Abbotts View Farm Cattery

Welfare is our passion

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


Tariff


Tariff
All 10 of our spacious pens are licensed for 4 cats from the same family with plenty of room to sleep, play, watch & eat.
  • 1 cat = £14.50 per day
  • 2 cats = £22.50 per day
  • 3 cats = £29.50 per day
  • 4 cats = £35.00 per day

  • Prices are inclusive of food, treats, toys, litter, and air conditioning or heating.
  • Price shown is per day and you will be charged both for your day of arrival and departure. A minimum charge amounting to 3 days boarding applies and this is your deposit. Your booking is not confirmed until the deposit is received. 
  • When booking, you will be asked to select a drop off and collection time within our normal opening hours. Please let us know if you are unable to stick to the times you have selected as soon as possible.
  • All pens are luxury sized capable of housing up to 4 cats from the same family; much more spacious than standard pens!
  • We provide James Wellbeloved Adult Fish & Rice dry cat food and Whiskas/Felix/Purina Gourmet wet food at no extra cost but you are welcome to provide your own if you would prefer your cat to stay on his/her normal diet. We cannot provide prescription food but are happy to feed it - please bring enough for the duration of your cat/s stay. All feed is weighed and recorded daily.
  • Once your booking has been accepted you will be emailed a confirmation and total amount due. A deposit equal to 3 days confirms your booking (or the full amount if your arrival date is within 7 days of booking). Payment can be made securely by card by clicking on the link in the email and should be made within 7 days of booking to secure your dates.
  • The balance is required prior drop off and we will email you 48 hours prior to drop off with a link to pay the balance. If you need to cancel your booking, please refer to our Terms & Conditions.docx

Check Availability/Book


Check Availability/Book
  • If you would like to check availability/book please click Check Availability. You will need to create an account if you are a new customer, existing customers can log in and their pet's details will be retrieved.
  • Enter the dates for your cat/s stay and your booking will be sent to us. Please note that if dates are unavailable the booking system will not allow you to select them! You can check availability at any time by selecting your dates without having to call to check.
  •  Do call/email if your dates are unavailable as we can sometimes move pens around to accommodate you.
  • You will receive a booking confirmation and invoice for the deposit by email. If you don't receive it, please check your Spam folder!
  • Your deposit secures your booking so please be aware that your booking is not confirmed until your deposit has been received. Bookings will only be held for 7 days before being released if we haven't received your deposit payment. Deposits are refundable if you cancel your booking 4 weeks or more prior to the start date. By booking with us you are accepting our Terms & Conditions.docx.pdf
  • PLEASE ENSURE YOU INCLUDE VET DETAILS AND CONFIRM THAT VACCINATIONS ARE UP TO DATE WHEN YOU BOOK.  BOOKINGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT THEM. Please also email a photo of your cat/s vaccination card so we can check their vaccines and update their records.
  • You can revisit your booking and add or edit information at a later date by clicking below and then selecting the small pencil icon under your cat's name. Remember to click to save and close.


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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 Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 09:30-11:45 & 16:30-17:45 Weds 09:30-10 & 16:30-17:45 Saturday 09:30-11:45 & 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 May 2021 for a family wedding

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; our cattery is situated in a prime position, so we can see it from our home, and our residents enjoy a full view of the farm and its comings and goings while bird feeders 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. In 2020 we installed Air Conditioning which ensures the cattery stays cool, even on the hottest days. Pens are cleaned with pet friendly Anigene and steam cleaned between each 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. 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

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