Holiday cottages in the Isle of Man

Yn-Thie-Thooit

Ballaugh, Isle of Man
Ref: 562727
In partnership with Manx National Heritage, we are pleased to present Yn-Thie-Thooit ("The Thatched house" in Manx).
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Description

This unique 4* self-catering cottage is perfect if you’re looking for holiday accommodation that’s extra special. Full of charm and character, you can look forward to a cosy stay in this traditionally thatched Manx cottage. A registered historic building, Yn Thie Thooit offers guests an unforgettable luxury retreat. The property is owned by Manx National Heritage and operated by Island Escapes on their behalf.

Situated in the North of the Isle of Man on the beachside at The Lhen, Yn Thie Thooit is the perfect location for nature lovers to enjoy the adjacent shoreline. With minimal light pollution the cottage also offers the ideal retreat for stargazers to watch shooting stars, meteor showers and even spot the Northern Lights.

Hear the curlews call and watch out for breeding birds including oyster catchers, ringed plover, little terns and meadow pipits. Off the coast seals, basking sharks and diving gannets may also be seen.

The thatched cottage is located in the peaceful setting of the Lhen Bridge and enjoys access to the nearby Lhen beach and Cronk y Bing nature reserve.

Week long stays can be booked Friday - Friday, with short breaks available too.

Visit Isle of Man rating: 4 Star Award

Safe, Clean, Legal COVID 19: Accredited

Kitchen: Fitted hob, oven, microwave, kettle and toaster

Lounge/Dining area: Log-effect stove, reclining sofa, TV & DVD player, dining table and 2 chairs.

Bedroom: Double bed, bedside cabinets, wardrobe and dressing table.

Bathroom: Shower, WC and wash hand basin.

Summerhouse: Table & 2 chairs.

Utility: Washing machine in outside barn

Parking: Private parking to the side of the house

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am

Pets:Registered assistance dogs only

Power & Heating: Heating & Electricity included

Wifi: Free Wifi included

Bedding & Linen: Bed linen and towels provided.

Shop: 1 ml Pub: 1 ml

Accessibility: Two steps down into the property from the driveway.

Features

DVD player, Free Wifi, Linen Provided , Mobility friendly, Outdoor seating, Private Parking , Towels provided, Washing Machine, Great for couples, Great for Staycations, Near to beach, Rural views

Map and directions

Reviews

Brian, Port Erin wrote a review on 3rd of September 2021

Perfect holiday cottage for two.

Beautiful clean cottage in an idyllic location. The cottage has everything you need and more for a great holiday. Small food parcel on arrival was much appreciated.

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Michael, Kidlington wrote a review on 23rd of August 2021

Excellent location for all weathers

We last stayed in Yn-Thie-Thooit, the Lhen cottage, in 2019. It remains outstanding accommodation in a wonderful location, from where the waves on the Lhen beach can be heard from the garden (when the wind is not blowing through the surrounding trees). We imagine the thatched cottage, with its thick traditional white walls, would be just as cosy in winter as it was in summer (though at times, on the same day, the difference between the two seasons can seem subtle). The cottage comprises a sitting room with heater, discrete TV, and wifi. The kitchen area is reasonably well-provided, and the bedroom comfortable. The bathroom has a shower. There are generous heating choices if required. Outside there is also a utility room with a washing machine. The sheltered garden includes deckchairs as well as a table and chairs. Little, if anything, had changed since our last stay (when the cottage was managed directly by Manx National Heritage). During our stay, perhaps as a result of fewer customers during lockdown, the boiler stopped working and the kettle tripped the electrics. However, both problems were fixed by John from Island Escapes the same day (the boiler required a local plumber, on a Saturday), so we certainly had no complaints about customer service. We did note that the utility room should be added to the housekeeping checklist as it had accumulated dust etc since our last visit and as such wasn't very suitable as a laundry room. However, the overall standard of the accommodation and it's lovely location adjacent to a nature reserve and beach (swim with observant seals and a variety of sea birds, but likely no other humans), more than made up for the minor issues. We hope to return again and we can imagine it as a place for a quiet, warm Christmas (amidst the howling gales). We recommend nearby Andreas for provisions and pub, and Bride for its scone-laden Tea Rooms. Ramsey and Peel are also within easy reach.

