Hi, I'm Jenny and as a lifelong cat owner, I always struggled to find somewhere suitable to leave my cats. As indoor cats, mine were used to lots of attention, the home comforts and a major factor for me was that they had never seen another cat, apart from the one they shared the house with.
I designed The Great Catsby for my cats, I wanted somewhere with a private space where they would feel safe, secure and warm but was also large enough for them to have a run around and a play. I wanted somewhere they would feel happy and relaxed and where I knew they would be cared for as much as if they were at home.
As a purpose built cat hotel we have 7 luxury rooms available. All our rooms are suitable for cats from the same family to share, with some rooms offering space for up to 4 cats from the same family. Our smallest rooms are over 40sqft, with our largest at 50sqft.
Each private room is fully insulated and heated with a modern thermostatically controlled radiator to ensure a cosy temperature at all times.
A balcony, overlooking a landscaped pond and countryside views provides the purrfect spot to watch the world go by or laze in the sun.
A bespoke activity wall which includes places to scratch, climb, sleep and be high up provides guests with a secure space to rest and play. There are several sleeping spaces available in every room but guests are always welcome to bring their own from home, should they wish.
Pet remedy plug in diffuser is used in every room to help naturally calm and settle guests.
As well as our carefully designed activity wall to keep cats active during their stay, cats also have access to a cat exercise wheel should they wish to burn off some extra energy.
Health & Hygiene:
In accordance with our license agreement all cats must be vaccinated and an up to date certificate is checked on arrival. We also kindly ask that all guests are deflead and wormed before their stay to ensure they have the best holiday ever.
Due to the design and construction of our cat hotel the risk of infections and disease spreading is greatly reduced as all guests are in their own private, fully enclosed bedroom.
Medication will be given to guests as necessary, please bring medication and instructions with you on arrival.
We have a local vet on hand, 24hrs a day, should any guests become unwell during their stay.
Boarding Cattery Prices
Our prices start from £17.50 per day for one cat, for two cats sharing a room it is £24 a day. Please visit the website or contact me for prices for 3 or more cats sharing a room.
Prices include a range of branded food so they're feeding habit isn't disrupted whilst they're away. All guests receive regular 1:1 attention throughout the day, not just at feeding times. A daily update with a picture or video is sent to you so you can see how they are doing during their stay.
Services: GroomingCollect & Return Service
We do offer a grooming service, as well as a selection of other packages to ensure they have the best possible stay, please visit the website for more information about our services.
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Reviews from Our Guests
I cannot recommend Jenny highly enough to look after your cats. We have booked with Jenny several times now and everyday our girls are away Jenny sends a lovely message and photographs that really put you at ease that our little princess are healthy and happy. The rooms are of fantastic size with high beds, a bridge and scratch posts. A lovely feature is an outside balcony area where your cat can get some fresh and look at the fish in the pond below. There is also an iPad showing bird programmes that our girls love.
From Sarah Louise Hulme on
Pandora has stayed with Jenny at the Great Catsby several times; she loves it there and I love knowing that she is safe and cared for by the best. Jenny is amazing and most definitely treats the cats in her care as if they were her own. Pandora gets totally spoilt and treated like the Princess she is!! Jenny sends an update every day, which is great and so welcome as I hate being away from Pandy. I've tried other catteries before finding the Great Catsby and whilst they cared for Pandy, it was very much a business. When you leave your furbabies with Jenny is like leaving them with a friend or family member, totally trust Pandy in Jenny's care and would not want to leave her anywhere else. I literally can not recommend The Great Catsby enough.
From Carla on
I had to leave my 2 Bengal kittens here very last minute and was worried about leaving them for the first time. I didn't have to worry about a thing! Their room was amazing and Jenny was lovely, sending daily updates really made me feel better. They loved it! So happy I have found somewhere they can go and enjoy.
