Curlew cottage is a charming 18th century one (double) bedroom traditional Manx stone cottage which retains some original features a stone fireplace and open beam ceilings in lounge and bedroom, yet updated to provide cosy, comfortable, relaxing self catering accommodation ideally suitable for a couple or solo traveller. Perfect for the business or leisure visitor.
The cottage is situated in a quiet cobbled street part of a conservation area in the heart of historical Castletown, with the magnificent medieval Castle Rushen once home to the Kings and Lords of Mann as well as the three other Manx National Heritage sites The Old House of keys, The Nautical Museum and The Old Grammar School all within 5 minute walk from the cottage to the town centre.
Curlew cottage provides easy access to all local amenities within the town centre which offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs (including the famous Glue Pot Inn) as well as an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and bowling green, and Golf links.
Curlew cottage provides an excellent base to explore the beautiful Isle of Man. Just outside Castletown are the lovely beaches of Derbyhaven, Scarlett and Langness.
The surrounding countryside is ideal for walkers and bird watchers with many picturesque footpaths, glens and plantations.
For motorcyclists and racing fans the cottage is only a 5 minute walk from the Billown road race circuit which hosts the famous Southern 100 road race held the 2nd week of July, and also the pre and post TT /Classic road races at the end of May each year and also pre/post Manx Grand Prix in August .
Curlew cottage is very easily accessed from Ronaldsway Airport approx 5 minute drive and Douglas Ferry Terminal approx 20 minute drive. Taxis are available outside the airport terminal and Douglas sea terminal.
With access to public transport only a 5 minute walk away the cottage is ideal for those travelling without a car to explore the Island.
Minimum Stay 3 nights (except TT, MGP and Southern 100 which are 7 days) midweek and weekend breaks available. Flexible changeover day.
Safe, Clean, Legal COVID 19: Accredited
Visit Isle of Man rating: 4 Star Award
Lounge/Dining area: Sofa, TV, Wi-Fi, stone fireplace (non functional), dining room table and chairs.
Kitchen: Fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, washer/dryer, and fridge.
Bedroom: Double bed, wardrobe, two bedside cabinets with 3 drawers.
Ensuite Bathroom: Bath, walk in shower, washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail.
Outside: Sunny lawned garden with patio area with table and 2 chairs to relax in.
Parking: No immediate parking right outside, but there is plenty of on street parking available a short walk away where there is also a carpark.
Changeover Day: Flexible - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pets: Pets not accepted
Power & Heating: Gas & Electricity included
Wifi: Free Wifi included
Bedding & Linen: Bed linen and towels provided.
Shop: 0.2 ml Pub: 0.2 ml
FeaturesFree Wifi, Washing Machine, Linen Provided , Outdoor seating, Towels provided, En-suite bathroom, Great for couples, Great for Staycations, Near a pub, Near a shop
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Guest, Stoke Sub Hamdon wrote a review on 20th of August 2022
Great base for exploring the islandA lovely traditional cottage in a convenient location. It had everything we needed during our week in the Isle of Man. Staff in the office were friendly and helpful. Two small shops locally, and places to eat in the town.
Michelle, Brisbane wrote a review on 7th of August 2022
Visiting family and friendsGreat location to visit family and friends. Plenty of local shops, cafes and pubs nearby. Parking is limited but we always found a spot close to the cottage. The cottage itself was compact, comfortable and full of character. Loved the local cat that visited through the bathroom window! Some upkeep to the back garden area is needed to create a more usable outdoor space. Overall we enjoyed our stay at Curlew Cottage, would definitely visit again.
Alan, Reading wrote a review on 1st of July 2022
Short stay at Curlew CottageA very cosy comfortable cottage within easy reach of most facilities. The stairs to the upper floor could be challenging for older guests care required when using them.
Guest, Hastings wrote a review on 22nd of March 2022
Gorgeous little cottageCurlew cottage was really cosy and comfortable, a gorgeous little space done excellently. It was in a perfect part of Castletown and Id definitely stay again.
Jessica, Isle Of Bute wrote a review on 1st of November 2021
Family Visit To The I.O.M.Enjoyed our stay at Curlew Cottage as it was very convienent for visting family on the island . Very well equiped and comfortable .Near the local shops and lots of lovely places to explore near by.Compact ,but had everything we needed , I would definitly stay there again
Guest, Ulverston wrote a review on 4th of September 2021
60/100Tiny cottage, good location, parking difficult. The garden could do with a bit of weeding & tidying up.
Les, Parkgate. Neston wrote a review on 12th of July 2021
Great little cottage in Castletown.Great little cottage for two, has everything you need. In a quiet street in Castletown. Friendly, helpful locals has a good choice of restaurants and pubs. Local shops for self-catering. Efficient bus service will take you throughout the Island. No need to use your car. Suggest you get a Travel Card especially if you plan to use the steam and electric Trains, great value. We would recommend this property and would return.
Guest, Douglas, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 21st of May 2021
Staycation at Curlew Cottage, Castletown.A lovely Manx cottage in a paved street. On entering cottage we were met with a damp, musty smell, luckily nice sunny day, so got the windows open to let fresh air inside. Boiler was not on, so no hot water etc. Eventually located boiler in cupboard in the bathroom, no mention of this in the handbook, All switched, off. Eventually got it going. Sofa has seen better days, well past its sell by date, very uncomfortable and very low. Double bed which was quite comfortable, but duvet much to small, just barely covered the top of the bed. Towels in bathroom were hard, and much too small. A lovely bathroom with bath and a walk in shower, and under floor heating, when we located switch, by accident. Nice little secluded garden which we sat in, in the sun, but needs attention, Lots of weeds and a great big weed growing in front of the shed. With some TLC the cottage is full of character and would make a lovely holiday destination for a single person or a couple who are fit enough to manage the narrow, steep stairs.
Guest, Douglas wrote a review on 1st of March 2021
Super cottage perfect for twoFab cottage perfect for two in a very quiet street. Two up/two down with a small but lovely garden, perfect for breakfast in the sunshine. Kitchen very well equipped. Only feedback is some of the furnishings are a little dated, TV is not Smart and mattress is not comfortable for those with bad backs! Still would recommend this cottage, perfect location and we loved our stay. Lovely local extras on arrival.
Nikolina, Douglas wrote a review on 4th of January 2021
????Everything about my stay was perfect. Thank you so much for the amazing accommodation that you are providing
Becca, Castletown wrote a review on 30th of November 2020
Lovely place to stayI loved it from start to finish, John was so helpful in finding me suitable accommodation. The cottage was perfect for my needs.
Helen, Peel wrote a review on 15th of September 2020
Great location,easy access to everything in CastletownGreat time at cottage. You may want to look at the roof as the ceiling paint in bedroom is peeling. If you ever update the kitchen, you may want to look at a sink drainer as the water seem to go everywhere with the round sinks and worried that it may wet units. Move the washing machine if you can and put crockery in this space as more room to access it? The Kettle seemed to pour very badly and splash, so had to be used over sink. apart from that really enjoyed stay
Guest, Douglas wrote a review on 27th of August 2020
Staycation in CastletownWe have just had a lovely relaxing few days in Castletown at the Curlew Cottage which is so conveniently situated for some lovely restaurants and fantastic walks. Highly recommend.
Donald, Ramsey wrote a review on 18th of July 2020
Curlew Cottage Castletown Isle of ManIdeal base for exploring the south of the island Comfortable accommodation and the facilities of Castletown are ideal.