The Hawthorns is a spacious and well equipped self-catering cottage situated with two other cottages in a recently renovated barn conversion. Close to the spectacular west coast of the Isle of Man with coastal paths, secluded bays, hills and panoramic views on the doorstep. It is the perfect location for those looking for a quiet and peaceful base to experience the great outdoors.
The Hawthorns sleeps six people in three bedrooms, which are on the ground floor. Two of the bedrooms can be configured either as a super-king double room, or as a twin bedroom. The first floor offers beautiful countryside views with a fully equipped kitchen/dining room, and a large high ceiling living room with exposed beams and a wood burning stove. There is underfloor heating powered by an air source heat pump.
The cottage shares a gym, sauna and steam room with the other cottages in the barn conversion which can be booked for private use at various times during your stay at no extra cost.
For larger groups this property can be booked alongside The Swallows and The Fuchsias which are interlinking and each also sleep 6 people.
Watch our short video on the group of cottages and the wellness centre!
Safe, Clean, Legal COVID 19: Accredited
Visit Isle of Man rating: 4 Star Gold Award
Kitchen/Dining area: Located on the first floor, Electric oven, electric hob, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, dining table & six chairs
Lounge: Located on the first floor. Wood burning stove, two settees, TV & DVD player, coffee table.
Bedroom 1: Ziplink beds that can be configured as either a Twin or Super-King size double bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table, wardrobe
Ensuite: Bath with shower over, w.c., basin and vanity unit
Bedroom 2: Ziplink beds that can be configured as either a Twin or Super-King size double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, wardrobe
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, dressing table, wardrobe
Family Bathroom: Wetroom on ground floor, with shower, WC and wash hand basin with vanity unit.
Cloakroom: Situated on first floor containing WC and wash hand basin with vanity unit.
Parking: Parking available in the car park for the cottages.
EV Charging: Electric Vehicle charge point is available for guest use at the property.
Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pets: No pets accepted
Power & Heating: Electricity included
Leisure area: With gym (open 8am - 8pm), Steam room, Sauna and Hot tub (open 9am - 8pm, later by request). Towels are provided. Induction to facilities required.
Wifi: Free Wifi included
Bedding & Linen: Bed linen and towels provided, please bring your own beach towels
Baby Equipment: Cot and High chair available to hire at additional cost.
Shop: 2 ml Pub: 2 ml Bus stop: 0.2 ml
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.
FeaturesFree Wifi, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Hot tub, Sauna, Cot Available, High Chair Available, Log burner, Private Parking , Linen Provided , Hairdryer, Gym, DVD player, Outdoor seating, En-suite bathroom
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Marien, Douglas wrote a review on 29th of October 2023
Great breakawayThe property is fantastic, I would just recommend that Island Escapes are better at communicating when questions are asked through the booking process.
Steve, Tavistock wrote a review on 5th of October 2023
Weekend breakGreat location, helpful host, fabulous property. What more can I say? Hot tub and sauna made it extra special.
Jason, Bristol wrote a review on 15th of September 2023
Second visitExcellent stay again. The only negatives are no option of baby gates and the tv could do with an update. But fantastic to stay again.
Guest, Wedmore wrote a review on 9th of September 2023
Why?As I said in the form I filled in before leaving, we find Ballacallin Court an excellent base with good facilities. Please stop asking for more reviews as it's spoiling the experience.
Sebastien, Breux Jouy wrote a review on 2nd of September 2023
Un endroit superbe et un hôte exceptionnelLappartement fait partie dun ensemble de 3 logements spacieux et rénovés récemment. Le logement donne accès à une salle de sport très complète, jacuzzi, hammam et spa. La vue sur la nature est superbe et lhôte est attentif au bien être des voyageurs. Merci.
Steven, Doncaster wrote a review on 12th of August 2023
Family holidayAbsolutely loved this property. Great for our family of five. Plenty of room and everything we needed. Stunning inside and out great location. The owner was onsite for help with anything if needed and plenty of outside space and games for the children to run around and have fun. I can not fault this place at all. However when trying to find the place do not use the postcode as it doesn't work and takes you off roading if you follow the street name it really is quite simple and you'll have no issues. We are already looking at rebooking for next year. Thank you for a great stay.
Ruth, Canterbury wrote a review on 6th of August 2023
Wonderful welcomeDavid made us very welcome to his wonderful home. Gorgeous local walks. We loved the spa and gym too.
Helen, Penrith wrote a review on 30th of July 2023
First IOM HolidayLovely accommodation, very well equipped. had a great stay, are just about to book again for next year!
