Description**Please note there are travel restrictions in place to the Isle of Man. Those visiting from the UK or elsewhere looking to travel in 2020 please contact us before booking to discuss. We are taking bookings as normal for 2021**
Packet House is one of a collection of refurbished listed buildings in an historic area of Castletown in the south of the Isle of Man. Formerly the headquarters of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, the oldest continually operating passenger shipping company in the world. Castletown itself is full of history and the home of a number of Manx National Heritage sites.
Packet House has been lovingly refurbished to a very high standard, with 2 double bedrooms (plus a separate infant nursery) and a comfortable open plan lounge and dining area.
Sit and enjoy the fantastic views over the harbour and across to Castletown bay from the protruding viewing gallery, part of the large open plan living area. Next door is Ellan Vannin, which sleeps 5 so could be booked together for a larger group.
Castletown is a great base for a holiday, just 5 minutes from the airport and with a wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes close by. The historic Steam Railway runs through the town connecting it with the islands capital, Douglas and the seaside villages of Port Erin and Port St Mary.
Visit Isle of Man rating: Rating Pending
Bedroom 1: King size bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, wardrobe
Ensuite: Shower, wash hand basin and w/c
Cloakroom: WC and hand basin
Upstairs 2nd floor:
Bedroom 2: King size bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, wardrobe
Ensuite: Shower, wash hand basin and w/c ?
Upstairs 2nd floor:
Lounge/Dining area: Large corner sofa, Dining table and 4 chairs, Apple TV, coffee table, log burner.
Kitchen : Electric oven, electric hob, 2 fridges, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, kettle and toaster.
Utility room: Complete with washing machine and tumble dryer.
Parking: Parking is provided close by, with additional on street parking if required.
Changeover Day: Flexible - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pets: Not accepted.
Power & Heating: Heating & Electricity included
Wifi: Free Wifi included
Bedding & Linen: Bed linen and towels provided.
Baby Equipment: High chair and cot available on request.
Shop: 0.1 ml Pub: 0.1 ml
FeaturesCot Available, Dishwasher, En-suite bathroom, Free Wifi, Hairdryer, High Chair Available, Linen Provided , Towels provided, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine, Log burner, Great for Staycations, Near a pub, Near a shop, Near to beach, Sea View
Map and directions
Guest, Braddan wrote a review on 30th of August 2020
Beautiful house in beautiful location.A beautiful location with a big balcony window giving a 180 degree view over the harbour and across to Langness. Perfect for watching the sunrise, or the swans or seabirds at any time. Costa is a 20 second stroll and a variety of pubs and restaurants not much further. Despite that it is extremely quiet as the street the house is located on just runs down to a small pier. Lots of lovely walking opportunities from the front door. Top quality fittings, with the exception of the tv, which offered Apple TV (subscription required), or a very contrary bbc iplayer. There is a small nursery, with a cot, and a high chair supplied, but I would be wary of having a child capable of crawling or walking due to the open plan nature of the top floor living area which opens straight on to the stairs. The house is over 3 floors, with a bedroom in each floor, and the living area on the top, Definitely worth a visit!
Caroline, St Peter Port Guernsey wrote a review on 10th of August 2020
A great place to stayThis was our first visit to the Isle of Man, made possible by the airbridge between Guernsey and the Isle of Man. Island Escapes provided a lot of choice of places to stay on their website and we certainly enjoyed staying at the Packet House, its location was great, it was very well equipped and was a comfortable house. Island Escapes provided excellent directions and details of entry to the house etc. Everything was more than satisfactory and in fact we are returning to Castletown next month and staying in the adjoining property.