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Close Taggart - Thie Lough

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1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
3 nights minimum
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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 (Ramsey). 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 fabu...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 (Ramsey). 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 player 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 mlMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Manager
John Keggin (Property Manager Island Escapes)
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2018
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Date of stay: August 2018
john k, VR Owner at Close Taggart - Thie Lough, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2018

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Reviewed 19 May 2018

The cottage is in the Ballaugh Curraghs Wetland and Close Sartfield area with lots of wildlife and flora. Ballaugh village is near the A10 and A3 so within easy reach of beaches and rest of the Isle of Man. The hosts were very friendly and...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank Susan B
john k, VR Owner at Close Taggart - Thie Lough, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your review, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your visit. Shirley & John

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Date of stay: April 2018
john k, VR Owner at Close Taggart - Thie Lough, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2018

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Reviewed 10 May 2017

A lovely cottage in a beautiful quiet location, perfect for relaxation! yet close enough to all amenities. The hosts/owners were absolutely lovely very helpful when needed but discreet when not. The welcome basket and goodies left was thought about in great detail just showing you...More

Date of stay: May 2017
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john k, VR Owner at Close Taggart - Thie Lough, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your generous comments which are greatly appreciated. We are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday! Shirley & John

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Reviewed 23 October 2016

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Date of stay: October 2016
john k, VR Owner at Close Taggart - Thie Lough, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2016

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Reviewed 7 October 2016

What can I say - heaven on earth. Everything you could wish for. Peace, tranquillity, wonderful views and walks, friendly people - just everything. This was our first visit and hopefully will not be our last.

Date of stay: September 2016
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john k, VR Owner at Close Taggart - Thie Lough, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2016

Thank you for your kind words and we are pleased that you enjoyed your holiday! Shirley and John

Reviewed 3 April 2016

It was a pleasure and a privilege to stay at Close Taggart. The cottage was a delight, so tranquil and serene. The owners provided everything we needed, and more, to make this a very special holiday. Comfortable to relax in, with intriguing and imaginative gardens...More

Date of stay: March 2016
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john k, VR Owner at Close Taggart - Thie Lough, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2016

Thank you for your kind words, we are delighted that you enjoyed Your holiday. Shirley and John

Reviewed 10 July 2015

I didn't believe paradise existed until I stepped through the door of Close Taggart 'Thie Lough'. The cottage is stunning. The owners John and Shirley have gone to great lengths to make their guests feel at home. There was a welcome basket waiting in the...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank DAWN G
Management response:Responded 17 July 2015

Thank you for your kind remarks ~ we are so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday

Reviewed 9 July 2015

I haven't felt this spoilt since I was a child, all my wants and needs were catered for, many i didn't even realise I had! John and Shirley have spared no effort to make Thie Lough a dream destination, yes, it's a beautiful chocolate box...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Phil N
Management response:Responded 17 July 2015

Your kind remarks are much appreciated ~ looking forward to seeing you next year!

Reviewed 21 June 2015

Our first trip to the Isle of Man and we couldn't have chosen a more idyllic base from which to explore. Close Taggart has been developed by Shirley and John to provide a wonderful retreat for any couple wanting a relaxed holiday. The cottage provides...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Janet H
Management response:Responded 29 June 2015

We were so pleased that you enjoyed your holiday on our beautiful Island! Shirley & John

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Balcony
Central Heating
Deck
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Stereo System
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby
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Frequently Asked Questions about Close Taggart - Thie Lough

Close Taggart - Thie Lough is able to accommodate up to 2 guests. See all property details.

Close Taggart - Thie Lough has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Close Taggart - Thie Lough has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Close Taggart - Thie Lough must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.