Ballarhennie House is a large family holiday home set in spacious grounds, sleeping up to 6.
The property is situated just a short distance from miles of sandy beaches, near to Kirk Michael on the north west coast of the Isle of Man.
The Isle of Man is the only entire country to be granted UNESCO Biosphere status, and together with its unique culture and heritage sites, it offers outstanding walks of majestic scenery including the internationally accredited Raad Na Foillan – “The Way of the Gull” the Island's coastal footpath, 95 miles in length.
The house has three good sized bedrooms, consisting of a twin room and two doubles (all of which are en-suite). A large lounge offers comfortable seating for all guests, complete with a full sized pool table, table tennis and a bar! A small snug joins a large dining room which boasts a large table, ideal for entertaining. A large garden complete with pond, and an outdoor table is ideal for al-fresco dining!
A private dining experience is also offered at this property which can be booked in conjunction with your stay. Find out more.
Please note that the property adjoins a smaller private residence, but there is plenty of parking for two or 3 vehicles is available on the driveway.
Visit Isle of Man rating: 5 Star Gold Award
Safe, Clean, Legal COVID 19: Accredited
Lounge: Two sofas, chairs, TV, coffee table, electric fire, pool table, table-tennis table, bar.
Kitchen/Breakfast Bar : Electric oven, electric hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, kettle and toaster, washing machine
Porch: Additional fridge, freezer
Dining Room: Dining table & eight chairs
Small lounge: With small sofa and chair
Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, large wardrobe, drawers, chair
En-suite Bathroom: Freestanding roll-top bath, walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, wardrobe
En-suite Bathroom: Bath with handheld shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, bedside cabinets, dressing table, wardrobe, chair and table
En-suite Bathroom: With walk in shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Parking: Space for 2 vehicles on the driveway.
Changeover Day: Flexible - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pets: Up to 2 dogs accepted. Please note that the main garden is not enclosed, but there is an enclosed yard area.
Baby Equipment: Cot and high chair available to hire at additional cost.
Power & Heating: Central heating and Electricity included
Wifi: Free Starlink Wifi included - offering high speed internet for guests wishing to stream, game, browse or work from home.
Bedding & Linen: Bed linen and towels provided.
Shop: 1 ml Pub: 1.5 ml Bus Stop: 0.5ml
Accessibility: Ballarhennie House is accessed via two small sets of steps down to the property from the parking area.
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.
FeaturesGreat for Staycations, Rural views, Sea View, Near to beach, Self Guided Walks, Free Wifi, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, BBQ, Private Parking , Linen Provided , DVD player, Pool Table, Pets accepted, Outdoor seating, Towels provided, En-suite bathroom
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Paul, Biggleswade wrote a review on 31st of August 2023
Tea Cups !!A friend of my family said he was taking his family to the Manx Grand Prix, did we fancy it They where staying at Kirkmichael I hadnt been since 1993 so got on island escapes and booked Ballarhennie House as it was the only house left available We arrived and wow what a place, absolutely stunning Lovely touches like tea, coffee milk and a loaf of bread etc there for when you arrive Absolutely spotless as well We met the owners of the house who live next door, charming people The beach is down a small path thats a bit steep but ok if you take it easy If youre in the iom for the bike racing you can get around the outside of the whole circuit on the back roads when the track roads are closed Well can I find any negatives The answer is no ! Its my preference but I would prefer a bigger tea cup ! Fantastic stay and thank you to the owners for letting us enjoy their beautiful home
Sue, West Sussex wrote a review on 16th of July 2023
Fantastic placeThe property is in a wonderful location, rural and very near a beautiful sandy beach. It is well equipped with every thing you need for a comfortable stay. Its spacious and has plenty of room for everybody, plus a games room and bar. Would definitely recommend a stay at this property
Ronald, Nuneaton wrote a review on 8th of July 2023
Excellent propertyPleasant, helpful and friendly owners. Just mind your head on the cooker extractor its slightly low.
