Holiday cottages in the Isle of Man

Wyllin Cot

Kirk Michael, Isle of Man
Ref: 598685
A delightful and quirky 18th century fisherman’s cottage nestled in the heart of Glen Wyllin Village
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Description

Wyllin Cot is a delightful and very quirky 18th century fisherman's cottage, nestled in the hamlet of Glen Wyllin and is steeped in history. Glen Wyllin started out life as a mill and Wyllin means ‘mill’ in Manx. The cottage was built in the 18th century and this tiny yest perfectly formed building has been restored sympathetically to maintain original character with modern day luxuries. A very special feature of Wyllin Cot is the garden that comes with it. Take a walk down a private grassy path opposite the cottage, to a peaceful and enclosed garden of considerable size. Also available for your use is the summer house, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.

It is situated in a conservation area where there are immediate walks on your door step. You can take a lovely wooded riverside walk in Coooildarry Nature Reserve which is owned by the Manx Wildlife Trust or down to the beach and along the coast.

You are spoilt for choice in Wyllin Cot as you can completely relax on the colder days in the unique copper bath in the master bedroom, or you can curl up next to the log burner. If you are more of an adventurous type and like to be out and about exploring there are plenty of mountain bike trails, lots of tarmac for those road cyclists or for motor bike enthusiasts with immediate access to the Isle of Man TT course. For walkers the Raad Ny Foillan coastal footpath or up into the hills and all without jumping into a car!

There is a lounge/kitchen with a downstairs toilet and wash room and upstairs the Master bedroom with a shower/bath (sit down shower) and next door your dressing room with hair dryer, straighteners and clothes hangers/storage.

The cottage has the option of a small sofa bed in a second bedroom, suitable for one small child.

Indulge in the luxury deep bath in the bedroom with sit in bath shower and a traditional non-plumbed jug and wash basin next to the bath in the bedroom, toilet and sink downstairs. Please note the washing facilities wouldn’t suit anyone with mobility issues as you need to be able to step into the bath.

Situated across the lane from the house and originally set up by 2 entrepreneurs in the late 1800s, when the railway ran into Glen Wyllin, as a Victorian garden with a tea room. Rare plants were brought into the garden to thrive into this area which is now owned by the cottage. A beautiful and large wild garden with a river running alongside provides the perfect setting for you to unwind.

Visit Isle of Man rating: 4 Star

Holiday Let Features

Ground Floor

Kitchen/Lounge:
TV unit, sofa and chair, log burner, sink, Nespresso machine, SMEG Fridge, SMEG oven, electric hob and trolley (kept in cupboard)

Log Burner: Guests can have use of the log burner. Fuel is available at a cost of £25 per week. Please add this on to your booking in the EXTRAS section.

Wash Room: Washing machine, basin, WC

First Floor

Bedroom:
Double bed, bedside tables, wash bowl, bath

Dressing Room: Hairdryer, straighteners and clothes hangers/storage. We can provide a pull out bed in the dressing room for a small child if it is required. Recommended age 4-10yrs.

General

Parking: There is a small car parking space diagonally opposite the cottage and there is free parking on the opposite side of the main road as well.

Garden: The garden is accessed down a path opposite the property. This leads you down to ample space, and there is also a summer house for your use.

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

Power and Heating: Included in rent.

Free Wi-Fi: Included

Bedding and Linen: Bed linen & towels provided, not including beach towels.

Pets: This property would be suitable for one dog.

Shop: 0.5 ml Pub: 0.5 ml

Mobility: The cottage has narrower entrances than a modern build and a narrow but small stair case with some low level ceiling beams. Guests would also need to climb into the bath tub. It would therefore not suit anyone that isn’t fully mobile.

Features

Free Wifi, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Log burner, Linen Provided , Hairdryer, Pets accepted, Outdoor seating, Towels provided, Great for couples, Great for Staycations, Near a pub, Near to beach, Self Guided Walks, Near a shop

Map and directions

Reviews

Tim, Colby wrote a review on 5th of September 2022

Quirky cottage - enjoyable stay

Quirky cottage which makes maximum use of limited space. Best way is to go with it - we did and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. It won’t be for everyone, especially those with limited mobility or if you enjoy a long shower - only option is sitting in the bath to wash.

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Stephen, Nr Corwen wrote a review on 15th of August 2022

Quirky but very nicely presented

Wyllin Cot is smaller than expected but the owners have been very clever in maximising space in a very tasteful way. High quality fixtures, fittings and decor add to the enjoyment of the cottage. The cottage will not suit everyone as highlighted in the provided information because of the tight spaces but we loved it because of the character and decor.

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Guest, Isle Of Man wrote a review on 15th of August 2022

Unfortunately we only stayed two nights out of the four

Sadly the cottage was not for us and we only stayed for the first two, out of four nights. We rarely give negative reviews, and would be happy if you decided not to publish this one. As we do appreciate the effort of the cottage owners, that have clearly put their heart into this little place. We also appreciated the response from Island Escapes in helping us get the hot water working. The bed was low and really uncomfortable for two people. The downstairs toilet and washing facilities was problematic. It was cold and damp (though the heating does work very well and maybe as a Winter ‘cosy cottage’ it works). The outdoor space was unusable ……. We went for a look at the summerhouse, as we hoped to invite our Grandchildren over for a picnic. The ground is covered in stinging nettles and the path down to it overgrown, with quite a few big brambles.

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Ruth, Douglas wrote a review on 9th of August 2022

Extended Weekend at Wyllin Cottage

A quirky little cottage, perfect for any couple seeking a weekend break/ few days break in a lovely quiet location within easy walking distance of Kirk Michael Village, Glen Wyllin beach and surrounding countryside. The allocated parking area is tight (but manageable) for a medium sized SUV car, located facing out of the cottage diagonally to the left off the narrow access road. We really enjoyed our short stay and would readily recommend the cottage to any active couple.

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