Dandy Rigg Cottage

Colby, Isle of Man
4 guests
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
NO PETS
4.923 reviews

Dandy Rigg Cottage is a traditional Manx cottage in a peaceful rural setting in the south of the Isle of Man

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Dandy Rigg Cottage is a traditional Manx cottage, known as a 'tholtan' which has been modernised to a comfortable three-star holiday cottage, located in the quiet countryside of the south of the Isle of Man. Located on the south facing hillside above Colby village the cottage setting is ideal for a peaceful retreat. From the garden enjoy panoramic views across and out to sea. On a clear day you can even make out the hills of the Welsh coastline from the grounds of the cottage.

The cottage has one double bedroom and one twin bedroom. There is free wifi throughout the cottage.

Though secluded, it is within 3 miles of the ancient capital of Mann, Castletown, picturesque Port St Mary, and the popular seaside village of Port Erin with its sheltered bay and sandy beach. Douglas is ten miles away, and the Airport just four miles.

Vehicles may be parked to the front of the cottage on a quiet country lane at the bottom of Dandy Rigg House.

In Colby itself there is a well-stocked Spar shop providing groceries and newspapers. This is adjacent to the local public house, The Colby Glen which is approximately two miles away.

The nearest bus stop is Colby, less than half a mile away. There are regular buses to the south, and Douglas.

Local transport also includes a narrow gauge steam railway which runs from Port Erin to Douglas with a halt at Colby. This is an experience not to be missed!

Visit Isle of Man Rating: 3 Star

Holiday Let Features

Lounge/Dining room: Comfortable 2 seater sofa and 2 chairs, chest of drawers, TV, dining table and four chairs.

Kitchen: Containing cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine.

Bedroom 1: Double bed (4'6"), bedside tables, shelving, wardrobe.

Bedroom 2: Twin beds, wardrobe, bedside cabinet

Family Bathroom: Walk in shower, w/c and sink.

General

Parking: Parking available 45 yards from the front door, in a small parking area on the country lane.

EV Charging: Electric vehicle charging is not available at the property, however, there are numerous of charging points in the south of the island just a short distance away.

Changeover Day: Arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am

Power and Heating: Electricity and heating included in rent.

Free Wifi: Included

Bedding and Linen: Bed linen & towels provided, please bring your own beach towels.

Baby Equipment: Cot and High chair available to hire at additional cost.

Shop: 1.5 ml Pub: 1.5 ml Bus Stop: 0.6 ml

Accessibility: Upon entry to the garden there are a three steps and along foot path, followed by a small lip on the front door. This is a single level property. Due to the steps and narrow doorway the property is not suitable for wheelchair users.

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
  • Great for couples
  • Great for Staycations
  • Rural views

Location

Reviews (23)

4.9
Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.6
Condition 4.8
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.8
Peter, Exeter - May 23 "Excellent cottage in lovely rural location"

Thank you for the welcome gifts - very much appreciated. The accommodation provided everything we needed in a lovely quiet setting. The owner was very friendly but didn't intrude. The washing machine was very handy and all the other facilities worked well. The steam railway, which we used on several days, is just a fifteen minute walk from the cottage so a good location for Castletown, Douglas and Port Erin and coastal walking. There are number of beautiful glens on the island including Colby Glen nearby.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Doug, South Shields - April 19 "A little gem."

Booking with Island Escapes was very easy, their website provided a full description and included clear photographs of available cottages. Perfectly situated, Dandy Rigg Cottage was warm and cosy, spotlessly clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. I received lots of information from Island Escapes prior to travel and there was lots of informative books and leaflets at the cottage detailing things to do and see. All in all, a very pleasant break at a very reasonable price. Plus, it's the Isle of Man so it's bound to be good !

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Christina, St. Mary Bourne - December 30, 2023 "Comfort and Joy"

Great welcome pack from host and personal welcome as well. Cottage was very pretty internally and decorated properly for Xmas which was very cheery especially as the weather was awful. Incredibly warm, we turned the heat down as the walls were so thick there was no cold penetrating. Kitchen fully equipped and I cooked Turkey crown and gammon. Location quiet and view would be great clouds allowing and we could park our car with care! Could not have improved venue at all except perhaps something for host to consider and that would be to reduce the wardrobes space in double bedroom so that bed could have head end against outside wall as noise did permeate from a heavy snorer into the next bedroom. Just a little thought but not critical or a negative for our overall stay. Would highly recommend!!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Mae, Naples - December 17, 2023 "A perfect stay!"

We looked for a central stay in the south of the island and feel we made the perfect choice with Dandy Rigg Cottage in Colby. The cozy cottage was outfitted with everything we needed - separate porch, 2 bedrooms, modern bathroom, kitchen with supplies, and a lovely dining/living room combo which had perfect Christmas decor. The bedding was so comfortable and the heating was easy to operate and turn off when we were away. There was a manual book that had instructions for everything, e.g. heating and washing machine. A lovely surprise upon our very late arrival was the owner coming over from next door to invite us to park in her drive that night so we could empty our car easier in the cold rain. She was so lovely and helpful. True Manx spirit that really blessed us. The regular parking was in a small lay-by on the road in front of the cottage and was easy to maneuver each day. It was easy to get to Castletown, Port St. Mary, The Sound/Calf of Man, Port Erin, and everything in between. We also easily got to Douglas. Really, it isn't too far to anywhere on island and this cottage is off a good road for wherever you want to go. (We were just focusing on the south during that week's stay.) The small Colby Glen is nearby and is a beautiful walk, as are all the island's glens we've seen. Due to minimal parking, we decided to take a taxi to/from the cottage into Castletown for their Christmas Market and Tree Lighting and it was no issue with the taxis. There is a handy, well-stocked Spar shop down the road with meat pies, eggs, milk, etc. and The Colby Glen pub, both of which came in handy. We absolutely loved this stay!!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Carol, Sandy - September 23, 2023 "Isle of Man Heaven"

Smashing place to stay. Quiet and set back a bit from the main town area. Made very welcome for our first ever visit to the IOM.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Richard, Hillsborough - August 19, 2023 "Fantastic Place!"

