What happens if I have a problem during my stay?
We live on site and you are able to give Sara a call or text at any time on 07624 488313. Alternatively, you can also ring our landline on 01624 880641.
Where is the nearest shop & pub?
Andreas village is only 1.5m away and has both. Andreas village store stocks a wide variety of food, off-licence, newspapers etc and also houses a post office counter. The Grosvenor Pub serves meals most lunchtimes and evenings. Ramsey is 7m away for larger supermarkets and an extensive range of independent shops.
Can I bring my bike?
Please do! We offer plenty of undercover parking for vehicles and bikes.
What can I do and see?
We provide a lot of visitor information about attractions/activities + maps and guides in each cottage. The area around us in the north of the island caters for a very wide variety of interests, including the Ayres Nature Reserve, Wildlife Park, Mooragh Park & Boating Lake and the IOM Motor Museum, to name just a few. You can also follow us on Facebook to keep up with news about activities and events; search for ‘Isle of Man Ballacamaish Farm Cottages’ to reach our page. We are always happy to post out a ‘One Stop Guide’ to you on request if you have made a booking with us.
Is heating and hot water included?
Our combi boilers will produce hot water on demand for you, 24/7. Subject to the weather, heating may be set to either be off or on the ‘timed’ setting to provide heating am and evening. All radiators can be turned off individually, as required. All the cottages have the benefit of thick walls + modern insulation so warm up quickly and are very cosy in the autumn and winter.
Is there a code for the WIFI?
Yes, this will be provided on arrival when you are shown into your cottage.
Do you provide information about the cottage?
Yes, the Property Information Folder includes information about the local area and cottage and will be left on view for you. This includes how we deal with rubbish & re-cycling. A local IOM parking disc will also be left out – there is a lot of timed parking around the island, free of charge but where you must display your arrival time on the disc. Emergency contact information is also included.
Where will I find the key?
On your arrival, always on the inside of the front door.
Is smoking permitted?
No. We do not allow any smoking anywhere on the farm. Please make sure that all members of your party are aware of this.
Are children welcome?
We have a very large unfenced pond near to cottages and for this reason only accept children of a minimum age of 5 years.
Can I bring my dog?
We accept up to 2 dogs but ONLY in Sunset View cottage. Dogs must be booked in advance please. A single charge of £40 will be applied to each booking.
What do I need to bring with me?
All bed linen is provided. Our kitchens and bathrooms are well supplied, including tea, coffee, milk & sugar in the kitchen and basic toiletries in the bathrooms. You do need to bring your own personal towels unless booked in advance (a charge of £5 per person applies which can be paid on arrival) all guests have access to a washing machine and dryer.
Where exactly are the cottages in relation to the farm?
As you travel down our long concrete lane you will see the main farmhouse straight in front of you. Sunset view cottage is on the right side of the lane and has its own parking right outside the front door. Harvest & Lavender cottages are situated behind the main farmhouse, so follow our drive ‘over the garden’ and round to the right, which will take you to the parking in front of Harvest & Lavender, both of which have a name plate which will be clearly visible to you. The cottages are well off the road and cannot be seen from the road; they are surrounded by our own fields and woods. We are happy to give guests a guided tour of the farm if requested. There are certain areas where unsupervised access to walking is possible.
Will anyone be there to meet me?
Yes, Sara lives on site so can meet you and show you in. Please let Sara have an ETA by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org in advance or by ringing/texting to 07624 488313 on the day of your arrival. We understand that guests will often be arriving late because of the ferry timetable – this is not a problem.