Ballavoddan Farm Cottages 1

Ballasalla, Isle of Man
4 guests
2 BEDROOMS
1 BATHROOMS
NO PETS
4.825 reviews

One of two immaculate holiday cottages located together in a rural location in the south of the island.

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Located in the south of the Isle of Man and just 5 minutes drive from the Isle of Man Airport you'll find Ballavoddan Farm Cottages. In this rural setting, two lovingly refurbished holiday cottages can be found alongside each other, sleeping up to 4 people in each cottage. Book Ballavoddan Farm Cottage 2 as well to accommodate a group of up to 8 people!

The cottages are set back from Phildraw Road, Ballasalla in a spacious courtyard with ample parking for 2 vehicles in each cottage. Tastefully decorated, the cottages offer guests a comfortable base for a holiday, no matter what time of the year you choose to stay. During the summer months enjoy the pleasant grounds, a real sun trap on a sunny day, whilst in the cooler months enjoy the warmth of the log burner in the cosy lounge which is open plan with the dining area and kitchen making for a lovely social space.

A couple of minutes drive or around 10 minutes walk from the cottages you'll find the village of Ballasalla. The village has a pharmacy and shop, traditional pub, fish and chip shop and Chinese restaurant. The Abbey restaurant, a favourite with local residents for afternoon teas through to evening fine dining can also be found on the edge of the village. The Isle of Man Steam railway also has a station in the village, from here take the train through to Douglas or nearby Castletown and Port Erin. There is also a very frequent bus service with up to 4 services an hour at times to Douglas, the airport and south the of the island.

Also a short walk from the cottages is Silverdale Glen, an extremely popular spot for all the family with a childrens playground (including a unique Victorian water-powered roundabout), boating lake and cafe. Follow the Silverburn river downstream from here and you'll find Rushen Abbey. Originally a home for monks of the Sauvignac Order, Rushen Abbey came under Cistercian control and was developed as the Isle of Man’s seat of religious power housing the main body of knowledge and literacy for the Island. Take a stroll through the stunning Abbey Gardens to find remains of the substantial medieval buildings, blossom trees and an array of herbs and flowers – many used to cure common ailments.

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Holiday Let Features

Visit Isle of Man Star Rating: 4 Star Gold

Holiday let features

Lounge/Dining area:
Log burner, corner sofa, coffee table, smart TV, Dining table with four chairs

Kitchen: Open plan with Lounge/dining area. Well equipped containing hob, oven, microwave dishwasher, fridge/freezer.

Utility: WC, hand wash basin and washing machine.

Bedroom 1: King size bed, bedside cabinets, dressing table and wardrobe.

Bedroom 2: Double bed, bedside cabinets and wardrobe.

Shower room: With WC, hand wash basin and large walk in shower.

Parking: There is covered parking for up to 2 cars in front of the property in a private gated courtyard.

EV Charging: Electric vehicle charging is available at the property and can be added as a booking extra.

Changeover Day: Flexible. Arrival 4:00pm - Departure 10:00am

Power and Heating: Included in rent.

Free Wifi: included

Bedding and Linen: Bed linen & towels provided.

Baby Equipment: Cot and hire chair available to hire on request.

Pets: Dogs not accepted

Shop: 0.8 ml Pub: 0.8 ml Bus Stop: 0.7ml

Accessibility: The living area of the property is all on the ground floor where there is also a toilet. The bedrooms are located up a standard staircase with good handrails and the bathroom has a large walk in shower.

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

  • Free Wifi
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Cot Available
  • High Chair Available
  • Log burner
  • Private Parking
  • Linen Provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Outdoor seating
  • Towels provided
  • Great for couples
  • Great for Staycations
  • Rural views

Location

Reviews (25)

4.8
Cleanliness 4.9
Comfort 4.8
Condition 4.8
Location 4.7
Service & Staff 4.8
Value for money 4.5
Jake, London - May 6 "Comfortable and highly reccomended"

Very comfortable stay! Well equipped and nice to find on our late arrival that basic provisions (bread, cheese, milk) had been provided. Recommended.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 4.0
Value for money 4.0
Guest, Birmingham - April 22 "Broken bed and window blind"

On the first night of our stay we arrived on the late boat.When we went to bed in the main bedroom the bed was broken Underneath. We eventually got to sleep at 3am sleeping on the mattress on the floor.This was very distressing. The blind in the second room was broken which had been reported when we stayed a year ago but obviously not sorted out. Although both were sorted the following day neither of these things were acceptable

