Peaceful Boarding Cattery

Dropping off / collection times
Mon-Sat  9-10am & 6-7pm

Sun 9-10am

5-star rated by Allerdale BC
Licence to Keep a Boarding
Establishment For Animals
Licencee: Dr Emma Creighton
Licence no LN/201300015

Our 5-starred-licence boarding cattery has heated bedrooms and covered outdoor runs set in peaceful gardens behind the house. We specialise in meeting each cat's individual needs to suit their personality, and any specific dietary or medical concerns. 

"I wouldn't trust my cat to anyone else" Christine Goodwin, Shap

"Always look forward to our holidays as i know our cat Jess is going to have a superb time here. Emma looks after her brilliantly and i'm sure she doesn't want to come home. Nice and quiet surroundings. Five star."   Brian Corrigan, Wigton

The cattery chalets have raised bedrooms with comfortable bedding and a heat lamp, and covered outside runs in the fresh air overlooking the gardens. Cats can move freely between their bedroom and run, and opaque screens between the runs keeps each cat safe from intimidating looks from neighbours. The gardens attract birds and butterflies to ensure the cats have plenty to watch - including the odd chicken for dreams of big-game hunting!

 

Our rates* are:

   £8 per night for a single cat

   £12 per night for two cats sharing a double chalet

   £13 per night for two cats sharing a two bedroom suite

   We have one small individual run at £7.50 per night. 

*reduction of 50p per night per cat when owners supply all their cat(s)' food

Make a enquiry / booking via 016973 49951 / 07726 553 779 or emma@longthwaitehouse.co.uk. We welcome visits from new clients so you can view our facilities and services, and we can find out about the individual needs of your cat. Please ring to book a viewing.

We are open for you to drop off or pick up your cat between 9-10 am and 6-7pm Monday to Saturday, and 9-10am on Sundays.

Vaccinations are a legal requirement for all catteries, to cover feline respiratory viruses, feline parvovirus and feline panleukopenia. Your vet will advise as needed.

The East Wing has five large chalets that can accommodate one or two cats each. These are light and airy and best suited to confident cats who like to sit in the sun and watch the world go by. The West Wing has three double bedroom suites for either one cat, or for two sharing who appreciate separate bedrooms. These are more secluded chalets that catch the morning sun and are best suited to more timid cats who like to watch the world from a safe distance. We have one small single chalet in the quiet corner of the West Wing suitable for very timid cats.

The chalets have raised bedroom(s) connected to their outside run by a pop hole. The bedrooms are insulated to ensure they stay cool in summer and warm in winter, and the outside runs have a translucent roof to keep the rain out but let the light flood in. Each bedroom has an infra-red heat lamp for your cat to bask under when the temperature drops. We provide a basket and soft bedding, but also encourage owners to bring something from home with familiar smells to help your cat settle in.

 

The outside runs have a private area for toileting and we use a deep litter of Fuller's earth - unless you cat has a particular preference for another litter - do let us know!

 

Each chalet overlooks the garden so the residents can watch the wildlife and the comings and goings of the chickens and humans. We have no dogs on site, so there is no barking or sights or smells of dogs to alarm your cat.

 

As cats are sensitive to the stares of unknown neighbours, the runs have opaque screens between them, and these also act as "sneeze barriers" to prevent any disease spread between cats.

The cattery day begins around 8.30am with breakfast served, all animals carefully checked, and bedroom thermometers monitored. After any arrivals of new guests or departures of old between 9-10am, we spend time with each cat, being "helped" to clean their chalet, refresh water and add bowls of biscuits to nibble at through the day. Morning coffee might be taken with a cat for extra cuddles or play session. Cats are checked regularly throughout the day as we move about the farm, and dinner is served at 5.30pm followed by any arrivals or departures between 6-7pm. Litter trays are scoped and a final check is made at the end of the day, ensuring heat lamps are on and radiating to the right temperature before bed.

 

All runs are thoroughly disinfected between residents, and daily cleaning ensures the runs stay fresh and comfortable for your cat. We are licensed by Allerdale Borough Council and work closely with their officers to ensure we offer the best possible service to our cat clients. Oh, and we do our best to keep our human clients happy too!