We know you will be delighted when you arrive at Close Taggart. These two gold award holiday cottages, Thie Rhennie ("House of Ferns") and Thie Lough ("House of the Lake") can be found well off the beaten track, deep in the countryside, about two miles from the nearest small supermarket, bus routes and village, and six from the nearest town (Ramsey).
Thie Rhennie has one bedroom and provides the perfect setting for a special break for two.
The owners live on site and will be on hand to greet you and provide any assistance you require, you will have total freedom to enjoy the extensive grounds of Close Taggart which includes a tree house and viewing platform high up in the trees, where you can sit and enjoy a complementary glass of wine. In addition, a further viewing platform provides fabulous views of the setting sun to the west. There is also a summerhouse for guests to use.
The holiday cottages are a great base for nature lovers. The Curraghs where the cottages are located, is an area of wetland and a rich haven of biodiversity with rare flora and fauna. Wild wallabies, normally found in warmer climes, are also thriving here. The animals, native to Australia and Tasmania, have been flourishing ever since a pair escaped in the 1970s from the Curraghs wildlife park, a short distance from the cottages. Researchers believe now there are more than a 100 living in the wild. It is possible to see wallabies living in the wild on one of the short walks from the cottages.
We are very willing to assist with mobility issues, but unfortunately we are unable to accommodate full time wheel chair users due to the layout of the cottage. You can park close to the entrance, with a gravel/grassed area and cobblestones leading to two small entrance steps. Inside the cottage the kitchen and lounge are on the ground floor with normal width stairs leading to the bedroom and bathroom on the first floor.
Kitchen/Dining area: Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, microwave, dining table & chairs
Lounge: Electric fire, comfortable three piece suite, dresser, TV & DVD player
Bedroom 1: Double bed, dressing table, wardrobe, bedside tables
Bathroom: Bath with handheld shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Study: Desk, chairs, music system, sofa.
External Utility Room: With Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Visit Isle of Man rating: 4 Star Gold Award
Parking: Private Covered Parking
Changeover Day: Flexible, arrive 3pm, depart 10am
Pets: No pets accepted
Children: Not suitable
Power & Heating: Included
Wifi: Free Wifi included
Bedding & Linen: Bed linen and towels provided.
Shop: 2.5 ml Pub: 2.5 ml
FeaturesFree Wifi, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Private Parking , Linen Provided , Outdoor seating, Towels provided, Great for couples, Great for Staycations, Rural views, Self Guided Walks
Map and directions
Guest, Buchlyvie wrote a review on 27th of September 2022
Home from HomeA warm welcome awaited us from the owners John and Shirley, they were fantastic as we were later in arriving - the cottage was nice, warm, cosy and welcome surprises. We were over for a specific event, however there was lots of information on things to do in the welcome pack. I would of loved to wander around the garden but it was too dark by the time we got back in the evening. We would definitely recommend this cottage. Loved the location as it was out of town and remote, perfect, We will definitely be back.
Alan, Gainsbourough wrote a review on 22nd of June 2022
Holiday 2022The description does not do the cottage justice, immaculate inside,attentive hosts who more than go the extra mile, gardens you can walk,and sit in,and total silence all together marvellous.
Robert, Bury wrote a review on 29th of March 2022
Such a peaceful amazing cottage and hostsWe had an amazing time here in the cosy little cottage, tucked away in a lovely peaceful area of the north of the island. A very memorable stay, with deep healing of the heart, mind and soul. John and Shirley are and were wonderful hosts, and everything you could possible ever need was there ( or tucked away neatly in a draw or cupboard). The cottage was super cosy and very relaxing. The gardens and grounds were very welcoming for walks and getting back in touch with nature ( with beautiful trees, flowers and perfectly mowed lawns ). Will always remain a special place in our hearts; and we will definitely be back again soon. Really sad to leave: and we could happily spend the rest of our lives there perfectly content. Thank you John and Shirley. Love, Rob and Melissa
Anne, Down Patrick wrote a review on 8th of November 2021
Fantastic stay in a hidden gem of a propertyMy stay here was very enjoyable indeed, on arrival shirley and john give me a very warm welcome. The cottage is old fashioned and quint so this was just perfect for me, it even had a Po under the bed lol, which I didn't use incase you are wondering. Shirley and john provided groceries in the fridge, along with a fresh basket of fruit and a bottle of red wine, all of which was gratefully welcomed. When I headed upstairs there was also a box of after eight left on my bed, along with a little kitten called manxie to take back to ireland, he has grown a lot. I then took myself for a walk round their garden, you will be very surprised to see all the different things you come across, throw a stick for their pet sheep she loves that. What I loved most was the tree swing, and pictures of johns family in the study room add character to the cottage. Shirley and john kindly offered to take me to the local shop as I had no car, which is essential due to it's remote location. They kindly took me for a wee drive, showing me places to visit and were they do their daily walks, they are both very fit john once wrestled a bear, brave bear i say lol. My favourite part was when we stopped of at the shore to watch the big waves, it was beautiful. Upon leaving the cottage I realized I left my coat behind, john very kindly offered to meet me and return it, all these wee touches just made for an amazing stay.x
Terry, Birmingham wrote a review on 17th of September 2021
Close Taggart Thie Rhenish a delightful place to stay set in a beautiful garden.This delightful cottage is set in a fabulous and quirky garden and surrounded by peaceful countryside. The house is is beautifully presented, is well equipped and has everything you need for a perfect stay. Excellent walking from the front door and the owners provide information on a range of walks to suit all levels of experience. A generous and unusual welcome pack awaits you on arrival and welcome you with full access to their expansive garden
Edwin, Newtownards wrote a review on 28th of August 2021
A wonderful holidayWe had a wonderful holiday at Close Taggart cottages. John and Shirley were very welcoming, and were most helpful in helping us to plan a variety of walks. The cottage was charming - warm, cosy, and just right for a peaceful holiday. There were lots of little touches which made it special, and we enjoyed strolling round the lovely gardens in the evenings. Thoroughly recommended.
Richard, Port St Mary wrote a review on 11th of June 2021
Away from it allWe needed a break away from everything and this was perfect. Beautiful place to stay with plenty of walks nearby. We could chill and do nothing but listen to the birds and enjoy the special spaces Loved the little welcome pieces that John and Shirley scattered around. Close Taggart is a special place and we will be back.
Tony, Dalby wrote a review on 7th of May 2021
We loved itA very comfortable and quiet oasis, ideally situated for exploring the Curragh and all over the north of the island. With perfect hosts on hand for advice but otherwise rarely glimpsed and a lovely garden to relax in. Even fresh herbs to pick.
Guest, Port Erin wrote a review on 13th of November 2020
A warm welcome in beautiful surroundings and comfortable cottageIt was a delight to return to Close Taggart presently. The local walks, wetlands, wallabies, cycle rides and good eateries provide a relaxing change. John and Shirley are generous hosts with a wide knowledge of local features and insights. A gem of a stay!
Tim, Colby, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 10th of September 2020
A Second Visit to Close TaggartEverything about Close Taggart is exemplary. The greeting, the welcome pack, the gardens and of course the hosts. Cannot fault it in any way.
Barry, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 24th of August 2020
A wonderful short breakThe cottage has everything that you could need and there is so much attention to detail. Lots of lovely personal touches. The gardens are extensive and well maintained with a variety of features. And the hosts could not have been more welcoming.