Louise, Knutsford wrote a review on 20th of June 2023
Stunning location rain or shineWe will be back. It was an incredibly hot week and the house was perfect; it would have been great in the rain too. Wonderful evening views of the sunset and we walked on the beach every day. Hosts were extremely accommodating and had provided all that was needed in terms of bathroom soaps and shampoos, kitchen cleaning and loo rolls etc for the whole stay. Well equipped kitchen, great living/games room. Quiet and secluded patio area. Our dogs loved it and set up home in the utility which could be secured for them after beach runs. The garden wasnt secure but with well behaved dogs and no passing traffic this wasnt an issue. Loads of fridge and freezer space and fantastic oven. There is a narrow grass/ gravel track for access and this was absolutely fine for confident motorcycle riders. Only improvement we could think of was protecting the corners of the low hood over the hob- the sharp edges proved a bit dangerous to anyone over 5 ft 8 in who was cooking!
Nigel, Chorley wrote a review on 12th of June 2023
Wonderful stayWe have had a great ten days staying in this lovely house. It is very comfortable and well equipped (including a piano which I enjoyed playing very much). The house is in a great location, very quiet and lots of outdoor space and seating. Glorious sunsets over the sea. The hosts were super helpful but never intrusive. We would definitely recommend a stay here.
David, Torquay wrote a review on 18th of April 2023
Our third stay and still just as good if not better!Our third stay at this house and although much the same, there have been a few small changes to further improve the experience. Thank you again to IE and the fantastic and friendly owners. A truly wonderful house
Jean, Cowbridge wrote a review on 2nd of April 2023
A super property with improvements suggestedA lovely property in a great location above the beach, comfortably furnished and fairly well equipped. Christine & Ben were friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. The real negative was a very cold property when we arrived and the heating not on. We were the firat guests of the season and it took a couple of days for an ambient temperature to be reached. Suggestions for improvements would be some sort of window coverings in the main lounge/games room, a knife sharpener, a couple of lighweight chopping boards and some big casserole dishes. It was great and we would return to the same property.
Helen, Leeds wrote a review on 23rd of October 2022
Beautiful place to stayThis is a lovely cottage and would definitely go again. Views of the sea, walk off road to the sea in 5 minutes which is a great early morning dog walk. Lots of nice walks from the door. Fantastic play room. Only thing to note is the garden is not dog secure and there may be sheep in the surrounding fields. There is a small paved area that is more secure. Highly recommend
Guest, Hungerford wrote a review on 20th of September 2022
Great PlaceWe thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ballarhennie House. The house was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed and more. The garden was lovely, although due to the time of year and that we were out and about taking in the Island's history we didn't make much use of it. We have some lovely photos of the places we visited on the island and of the spectacular sunsets from the house. This was our first visit to the IOM and we would not hesitate in coming back to Ballarhennie House if we ever come again.
Karey, Douglas wrote a review on 9th of September 2022
Excellent accommodationI love this place the views, the table tennis, eating in the garden, the beautiful gardens. I need to book again soon.
Guest, Maidenhead wrote a review on 3rd of August 2022
A hidden GemWe stayed with our son, his wife and our 2 x small grandchildren. We all had a great time exploring the huge house, sunning ourselves in the garden and by the pond. Learning to play the piano, playing table tennis and snooker in the evenings. It may be tucked away but we were never short of things to do. We walked to the beach several times, so easy and near. Watched the sunsets too. Couldn't fault this hidden Gem.
Colin, Sunbury-on-Thames wrote a review on 17th of June 2022
TT week stayHad a fabulous time at no ballarhennie house, walking distance to TT track and the beach. Plenty of parking for our van , car and 5 bikes. A great location to ride out from to all parts of the island. Very friendly owners who made us feel welcome and a very spacious house so plenty of room to move around and relax , excellent stay, many thanks.
