Susie Greenaway

Susie Greenaway

Felix has been going to Ali’s since she first opened and we wouldn’t take him anywhere else!! I even text Alison before I book a holiday to check she can have him!
The “rooms” are spacious with an indoor and outdoor area and in the winter months they have heat lamps on.

As previous reviews have said your fur babies are given 5 star treatment and are looked after as if they were their own .... can’t recommend highly enough and neither can Felix 😻

Anna Louise Kirby

Anna Louise Kirby

I can not rate Ali and her wonderful cattery highly enough. A beautiful quiet setting, cosy, spacious, clean catty rooms with their own outside play space. Leaving you pet with Ali is more like leaving them with a cat mad family member, you know they will have fantastic care and lots of fuss. By far the best cattery around (and the reason we now trek half way across the county to get to her!)

Fiona Marshall

Fiona Marshall

My cat had an accident 2 days before we were due to go on holiday. I was so worried that we wouldn't be able to go away as she had to have an operation and 2 lots of medication .

Ali was so caring and said whatever my cat needs she will do, even if it meant going to the other side of town for a follow up appointment if it was needed. I am very grateful for the care my cat received while I was away and cannot rate this cattery high enough.

How often is the cattery cleaned?

How often is the cattery cleaned?

The cattery is thoroughly cleaned every morning with Safe4 (DEFRA approved disinfectant) and the accommodation is regularly checked during the day.

Safe4 is recommended because:

  • It is the only product in the veterinary sector with DEFRA approval against three orders in all four fragrances (Tuberculosis Orders, Diseases of Poultry Order and the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals Order & General Orders)
  • There is no need to rinse away with water after application as animals can come into contact with the disinfectant whilst still wet
  • It does NOT contain harmful Phenols, Aldehydes or Alcohol
  • It is NON-toxic, NON-staining, NON-tainting and a NON-irritant at all working dilutions
  • It is kind to the environment, as it is water-based and biodegradable
  • It is manufactured in the United Kingdom and efficacy tested by recognised UK laboratories

You can find out more about Safe4 from their  website here

Can the cats go outside whenever they want to?

Can the cats go outside whenever they want to?

All cat pens have a secure outside run which they can use at anytime. For cats that do not normally go outside we have pens that offer indoor runs with lots of space for indoor or elderly cats. These are 3 roomed pens.

The cattery offers a variety of pens to suit your needs. Standard pens can house up to 3 cats from the same family while larger pens are licensed for groups of 5 and 7 cats from the same family.

All accommodation is fitted with spacious UPVC sleeping areas, double glazed and fully insulated. The pens are also equipped with scratching posts, litter trays, stainless steel water and feed dishes, sleeping benches inside and out. Bedding and toys can be provided at no extra cost.

Please note that before arriving at Ali's Cattery, all cats must be vaccinated, wormed and flea free.

What time can cats be dropped off or collected?

What time can cats be dropped off or collected?

Times for dropping off and collection are flexible and can be arranged by telephoning Alison.

The cattery is open by appointment during the following times; Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. The cattery is closed for collection or delivery on Sunday and Bank Holidays.

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IMPORTANT - please text or call 24 hours BEFORE arrival or collection to confirm a time.

What do I need to bring for my cat?

What do I need to bring for my cat?

You only need to bring food for your cat's stay and of course a valid vaccination certificate.

Everything else is provided. If you wish to bring a bed, toys or anything else to make your cat feel at home then you are welcome to do so.

Where exactly is Ali’s Cattery?

Where exactly is Ali's Cattery?

Ali's Cattery is at Hilltop Farm at the end of Ash Lane. Ash Lane is off the summit of Bunny Hill Top on the A60 between Costock and Bunny. It is approximately a mile down a single track road. You are asked to drive slowly and courteously when using the approach road. A sketch map and online map are available on the directions page.

Sketch Map

This map is not drawn to scale but shows Ali's Cats (Hill Top Farm) from the A60 turn. The Farm is approximately 1 mile from the A60.

Be aware that Ash Lane is a single track road used by residents and be prepared to give way to oncoming vehicles. Please observe the 20 mph speed limit.

Can I view the cattery?

Can I view the cattery?

We encourage viewing by appointment (just give Alison a call). We want you to be completely happy that your cat will have the best possible care whilst you are away.

Please call Alison Wheatley-Bridges for opening times, availability and to discuss any special requirements that your cat may have. Viewing is encouraged; you only want the best for your holiday, so why not demand the same for your cat!

The cattery is open by appointment during the following times

The cattery is closed for collection or delivery on Sunday and Bank Holidays.

IMPORTANT - please text or call 24 hours BEFORE arrival or collection to confirm a time.