bullet pointTraditional Manx stone cottage
bullet pointAll-inclusive prices
bullet pointFree WiFi
bullet pointDiscounted travel and Car Hire
bullet pointBedlinen and towels provided
bullet pointClose to beach, harbour and coastal path
bullet pointClose to public transport
bullet pointIdyllic setting, great garden views

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The Cottage
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.
Rose Cottage
The South Cape South Cape
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 is a satellite digital colour television and DVD/CD player, receiving Freesat.
Lounge View 1 Lounge View 2
It leads through into the second lounge, which has a piano and small snooker table.
Games Lounge View 1 Games Lounge View 2
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. Utility Room
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 has been the subject of an extensive upgrade in the last two years. It is fully carpeted, and contains a large double bedroom ...
Main Bedroom 1 Main Bedroom 2
...a smaller double bedroom, a single bedroom,
Small Double Bedroom Single Room
...and a room containing the boiler set up as an overflow single bedroom.
Boiler Room
Duvets, bed linen and clean towels are provided.
Bathroom 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.
Garden Patio GardenFromPatio
Harbour View Garden from Back Door
Discounted Travel
We can offer discounted travel through a Douglas-based travel agent, and discounted car hire.

General Information
bullet point To maintain the high standard of interior furnishings, we regret that we cannot accept pets.

bullet point The telephone will accept incoming calls and allow outgoing emergency and telecom enquiry calls.

bullet point 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.

bullet point 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.

bullet point The shops and Post Office are in the centre of the New village, half a mile (10 minutes walk) from the cottage.

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We are equipped with broadband and Wi-Fi throughout the whole of the cottage.


The Isle of Man is restricting travel to the island and is currently at 'Borders Level 3' status. This means that apart from Manx residents, only family, partners and property owners are allowed on to the island, and there are isolation conditions in force for any arrivals. The Manx Government regularly briefs the Island community on the local Covid-19 situation: See and for information and regulations regarding travel restrictions and isolation. THe government have issued their latest document defining current future plans, 'Exit Framework 2 - April 2021'. Their plans are based on the UK achieving certain goals, but the latest plans are shown below. Note that these dates may change depending on how the UK figures evolve.

Sumarry of current plans from Exit Framework 2 - April 2021 :-
  • 24th May 2021 - Borders Level 2.5 implemented, opens up reduced pathways for residents, family, partners and property owners. Does not allow Non-Resident travel at this stage.
  • 28th June 2021 - Border Level 1, Unrestricted Travel, no Tests or Isolation required. Under regular review.

The cottage is available in 2021 for Staycation and Self Isolation (Isle of Man residents only) on the following dates

We are currently negotiating a seven week let between early May to the end of June, so it will be unavailable for Staycation or Isolation during this period.

All prices fully inclusive - no hidden extras!

Please contact us for other availability

Covid 19 changes and advice

Please note that between one set of guests departing and the next set arriving the cottage is given a deep clean.

We ask guests not to enter the cottage if you are experiencing Covid 19 Symptoms. This includes:
  • A temperature of more that 37.8°C (100°F)
  • A new and persistant cough
  • A loss of or a change in your normal sense of smell or taste

Please note that contact details will be kept on file for a two month period to allow contact tracing if necessary

When the border opens at Level 1, the cottage is available in 2021 on the following dates
(Level 1 opening currently planned for 28th June 2021)

21st August to 3rd September
25th September to 15th October
30th October onwards

These dates indicate the nights that the cottage is available

Availability 2022

1st January to 1st April
9th April to 13th May
11th June to 11th July
20th August to 27th August
3rd September onwards

These dates indicate the nights that the cottage is available

bullet point Unfortunately, Rose Cottage is unsuitable for full time wheelchair users. The building is more than 400 years old with thick stone walls and many original features including narrow doorways, oddly-shaped rooms, low ceilings and uneven floors, as you would expect in a building of that age and character. The bathroom/WC and bedrooms are on the first floor, which are accessed by a flight of stairs (no lift).

bullet point We do not accept pets, but if you wish to bring your Assistance Dog, please contact us to discuss your requirements..

bullet point Please contact us to discuss any requests or requirements that we may be able to assist with and we will endeavour to accommodate.

Last updated: 8th June 2021