Property on the Isle of Man: Location, Location, Location

‘Ranked as the best place to live in the British Isles, the Isle of Man has no property restrictions, and is home to a diverse range of properties across a variety of towns and villages.’

Property on the Isle of Man
Measuring 33 miles long, and 13 miles wide, the Isle of Man is home to a diverse set of towns, villages and parishes.On the east coast, you'll find Douglas, Laxey and Onchan, which is the largest residential area on the Island with short commute times and regular public transport into the Capital, Douglas. The southern part of the Island is home to some of the best beaches and scenic spots, with residential areas based around the old fishing towns of Port Erin, Port St Mary, and Castletown. The growing town of Peel on the west coast of the Island boasts some of the most idyllic sunsets and newly developed estates, which have plenty of contemporary properties on offer. In the north of the Island there are smaller villages outside of the main town of Ramsey, such as Kirk Michael, Jurby, Andreas and Bride, which are perfect for individuals looking for a quieter, more rural property.


Property purchasers will find a diverse range of properties available including apartments, bungalows, traditional terraced, semi and detached houses as well as quaint Manx stone cottages and large premium country and coastal properties.

Estate Agents

With on average 900 properties sold a year on the Island, there are over 15 local professional and experienced estate agents, property rental agents and property developers that service both the commercial and residential property market.With a number of different residential areas dotted across the Island, offering a variety of amenities and communities, there are also a number of short term lets available, perfect for relocating individuals and families looking to explore the Island before committing to a longer term option.

UK Comparison

The Isle of Man complies with the UK’s Estate Agents Act 1979, which means the Island’s property market operates to the same laws and standards as the UK. The major difference is there is no stamp duty on the Isle of Man, and unlike its Crown Dependencies counterparts, there are no property restrictions.

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