Elgin Retreat

Maughold, Isle of Man
2 guests
1 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
NO PETS
4.956 reviews

Set in the beautiful rural location of Maughold, Elgin Retreat offers plenty to enjoy and is a matter of minutes from the nearest town of Ramsey.

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Perfect for a couple's getaway, Elgin Retreat offers single accommodation located in the heart of Maughold on the north east side of the Island, just 5 minutes outside Ramsey, where a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants can be found.

Local to Elgin Retreat, you can explore the country lanes and two beautiful beaches on foot, the perfect way to take in this part of the island. There is also The Venture Centre just up the road, an outdoor activity centre offering many activities including kayaking, archery and coasteering. If you prefer to stick around there's still plenty to do - guests can enjoy use of an outdoor firepit, BBQ area, small bar area, sun terrace and the outdoor sauna.

A couple of minutes walk away is a stop on the Manx Electric Railway which you can take into the town of Ramsey, or head down the coast to Laxey and Douglas. You can also hop aboard the Snaefell Mountain Railway from Laxey and experience the Isle of Man from its tallest peak!

Elgin Retreat consists of one bedroom which can be made up as a super king or two singles, as well as a large lounge with a sofa bed available to use at an additional cost on request, giving you full flexibility to enjoy your stay. There's also a bathroom and a kitchen which also has an oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, kettle and toaster.

Plenty of off-road parking, private patio, woodland garden, use of two other patio areas and a large lawn for you to explore and enjoy.

Find out more about this lovely retreat in our short Elgin Retreat video tour.

Visit Isle of Man rating: 4 Star Gold

Holiday Let Features:

Kitchen:
Well equipped with oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, kettle and toaster.

Bedroom: Super king sized bed or two singles, chest of drawers, bedside tables, dressing table, wardrobe, robes and slippers

En-suite: Walk-in shower, wash hand basin, WC

Lounge: Log burner, sofa bed available on request at an additional cost, two recliners, dining table with four chairs, TV

Outdoor sauna and hot tub available! -
Please be aware that we cannot guarantee the hot tub is available for the entirety of your stay. This is determined by the essential cleaning procedure of the hot tub. We will always endeavour to have it available for you as much as is possible. If you have any concerns please ask our friendly team at Island Escapes.

Parking: Plenty of off-road private parking available.

Changeover Day: Flexible - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am

Pets: Pets not accepted

Power & Heating: Heating & Electricity included

Wifi: Free Wifi included

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

Shop: 2 ml Pub: 2 ml Bus Stop: 0.5ml

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

  • Mobility friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • BBQ
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Log burner
  • Private Parking
  • Linen Provided
  • Outdoor seating
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Great for couples
  • Great for Staycations
  • Near to beach
  • Self Guided Walks

Location

Reviews (56)

4.9
Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.9
Condition 4.9
Location 4.9
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.9
Ian, Shropshire - June 29 "Perfect location"

Elgin Retreat provided everything we required for a fantastic holiday. Excellent property in a perfect location with very hospitable and welcoming hosts.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Pete, Ballabeg - June 21 "A tranquil retreat in one of the most beautiful locations in the island"

If you ever wanted a perfect escape on the island I would wholeheartedly recommend Elgin Retreat. Set in the beautiful surroundings of Maughold the accommodation, warm reception, little touches within and the facilities made this a memorable experience for myself and my wife. I would have no hesitation to recommend this retreat to anyone who needs that special break to relax and explore one of the most beautiful locations on the island.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Kirsty Elizabeth, Port Erin - June 18 "Elgin Retreat - Pure Tranquillity "

We arrived at Elgin Retreat for a short get a way for a birthday. On arrival we were blown away at how beautiful the property was and the surrounding area. From the beautiful stunning gardens to the hot tub and sauna. Not to forget the Elgin bar !! Lara and Adrian made the weekend personal with a warm welcome and homemade scones. All the little touches made the weekend special, from dry robes to snacks. It was a magical weekend that we enjoyed. Family have also booked to come in August and we will be booking again :-) Highly recommend this retreat. xx

