The Lhen beach is only a five minute walk away and local beaches at Ballaugh and Blue Point are but a short drive.
The sleepy little quaint village of Andreas and Ballaugh are another short drive away. They have small local supermarkets with local produce and Post Offices. Andreas has a small butchers shop.
The cottages are ideally located for exploring the West coast and Northern Plain of the Island and central for all country pursuits.
For those who like walking, The Ayres is a short drive away. It is also a conservation area.
Close Sartfell, in the Ballaugh Curraghs is noted for its nature trails and rare orchids.
The Lhen beach to The Ayres beaches are ideal for beach cast fishing.
The Ballaugh Wildlife Park has many exotic species of animals, birds, snakes, insects and a childrens farm. It is an ideal family excursion venue, especially, at the weekends with its “orchid line”, miniature steam railway operated by local train enthusiasts. It has cafe facilities.
For the history buff, there are original Manx thatched cottages at The Lhen Bridge and Cranstal, for family historians there are many historic churches at Ballaugh, Jurby, Andreas and Bride, all within easy reach.
Keen golfers can always get a round in at Glentruan golf course at Bride or at Ramsey golf club, about a 15 minutes drive. Both are excellent courses, suitable for both beginners and seasoned golfers.
For motorsport devotees, there is a go-kart track at Jurby Aerodrome and quad-biking at Ballacraine, about 20 minutes drive away.
The city of Peel with its ancient castle and Cathedral and Ramsey with the sixth largest pier in Britian, are both about 15 – 20 minutes drive. They have shopping areas, eateries, excellent sandy beaches and both with public indoor heated swimming pools. Local restaurants, serving local real ale brews and good pub food are all within easy reach, about a few minutes drive, at the Raven in Ballaugh, Sulby Glen in Sulby village and the Ginger Hall on the outskirts of Sulby village.
The Island has many other attractions such as Douglas Horse Trams, Manx Electric Railway, Snaefell Mountain Railway and the Victorian Steam Railway all accessible from the capital Douglas. It has of course the world famous T.T. Races in June, Manx Grand Prix in September and the Manx International Rally in August.
There is a National Museum and library in Douglas, the House of Mannannan in Peel and the open-air folk museum in Cregneash village in the South of the Island.
The Island has a rich historical tapestry with history virtually around every corner, with historical castles, Lady Isabella Water Wheel at Laxey, sun trapped glens, open moorland, mountains, secluded sandy beaches, quaint fishing ports and the ancient Tynwald Hill at St. Johns. All providing a wide kaleidscope of breathtaking scenery in an artists paradise. The Island has a little bit of everything and something to please everyone.