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“Fabulous family farm holiday” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Kionslieu Farm Cottages

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Kionslieu Farm Cottages
Wakefield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fabulous family farm holiday”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2013

We've just returned from a long weekend at Kionslieu which is our first experience of the farm and the Isle of Man. We had a thoroughly fantastic time and are so pleased we chose to stay there. The owners were very welcoming and were more than happy for you to make the farm your home. We stayed in the Haybarn as there were 5 adults and one toddler in our group, and it exceeded our expectations. The cottage was very spacious with everything you'd need and more for a comfortable stay. The highlight was definitely the access to the farm; our two year old daughter was absolutely besotted with the goats and horses in particular, never mind the playhouse and play area. She was even talking in her sleep on the last night about 'wanting to stay at the holiday house forever'. We'd definitely recommend Kionslieu as a perfect base for a holiday in the Isle of Man, but just be prepared that your children might never want to leave.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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glen1, Owner at Kionslieu Farm Cottages, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Hi

Thanks for such a lovely review, great to hear you enjoyed your break with us, it was a pleasure having you around and we hope you can come back soon.

Best wishes from all at Kionslieu
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Laxey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Stayed in Redwheel Cottage for a week in April. Lovely, homely and clean cottage with everything we could possibly need. The twin bedroom was beautiful - light and airy. We loved to open the curtains first thing in the morning and watch the horses being led past (while still lying in bed!) Although we didn't have children with us, it is an ideal place for them - friendly animals, great play area with swings and slides etc. Fiona and Tony made us feel very welcome.
It's a good location for walking and ideally situated for visiting other parts of the island.
We wanted a peaceful, relaxing and stress-free holiday and this is what we got! Would have loved to have stayed longer!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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glen1, Owner at Kionslieu Farm Cottages, responded to this review, May 19, 2013
Hi

Thanks for a lovely review, it was great to meet you both & hope we see you soon..tell everyone in Laxey where we are - you're welcome to pop in to visit the animals if you're passing!

Best wishes

Fiona
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Our cottage was spacious, warm and comfortable, and was great value for money. It was situated in a great central island location, which meant it was efficient to see all parts of this lovely island. We Will definitely return to Kionslieu Cottages at some near point in the future.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

We first stayed at Kionslieu for 2 weeks in 2006 for the TT event.

We took Peacock's Rest which was all and possibly more than we could ever have hoped for. It was ideal for our needs, as there were just the 2 of us. The cottage was beautifully maintained and presented, yet homely and welcoming. Fiona especially was always on hand if help or advice was needed.
We returned again in 2007 for 4 days, at relatively short notice, and thankfully Fiona was able to offer us Blackberry as an alternative.
It's just a wonderful place to be, peace and quiet, other than a few bleating sheep in the adjacent field, the occasional sound of horsehoes on cobblestones, and chickens quietly talking amongst themselves.
Kionslieu is set quietly on the edge of Foxdale, in the middle of green rolling countryside, yet with the help of a small hire car, it is centrally placed to get to out and about to much of the island's sights and towns.
We initially stocked up at the large supermarket close to the harbour and Steam Railway station in Douglas, but then used the general store adjacent to the filling station in Foxdale itself. It's a pleasant 15 minute walk from the Farm itself, for the fit and able.

It's been a few years now, but we always send the family an e-card at Christmas, and one day, I know we shall return again. I sent my cousin and her husband a few years ago instead.They likewise fell in love with the place too.

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2012

Just about to visit Kionslieu for what we think is the 10th time now, since youngest was a toddler. Daughters getting a bit too old for the fabulous garden, swings etc now (though still love all the animals, the great outdoors and the pool room) but wouldn't go anywhere else and neither would we. We stay in Haybarn with grandparents too and always a home from home - spacious, clean and comfortable. Last year we even managed a week of HOT weather and glorious sunshine but we'll be content with "not too wet" this year. KIonslieu in an ideal spot for exploring anywhere on the island. Fiona and Tony always super helpful and look forward to seeing them each year too. We plan to keep on coming as long as they'll have us!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2012

We're just back from our third year in a row staying in Kionslieu and its a fabulous place. Brilliant for kids, we've a 4 and 1 half year old, and its ideal. Between the animals, the slides and even the buckets and spades, everything is well thought out for all your family needs. Fiona and Tony are great too, couldn't be more helpful. The houses are spotless and its so homely. We also had older parents with us on hols and they loved it, suited all ages. We'll be back next year definitely.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

My daughter cried constantly because she had to do mundane stuff like eat and sleep and wanted to stay out and see the e-ha-has and the baaaaas and the cluck cluck cluck's. The farm is perfect for kids and adults alike with the owners Fiona and Tony raising the bar for all self catering accommodation. Perfectly Located, Perfectly Kept, Perfectly Hosted, I cannot see how a self catering holiday could have been better (well, unless they had a direct line to the rain gods but that's asking a BIT much)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Kionslieu Farm Cottages
Address: Kionslieu Farm, Higher Foxdale, Foxdale IM4 3HB
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Location: United Kingdom > Isle of Man > Foxdale
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Foxdale
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kionslieu Farm offers a choice of five spacious self catering cottages (sleeping 2-6) set on a traditional farmyard in the heart of peaceful Isle of Man. An ideal central location, only a 15 minute drive from ferry and airport, perfect for exploring the beautiful Isle of Man. We have large gardens, bbq, play area and friendly farm animals to meet. There's also free wifi access. ... more   less 

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