As farmers we have a special love for the outdoors and we highly recommend you spend as much time outside as you can during your stay. We are quite proud of Ballacamaish Farm. We’ve done a huge amount of work … Read More
The Barnett family has lived and farmed at Ballacamaish Farm since 1976, so although we are not Manx we do know a bit about the Island! In that time we have farmed cereals and had both cattle and sheep on our land. We have also done a lot of work over the years to improve the farm with particular attention given to planting trees – we have two wooded areas quite close to the house and yard which guests are free to stroll through and enjoy.
The extensive gardens have also been improved and incorporate a large pond – a haven for all sorts of wildlife now but completely silted up when we first moved here. In addition we have about 130 acres or so of land so, provided we can plan ahead a little we can arrange for guests to have a tour of the farm and walk in some of the grass fields with no stock in them.
For guests who may be interested we have an extensive photographic record of all the work undertaken over the years to improve (and transform in many cases) the farm and land. ‘Balla’ means ‘home of’ and this farm was originally occupied by the Comaish family. We do have a fair bit of knowledge about the history of the farm and also have books detailing the records of local agricultural families and properties over the last century or two – fascinating for a wet day! The farm cottages have been created from what was the original milking parlour + out-buildings on the farm.
Our mission is to provide our guests with immaculate accommodation in this lovely setting and continue to ‘look after’ them so that they can share the enjoyment of living in such a peaceful and beautiful corner of the Island. We want you to really enjoy your holiday and are happy to go the extra mile to ensure that you do.