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Nicole, Wolverhampton - June 15 "An amazing stay at Elgin retreat. "

Our stay was simply amazing here, the owners made us feel so welcome and relaxed and are amazing hosts. The house was so tidy and made us feel it was home from home, it has everything you need to have a comfortable stay a huge range of dvds, board games, a cosy fire for the night time, very comfortable bedding, all the essential kitchen equipment which made a huge difference for us. The location was fabulous in such a quiet location with great scenery. Although we didn’t use the sauna as we was busy with the TT week we did use the hot tub which was lovely to wake up to. Nothing was to much for Lara and Adrian and we really appreciate your kindness and a warm welcoming. We cannot wait to come back again in 2026 xx

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Martin, Douglas - May 13 "Romantic perfect hideaway."

Beautiful accommodation set within a private countryside location, perfect for our honeymoon. The hosts were extremely helpful and friendly, leaving supplies on arrival (including homemade scones/cream/jam.) An excellent holiday resource.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Rebecca, Douglas - April 27 "Relaxing ‘Mini-Moon’"

A huge thank you to Lara and Adrian for making us feel so welcome as soon as we arrived. We were having a staycation ‘mini-moon’ the week following our wedding and they had gone the extra mile. They made sure we made full use of the facilities and we had the most relaxing time! Perfect spot to escape!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Jen, Port St Mary - April 21 "Our April Wedding @ Elgin Retreat"

When we initially contacted Lara and Adrian to enquire as to whether we could hold our wedding at Elgin Retreat, they were so pleased and very honoured that we had chosen their little sanctuary for our special day. They could not have been more helpful or accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. We only wanted a small, minimal and private event and Lara and Adrian made our wishes come true. Even though they didn’t admit it, I know how hard they both worked to make the place look fabulous and the little touches they both put in just made everything so much more special. The location and setting are magical and we had our ceremony right by the stream with the birds and bees alongside us. I know that Lara and Adrian would be thrilled to welcome more couples who are interested in getting married at Elgin Retreat and I would thoroughly recommend you choose this spot! You won’t regret it! We can’t wait to return. Ps Lara is also an incredible baker xx

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Jen, Port St Mary - March 10 "A Perfect Retreat"

My partner and I had a very enjoyable stay at Elgin Retreat and it was everything we had hoped for. The location is idyllic; the property is well catered for, warm and cosy, very homely and had everything we needed and more. Lara and Adrian are the most wonderful hosts - nothing is too much trouble, yet you have as much privacy as you want. Lara is an incredible baker and we loved all the little pieces of art work and mice by Adrian around the place. Such a relaxing weekend! Even in the rain, it is so peaceful to sit and listen to the birds in the trees and just take in all of the surrounding nature. We can’t wait to come back! Thank you for making our stay absolutely delightful x

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Jayne, Kirk Michael - December 11, 2023 "Elgin Retreat, getaway "

We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived. Christmas tree, homemade scones, even a birthday banner. Definitely recommend

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 4.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Geraldine, Douglas - December 4, 2023 "A perfect, tranquil retreat."

This was the best staycation we have been on in the IOM. Fab location so many extras provided by the owners. Beautifully decorated even a Christmas tree! Fully stocked kitchen for cooking and lovely log fire.We availed of the hot tub and sauna, great extra facilities. Setting is lovely, close walks to two lovely beaches. Hosts couldn’t be nicer and so helpful! Looking forward to rebooking in the new year!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Tracy, Douglas - October 29, 2023 "Another fantastic visit"

Having stayed at Elgin on a number of occasions with my husband, I decided to return for a girly break with my best friend. As expected our trip did not disappoint. Adrian & Lara made sure everything was just right for us upon arrival. It was wonderful to relax & enjoy a glass of bubbly in the hot tub with Adrian thoughtfully offering to light the log burner so the cottage was lovely & toasty for us. The perfect end to our visit was as a result of Lara’s recommendation for a mobile massage service provided by a lovely lady called Judith. Thank you so much (once again) for a wonderful weekend - we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Ruth, Port Erin - October 22, 2023 "Tranquil stay in a beautiful place!"

