Traditional Manx stone cottage
Discounted travel and Car Hire
Bedlinen and towels provided
Close to beach, harbour and coastal path
Close to public transport
Idyllic setting, great garden views
Rose Cottage is a charming detached 17th century Manx stone cottage situated at South Cape, Laxey, less than 5 minutes walk down steps to the beach and harbour, and only a few yards from the South Cape Manx Electric Railway stop. It has been carefully modernised to a very high standard to give 21st century comfort while still retaining its 17th century character.
There is off-road parking for one car, and on-road parking for a second one, on either side of the porch. In addition, there is space at the side of the house for a small car or a number of motorcycles.
Laxey is situated on the Island's East coast between Douglas and Ramsey. With its beach with large areas of exposed sand at low tide, its friendly shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs, its coastal and mountain walks for the energetic, and its transport (including the Snaefell Mountain Railway), it makes an ideal base for an enjoyable holiday in the Isle of Man. Make sure you visit the Lady Isabella, the largest working water wheel in the world.
The photo on the left shows the location of the cottage, outlined in red. Click on any of the photos to see them in more detail.
The cottage was originally two separate stone cottages, now converted into one large holiday unit.
| Ground Floor
The ground floor contains an entrance porch leading into two luxuriously carpeted lounges, 20ft by 12ft and 15ft by 12ft.
The first lounge contains the dining area and TV area. The TV shown in the picture has been replaced with satellite digital colour television and DVD/CD player.
|It leads through into the second lounge, which has a piano and small snooker table.|
There is a modern kitchen with electric hob and fan oven under, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and large worktops. Cutlery and crockery are provided for six people.|
|A utility room with general cleaning materials, fitted with freezer, washing machine and separate tumble dryer completes this floor.|
|Note that being very old, some ground floor parts of the cottage have limited headroom. The clearance to the beams in the kitchen and the
utility room is less than 6 ft in places and the height of the back door and the door between the main lounge and the kitchen is less still.
| First Floor
The first floor is fully carpeted, and contains a large double bedroom ...
|...a smaller double bedroom, and a single bedroom.
|All beds are covered by 'All seasons' combination duvets. Bed linen and clean towels are provided.
|The bathroom contains a W.C., wash basin and a bath with shower over.
Unlimited supplies of hot water are available from a gas fired Vailant boiler. This also powers the central heating, and there are individually controllable radiators in all rooms.
We have a large garden and it is mainly laid to grass, with a patio area and garden furniture overlooking the beach.
| Discounted Travel
We can offer discounted travel through a Douglas-based travel agent, and discounted car hire.
| General Information
To maintain the high standard of interior furnishings, we regret that we cannot accept pets.
The telephone will accept incoming calls and allow outgoing emergency and telecom enquiry calls.
South Cape tram stop (part of Manx Electric Railway) is very close, up the hill past one house then a few metres on the right along the tram track. A few minutes' walk further up the hill, on the main road, is the bus stop for buses running between Douglas and Ramsey.
Close by the cottage is the 'Road of the Gull', part of the Isle of Man long distance Coastal Footpath, which leads down onto Laxey Beach. Less than 10 minutes walk downhill is the Old village centre, with the Shore Hotel pub and micro-brewery on one side of the Laxey river, and the well-known La Mona Lisa Italian restaurant on the other side. A few more minutes walking brings you to the Harbour.
The shops and Post Office are in the centre of the New village, half a mile (10 minutes walk) from the cottage.
| Availability ... Offers ... Stop Press ...
All prices fully inclusive - no hidden extras!
TT Week 2017
Classic TT and MGP 2017
Half Term 21st October 2017, 7 nights
Christmas and New Year 2017
The cottage is available in 2017 on the following dates
30th September to 31st December
All prices fully inclusive - no hidden extras!
Four night special through October (excepting half term).
Any four nights, £196 fully inclusive.
This, together with discounted ferry travel through our partner travel agents,
offers an affordable mini-break on the lovely Isle of Man
Please contact us for other availability