We are IOM residents and have known of Close Taggart Cottages almost since they were opened. We had admired them but being so close to home could only dream of actually staying there for a few nights. BUT Covid elsewhere in the world did restrict and cancel our other plans so taking our thoughts to stay closer to home. As in 8 miles?? A Staycation over Christmas was considered but surely Close Taggart would be closed, if not for Covid then for Christmas? We looked on line and they were open. 30 seconds later and we were booked in On line and good to go. Well we knew the local shops and had al...more
The cottage was perfect for a couple. The location was very convenient for Laxey village on foot, and for the Electric tram to Ramsey. Views over the sea are wonderful. The welcome pack was great and very welcome. I love the corner bath!
Location was perfect on the Quay in Castletown. Beautifully refurbished with a high quality finish throughout. Island Escapes are always a pleasure to deal with.
A perfect base for relaxing with lovely rural views and exploring the Glens and beaches of the Island`s SW coast. The Gym and Hot Tub were a bonus for the young and active!
It was a delight to return to Close Taggart presently. The local walks, wetlands, wallabies, cycle rides and good eateries provide a relaxing change. John and Shirley are generous hosts with a wide knowledge of local features and insights. A gem of a stay!
I was in quarantine for 2 weeks and it was made a lot easier by having a fantastic neighbour. She came out to talk to me and offered to do shopping for me. The bungalow was really lovely and spacious. The bed was really comfortable. There were essentials and treats there when I arrived. I was given really easy directions to follow and found the property easily. I would describe it as fantastic. It was just a shame that I wasnt allowed out to enjoy being in port Erin. The avenue and the people living there were so friendly. It's in a lovely location
Had such a great time in a wonderful place. We will definitely be back. The spa was incredible and great space for us all for the weekend. Thanks
What a wonderful place to stay hopefully will be back everything was so well run and friendly with no exception.
Great staycation with the family. Plenty of room for us all to enjoy ourselves plus some good extras.
Only disadvantage with this property - there is very little outside space. Inside is very well equipped with plenty of space in all rooms and excellent bathrooms.
This is a really stunning property with fabulous views both down to the sea and up river to the hills. No expense has been spared on the finish of this house and every last detail has been given so much thought, down to the luxurious towels and hand wash in the shower rooms to the heavenly goose down duvets on the beds. The kitchen is equipped with everything one could possibly want and the living space is just perfect with a very comfortable, huge curved sofa and the lovely glass dining table in the bay window. A perfect base for visiting the rest of the south of the island with bus stops a...more
This accommodation is spacious and comfortable in an ideal location for enjoying the countryside and coast. It has a modern Kitchen and large dining room, ideal for family meals. The pool table and table tennis got plenty of use in the evenings and there was a good collection of dvds and games.
We had a lovely family get together. The house is very comfortable and spacious. Stunning views. Very comfortable beds.
The house is beautiful, in a stunning location. Lovely welcome pack when we arrived, house was warm and extremely clean. Loved the Christmas tree and fleecy blankets :-) Would highly recommend
Beautifully finished cottage in quiet harbourside location. No traffic noise. Lovely coastal walks on the doorstep. Shops and cafes and takeaways 10 minutes walk away. Highly recommend.
A well equipped pretty cottage in a beautiful setting, close to a quiet beach for a walk along the shoreline
Nice decor and excellent cleanliness. We liked the entertainment options for family with little kids. We expected a better sea view. Unfortunately, the view from the living room and the first-floor bedroom is obstructed by the house in front. Living room sofas could have been more comfortable.
Lovely apartment very comfortable . Spacious and bright. Great kitchen facilities only negative no mixing bowls or serving dishes. Bathrooms very modern. Great bed and bedding. Would definitely stay again. Lovely views.
This is our second time in the Arches, it never fails to impress and nor does Island Escapes as there is everything in this house you would ever need. Huge bedrooms, loads of wardrobe space but the open plan layout downstairs is where this house performs. It is the perfect house to entertain, a cosy living room off of the spacious kitchen dining area with a huge TV and great internet. The little homely touches that island escapes provide is so well thought out, from the welcome hamper, cheese, milk, ice, coffee bags, fresh baked bread, down to the shampoo, hand wash, conditioner and cream from...more
A lovely relaxing weeks stay. Nice clean comfortable cottage. Friendly owner. Would recommend to the family and friends. An upgrade on the tv package would be good.
We had a lovely staycation and would definitely like to come back again soon. The house is in a great location and a nice quiet area. The children had a wonderful time and loved their stay here. We were very impressed with how clean the house was, we had everything we needed and felt very at home.
A great location if you are looking for some rest and recuperation. The accommodation is situated by a farm and Andreas village is just a short drive away, it was very clean, well laid out and well equipped. We did find the heating very warm and had to turn it down. there is a great outside space which would be ideal for the warmer month. Highly recommended, definitely will return in the new year.
Had the best weekend here.views to die for .bath was totally amazing.fantastic we will definitely be going back 10/10
Stayed for 10 days whilst major plumbing was undertaken at our house. This is a nice facility, we just found it a little strange that we never did see the proprietor or a representitive; our only contact was our phone call about leaving arrangements. We assumed that this was because they thought we were staying for Covid-19 reasons. Having said that we would not hesitate in recommending this location as a great place to stay.
Everything about my stay was perfect. Thank you so much for the amazing accommodation that you are providing
Lovely stay here, with great views. Highly recommend, near all local amenities, nice and cosy. Very spacious inside too.
A lovely place to stay - well equipped and super warm with underfloor heating. Wonderful.views of both countryside and sea. Close to amenities and the bus stop is conveniently located about 100M down the road. We stayed on a 'staycation' during the Xmas period as we couldnt go back home to Sussex to visit family and friends and it was well worth it, for a welcome change of scene. Will stay again if the borders remain as they are.
Lovely cottage with character and charm in a stunning and convenient location, perfect for a break in Port Erin.
Good quiet location, everything you need for a relaxing break. Only thing I woukd say from a safety point for children is the glass table in the lounge, perhaps consider changing it for a smaller one.
Really enjoyed our stay here. The apartment has clearly been recently renovated and it’s very stylish and comfortable. It’s also a short walk to the Main Street of shops/restaurants as well as the prom. The apartment had been cleaned before our arrival a though perhaps a deeper clean was needed as some areas/corners were dusty
Everything was excellent, lovely house in a traditional farmhouse style and grounds in beautiful surroundings.
Overall a comfortable stay. The two single beds are very soft mattresses but the main double is very comfortable.
We had difficulties following the written instructions to find the key to enter the apartment. Suggest pointing out that access is from the rear of the property, and also defining that the key box is at eye level to the right of the door. Great views across the bay looking towards Ireland were completely spoiled by very dirty windows. Even those easily accessible to the rear of the property hadn't even been cleaned. Otherwise the property was find and comfortable, well appointed and great coffee was provided !!!