From Kate on
Amazing, luxurious, boutique cat hotel. I think our cat had a better holiday than we did! Jenny was amazing with Rambo giving him loads of care and attention and he loved the awesome accomodation and facilities. We got an update every day with photos so we could see what he was up to whilst we were away. Your cat is in perfect hands at The Great Catsby and probably won't want to come home!
From Bryan Critchley on
Jenny is absolutely wonderful and I wouldn't go anywhere else now. She thinks of everything from calming oils to biodegradable cat litter. She was really accommodating to my uncertain circumstances at the time of a stressful house move. You get sent regular updates with photos and a description of how the cats are doing. Our cats have managed really well what would normally have been a very stressful transition moving homes, and a large part of that is down to the great care they got at The Great Catsby. I always recommend to friends and family xx
From Emma Ashcroft on
Our cat Bear has just had his first stay with Jenny at The Great Catsby. I really didn't want to go away and leave him and was very apprehensive. After visiting this establishment first I was very impressed. I know Bear was well looked after and pampered. Daily photos are great. ( I shouldn't be giving these compliments because it will leave less availability for me when I need Bear to board ) but they are very well deserved compliments indeed.
From Cath Close on
Always excellent. My 2 cats have stayed on several occasions. They are always happy and very well looked after. Jenny is really helpful and accommodating. I have no hesitation in highly recommending the cattery.
From Elaine Fielding on
The Greatcatsby is great! Always feel that our cat ,Suzie, is REALLY cared for and loved whenever we are away. Jenny is really VERY helpful and goes out of her way to help in ANY way that she can.
You cannot get a better place to leave your pet.
From Stan Higginson on
We have been using Catsby now for two years and the level of service from Jenny is fantastic. Our cat has always returned home very happy and no stress which makes us happy also. Millie loves the treats bag Jenny gives her. Highly recommend Cattery Mark Whalley
From Mark Whalley on
We've used this cat hotel ('cattery' doesn't do it justice!) several times in 2018. Emmy-Lou loves it, and the clever layout that gives her exercise as well as stimulation and sense of being safe. Jenny is a true cat-lover who goes to great lengths to make all her guests feel at home - spending time with them, and getting to know them. We strongly recommend this four-star cat hotel.
From Mike Marsh on
Wow! where do I start. Jenny and The Great Catsby are totally amazing. I hate leaving my furbaby, but having now found this fab place, I'll never worry again. Pandora has clearly loved her stay over Christmas; she's been spoilt and loves her very own stocking and the goodies. The daily updates from Jenny are so lovely to get, I looked forward to the updates and seeing her pictures, particularly of her with her new friend. When I went to collect Pandy today she clearly didn't want to leave and got herself on one of the high shelves and didn't want to move! Jenny is such a lovely person and you can tell from the minute you meet her how committed and passionate she is about all the cats in her care. I would never want to use anywhere else now and would definitely recommend to everyone. Thank you so very much for taking such good care of my baby girl, which in turned meant I too had a lovely, worry free holiday. Thank you; you're the best!
From Carla Malley on
I could not have found a better place to leave my cats Angel and Romeo.Jenny is a wonderful caring person
and a genuine cat lover.She gives her guests a 100%
love and attention making sure the cats in her care are completely settled and happy giving them lots of cuddles and attention.The rooms are spacious with lots of activities so your cats don't get bored.Also there is a balcony for them to sit on which looks at a pond and
garden area and lovely comfortable beds to sleep in.
The daily emails and photos Jenny sends are an added
bonus reassuring you that your cats are settled and happy. 10/10
From June kyte on
This is the 2nd time ive left my 2 cats rocky and rambo with jenny, they absolutely love it at the great catsby hotel (not sure they actually want to come home!) The rooms are spacious and has everything they need, even a balcony with a lovley view. Jenny sends daily updates and photos which is very reassuring when your leaving your pets. I would 100% recommend the great catsby hotel
From Adele Gambles on
My 3 house cats spent 5 days with Jenny. The room was brilliant with plenty to keep them interested (I love the TV!). The daily updates and photos were excellent and it was good to know that they had settled in and were being well looked after. It is really good to find somewhere that you don't feel guilty about leaving your babies and I will certainly be using the Great Catsby again.
