The ideal base to explore the Island

3 star comfort ~ Excellent value for up to 4 people

Dandy Rigg self catering holiday cottage in a central south location in the Isle of Man

Location of Dandy Rigg on the Isle of ManOur three-star self catering holiday cottage is situated in the quiet countryside in the south of the Isle of Man. Dandy Rigg is a well established and  popular self catering cottage with original features, set in the quiet countryside of Colby.  Guests enjoy a comfortable stay with all modern facilities.

Though secluded, it is within 3 miles of the ancient capital of Mann, Castletown, picturesque Port St Mary, and the popular resort and shopping centre, Port Erin. Douglas is ten miles away and the Airport just four miles.

Half a mile away,  alongside the Colby Glen public house and restaurant, there is a well stocked Spar shop ideal for newspapers and  groceries. Port Erin, which is the main shopping area for the South, is only 2.5 miles away.

Vehicles may be parked to the front of the cottage on a quiet country lane.


For the tourist who wishes to use our public transport there is a bus stop half a mile away, down the hill in Colby.  From there you can travel to Port Erin’s  sandy beach, Port St Mary’s pretty harbour and the castle or airport at Castletown all of which are 4 miles away or less.  The ferry terminal at Douglas is 10 miles away.

An alternate way to travel to any of these places is on the well preserved narrow gauge Manx Steam train, which can be boarded at a halt  in Colby. This is an experience not to be missed!

The Cottage at a Glance

For bookings:
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A well established self catering holiday cottage, which has many returning guests. Dandy Rigg Cottage is ideally situated for those who enjoy holidays that include fishing, golfing, walking, cycling, motor bike races, families or just a relaxing break in the beautiful countryside.

  • Rated 3 star by the Isle of Man Department of Tourism

  • Free WiFi

  • No hidden extras: central heating, bed linen and towels are included.

  • The cottage sleeps four people in one double and one twin room.

  • Groceries can be purchased in advance for you if required.

  • Parking alongside the country lane. Off road parking for bikes.

  • Full-week bookings, Saturday to Saturday in high season.

  • Minimum 3 nights in low season – please enquire.

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