Aalin Thie Ground Apartment
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Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Our luxury self catering apartments Aalin Thie, in a quiet cul-de-sac overlooking countryside on the outskirts of Douglas, afford you every comfort you could wish for. Contemporary decor and furnishings with many additional extras including the underfloor heating and Panasonic Etherea air conditioning with Ion Plus air filtration, which is ideal for hay fever or allergy sufferers. Outside we offer a garden. Patio and barbecue where you can dine al fresco or simply enjoy a glass of wine on the swing bench and watch the setting sun.
Oak panelled doors, warm Mediterranean marble and our Expresso coffee machine all add a continental flavour to the one bed apartment. The open plan lounge has a comfy corner unit sofa bed, plasma TV with full Sky access, DVD, iPod docking station and original Manx works of art. The light oak dining suite accommodates up to four people and a matching sideboard is home to books, games and local information. Our bedrooms have king size zip and link beds which can be converted to twins, a digital TV, hairdyrer and DAB radio. The kitchens are every chef's dream! Black granite worktops, high spec appliances, Expresso coffee machine, larder size fridge freezer and a dishwasher. Denby crockery, Italian cutlery and Bolero glassware add the finishing touches. Original artworks of Manx scenes bring splashes of colour and intrigue to the pastel walls.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Douglas 2 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Castletown 20 km, Nearest railway: Douglas 3 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Key apartment features:
King size or Twin bedroom configuration arranged on booking
Travertine marble flooring with underfloor heating
Panasonic air conditioning with ion air fitration - great solution for hayfever & allergy sufferers
Open plan living area
Fitted Kitchen with stunning Star Galaxy Granite work tops
Full height fitted 50/50 Fridge freezer
Indesit Washer/dryer and dishwasher
Elecric oven / hob
Dualit stainless steel small appliances Toaster, Kettle, expressvo Coffee machine
Fine Denby Stoneware crockery
Large comfortable 3+ 2 Corner sofa
Light oak furniture with large dining table and seating for 4
Sky TV with Movies/Sports, Flat screen Toshiba TV with Panasonic Surround sound/DVD & IPOD docking
Free Wi Fi access
Flat screen TV & Roberts Radio
Silrmtnight beds for a comfortable nights sleep
Oak bedroom furniture, bedside tables & lamps, Double wardrobe and drawers, hairdryer
Bathroom with amazing walk in Spa shower
|Further details outdoors|
Table tennis, landsacped garden with several seating areas,Evening lighting Private parking
20% deposit payable on booking
Balance and a £100 refundable bond are payable 8 weeks before your holiday.
confirmation, directions are forwarded following receipt of your deposit.
The Isle of Man region
Many people who have never been to the Isle of Man are not sure exactly where it is! The answer is that it lies in the Irish Sea, between England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, less than 60 miles west of the Lancashire coastline, and it is easy to get to thanks to excellent air and sea services.
The Island is a unique self-governing kingdom - a Crown dependency which belongs to neither the UK nor the European Union. It has its own parliament (called Tynwald), laws, traditions, culture, cuisine and postage stamps. But as a holiday island it is best known for its very agreeable and relaxed pace of life, along with a wealth of attractions and places to stay. And while other differences include the Manx language and currency (though English is the spoken tongue and English and UK currencies are accepted everywhere), there are also reassuring familiarities - such as driving on the left and road signs in English.
It is 33 miles long, 13 miles wide and covers an area of 227 square miles. More than 40% of the Island is uninhabited.
Douglas is situated on the east of the island near the confluence point of two rivers, the Dhoo and the Glass, from which it derives its name. At Douglas, the rivers flow through the quay and into Douglas Bay. A gently sloping valley runs inland. Hills lie to the north-west and south-east.
The town is surrounded by several other smaller towns and villages, most notably Onchan to the north (which merges with Douglas) and Union Mills to the west.
Douglas has a number of tourist attractions:
The promenade curves around the bay & is 2 miles long
The Tower of Refuge is a very small castle built upon Conister Rock in Douglas Bay as a sanctuary for shipwrecked sailors. It was constructed by Sir William Hillary, founder of the RNLI.
The horse-drawn trams that run along the promenade from the Sea Terminal to the Manx Electric Railway station from spring to early autumn. Steam trains run south from Douglas railway station during the same time of year.
Douglas during the Tourist Trophy. The TT Grandstand marks the start and finish of the annual TT Races
The Gaiety Theatre and the Villa Marina are popular venues for all manner of stage acts - from rock music to comedy to drama to ballet. The Gaiety Theatre is one of the best surviving examples of the work of Frank Matcham and dates from 1900.
The award-winning Manx Museum in Kingswood Grove is a treasure house which contains many of the most important cultural artifacts relating to the Manx nation. Some of the highlights include the Calf of Man Crucifiction Stone, the Pagan Lady's necklace from the Viking excavations at Peel Castle, and the largest collection of Archibald Knox materials. It also houses the National Art Collection, and the National Archives.
Other interesting buildings include La Locanda restaurant, in John Street, and the Douglas Hotel, on the North Quay, both merchants' houses from the mid-eighteenth century; The Castle Mona [a magnificent seaside mansion built by John Murrey, 4th Duke of Athol in 1804; and the Loch Promenade, a magnificent curving terrace of former boarding houses dating from the 1870s. Douglas is becoming increasingly renowned as it saw the first architectural essays of the Arts and Crafts architect Baillie Scott.
