Santon holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, beach/lake nearby, internet access and balcony/terrace

19 reviews

From the owner

  • Cottage
  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • 4 nights min stay
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

From the owner

The Byre is a luxury one bedroom stone cottage sleeping two people in one large bedroom . There is a sofa foldaway bed in the sitting room.

Located in the beautiful Santon Valley it is secluded and sits in two acres of parkland garden facing south west.

The Byre has a large kitchen and large living room, vaulted ceilings and is modern build although looks traditional (it works!)

It is self catering.

All the accommodation is on the ground floor, is spacious and has level access throughout the the cottage; there is disabled access and a modern smoke and fire alarm system.

It is centrally heated.

The doorways are wide and the bathroom has a walk in power shower.

Although the bed is KingSize - it is zip and link to provide two singles if preferred.

There is a sofa bed in the sitting room which can accommodate two people by arrangement.

There is a smart TV with DVD player and docking station.

Free Wifi is included.

This is a perfect location for walkers and cyclists, outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers!

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
  • Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom


  • Not suitable for children
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available


  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Shared garden
  • Private garden
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Table tennis
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Interaction with guest

We (Lorraine and Nigel) are a professional couple, with three grown up children. We are both Manx (from the Isle of Man) and are passionate about the outdoors, walking, cycling and wildlife. We will generally meet and greet guests and offer support and guidance at any time. We live on site and respect our guests privacy. We do not expect to socialise with guests, but are not anti social! We wish to ensure you maximise your stay on this delightful island, which we call home.



Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

No refund

No refund If you cancel, any money you have paid cannot be refunded.

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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.


This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £100.00

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No smoking at this property

About the owner

Nigel W.
Tourist Licence
Average reply time:
3 hours 4 minutes

Calendar updated:
15 Oct 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English, French, German
This Cottage has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 3. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 10 Apr 2015. Located in Isle of Man, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £859.
The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Oct 2021.


19 reviews
Very Good
Rosie N

Very comfortable and spacious barn conversion set in charming countryside.
Aug 2021

We loved our week at The Byre! There's a lot to discover in the surrounding area and the barn itself is very cosy for relaxing in after a long day's exploring. It has everything you'd n… More 

Reviewed 25 Sep 2021

Owner's reply:
Thank you so much and we are really pleased you enjoyed the Byre and the island. Do come back you were lovely to host and send your friends to Natnia! (Aka the Iom)!! Best Nige
julie h

Just Perfect!!!!
Oct 2019

This is a fabulous holiday location and the accommodation was fantastic, the bed was really comfy, lovely and clean throughout the cottage. The owner Nigel was really welcoming and very helpful, the c… More 

Reviewed 4 Nov 2019

Owner's reply:
Dear Julie I am so sorry I am responding so late to your kind review. Life is a little different now on the Isle but we have been very lucky and have fared well at this difficult time. We hope you will be tempted back when things change and of course you would be immensely welcome here. Good wishes, Nigel
Reading, United Kingdom

Jun 2019

I booked this vacation for my husband and sister to see the TT Races, they have a wonderful time, the Byre Ballavale Barns is a beautiful place to stay, very clean and Nigel and his wife couldn't… More 

Reviewed 10 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
Thank you - really pleased they enjoyed themselves and a delight to have them here. All best N
Shaun m

Aug 2018

A very clean and welcoming property, a very nice welcome and made sure we knew where everything was. Gave us some good knowledge on the area. Very polite and would go back

Reviewed 19 Aug 2018

Owner's reply:
Thank you. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay! Do please come again. KInd regards. N and L
Garnet B

Five star excellence
Jul 2018

We had a fabulous week on the Isle of Man with huge amounts to see and visit. The owners were great and the accommodation extremely roomy with all facilities, definitely a five star cottage which we w… More 

Reviewed 30 Jul 2018

Owner's reply:
Thank you both - so glad you enjoyed - you were perfect guests and are welcome anytime. Good wishes N and L
Review 1-5 of 19


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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Nigel the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Nigel (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Nigel (the owner) before booking?

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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How do I cancel my booking?

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How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Nigel (the owner) a message.

If Nigel (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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