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Sandra, Onchan wrote a review on 23rd of August 2021

Wonderful location in thatched cottage

Loved staying in the thatched cottage which is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Loved the location so close to the beach perfect for a staycation and we would love to visit again in the future .

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Steven, York wrote a review on 13th of August 2021

An exceptional holiday home, close to a lovely quiet beach

Many cottages like this are disappointing; it doesn’t look like the pictures, the kitchen is poorly equipped etc but this surpasses expectations and the pictures actually don’t do it justice. It’s externally very picturesque (though the gardens and lawns did need a little tlc when we were there) and internally smart and cosy, well designed and well equipped. There is an almost deserted beach nearby (in August) which, when we were there attracted zero anti social behaviour including litter. The Isle of Man coast can be toured in a day, which we did, and we would recommend visits to Ramsey (very good fishmonger) and Laxey (which boasts both an ice cream cafe and an ice lolly cafe, both with innovative flavours locally made). We will be back.

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Colvyn, Onchan wrote a review on 16th of July 2021

A thatched cottage with charm

A lovely little cottage in a great location - so near the beach. The sunsets were beautiful (we were blessed with good weather). Very relaxing. Will recommend it to all our friends.

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Aidan, Douglas wrote a review on 24th of June 2021

Excellent Cottage

We stayed over a long weekend. The cottage is beautifully appointed , fully kitted out for guests and great for quite time. Also, it's close enough to cycle to Andreas and Ballaugh for a drink & a bite to eat. Highly recommended!

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Katy, Port Erin wrote a review on 19th of June 2021

I’ll be back.

We enjoyed three very relaxed and peaceful nights here. It is so quiet, particularly at night. The cottage is small but has everything you need. The perfect cosy little escape. We’ve already booked to go back.

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Lisa, Port Erin wrote a review on 18th of June 2021

Something Special

An amazing six night stay in this beautiful cottage. There is something very very special about this place. Watched some beautiful sunsets, had some fabulous walks. We had a fabulous time. The cottage is equipped with everything you could need and is an amazing base to explore the north of the island.

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Peter, Ballasalla wrote a review on 5th of June 2021

A lovely traditionally thatched Manx Cottage

A unique and charming Manx Thatched Cottage in a peaceful rural location it has lots of character but with modern comforts like an efficient heating and hot water system, good Wi-Fi, TV, DVD player and Dab Radio, even an electric blanket for the winter nights. The kitchen is reasonably well equipped and there is a washing machine in the boiler room. Nearest shop and pub/restaurant 2 miles away and Ramsey with plenty of shops, pubs, restaurants etc 7 miles (15 minute drive) away. We cannot recommend this place highly enough and will definitely be back.

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Elaine, Port Erin wrote a review on 5th of June 2021

A unique and lovely cottage

Our second visit to this lovely cottage, the weather was perfect to take advantage of the garden and enjoy the walks on the beach nearby. All you could need to be comfortable is provided. And yet there’s the fascination that this cottage was ‘home’ for many previous generations in the past. We will be sure to return.

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Guest, Santon wrote a review on 23rd of May 2021

A wonderful retreat

The cottage is a perfect retreat to get away from it all, had a lovely staycation with the beach, sunsets, and walks all close by. The cottage is beautifully done inside, very well equipped and comfortable too. Has a lovely peaceful garden with birds singing, and is great for relaxing in. The welcome pack and card was a lovely touch. Thank you.

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Guest, Peel wrote a review on 30th of April 2021

Interesting staycation

Despite the traditional outside appearance there was no orginal features inside. The heating was problematic despite the instructions.

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David, Ballasalla wrote a review on 26th of April 2021

Tranquil

We really enjoyed our stay which was tranquil and relaxing. The cottage was lovely as was the garden which was beautifully spacious and a pleasure to enjoy. Nice to read the history of the property. A great location to star gaze and just a short walk to the beach and Nature Reserve.

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Andy, Port St Mary wrote a review on 21st of February 2021

Lovely stay

We enjoyed a 5 night staycation in February. Lovely stay in lousy weather. We are happy to highly recommend!

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Alison, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 13th of February 2021

Idyllic setting to recharge your batteries

Highly recommend the beautiful thatched cottage as a great staycation escape. Very relaxing and tranquil. Had all the amenities to have a ' home from home' break. Received a warm welcome with local produce. Already looking to book our next staycation through Island Escapes.

