Curlew Cottage

Castletown, Isle of Man
2 guests
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
NO PETS
4.322 reviews

Curlew cottage is a charming 18th century one bedroom traditional Manx stone cottage in the heart of Castletown, Isle of Man.

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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

Accommodation

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.

EV Charging: Electric vehicle is not available at the property, however, there are numerous charging points in Castletown.

Changeover Day: Flexible - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am

Pets: Pets not accepted

Power & Heating: Heating & Electricity included

Wifi: Free Wifi included

Bedding & Linen: Bed linen and towels provided.

Shop: 0.2 ml Pub: 0.2 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.

Features

  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Linen Provided
  • Outdoor seating
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Great for couples
  • Great for Staycations
  • Near a pub
  • Near a shop

Location

Reviews (22)

4.3
Cleanliness 4.4
Comfort 3.9
Condition 3.7
Location 4.8
Service & Staff 4.8
Value for money 4.2
Guest, Alderney - July 13 "Curlew"

Curlew cottage is perfectly situated for easy access to Castletown on foot or in vehicles/motorbikes for trips out. It is tiny inside but for 1 person it was fine. Bed and en-suite upstairs all comfortable and warm. Kitchen had everything I needed. I didn’t go out to the garden but it was covered in what looks like artificial grass and the garden chairs were rusty. Not what I would expect from a holiday home as Island Escapes have very high standards. The sitting room could do with a side table to put drinks on when relaxing… car parking very tricky too as no spaces close to the cottage if you have heavy luggage. I probably wouldn’t stay in that particular cottage again but it was ok for the week I was there for the S100 racing.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 3.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Alan, Chelmsford - September 19, 2023 "Good location in Castletown"

Good location with short distance to town square for shops and Hotel/ Food. Small cottage on Mill Road, no parking outside. (Nearby roads can be used 5-10 minutes walk) Ideal to experience a Manx cottage for 2 people. Not very comfortable small double bed with lumpy pillows. No electric shaver point in bathroom (Needed to request a 2 pin adaptor plug from office in Castletown) Soft seats in lounge sofa. Very well equipped kitchen appliances and tableware etc. Garden overgrown - Weeds, needs maintenance.

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 3.0
Condition 3.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Stephen, Preston - September 2, 2023 "7 night stay in the IOM"

Cottage centrally located in Castletown for access to amenities eg: shops , buses , steam railway and pubs . Great atmosphere in and around the market square . On the whole a comfortable stay but the owners should make more of the garden to further enhance the property .

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Alexander, Arnhem - August 26, 2023 "Nice and confortable"

Curlew Cottage is a nice, cozy, place to stay. It has all you need on a holiday and it is situated in a quiet Street. Castletown is a good place to stay, especially this week, with the Grand Prix, because the circuit isn’t in this part of the island. It’s a Nice and quiet place to stay.

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Keith, Wigan - August 2, 2023 "The Perfect Place for a Couple to Stay for a Short Break in the Isle of Man!"

Curlew Cottage was everything we hoped it would be! It was spotless, spacious and very comfortable! We had initially been concerned about the lack of parking but it proved to be no problem at all. And the private garden was perfect was sitting in in with a glass of wine in the evening!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
John, Blackpool - June 29, 2023 "Pretty cottage, needs some improvements"

Great location. Flaky peeling paint on walls. Lumpy pillows. Buildup of dust behind bedside table. Fridge wobbly. Comfy sofa. Lovely fireplace.

Cleanliness 3.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 2.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Robert, Bridgwater - May 23, 2023 "Great but could be improved "

We enjoyed our stay but did find: Pillow lumpy No mattress cover Downstairs cold in evening no heating on The bathroom was excellent Plenty of hot water Kitchen fine Garden appears neglected We would come again to this property as we loved its compact size and location.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 3.0
Condition 3.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 3.0
Simon, Blackpool - May 23, 2023 "Pleasant Cottage in conservation area"

May 2023 The cottage is well equipped and a period cottage in a conservation area, well placed for the centre of Castletown and with a small private garden. It's roomy but the kitchen isn't built for team cooking! Parking needs to be a short walk away - the pay & display to the right behind Shoprite is currently 'not in use' so free parking but otherwise £1 overnight. Beware when stepping out your door - some cars pass at 30mph inches from the door. TV channels are very limited, wifi adequate. We loved it though and would cheerfully return. Staff were very helpful.

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Guest, Stoke Sub Hamdon - August 20, 2022 "Great base for exploring the island"

A 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.

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Michelle, Brisbane - August 7, 2022 "Visiting family and friends"

Great 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.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 3.0
Condition 3.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Alan, Reading - July 1, 2022 "Short stay at Curlew Cottage "

A 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.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 4.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Hastings - March 22, 2022 "Gorgeous little cottage"

Curlew cottage was really cosy and comfortable, a gorgeous little space done excellently. It was in a perfect part of Castletown and I’d definitely stay again.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Jessica, Isle Of Bute - November 1, 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

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 4.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Ulverston - September 4, 2021 "60/100"

Tiny cottage, good location, parking difficult. The garden could do with a bit of weeding & tidying up.

Cleanliness 3.0
Comfort 3.0
Condition 3.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 4.0
Value for money 3.0
Les, Parkgate. Neston - July 12, 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.

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Douglas, Isle Of Man - May 21, 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.

Cleanliness 3.0
Comfort 2.0
Condition 2.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 3.0
Value for money 3.0
Guest, Douglas - March 1, 2021 "Super cottage perfect for two "

Fab 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.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 3.0
Condition 3.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Nikolina, Douglas - January 4, 2021 "????"

Everything about my stay was perfect. Thank you so much for the amazing accommodation that you are providing

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Becca, Castletown - November 30, 2020 "Lovely place to stay "

I loved it from start to finish, John was so helpful in finding me suitable accommodation. The cottage was perfect for my needs.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Helen, Peel - September 15, 2020 "Great location,easy access to everything in Castletown"

Great 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

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 3.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Guest, Douglas - August 27, 2020 "Staycation in Castletown "

We 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.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Donald, Ramsey - July 18, 2020 "Curlew Cottage Castletown Isle of Man"

Ideal base for exploring the south of the island Comfortable accommodation and the facilities of Castletown are ideal.

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 4.0
Value for money 4.0

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