Holiday cottages in the Isle of Man

Packet House

Castletown, Isle of Man
Ref: 566296
With a rich maritime history, Packet House a listed building on the Quayside in Castletown has been lovingly refurbished to the highest of standards.
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Description

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 6 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: 5 Star Gold

Safe, Clean, Legal COVID 19: Accredited

Ground Floor

Bedroom 1:
King size bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, wardrobe
Ensuite: Shower, wash hand basin and w/c
Cloakroom: WC and hand basin

First Floor

Bedroom 2:
King size bed, bedside cabinets, chest of drawers, wardrobe
Ensuite: Shower, wash hand basin and w/c ?
Nursery: Small nursery room containing cot.

Second 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.

General

Parking:
Parking is available 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.
Shop: 0.1 ml Pub: 0.1 ml

Features

Great for Staycations, Sea View, Near a pub, Near to beach, Near a shop, Free Wifi, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Cot Available, High Chair Available, Log burner, Linen Provided , Hairdryer, Towels provided, En-suite bathroom, Great for couples

Map and directions

Reviews

William, Bromley wrote a review on 9th of August 2022

A wonderful stay at The Packet House

What a treat to stay at The Packet House ! It had a WOW factor, as soon as we walked in ! A perfect location-and a stunning living area , with super views ! Great Management from Island Escapes , located just up the road As last year, Chris &Vanessa Callow ( who offer this Service through Island Escapes) came and cooked a wonderful meal for us , at The Packet House. -A really Special Experience ! Thank you Everyone, for a Very Memorable and Special Holiday, celebrating our 60th Wedding Anniversary at The Packet House

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John , Toronto wrote a review on 2nd of July 2022

Beautiful sea view & great location

We really enjoyed our stay at Packet House. The unit was lovely with 2 bedrooms each with an extremely nice modern bathroom, plus an extra small bathroom on the ground floor. Kitchen and living area on the top floor was spacious and had great views of the Irish Sea and coastline. Will definitely be back!

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Lauren, Ramsey wrote a review on 15th of June 2022

A lovely gem of a place

I booked Packet House very last minute for me and my daughters and we really loved the house. With it being an upside-down house, the main living area is on the top (third) floor and the open-plan space works really well and the views are stunning. There are all the mod cons you could want and the beds are really comfortable. The location is fantastic. You are really central to Castletown and can walk everywhere. The only thing that could be improved (and this is just a personal thing) is for the curtains in the bedrooms to be blackout curtains. In the wintertime, I don't imagine this is an issue at all but in the summer the room is very light, which is lovely but made it a little difficult to switch off. As mentioned, this is just a personal thing and likely won't bother most people. This is also a really tiny minor thing as there really isn't anything I can fault the house on and would happily stay there again, even if the curtains aren't blackout ones.

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Dawn, Budleigh Salterton wrote a review on 30th of May 2022

Truly gold star accommodation!

Beautifully presented accommodation in a perfect location. Packet House has been refurbished and equipped to the highest standard and makes for a very comfortable and luxurious place to stay. It is a bonus having the friendly Island Escapes team nearby! We’ve had two wonderful holidays in Packet House and have two more booked - that says it all!!

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Elizabeth, Princes Risborough wrote a review on 13th of May 2022

Amazing accommodation in a great location

We’ve had the most wonderful stay at Packet House. The property has been finished to such a high standard and provided everything you could wish for. We had a slight issue with the front door and received a visit from a member of the Island Escapes team within 20 mins of calling. The issue was resolved straight away (just a knack with the door) with no complaint that we’d called them. We would definitely recommend this property and Island Escapes to all our friends and hope to book again on our next visit to the Isle of Man.

