Set in the beautiful rural location of Ballabeg just five minutes drive from Castletown and the Isle of Man Airport Balladuke is a former farmhouse lovingly converted into a four bedroomed holiday cottage with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and coastline of the south of the Isle of Man.
Within easy reach of un-spoilt beaches and National Glens where spectacular views and Manx wildlife take centre stage. Enjoy a day walking and cycling, there are many trails available for all levels.
Balladuke was recently recommended by The Country Walking Magazine. With four bedrooms, sleeping a total of six people Balladuke offers a great self catering space for a family or group of friends.
Less than a mile from the Billown Circuit, the farmhouse offers the ideal base for those looking to watch the Southern 100 Road Races which takes place in early July each year and the pre-TT classic in late May.
Visit Isle of Man rating: 4 Star Gold
Lounge/Dining room: Comfortable corner sofa, coffee table, TV, log burner, dining table and six chairs.
Kitchen: Well equipped, containing washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer and cooker.
Family Bathroom: Bath, separate corner shower, w/c and sink.
Bedroom 1: Double bed (4'6"), bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, wardrobe.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds, wardrobe, bedside cabinet
Bedroom 3: Single bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinet
Bedroom 4: Single bed, chest of drawers
Bathroom: With W/C, and sink
Parking: Parking available immediately outside, in a small parking area.
Changeover Day: Flexible, arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Power and Heating: Electricity and Oil heating included in rent. Logs supplied for the log burner.
Free Wifi: included
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen & towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: A cot and high chair are available on request at no extra charge.
Shop: 1.5 ml Pub: 1.5 ml
FeaturesFree Wifi, Washing Machine, Cot Available, Log burner, Private Parking , Linen Provided , Hairdryer, DVD player, Outdoor seating, Towels provided, Great for Staycations, Rural views, Self Guided Walks
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Brian, Nr Preston wrote a review on 22nd of May 2023
Brian's reviewExcellent position for travelling around the island with bus services nearby. Peaceful and quiet . Owner very helpful.
Claire, Stoke-on-trent wrote a review on 22nd of December 2022
What a wonderful winter stay!Thankyou for a lovely Christmas break. Was such a lovely place to have a little Christmas stay with out family and apend time with relatives. Host Elaine was lovely and very helpful. Thanks again Claire
David, Brigg wrote a review on 8th of November 2022
Excellent repeat three week stay but next year's 40% price increase has put it out of our reach.An excellent three week stay. The farmhouse is warm and comfortable and the addition of the log burner makes for cosy evenings. The host Elaine was welcoming and extremely helpful with advice on where to take the grandchildren on Hop Tu Na. The grandchildren enjoyed the extra touch of a little table and chairs just for them. A visiting Jack and Lizzie gave my granddaughter someone to fuss over. The view from the top field was worth the walk. By putting out a few feeders she got to see a variety of bird life every morning from her bedroom window. We daily saw rabbits in the approach field and were even lucky enough to see a hedgehog, The farmhouse is ideally located for all the Southern Island attractions including local, reasonably priced golf courses. Elaine even provided a flag for my husband to practise his putting on the green/ washing line area. The only slight negative was a problem with the tumble drier but we just picked dry days to use the washing line. The grandchildren played in the yard at the back of the farmhouse but had to watch out for occasional heavy farm vehicles. This was our second stay at the farmhouse but an increase of 40% on the price for next year has, sadly, put it out of our reach for now.
Alexandra, Northwich wrote a review on 16th of July 2022
Wonderful FarmhouseGood location to explore the island. Wonderful farmhouse with great outdoor space to sit and eat and admire the views towards the sea. The host was extremely friendly.. Highly recommend the property for a family holiday.
Jan, Wirral wrote a review on 29th of June 2022
Great holiday with grand daughterGreat place wonderful host every thing to get you started and more in the way of food etc. Great setting for our family needs. Wonderful views of the south part of the island. Nice walks out the front door,
Guest, Congleton wrote a review on 20th of May 2022
Spring stayA lovely stay. We stayed last year and thoroughly enjoyed it. Booking again we were not disappointed. The owner is charming and made us very welcome. When we return to IOM we will definitely be booking again.
Corinne , Okehampton wrote a review on 6th of May 2022
Great place for a walking holiday.Immaculately clean, comfortable house with wonderful views. Friendly owner next door if any problems - but we didn't have any. The welcome pack of bread, cheese, milk etc was very much appreciated. Half a mile walk to the bus stop so may be wise to have a car even if you have come to walk, as we had. But the bus service was reliable so it is possible to get to several wonderful coastal walks from Port St Mary and Port Erin, using the buses. There is a large supermarket in Port Erin which has a good range of ready meals as well as fresh produce. A great place for a walking holiday if the weather is kind - though not for people without a head for heights, as there are sheer drops very close to the coastal paths!
Rochelle, Lancaster wrote a review on 16th of February 2022
Charming cottageWhat a great find, charming cottage warm and well maintained, fully equipped with everything you would need in a holiday home, nice little touch having bread, milk, cheese, tea, coffee and biscuits upon arrival. Our 3 boys loved having the outdoor space to play. We came to visit family and the cottage had ample space to accommodate us and our visiting family, we will without a doubt be booking again. Friendly and welcoming host too!!
David, Brigg wrote a review on 22nd of November 2021
Ideal locationSituated in the South of the Island this was ideal for visiting the many interesting places close by. Very comfortable and well appointed, modern and finished to a high standard. Owner very helpful and accommodating. Golf courses within 15 minutes made it all the more attractive.
