Thie y Ribbeyder Details

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This detached farm cottage was originally built in the early 1900s, but had been unoccupied since about 1952.

The last permanent residents 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.

The cottage was completely renovated and extended in 2006 to a very high standard (Gold Award in 2017 for the eighth 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.

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.

Your cottage accommodation and features:

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
  • 4 star grading
  • Free broadband Wi-Fi
  • Central heating
  • Woodburner
  • Double glazing
  • Fully equipped kitchen (including fridge and freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumbler drier)
  • Smart TV, DVD, CD, ipod docking station
  • Modern furnishing with lovely vintage touches
  • Lockable shed
  • Ample private parking
  • Private garden

Table extensions and plenty of utensils make entertaining friends and relatives easy.

Children are very welcome with cot and highchair available free of charge.

Our holiday cottage guests are invited to enjoy a Smeale Farm tour free of charge, at a mutually convenient time.

We are not able to accept pets at Smeale Farm Cottages due to the proximity of sheep to your cottage. Registered assistance dogs are accepted accompanied by the appropriate certification when booking Thie y Ribbeyder.