Local Area

Rowany Cottier offers an ideal base from which to discover the rich heritage of this lovely isle. Port Erin is set among rugged cliffs and dramatic headlands. With its deep U-shaped bay and broad sandy beach, Port Erin provides excellent bathing and water sports.

Fishermen and divers are both attracted by its clear water and rich marine life. The coastal footpath to picturesque Port St Mary and the path north to Fleshwick bay and beyond are outstanding with fine cliffs, sea stacks and breathtaking panoramas opening up at every turn in the path. To further appreciate this lovely coastline and its wildlife, a boat trip to the Calf of Man is a must. The Calf of Man is particularly interesting as it is an observation point for a wide variety of breeding and migrating birds. It is also a home to the Chough, a flock of rare Manx four-horned Loughtan sheep and a large seal colony.
The open-air folk village Cregneash is just a slight detour from the coastal footpath, giving you an ideal excuse for a cup of tea while you go back in time to the 19th century when fishing and crofting were the mainstays for communities like this.

Port Erin is also home to the renowned Erin Arts Centre; an excellent venue for exhibitions, music and plays.

Rowany Cottier is a ten minute walk (or two minute drive) from the centre of Port Erin. The airport is only six miles away and we are twenty five minutes by car from the ferry terminal in Douglas.