What is the Isle of Man like for a holiday?

Isle of Man Holidays

Considering the possibility of travelling somewhere later in the year but don’t want to travel far? Why not think about coming to the Isle of Man!  Landscapes, cultural festivals, nature and activities plus incredible freshly caught seafood and a wonderful heritage sites, there's no reason to miss out. 

How do you get to the Isle of Man?

Ferry to the Isle of ManTwenty minutes by plane from Liverpool, thirty minutes from Manchester, and an hour from London, it's more accessible than you might realise. If you come by ferry, you can get to our shores in 2 and a half hours. 

Friendly locals will welcome you with open arms, and our dog friendly scheme mean that you feel home from home with minimal effort.   

The best thing about a holiday on the Isle of Man is the glorious coast. Experience the Manx sea all year round; enjoy calm beautiful lapping waves, or magical stormy views. Stay on the beach in Port Erin, and enjoy the sights from huge windows as a glorious backdrop for your holiday. 


The best time to visit the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man is beautiful in every season with no shortage of activities and sightseeing. Here are our top 6 picks for each season. 


Spring in the Isle of Man 🌷

Steam train in the Isle of ManExplore a glen

Experience the Victorian Heritage Railway

Go on a nature trail

Explore Castle Rushen

Look for a basking shark  

Take a boat to the Calf of Man.



Summer in the Isle of Man 🏖

Paddle boarding in Port ErinStay at Port Erin beach and enjoy it's beauty, atmosphere and sunsets 

Watch some outdoor live music

Walk the coastal footpath around the Isle of Man over several days 

Kayak around the coast, or enjoy paddle-boarding in the bay 

Go fishing from the pier

Try sailing; learn with an instructor or indulge for a week round the Island 



Autumn in the Isle of Man 🍂

A day out hiking Enjoy Autumn hikes on Snaefell and the Island's peaks

Spend days cycling; enjoy the variety of roads and the spectacular views 

Try gorge scrambling through a picturesque waterfall 

Do some open-water swimming while the temperature is at its best in Port Erin's safe waters

Go windsurfing off the southern coast reaching high speeds and enjoying the Island from a different perspective




Winter in the Isle of Man ❄

Cycling in the Isle of ManEnjoy long cosy lunches in the many cafes and restaurants the Island has to offer, with log fires and a friendly welcome for dogs

Mountain bike through a plantation or over the hills

Walk the millennium way

Have a go at surfing and kite surfing 

Visit the House of Manannan and the Manx Museum

Eat on the dining carriage on the beautiful steam train 

UNESCO Biosphere status

One of the Isle of Man’s many special attributes is that it is the only ‘entire nation’ UNESCO Biosphere in the world, and we are very proud to support this. 

Unesco Biosphere partner  

Isle of Man holiday cottages 

Located at Port Erin beach, we have two holiday cottages sleeping six each 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), a double, plus a twin bedroom

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


Seaview twin bedroom with beachview

Palm Villa 

Palm Villa is located in a quiet lane just behind Seaview. It is a renovated townhouse laid out 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   

Or try our new flagship property in Castletown, and head to Port Erin beach by Steam-Train for a fantastic day out.



Castletown Self Catering accommodatio

Castleview is located next to the historic Castle Rushen in the centre of Castletown. This luxury townhouse has been lovingly restored with tourism in mind. Every bedroom has it's own bathroom, and a brand  new kitchen and purpose build sunroom/breakfast room keeps visitors very happy. Fibre broadband has been installed to ensure fantastic speeds, and there is a beautiful courtyard to enjoy. 

Bedrooms: Family suite with kingsize bed and additional double sofabed, plus twin bedroom, plus further double bedroom with kingsize bed (can be split into twins) and roll top bath!!! There is also an additional double sofabed in the living room.  

Book here  

Cancel without concern 

If you book and find at the time of your stay that the Isle of Man's borders are closed, or the Isle of Man Government prohibit us to be open, a full refund will be provided 

Enhanced cleaning policies are adopted to ensure a safe and clean environment. 

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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 

For any questions you have about accommodation or the Isle of Man, or whether you would like some help planning your stay, get in touch at seasidecottagesiom@gmail.com

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