.

We are based in Ballawattleworth House, a spacious victorian house located close to heart of Peel.

We offer 8 guest rooms, all named after some of the ancient keeills (chapels) on the Island.


KEEILL WOIRREY is our ground-floor fully accessible twin-bedded room with en-suite accessible toilet and wet room with shower. One bed is a standard single - the other single is electrically-operated, with fully adjustable bed height, and raised head and foot areas. There is also a rise/recline electrically-operated armchair. This is a spacious, sunny room, ideal for a guest who needs a carer or who has mobility issues.

Both the entire ground floor of Thie Dy Vea, and the garden, are fully wheelchair accessible.


KEEILL VAEL, LAG NY KEEILLEY, and CORRODY KEEILL are all twin bedded en-suite rooms (with shower). They're individually styled and carefully furnished so you can comfortably read or rest during the day - and have a good night's sleep too!

MAUGHOLD is a self-contained apartment within the house itself, equipped for a self-catering stay for two people.
It has a sleeping area with double bed, sofa seating, dining table for 2 and a kitchen area with sink, fridge, microwave, kettle and all crockery with basic kitchen equipment. The en-suite bathroom has a bath with over-bath shower.


BALLAWOODS, CABBAL PHERICK and St ADAMNAN are our rooms with character! Each has a double bed and is comfortably furnished. Please note, each one has sloping ceilings and beams which limit the headroom in some areas.
These rooms are not en-suite, but each has a wash basin. Close to all three rooms on the top floor there is a bathroom with bath and an over-bath hand-held shower. For top floor guests who prefer a shower there is a separate shower room on the First Floor.

Please note that the house does not have a lift.

GUEST LOUNGE AND APOTHECARY. The big lounge at the front of the house offers a place to relax and unwind. This sunny room has a small conservatory at one end. The apothecary is a separate front room which the Thie dy Vea community uses as its prayer space for our regular rhythm of prayer. Guests are welcome to enjoy its gentle atmosphere of peace.

GARDEN The house is set back from the road with a large lawn at the front and at the rear a spacious walled garden offering a haven of peace and tranquillity.

DRYING ROOM. We offer guests the use of a drying room, especially useful for coats, waterproofs and hiking boots.

RETREATS We offer a programme of retreats and other events throughout the year; details can be found in the 'what's on' section of our website.


Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Ballawoods, second floor front facing£50.00 per room (breakfast included)
Cabbal Pheric, second floor£50.00 per room (breakfast included)
Corrody Keeill, first floor front£70.00 per room (breakfast included)
Keeill Vael, first floor side£65.00 per room (breakfast included)
Keeill Woirrey accessible ground floor suite£70.00 per room (breakfast included)
Lag ny Keeilley, first floor front£70.00 per room (breakfast included)
Maughold, first floor with basic kitchenette£80.00 per room (breakfast included)
St Adamnan, second floor£50.00 per room (breakfast included)

*Prices are for single occupancy. For twin / double occupancy prices range from £80 - £120 depending on room. For more information on our rooms see



  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Age friendly
  • Disabled Accessibility - Ramp access along the side of the house. The ground floor is fully accessible. Ground floor Keeill Woirrey accessible suite with ensuite shower room.
  • Orientation visits available
  • Wheelchair accessible

Bookable Product Facilities

  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Non smoking rooms available - Smoking is not permitted inside the house.
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms


  • Additional meal details - We offer a limited lunchtime and evening meal menu. Advanced booking is necessary the evening before a meal is required.
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal - Evening meals available by arrangement
  • Serve lunch - A simple lunch menu is available.

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • German spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - Peel golf course is a five-minute walk away
  • Swimming pool - Western swimming pool is a 5 minute walk away

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Car parking is available for guests in the car park at the front of the house.
  • Secure cycle storage

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • American Express accepted
  • BACS accepted
  • Cheques accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Central Heating
  • Central heating throughout
  • Cyclist Friendly
  • Drying Facilities
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Group Friendly
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Number of Shared Bathrooms - The three second floor rooms share a bathroom with bath. A shower room is also available off the first-floor landing.
  • Separate guests lounge
  • Stargazer Friendly
  • TT & Biker Friendly
  • Walker Friendly
  • Wi-Fi

Provider Features

  • Non smoking establishment

Target Markets

  • Marketed to any other specialist market - We are members of the Retreat Association.
Ballawattleworth House, Tynwald Road, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1JP
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Opening Times

* We are normally open all year round. But our programme of residential retreats means that there will be times during the year when the house is not available to other visitors.
To view our retreat programme go to the 'What's On' page of our website.

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From the Sea Terminal, come along the A1 to Peel. From Ronaldsway Airport which is at Ballasalla come along the A3 to St Johns, then turn onto the A1 towards Peel. On entering Peel you will come past the Queen Elizabeth II High School, on your right.  A little further on you'll see a brown sign on the right pointing to Peel Golf Club. Look for the next telegraph pole on the right - our driveway is immediately after the pole, again on the right.

Parking is available on site at the front of the house.

Public Transport Directions

By bus

The Island has an excellent bus service. From Douglas, catch a number 5 or 6 bus from Lord Street bus station. The journey will take approx. 35 minutes. 

From the airport, first catch a bus to Douglas.

For more information about timetables and ticketing options go to

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