Rustic Rabbit Retreat

5 Rock Road
BA14 0BS

Tel: 07968656020

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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea Pigs

Hello and welcome, my name is Sharon Rose Goulty.
I love all aspects of rabbit care from playing, to cleaning them out ! I adore their charming, and naughty ways and how they wrap us around their furry little paws. I have had many years experience with rabbits...but always learning!

NOW TAKING GUEST GUINEA PIGS ... I`ve had a few guinea pig visitors and they and the bunnies seem happy in the same environment, so welcome to the furry piggies !

I have owned TORTOISES and my close relatives still do, so please contact me for the prices of the care of these delightful creatures.

My charity of 2016 is the RSPCA who do such an amazing service to stand up for the rights of all animals, including our wonderful companions, the bunnies!
... UPDATE ! THANK YOU EVERYONE who personally donated or paid me extra for their bunny holidays. With your donation and mine, we raised £235.00 ... FABULOUS ! As the RSPCA said in their thank you letter, because of `public donations...we`re able to be there for animals suffering at the hands of many thoughtless and cruel individuals.`

My charity of 2017 is the `MARGARET GREEN ANIMAL RESCUE`. Surrounded by fields and is very near Corfe Castle in Dorset, this stunning rescue takes in pets that have become homeless due to a change of circumstances or that have been neglected, mistreated or abandoned. Finding forever homes is at the heart of what they do. So if you`re looking for another bunny or guinea, why not visit this rescue, and have a lovely day out in Dorset too :)


My large and serene enclosed garden has a secure shed with three indoor hutches that lead into outdoor grass runs. Purpose built enclosures that are like a natural habitat for your rabbit. They can even burrow securely if they want to ! This accommodation is particularly suited to the large or giant bunny breeds.

I also have two large and one smaller chalet style hutches with enclosed and covered runs. In another secure shed are more hutches, should your bunny require a more snug environment, and where all guest bunnies and guinea pigs are tucked up in bed at night. I also have many runs on the grass in the main garden.

If your rabbit has a harness and lead, then I can take them for a hop, skip and jump around the main garden... playing catch the bunny at evening time can be very time consuming and exhausting ... for both of us ! In fact you name it and it can probably be arranged.

My aim is to make your furry family feel safe and happy and for you to relax in the knowledge that your pet is being very well cared for, physically and emotionally.

There are always at least two adults on the premises at all times to keep a watch on your precious pets.

If required, I can send updates and photos of your pets... reassuring for you, and fun for me !



Health & Hygiene:

DAILY fresh bedding and of course food and water are provided, but you are most welcome to bring your own food, bowls and water bottles for your rabbit.

A snuggle blanket to remind them of home proves to be popular with many bunnies.

Some very furry rabbits require daily brushing and I am happy to do so. Also bunny bottoms are checked and some need cleaning, both of these services are INCLUDED in the daily price. If your pet requires medication or application of creams, I am happy to do this, free of charge. And if claws require clipping and bunny is `agreeable`, then this also is included.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

£5.00 a night per rabbit and £2.50 extra for a second bunny in a shared hutch (£7.50).

£5.00 a night per guinea pig and £2.50 extra for a second piggy in a shared hutch (£7.50).
If three guinea pigs are sharing, the price will still be only £7.50 per night.

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping


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Our 4 Guinea Pigs had a lovely holiday with Sharon. They came back very happy and relaxed. Sharon is very welcoming and has a great environment for guinea pigs and rabbits. I would highly recommend Sharon to anyone. Our Guinea pigs are already looking forward to their next holiday there. It's really nice to be able to leave them with Sharon and not have to be worried about them knowing that they will be really well looked after. Thank you!

5 From Sue on

Would highly recommend Sharon and her lovely rabbit retreat!Sharon invited us to come round and see where they would be staying and we were very impressed. Sharon was so kind and even sent us pictures! Ripper and zipper will be back next year. Thanks again

5 From Laura on

My 2 bunny children Easter and Cookie have just got back from their 24 day stay at the Rustic Rabbit Retreat and I don't think they could have had a better stay. They looked so happy with Sharon and they were so well looked after, she sent me pictures during our holiday of them with her and put our minds at ease. You can tell every rabbit with her is so content and really well looked after. I was very hesitant about putting my rabbits in boarding and im very fussy about who looks after them (I won't even let family look after them) and I can hand on heart say I recommend Sharon and the rustic rabbit retreat to everybody and anybody looking for somewhere for their rabbits or Guinea pigs to stay. She is such a lovely and caring lady and so clearly loves what she does I was able to not worry about them in the slightest while we were away. My male rabbit hates being picked up and she has even tamed him to be a lap rabbit I'm amazed! I dont think they even wanted to come home they had such a good time! Would recommend 100 percent! 5 star!!