David, Torquay wrote a review on 7th of June 2022
Another great stay at this wonderfully located house.After staying here in October ( it rained every day btw ) it was was great to return and experience sunny days EVERY day! This meant we could fully appreciate its fantastic location. A 5 min walk to the beach is a lovely thing, watching the lambs play in the fields surrounding the house and the fantastic views and peace its location bring. The house is still great ( though still advertised as having a tumble dryer which we pointed out last time it doesn't have - it would have been dam handy in October! ) and has everything you would need. The owners are very friendly though after the first day we hardly saw them. It's nice to know they are there should you need help though. We plan to return here again next year - a third visit is surely enough reason to prove its a lovely place to stay! Thank you for making yet another great holiday possible.
Helen, Fareham wrote a review on 21st of May 2022
Perfect place for break awayVery large property. Owner lives next door very friendly. Key box unable to open had to get the owner to do it for us. Unable to open this morning on leaving. There must be a knack to it Fire in living room doesnt work which would have been lovely but not a major problem. Internet dropped out which then affected hot water but it was sorted very quickly. We had family around a couple of evenings and this was no problem.
David, Torquay wrote a review on 4th of November 2021
A gorgeous house in a fantastic rural setting.Although we arrived in the dark, we instantly knew we would love staying here. Accessed down a narrow, 'green' lane it sits between fields and next to the owners house and is a short walk to the sea ( fairly angry at the end of October! ) The house was clean and had everything you would need and everything just worked - thankfully this included the heating and hot water as we had many cold and wet days during our stay but the house was toasty warm and very comfortable. The oven, dish washer etc where all high spec AEG making things easy. The coffee machine makes excellent coffee with a milk frother that was also used for making the kids Hot chocolate-ideal after a bracing walk on the beach with the kids and dog. We loved the house so much I think we will return next year in our search for somewhere to live on the Island-I wish this house was for sale....... :-) Thank you for a easy booking experience and for a lovely holiday home.
Deborah, Greetham wrote a review on 18th of October 2021
Super views in a great locationWhat a lovely, spacious house. We could not have chosen a better one. To have a great games room/living room/ bar was great fun.We used it every night!! The kitchen was well equipped and there was plenty of space to cook. To be a few yards away from the beach was a bonus.
Guest, Glen Vine wrote a review on 24th of August 2021
StaycationBallarhennie is a fantastic place for an escape in a beautiful location - hill views on one side and the sea on the other. Theres plenty of space for 6 people and the table tennis and pool tables are great for filling in the rainy days. Its a 5 minute walk to the beach and the sunsets are amazing. Keep an eye out for the bats at sunset. Would highly recommend it, but dont tell too many people as wed love to come back soon.
Karey, Douglas wrote a review on 15th of August 2021
PrioritiesThis property ticked all my priorities. All four beds are comfortable - adults could sleep on the singles if necessary. The location and facilities entertained a 12 year old and a 14 year old as well as a 5 and 6 year old. We all loved playing table tennis and pool. The property is in a stunning location with beautiful gardens, every window has a great view.
Catherine, Onchan wrote a review on 11th of July 2021
BallarhennieWould have been 10/10 if garden had been completely secure for the dogs and downstairs toilet would have been handy! Lovely location, in a beautiful cottage - ideal for a family get together! Definitely recommend
Chris, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 28th of June 2021
Perfect getawayThe house itself was clean, extremely well equipped with a very spacious interior and exterior. The garden areas were gorgeous. The surrounding area is perfect for idyllic walks and easy access to the beach. Excellent location for gorgeous sunsets. The location was perfect for us with being very rural but also easily accessible to Peel / Ramsey. Hosts were very welcoming. All in all a perfect break. We came as 6 adults but already thinking about coming back with the kids. Highly recommended for breaks for both family and friends.
Susan, Douglas wrote a review on 21st of June 2021
Long weekend with young adult family (including the dog)The location was ideal with the beach on one side and the old railway line footpath on the other so we enjoyed some stunning walks. The gardens were beautifully kept with a variety of different spaces to use. The accommodation was very spacious with lovely touches throughout. Each room had its own style and the master bedroom was stunning. The games room was a hit with everyone in the evenings. Perfect peace, gorgeous sun sets, great facilities and none of us wanted to come home!
