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Upper Ballavarkish Cottages


From £450.00
Upper Ballavarkish Cottages


Upper Ballavarkish Cottages are set in seven acres of idyllic Manx countryside, commanding stunning panoramic views down to the south coast, up to the Round Table to the rear and to Snaefell and beyond to the north. They offer modern facilities in a timeless setting with easy access to some of the Island’s most beautiful walks and cycle rides and to key motorcycling events.

Barely a mile from the Southern 100 course and within easy reach of some of the Island's most challenging bicycle rides (both on and off road), these two self-catering cottages afford ideal flexibility.  There are spectacular hill climbs and walks nearby and throughout the Island, from breathtakingly beautiful coastal and hilltop paths to wooded glens and unspoiled open heathland.

Sited in two sensitively and attractively converted barns, the cottages are situated directly across the courtyard from the owners' farmhouse and have generous off-road parking to the rear for cars, vans, motorcycles and trailers.  The field to the rear of the cottages' car park affords spectacular, uninterrupted views of the night sky.  There are three golf courses nearby at Castletown, Port St Mary and Port Erin and the steam railway runs in the summer months from Port Erin through Ballabeg Station to Douglas.

Full central heating and double glazing ensures year round comfort and there is Wi-Fi internet access available in both cottages. Both cottages are tastefully furnished to a high standard, offering modern facilities in a timeless setting.

Cottage 1 is a split-level cottage for two people, consisting of entrance hall, sitting/dining room and kitchen area, bathroom and double bedroom.  The living room has a large window which affords panoramic views of the south coast and has a flat-screen colour TV with Freesat from Sky.  The kitchen area includes built-in elecric oven and hob, microwave, washer-dryer, fridge/freezer, filter coffee-maker etc.  Stairs lead up from the hall to the vaulted-ceiling double bedroom which has retained original roof beams and exposed timber.  A separate bathroom/WC with over-bath shower is accessed from the hall area.

Cottage 2 is a two-bedroom, two storey converted barn with spacious accommodation for four people.  The large sitting room enjoys commanding views over Castletown and the south-eastern coastline.   A 37" flat-screen TV with Freesat from Sky and a DVD player are provided.  The kitchen/dining room also has beautiful coastal views and the kitchen includes built-in electric oven and hob, microwave, washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, microwave oven and filter coffee maker etc.  Both bedrooms on the first floor have vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and timber.  The master bedroom has a super king sized bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower bath.  The second bedroom has twin beds and an en-suite shower room.

Prices are fully inclusive and there are no additional charges for electricity or heating.  All bed linen and towels, but not beach towels are provided.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Upper Ballavarkish Cottage 1£450.00 per unit per week
Upper Ballavarkish Cottage 2£600.00 per unit per week

*Weekly tariff:
Cottage 1 (2 Persons):
1 Jan-10 May: £450
11 May-13 Sept: £600
14 Sept-20 Dec: £450

Cottage 2: (4 persons)
1 Jan-10 May: £550
11 May-13 Sept: £750
14 Sept-20 Dec: £600


Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking
  • Secure cycle storage

Payment Methods

  • BACS accepted
  • Cheques accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Central Heating
  • Bath
  • Cyclist Friendly
  • Drying Facilities
  • DVD Player
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Hair Dryer
  • Ironing facilities
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Linen available free of charge
  • Linen provided
  • Microwave
  • Onsite parking next to unit
  • Radio
  • Shower
  • Stargazer Friendly
  • Television
  • TT & Biker Friendly
  • Tumble dryer
  • Walker Friendly
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Welcome pack

Target Markets

  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for walkers

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available
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  • WelcomeBiker Friendly Biker Friendly 2020
  • WelcomeCycling Friendly Cycling Friendly 2020
  • WelcomeWalker Friendly Walker Friendly 2020
  • AccoladesGold Award Gold Award 2017

Opening Times

* Open all year apart from two weeks over Christmas

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Directions to Upper Ballavarkish from the Ferry terminal:

Turn left at the roundabout on leaving the ferry terminal and continue across the next roundabout 50 yards later.  Proceed out of Douglas and turn left at the roundabout at Quarterbridge on the A5.  Continue on the A5 to Ballasalla, turning right and then left at two mini-roundabouts, on to the A7 towards Ballabeg.  Continue on the A7, turning right at a T-junction into Ballabeg.  When the A7 turns left about 200 yards, do not follow it but continue straight ahead, turning off the main road on to the B42, signposted Ronague.  After about 50 yards turn right onto Grenaby Road (B40).  After 0.9 miles, Upper Ballavarkish will be found on the left hand side of the road.

From the Airport:

Turn right out of the airport and continue on the A5 over the level crossing to Ballasalla.  Continue straight across a mini-roundabout and turn left at the next mini-roundabout on to the A7 towards Ballabeg.  Follow the remaining directions as above.

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