5 From Thea on

Brambles spent 12 nights at Rustic Retreat. He had a lovely time. We were sent pictures of his experience and that was a lovely peace of mind. Highly recommend this holiday retreat!

5 From Karen on

Teddy spent 10 days at this wonderful retreat and he has had a fantastic time such a friendly environment and really made us feel at ease leaving teddy we will definately leave teddy here again xxx many thanks 🐰😊

5 From Lisa on

Thank you Sharon and family for your excellent care of my bunnies Beanie and Brambles they enjoyed their holiday with you as we did ours, and thank you for the lovely photos you sent me mid week. You are a very special lady with a love of animals.

5 From Rebecca Smith on

What a fantastic recommendation. Rustic Rabbit Retreat was perfect for our guinea pigs Fluffy and Skip. They had a lovely holiday and we had piece of mind whilst we were away. Nothing too much trouble for Sharon and her family, would highly recommend.

5 From Nicola on

Last weekend my precious bunny Olive stayed with Sharon at the Rustic Rabbit Retreat. I have never used any form of rabbit boarding before so was a little apprehensive. It turns out there was absolutely no need to be. Once I met Sharon and saw where Olive would be living for four days I immediately felt happy and confident. I have absolutely no doubt that Olive enjoyed her stay, and Sharon is clearly the best person to leave my bunny with. I will DEFINITELY be using the Rustic Rabbit Retreat again! Thank you so much!! :)

5 From Carly on

We'd like to thank Sharon for taking care of our Sweety. It was his third holiday at Rustic Rabbit Retreat and each time he comes back very happy and rested. Every time he sees his carrier now, he's happy and looking forward to his little holiday. We can truly enjoy our holiday knowing that our bunny is in such good and caring hands. If you're looking for people that you can trust with your bunny, we really recommend the Rustic Rabbit Retreat.

5 From Ralph on

Fudge really enjoyed his holiday at rustic rabbit retreat, cannot recommend this lovely lady highly enough... Many thanks for looking after our bunny so well, even taking the time to show our little boy where fudge would be staying. Just lovely x

5 From Sarah on

Snowflake and opal stayed with Sharon. Amazing place would highly use it again!

5 From Thomas Monteith on

Thank you Sharon for looking after Cedric and Crumble again. Having peace of mind whilst we go away is lovely and the bunnies were so chilled out and relaxed upon their return home today. I'm sure they will be visiting again soon.

5 From Sarah Alvis on

I cannot tell you how happy I was to find this wonderful rabbit retreat. Sharon and her family made me feel so comfortable about leaving Waltzer for his first ever holiday. The rabbit holiday retreat is SO well set up, lots of different homes for outdoor and indoor rabbits. Sharon kept me up to date while I was away, sending me photos and an update on how he was settling in. That was special and made me feel relaxed about him being away from me and his home. I cannot thank Sharon enough for making Waltzer feel 'at home' . I recommend this place to ANYONE looking for a holiday retreat for their bunny, look no further, you won't be disappointed and more importantly, your bunny won't be either - thank you Sharon. Anytime I'm away I know where Waltzer will be from now on.........The Rustic Rabbit Retreat

5 From Susan & Waltzer on

Our bunny has just returned from another stay with Sharon, as always he has been looked after with care and love. He will be visiting again in 2017.

5 From Carol williams on

My Rabbit Jake is a quiet gentle boy, loves company but is not very bold at all. As soon as I visited Sharon at her lodgings I felt calm and confident in leaving Jake with her whilst I went on holiday for a week. I've only ever left him with my parents so was very nervous before meeting Sharon. She genuinely adores all her guests and the lodgings are tranquil and such a nice place for the Buns to stay. When I arrived to pick Jake up he was laid snoozing, unaware I was there and it was clear he was so so comfortable. He didn't struggle when Sharon picked him up to return to me, which I have never seen! He always objects a little as his feet definitely belong on the ground! But with Sharon he didn't mind one bit! It is so nice to know that there is now somewhere safe to leave Jake if I need and genuinely know he will be happy. It's very hard to find and I have complete faith and trust in Sharon, her manner and lodgings are lovely.

5 From Erin on

I am so pleased I was put in touch with Sharon at Rustic Rabbit Retreat, I couldn't recommend her highly enough. I can leave our 8 year old rabbit Casper knowing he will have the best care and attention in what is an outstanding set up. Thank you Sharon

5 From Vanessa on

I left my 2 bunnies at RRR for the first time and they loved it. They were looked after very well and I would'nt hesitate to leave them there again. Thanks very much Sharon.

