Larkfield Stud & Small Animal Hotel

Cogmills Farm
Bristol Rd, Frampton Cotterell
BS36 2AP

Tel: 07803 712405
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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea PigsBirdsReptilesHamsters, Mice etc.

Hello and welcome to Larkfield Small Animal Hotel. Specialising in rabbits, guinea pigs and all other, small animals holiday boarding needs.

Over 30 years of pet care experience. BRC Breeder, RWAF member. Qualified pet care therapist and currently taking a Batchelors degree in Advanced Animal behaviour, specialising in lagamorphs (rabbits).

Animals are my passion and love. I currently own a rabbitry of over 50, show standard mini lops, of my own and rescue animals on top. Plus rescue horses too. As you can tell its become a way of life for me.

As of January 2016 I am proud to announce the arrival of two new members of staff, Chelsea who is training to be an RSPCA inspector and her animal mad older sister Joanne. Both committed to helping me, be able to provide the care and attention your pets deserve.


Indoor and outdoor areas. Indoor stone stabling area's, has various size hutches available. Our standard hutches are 4 foot x 2.5 foot depth and 2.5 foot added height. Our luxury boarding large hutches are 6 foot x 2.5 foot depth and 2.5 foot added height. Ideal for larger breeds and groups. I also have small 2 foot hutches available, for the super tiny furries, as well as indoor stable space of 10 foot x 12 foot, for rabbits to roam around boarding areas, to have the choice to free roam, as well as lounge in their hutches. Especiially is raining outside.
our large hutches. All hutches are handmade, heavy duty and fox proofed.

Outside Boarding enclosure is set within our half acre paddock. Totally fox proofed. 35 foot square feet and and outdoor hutches are around the parimeter of the enclosure. In this area free range rabbits can run around safely, with no way to dig out, as we dug 1 mtr into the ground to ensure no one can come in or out. Rest assured they are totally safe. Have much fun in tubes, toys and talking to other guests, in their hutches, who are waiting a turn to go and play.

Also a very nice area for Tortoises to free roam. I added 2 chicken coupes for them packed with hay and warm bedding, on a nighy. By day various tree trunks, rocks and a large tray of substrate for them. Much bigger area than any run and lots of grass ond their favourite foods provided. Unfortunately, I can't take in tortoises that need a vivarium.


Within my outdoor half acre of land we have various size exercise pens, from 6 foot x 4 to 9 foot x 6 foot, equipped with various tubes, balls, hide away houses and dig pits. All have sun and rain covers so runs are available as often as possible, even in the unpredicatable British weather. We move pens around, for them requarily, to keep grass fresh and tasty for them.

Surrounded by acres of open land, set in the grounds of the old farmhouse, where there is a 24 hour presence. Also fitted CCTV cameras located in 6 different areas. Running 24 hours a day, giving you that extra piece of mind. All areas are bolted and padlocked on retiring. Rest assured your furry family are in safe hands.

Health & Hygiene:

They're fed organic hay, 2 types a day, which i vary, direct from the fields. Fresh veg and fruit also, which I like to vary, for its different nutritional benefits, pellets and grass too.


Hutches, bowls and bottles etc are disinfected out, after every guest with Defra recommended products. Fresh, clean and dry bedding throught.

Health checks daily and lost of care and cuddles too.

Vet checked and approved by local practice. As a qualified holistic pet care therapist, I carry a wide range of medications, from antibiotics to pain relief, parasite control to liquid feeds. If any animal is taken sick while boarding here at Larkfield, it will be brought inside with me, for the duration of its stay, so I can monitor more closely and be able to give meds if needed, day and night. I also have a vet on standby in case of emergencies.

Please Note. A South Gloucestershire Licence does NOT need to be held, to run a small animal boarding centre, as some claim to hold. Only needed if boarding dogs and cats, is it required.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Guinea Pigs.

Single in standard hutch - £3 per night
Bonded Pair in standard hutch - £4 per night
For groups or luxury large hutch -
£5 per night


Single in standard hutch '
£4 per night
Bonded Pair in standard hutch - £4.50 per night.
For luxury boarding in large hutch -
£5 per night


In their own cage -
£3 per cage, per night.

Alteratively I convert my hutches into rats heaven, by adding hammocks I suspend from hutch roof. Climbing mats, ladders, houses and castles, tubes, toys and so much more. For standard size hutch of 4 foot x 2.5 x 2.5 height is £4 per night.

If you have a large group, or your cage is to large for me to house them in, alternatively are 6 foot x 2.5 x 2.5 foot depth hutches, I can adapt, as above.
costing £5 per night, no matter how many are staying.

Lots of boiled eggs, pasta and cheese are given as a little bit of a

Mice, Gerbils, Hamsters - £2.50 per night, per cage

Chinchillas, Degu, African Pygmy Hedgehogs, Tortoises and birds £3 per night, per cage. Again cage size dependant. Please contact for further details.

N.B A £4 charge will be added to the bill, if you do NOT bring their hard feed with you and they use my brands.
So please don't forget.

For group bookings, for those with alot to accommodate, discount's will apply. As well as for long stays of 21 days or more.

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping

Groom - £1.50
Nail clipping - £2.00
Groom and Nails clipped (combination treatment) - £3.00

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Sam does a wonderful job of looking after our two rabbits every year while we are on holiday. She really cares about all the animals and will go the extra mile to ensure their wellbeing. I always feel confident leaving Stampy and Twitch with her. Excellent service.

