Explore the Outdoors

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 since we first bought it in 1976 (ask to see the photos, you won’t recognise the place!) and the grounds are now home to all sorts of local wildlife. There are two wooded areas close to the house which guests are encouraged to explore and we also offer tours of the farm if they are planned in advance.

There are plenty of walks that take you into the heart of the Island or along the scenic coast but if you really want to get off the beaten track then catch a boat from Port Erin and head across to the Calf of Mann. It’s a small Island (620 acres) off the Southern coast of the Isle of Man but it’s a bird conservatory with some stunning views that offers you the chance to really get away from everything. There are only two seasonal residents on the Calf of Mann so the only people there will be the people who you shared the boat trip with.

The Island also has one mountain (just, it’s about 10m higher than the cut off point for mountain status) Snaefell. The mountain can be climbed by those looking for a challenge or you can reach it via the Snaefell Mountain Railway, the only electric mountain railway in the British Isles, starting either in Douglas or Laxey. If you want to make it a full day trip, you can get the steam train from Port Erin into Douglas, hop on a horse tram and then catch the railway to the summit. There is a small café so you can grab a hot drink and admire breath taking views of the “Seven Kingdoms”: Mann, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England, the sea and heaven!

Get out and explore during your stay, there are plenty of places on the Island to help you escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life