Abbotts View Farm Cattery

Welfare is our passion

About


James, Jo and their daughters, Amy, Jess & Rosie, bought Abbotts View Farm in 2012 as 22 acres of meadow grass with planning permission for an agriculturally tied house. They built their eco house and moved in January 2013 and then filled the land with alpacas, rare breed sheep & pigs, goats, rabbits, ducks, guinea pigs and ponies. Animal welfare is their passion and all of the animals are treated with the utmost respect with attention paid to their living environment, ensuring there are plenty of opportunities for enrichment.

Abbotts View Farm Cattery has been designed and built with exactly the same principles in mind: Just 10 pens ensures that we get to know the cats who stay with us and each will be treated as the individuals they are; pens big enough for a family of 4 ensures luxury and plenty of space; cattery is situated in a prime position, so we can see it from our home, the cats enjoy a full view of the farm and its comings and goings with plenty to watch, while bird feeders and wind chimes enhance their view .

The cattery has been designed and built to our exact specifications taking into consideration the requirements of an eco farm, and insulation has been increased dramatically from the standard design to ensure it stays cool in the summer, while thermostatically controlled heaters keep bedrooms warm in the winter. Pens are cleaned with pet friendly Anigene and steam cleaned between each stay. Because of our strict infection control we don’t reuse cat scratch posts or grooming arches, instead making them available as an added extra which you then take home with you at the end of your cat’s stay.

The Project was part funded by a grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The aim was to build an off grid eco cattery and create jobs in the local community. Whilst the cattery is family run, we have employed staff to help on the farm to allow Jo to concentrate full time on the cattery.

Work started on Monday 6th March 2017. Click on the images below to enlarge. The pens were delivered by the cattery manufacturer, Lindee Lu on April 3rd and after a busy 3 months we welcomed our first guest on 20th July 2017. We are thrilled with what we have created - a calm, light space with a lovely atmosphere and amazing views of the farm and surrounding area.

In 2018 the Animal Welfare Licensing changed and all catteries became star rated. As we had built to the highest standards and sizes just the year before, the only change we had to make was to introduce opaque panels behind any shelves and at floor level, to provide privacy. As a result, we were awarded a 3 year 5 star licence from Aylesbury Vale District Council.
Licence Number : C201711-624

Covid-19


Covid-19
Since the Coronavirus Lockdown on 23rd March whilst the cattery has remained open, we have been empty which has been a challenging time for us. Anyone who cancelled their booking after 23rd March has had their account credited with the deposit they had already paid (despite our T&C's). We are aware that this has been a challenging time for everyone and we want our customers and their lovely cats to return to us.

We are still receiving bookings for later in the year and next year (Christmas is fully booked) and you can continue to book via this website. Unfortunately we are not allowing viewings at this time.

Changes to our normal procedure are as follows:

Please don't bring your cat to us if you have had symptoms of Covid-19 in the 7 days prior to drop off (or collection or if you are self isolating due to being in contact with someone confirmed to have have the virus)

Please don't bring any bedding, toys or scratch posts from home at this time. You can still bring food if you want your cat to stay on a particular diet. Don't bring bowls. We are still unable to accept cats on medication (except pain relief or dietary supplements)

Please email jo@abbottsviewfarmcattery.co.uk a photo of your cat's up to date vaccination card prior to boarding
and advise of any information you feel we should be aware of

We MUST be provided with an emergency contact of someone who would be able to collect your cat on your behalf should either you or we become ill during your cat's stay. We are a family run business so if one of us has symptoms we will all have to self isolate for 14 days and your cat would need to be collected

Payment for your cat's stay must be made via the link emailed to you prior to drop off. We are not accepting payment on site

When arriving, we will open the reception door and will ask you to leave your cat in its box just inside the door. We will collect your cat and take it to it's pen. You are welcome to follow us outside to see where your cat will be staying through the perspex windows.

When you book you are asked to select a time for drop off and collection. Please stick to these times as that is when we will be expecting you. For collection, your cat will be placed in its box 5 mins prior to your time so if you are late your cat will be waiting in its box!

If on arrival you can see another customer dropping off or collecting, please wait in your car until they are back in theirs.

Please don't touch our gate or door handles.

Hopefully with these measures in place we can protect one another whilst still providing excellent care for your feline friends. We look forward to looking after them! 🐱

Our Cattery


Contact


  • Abbotts View Farm Cattery,
  • Abbotts View Alpacas Abbotts View Farm, Moat Lane, Aston Abbotts, Buckinghamshire HP22 4NF
  • 07989 063595 - Jo
  • jo@abbottsviewfarmcattery.co.uk
  • Drop off, Collection and Viewing by Appointment only Monday - Friday 09:30-12:00 & 16:30-18:00 Saturday 09:30-12:00 & 16:30-17:00 Sunday 09:30-10:00 Closed Bank Holidays and 6th Jan, 9th April, 20th June, 15th August and 20th August for visitors but we will board cats over those dates The cattery is closed for the first week of September 2020 for a family wedding

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