5 From Felicity on

Love this place and so do my guinea pigs too. Been using Sam for about 4 years now. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Great set up. So nice to get fed back while I am away, of how well they both are doing, which does help my girls relax as they do worry. Not got a bad word to say about Sam or Chelsea, who is one of the assistants and Simone too. Lovely bunch and very much small animal experts. Fantastic

5 From Sienna King on

Fantastic service. Very dedicated and knowledgeable team. Spacious hutches for my two bunnies to holiday in, well over 14 ft square. Clean and tidy with loads of room for them to exercise and play. I also find it reassuring to know that Sam works solely with her boarding guests, rescue animals and her rabbit stud. Truly a commited and dedicated animal addict. I can't recommend her enough. Mandy, Bun bun and Harry. X

5 From Mandy Baker on

Sam looked after our two lionhead rabbits while we were on our honeymoon. One of my rabbits - Marley - has always been my little defect bunny. We'd taken him to two different vets and they've never been able to sort out his stomach problems. He'd always been timid, I just assumed this was the way he was. I explained this to Sam and she was instantly planning a bunny detox! When I came to pick them both up Marley was an entirely new bunny! He's so playful now and we hasn't had a dodgy tummy since. Sam is so caring and thoughtful she didn't even charge us for the extra care she gave. I am so appreciative and would recommend her to absolutely everyone. I've had problems with other boarding places in the past and worried the entire time we were away, but I didn't worry once about leaving my two babies (yes. They are my babies) with Sam. She's amazing - I wish I could give more than 5 stars

5 From Amy Edwards on

I would definitely recommend Larkfield Small Animal Boarding! Sam has been absolutely brilliant with our bunny Nala on several occasions and is extremely helpful and accommodating. Its a great set up, with plenty of space for the rabbits to exercise and socialize. I would have no hesitation using Sam again and I'm 100% certain that bunny is probably looking forward to her next holiday at Larkfield.

5 From Matt on

Amazing!!!!!! Sam is simply brilliant with bunnies! My two bunnies have just finished their second stay at Larkfield and I can honestly say that I wouldn't board them anywhere else. From the minute they arrive, they are at ease; they sense Sam's confidence and relax. I highly recommend Sam as she goes the extra mile because caring for animals is her passion.

5 From Kelly on

Very impressed with the service we got from Sam, she is so passionate about looking after the animals and meeting their requirements. She even advised us on a couple of problems that we had with our 8 year old dwarf male, he was practically a different rabbit when we picked him up after 2 weeks. If only we had known about her sooner!

5 From Laura Wallis on

This lovely lady looked after my rabbit whilst I went to America for two weeks... My rabbit has a few health problems so I was very reluctant to leave him with a neighbour.. As soon as I arrived at Larkfield, Sam gave me a peace of mind that he will be looked after. This rabbit boarding place is amazing.. The rabbit have loads of space to run.. And is certainly in safe hands as she Sam knows everything you need to know about rabbits. Highly recommended! X

5 From Katie on

Prior to my bunnies first stay with Sam I was very reluctant about leaving them with anyone else. This was largely due to my eldest Bella having behavioural issues due to being attacked when she was a kit, this has left her with physical scarring and complex trust issues and leaving me feeling over protective. However after dropping them off Sam instantly put my worries to rest, she was friendly, understanding and most importantly her knowledge of rabbits was amazing. During their first stay the extent of Bellas behaviour became apparent. Sam is currently studying pet behaviour and asked if she could keep them on to see if she could help improve the situation, for no extra cost. When we came to pick up the girls, I was so shocked to see my Bella happily hopping around the yard, she looked happy, content and calm. Although Bella is still having problems integrating with other rabbits, she has now stoped cage biting, is much more obedient, less aggresive and so much happier in herself. I am using the advise that Sam has given us, to continue working with her and every day I am seeing improvements. Both me and my partner are grateful and so much happier with Bella after being with Sam. Naturally when we went away again in June we didnt hesitate in contacting Larkfield. Her hutches are a nice size and kept clean and tidy. There is a lovely play area for the animals to hop around and exlore. Sam is very attentive to the animals needs and extremely commited to the cause. To top it all off, her rates are extremely competative, infact the lowest priced in Bristol. I would not hesitate in recommending Sam and Larkfield small animal boarding centre to anyone. My girls will be returning soon. Becky Stevens - Personnel Assistant - Bristol

5 From Becky Stevens on

A fab place to trust your bunnies to. Sam loves rabbits and they seem to love her. Sid and Mabel were very happy there and seemed very chilled and relaxed when I picked them up, unlike the previous pet boarding company I used. They will be going back again to stay in September and when ever we go away. I would fully recommend it.

5 From Julie Hunter on

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Note: Map only shows approximate location.


Ten minutes from the M4/M5 and M32 interchange. Follow signs to winterbourne, Iron Acton, Frampton Cotterell, Yate. Frampton village is between Winterbourne and Iron Acton. Easily accesible from all major motorways and yet in beautiful country side.

Open Hours

Open to public between 2pm until 7.30pm. Appointments basis only, during opening hours. 7 days a week. However this is not set in stone, I will always try to be as accommodating as possible, around your travelling timetable. I have 35 plus of my own animals and am always about, so I will endeavour to be as flexible as I am able and two members of staff, to assist.

Please note I am not open to the public on Christmas or Boxing day. Anyone wanting to check in on these days are advised to please bring them in a day earlier.

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