DescriptionBaljean is one of the oldest cottages in Port Erin and has been renovated and modernised to the highest standards for use as a truly memorable holiday home. Whether it’s a summer visit to enjoy all that goes on on the Isle of Man or a cosy winter break, Baljean is a comfortable retreat at any time of the year.
Baljean sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms, one double with king size bed, and a second bedroom containing an two adult sized comfortable single beds. Both bedrooms are en-suite to the modern bathroom in a Jack and Jill style.
There is a modern fitted kitchen including a dishwasher, fridge and freezer. A washer/dryer is tucked away.
The living room has a magnificent Manx "Chiollagh" stone fireplace with wood burning stove, comfortable seating and a fold-out dining table seating up to four people. Kick back and relax on the chairs in the bay window of the living room which overlooks Port Erin bay and Bradda Head, often bustling with beachgoers in the summer months. The beach is a popular spot for dog walkers in the quieter months too! Baljean is pet friendly too, perfectly geared up to bring them with you as the property features a washroom with a basin around the side of the property.
You can sit and relax outside at the end of the day, enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple and watching the sun go down over the bay.
There are lots of hidden gems to discover and details to admire at Baljean. There is a heated window sill in the master bedroom so you can sit and admire the sea views with a warm bum! Baljean also features art by local artist Kate Summerville, whose work explores the sea and the coast, perfect for a seaside cottage such as this!
The Manx influence extends throughout the property, featuring soft furnishings made from local Loughton wool and Pooil Vaaish black limestone flooring embedded with fossils!
An excellent base for enjoying the beauty and all that goes on in the Isle of Man including or for just relaxing and soaking up the views, which, from this cottage are simply incredible.
Visit Isle of Man rating: 4 Star Gold
Holiday Let Features
Living room and dining area: Sofa, TV, Coffee table, woodburning stove, 2 chairs and a fold out dining table with space for 4 people
Kitchen: Containing two ovens, ceramic hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, washer/dryer, Krups Nepresso coffee machine, cafetiere.
Outdoor: Small outdoor seating area to take in the view! There is also a room to clean your dog after a muddy walk!
Bedroom 1: King size double bed, chest of drawers, hanging space, desk with small mirror
Bedroom 2: Adult sized single beds, wardrobe
Jack & Jill Bathroom: Walk-in shower, W/C, wash hand basin
Snug room: A small space in the attic to unwind and relax
Parking: Free street parking at the front. There is an exterior socket which can be used to charge electric vehicles.
Changeover Day: Flexible - arrival 4:00pm - departure 10:00am
Pets: 2 small or 1 medium size dog permitted
Baby Equipment: Cot and high chair available to hire at additional cost.
Power & Heating: Heating & Electricity included
Wifi: Free Wifi included
Bedding & Linen: Bed linen and towels provided.
Shop: 0.2 ml Pub: 0.1 ml Bus Stop: 0.2ml
Accessibility: There is a narrow lane leading to the property, one step into the cottage and then stairs up onto the first floor. The staircase is quite steep and narrow, and the bathroom and bedrooms are located on the 1st floor. Please note that the snug room in the attic is accessed by a very steep and narrow set of stairs, not suitable for those with reduced mobility or young children.
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.
FeaturesFree Wifi, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, High Chair Available, Log burner, Linen Provided , Hairdryer, Pets accepted, Towels provided, En-suite bathroom, Great for couples, Near a golf course, Great for Staycations, Sea View, Near a pub, Near to beach, Self Guided Walks, Near a shop
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Eric, Rothley wrote a review on 15th of September 2023
Excellently presented cottage in a perfect position.Cottage was very well appointed with care taken over comfort,appliances ,facilities and decoration. Perfectly positioned overlooking the sea in a good spot for people watching over the small harbour and the beach. We had a thoroughly enjoyable break.
Mark, Matlock wrote a review on 12th of August 2023
Fantastic stayAbsolutely loved staying at Baljean. Thinking of making an offer The best view; tastefully furnished; great bathroom and lovely bedroom. Booked again for next year so what else can I say. Thanks Mark and Kath.
Jane, Crayford Road wrote a review on 1st of May 2023
Short visit to see friends.We stayed in Baljean when visiting friends on the island. The cottage was easy to get to using public transport, being only a short walk from the station. When we arrived there was a welcome pack of bread, cheese, butter and milk with tea, coffee and biscuits also available. The facilities were great but we didnt use most of them as we were out visiting. The views from the cottage were beautiful, looking straight out over the bay. It was lovely and peaceful and very comfortable. We would recommend a visit and will definitely try to stay here again.
