Description**Please note there are currently travel restrictions in place to the Isle of Man. In line with Isle of Man Government guidance we are now able to accept tourist bookings from non Isle of Man residents from 28th June 2021 onwards**
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
Safe, Clean, Legal COVID 19: Accredited
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 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 on request.
Shop: 0.1 ml Pub: 0.1 ml
Special OfferEnter STAYCATION21 in the voucher box at checkout for 10% off all bookings commencing between 26th March and 30th June 2021
FeaturesCot Available, Dishwasher, En-suite bathroom, Free Wifi, Hairdryer, High Chair Available, Linen Provided , Log burner, Towels provided, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine, Great for couples, Great for Staycations, Near a pub, Near a shop, Near to beach, Sea View
Map and directions
Pauline, Douglas wrote a review on 8th of April 2021
Perfect HouseAbsolutely loved the Packet House or as we will always call it Perfect House...Theres not much more to say really its clean, high specced, comfortable and cosy, exceptional!!!
Lynn, Peel wrote a review on 8th of March 2021
Birthday staycationWe 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.
Sue, Douglas wrote a review on 28th of February 2021
Wedding Anniversary staycationAbsolutely 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.
Jane, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 4th of January 2021
A stunning propertyThis 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.
Raymond, Port Erin wrote a review on 18th of December 2020
Very well appointed place with an amazing viewGreat 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.
Ben, Peel wrote a review on 8th of November 2020
Faultless. An outstanding staycationWe 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 youd want it. Will definitely be coming back.
Claira, Peel wrote a review on 26th of October 2020
Perfect staycationPacket 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 dont do it justice - highly recommended.
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.