Our house is set in it's own grounds, with ample safe parking, and is a five minute drive from the centre of Douglas, which is the capital town of the island. The large garden is completely secluded, has patio/bbq areas, and leads down through a small glen to a quiet river bank, stocked with salmon and trout. If you are walkers, my husband is a published author of walking guides to the isle. Whether it's coastal paths, or the more hidden gems you seek to explore, just ask, and he'll advise.
Smoking areas are provided, and we are happy to welcome children. The lower garden is completely child safe provided you ensure all the gates are closed.
Disponible para huéspedes
The shower room/lavatory is a few steps from your bedroom and is exclusively yours. You are very welcome to use the kitchen and utility room (washing machine/drier/iron, etc)
Atención a los huéspedes
Most days I am easily found. We are here if you need us, but respecting our guests privacy, we are mindful not to intrude.
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I've spent most of my adult life in London. We moved to the island 17yrs ago, and have never regretted a day since. Our children have mostly flown the nest now, and hubby, Al, is semi-retired.
We adore the slow pace of life here, with the sandy beaches and the virtually nil crime rate - for us, this truly is paradise.
Since leaving full time work I've discovered my artistic side, and now have a converted studio in our conservatory where I enjoy painting oil landscapes, portraits, and any of a million other things. You can usually find me up to my eyes in paint and turps in there, if I'm not pursuing my other passion of making quilted bedspreads, cushions and other soft furnishings.
Al is a keen walker and has published several walking guides of the isle (and no, he is NOT self published, he actually has a proper publishing house taking him seriously, so there!). He has also become a bit of a Manx history (bore) buff, so if you want to know more about the island's culture, folklore or architecture, he's definitely the man to ask!
He's a registered Marshal volunteer for the TT and Grand Prix annual bike races, as well as helping to stage several of our recent Real Ale festivals (yup, he does enjoy a beer or two). He also is government approved and registered as an open top (convertible car) tour guide.
Yeah. He never sits down.
(Cinder's here just cleans house, quilts and paints.)
We've been renting out for several years now over race weeks, and most of our guests return on an annual basis. We thoroughly enjoy the friendships forged, and are now hoping to extend our rentals to throughout the year.