Close Taggart - Thie Rhennie

Ballaugh, Isle of Man
2 guests
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
NO PETS
5.018 reviews

Providing the perfect setting for a special break for two, Thie Rhennie is one of two identical cottages located well off the beaten track.

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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

EV Charging: Electric Vehicle charging is available via two external three-point sockets.

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 Bus Stop: 2.5ml

Damage: Important! We are committed to protecting our properties which is why we now take a £35 fee from each booking as a damage waiver. This is included in the price you pay and covers you for up to £500 worth of accidental damages to the property that could occur whilst you are staying.

Features

  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Private Parking
  • Linen Provided
  • Outdoor seating
  • Towels provided
  • Great for couples
  • Great for Staycations
  • Rural views
  • Self Guided Walks

Location

Reviews (18)

5.0
Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.9
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Edwin, Newtownards - April 6 "An Easter break"

We have enjoyed staying at Close Taggart on many previous occasions, and it's always a pleasure to return. After a warm welcome from Shirley and John, we quickly settled in to the cottage. It's warm and cosy, quiet, and very fully equipped with everything you could need. Looking forward to our next visit!¹

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Aileen, Buchlyvie - September 26, 2023 "Relaxing stay"

Excellent, friendly, warm welcome from John and Shirley - ferry was over an hour late and they were both there to welcome us. House was warm and cosy and a welcome basket of goodies and some essential provisions in the fridge, lovely touches. There was high winds on the Sunday evening and both John and Shirley were up early the next morning to remove a branch that was blocking the road to enable us to get our vehicle out to catch the the early ferry - can't thank them enough. Lovely, lovely people. Will definitely stay there again.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Kathy, Bridgnorth - September 11, 2023 "Above and beyond"

This was a beautiful property and we couldn't have hoped for a better location. Absolute silence apart from the breeze and birdsong. The cottage was lovely ... comfortable, cosy and clean. Shirley and John had provided so many unexpected little extras ... wine, biscuits,cuddly cat to take home, plus a few edible essentials. Very comfortable bed. The gardens were something else! As well as having our own small private garden, we were encouraged to have free access to the extensive gardens, where we found a wonderful tree house complete with wine and glasses. There were many seats, swings and platforms where we could sit with views of the hills. Shirley and John had developed a large number of walking leaflets which were very good as the cottages are located in an area with much interesting wildlife (including wallabies!) Couldn't have hoped for a better place to stay!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Edwin, Newtownards - August 17, 2023 "A return to Close Taggart"

This was our fourth visit to Close Taggart, and once again we received a warm welcome from John and Shirley. It was a real pleasure to be back; it's an idyllic, peaceful location, perfect for a quiet relaxed holiday. The cottage itself is extremely comfortable, and well appointed, with lots of little wecoming touches - the wine and chocolates were much appreciated! We also enjoyed in the evenings strolling through the beautiful gardens that surround the cottage. We're already looking forward to our next visit!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Ray, Eastleigh - May 24, 2023 "Very pleasant stay"

Hosts very helpful. Everything you could think of was provide. Even down to safe parking and car washing materials if needed.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
John, Northwich - May 20, 2023 "Perfect"

We loved the cottage and the garden. Everything was spotlessly clean and cottage had all we needed. Hosts were lovely and provided very generous welcome basket. Beautiful area of the island. Would highly recommend

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Edwin, Newtownards - April 14, 2023 "Return visit to Close Taggart"

This was a return visit to Close Taggart for us. The property is a home from home, in an idyllic peaceful location, and is immaculately presented, with many small thoughtful touches. John and Shirley are the perfect hosts, welcoming and helpful.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Buchlyvie - September 27, 2022 "Home from Home"

A 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.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Alan, Gainsbourough - June 22, 2022 "Holiday 2022"

The 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.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Robert, Bury - March 29, 2022 "Such a peaceful amazing cottage and hosts"

We 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

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Anne, Down Patrick - November 8, 2021 "Fantastic stay in a hidden gem of a property"

My 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

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Terry, Birmingham - September 17, 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

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Edwin, Newtownards - August 28, 2021 "A wonderful holiday"

We 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.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Richard, Port St Mary - June 11, 2021 "Away from it all"

We 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.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Tony, Dalby - May 7, 2021 "We loved it"

A 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.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Port Erin - November 13, 2020 "A warm welcome in beautiful surroundings and comfortable cottage"

It 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!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Tim, Colby, Isle Of Man - September 10, 2020 "A Second Visit to Close Taggart"

Everything about Close Taggart is exemplary. The greeting, the welcome pack, the gardens and of course the hosts. Cannot fault it in any way.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Barry, Isle Of Man - August 24, 2020 "A wonderful short break"

The 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.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0

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