My best friend and I stayed in Elgin Retreat in the summer, and had such a wonderful time! We were met by our very welcoming host, Lara, who had left us all sorts of goodies including some delicious homemade scones with jam and cream! Our trip was just a short one, but we unwound and had a good chat and chill out in the hot tub (this definitely was a highlight of the property - such a treat!) and were able to enjoy fab walks around Maughold right from the doorstep of Elgin Retreat. If we’d had more time, we definitely would have hopped on the electric tram, a stop for which is very close by. We travelled by car, so while in the countryside, it was really easy to get to Ramsey in a matter of 5 minutes. If travelling without a car, you could very easily get to the property during the spring and summer months by the electric tram, and enjoy being more ‘off-grid’. What a gem of a spot, thanks Lara (and Island Escapes) for a lovely stay!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Peel - October 19, 2023 "Elgin Retreat"

Adrian & Lara were very courteous and helpful. We often have staycations but with Elgin retreat it’s the little extras that are appreciated. Home made birthday cake, banners. Fresh fruit in the fridge. We had some lovely walks, made use of the tram stop around the corner and a couple of soaks in the hot tub. Highly recommend the place

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Tim, Colby - September 27, 2023 "Perfect Hideaway "

Second visit and weather was again indifferent. However this doesn’t matter as this lovely property caters for all conditions. You simply have to unwind and adjust - very easy here in this escape to paradise - a real treat to relax and enjoy - highly recommend.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, St.johns - September 15, 2023 "Quiet stacation surrounded by peace and nature"

Relaxing stay hosts available if needed. Little extras lovely touch. Quiet location hust what was needed

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Carl, Gent - August 31, 2023 "Perfect !"

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Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Sue, Douglas - August 26, 2023 "Birthday Staycation "

What a marvellous place to stay. Home made scones on arrival & lots of little extras thrown in. We made use of the bbq, hot tub & the bar area was so quaint. Marvellous well maintained gardens to walk through too and not far to walk in to Ramsey. We will definitely be booking again and will be recommending to our family & friends

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Markus, Douglas - August 24, 2023 "Thank you"

Was a really lovely place to spend a couple of days. We were very impressed with the location, spaciousness and privacy afforded with the accommodation. In general we felt our hosts delivered with product well. My only constructive criticism I can offer is that there are a couple of minor details that could be tweaked. For instance, the toilet flush seemed it was in need of a service (that one needed to press it multiple times to get it to work might be difficult for more senior guests). Second, the guest guidance notes needed to be updated to reflect the wifi changes that had been made. These are minor things, but if such things were nailed it would really have been a flawless experience. We will definitely be looking to return sometime in the future (as much for the scones as the staycation)!. Thanks again Markus

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Tracy, Douglas - July 24, 2023 "Another fantastic long weekend at Elgin Retreat!!"

Having just returned from our second stay at Elgin Retreat we can honestly say that it was even better than our previous visit! The hosts Lara and Adrian are so warm and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble and we were lucky enough to be able to check in slightly earlier than planned and check out slightly later, which was amazing! We arrived to a chilled bottle of prosecco, chocolates and a card from Lara and Adrian wishing us a Happy Anniversary (& Birthday) which was so thoughtful, completely unexpected and a wonderful start to our weekend. Our visit began by relaxing in the hot tub, sipping on a chilled glass of fizz, watching birds, bees and butterflies - sheer bliss! There are so many little personal touches in and around the property, many of which have been hand crafted by the very talented Adrian - look out for the little carved wooden mice and fairy houses! From the house itself to each individual section of the surrounding gardens, it is clear how much pride the hosts take in sharing their beautiful property and if you are considering choosing Elgin Retreat for your trip, don't hesitate, just book it - you won't be disappointed! Thanks again for everything Lara & Adrian - see you again soon!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Richard, Bradford On Avon - July 2, 2023 "A fantastic second week to our stay on the Isle of Man"

