Knockaloe Beg Farm B&B, Isle of Man

Knockaloe Beg Farmstay Holidays & Great Days Out in the Isle of Man

Farmstay holiday accommodation to suit all budgets:
Guest House Bed and Breakfast (B&B), Self-catering Holiday Cottages, Bunkhouse (hostel) & Glamping holidays

PLUS: Farm events, including Lambing Live at Easter and Born in the Barn before Christmas. Contact us for group visits.


Self-catering update! We now let our 3 cottages through Island Escapes, please follow the links here and look out for last minute deals. We now check in any day and have any length of stay from two nights. The Byre, The Stables. and The Tower.


For cheaper accommodation with a larger group of people choose our Bunkhouse at £20 per person per night., with a 2 night minimum stay, and any day check-in.

The Bunkhouse sleeps up to 10 in two bedrooms, with a communal area in the middle. Then there are shared toilets and showers and we are including use of our lovely Cafe this year, which has full cooking facilities so a great place for slightly larger gatherings.

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Special offer local resident staycations: Midweek break checking in Monday or Wednesday for two nights, two people – £180 including all our extras of bedding, towels, hot tub and fairy lights. Weekend break checking in on Friday for 3 nights at £250 for two people, again including all the extras (children extra £5 per night on both of these).

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Come and join us for farmstay holidays in the Isle of Man at Kirk Patrick, near Peel, on the stunning Manx west coast.

Our farm is 2 miles from the picturesque Sunset City of Peel, which offers a variety of excellent restaurants, walks, pubs, sandy beaches and museums.

Something for everyone: four types of farmstay holiday accommodation: Bed & Breakfast (B&B) in our Guest House, Self-catering in three holiday cottages, Bunk Barns and Glamping in the Wigwams; plus Children’s Parties, “Lambing Live!”, and “Born in the Barn”.

Knockaloe Beg Farm at a glance

  • Working farm close to the spectacular west coast of the Isle of Man, and to all the amenities of Peel.

  • Outdoor leisure suite with BBQ hut and sauna.

  • Guest house (B&B) for up to 10 people

  • Self-catering accommodation for up to 6, 4 & 2

  • Bunk house (hostel accommodation) for groups of up to 8 & 2 people

  • Glamping for up to 8 people

  • Children’s farm parties & School visits

  • Dogs are accepted only in The Byre (self catering) and The Dovecote (wigwam)

  • Tesla EV charging point here

The Anderson Family at Knockaloe Beg Farmstay Isle of Man

Accommodation types

Knockaloe Beg Farmhouse

Bed and Breakfast Knockaloe Beg FarmOur Farmhouse offers bed and breakfast guest house accommodation: a unique opportunity to relax in a peaceful setting half a mile up a private road, nestled below Peel Hill. A short, steep walk to the top will reward you with stunning panoramic views of the Isle of Man.

You will receive a warm welcome at our B&B with home-made afternoon tea on arrival. More about the B&B…

The Stables

Self catering in the StablesThe stables were rebuilt in 2008 as a three-bedroomed self-catering holiday cottage, sleeping six people.

Includes a ground floor bedroom with level access, and fenced garden.

We also include a lovely, local welcome pack with the best of Isle of Man produce. More about the Stables…

The Byre

Self catering in the byreThe Byre is our former cow house.

This building has recently been converted into a luxury single storey self-catering cottage sleeping 3-4 people.

There is a sheltered private garden and fully accessible bathroom. More about the Byre…

The Tower

The Tower rear with lightsThe Tower is a beautiful, converted 17th Century outhouse. It has a sweet attic bedroom with a double bed. Downstairs is a little sitting room with wood burning stove and simple kitchen area. The conservatory is bright and airy, looking over the garden and patio with the wood fired hot tub. An excellent shower room completes this quaint, tiny cottage.
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The Bunkhouse

Bunk Barn at Knockaloe Beg Farm, Isle of ManSame great Isle of Man farm location, this is basic hostel accommodation, with a highly accredited award, in our Bunk Barn sleeping groups and families up to 10 people.

More about the Bunkhouse…

The Bothy

The Bothy, Hotel-style accommodation at Knockaloe Beg FarmThe oldest building at Knockaloe Beg, our bothy has been converted to basic hostel accommodation sleeping 2 people, perhaps unique in the Isle of Man. If you are looking to stay on a farm on a budget, this could be for you.

