The Swallows 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 Swallows sleeps six people in three bedrooms, which are on the ground floor. Two of the bedrooms can be configured either as a super-kingsize 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, hot tub and steam room with the other cottages in the barn conversion which can be booked for private use at various times during your stay for no extra charge.
For larger groups this property can be booked alongside The Hawthorns 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, dressing table, 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.
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.
Parking: Parking available in the car park for the cottages. Including Electric car charge point.
Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pets: No pets accepted
Power & Heating: Gas & Electricity 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: 0.1 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, Linen Provided , Hairdryer, Gym, DVD player, Outdoor seating, Towels provided, En-suite bathroom, Great for Staycations, Self Guided Walks
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Sean, Cadishead wrote a review on 8th of August 2023
Spacious and CleanThe accommodation met all our expectations - it was spacious and clean and came with everything we required for our holiday. The only disadvantage is the location which is quite remote, so required use of a car most of the time to access other places, but we were aware of this when we booked.
Peter, Goring wrote a review on 23rd of May 2023
A perfect location for a short breakWe had a wonderful time staying at The Swallows. It was such a good location to explore and is in such a lovely setting. The house was super clean, very comfortable beds and the welcome pack was really appreciated (milk, margarine, bread, cheese, tea,coffee bags and biscuits). David, the owner, kindly took the time to show us the way to a couple of lovely coastal walks nearby. I enjoyed using the hot tub each evening. I highly recommend the Boatyard innPeel for a delicious meal- you will need to book ahead. The walk to/through Glen Maye is lovely, and a highlight was driving to the Sound for a beautiful walk (spotting seals in the sea) and a coffee in the cafe there.
Collin, Crail wrote a review on 30th of April 2023
Lovely property, but a bit bare.The wooden floors look lovely, but would be improved, in our opinion, with the addition of several rugs. Also the bare wooden stairs are very noisy for anyone going to bed before the others. There is an underfloor heating system which either doesn't work, or take far too long to heat up. We were told how to set the heating, but it appeared to make no difference to the room temperature.
Guest, Laxey wrote a review on 28th of March 2023
Perfect staycation venueWe 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.
Michael, Manor Lane wrote a review on 2nd of November 2022
Well set up ,very helpful guy sorry can't remember name explained about gym and spa very clean , swallows warm beds commy, plenty logs and kindling, enjoyed our staycation, never managed to find salt and pepper
Louise, Bradford wrote a review on 1st of October 2022
Lovely stayWe stayed here as a family group. This property was in an amazing quiet location with lots beautiful views. The children loved the hot tub and table tennis table. The on site gym and sauna were also great. Good parking and ideal for loading unloading etc. The welcome pack was great and the kitchen was equipped with everything we needed to cook. The location is ideal for getting around the island. We all really enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.
Guest, Durham wrote a review on 16th of September 2022
A lovely relaxing stayWe stayed at the swallows as part of a larger group booking covering all three accommodation options at this site. The accommodation itself was well thought out with plenty of outside areas to utilise as well as comfortable communal areas inside and lovely comfortable beds. The additional facilities of a gym, sauna, and steam room added a little extra luxury and were amazing to use after a day exploring. The kitchen was relatively well stocked with plenty of crockery, cutlery, and dishes although if you are planning be there as a larger group I would suggest bringing with you a couple of large saucepans and there is no single dining space large enough to cover all guests at the same table). The owners were friendly and helpful. We cannot fault our stay here. It was quite simply a great holiday, in lovely accommodation, on a beautiful island.
Alison, Durham wrote a review on 16th of September 2022
Short Break with FriendsWe rented two adjoining properties - The Swallows and The Fuschias - to accommodate our party of 5 (one couple 3 single people) in four bedrooms, each having a bathroom for sole use. This worked extremely well as the properties interconnect and we were able to come together in one of the kitchens and one of the lounges. There was a generous Welcome Pack of milk, butter, bread, cheese, tea/coffee. The properties are spacious, very well equipped, extremely clean and comfortable. The grounds are lovely, with outdoor seating areas, and in an attached building, a gym, a steam, sauna and hot tub room. A table tennis set up is available outside. The host is extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The cottages are situated in a quiet area but with good access to all parts of the Island.