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 3.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Jamie, Sutton cum Granby - March 16 "A lovely retreat"

Probably the best quality holiday cottage I have ever stayed. Very nicely appointed. Very impressed with the provision of a fire sprinkler system too! My only criticism would be for the lighting underneath the car port. A slight tweak on the timer to have more than 30 seconds of light would be helpful in the darker months. Excellent property, would stay again.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 4.0
Value for money 4.0
Roger, Manchester - December 2, 2023 "Iom trip"

This property is excellent done to very high standard warm and inviting I would not hesitate to book again when coming to iom (5 stars )

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
George, Chipping Norton - November 9, 2023 "Lovely stay in Ballavodden 2 "

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay in this cottage which is beautifully designed, built and decorated. Wee look forward to a return visit next year

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Darren, Mount Coolum - September 25, 2023 "Stunning Accommodation "

Absolutely gorgeous facilities with all the extras you need. Spacious, welcoming and a thorough joy to spend time here.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Marni, Glasgow - July 22, 2023 "Beautiful cottage in a countryside setting with just a short walk to the village."

Balavoddan Farm Cottage 1 is really lovely. It is exactly as it says and looks in the photos and description. It is in such a peaceful setting with Balasalla just a 10 minute walk along the road. The road can be busy at times with no pavement for most of the way so you just need to have your sensible head on! Island Escapes were so quick to respond when we had a wee issue with a door. It was all sorted within 20 minutes, an amazing service!

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
David, Aspelt - June 11, 2023 "90"

Everything perfect, we just missed a BBQ & shower water pressure could be higher. Thank you for the welcome basket

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Deirdre, Kildare - May 28, 2023 "Beautifully barn conversion"

The property is a beautifully converted barn, to the highest standard. Interior wouldn’t be out of place, on the best home interior pages.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Jonathan, Bridgend - May 16, 2023 "Island Family Visit"

The property on the whole is well presented but we would like to highlight a number of two issues we encountered, notably:- 1. Please highlight to the owners that the entry gates were particularly noisy on opening and shutting, particularly when the owners or guests at Cottage 2 entered, this at at all times to include 2am as an example. 2. We were unable to use the freezer owing to a build up of ice. Just needs to be defrosted. The reason for a 4 for cleanliness was owing to the vaccum cleaner not being emptied when full, cobwebs in the lounge, the main oven needing to be cleaned as previous guests did not clean after using. The above points are designed to improve the experience of all future guests. For context, this is our second stay at the Cottages and have re-booked for September as it is ideally situated for us. Other than the points above which are easily resolved, we would recommend the Cottages.

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Jackie, Bramcote - May 3, 2023 "Ballavoddan cottages 1"

Very comfortable clean upmarket excellent accommodation. Plenty of room for 4 people.On the plus side everything you need for a break is included ie bedding towels for 4 people,hairdryer, washer/dryer, dishwasher.All the kitchen utensils you need as well Very spacious master bedroom with lots of storage and coat hangers in both bedrooms.Large bathroom with lovely shower. Having previously stayed there however we were disappointed to notice alot more scuffing generally on the walls.Entrance lighting would be a good idea as it is so dark and a car is definitely needed. In bedroom 2 the blind was broken and we had to jam a piece of card in the runner.The handyman came the next day but it could not be fixed during our Stay. This issue should have been dealt with before our arrival. Without being able to jam the blind with a piece of card the room would have been unsleepable due to the light.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 4.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Rob, Burton In Kendal - January 3, 2023 "New Year Stay"

We love to stay at his cottage this is our 2nd stay and it is always lovely. We noted a couple of things that could improve the facilities. It would be helpful if a welly/dirty boot racking could be supplied in the car port with some hooks for wet outdoor wear. Also, there are no hooks in bathrooms for towels and no hand towel provided in the downstairs toilet. We thought the sitting room heating was a bit on the cool side.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Mary Jane, Crosby - November 13, 2022 "Cosy and beautiful "

We have stayed in self catering cottages all over the UK over the past 20 years and this is one of the best. Quiet rural location close (walking distance) to Ballasalla village, shop, pharmacy, steam railway, Abbey restaurant, pub and more… The cottage is well equipped the only thing it lacked was a towel rail or hooks and some toiletries (shower gel and shampoo) in the bathroom. The gated courtyard is beautiful. We would happily stay there again. I loved hearing the distant sound of the steam train whistle this morning.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Eloisha, Onchan, Isle Of Man - November 7, 2022 "Stunning cottage and grounds "