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WIgwams - Glamping at Knockaloe Beg Farm, Isle of ManSomething a bit different; close to nature but with a touch of luxury. We have built 2 lovely wooden glamping cabins in the orchard behind our farmyard with uninterrupted views to Peel Hill.

The wigwams are are both en-suite and sleep up to 4 people in each one. They also have wood-fired hot tubs!

More about glamping…

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How we coped with uncertaintyWhat a year it has been and how the world has changed since March 2020 for us all. We live and work in a beautiful place; so much of our lives has not changed, but the way we earn money has changed dramatically. Knockaloe Beg is usually full of people: guests, friends and members of the public walking through … then suddenly it all goes quiet and our four children, who have left home, start to come home.There were unexpected blessings of time with the kids, which we had not had for 9 years - since Zoë left home. We readjusted to living with our adult children, and what FUN it was. We had fun making a ‘Quarantine Girls’ calendar, new veggie garden, recycled greenhouse built with what we could scavenge, lots of exercise round our beautiful farm playground and all hands on deck to help Farmer John with lambing time. There was a mixture of emotions; moments of anxiety as some guests demand their money back straight away, then tears of gratitude as others say to keep their money and they will rebook and repay as they know what a tricky time it must be. Fiona was trying hard to work out how we respond and suddenly change our terms and conditions in a previously unknown time. It was time to trust God to provide for our needs, lowering our wants and using up all the food we had stored in the freezer!Where there had previously not been time to grow our own veg, we now had time. I decided on office work every morning, then out in the garden, being given spare seedlings and loving seeing them grow. I was enjoying the balance of inside and outside, though missing the usual excitement and high energy levels needed for ‘Lambing Live’ and the hundreds of people we usually have here. Farmer John was as busy as usual keeping all the animals fed, watered and happy, but with no guests to show round. Reading the amazing book, ‘The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry’, was very challenging to all of us.‘LIVE’ videos… what a new way to bring people into our lives, when they usually just come and join us. People seemed to enjoy hearing about our lives, with several thousand watching each post, what a funny thought, but also what a privilege to have something others like to see. We tried hard to keep the balance between using social media, but not being consumed by it, loving having family meals together, being creative with what we had left in the house.Then the Island was open again – just not to those who aren’t already here and that brought another set of emotions as our children gradually left us and then couldn’t come back without isolating, Kate had a new job starting in the pandemic, as she graduated as a Nurse and started working on the Intensive Care ward in York Hospital… and we couldn’t pop over to support her. We were free to go about as normal and our children were not, so FaceTime became a lifeline.We had extremes of numbers of guests, none in lockdown, then overwhelmed with wonderful staycation guests as soon as they are allowed, most popular were places with hot tubs, so lots of wood chopping and washing started. For a tourist business life was very up and down, busy then quiet – but always we love being here.Now we are getting ready to live on an Island which is OPEN again, living with Covid, not eliminating it, with the associated paperwork of making sure we are ‘Safe, Clean & Legal’.This has been a year of many emotions; many changes and we are excited to be moving to the new normal that life is becoming. As always, the Lord has been faithful, our Church family has loved each other well and the community of the west of the Island has become stronger through difficulty. ... See MoreSee Less
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Last minute, rare availability in The Tower from tonight, til Friday, due to guests being in hospital and unable to come 😟Come for 2, 3, 4 or even 5 nights as it’s a great forecast and lovely on the Farm, with hot tub, wood burner, fairy lights, lambs, piglets, kittens, chicks and even a calf!Message me, or book direct with Island Escapes 😊🌟🐱www.islandescapes.im/property/576853 ... See MoreSee Less
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How we coped with uncertainty

What a year it has been and how the world has changed since March 2020 for us all. We live and work in a beautiful place; so much of our lives has not changed, but the [...]