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Mal, Penarth wrote a review on 29th of April 2022

Very pleasant

Packet House is well placed on the Castletown harbour, it overlooks the freshwater harbour where it meets the sea. There is plenty to see from the panoramic window, boats, visitors and wildlife such as swans, ducks and a heron. Everything that you need is within a short walking distance. The glue pot pub has real ales, there are several restaurants and takeaways and a Co Op open till 10pm.There is also a steam railway to Douglas. The house is very well designed with a superb kitchen and bathroom. Everything works and is well laid out. Island escapes have an office in Castletown, we didn’t have the correct door code and the staff sorted it for us.

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George, Kendal wrote a review on 25th of April 2022

Short historical stay in a practical and beautiful location.

Beds were very comfortable which is a vital component in any stay away from home and the location enabled a trip to the South and access to the main roads leading to places of interest. The grandchildren loved the steam trains. The view over the small harbour from the bay window in the lounge was idyllic. There was history, the sea birds and the changing skies and tides. A beautiful spot.

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Carol, Leicester wrote a review on 23rd of April 2022

Very good picturesque location

We had a lovely time the only drawback for me was all the stairs to get to the kitchen with shopping bags however.it was worth the struggle when once at the top!

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Joanna, Windermere wrote a review on 28th of February 2022

Fantastic accommodation, location and I really enjoyed my stay.

Fantastic accommodation, location and I really enjoyed my stay. Very well presented. I will definitely return.

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Jennifer, Melbourne wrote a review on 28th of February 2022

Exceptional, beautiful for dinner and entertaining

Booked Packet House as part of a large group staying in various places around Castletown. We generally shared cooking and one night was pizza and movie night at Packet House which was just lovely. There was plenty of space to accommodate us sitting in the living room, doing quizzes and generally having a good old time in beautiful surroundings. Thoroughly recommend the house, the location and the help from Island Escapes to make the stay possible was just exceptional.

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Dawn, Budleigh Salterton wrote a review on 5th of October 2021

Luxurious accommodation in a stunning location!!

We have holidayed many times on the Isle of Man and in many ways this was the best yet! Packet House was tastefully and luxuriously presented making it a very special place to stay. It’s very reassuring to know that the staff at Island Escapes are based locally and are at hand to help with any queries. The wonderful location was the icing on the cake! We have already booked for next year and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Packet House as a fantastic place to stay!

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Stuart, Dymchurch wrote a review on 12th of September 2021

Perfect relaxing stay

The house was easy to find from the ferry terminal, and what a surprise when you enter the house, it smelt lovely, and was so clean. The interior finish was very high spec, the bedding, towels etc and the appliances were top of the range. The sunrise in the morning and the sea views were really relaxing. Please Island Escapes do so properties abroad.

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Guest, Leigh On Sea wrote a review on 5th of September 2021

Great house

Great house and location which had everything we needed for our stay - we would definitely stay again.

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George, Peel wrote a review on 26th of July 2021

Amazing staycation place

Amazing property in a perfect location, couldn’t fault any aspect of Packet House and would recommend to anyone, child friendly too

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Sarah, Laxey wrote a review on 24th of July 2021

Luxury Accommodation

We had terrific service from Island Escapes and would definitely use this Company again. The accommodation itself was luxurious. Bread, butter & cheese in the fridge … an example of personal touches which made the difference! Location couldn’t have been better and free long-term parking was less than 3 minutes away. All-in-all, an excellent experience.

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Edward, Laxey wrote a review on 19th of July 2021

A great place to stay in Castletown

A nice, recently refurbished property, went there for a weekend staycation, would definitely recommend

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Edward, Laxey, wrote a review on 19th of July 2021

A great place to stay in Castletown

A nice, recently refurbished property, went there for a weekend staycation, would definitely recommend

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Jane, Glen Auldyn wrote a review on 16th of July 2021

Fabulous stay at the Packet House

Wonderful 4 night stay with my parents. The house is very well appointed with stunning views of the harbour. The beds are extremely comfortable, the house is sumptuously decorated.

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Peter, Ballaugh wrote a review on 8th of July 2021

Packet House

Great property in a good central location. All amenities within a few hundred yards. It’s just our preference but would like ‘old fashioned’ kettle and a couple of coat hooks in entrance would be good in case of poor weather so as not to make a mess in this lovely property. We’ll be back.

