Former Howstrake Holiday Camp, King Edward Road, Onchan

Building Plot

Key Features

  • Arguably one of the Island's premium building plots
  • Site extends to circa 25 acres
  • Stunning coastal location with amazing sea and rural views
  • Planning permission for a 20,000+ sqft dwelling and ancillary buildings
  • Truly unique opportunity
  • Short drive to the Islands capital centre
  • 25 minutes to the airport
  • Perfect location for business and pleasure
  • Private and secluded gardens


A unique opportunity to purchase one of the Isle of Man's most iconic coastal sites. Extending to some 25 acres, this secluded headland location to the north of Douglas on the coast south of Groudle Glen provides dramatic views over the Irish Sea. Howstrake now benefits from planning permission in principle for development of a signature residential building of over 20,000sq.ft including ancillary staff and office accommodation, a new access road and an improved site boundary.



Howstrake, home of the first holiday camp in the British Isles, has lain vacant since its last visitors left in 1973. On the coast South of Groudle Glen, the site is adjacent to King Edward Road. The beautiful forested Groudle Glen with nature trails lies immediately to the north of the site. There is private access from the site to the stunning cove at Groudle Beach and the cliff top views northwards along dramatic coastline and there are expansive views across the Irish sea.


The design will create an open plan lifestyle with specialist touches to create a truly inspirational space where the highest specifications are integrated with eco-friendly living systems. It will be a comfortable sanctuary of health and wellbeing to relax, work and entertain. The Architecture will effortlessly flow, frame sea views and capture natural light into the living spaces.

The landscape will embrace the house within a series of indoor and outdoor spaces and into winter gardens where the orientation and site planning has maximised seasonal enjoyment throughout the day. The place will be framed by an outstanding wooded landscape and spectacular secluded cliff top environment.

The purchaser will have the flexibility to develop the detailed design of the house to their own specifications. A reserved matters application should be submitted before the end of August 2017.


Please note that all detailed information including the original proposals can be viewed using the above link.

Primary Schools

  • The Buchan School
  • Onchan School

Secondary Schools

  • King william's College
  • St Ninians High School

Further Information

Inclusions Planning permission and plans

Tenure Freehold

Rates Payable TBC

Services Buyer to make their own enquires

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