The facilities, location and hospitality of the hosts made our stay at Elgin Retreat the perfect second week to our holiday. As part of a two station break, staying near Ramsey enabled us to explore the northern end of the island. Advice, tips and suggestions of places to visit by the owners of Elgin Retreat fully met our interests, and were much appreciated, without which we would have struggled to discover many local attractions especially in respect of the islands natural history. Their dedication to ensuring we had such a lovely time went beyond our expectations. Thankyou so much.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Lilian, Preston - May 20, 2023 "lovely stay in lovely location. "

Very comfy stay in a beautiful part of the island...can recommend the hosts and the property . The luxury of a hot tub was an added bonus.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 4.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Isle Of Man - April 1, 2023 "Perfect "

Lara & Ady had thought of everything to make it the perfect place to relax and enjoy the local area. Just brilliant

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Sue, Castletown - March 26, 2023 "Fabulous weekend staycation"

Our first time staycation in self catering on the island and this property exceeded our expectations. It was spacious and well presented. We felt very well looked after. There were lots of goodies left for us to enjoy from homemade scones and preserves with fresh local cream to items for continental breakfast. The use of the hot tub was lovely extra too.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Douglas - March 13, 2023 "Brilliant stay "

Excellent opportunity to get a break away from home. With amazing facilities and friendly and attentive hosts, my stay experience with my mum was the peace we needed

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Fiona, Onchan - March 8, 2023 "Tucked away peaceful corner "

We had a lovely 3 night stay. Freezing outside but we were warm and cosy with great central heating and a log burner for extra evening comfort. Tucked behind Elgin Stables, the Retreat is a peaceful haven surrounded by a beautifully maintained garden with lots of sitting spots. We enjoyed the hot tub and getting there and back was achieved in comfort wearing the supplied towelling robes despite it being a cold 6°C degrees outside. The Welcome pack was great. Essential plus fabulous scones, jam and cream. Yum yum, they didn't survive long.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Tom, Peel - February 3, 2023 "Perfect"

Had a great time, had everything we needed and Adrian was always on hand to help. Strongly recommend

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Onchan - December 30, 2022 "Lovely stay"

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay, we had such a relaxing time. Lara and Adrian were so welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Thank you to you both, I am sure we will be back to stay again in the future.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Rachel, Douglas - November 22, 2022 "Lovely stay"

Had a great time at Elgin Retreat, what a beautiful house with everything you need, down to fruits, snacks, teas, coffees and even homemade scones. The hosts were very nice and attentive too. The hot tub was an excellent feature. Would definitely go back again and highly recommend it. :)

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Sue, Port Erin - November 13, 2022 "Excellent all round "

Lovely venue. Everything you would need for a staycation. Welcoming hosts. Excellent attention to detail. Hot tub sauna bar. Would highly recommend 10 out of 10

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Emma, Santon - October 16, 2022 "Lovely stay! Highly recommend"

Just left Elgin Retreat after a fabulous weekend! Gorgeous place to stay and such lovely touches with homemade scones and jam Lovely to spend time in the hot tub and sauna , feel like we’ve been on holiday! Highly recommend thank you!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Fiona, Peel - October 8, 2022 "Blissful break"

We arrived at Elgin's Retreat worn out and needing some time to chill and chat. Adrian met us, showed us round his beautifully renovated cottage and then we relaxed with delicious home made scones and cream! Amazing welcome goodies, fabulous hot tub and all sort of cute carved wooden bits round the house. Big, comfy bed, thoughtful towelling robes and slippers, lovely wood burning stove, Adrain and Lara have done all they could to make it a lovely break. We cycled one day and then caught the tram from 2 minutes walk away to Laxey, had a swim in the sea and lunch at The Shed - both great days out. Thank you

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Lyndi Harding, Cinderford - September 27, 2022 "Very relaxing, totally beautiful, secluded, one of a kind!"