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Keira, Douglas wrote a review on 29th of June 2021

Beautiful place

Lovely place to stay. Great location. Great view of the quay. Extremely clean. Everything you need and lots of nice extra touches too. Highly recommend

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John, Onchan wrote a review on 18th of June 2021

Staycation idyll

Exceeded expectations, perfect for sightseeing historical sites, enjoyed the log burner and views of the harbour

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Vicki, wrote a review on 20th of May 2021

Luxury in a beautiful location

Luxury living in a picturesque location. Views are outstanding towards Langness from the oriel window. The house is flooded with light all day. Castletown has some good restaurants. Remember to book the Japanese restaurant early on as it is very popular. We had summer weather but i imagine that tucked up with the log burner and good books in winter would be a joy. Could do with some coat hooks for the Manx weather apparel. We will return, maybe making a bigger party with Ellan Vannin next door.

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Jenny, Laxey wrote a review on 12th of May 2021

Amazing accommodation!!

We stayed here for the weekend of our wedding, along with Ellan Vannin house next door. The houses are both beautiful and finished to such a high standard- everyone loved their time there. The milk, butter and bagels upon arrival was such a nice touch! Thank you for a beautiful stay.

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Jenny, Laxey wrote a review on 12th of May 2021

Amazing accommodation!!

We stayed here for the weekend of our wedding, along with Ellan Vannin house next door. The houses are both beautiful and finished to such a high standard- everyone loved their time there. The milk, butter and bagels upon arrival was such a nice touch! Thank you for a beautiful stay.

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Pauline, Douglas wrote a review on 8th of April 2021

Perfect House

Absolutely loved the Packet House or as we will always call it Perfect House...There’s not much more to say really it’s clean, high specced, comfortable and cosy, exceptional!!!

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Lynn, Peel wrote a review on 8th of March 2021

Birthday staycation

We enjoyed our staycation having a fantastic weekend in a great location, with excellent views. The property was to a very high standard for cleanliness and equipment.

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Sue, Douglas wrote a review on 28th of February 2021

Wedding Anniversary staycation

Absolutely amazing property with everything on hand. Great entertaining open plan kitchen/dining area and wonderful views over the harbour and surrounding areas. Perfect location for all the local amenities too. Booked with Island Escapes a few times now and would definitely recommend them.

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Jane, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 4th of January 2021

A stunning property

This is a really stunning property with fabulous views both down to the sea and up river to the hills. No expense has been spared on the finish of this house and every last detail has been given so much thought, down to the luxurious towels and hand wash in the shower rooms to the heavenly goose down duvets on the beds. The kitchen is equipped with everything one could possibly want and the living space is just perfect with a very comfortable, huge curved sofa and the lovely glass dining table in the bay window. A perfect base for visiting the rest of the south of the island with bus stops a two minute walk away. Great places to eat also within a few minutes walk.

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Raymond, Port Erin wrote a review on 18th of December 2020

Very well appointed place with an amazing view

Great place to stay with wonderful views. Very close to shops and restaurants. Comfortable beds and spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Even cater for families with a baby as they had a small room with a cot and a high chair in the lounge.

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Ben, Peel wrote a review on 8th of November 2020

Faultless. An outstanding staycation

We stayed 3 nights in Packet house and everything about the place oozed class. It was spotlessly clean, modern, excellently equipped, cosy and very comfortable. From the White Company products to the log burner, everything was just how you’d want it. Will definitely be coming back.

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Claira, Peel wrote a review on 26th of October 2020

Perfect staycation

Packet House is beautiful. The views are stunning and the finish of the property is like staying in a boutique hotel. Listening to the waves crashing outside with the log fire burning was a highlight. The photos of the living area don’t do it justice - highly recommended.

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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!

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Caroline, St Peter Port Guernsey wrote a review on 10th of August 2020

A great place to stay

This 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.

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