Holiday cottages in the Isle of Man

Elgin Retreat

Maughold, Isle of Man
Ref: 587533
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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Description

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, 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.

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, two recliners, dining table with four chairs, TV

Outdoor sauna and hot tub available!

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

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

Map and directions

Reviews

Tracy, Douglas wrote a review on 31st of July 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!

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Graham, Merseyside wrote a review on 26th of July 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.

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Julie, Huddersfield wrote a review on 17th of July 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!

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IAN, SWINDON wrote a review on 12th of July 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.

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Guest, Church Stretton wrote a review on 2nd of July 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.

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Guest, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 18th of June 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.

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Guest, Braddan wrote a review on 23rd of May 2022

Weekend away!

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

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Stuart, Scunthorpe wrote a review on 21st of May 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.

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Paul, Glen Vine wrote a review on 1st of May 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!

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Maria, Onchan wrote a review on 19th of April 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.

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Elinor, wrote a review on 11th of April 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.

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Anita, Douglas wrote a review on 20th of February 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.

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Ian, Douglas wrote a review on 15th of February 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.

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Dawn, Glen Vine wrote a review on 6th of January 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!

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Sarah, Port St Mary wrote a review on 4th of January 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.

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Alan, Laurencekirk wrote a review on 28th of October 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

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Andrew, Croston wrote a review on 11th of September 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.

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Michael, Douglas wrote a review on 25th of August 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.

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Martyn, Peel wrote a review on 16th of August 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!

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Mr James Michael, Castletown wrote a review on 11th of August 2021

Excelent

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

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Dawn, Glen Vine wrote a review on 8th of August 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!

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