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The Isle of Man is famous for the TT motorcycle races, its many sporting stars including 29 time Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish, its status as one of the world’s leading finance centres, for Tynwald, the longest continuous parliament in the world, and for Manx cats which have no tails.

Apart from during the TT and Isle of Man Festival of Motorcycling, however, the majority of visitors are families seeking to enjoy the beautiful open space where the 35 quiet beaches and towns at sea level rise through the stunning Manx National Glens to the hills and mountain tops in just a few miles. The Island’s hugely interesting history is preserved by Manx National Heritage through a wide range of museums and attractions (free admission to members of the National Trust and similar bodies) and the Heritage Railways (consisting of steam powered trains, vintage electric trams and horse drawn trams).

Combine the Isle of Man’s natural beauty with two of the best equipped self catering properties, with the option to enjoy the many pubs, restaurants, sporting, artistic and social events, and we believe you are in for a treat.

Oakhill Cottage, in a rural location alongside the steam railway near Port Soderick, has a double and twin bedroom and is just two miles from Douglas.  Milton Apartment has a double bedroom, is very close to public transport and is only a 10 to 15 minute walk from the centre of Douglas.  Both properties have washing machines, a tumble dryer, ceramic hob and electric cooker, fridge and freezer, dishwasher, central heating, high-speed wi-fi, a computer, smart TVs (Sky+HD including sport and movie channels in Milton Apartment; Netflix in HD at Oakhill Cottage on a brand new 49″ Samsung with Freesat) and convenient free parking. Your heating and electricity costs are included in the price of booking, as are towels and bed linen.

Our website includes dozens of Murray’s photos of the Isle of Man and the main features of our two self-catering holiday properties are described.  For those who require even more detail, you may like to read our new access statement here, which will be developed further during 2017. If you have any suggestions to improve the properties, our website or our access statement we would like to hear them as we want to maximise your enjoyment of our properties and your Isle of Man holiday. 

As you browse our site you will guess that we love the Isle of Man and we hope that you will find our enthusiasm infectious. If you are not convinced that we are the best place to stay then consider where else you might book now up to 2019 at prices only 10% higher than in 2009? We look forward to seeing you. for the first time or welcoming you on your return.

Murray and Marie Lambden