An elegant Victorian house with friendly owners. Wonderful views down to the ferry port and enjoyed watching the ferries coming in and out. This was our first visit to the island and in the 2 weeks explored it thoroughly. Enjoyed driving on the TT circuit! I would need to be younger or have much longer legs to walk down to the shops, harbour, etc. in the 8 to 10 minutes mentioned. Didn't realise how hilly Douglas is so had plenty of opportunities to practise my hill starts!
This is a spacious and characterful rental in a beautiful position overlooking Douglas harbour. We had a car, but we could have managed without it because public transport and the shops are easily available. the main bedroom is not only stunning in terms of its view, but also it’s luxurious size.
On the negative side, water pressure in the ensuite is very low indeed. Cooking is difficult because the fan oven is too noisy to use and the microwave door is cracked, making it a hazard to use. Both these need immediate attention,
Nevertheless we had a really enjoyable and relaxing holiday and would recommend it!
Ravenscliffe Lodge is a beautiful gem of place to stay when visiting the Isle of Man. The accommodations are clean, spacious and comfortable with everything you need if you are self-catering. The views over the bay are superb and it is no more than a five-minute’s walk into the center of Douglas. We have stayed here in the middle of winter and also in summer and it was perfectly comfortable both times.
The accommodation here at Ravenscliffe Lodge is fantastic, more like a stay in a country house, than a normal holiday. I would throughly recommend Ravenscliffe Lodge as a location for a stay in the Isle of Man, it is ideally situated for exploring the island and is only a short walk in Douglas.
Loved watching the ferries leave the port. Enjoyed being able to walk into town centre for last minute Christmas shopping. David & Elaine were very helpful and accommodating. Lent us an extra large soup pot so we could make chili for our family. Had a great time. Very comfortable. We are returning in summer.
The Ravenscliffe Lodge, is a very good House, with orginal in old english style !
The rooms all great and friendly .The kitchen have top conditions.
I`m love houses in this old style.Very nice.
Thank you to the Owners David&Elaine on RAVENSCLIFFE
Great location lovely and quiet but only a 6 minute walk to quayside where you will find a choice of pubs and restaurants, Tesco's 10 minute walk or couple of minutes in the car so very convenient for all your holiday requirements. Ravenscliffe Lodge oozes charm from the moment you enter through the impressive automatic gates making your way down a pretty driveway to reach the house, before entering the house I had the usual dread of opening the door wondering what I would find. As on closer inspection standing outside the house it was obvious that it had maintainance issues and would benefit from some TLC, but this property is huge and I appreciate it would be a full time job to keep this house in order. So upon entering I was pleasantly surprised by lovely large light bright hallway that draws you towards another great room, the lounge a very pleasant space with wonderful views of harbour. The kitchen is another big room , I feel this room would benefit from a refit, it does have everything that you require but all a bit basic, especially if you do actually want to cook. And the oven definitely needs attention as it's extremely noisy!
Upstairs there was a wonderful master suite tastefully finished, with a large en suite, this is definitely the best room in the house. The second bedroom is adequate, it does the job, there are twin beds pushed together in this room which is probably the best layout as it allows more room to navigate around the sides of the room. The beds in this room I feel need to be upgraded, just turning over was quite a noisy episode bedstead creaking and headboard banging as it was not sufficiently fixed on, mattress was slightly lumpy and a bit sharp in places. Second bathroom was also adequate, equipped with a bath only it was very compact, and lacked a standard of finish.
To summarise Ravenscliffe has a lovely homely feel, it is a very shabby chic house that speaks of it's grander days but has fallen on somewhat harder times, but you can't help being charmed by this lovable old lady who is just too expensive to keep in the style she's become accustomed to.
We had a great week here, the island like the house is charming and unspoilt !
My critique is hopefully informative , not complaining! We loved this house, and we would undoubtedly return to holiday in Ravenscliffe Lodge. Thank you David and Elaine for the well thought out grocery pack provided, if you were travel weary then you could manage quite easily on the supplies that were left until the following morning