My friends and I were lucky enough to stay here at short notice for the weekend. The grounds and the cottage are stunning and very clean. It was helpful to have a contact number for Island Escapes as I needed help to access the cottage, they answered immediately and dealt with the situation quickly. Highly reccommended.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Joy, Norley - October 30, 2022 "A very well furnished and comfortable place to stay "

Such a lovely , comfortable , cozy , beautifully decorated and furnished place to stay . Could only suggest an EV charger point be installed in the car port to make it absolutely perfect for us !

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Jonathan, Bridgend - October 10, 2022 "Family Visit"

We enjoyed our stay the location perfect for family but maybe not quite near amenities when walking. We would have no hesitation in recommending the cottages. Minor issues were only one black waste bag provided, no washing machine tablets (not products you what to buy during a short visit). Others included vents in the main bedroom and bathroom that will not close, the heating system (roon & underfloor) which we could not find how to reset. Nonetheless, we will reserve in the future as these minor issues are easily resolved.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Stephen, Wrexham - August 30, 2022 "MGP visit august 22"

4 motorcycle friends spending several days visiting IOM along with watching MGP. Accommodation was excellent and cannot recommend enough. The only consideration to be made when staying is the lack of availability of taxis if you are planning evenings out and not wanting to drive. There are simply not enough local taxis to satisfy demand especially when events such at MGP or TT on and the island is busy.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Sean, Greystones - August 17, 2022 "Lovely"

A lovely,clean cottage with secure parking.Modern interior with comfy carpets and beds!Both us and the kids loved it and hated having to leave.The management company were so quick to respond to our questions.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 4.0
Guest, RIVERSIDE - July 20, 2022 "A quiet escape "

Once we worked out how to get to the cottage (road works closing one end of the lane were a surprise) it was fine! Cottage itself was lovely, very compact and attractive. A couple of minor additions like towel rails/hooks in the bathroom & a hairdryer would be useful but overall a great place to stay.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 4.0
Value for money 4.0
Andrew, Durham - June 15, 2022 "A very high standard accommodation "

A very clean and well presented property with high standards of finish Quiet yet close to local shop and pub

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Lucy, Hereford - April 1, 2022 "Beautiful cottage "

We stayed at cottage No.1 as a stop gap before moving into a rental, the cottage was spotless and very comfortable with every amenity we needed and more. The bed was like sleeping on a cloud! There was a minor issue with the dishwasher and the oven gloves were missing bit we called the Island escapes team and somebody came out the same day to sort it, the service and response time from booking to checking out was excellent. We have just relocated to the Island and have already recommended Ballavoddan to friends and family.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Antrobus, Isle Of Man - March 14, 2022 "Lovely Stay"

We stayed last month and we really loved it. Beautiful accommodation in a perfect location. Rooms were lovely and the whole cottage had beautiful decor.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Ellie, Douglas - March 7, 2022 "A beautiful cottage "

A lovely little home from home. Every little detail was gorgeous and we had such a great stay. The location was great for us as we have a toddler and spent one morning exploring silverdale which was a 2 minute drive or 10 minute walk I imagine. Our only complaint would be that the velux blinds in the bedroom weren’t blackout but other than that we couldn’t fault it!

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 3.0
Elizabeth, Warrington - February 28, 2022 "Superb"

The accommodation is in an old building and in a very private, gated area which has all been refurbished very recently. It is bright, new, clean and very tastefully decorated. With being there in the winter we were happy that it has outside lighting and a covered parking are and are looking forward to returning soon.

Cleanliness 5.0
Comfort 5.0
Condition 5.0
Location 5.0
Service & Staff 5.0
Value for money 5.0
Sue, Isle Of Man - February 28, 2022 "Staycation "

Nice, cosy cottage but would benefit by supplying a hairdryer, oven gloves and perhaps bins in the bedrooms. Microwave was difficult to use too, we were only able to heat food in 30 second intervals, then having to repeat until the food was hot. Area was peaceful and the beds and the furniture were of good quality and comfortable. Would stay here again

Cleanliness 4.0
Comfort 4.0
Condition 4.0
Location 4.0
Service & Staff 4.0
Value for money 4.0

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