Alison, Ballabeg wrote a review on 14th of June 2021
Its not hard to see how this property is 5 star a very welcoming home in a stunning locationSea and mountain views with all rooms beautifully laid out a very welcoming home with private garden area could find no faults at all and stayed with 3 family generations
Jacqueline, Laxey wrote a review on 13th of June 2021
LovelyAn ideal space to feel like you have got away from it all but with plenty to do and all of the usual comforts of home. Ideal for bike rides, gorgeous surroundings and generally a place to relax and chill. We all feel rejuvenated! Thank you
Leanne, Tromode wrote a review on 25th of May 2021
Beautiful escapeStunning property, beautiful location. Had a lovely stay and would recommend. The walk down to the Sandy beach is so nice x
Steve, Port Erin wrote a review on 18th of May 2021
A quiet retreat near the coastWe only spent 4 nights (3 days) at the property, but it was ideal for a birthday celebration. As the property is very close to the coast, and away from the main road, it was very peaceful, with some pleasant walks in the surrounding area. We did struggle a bit with the automated heating/hot water system, and some of the technical cooking appliances, but as we were only staying a few nights, we managed. The house and grounds are lovely, with all bedrooms en suite, and the main bedroom is enormous. Only suggestion would be a downstairs wc, and a Freesat tv system.
Anne, Douglas wrote a review on 13th of May 2021
Amazing house !Lovely welcome pack when we got to the house. Everywhere was spotlessly clean. The views are amazing and there are lovely walks along the coastal paths. The house is very dog friendly and the games room gave us hours of fun. Loved the bar area too! I would thoroughly recommend Ballarhennie House for a peaceful and relaxing break. It had everything !
Sylvia, Foxdale wrote a review on 10th of May 2021
Simply amazing !Sea or country views from every window, a large country residence, beautifully furnished, sizeable en suite bedrooms, large comfortable lounge, a table tennis and pool table which everyone enjoyed, especially on wet days. Superb kitchen with every modern convenience. A dog friendly base for beach and country walks. We will definitely be back, and highly recommend this property.
Brian, Onchan wrote a review on 28th of October 2020
A perfect place to get away from it allThis accommodation is spacious and comfortable in an ideal location for enjoying the countryside and coast. It has a modern Kitchen and large dining room, ideal for family meals. The pool table and table tennis got plenty of use in the evenings and there was a good collection of dvds and games.
Mike, Douglas wrote a review on 3rd of October 2020
Short break in Kirk MichaelThis is a lovely spacious and well furnished house situated in a beautiful part of the island. We very much enjoyed our short break at Ballarhennie and would visit again.
Steve, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 26th of September 2020
The perfect family staycationBeautiful property in a stunning location and great value for money. The house had everything we needed, very comfortable, private, and even on the rainy day there was plenty to do for all the family. It's the perfect place for a family break.
Lucy, Port Erin wrote a review on 6th of September 2020
ReviewA lovely house with a games room and garden - perfect for a family holiday and in a great location too.
Robert, Douglas wrote a review on 19th of August 2020
Gorgeous holiday homeWe just had a fabulous few days at Ballarhennie House. The house and gardens are beautiful. There is a little walk down to the very lovely beach. The sunset on the water In the evening and the view from the house was stunning. We had lots of fun in the games room too. Thank you for a great stay.
Georgia, Douglas wrote a review on 8th of August 2020
Beautiful country HomeWe had a lovely 1 weeks stay with our 2 small children. The house and ground are really beautiful and the kids loved the garden. There is a little path from the house down to the beach which is beautiful and very peaceful. There also a heritage walk just down the round which is a lovely little stroll. We loved cooking in the kitchen and dining outside on the patio. The house is really lovely and spacious all rooms with en suites. Would definitely recommend