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The Byre at Ballavale Barns - Isle of Man

16 reviews
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
3 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
The Byre is a luxury one bedroom stone cottage sleeping two people in one large bedroom . There is a sofa foldaway bed in the sitting room. Located in the beautiful Santon Valley it is secluded and sits in two acres of parkland garden facing south west. The Byre has a large kitchen and large living room, vaulted ceilings and is modern build although looks traditional (it works!) It is self catering. All the accommodation is on the ground floor, is spacious and has level access throughout the the cottage; there is disabled access and a modern smoke and fire alarm system. It is centrally heated. The doorways are wide and the bathroom has a walk in power shower. Although the bed is KingSize - it is zip and link to provide two singles if preferred. There is a sofa bed in the sitting room w...The Byre is a luxury one bedroom stone cottage sleeping two people in one large bedroom . There is a sofa foldaway bed in the sitting room. Located in the beautiful Santon Valley it is secluded and sits in two acres of parkland garden facing south west. The Byre has a large kitchen and large living room, vaulted ceilings and is modern build although looks traditional (it works!) It is self catering. All the accommodation is on the ground floor, is spacious and has level access throughout the the cottage; there is disabled access and a modern smoke and fire alarm system. It is centrally heated. The doorways are wide and the bathroom has a walk in power shower. Although the bed is KingSize - it is zip and link to provide two singles if preferred. There is a sofa bed in the sitting room which can accommodate two people by arrangement. There is a smart TV with DVD player and docking station. Free Wifi is included. This is a perfect location for walkers and cyclists, outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers! Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: Four Star - Gold AccoladeMore
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About the Owner
Nigel W
Languages spoken:German, English, French
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2015
Interaction with guests
We (Lorraine and Nigel) are a professional couple, with three grown up children. We are both Manx (from the Isle of Man) and are passionate about the outdoors, walking, cycling and wildlife. We will generally meet and greet guests and offer support and guidance at any time. We live on site and respect our guests privacy. We do not expect to socialise with guests, but are not anti social! We wish to ensure you maximise your stay on this delightful island, which we call home.
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

A very clean and welcoming property, a very nice welcome and made sure we knew where everything was. Gave us some good knowledge on the area. Very polite and would go back

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Shaun m
Nigel W, VR Owner at The Byre at Ballavale Barns - Isle of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2018

Thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay! Do please come again. KInd regards. N and L

Reviewed 30 July 2018

We had a fabulous week on the Isle of Man with huge amounts to see and visit. The owners were great and the accommodation extremely roomy with all facilities, definitely a five star cottage which we would like to return to.

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Garnet B
Nigel W, VR Owner at The Byre at Ballavale Barns - Isle of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you both - so glad you enjoyed - you were perfect guests and are welcome anytime. Good wishes N and L

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Great location. Excellent accommodation well presented, perfect hosts. Deserves 5* rating. I would highly recommend..

Date of stay: June 2018
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Nigel W, VR Owner at The Byre at Ballavale Barns - Isle of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you so much - we aim to please - you are welcome anytime! Regards

Reviewed 2 June 2018

Very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The cottage had everything we needed including lots of local maps and information. The owners were very welcoming and happy to give advice. We were blessed with fine sunny weather to enjoy this beautiful island.

Date of stay: May 2018
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Nigel W, VR Owner at The Byre at Ballavale Barns - Isle of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2018

It was lovely to have you here. Come again and do some more cycling! We were impressed with your distances! All best N and L

Reviewed 25 October 2017

A really lovely apartment. Extremely well equipped kitchen, lounge with state-of-the-art TV, etc., nice big bed, great shower and beautifully furnished. Would recommend this place to anyone wanting quality accommodation on the island. Very conveniently situated between Douglas and Castletown.

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank DouglasFPTaylor
Nigel W, VR Owner at The Byre at Ballavale Barns - Isle of Man, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Sorry about the Isle of Man “liquid” sunshine! Err rain ! Come again soon! N and L.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Trampoline
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
Game Room
Pool Table
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Ping Pong Table
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
There are a number of lovely walks and cycle tracks in the immediate area which can be tailored to ability and ambition.
Getting around
At the Byre you are five minutes stroll from the Santon halt - a Steam Railway station. You are ten minutes walk from a main bus route artery into Douglas the capital, or (in the other direction), Castletown the airport and South of the island. There is ample secure parking here too. You are literally 20 minutes walk from the shore and beach and a host of coastal walks, of differing gradient.
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