Julie, Colby wrote a review on 21st of September 2021
Home from homeI would recommend Balladuke Farmhouse. It is spacious, clean and well equipped, with stunning views and ample parking. The owner, Elaine Taggart, lives nearby and is very friendly and helpful. Jack, the farm cat is so cute and super friendly. It was an deal location for our family birthday celebration with ages ranging from 12 to 85 years.
Amanda, uxbridge wrote a review on 13th of September 2021
Lovely farmhouse,ideal for familiesLovely farmhouse in a rural setting with lovely views.Ideal for families as entry if rooms.Super clean with all you need for your stay.Elaine the owner on site+available should you need anything.Jack the farm cat is gorgeous(but not Manx!).Lovely touch leaving a few bits to get you started(local produce;bread/milk etc).Only thing id like to have seen was some easy chairs(although there is a bench)to sit+enjoy the sun/views as we were blessed with good weather.Would return.
Andrew, Staines-upon-thames wrote a review on 7th of August 2021
Peaceful Rural RetreatThe property was well appointed, clean & comfortable in a beautiful rural location with views down the coast & out to sea. Elaine was very friendly & welcoming Great base to explore the Island
JAYESH, BOLTON wrote a review on 6th of August 2021
Good stayVery good location. Very clean and lovely farmhouse. Very good and kind owner. Good parking and secure house.
Amy, Ramsey wrote a review on 22nd of July 2021
Beautiful settingI booked this property for my sisters hen weekend staycation and it was perfect and the owner was so helpful would definitely recommend a stay
William, Maughold wrote a review on 29th of June 2021
Lovely home from home...Weve just had a 3 night staycation at Balladuke Farmhouse. We chose to stay at Balladuke for many reasons, the lovely location, handily placed for Port Erin beach, steam railway etc etc. On arrival we were met by the owner of the property who was very friendly and extremely welcoming. She was happy to chat about the history of this beautifully updated old farmhouse. The house itself is surprisingly spacious, very comfortable and well equipped. Our family group ranged in age from an almost 4 yr old boy to his 75yr Grandad. The fact that hay/silage was being turned during our stay was an added bonus for a tractor mad little boy. We are all happy to recommend Balladuke farmhouse to anyone looking for a lovely peaceful stay in the Manx countryside . We would thoroughly recommend using Island Escapes for a hassle free booking experience.
Anna, Ramsey wrote a review on 18th of June 2021
Great locationLovely traditional farmhouse, decorated to modern standards. New kitchen. Set well back from a very quiet road theres no traffic noise. Great location for exploring Castletown, Port Erin and Port St Mary
Maurice, Ramsey wrote a review on 22nd of May 2021
The stuff of dreamsA lovely farm cottage in a superb, peaceful location with stunning long views, plenty of room, and all mod-cons, including a new kitchen. Very pleasant owner, Mrs Taggart, on hand and very helpful. Will book again.
Ian, Laxey wrote a review on 12th of April 2021
My 2 week isolationI stayed in the property during my 2 week isolation after returning to the island. Obviously no one relishes 2 weeks on their own, but having said that, I can't think of a nicer place to spend the two weeks. The property is lovely, it has every facility you are likely to need, it is comfortable and the owner, Elaine, was very helpful - within the bounds of my isolation. Also the view is stunning, you can spend quite a lot of time just looking out from the window. Many thanks for arranging the booking for me. Ian Musgrave
Julie, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 13th of January 2021
New year staycationWe had a lovely family get together. The house is very comfortable and spacious. Stunning views. Very comfortable beds.
Josie, Lezayre wrote a review on 16th of September 2020
Highly RecommendedLovely house in the south. Beautiful views. Exceptionally comfy beds and bedding! Booked ourselves a staycation, best decision all year! None of the stress, the kids loved the house and the days out.
Fran, Vale wrote a review on 9th of September 2020
A beautiful house in a gorgeous location..Taking advantage of the Guernsey/Manx airbridge, we had a stress free week that we both needed. It was perfect in every way. Elaine was lovely and very helpful too. Hopefully we can maintain a link and come back again.
Sharon, Douglas wrote a review on 28th of August 2020
Very ImpressedElaine the owner could not have been more helpful to us during our stay. We had car issues and she was supportive even helping us inflate a flat tyre! Lovely place definitely would book again. The children loved the space and i have slept better here than i have in years. Spotlessly clean and pleasant decor
Rebecca, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 23rd of August 2020
Beautiful setting, pristine and comfortable accommodationOn arrival we were greeted by Elaine, the owner. The farmhouse was in pristine condition and set in beautiful surroundings. There was a lovely food welcome pack and there was everything we needed. We loved our stay here - thank you!
Guest, Sulby wrote a review on 6th of August 2020
We enjoyed a fabulous staycation at Balladuke. The views from the farmhouse are spectacular!We were made to feel very welcome on arrival. It was lovely to meet the owner who is really helpful. The Island Escapes welcome goodies of Manx produce were really appreciated. The facilities are spot-on. We had everything we needed. Great for a family and good location close to lots of activities in the South of the island. Would definitely recommend.
Susan, wrote a review on 1st of August 2020
Lovely relaxing vacationIf you want a peaceful and relaxing holiday this is the place for you, with gorgeous views across to the sea. The farmhouse is lovely and spacious with all mod cons and the owner, who lives nearby, is welcoming and helpful. Although in a rural location the property is close to the airport and Port Erin/Port St Mary. I really enjoyed my time here and would definitely stay again.