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Maria, Douglas wrote a review on 4th of January 2021

A tranquil and peaceful place

A well equipped pretty cottage in a beautiful setting, close to a quiet beach for a walk along the shoreline

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Lisa, Port Erin wrote a review on 22nd of November 2020

A real treat!

The cottage, as well equipped, well positioned and was a real treat to stay in. It was nice to take a break and retreat, really lovely weekend.

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Guest, Port Erin wrote a review on 9th of November 2020

Fabulous staycation

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage .. well equipped and so comfortable ... great location too

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Thomas, Colby wrote a review on 19th of October 2020

Lovely stay at Yn Thie Thooit

My wife and I had a three night stay at Yn Thie Thooit recently. The cottage is absolutely lovely and had everything that you could want for a short stay. It was spotlessly clean and the Welcome Pack that was left for us was an added bonus. The location is great, the cottage is close to the beach and we had fabulous dark skies to 'star-gaze'. Highly recommended, we've already booked again for next year!

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Chantal, Onchan wrote a review on 15th of October 2020

Relaxing stay

The cottage was a good balance of modern & traditional with plenty of outdoor space to sit and take in the peaceful surroundings. I loved that it was so close to the beach and the dunes; great for long walks. Straight away I felt at home and we spent a whole day just doing nothing much and enjoying the cottage and the beach. Ideal for a relaxing stay and for nature lovers.

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Stephen, Lonan wrote a review on 14th of September 2020

Perfect place for a relaxing staycation

Lovely cottage in great condition and nice grounds. Great location for local walks and the beach is a couple of minutes away if you want to amble down to see the sunset. Everywhere was very clean with well appointed kitchen and bathroom, we would not hesitate to have another stay there.

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Elaine, Port Erin wrote a review on 3rd of September 2020

A little gem

A little gem of a true Manx thatched cottage, beautifully restored to provide modern comfort that in no way takes from the history and atmosphere of a bygone era. Fabulous large peaceful garden to relax in. And just a short walk to the shoreline. What great starry nights too in such a dark skies area. Can’t wait to stay again.

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Alan, Castletown wrote a review on 17th of August 2020

Back in time

A wonderful three night stay which transported us back some 46 years to our first marital home, a family cottage in Colby. However the modern sanitary arrangements this time were a blessing

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Alistair, douglas wrote a review on 15th of August 2020

Superb

Cottage cosy but well equipped in an ideal setting, with a spacious garden and seashore just a short walk down the adjacent lane. The roads in the area are quiet and (mostly) flat so it's perfect for exploring by bicycle. With good weather too this was one of the nicest holidays we have ever had. We only live 20 miles away in Douglas but it felt like a different world. Highly recommended if you like getting away from it all.

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Alison, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 10th of August 2020

Fabulous place to stay, so tranquil, definitely recommend

This was our second stay, and our honeymoon staycation, beautiful place to stay, wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Thank you to all the team, everything is perfect. We will be back again and again. X

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Alison, St Johns wrote a review on 10th of August 2020

Fabulous place to stay, so tranquil, definitely recommend

This was our second stay, and our honeymoon staycation, beautiful place to stay, wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else. Thank you to all the team, everything is perfect. We will be back again and again. X

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Charlie, Ballabeg wrote a review on 24th of July 2020

A great base to explore the north of the Isle of Man

Thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay in the cottage. Its was very cosy and a great base to explore the north of the island. Walking down the deserted beach we saw seals swimming close to the shore. Would recommend dinner at the Grosvenor Pub - a friendly welcome and great pub food.

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Emma, Douglas wrote a review on 20th of July 2020

Perfect staycation location

Beautiful cottage in a nice quiet location, perfect for a staycation to get away from it all. Everything you need is provided and a selection of Manx food was a nice touch.There is a beach round the corner which was great for a walk in the day (we even had a seal join us) and was also the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Highly recommend a stay at Yn-Thie-Thooit.

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Maria De Lourdes, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 19th of July 2020

Relaxing break in idyllic location

Quaint and cosy thatched cottage set in beautiful gardens. We particularly enjoyed using the summer house to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet. A few minutes walk from the beach. Very relaxing stay.

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