Phil, Carnforth wrote a review on 15th of July 2023
First classThe Hawthorns had everything we needed for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The included bonus of a gym, hot tub, steam room and sauna were also great for a rainy evening.
Debra, Freshwater wrote a review on 3rd of June 2023
Family visit for TT racesWanted somewhere to take 4 adults and a child. This was perfect. Lovely converted barn cottage with upside down rooms. Plenty of space and had all we needed for a weeks self catering stay. On arrival we had a loaf of bread, pint of milk, butter, cheese, tea,coffee, sugar and biscuits waiting for us which was great as we arrived really late at night. Having bedrooms downstairs kept them cool and living space upstairs gave us lovely countryside views. There is a sauna, hot tub and gym available to use. Only 10 minutes from Peel and the beach and food outlets. Just right for a full English by the castle. Would highly recommend and will use again.
Geoffrey, Mold wrote a review on 25th of May 2023
An excellent holiday propertyAn excellent property, well equipped and comfortable. The spa facilities were an added bonus. Very peaceful and quiet location. The owner showed us round on arrival and was helpful throughout with advice on places to go. The only slight negative was that we found the sofas in the lounge rather too soft and given our age we would have preferred something firmer. The beds were very comfortable which we find is a rarity in holiday accommodation these days. It was a very short and easy drive into Peel for eating out in the evening.
Katharine, Laxey wrote a review on 28th of March 2023
Perfect family staycationWe rented the Swallows and the Hawthorns for a family staycation. We found both properties to be spotlessly clean and are well designed for large family get togethers. The gym and spa add an extra dimension for those who want it although the weather was so good we hardly used it. There are so many good walks around that you would never be at a loose end in this location. We thoroughly recommend the properties.
Susannah, East Sheen wrote a review on 29th of September 2022
Family long weekendWe had a wonderful stay at The Fushias and The Hawthorns. We were there with family (9 of us) and having two cottages worked really well. The cottages are well equipped and spacious.
Amy, Durham wrote a review on 20th of August 2022
Fantastic AccommodationWe booked as a family group of 13 and were pleasantly surprised to find that we could connect the cottages if we wanted to and walk to each other's cottage via the patio. The gym/hot tub/sauna/steam room were an added bonus and we used them all frequently during our stay. They were continually kept clean. David was a very helpful and friendly host. Access to field next to the cottages was brilliant to enable children to burn off leftover energy at the end of the day! All three cottages were clean and set up perfectly when we arrived. The location was ideal - very quiet rural area but with easy access to everything via a short drive. The beautiful waterfall at Glen Maye nearby is well worth exploring. Overall, a beautiful, peaceful location with a clean, modern cottage. Could not have asked for more and will definitely recommend to friends to stay here, particularly those with larger families.
Denise, North Shields wrote a review on 29th of July 2022
Lovely locationThis is a lovely complex in a lovely setting. Very handy for getting around the island. Just a couple of things that would help, there is not enough comfortable seating for six adults, I did querie this before arriving but was told it was fine. They could also use some oven gloves as there is no handle for the grill pan. The rest of the house is done to a very high standard, and the beds are very comfortable.
Helen, Greeba wrote a review on 8th of July 2022
Beautiful Location and facilities.Overall we were delighted with the facilities and the location, it really does have a wow factor. The cottage was very lovely, however our retreat guests commented on the stairway needing a bit of a paint to freshen it up. Also we needed to unzip the king-size bed in the ensuite room as we needed it as a twin beds for our guests, there was a significant amount of dust and fluff, under and between the beds which we needed to hoover and sweep up. We also found bits of food snacks ( peanuts ) under the sofa cushions! Unfortuntley there was also a problem with the jacuzzi only working at half capacity which did effect some of the guests wanting to socialise together as we had a booking for all three cottages. However we would most defiantly book again.
Randall, Woodford Green wrote a review on 24th of May 2022
Great placeThis three bedroom barn conversion is set in beautiful countryside and is very comfortable. We even enjoyed a dip in the hot tub. The standard of cleanliness was good overall but one of the waste baskets had not been emptied from the previous guests. Only one tea towel was provided, so a few more would be appreciated. Would definitely recommend this property to others.