5 From Terry on

My bunnies had a great time. Sharon is so lovely and you felt happy that she would look after them like her own. It's an amazing set up in the garden and she will email you update and photos of your pet whilst your away. Will never go anywhere else, it's a real home from home

5 From Michelle Dix on

I left my two girls with Sharon at the beginning of October for just under a week. I had never left them with a bunny hotel before so had no idea what to expect but straight away felt at ease with Sharon and her amazing set up. Before my girls went to stay I was able to meet Sharon and her rabbits and look at where the girls were going to be staying. My girls are indoor rabbits overall but Sharon was able to accommodate them both and was able to house both my girls separately and was able to care for their individual needs, she even sent me photo updates via email so I was reassured that they were ok. I highly recommend Sharon and Rustic Rabbit Retreat, it is so clear that Sharon, as well as having a lot of knowledge, really loves all bunnies in all shapes and sizes. My girls can't wait to visit again at Easter! I've attached a photo of my girls enjoying their stay. Thanks so much Sharon!

5 From Carol Wootton on

In August, we happily left our 2 male rabbits - Buttons & Wispa- in the fantastic care of Sharon for 16 days. Having only had the rabbits for a year, this was our first experience of using a Rabbit Retreat. She accommodated the rabbits separately and took on board their different personalities. Her care, devotion & kindness to all the rabbits, was undeniable. Her garden, runs & cages are a rabbits delight!! I would whole heartedly recommend Sharon & will definitely be booking with her again. Thank you so much from us all. Karen

5 From Karen Mander on

Our mini lop Chester has been to stay with Sharon twice now. Its is very reassuring knowing that whilst we are away he is being cared for by someone who is caring and passionate about rabbits. Chester recently broke his leg and had to have it pinned back into place whilst the bone healed. Sharon was great looking after and caring for him and sent us updates on how he was doing. You couldn't ask for a better service and Chester returned from the retreat a happy bunny who now has a fixed leg.

5 From Katherine on

I left my elderly rabbit here for 10 days, it was a weight off my mind. It is a perfect environment and they truly love rabbits, its more than just a business. While Fluff stayed they successfully diagnosed and treated a mite she had which I hadn't recognised. Hopefully Fluff will still be around to stay there next year.

5 From Lisa Thomason on

We are so pleased we found this place! Sharon is a wonderful lady who clearly loves and cares for rabbits very much! We felt so happy knowing they were staying with someone do knowledgeable and passionate about our little bunnies! She sent us an update with pictures and we couldn't have asked for a better service! Thoroughly recommend this place!

5 From Gemma Dawson on

Thank you so much for looking after Peppa (rabbit) and Crumble (hamster) they both loved their stay and are looking forward to returning! We cannot recommend you highly enough, if anyone wants someone to take care of their pets, they should look no further than you. Thank you.

5 From Helen & Steve on

Thank you Sharon for looking after our 2 guinea pigs these last 10 days. They looked so settled when we collected them. We really appreciate it.

5 From Lilly Webb on

Thank you so much Sharon for my three bunnies (Poppy Lucky and Charley's little holiday with you. They must of enjoyed it as very relaxed when we collected them and seemed very happy. It's so reassuring knowing our bunnies will be in good hands whilst we on our hols too as well as the bunnies at rustic rabbit retreat. Very happy and will definitely use again. Thank you again 🐇🐰😀

5 From Lorna on

What a wonderful place for a rabbit to have a holiday! We left our much loved bunny, who had recently lost his life partner and was in a bit of a fragile state, with Sharon for two weeks. He received lots of cuddles and attention, and the other free roaming rabbits provided some welcome rabbit company for him. He has come home a relaxed and happier bunny. Thank you Sharon, for looking after Jessie so well. You have a wonderful facility there, and your love of rabbits is something special.

5 From Capps Family on

Thank u so much Sharon for letting ronda and Ronnie come stay at yr fabulous retreat.they both had a lovely time with u and yr other furry friends!will definitely be using u again😀😀😀😀x

5 From Ali brett on

Buttercup and Luna have enjoyed another wonderful stay at RRR and again report being fantastically cared for and treated as well as Sharon's 'resident' bunnies. Thank you!

5 From Ellen on

Gin & Tonic loved their stay at RRR. It's such a great set up. Sharon is such a lovely lady and she adores rabbits so you know they will be well looked after on their stay. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for somewhere for your rabbits to go 'on holiday'. Thanks again Sharon x

From Deborah on

My 2 guinea pigs recently stayed at rustic rabbit retreat. It's a beautiful garden well laid out for the rabbits and guinea pigs. Mine were looked after very well by Sharon who was very caring and had a genuine feeling for the little creatures. I would thoroughly recommend Rustic rabbit for your rabbits and guinea pigs when you want somewhere safe and caring for them whilst you are away.

