The SpaceThe Barn is a tasteful, modern, self-catering holiday home registered by the Isle of Man Government as 4* with Gold Award. The Barn enjoys full amenities but benefits from the tranquillity of glorious Manx countryside. There is a bedroom with Kingsize bed and a double sofa bed. The Barn is ideal for singles, couples and families with up to 2 children who are able to share the sofa bed.
Full details are:- Entrance hall with coat-stand and mirror and small unit with comprehensive visitor information leaflets/books/maps.
Bathroom with bath and Mira shower over, large basin 2 drawer unit and WC.
Living room with settee and chair, “Freesat" flat-screen wall-mounted TV, DVD player, Bluetooth Bose "sound-dock", tables and lamps.
The adjoining kitchen has oven with grill, microwave with grill, electric induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer. There are numerous pots/pans/dishes and utensils. All appliances, cupboards and work surfaces are high quality.
The bedroom has an attractive brass and ivory colour 5' Kingsize bed, top quality Egyptian cotton bedding, dressing table with mirror and hairdryer and fitted wardrobe with ample storage. The bedroom also includes a double sofa-bed.
Floorings throughout (carpet and vinyl), soft furnishings, décor and artwork are high quality and tasteful.
There is a guest parking space directly alongside the Barn entrance path and ample further off-road parking. A private 1-acre field, enjoying views across farmland, located immediately alongside the Barn, is reserved for the exclusive use of barn guests and has garden furniture. Guest AccessLittle Ballakewin Barn consists of privately accessed, independent, holiday accommodation attached to the owners' residence in a quiet rural location. As well as all the modern facilities in the Barn, guests have exclusive access to the 1 acre field, by the Barn, which is equipped with garden furniture, together with ample parking also directly alongside the Barn.
Please note that we have a minimum stay of 2 nights. Interaction with GuestsGuests can be assured of complete privacy but Manx owners David and Sharon, who live alongside Little Ballakewin Barn, are always available for information and assistance if needed. The NeighborhoodLittle Ballakewin Barn is located in tranquil countryside, with mountain views across farmland. The Barn offers a superb rural, but well-connected, base for exploring the beauty, landscape, history and activities of the Island. Just a 20 minute drive from Douglas harbour, and less than 3 miles from Ronaldsway airport, the location is ideal. There are many nearby attractions including the historic town of Castletown, Rushen Abbey and Cregneash traditional Manx village. Within a short drive are several excellent pubs serving food and real ales as well as what is arguably the Island’s finest restaurant, located just over a mile away.
There are many excellent walks and footpaths nearby, including the long-distance Millennium Way, which runs within 200 yards of the Barn. There are also excellent mountain bike trails in woodland within 3 miles.
The Isle of Man has more officially designated “Dark Skies” sites then anywhere else in Europe. The area around Little Ballakewin Barn is totally free of night-time light pollution, so why not enjoy your star-gazing from our field!
Please note that Little Ballakewin Barn and all its grounds are strictly no smoking areas.
The Barn is fully inspected and registered as official holiday accommodation with the Isle of Man Government. It has been awarded 4* designation with a much-coveted Gold Award. Getting AroundThere is one bus route passing the Barn linking Castletown and Peel but buses to Douglas are available in Ballasalla just 1.5 miles away where you can also catch the steam train! Taxis are readily available by telephone and will arrive at the Barn within a very short time.
Car hire is easily arranged. Several local operators have desks at the airport, less than 3 miles away, and hire cars can be collected at Douglas harbour. Other Things to NoteWe regret that Little Ballakewin Barn is not wheelchair accessible and no pets are allowed.