From Christine on
My 2 cats just had a 2 week stay at the Great Catsby
I feel lucky to have found such a lovely cattery.
They are so well looked after, pampered and loved by the owner. Each day I received photos of my cats looking happy and relaxed. I feel they have been safe and very well looked after. They even came home with goody bags. An excellent cattery.
From Elaine on
I was so worried about leaving my cat whilst I went away on holiday but Jenny was absolutely wonderful. I received an email update on Willow every day, with photos and I could see that she was settling in, exploring her room and generally having a great time being spoiled and loved.
I now have peace of mind that if ever I do have to go away, that Willow has a place she can go to where she will be safe and given the best possible care and attention there is - and that's absolutely priceless.
Thank you so much, Jenny! xx
From Dawn on
Thank you Jenny once again for looking after Heidi, its so good to know she is being looked after so well and the updates are always so reassuring.
From Deborah on
Cannot thank Jenny enough for her excellent care she provided for Luna. It was her first time there, and I will always board her there from now on. We looked forward to the daily pictures and text to see what she'd been up to! It definitely made us relax knowing she was settled.
Luna came back a happy and confident cat. Thank you ! ðŸ±
From Lisa Wibberley on
This was the first time using The Catsby Hotel. Jenny was very professional and my cat was very happy here. ZOOTY came home much happier. Accommodation was purrfect and I loved seeing pictures of my cat each day. I won't go anywhere else now
From Elaine Pickett on
I found this Cattery after struggling with others and I wouldn't go anywhere else now, I actually changed holiday dates because it was closed. He stayed for a week this time but he loved it! He settled straight in and was rolling round in catnip by the evening. Jenny caters to each cat and likes to know their habits so she can keep them happy as the owner would. He loves his little balcony to watch the birds and the pond life. Jenny send pictures and updates daily so I've never had to worry how he's doing which I think is lovely! And a little gift bag to take home full of cat toys and treats, Jenny really does go above and beyond!
From Vicki on
The only place i will ever choose.. third time and it wonâ€™t be the last. Absolutely canâ€™t fault the service Jenny provides. I know that heâ€™s safe and more importantly enjoys it so much, he doesnâ€™t want to leave ðŸ˜º. Highly recommended.
From Jill Bent on
Lovely place. Cats well cared for
.will be going back again.
From Scotland on
My 2 cats have stayed more than once here and the facilities are outstanding. The rooms are spacious, warm and spotlessly clean and the activity wall is fantastic. I love the balcony and so do the cats. The attention to detail is amazing and the daily updates allow me to see how happy and contented my cats are during their stay which is priceless. Having used other standard catteries previously I am so happy that my cats can now stay in a 5 star hotel
From Sylvia Wright on
I was one of the hotels first customers and what a surprise and amazement it was to view it. My cats adored it and been there since and will be going in the near future. Everything is super clean,lots of varieties eg. Food,toys,play area. Loads of attention from Jenny and family. Canâ€™t say a 5 star more like a 10 star. I wish them all the best with new customers and donâ€™t hesitate to go itâ€™s amazing
We are located on the edge of the rural Lancashire, situated between Chorley and Wigan. Just one mile from junction 27 of the M6, we are conveniently placed for holiday makers traveling south to Manchester or Liverpool airports, or heading north to the Lake District or Scotland.
We are open from Monday to Saturday for guests to arrive and depart, with prior arrangements.
Viewers are more than welcome to make an appointment to come and look around, contact me via phone, email or Facebook to arrange a suitable time.
Licence Update Pending
The licence we have on record recently expired. There have been delays in licence renewals for 2000/21 due to Covid and we hope to have updated data soon.
We verified the following licence information on: 17/05/2019
Licensing Authority: Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
Ask to view the current licence certificate when visiting this boarder's premises.