From kate on

I left my 2 bunnies with RRR and they were well cared for. Would use again and would recommend to others. Very welcoming on arrival and collection. Thank you

5 From Pamela on

Our little bunny stayed at the Rustic Rabbit Retreat, and clearly loved his stay! He was in beautiful and safe surroundings, and was looked after by safe and caring hands. I think he particularly enjoyed seeing all the other rabbits lopping around too. As this was his first time away (and he is quite young) it was really reassuring to know that he was being so well cared for. We will definitely be using the Rustic Rabbit Retreat again soon - a great set-up and a fantastic owner :) Thank you :)

5 From Miriam on

Would definitely recommend RRR. I don't think you'll anyone who loves rabbits as much as Sharon does! Poppy had a lovely time over easter - even though she did break poor Bernie's heart. Will definitely use again. Thanks Sharon, you're a star!!

From Kate on

Qin loved his stay with rustic rabbit retreat and came back a relaxed and happy bunny. Sharon has been great with him and even had him all ready to go which can be a struggle as he always throws a strop when he sees the carry cage. Thank you so much and i would definatly recommend rustic rabbit retreat and im sure Qin's looking forward to another holiday. Thanks karin

5 From Karin on

Another lovely holiday for Buttercup and Luna at RRR. They've been fantastically looked after by Sharon yet again giving you peace of mind whilst away from home. Thank you Sharon! X

5 From Ellen on

Rustic Rabbit Retreat was absolutely fantastic and my two rabbits came back totally relaxed. Sharon is a very friendly, warm person and you can tell within minutes of meeting her that she adores rabbits and they will be well looked after. The runs and hutches are well set out and she sends photos and an update on how they are, which puts your mind at ease. Great service, I have already booked their next stay.

5 From Sophie on

My bunny had a fantastic holiday at RRR. She's was looked after perfectly and came back relaxed and cared for. The email update was so personal and was a lovely touch, pictures and everything! Would not hesitate in coming back. Made our holiday more relaxing knowing that our rabbit was in safe hands

5 From Laura Cowper on

Our bunny was very well looked after and spoilt, in a good way, when he stayed at the rabbit retreat last week.

5 From Williams on

I would highly recommend RRR! My rabbit had a lengthy stay with Sharon and he couldn't have been looked after better. She put my mind at ease with regular updates and photos and treated him like a family member over xmas and new year. I will be bringing him back soon!

5 From Bev on

Slightly reluctant to leaving another glowing report as would hate not to be able to get a hutch next time we are away! We couldn't have been happier with the care Biscuit had, he was calm and content on returning home too.

5 From Nick Gresham on

We were delighted by our rabbits' experience. Sharon is very professional, caring and a pleasure to meet. We will definitely be using Rustic retreat again.

5 From Lara payne on

Thank you so much for looking after Snoopy and Leo. Your garden is a rabbits haven. We would definitely be happy to leave Snoopy and Leo with you again. Sam

5 From Samantha on

I left my two ladies with Sharon over the Christmas period and they couldn't have been in better hands. They were extremely contented and I would certainly recommend Sharon to anyone. Thank you so much x

From Heidi on

My bunnies stayed here for a long weekend over Hallowe'en and I could not be happier. I've had awful experiences leaving previous pets with friends / family so it was so reassuring to find someone who actually loves and cares about rabbits. I was 100% comfortable leaving my babies in Sharon's care and would use the service again in a heartbeat. Could not recommend highly enough! Thank you!

5 From Fiona Bush on

Rustic Rabbit Retreat is fantastic and absolutely recommended for leaving your bunnies here for a holiday! Buttercup and Luna made to feel exceptionally welcome, fantastic accommodation to suit all rabbit requirements. I'm not sure my girls wanted to leave! 😊 Will be leaving them with Sharon again without a doubt. Total peace of mind that she will care for my bunnies as well as I would.

5 From Ellen on

Rosie loved her few weeks at Rustic Rabbit Retreat, came home calm and well. My grandson loved the garden, hutches and rabbits, it's a great find and I'm sure we'll be coming back next year.

From Charlotte Moore on

I was so impressed by Sharon's set up - she has an amazing garden with a range of rabbit enclosures (inside and out) to meet your rabbits need. The outdoor enclosures have ready made tunnels and lots things for enrichment and I know that he got a lot of fuss also and enjoyed the company of resident rabbits (through the bars). Her garden is like a bunny heaven and she is a lovely lady and I felt totally at ease at leaving Rollo with her. Highly recommended!

5 From Mimi on

We left our 2 female bunnies here for the bank holiday weekend and they couldn't have been in better hands. Sharon has many different hutch options for the rabbits depending on what suits them best - we opted for an indoor hutch with access to a cordoned off garden area with ready made burrows! Our rabbits are house rabbits so we were concerned at how they would take to it but as soon as they were introduced to their area they ran off and couldn't care less! When we returned they were both very relaxed and ready in their carry case, knackered out after a fun weekend and just wanting a snooze. Very happy with the service and the price is brilliant. will definitely use again.

5 From Sophie on

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Off the Frome Road, opposite the entrance of The Clarendon Academy.

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