'Hop Inn' Rabbit and Guinea Pig Holidays - Since 2011

Home Farm
Main Street
Stonesby Nr Melton Mowbray
LE14 4QX

Tel: Lisa Newton: (01664) 464851 OR 0789 444 3800
Email: lisa@hop-inn.co.uk
Web: http://hop-inn.co.uk/rabbit-boarding-guinea-pig-boarding/
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea Pigs

A warm and friendly family Holiday Home for you Rabbits and Guinea Pigs. With a wealth of 'Specialist' experience with Rabbits & Guinea Pigs and a love of animals, you can be sure they'll have the best care and attention.

I've had our own rabbits and guinea pigs for over 19 years.

I started 'Hop Inn' because I couldn't find the type of place with space I would feel happy taking our own rabbits & guinea pigs to.

I confess; I've had lots of fun over the years picking and painting my own hutches and runs and picking great sizes and styles.

This is a full-time hobby (there's always lots to do) so I'm at home all day doing what I feel passionate about.

I'm an avid supporter of the Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund, who work tirelessly to make the lives of rabbits better. If you don't already have their quality, informative quarterly magazine 'Rabbiting-On' it's really worth subscribing to - worth every penny.


All Guests have large Huts & Runs each so they can be out all day when the weather is good and back inside in the evenings.
Everyday I pick fresh grasses, sticky bud, cow parsley & much more; so when they go back to their clean Huts in the evening they have fresh grasses, hay, their own food and clean bottles & water.

I am almost afraid to admit that Radio 2 is the only option for the buns & piggies to listen to if it rains & the weather is foul outside.

I have a super tent lamp in our barn for those chilly Winter months.

WHAT TO PACK - RABBITS: Normal Dried Food and Your Buns! - GUINEA PIGS: Just Bring Your Piggies. I PROVIDE EVERYTHING ELSE - Water Bottles - Food Bowls etc.

Visited & Approved by the RSPCA. We wanted a seal of approval by a professional body - sadly they're no rules or regulations for our small Furry Friends yet...

* Secure Housing in Our Beautiful Barn
* Spacious Clean Secure Hutches & Runs
* Fresh Hay, Herbs, Vegetables, Water & Bedding
* Organic Garden full of safe Meadow Grasses & Clover
* Hutches Steam Cleaned after Each Guest

Rabbit have Huts up to 12ft including en-suite! & Guinea Pigs have accommodation up to 5ft so if its raining or just generally horrid weather outside they still have great space to exercise.


An array of Outdoor Runs - 6ft, 8ft, 9ft to 17ft as they are interchangeable. They all have turns to enjoy the various Runs. I have runs for ALL our guests. They will always be put outside to enjoy the fresh air, tunnels, boxes & grasses - weather permitting. Guests go in to their runs between 9 - 10 am (Summer time) & 10 -11am (Winter time) and will be back in their Huts early evening accompanied by plenty of fresh greens & their normal food.

Health & Hygiene:

It is very important you bring your own rabbit food as their tummys are sensitive to change.

The interchangeable runs in-house can be attached to the hutches so they have plenty of space to hop about IF the weather is bad. Guests will ALWAYS be moved outside to runs when the weather is good.

It is advised by the Rabbit Welfare Association your Rabbit is vaccinated against Myxomatosis & VHD (Viral Haemorrhagic Desease). DO NOT have these vaccines on the same day. There should be a 14 day gap.

If your Pet is special needs I am happy to care for them OR IF they are on medication pls call to discuss - I can help.

Over the years I have become quite an expert at administering medication to both Rabbits & Guinea Pigs.

As long as the problem ISN'T CONTAGIOUS 'it's never a problem!'

I will require owners to complete a Visitors Contact & Information sheet.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

1st March 2017

Rabbit - £6.50 per day
A Couple - £8.50 per day

Giant Rabbits - £8.50 per day
A Couple - £10 per day

Guinea Pig - £3.50 per day
A Couple - £5.50 per day

Price includes plenty of fresh bedding, delicious fresh hay, fresh veg & fruit (if allowed or in keeping with usual diet) foraged food daily - dandelions, cow parsley, chickweed, hazel and the list goes on :-)

Tunnels, Cubes & Hideouts provided

Water Bottles & Bowls Provided.


Just call or send an e-mail with dates you may need.

PLEASE Visit My website for more Lovely pictures and Testimonials

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping

There is no extra cost for Nail Clipping & Grooming.

Manicures are part of the service.


In the coming months I will bring in a few Rescue Bunnies looking for a friend and a forever home. They will be health checked vaccinated and neutered.

I have single guests that would love a friend to keep them company but some owners are a little afraid to take the plunge in case it doesn't workout.

Well I can take all those worries away and make it easy. I can offer a Bunny Dating Service. I have the perfect spot at Hop Inn. I've been very lucky to date matching personalities. If I know you're Bun - I'll know their type :-)

We also SELL our own Design HOP INN Cubes, Tunnels & Hideouts if you're looking for added entertainment at home - Always a great hit :-)

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Lisa at hop inn has provided us with her bunny and Guinea boxes. These are strong and serviceable- safely put together and fun for the bunnies who love to sit on top and be lookout- while the Guineas run in and out (and hide of course). I learned of these through this website and would recommend them as top class. Sue at swifts pet boarding Hampshire

5 From Sue on

For the past 5 years,both our rabbits Bubbles and Robin have thoroughly enjoyed staying at Hop Inn. Lisa always cares for them as if they were hers. She is always caring and loving towards them and they always have a fab time there. We can never thank her enough for looking after our bunnies when we are away.

5 From Lolita and Andrew on

We have used Hopinn to look after our precious rabbit Gucci for the past few years now and I know she is well cared for and I dont have to worry whilst I'm away. Gucci loves her time at hopinn and I would not consider using anyone else.

5 From Leanne on

Toffee loves his holidays with Lisa as I think he gets as spoilt as he does at home!! We are happy that he's in good hands and can enjoy our holiday too.

5 From Bunnyjane on

We had a wonderful time staying with Lisa at hop inn. Everytime we go we are treated to a lovely stay in a roomy hutch with more hay than we could ever eat :D We also go outside when its sunny to play in a large run where we can eat as much grass as we want in Lisa's amazing garden. Best of all, we get cuddled and loved! Hop Inn is brilliant for us and our mummy knows we are in safe hands :) Lisa and her secretary Tay have a brilliant home from home for the guinea pigs! Well done :)

5 From Bunty and Belle Day (owned by Kathy Day) on

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Note: Map only shows approximate location.


We are 1 mile away from Waltham on the Wolds.

15 mins from Melton Mowbray
20 mins from Oakham
20 mins from Grantham
30 mins from Leicester

Open Hours

OPEN - VERY welcome to visit. Please just e-mail or call to arrange. It can be anytime to suit.

MONDAY - FRIDAY 10am - 12 O'Clock & 4pm - 6pm
SAT & SUN 10am -12 O'Clock

In the SUMMER months I am VERY busy so the time slots do really help me organise my day.

Lisa Newton: Tel: (01664) 464851 OR 0789 444 3800

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