Ballawyllin is in the beautiful East Baldwin valley, popular with both Manx residents and visitors for walking, cycling / mountain biking / trail biking and fishing. The Millennium Way, one of the Island's long distance footpaths, runs behind us - we are about half way along it. Also behind the property is St Luke's Church and the ancient and mysterious site of Cronk y Keeill Abban. A little further up the hill from St Luke's is Injebreck plantation and the West Baldwin reservoir - a haven for waterfowl and a popular fishing spot. It is also an official Dark Skies site, ideal for stargazing (although Ballawyllin itself also benefits from stunning night skies).
While we are out in the spectacular and relaxing countryside of the Island with usually only the sound of sheep, cows and birdlife, we are just 10 minutes' drive from Douglas, the Island's capital and centre for shopping, entertainment, dining, nightlife and business.
We are located within the TT course, and the Mountain Road can be glimpsed in the distance up the valley. There is access to the property even during racing, via the TT Access Road. Many points of the course are in easy reach even when the roads are closed - Hillberry, Grandstand, Bray Hill, Quarterbridge, Union Mills, Crosby, Kirk Michael, Sulby, Ballaugh, Creg ny Baa, The Bungalow. Windy Corner can be reached on foot.
The nearest supermarkets are Shoprite and Tesco in Douglas. We recommend Shoprite as it is a local chain supporting local producers, however Tesco is larger and stocks a wider range of goods. More locally, Strang Stores is a couple of miles away stocking basic food items, newspapers etc. In Union Mills there's a Spar store, petrol station and the Railway Inn.