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“Would love to keep it our little secret gem .”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ballathona Farm

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Ballathona Farm
Vancouver, Canada
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“Would love to keep it our little secret gem .”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2010

We would love to keep the Ballathona our little secret but feel we have to share how wonderful it was with everyone . I traveled with my Mother and adult daughter back home to the Island for 2 weeks from Canada to visit family .We found the self catering cottage at Ballathona online by chance . The pictures online looked lovely but in person it is all that and more . We felt at home from the moment we arrived ,Gill, Paul and Jazz the dog were so friendly and welcoming . The views were amazing and only a 10 minute drive into Ramsey and a hop up the road to the beach . Looked forward to coming back to our little cottage everyday after a day of being out and about .The rooms were beautiful and they thought of everything in the kitchen as well . I could not think of one thing we did not love about the cottage or the family that own it .
Without a doubt we will not be able to stay anywhere else on the island again and look forward to coming back again very soon .

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2010

First time to Isle of Man so wasn't too sure of bearings, good places to visit etc etc. This is property is slightly out of the way being north of the island - but if you want excellent first class accommodation and peace and quiet then Ballathona Farm would be very difficult to better.
We stayed at the cottage over Easter and the property is very impressive all round. Decor is warm and modern and nothing is tired looking at all. Some serious thought has gone into all the furnishings, bedrooms etc etc. Kicthen is immaculate. Nothing was lacking. Both rooms have their own ensuite toilet and shower which is good first thing in the morning. Views are stunning and sunsets are something to behold. Unfortunately you cannot walk directly from garden towards the sea - you have to take the long route around. Good pub nearby for food and a post office / small store that stays open until 8pm each night.
This property is not on the TT course and you can easily navigate your way around any road closures during race season.

Hosts are genuine and very down to earth. Most helful and friendly. Nothing seemed to much trouble.

Property is a bit out of the way, but the extra distance to get there is very well worth it. Would be my top preference to stay during any future holiday on Isle of Man

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

For our first visit to the Isle of Man I browsed many cottages before choosing Ballathona Farm, I am so glad that I chose to stay there.

The cottage was so clean and well equipped that we wanted for nothing. From the fully equipped kitchen to the beautiful en suite bedrooms and relaxing living room with it's wood burning stove I simply could not find any fault with this cottage.

We were made to feel very welcome at this lovely place with it's quiet peaceful location, yet within easy reach of towns and villages for shopping etc.

I was so taken with the Isle of Man that I intend to return again next year.
My accommodation of choice for this return visit will be Ballathona Farm cottage.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2009

Ballathona Farm is set with marvellous views on all aspects. Having breakfast was a delight with views across the fields to the sea. Our hosts couldn't do enough for the guests allowing you to use most of the house as if it was your own. The decour was bright and the level of cleanliness was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble. Access would be difficult without a car but the North West of the island is quiet and beautiful and worth the effort. The sunsets were beautiful and you are able to walk on beaches accompanied by the seals, curious about their visitors. The wildlife is abundant and easy to spot. Overall this is a spot that is worth returning to and I would readily stay at Ballathona again.

  • Stayed September 2009
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Castle Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2009

Just had a short break in the self catering cottage. A stunning location with fabulous views. A very modern and well equipped cottage with two ensuite bedrooms furnished to a very high standard. Everything you could want for a holiday, in a beautiful peaceful part of the Isle of Man, with fantastic views across to Galloway in Scotland.
Will definetely be back.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Leeds
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2009

Just come back from staying at Ballathona Farm, what a great find. Lovely B&B which is more like a hotel. Fantastic hosts, beautiful scenery and a lovely room. We will be going back

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2009

We stayed at the self catering cottage for a week. The cottage was in a lovely peaceful location with fantastic seaviews. The accomodation was excellent and had everything we needed for a relaxing holiday. We would definitely go back and would highly recommend the cottage.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Ballathona Farm
Address: The Lhen, Andreas IM7 3EH
Region: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Andreas
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Speciality Lodging in Andreas
Number of rooms: 5

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