We know you will be delighted when you arrive at Close Taggart. These
two gold award holiday cottages, Thie Rhennie ("House of Ferns") and
Thie Lough ("House of the Lake") can be found well off the beaten
track, deep in the countryside, about two miles from the nearest small
supermarket, bus routes and village, and six from the nearest town
Thie Lough has one bedroom and provides the perfect setting for a
special break for two.
The owners live on site and will be on hand to greet you and provide
any assistance you require, you will have total freedom to enjoy the
extensive grounds of Close Taggart which includes a tree house and
viewing platform high up in the trees, where you can sit and enjoy a
complementary glass of wine. In addition, a further viewing platform
provides fabulous views of the setting sun to the west. There is also a
summerhouse for guests to use.
The holiday cottages are a great base for nature lovers. The Curraghs
where the cottages are located, is an area of wetland and a rich haven
of biodiversity with rare flora and fauna. Wild wallabies, normally
found in warmer climes, are also thriving here. The animals, native to
Australia and Tasmania, have been flourishing ever since a pair escaped
in the 1970s from the Curraghs wildlife park, a short distance from the
cottages. Researchers believe now there are more than a 100 living in
the wild. It is possible to see wallabies living in the wild on one of
the short walks from the cottages.
We are very willing to assist with mobility issues, but unfortunately
we are unable to accommodate full time wheel chair users due to the
layout of the cottage. You can park close to the entrance, with a
gravel/grassed area and cobblestones leading to two small entrance
steps. Inside the cottage the kitchen and lounge are on the ground
floor with normal width stairs leading to the bedroom and bathroom on
the first floor.
Kitchen/Dining area: Electric oven, gas hob, fridge, microwave, dining
table & chairs
Lounge: Electric fire, comfortable three piece suite, dresser, TV & DVD
Bedroom 1: Double bed, dressing table, wardrobe, bedside tables
Bathroom: Bath with handheld shower, WC and wash hand basin.
Study: Desk, chairs, music system, sofa.
External Utility Room: With Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Visit Isle of Man rating: 4 Star Gold Award
Parking: Private Covered Parking
Changeover Day: Flexible, arrive 3pm, depart 10am
Pets: No pets accepted
Children: Not suitable
Power & Heating: Included
Wifi: Free Wifi included
Bedding & Linen: Bed linen and towels provided.
Shop: 2.5 ml Pub: 2.5 ml
“What a wonderful find. Our first visit to the Isle of Man although we
see it on a regular basis from the Solway coast. Close Taggart is a
magical hideaway which we have really enjoyed from the minute we were
given a warm welcome from Shirley and John. We have stayed in many
places over our 56 years together, but this must come out at the very
top. Thank you, we hope to be back" - Glenys and Ken, stayed August
Amenities: Bed Linen & Towels, Washing Machine, Bathroom, heating, Free Wireless Internet, Dryer, Free Parking, No Pets Allowed, Smoke Detectors, Carbon Monoxide Detector;
Bathroom: bath with shower;
Bedroom: double bed, wardrobe;
Living room: TV;
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