10 “staying in” ideas in the Isle of Man during lockdown


We're happy to have been able to help some Isle of Man residents with a cottage to stay while a relative has been isolating in their home.    

Lockdown hasn't been easy, and we are all playing our part by staying in and avoiding contact with others.

Here are ten ideas of what they've been doing to keep themselves occupied and survive this time inside… 



10 fun “staying in” ideas 


1. Cook a three course meal, something new that you havn't tried before. Replicate going to a restaurant, dress for dinner and have pre-diner aperitifs at the bar sitting on the lovely high stools, before moving to the table for the main event. 


2. Virtual Yoga. We are desperately missing summer yoga classes on the Port Erin headland, overlooking the paddleboarders and kayakers with the warm wind on our backs. But join classes through facebook live or Zoom on the Smart TV with plenty of space, and sink into a relaxing side-angle pose on the comfort of the cosy rug. Light and warmth is in Palm Villa's large open plan lounge all day.


Cooking in self catering holiday cottage in port Erin3. Have a board games afternoon and extend the dining table to do a giant jigsaw where the whole family can help. Our favourite is Monopoly Isle of Man Edition of course! Games are provided in our holiday cottages on a rotation basis between guest stays.


4. Log into Netflix or Amazon Prime on the Smart TV, and lose the evening to box set after box set. 


5. As long as you are keeping to the distance rules, get out for your daily exercise exploring the walking trails in the south of the Island. Our favourite is a loop from Port Erin to Port St Mary via Gansey. 


6. Let Alexa join the party, ask her to play chill out music while you relax on the comfortable sofas, feet up with a good book. 


7. Let your dog go crazy enjoy the beach, at this time of year they can run in the waves any time of day. Explore the caves and enjoy the view up to Milner's Tower


8. If its sunny open the roof windows in the gorgeous attic, open them wide, lie on the immaculate new carpet, let the sun stream through, pile on the factor 30 and get a suntan. 


9. Have a family Xbox tournament playing the selection of games. We have left plenty for you there at Palm Villa for you to enjoy.  



10. Start planning your Isle of Man activities for a few months time, especially the gorgeous Port Erin. We are dreaming of a family boat trip to the calf of Man on the Shona, followed by a long lazy evening at our favourite craft winery Foragingvintners, before a short walk along the beautiful sand back to Palm Villa or Seaview  



Once lockdown eases, we have some availability for staycations during April and May. From September 2021 we will be welcoming back guests from the UK and further. Weeks are booking up, so contact us now 👇 for your Autumn holiday, or 2022 beach stay.  


Seaside Cottages

Palm Villa and Seaview both have three bedrooms, sleep six, and are dog friendly. 


Seaview is located on the beach, with every room having a wonderful beach view. Bedrooms: Superking (can be split into singles), double, plus a twin bedroom

The garden and bbq area have a view of the beach, with a further reading room/ games room.   


Seaview twin bedroom with beachview

Palm Villa 

Palm Villa is located in a quiet lane just behind Seaview. It is a renovated townhouse with th layout being over four floors, and each bedroom is on a separate floor. Bedrooms: Kingsize en-suite, double en-suite, plus a twin.

The kitchen and living/dining area is open plan to form a beautiful social space for groups and families. Book here

Palm Villa open plan living area   

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120 activities in the Isle of ManTo see what the Isle of Man has to offer, whether for a family, a group or by yourself, download this fantastic guide we have put together just for you 


120 Ideas of things to do in Port Erin & The Isle of Man 

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Both cottages are dog friendly. A lovely welcome pack is supplied on arrival. You will find many food delivery services available in Port Erin.

Read our blog featuring: 

26 top restaurants and cafes in Port Erin and the South

Live music venues in the South

Playing golf at Rowany

Walking Holidays in the Isle of Man


A change of scenery does you good!!