Latest Reviews

19:52 25 Apr 21
I stayed in one of the wigwams (Robin's nest) with two young kids. We had an absolutely super time. The kids helped... Fiona bottle feed the lambs, and the following day we helped John feed the sheep, pigs and chickens. Great hikes for all levels abound. Peel beach is a half hour walk or 10 minute drive away. The kids (including me) loved every minute. I cannot recommend highly enough. We will be back.read more
Elmon Dean Todd
Elmon Dean Todd
15:18 20 Apr 21
This is a fantastic B&B. I highly recommend it for visitors or anyone local to the Isle of Man. The family who runs the... place are thoroughly decent human beings, and the scenery around the place is gorgeous. I stayed here in August where blackberries were starting to pop up all over the place.Up the hill to the west of the farm, a nice footpath slants towards the Corrin's Folly, the tower Thomas Corrin built. Those sturdy in stamina can proceed north to Peel Castle with a splendid view of the Irish Sea on a clear day.This area, like much of the island, is extremely windy. However, for those looking for a quiet getaway and a comfortable stay, this is a top-notch place. The farm animals and the border collies are absolutely a nice addition too.I must mention that I forgot my shirt in one of the rooms, and the owners mailed it back to me. Completely unnecessary, but incredibly thoughtful.read more
Melissa Swart
Melissa Swart
15:05 03 Mar 21
We had the most amazing time at Knockaloebeg farm (wigwam). The weather was glorious too. We timed it perfectly well... and really did feel so rested when we left. We honestly felt it was the perfect getaway. It felt like we were miles away, off island and our girls loved the rustic play area. They spent 80% of the time playing there.We hope to be back in summer ☀️It was such a memorable, happy family stay!read more
49 Fles
49 Fles
17:01 07 Jan 21
Amazing stay best breakfast organically grown we have ever had. All bedding is beautiful, attention to detail is... amazing I cannot praise this bed and breakfast any higher wonderful a credit to you thank youread more
Paul Ellison
Paul Ellison
07:43 30 Nov 20
Stayed for two nights for my 50th birthday. We had a tremendous stay. Great comfortable surroundings. Exceptional... breakfast. We will be back. Thank you Fiona xread more
Chris Baker
Chris Baker
09:53 22 Nov 20
Great place to stay
Yasmine Quayle
Yasmine Quayle
07:22 09 Oct 20
Great couple of days
Chrissie Mayers
Chrissie Mayers
03:24 11 Sep 20
Brilliant just what the doctor ordered kids loved it i loved it great place even in the rain!
Joe Gaunt
Joe Gaunt
07:05 10 Feb 20
Lovely place to stay, from the accomodation to the scenery to the people, would highly recommend and I'll be staying... again!read more
Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones
20:20 03 Jan 20
Super friendly host
Holly Meadhbh Brown
Holly Meadhbh Brown
23:59 15 Sep 19
I honestly could not fault this one bit.The location was beautiful, the owners were incredibly hospitable and friendly... and the B&B was just amazing. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.The room was clean and very nicely decorated with thoughtful little gifts around the room ie flapjacks and a little box of useful items. The beds were very comfortable and the breakfast was fantastic.I would definitely return here should I visit the island again.Overall, I highly recommend this beautiful B&B. Especially for families!read more
Jim Verity
Jim Verity
11:43 25 Jul 19
The host's are very welcoming, we were offered tea and cake on arrival. The room is very clean plenty of extras. Lovely... surroundingsread more
15:31 15 Jul 19
Absolutely loved staying in the bunkhouse of Knockaloe Beg Farm. The Andersons are genuinely some of the nicest and... most generous hosts you could meet. The scenery is beautiful and the is lots to do. I highly recommend doing the Peel Hill challenge when you stay as well.Would absolutely love to go again in the future!read more
Thomas N
Thomas N
01:00 13 Jun 19
Imagine the farm from Shaun the sheep, but with a lovely family serving you breakfast and letting you play and work on... the farm as you please. If there are kids they can ride the ponies. If there are lambs you can feed them from bottles. Everything we could have hoped for.read more
Richard Corlett
Richard Corlett
12:14 08 Jun 19
Went for a children's party and had as much fun as they did! Very engaging and interactive couple of hours or so going... around the farm, feeding various animals, pony rides. Children's food afterwards and the adults were well catered for with tea, coffee and home made flapjack too! Well recommended.read more
Chris Staples
Chris Staples
11:31 08 May 19
We took our leadership team of 14 to Knockaloe Beg for a weekend retreat. It was a perfect environment for a peaceful... and fruitful time. John and Fiona were so accommodating and even gave us space to meet in during the day. Beautiful countryside, lovely well-furnished rooms with everything we needed and what a breakfast!read more
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Lambing Live, Open Farm and Born in the Barn

Open Farm fun for all the familyJoin us at Easter for Lambing Live & Open Farm activities and before Christmas for  our Nativity play, Born in the Barn.

Our cafe will be open too.

School visits

The IOM Government is now funding up to 10 trips per year per farm, so please get in touch if you would like to visit.

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