Holiday cottages in the Isle of Man


Enjoy a low mileage weekend escape in February

Having a great weekend away doesn’t have to involve getting on a flight or ferry. In February 2020 we have teamed up with Versa and Foraging Vintners to offer a weekend away aimed at Isle of Man residents, but with sustainability in mind.

The weekend staycation break is themed around low mileage, both in the distance travelled by the guest, but also low food miles. Versa is a pop-up restaurant located at Foraging Vintners in Port Erin which specialises in foraging for local produce. Chef Pippa Lovell of Versa won the sustainability award at the San Pellegrino Young Chef of the World competition in London recently.

 Pippa Lovell

We are aiming this at local residents to look close to home, an evening out in the south of the island without the need for a car or taxi home. Perhaps enjoying a walk the next day, or even a paddle boarding session!

For a special price you will receive:

- 2 nights accommodation at a selected Island Escapes holiday home in Port Erin or Port St Mary (Friday / Saturday in February 2020) 
- Complimentary bottle of Foraging Vintners fizz along with a welcome pack of local produce on arrival at their accommodation 
- 3 course meal at Versa on either Friday or Saturday night. 
- Winery tour and samples of 4 different wines at Foraging Vintners 


Port Erin Paddleboards will also be offering 20% off a paddle boarding session to those who may fancy an activity during the weekend (please book seperately)! 

John Keggin of Island Escapes said “As a UNESCO Biosphere partner we are committed to sustainable tourism, and have joined forces with another partner with similar values to demonstrate that  a stay at home weekend, even in February can be a lot of fun!”. 

Pippa Lovell of Versa said "All of my ingredients showcase the south of the island and I want this to be accessible for everyone, it is your island. Local businesses working together is a major contributor to our biosphere status on the island and I strive to continue this ethic in order to preserve the environment and our livelihoods.”

Pippa Lovell

The available dates are:
Now fully booked

With limited availability please email to book stating your choice of accommodation. 

Please note that this offer is not available in conjunction with any other offer, and Island Escapes gift vouchers are not valid with this offer. 

The properties available are:

Sea View Apartment, Port Erin (Sleeps 2 or 4) 

Sea View

Golf View Apartment, Port Erin (Sleeps 2 or 4)

Golf View

Grianane, Port Erin (Sleeps 2 or 4)


The Milking Parlour, Port Erin (Sleeps 4)

Alana House, Port St Mary (Sleeps 2 or 4)


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