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Mann Cat Sanctuary

#2 of 2 things to do in Santon Features Animals
Main Road, Ash Villa, Santon IM4 1EE
+44 1624 824195
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Super place if you are a cat lover

As the sanctuary is only open on two afternoons each week, make sure you block it into your diary... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kirsty M
Peterborough, United Kingdom
A cat lovers dream

Every type of cat from every age group, all very relaxed and friendly. Had a very friendly ginger... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Paul M
via mobile
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Mann Cat Sanctuary is a registered charity in the Isle of Man, No. 705. It is a safe haven for neglected and unwanted cats. We operate a strict non-destruct policy, unless an animal is suffering from a terminal illness or has injuries that are beyond veterinary help. If you don't like old age and imperfection then this is not the place to visit! We Welcome visitors during the summer on Wednesday and Sunday from 2pm-5pm. The entrance fee is a six pack of cat food!
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Main Road, Ash Villa, Santon IM4 1EE
+44 1624 824195
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As the sanctuary is only open on two afternoons each week, make sure you block it into your diary when you go to the Isle of Man. Great place, lots of lovely cats who want to be stroked and visit with you. Congratulations on your...More

Thank Kirsty M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every type of cat from every age group, all very relaxed and friendly. Had a very friendly ginger cat even greet us in the car park! It is a wonder that they all get on so well, it's a testament to how well looked after...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From a young child I have visited here about once a year. If you love cats its a must. As soon as you park up you get greeted by a cat or two! They have free roam of the yard and house and can do...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Missed it on the 1st occasion we visited but the missus is a big Cat fan and it was a must this time. Lovely set up for the Moggies. Folks there mice and Friendly. You could well have some new friends after a visit with...More

Thank George N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place to visit although it makes me feel sad and annoyed that they have to rescue so many cats,

Thank YorkieGSer
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We have 4 cats at home, so you could say that we are cat lovers, and whilst visiting IOM we had heard about the Mann Cat Sanctuary. From first driving into the court yard and parking up to leaving the sanctuary you are surrounded by...More

2  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Me and my family visited after my brother telling me so much about this wonder haven! We couldn't resist of course. When we arrived, there were... CATS everywhere! It was a delight to see; smiling people, happy cats and a sense of relaxation. I simply...More

1  Thank LauraDav123
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What an amazing place. They do fantastic work and the cats are friendly and love being stroked! Little gift shop there too and you can donate. Only open a couple of afternoons a week but well worth a visit!

Thank chestermum
Reviewed 14 September 2016

If you're not a cat fan, you probably won't appreciate this unfancy place – but if you are, it's a blast. More than 200 cats (about 10% of them the unique Manx breed) wander freely among various rooms and outdoor areas, mingling with chickens and...More

Thank rcepuch
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit since we discovered the sanctuary in 2014 . We spent two weeks on the island and so got to visit three times.They are open on a Wednesday and Sunday afternoons from 2 till 5 . You can stay and cuddle...More

1  Thank Sue N
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Dennis B
8 August 2015|
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Response from beccy R | Reviewed this property |
The bus stops pretty much outside the sanctuary every ten minutes. The steam train stops at Santon station every two hours too and goes from Douglas. It's a ten minute walk from there (consult a map beforehand so you don't... More
Dennis B
8 August 2015|
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Response from BrendaC205 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a bus or two, not sure of the numbers though.