Kelvin, Nottingham wrote a review on 26th of April 2023
BeautifulLoved it what more can I say, the cottage is perfect. Great access to the beach, I dont think you can go wrong with this property.
Peter, Leeds wrote a review on 16th of April 2023
views out to seagreat place for a couple-and child-pre 17 single beds -are narrow due to room size to park you have to reverse your way out around a dody stone wall corner-thats takes practice. Our neighbour Dan ( resident ) would jump in the car and do the job-with some expertise and deftness.
Carl, Altrincham wrote a review on 15th of March 2023
Great place to stayWould return to Baljean and use Island Escapes again, great customer services, they really want you to enjoy the stay. Home itself was perfect, with really nice features and quality fixtures and fittings, not to mention the stunning views.
C, Southminster wrote a review on 20th of February 2023
Our stay at BalheanBaljean is ideally situated overlooking the bay at Port Erin just a short walk to the beach. The house has plenty of character and is decorated and furnished to a high standard. The parking and access road is a little narrow and slightly challenging. Over all we enjoyed our stay and would happily return.
Jill, Market Harborough wrote a review on 9th of January 2023
Lovely ViewsWe had a lovely stay in the Baljean overlooking Port Erin beach. It has been recently renovated to a high standard and we loved the walk-in shower.
Carolyn, Fareham wrote a review on 12th of November 2022
Beautiful property in a lovely location.Baljean is a lovely property to stay in and is in a beautiful location. It is very well equipped and was exceptionally clean. The condition was excellent. We had an issue with the washing machine while we were there and island escapes responded promptly even offering to pay for any laundry we needed doing while it was fixed. The only thing that could improve the property is more comfortable lounge furniture. The chairs and sofa really arent nice to spend a whole evening sat on.
Sue, Credenhill, Hereford wrote a review on 3rd of November 2022
Wonderful cottage and locationA really nicely renovated property moments from Port Erin beach. We loved the welcome pack, underfloor heating and log burner. Can't wait to stay here again!
Guest, Crowton Northwich wrote a review on 15th of October 2022
Perfect location,Looking down to the harbour, , calm and uncluttered decor with all essentials present, sitting furniture limited but thoughtful use of the small space. Good kitchen and bathroom.Only small cars could use parking outside house. Bay Hotel good ale and friendly and food better than it looks. Great bookshop. Surf's up on Sundays.
Neil, Chesterfield wrote a review on 13th of October 2022
Lovely property in an excellent locationLovely cottage located less than 2 minutes from Port Erin beach with excellent views of the beautiful harbour and daily sunsets :) Baljean is stylishly finished and well maintained. The outside electric sockets (located in the walk way at the side of the property) proved very helpful for re-charging our plug-in hybrid car. Also loved 'Wellington', the dog that guards the outside rear of the property; you'll know what I mean when you see him ;) [We had a small problem with the dishwasher, but this was resolved very prompty by Island Escapes.] Would definitely recommend this property and Port Erin - hope to be back soon :)
John, MABLETHORPE wrote a review on 28th of September 2022
A great place to stay in Port ErinNicely renewed attractive property with stunning views over the bay at Port Erin. Port Erin is one of the more attractive destinations on the Isle of Man and Baljean is a stunning location.
Graham, Merseyside wrote a review on 26th of July 2022
A Return Trip to a Favourite Manx Holiday CottageThe position of Baljean is quite special, overlooking Port Erin Bay, which is why we have spent quite a few holidays there over the years. However the recent modern refurbishment has added to the appeal, giving it a real seaside holiday feel. The kitchen and upstairs rooms are very well appointed with good facilities. The decent sized sitting/dining room, with excellent views would probably benefit from a more substantial table and chairs and the TV relocated for more all round relaxed viewing, especially when there are more than 2 guests. We will however certainly continue to use this ideally situated cottage which ticks all the boxes for our requirements.
Carolyn, Ramsey wrote a review on 1st of July 2022
A relaxing location.A lovely cottage with outstanding views out to sea and the whole of Port Erin Bay. Very convenient for shops, buses, trains and many walking opportunities. Parking location may pose a problem for some due to there being no turning areas and therefore having to reverse in or out of the road. The cottage is very well equipped, especially the kitchen. Other rooms, such as the second bedroom, would benefit from a mirror near a power point and maybe a small shelf as space is limited. Milk, butter, cheese, bread and a small selection of biscuits, tea and coffee were gratefully appreciated. A most enjoyable stay.