Kerrianne, Douglas wrote a review on 16th of May 2022
fabulous place for girly retreathad a great time - lovely place, log fire was excellent and the added use of the gym, suana, steam room and sauna was excellent. we had problems with a flood but nocked on the door of the owner and let them know. lovely places to walk near by and lovely places to sit in the grounds. Everybody very welcoming and very well organised from start to finish. thank you
Anneliese, Altrincham wrote a review on 23rd of April 2022
Wonderful accommodation especially for a large groupWe booked all 3 accommodations as we were staying with relatives. It was great to be able to open up the interconnecting doors so that we could use it as one house when needed and close them off when we didnt. The accommodation was spotless and well equipped. The added bonus of the gym was also great. Would definitely stay again!
Sarah, Leicester wrote a review on 22nd of April 2022
Perfect stayThis was a great holiday cottage. Great location, great facilities and friendly owners. Would recommend to anyone staying. Also a great place to camp or stay in a van!
Michelle, Santon wrote a review on 29th of December 2021
Perfect staycationWe stayed at Ballacallin Court over the Christmas break for 5 days and occupied all 3 cottages which was perfect for our family break. As the cottages all have interleading doors, the set-up was absolutely perfect. The cottages are very well equipped, modern and comfortable, the gym & spa facility is an added bonus. The view from the cottages is beautiful and instantly relaxing. The service we receive from Island Escapes as well as the on-site owners was amazing. The little touches such as bread, milk, cheese and butter in the cottage kitchens was really lovely. We had a wonderful time at Ballacallin and I would highly recommend booking a stay there :)
Guest, Altrincham wrote a review on 1st of November 2021
ExcellentWell equipped with excellent facilities - exceeded expectations. Only problem was with slow hot water supply to wet room and blocked drain. Added bonus was quality of spa and gym area.
Richard, Cleckheaton wrote a review on 10th of July 2021
A very enjoyable weekAfter such a long period of restrictions here in the north of England and being prohibited from visiting our daughter, her husband and our grandchildren for 16 months we needed this holiday to be fabulous and it was. The property and the location are beautiful. Our party comprised 4 adults and 2 under 5's and our only slight negative was that as the kitchen and living room were upstairs, we could have done with a safety gate at the top of the wooden staircase. That aside we could hardly fault the place.
Leah, Douglas wrote a review on 28th of June 2021
Lovely weekend breakWe had a great weekend at The Hawthorns. Very homely, lovely views and Island Escapes were on hand with a question we had about some missing supplies which they were able to rectify. Booking in for the spa was simple enough and the facilities there were spot on. The only feedback I would have is that there are a fair few cobwebs around the beams and ceilings that could do with a sweep! Other than that, a brilliant time had all round and would definitely recommend!
Jo, Peel wrote a review on 15th of June 2021
Fabulous staycation!What a wonderful time we had at Ballacallin Court! The properties are beautiful and just perfect for a group of ladies who wanted to 'get away from it all'. Fabulous location, spotless and roomy accommodation - just what we wanted for my 50th celebrations! Highly recommended : )
Val, Douglas wrote a review on 24th of May 2021
Superb StayThis was our second visit as we enjoyed it so much the first time. The location is amazing looking out over the countryside. The apartment has everything we needed and is very comfortable. Having a nice jacuzzi in the morning or evening is just the best. No doubt we'll be back at some point.
Melissa, Peel wrote a review on 11th of October 2020
The hawthornsHad such a great time in a wonderful place. We will definitely be back. The spa was incredible and great space for us all for the weekend. Thanks
Paul, St Peter Port wrote a review on 10th of October 2020
Home from HomeA comfortable, clean and well equipped barn conversion in a fantastic rural location. Really appreciated the provision of breakfast for the first morning since we arrived arrived late. Really enjoyed our stay and would definitely come again.
Tina, Vale wrote a review on 30th of August 2020
APeelingWe had the opportunity to visit the Isle of Man fro Guernsey due to an airbridge created during the Coronavirus pandemic - this enabled direct travel between the islands. We enjoyed our stay at The Hawthorns. Jane and David were very welcoming. The small spa and gym was a welcome addition - especially as the weather can be iffy. Although out in the sticks it was only about 5 minutes drive to Peel. We picked this area as its easy to get to Ramsay in the North and Castletown/Port Erin in the South. Hope to visit again sometime.
Lynne Spence, Douglas wrote a review on 12th of August 2020
Fab StaycationWe had a wonderful Staycation here, cottages are gorgeous & hob tub was a treat... everyday! Everything you need is there. We will definitely be booking again. Thank you
Lee, Laxey wrote a review on 1st of August 2020
StaycationFantastic accommodation with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room as a bonus extra! Great setting and close to all the west of the Island has to offer, Glen Maye, Niarbyl, White Beach, Peel etc.