This homely cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped with some thoughtful personal touches. The welcome pack which included essentials such as milk and butter and a bottle of wine was appreciated and a nice gesture. The location is good - the cottage is on a main road but there was no traffic noise at all and we never had a problem parking both our party's cars at the front of the cottage. The cottage is within easy walking distance of the historic centre of Castletown. Everyone in our party commented on how comfortable the beds are.
The bathroom was very clean and spacious but unfortunately the temperature dial on the main shower did not work. The water temperature was scalding hot; we could not get any cold water to come through and the shower was unusable. There was a shower head over the bath but that was not ideal, particularly as we were on the island for my daughter to take part in a sporting event and she couldn't have a proper shower when she got back to the cottage. The owner did try and resolve the issue but as it was a bank holiday weekend unfortunately no plumbers were able to come out.
There were quite a few ants in the kitchen and the WiFi did not work, but I have let the owner know about these issues too. The owner, Kim, is very attentive and professional and I have no doubt that the issues we encountered will have been resolved quickly.
All in all we enjoyed a very pleasant stay and we would recommend Red Gap Cottage to anyone looking for accommodation in Castletown.
Kim was brilliant to deal with from the first moment. There were lovely touches in the cottage, fresh flowers, a welcome basket, spare toiletries and the cottage itself was cosy and warm. Beds were very comfortable and the kitchen extremely well equipped. We found Castletown a great place to stay with some good places to eat and some great pubs! Kim was at the end of the phone if there was a problem and had thought of everything, even shoe polish! And there were full instructions for all the appliances.
We loved the Isle of Man, the people were so friendly and there is lots to do. Great walks nearby too.
Every amenity you could need has been considered, standard of cleanliness and decor very high. Kim the owner is very helpfull. Weather not too good during our stay, but that didn't matter as we had such a comfortable cottage which was piping hot within 10 mins of putting the heating on, perfect place to dry out.
Thank you for a lovely holiday Kim.
Easy journey from the airport. A short walk from the town square, the harbour and the steam train station. The cottage is in excellent condition; clean, modern and every appliance you could think of. As for provisions, nothing was missing. There was spare of everything just in case you had forgotten something. The rooms were spacious and tastefully decorated.
Kim was very accommodating and went through the facilities on arrival. Even during the booking process, communication was easy and friendly.
Thank you for providing a lovely base for us to return to after a days sightseeing.
everything was just perfect.everything you need in the cottage.it was so well equiped.even down to spare reading glasses and first aid kit.kim was a really lovely person.she was there to meet us when we arrived.would love to go back someday again.
Well what can I say, from the moment of enquiry to booking and staying Kim the owner was first class nothing was too much trouble. An amazing cottage to stay in everything you could possibly need for your stay, even a wonderful welcome pack with wine included fantastic. Loved it we have an autistic son who also loved it and settled really quickly, it was spacious clean with comfy beds and a lovely bathroom with full size bath overlooking the countryside towards the sea. Also a full size shower too so your choice. Will definitely be returning we had an amazing holiday. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage.
Castletown is a lovely place for a holiday.Staying at Red Gap Cottage meant that we had a very comfortable base to return to after day trips out.The local public transport is reliable and frequent,and there are bus stops very close to the cottage.There is nothing negative I could say about the cottage as it is spotlessly clean and well equipped.There is everything,and more,in the cottage to make it the perfect home from home.Thanks for a great holiday Kim!