The location is breathtakingly beautiful and we loved the unexpected little touches in and around the property and fascinating garden. We loved the fairy houses and the cute little wooden mice, and appreciated the full use of the garden. The stars were stunning in the evening, looking up from the sky lounge, plus the hot tub and sauna made for very relaxing evenings. Adrian and Lara are wonderful hosts, with the perfect balance between being lovely company and giving us our privacy. The property was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is so fully functioning that we found that absolutely everything we needed was there. There are 2 beaches close by and we also enjoyed a longer walk into Ramsey. We had a wonderful stay and would not hesitate to recommend. We can't wait to come back.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Lyndi , Cinderford - September 27, 2022 "Very relaxing, totally beautiful, secluded, one of a kind!"

The location is breathtakingly beautiful and we loved the unexpected little touches in and around the property and fascinating garden. We loved the fairy houses and the cute little wooden mice, and appreciated the full use of the garden. The stars were stunning in the evening, looking up from the sky lounge, plus the hot tub and sauna made for very relaxing evenings. Adrian and Lara are wonderful hosts, with the perfect balance between being lovely company and giving us our privacy. The property was spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. The kitchen is so fully functioning that we found that absolutely everything we needed was there. There are 2 beaches close by and we also enjoyed a longer walk into Ramsey. We had a wonderful stay and would not hesitate to recommend. We can't wait to come back.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Eric, Onchan - September 21, 2022 "Review of Elgin Retreat"

We were very happy with our stay and Lara and Adrian were excellent. We would be happy to return for another stay. We have already recommended it to a number of people.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
David, Cheddar - September 8, 2022 "Staying for the MGP"

What a fantastic place to stay. Two minutes from a tram stop which gives access to so many destinations. With the Hot Tub, Sauna, Private Bar and seating area is a good place to invite friends to join you while on your holiday. The accommodation was well equipped and in tiptop condition. Adrian & Lara were very welcoming and happy to help.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Tracy, Douglas - July 31, 2022 "Idyllic Escape"

Elgin is an absolutely beautifully appointed property set amongst lovely gardens, giving a sense of peace & tranquility. The owners are really lovely & will do everything to make your stay comfortable & enjoyable whilst respecting your privacy. We arrived to homemade scones which were fabulous, tea, coffee etc. was also provided as well as bread, milk cheese and ham. The bed is super comfortable & we slept like babies! An electric tram stop is a 3 minute walk away & trams ran twice hourly. It was great fun taking a trip into Ramsey for lunch & a spot of shopping before returning back to the luxury of the hot tub. There is a really quirky bar area nicknamed the Vault which has been creatively transformed from an old shipping container & really does feel like a proper bar! We have already booked our return to this little piece of heaven. I have no doubt that anyone choosing to stay at Elgin will certainly return. Thanks so much for a wonderful break & see you again soon!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Graham, Merseyside - July 26, 2022 "Super Holiday Cottage in the Maughold Area of the Isle of Man"

As regular visitors to the island this cottage exceeded our expectations in size, quality, facilities and comfort. Set in a peaceful corner of Maughold it was ideal for local exploring, as a base for the island's north, 2 miles from Ramsey and a tram station just 3 minutes walk from the door! The owners were welcoming, friendly and helpful throughout and we would certainly look to make a return visit.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Julie, Huddersfield - July 17, 2022 "First Trip to the Isle of Man."

This was our first visit to the Isle of Man and we will definitely be back! Lara and Adrian are the perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble to ensure we had every comfort and convenience at our disposal. The accommodation is first class and we loved having the use of a hot tub and barbecue and also the little extra touches like the little fairy tree houses! It's a magical special place and also convenient for the beach and jumping on the Manx railway. The welcome groceries (and fabulous home made scones) were also much appreciated. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable stay - we hope to return soon!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
IAN, SWINDON - July 12, 2022 "Nothing Short of Excellent"

Lara and Adrian were the perfect hosts getting the mix between being there for us and leaving us to our own devices spot on. The property is wonderful, exceptionally clean and kitted out with absolutely everything you might need and more ! The owners have a brilliant taste for ornaments etc which just adds to the quality feel of the accommodation. The inclusion of foods to help yourself to and especially the additional gifts of cake, scones and a chocolate barrel leaves you feeling a special visitor. All credit to Lara & Adrian and we very much hope we will see you again sometime soon.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Guest, Church Stretton - July 2, 2022 "A welcoming and comfortable self catering cottage."