Stayed here for a week for our family holiday. Fantastic place that had everything we needed. Was very cosy and comfortable. A great base for us to explore the island. Will be back 100%!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Antony, Tamworth Staffs - July 9, 2023 "1st-8th July 2023. Dandy Rigg Cottage IoM"

A very pleasant stay at this cosy property. A little home from home. As previously mentioned tv package definitely needs updating but all in all an enjoyable break. If two couples staying who travelled in separate cars parking could be an issue really only parking for one car.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 4.0
Value for money 5.0
Ben, Stafford - June 14, 2023 "TT 2023"

Lovely cottage in fantastic location. Would love to stay here again. We found fridge/freezer compact, and missed a vacuum cleaner to keep carpets as we found them.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Guest, Wollaston - April 30, 2023 "Dandy Rigg stay "

Lacking sockets in 1 bedroom; no bin bags & no provision for recycling. Lovely place- more updating needed

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Vanessa, Tyabb - April 16, 2023 "A lovely, cosy cottage"

We very much enjoyed our stay at Dandy Rigg Cottage. It was a cosy, little cottage in a lovely spot up the hill with sunny day views across the fields to the water. An easy walk to a small supermarket & local pub. Would stay again.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Mavis, Wirral - April 6, 2023 "Our 6 night stay at Dandy Rigg cottage"

We had a very enjoyable stay at Dandy Rigg cottage. Its location was peaceful with lovely views. Queries were dealt with quickly by Island Escapes and the owner. It was clean and comfortable and we would go again.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
David, Lancashire - September 29, 2022 " truly a dandy cottage"

A delightful little place for a relaxing break. This property has been very tastefully renovated to the highest order and we highly recommend it .

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Megan, York - August 5, 2022 "Lovely stay at Dandy Rigg Cottage"

We stayed at Dandy Rigg Cottage with our two young children and had a lovely time. The cottage was clean and well equipped, and what a spot! We loved the huge front garden, and the view to the coast. Beds were comfortable and the shower worked well. I was pleased to see a DVD player (in the absence of streaming services - good for entertainment in the evening or if the weather's poor) and if we stay again I'll pack some films. Having two young children and being on the Island for a week, we made good use of the washing machine and drying line at the back - a godsend! If staying with children you probably would want to have a car in this location - otherwise you could walk and bus or train to many places. The Spar shop in Colby was handy for essentials. We would love to stay again.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 3.0
Timothy, Middlewich - July 24, 2022 "Lovely cottage with stunning views"

What a lovely cottage set in complete peace and tranquillity. You can sea the sea over the long front garden and all you can hear outside is the occasional sheep. Comfy beds and excellently presented. Nicely appointed shower room (recent) and the Kitchen is adequate rather than lavish, but enough as I don’t expect many will be cooking big meals when there is so much around.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Barbara, Bury - June 3, 2022 "A very enjoyable week. "

Excellent accommodation in a peaceful location. Ideally situated for visiting the whole island as we brought our car on the ferry.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Clive, Grange-over-sands - April 30, 2022 "Excellent place to stay"

A lovely spot for a very restful break on the island. The staff at island escapes were very helpful at all times and the owner who lives next door was also friendly and helpful.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Bev, Bristol - April 19, 2022 "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location"

We loved our stay at Dandy Rigg and will definitely be returning. The cottage is set in a big garden and there was a field behind which we could use to play in with the kids. The views are amazing. The cottage comfortably slept 2 adults and 2 children and the facilities provided all that we needed. The cottage is priced very reasonably, and the host was lovely. I'd fully recommend it.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Chris, Glasgow - March 1, 2022 "a fine and dandy cottage"

A most excellent 1st time visit to the island, thanks in part to using this very pleasant cottage as a home from home.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Susan, Swansea - September 21, 2021 "Beautiful setting"

Very clean & well supplied with kitchen utensils. A bit out of the way but peaceful & scenic. Excellent eatery the Colby Glen Inn 5mins away

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Raymond, Wigan - September 13, 2021 "A nice weeks break"

A nice little cottage in a very good location. The host was very nice and took care of our needs. Overall, good value for money and a very pleasant stay.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Samantha, Port Erin - June 16, 2021 "Great location, lovely cottage"

The cottage was perfect for our self-isolation week (2 adults). It is in a beautiful location with a big front lawn and attractive views down the hill and out to sea. The owner was very friendly, attentive to our needs and respectful at all times of isolation requirements. The beds were incredibly comfortable, exceeding all expectations. The cottage was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. It did get a little cool in the lounge in evenings but there is a heater in the bedroom wardrobe which we used so this was not a problem. All in all a fantastic stay and would love to stay there again.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Karen, Isle Of Man - April 9, 2021 "Beautiful Cottage"

Had the best time at Dandy Rig Cottage, the cottage has everything you need .. super cosy .. garden is lovely with amazing views.. can not recommend enough.. will definitely be going back.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Douglas - September 27, 2020 "Comfortable, relaxing break"

A lovely relaxing weeks stay. Nice clean comfortable cottage. Friendly owner. Would recommend to the family and friends. An upgrade on the tv package would be good.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 3.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0

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