Hotel Catifornia - 5 Star Catttery
Hotel Catifornia - 5 Star Catttery

The Pens

Hotel Catifornia was designed, manufactured and installed by one of the country’s leading kennel providers, Lindee-Lu. This timber framed building houses 16 pens in total each holding up to two cats from one household. Four of these pens can be doubled up into two pens housing up to four cats. One pen is used for isolation only.

View of the garden with pens in the background

The cattery is T shaped set in its own garden with trees, hanging baskets and troughs. The veranda behind Tallulah is attached to a separate chalet building serving as reception and office where we often sell excess produce and eggs to raise funds for The Cats Protection League. The bird feeder attracts all kinds of birdlife as we are just two miles from Minsmere. This is set in a fenced off part of our garden quite close to the house. Our own garden stretches down into a meadow and overlooks farmland so is very peaceful. Security is important. There are two entrances both lockable inside and out and padlocked at night.Inside the pens there is a corridor and each pen’s run faces onto this. The run has a door with catflap and a window topped by a ladder. Below we can see William in the foreground sitting on the ladder shelf facing the garden and next door is Charlie Bagginz on the viewing shelf in the run.

Please note that the new licencing rules dictate that all windows are opaque and subsequently to the picture below being taken (prior to applying for the new licence) we have added a frosting to all the windows in the pens.

Cats looking out on the garden

Above, Pi and Phoebe (both Bengals) seen at the top of the ladder shelf, facing the garden: another view of the entrance to the sleeping quarters with a high shelf (2nd floor) inside where we usually put the food and water bowls.

William and Charlie in the pensBeso relaxing in his basket

Here is his royal highness, Beso, an Egyptian Mau, resting in his basket in the sleeping quarters after a serious play and roll in the run. This is placed on the next shelf down to the food shelf (1st floor).

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