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Calf of Man Bird Observatory


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Our former farmhouse on the Calf of Man offers a peaceful break in hostel style accommodation.


As a Nature Reserve and Bird Observatory, the Calf is the ideal location to study bird life, flora and fauna.  Around 33 species of birds breed on the Island annually, around 10 of which are sea birds. Estate and ornithological wardens live on the island looking after the island’s population of resident and migrant birds.

Self catering bunkhouse style accommodation is available on the Calf for up to 8 visitors.  Visitors need to bring their own food supplies and a sleeping bag.

Find out more in our visitor information – it is important to read this before making a booking.

To make a booking please contact Island Escapes  and make the booking online.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Chough£40.00 per unit per night
Fulmar£40.00 per unit per night
Shearwater£70.00 per unit per night

*Overnight accommodation is charged on a room only basis at the following rates:
Shearwater x 4 guests (Bunk Beds): £70.00
Chough (Bunk Bed) x 2 guests: £40.00
Fulmar (Single beds) x 2 guests: £40.00
Minimum stay 2 nights


Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • BACS accepted
  • Cheques accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Stargazer Friendly
  • Walker Friendly

Target Markets

  • Activity breaks
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Marketed to any other specialist market
  • Special provisions for walkers
The Calf of Man, Isle Of Man, IM9 5PZ
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Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Travelling to the Island is a unique experience and is booked via local boatmen who arrange the boat journey to and from the Calf.  Day trips can also be arranged directly with the boatmen.  If you are planning to stay overnight, it is important to pre-book your journey directly with the boatmen and your overnight accommodation with Manx National Heritage.

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