Bars and restaurants around and near the harbour.
Onchan park has a range of entertainment for children.
Douglas, since 1869, has been the Island's capital and the main tourist and commercial centre. Here, too, are the Legislative Buildings of its ancient parliament Tynwald whose origins go back over a thousand years when the Island became a Viking kingdom.
The magnificent sweep of Douglas Bay, against the background of green hills, has a charm hard to equal anywhere. Douglas was a pioneer in illuminations and at night presents a scene of spectacular beauty, never to be forgotten.
As the tourist industry developed rapidly in the latter half of the nineteenth century rows of hotels and boarding houses sprang up along the sea front. The sea was restrained by construction of promenades which provide a one and a half mile stroll along the front to 'take the air' and see the sights. One of these is the Tower of Refuge which has stood as a place of safety since 1832. It was built at the instigation of Douglas resident Sir William Hilary, founder of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Douglas owes much of its development to the fact that it provides sheltered harbourage from the prevailing winds with Douglas Head and Onchan Head at either end of the two mile sweep of the Bay. The harbour piers are named after Queen Victoria and King Edward VIII, the latter pier being one of the few public monuments to commemorate the brief reign of this monarch. The piers have welcomed millions of tourists to the Isle of Man from many parts of the world but mainly from the industrial areas of northern England and Scotland. They came in the safety of The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company under whose flag more than sixty passenger ships have sailed reflecting the latest in ship design and providing the experience of voyaging in mini-liners. Today, the harbour is protected by a new Breakwater which, in turn, shields the old one which has stood up to easterly gales for over a century. The piers are equipped with link-spans to give easy access for the thousands of cars that arrive annualy and for the container lorries that provide the Island with vital supplies.
Along the entire sea front run the Douglas Horse Trams which are now the only ones still in existence. They began life in 1872 and they remind us of a more leisurely way of life. Douglas has a modern shopping centre in Strand Street which leads on to the sea front with its centres of entertainment such as The Gaiety Theatre, now cherished as a gem of Edwardian splendour. Adjacent are the grounds of the Villa Marina with its Royal Hall. A major scheme of refurbishment will ensure that the Villa Marina remains the Island's most important venue for a wide variety of events including entertainments and cultural activities. Modern developments will see a gradual change as the Victorian hotels of the last century are either extensively modernised or replaced by new hotels providing the best of accommodation for the tourists of the next century. Behind the front can be found other places of interest such as the Manx Museum, the centre of Manx National Heritage and a fascinating treasure-house of the Island's unique history. The new sports facilities available at the National Sports Centre at King George's Park rank high in quality for the enthusiast.
Noble's Park provides many sporting activities and leads to the fine new Grandstand from which the world famous TT Motorcycle Races are controlled. Of the Island's population of over 71,000, about 20,000 live within the confines of the town of Douglas while the neighbouring village of Onchan has rapidly grown in recent years and now has a population of over 8,000, most of whom find employment in the capital. Onchan provides a splendid setting for Government House while its church of St. Peter stands on the site of the former church in which William Bligh married Elizabeth Beham in 1781, some years before Bligh set out on the historic voyage in HMS Bounty. The Onchan Park and Stadium provide a wide range of amenities for today's visitors.
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8 May 2014
"So pleased we found this gem"
The welcome was great & the apartment was very welcoming. There was just about every facility we could need. We did not want to stay B&B as you then have to spend time searching for somewhere to eat s… More
3 Sep 2013
Friendly owners who couldn,t do enough to help and made our stay relaxing and comfortable.The apartment is beauiful with great views and in a quiet location but still near to amenities.… More
17 Sep 2012
"Relaxing getaway to explore the island."
We spent a fantastic week at the apartment, when we arrived we were greets and shown around the apartment and how to use all the "mod cons"I was gobsmacked at how new everything was and the … More
2 Sep 2012
"Excellent accommodation in a quiet residential location"
High quality apartment with all mod cons. Great location to explore the Isle of Man. Owner very helpful.… More
18 Aug 2012
"Excellent accommodation in a quiet location"
The apartment was as described it had all mod cons, was clean and in a quiet residential location. The owner was helpful. Highly recommended if you want a good base in Douglas.… More
12 Aug 2012
This apartment was wonderful. In terms of self-catering, I've stayed on caravan parks, so I was expecting to have to provide everything. However, on checking in, I found washing up liquid, soap, … More
22 Jun 2012
"A fantastic holiday on the isle of man"
The apartment was as promised, very well furnished and equipped.The bed was comfortable and the pillows and bed linen luxurious.the location was convenient for getting around the isle of man.… More
22 Jun 2012
"Relaxing peaceful and convinient"
Lovely appartment with all the mod cons. Fantastic views and easy to find. Ten minutes walk to the grandstand and twenty minutes to the promenade. There are local shops five minutes away or a tesco at… More
15 May 2012
"Very clean and well appointed"
The flat was just as described. Very clean and with all the comforts of home, the owners very friendly and helpful. I was aware of the folks downstairs and could hear conversation though not actual … More
3 Oct 2011
"As good As It Gets"
Having read all the previous reviews there is very little I can add. We stayed in the downstairs apartment and it is short of nothing it has got. By that I mean everything is of the highest s… More
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