Elgin Retreat provided us with everything we needed for a comfortable and convenient self catering holiday. Our hosts, Lara and Adrian, were friendly, interesting and very generous with provisions for breakfast and use of facilities, such as the hot tub, bar and gardens. We were very impressed with Adrian's woodworking ability and ingenuity with adapting furniture and providing interesting and amusing features In the cottage. Lara's scone baking skills were also impressive and impossible to resist! We will certainly recommend Elgin Retreat to others and stay there again ourselves, when we visit the Isle of Man again.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Guest, Isle Of Man - June 18, 2022 "A wonderful experience!"

Elgin retreat was such a lovely place to stay! The hosts were very accommodating and helpful during our entire trip. The facilities were so beautiful, and we can definitely see ourselves staying there again.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Guest, Braddan - May 23, 2022 "Weekend away!"

A lovely clean cottage in beautiful, peaceful surroundings. Lovely homemade scone left for us was a lovely touch. Thank you

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 4.0
Value for money 4.0
Stuart, Scunthorpe - May 21, 2022 "Treated like an honoured guest"

This is a perfect place for two people. The standard of accommodation is first rate, and is situated within peaceful quiet surroundings. Our hosts were very generous and treated us like honoured guests. We would wholeheartedly recommend this as a holiday destination.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Paul, Glen Vine - May 1, 2022 "A much needed break"

We stayed for three nights at Elgin Retreat and what an absolute find this was. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel so welcome; it was like going to stay at a friend’s place. The fridge was stocked with lots of yummy things and there was fresh fruit, bread and snacks too. The addition of Lara’s freshly made scones with clotted cream was such a lovely surprise. Elgin Retreat is situated in a perfect location for a walking and cycling break. There are many areas to explore, and we did just that, we brought our bikes and for two days we cycled all over the north of the island and walked the stunning coastal footpath from Port Mooar to Ramsey and back along the beach at low tide. The delightful garden was the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a day exploring. The bar, BBQ, sauna and hot tub were very welcome after our exertions! The location of the hot tub made it a wonderful spot to watch the birds while relaxing. The accommodation is lovely, super comfortable bright and cheerful with lots of little special touches added. Lara and Adrian have a unique garden, and their attention to detail, coupled with their artistic skills is fabulous, there’s not a corner without a quirky little object occupying it, and many places to simply sit and relax if you’ve decided to chase the sun for an hour or two. We’re looking forward to our next visit to see what else they’ve added!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Maria, Onchan - April 19, 2022 "A PERFECT OASIS OF CALM FAIRIES INCLUDED"

What a perfect find. This place is so wonderful from first meeting mine hosts Lara and Adrian , The accommodation is first class and finish to a very high standard with everything you could need with tea coffee sugar all condiments and a fridge stocked with butter milk ham cheese Ect Ect Oh i forgot the sublime home made scones with clotted cream also supplied and part of the price. The sauna with patio and chairs are along side the bar area which is discreetly sheltered from being over looked and a perfect suntrap is a lovely addition. I cannot justify in just words how perfect this is If you need anything they will help in anyway they can just ask. Would i recommend this property YES. Is it worth the price YES. Would i stay again YOU BET YAH . Thank you Lara and Adrian for such a fab weekend.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Elinor, - April 11, 2022 "Hidden gem"

What an amazing place, a true hidden gem. If you are looking for a relaxing break this is the place. It’s set in gorgeous gardens with everything you could need, the hosts are so attentive and nothing is to much trouble. I would highly recommend we will definitely be back.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Anita, Douglas - February 20, 2022 "Totally chilled Winter weekend"

From the moment we arrived we knew it would be the completely relaxed weekend we had hoped for. So many personal touches in the property and everything we could need for a Winter weekend away from it all.

