Old smuggling site, Victorian sea-side dream, or modern town. It can all be found at Port Erin in the South of the Island with its sheltered harbour, beautiful beach, wide range of shops and the terminus of the Victorian Steam Railway.
Meadowside is situated on the edge of Port Erin only a short distance (about ten minutes level walk) from the nearest shop which is a useful supermarket. The other facilities, including a bank, post office, independent food shops, other retailers, bus station and steam railway station are just beyond the supermarket, and the wide sandy Port Erin beach is an easy twenty minute walk from the house.
Meadowside is approximately 30 minutes by car from Douglas and 20 minutes from Castletown Airport. There is a bus stop on Ballafesson Road with regular services to Port St Mary, Castletown, Douglas and Peel.
Distances are quite short with a ten-minute drive to Port St Mary or the heritage village of Cregneish, about twenty minutes to the Castle and other historic attractions at Castletown and about thirty minutes over an attractive hill route to similar attractions at Peel.
The steam train and the bus both take about an hour to reach Douglas.