We spent a week at Ravencliffe back in May. My parents had stayed there a few years back and wanted to return, so we all went together.
You see Ravencliffe clearly from the ferry as you approach Douglas Harbour, its an outstandingly beautiful detached home.
The house is two minutes drive from the harbour. It has electric gates, that are the entrance to a beautiful garden that is absolutely stunning. There is a car port to park up.
The grounds are stunning, there is plenty of seating outside if you want to bbq. And the owners chickens run freely, which is great fun.
The house is great. An entrance hall. Plenty of space. A large kitchen, equipped with every thing you need. The living room is lovely, it has the most amazing views over Douglas Harbour. Plenty of seating, possibly some furniture could do with replacing, such a sofas.
Bedrooms are stunning. Huge bedroom at front, absolutely amazing views. Lovely comfortable bed, beautiful bedding and a great on-suite bathroom.
Back bedroom, lovely, comfortable and has everything you need. Family bathroom on landing. Only has bath, no shower.
I can honestly say that this was one of my favourite holidays I have been on. After a day out seeing the Island, you knew you were coming back to home comfort.
Douglas town is walking distance. There are a few nice restaurants and bars around the harbour. And Tesco is only five minutes drive away.
I would most definitely return.
The accommodation is excellent,. Rooms are huge and just like the photos. I especially loved the kitchen. Well equipped with everything you could possibly want. Great views of the harbour and just a short walk away from amenities. Unfortunately the weather wasn't particularly kind the four days we stayed - and we ended up using the car most of the time. I would have no problem recommending this apartment and if I ever return to the Isle of Man I will first look at booking here.
I travel to Douglas regularly for business and my stays are several weeks duration so i look for accommodations which are home away from home.
I had not been to the lodge before but having read the reviews and finding that the dates i needed were available I secured a reservation.
After an overnight flight with a long layover I was anxious to get to my final destination and get settled in. My hosts were out when i arrived but had left a lovely note and a basket of goodies to welcome me to the "lodge"
I have to say when i walked in I was not prepared for this incredible accommodation! On the main floor i found a huge well equipped kitchen and spacious reception hall which led to the lounge. The lounge, absolutely stunning views of Douglas and the sea and a massive stone fireplace and comfy furnishings, TV and table for dining.
Upstairs I found 2 bedrooms, 1 with 2 single beds overlooking the courtyard and a bathroom, then on to the master bedroom which is .just incredible !
Huge very comfy bed with superb linens, a lovely sofa and TV area, 2 massive windows with the same view over the water as from the lounge; and a wonderful ensuite bathroom.
The property is beautifully landscaped and well cared for by the hosts who are onsite and is just a short walk into Douglas. I found it to be warm and toasty even in the cooler weather.
This accommodation is truly a gem and my only regret is that i had not found it before The hosts are very kind and gracious and have taken time to provide all conveniences to ensure their guests have a memorable and wonderful stay.
I truly cannot say enough about Ravenscliffe Lodge
We had seen this property on the hillside overlooking Douglas on our many visits to the Isle of Man and often wondered who lived there, well for one glorious week it was us. The property is beautiful both inside and out, and the little welcome pack the owners left for us was greatly appreciated. The house was very easy to get to by car and we had no problem with either the steep steps or gentler slope down to the harbour which made getting into the town very quick and easy. The kitchen was well equipped and it was no hardship to prepare and cook our evening meal which we did on a couple of occasions. As it was towards the end of the season the restaurants and bars were very quiet but that suited us well.
We enjoyed our stay so much it was the one holiday were we wished we we staying longer, maybe next time, we would definitely book Ravenscliffe Lodge again. Thank you David and Elaine Quayle for accepting our booking.
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