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Ian, Douglas - February 15, 2022 "Fabulous Hidden Gem"

We've had a number of "staycations" on the Island in the last couple of years and this is one of our favourites. If you are looking just for a relaxing short break or longer, we would recommend this. Elgin Retreat is beautifully presented, spotlessly and just the right size for a couple. Lara and Adrian really make you feel at home. Little touches like the scones and brownies and thoughtful provisions in the fridge, just make this place extra special. We didn't try the bar or sauna, but these facilities are available. My wife left her phone charger at home and Lara kindly provided one. All in all, exceeded our expectations and we would highly recommend if you want some peace and quiet to re-charge the batteries.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Dawn, Glen Vine - January 6, 2022 "Return stay at Elgin, amazing yet again!"

Second time staying at this property, once in the summer and now once in the winter. Both times we could not have been happier! Lara and Adrian are so thoughtful, and incredible hosts. Our every need was catered for, and more! They are generous to a fault and nothing is too much to ask. We are booked in to come back again soon and can’t wait. Highly recommend this for short or long stays, great for walks (we easily walked into Ramsey town centre and back) and located in a peaceful area. More wonderful memories made!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Sarah, Port St Mary - January 4, 2022 "Cosy welcoming Winter Retreat "

The Elgin is a cosy retreat with the fun bonus addition of an outdoor sauna and cabin style bar, perfect to chill and relax after a local beach side walk. The owners were super welcoming and have thought of everything you might need to feel at home. Great location with views and entrance backing onto a woodland and lots fo local walks easily accesible.. Would definitely recommend and go back.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Alan, Laurencekirk - October 28, 2021 "Elgin Retreat"

Had a wonderful stay at Elgin Retreat, it is beautiful and almost brand new, Hosts Lara and Adrian were so welcoming, and went above and beyond to make sure we had a fantastic stay, it is a beautiful secluded location but very easy to get to, and within a very short distance of Ramsey, The manx electric railway runs past the end of the garden, and there is a stop about 50 yards from the door, we will definitely be back

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Andrew, Croston - September 11, 2021 "Peace and tranquility in top class accommodation"

Very high quality accommodation in a peaceful, tranquil setting with generous, friendly hosts who can’t do enough for you.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Michael, Douglas - August 25, 2021 "Lovely stay in Maughold "

We had a wonderful stay here for My wife’s birthday. I drove To check the place out the week before our stay and Lara showed me around and let me know about the local area. She was extremely accommodating as I had family come up to surprise my wife and even made a birthday cake for her on arrival which was delicious. The place is lovely with many little gardens around the property. The shed pub is a delight with roof terrace to enjoy the sun for longer and even an outdoor sauna you can use. Lara and Adrian made you feel like they couldn’t do enough for you throughout our stay. The area is lovely with an electric railway station a short walk up the road, and two beautiful beaches down the hill in this underrated part of the island.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Martyn, Peel - August 16, 2021 "Idyllic, relaxing staycation!"

Just back from a lovely relaxing weekend at Elgin Retreat. Lara & Adrian went out of their way to make our stay memorable, and we wanted for nothing. The cottage was equipped with everything we needed and the garden bar and sauna went down a treat! The grounds of the house are beautiful and the location is perfect with just a short walk down to the beach and a few minutes up to the tram stop. We have been missing our trips away this last year but this really felt like we were on holiday, and we've returned home feeling revived and refreshed. We highly recommend Elgin Retreat to any couple looking for a relaxing break, and we look forward to returning again soon!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Mr James Michael, Castletown - August 11, 2021 "Excelent"

Quit exceptional effort to make our stay an occasion to be remembered. A further visit will probably be a certainty.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Dawn, Glen Vine - August 8, 2021 "Perfect accommodation for holiday or staycation - could not fault it"

We booked Elgin for a short staycation and the details online did not do it justice. The accommodation was beautiful, spotless and catered for all your needs. Lara and Adrian were the perfect hosts, and made our stay even more special. We loved spending an evening in their little bar and the sauna the next day went down a treat. The location is idyllic and a short walk gets you down to the beach and onto the Raad ny Foillan coastal pathway. After the first day we had fallen in love with it and had booked a return stay in the new year. We were so desperate for a get away and it even felt like we had travelled off Island (without the hassle and cost of travelling) for a perfect mini holiday at Elgin. Would thoroughly recommend!

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

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