Colin, Rugby wrote a review on 7th of September 2022
Excellent stay at The SwallowsWe were a party of 6 staying at The Swallows for Manx GP week. The Swallows was excellent. Lovely big comfortable lounge and big fully equipped kitchen, and good bedrooms with comfy beds. Added bonus of use of the fully equipped gym and hot tub which was fantastic. Great parking and a good location too - around 2 miles outside Peel - very peaceful and quiet. The owners were on site but did not intrude and were very helpful if we needed anything. Overall an excellent place to stay and highly recommended.
David, Worcester wrote a review on 5th of August 2022
ReviewWe enjoyed our stay very much. The properties were conveniently sited, we had everything we needed and plenty of room for the six of us. The enormous living room wa great, and everything was very comfortable.
Susan, Burntisland wrote a review on 17th of July 2022
Fantastic stay at Tha SwallowsWe stayed at The Swallows cottage which was lovely and had everything we needed. The spa facilities and gym were an added bonus for us. It had beautiful views and ideal for us as a base to see most of the Isle of Man and the Southern 100 Road racing. Would certainly stay here again and use Island Escapes.
Helen, Greeba wrote a review on 8th of July 2022
beautiful location, great facilitiesWe loved the light airy feeling of this cottage, it really is special. We booked all 3 cottages which was terrific for the purposes of our booking, on and off island guests remarked on the beautiful location and facilities. Our retreat guests commented on the lounge and stairway needing a bit of a spruce up, we also noted that there were significant stains on the seats of the sofa ( they looked like water stains, perhaps from previous guests sitting on them with wet costumes from the spa?) We also found snacks( cheddars) under the 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.
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!
Jean, Stockport wrote a review on 4th of April 2022
Great family gatheringWe booked Fuchsia and Swallow together, two great interlinked properties for this big family gathering. The properties are in a lovely peaceful location and are very spacious and comfortable. There is a great gym with sauna and hot tub which we used a lot. We also really enjoyed playing table tennis outside. If you're intending to cook for large groups though take your own pans and large bowls etc. as although the kitchens are lovely and spacious they have a real shortage of decent sized cooking utensils. Overall a great trip and we were blessed with beautiful weather.
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 :)
Simon, Bolton wrote a review on 21st of December 2021
A great Christmas stay.The property is well appointed and beds are comfortable. The property has a shower room and toilet, ensure bath / shower toilet and toilet adjacent to the upstairs living room. It felt very spacious and the wood burner to the living room is a lovely extra. The under floor heating makes the property toasty even in December. The only negative we have was the speed of the internet provided. 1-2mb max isn't sufficient to stream much and with a family wanting to use Netflix / Disney etc you might struggle.
Guest, Patrick wrote a review on 31st of July 2021
A spacious rural retreatOur family of five stayed here for a week and really enjoyed this well located, quality accommodation in the heart of the countryside. Great beaches nearby which we enjoyed during the fabulous weather we had. The gym and spa proved popular with all the family. Would definitely recommend. Thankyou to David for showing us around and John at Island Escapes for their professional service.?????
Lewis, Douglas wrote a review on 14th of June 2021
Brilliant Staycation WeekendWe were a group of 12, split between The Swallows and The Fuchsias for a staycation long weekend. The properties have been finished to a high standard, very modern but the exposed beams and wood fire keep the cosy/rustic feel. The kitchens had everything you could possibly need, the fresh bread and Manx cheese selection was another nice touch. Jacuzzi and sauna were a welcome addition (unfortunately the steam room was out of action but not an issue). Overall very impressed and would highly recommend.
Peter, Cornaa wrote a review on 29th of May 2021
Beautiful settingWe isolated here for a week. The place was lovely and we had been left some lovely local Manx produce and felt at right at home straight away. Would totally recommend!
Valerie, Douglas wrote a review on 13th of August 2020
Great location for exploring SW coast of Isle of ManA perfect base for relaxing with lovely rural views and exploring the Glens and beaches of the Island`s SW coast. The Gym and Hot Tub were a bonus for the young and active!
Rosamund, Glen Vine wrote a review on 2nd of August 2020
The perfect staycationNot being able to get away this summer we decided to have a holiday on island instead and chose the Swallows because it offered something extra with its spa and gym facilities. It has been the most relaxing week with incredible views and a beautifully kept property which is eqipped with everything you could possibly need for a self catering break. As well as this, the owners of the property were very helpful and friendly and left us food essentials for our arrival which was a lovely touch. The location is near to Peel and therefore extremely convenient. A wonderful place to stay that we thoroughly recommend.