Hotel Cat Blog

Summer 2024

June 5, 2024
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Hopefully as I write this we will start to see warmer weather on the horizon! Tim and I had our first holiday together in 28 years last week, we decided to go to the Lake District but came home after four days as it was heaving with people. We’ve decided that the occasional night away is plenty as we both love where we live so much.

The Cat Hotel has been so busy again and we have many bookings coming in everyday. It’s so lovely to see how quickly the cats settle in and the new cat towers are extremely popular. The outside of the hotel has been painted and the gardens are looking so good. We now have new electric gates at the entrance, which not only look good, but are great security and mean that Tim and I now don’t have to be on gate duty!

The donkeys are all happy and enjoying all the grass. Arthur has had another treatment on his eye as the tumour started to grow again, but this treatment seems to have worked. He’s such a little star and takes it all in his stride. Stan now has asthma! He is currently on 40 steroid tablets a day – he was on 80! He is going to have an inhaler next week, it will be interesting to see how that goes as he is such a worrier. Our two sheep have just had their 13th birthdays and although they are a little stiff in the morning, are doing really well.

Our three cats are all doing really well, Sweep has just turned 15, Stella and Nou are 14. I do get broody everytime a kitten comes in, especially if it’s a tortoiseshell!

Do give me any dates with as much notice as you can to guarantee a room as we don’t like to have to say no.

Jackie xx

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Our First Guests Return

June 27, 2020
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We are so happy that our lovely cat hotel is purring again, it has been a long time since it was filled with furry heartbeats and I can’t tell you how wonderful it is. We have had so much support during the pandemic and this will never be forgotten, I knew that the families who use us were special and cannot thank you all enough.

The gardens are looking so lovely now and it is a perfect time to start again. All the trees and shrubs we planted nearly seven years ago are now looking mature and are perfect places for the many wild birds to nest. We actually had a family of robins nest in the box bush right outside the door of the hotel!

More fantastic news is that our deer family have new babies. We had our hay cut last week and knew that we had at least one baby in the fields as we had seen it, but imagine our delight when we walked around the farm that evening and saw the mother deer with three babies! Apparently this is quite unusual as they normally have twins and it is the most fantastic sight to see. I have been walking around with the camera to try and get some photos but haven’t managed any yet.

Bookings are starting to come in daily now so if you do have any dates you would like held please do get in touch. We are already fully booked for Christmas and a number of dates for next year are almost full due to people moving their holidays forward by a year.

Wishing you all good health,

Jackie xx

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