Thie y Ribbeyder
This detached farm cottage was originally built in the early 1900s, but had been unoccupied since about 1952. The last people to live in the cottage were Scottish rabbit trappers brought to the Island by local farmers to control vast numbers of rabbits in the 1950s and since that time it has always been known to us as “The Trapper’s House” or “Thie y Ribbeyder” in Manx. Now with free WiFi.
The cottage was completely renovated and extended in 2006 to a very high standard (Gold Award in 2016 for the seventh year running) and, through the use of wider than standard doors and level access via the front and patio doors, is designed to be accessible to everybody including those with wheelchairs. Registered assistance dogs are accepted accompanied by the appropriate certification.
There is off-road parking for 2-3 cars, a lockable shed that is ideal for storing bicycles, fishing tackle, etc and a rotary washing line.
The spacious kitchen and dining area are very well equipped for a relaxing holiday with four-ring hob and oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, toaster, radio and all crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils, etc. Leading to the back door is a small utility room with washing machine and tumble drier, a second toilet with wash basin and heated towel rail is also accessed from here. The dining area opens out through patio doors to the bricked patio with table and chairs.
Relax in the large lounge with comfortable suite, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, antique chest, lamps, books, games and magazines. Browse the information folder to select your spectacular walks and places of interest. South-facing patio doors open out to the sunny patio with views of fields and hills beyond and sheep often munching away just the other side of the fence. Logs are provided for the super wood-burning stove for those cosy evenings in. Free WiFi.
Enjoy oversleeping in the large master bedroom with its wrought-iron double bed, wonderful antique wardrobe, reading lamps and fitted carpet. The twin room also contains wrought-iron beds, traditional wood furniture, reading lamps and fitted carpet. A cot and highchair are available free of charge.
The shower room has a non-slip flat floor with a fold-up wooden seat and grab rails to cater for those who wish to sit or stand in the shower. The room also contains a toilet, washbasin, heated towel rail and shaving point with the emphasis on quality throughout.