Hop-alot Bunny Boarding

Hollycombe ford cottage
Whiddon down
EX20 2QX

Tel: 01647231117 / 07776811870
Email: trudi.trippit@yahoo.co.uk

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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: Rabbits

I have owed rabbits as long as I can remember! Nowadays we are much more aware of our rabbit's needs and so this is why I set up Hop-a lot. I could not find a place like it! I am a member of RWAF and hold a rabbit welfare and behaviour diploma, level 3. I have many years experience specialising in rabbit care. A deep need for good welfare drives me.


Our facilities have been vet inspected and approved. All Lodges are individual. This means no rabbits are housed in close proximity to another group. The Lodges range from 6ft by 4ft and are all fully insulated. The attached enclosures vary in size with the smallest being 6ft by 10ft. The Lodges and enclosures are both secured. We also have a Lodge specifically for indoor kept Bunnies which is spacious and homely.


The rabbits are able to access the enclosure runs at all times through flaps/mini doors to come and go as they please. This gives constant access to shelter, shade and space to exercise. Equipment and natural resources are used to encourage exercise, promote health, wellbeing and stimulate natural behaviours. Bluebell Lodge for indoor kept bunnies is a spacious area, fully carpeted and designed with all your bunnies needs and desires in mind. This Lodge has no outside area, but this does not mean that natural resources are not used, all natural behaviours are encouraged.

Health & Hygiene:

All rabbits are required to be vaccinated against RHVD1&2 and Myxomatosis at least 2 weeks before their stay. All vaccines must be in date and health book /proof provided. Safe4 is used for cleaning equipment and litter trays. Water bottles are sterilised as are toys. Lodge floors are cleaned with small animal friendly disinfectant, while outside enclosure floors are cleaned with correctly diluted bleach and double rinsed. 48 hours airing are given to Lodges in-between stays. Usual diet pellets must be provided by the owner to avoid bunny tummy upsets.

Small Pet Boarding Prices

Daisey Lodge and Bluebell Lodge are £10 per night while all other lodges are £8.50 a night. No extra charges for sharing bonded rabbits using the same Lodge.
Prices include all hay, bedding of choice and all greens/veg/fruit needed to keep your pets happy.
A 50% non-refundable / non-transferable deposit is required on booking, either by bank transfer or cash. Full balance will be due on arrival. A receipt will be given.

Please contact me for special offers for extended stays.

Other Services

Services: GroomingClaw Clipping

All rabbits nails can be cut. They are groomed as needed. No extra charge for this, all part of the service!
Bonding service can be provided. Contact me for details.

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Toffee and Totoro had a wonderful stay - thank you so much for looking after them so well. Thanks also for all the useful tips about rabbit care, so helpful to have advice as we are new to rabbit owning.

5 From Nick on

Neither Dennis Hopper the lionhead house bunny nor his giant big dog brother had ever stayed anywhere that wasn't with friends/family or at our own house with regular visitors when I've been away. Dennis has now been the first to break that norm - he got to stay at Trudi's indoor bunny Lodge whilst the dog and I travelled up north for a few days. Trudi was very good at calming my nerves by immediately replying to all of my queries. As soon as I had dropped Dennis off I knew he was in bunny paradise. (I left to him chomping away on a giant pile of fresh brambles) Throughout his stay I was updated with pictures and text messages, and Trudi even worked absolute wonders on those pesky mats he loves to hide in his fluff (and won't let me near). On my return I did NOT have to grovel at all (if I leave him bored for too long he literally makes me work to get back on his good side - I only get to talk to his bum for a few hours; I'm sure other bunnies' humans know what I'm talking about). - Trudi's Lodge is absolutely Dennis Hopper approved!

5 From Kat O on

I was a bit anxious leaving Lullah as she had been booked in with her partner who has since died and never been left on her own. Trudi was fantastic reassuring me and showing me around. The facilities and location are excellent and to be honest Lullah has thrived with all the care and attention she has received from Trudi. Over the ten days she was there Trudi sent me regular updates and photos and clipped her nails as part of the service. I would highly recommend Hop-alot and would definitely use again.

5 From Kath Shelley on

I highly recommend Trudi and her Hop-a lot Bunny Boarding services. You will not be disappointed! As new rabbit owners we were worried about finding a suitable person and place for our bunny babies to stay when we go away, who loves and looks after them as much as we do and we've found it! Trudi is amazing, friendly, welcoming and caring. The lodges are immaculate, clean, sizeable with tunnels, platforms, toys and other bunny entertainment. They are so very well looked after and cared for, they are fed and treated to home grown branches, leaves and flowers. It is so reassuring to know they are so looked after when we are away and Trudi also sends us regular updates and photos too! Trudi has also helped us out with her mountain of knowledge and advice which has been invaluable - she really is a star! Our bunnies love it there! I have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone.

5 From Linsey on

Absolutely amazing lady, our bunnies Sooty and Sweep have just spent 8 nights with Trudi and she's just the best, sent photos and updates every day, beautiful accommodation specially for house bunnies, very knowledgeable on how to care for rabbits and happy to give advice. We will most definitely be using her again next time we go away. Really can't recommend her enough.

5 From Gemma Hudson on

My duo dropped off for a festive time with Trudi. This is their third time - absolutely excellent. Always impressed.

5 From Fiona on

We've just picked up our four from the wonderful Hop-alot Bunny Boarding in Okehampton (Devon) after a few days away. Trudi is absolutely WONDERFUL with them, and clearly puts so much effort, love and attention into caring for all the animals that stay with her. She has indoor and outdoor accommodation, our four had their own private shed that was fully insulated and carpeted, decked out to look like a cute little living room! She even had curtains on the windows! Not to mention Trudi gathers her own branches, leaves and snacks for them to munch on. Honestly we were almost sad to bring them home they were looked after so well! We're even midway through bonding and she kept that up while they were there, and has given us loads of advice too. So, SO worth a try if you need bun accommodation anywhere down here. We drove an hour from home just so that they could stay there!

5 From Abbie on

I would highly recommend hop a lot bunny boarding. The accommodation was really lovely and big for my 2 free roam house bunnies. I was nervous about leaving my Myrtle as she has problems with her teeth and can stop eating suddenly. Trudi was obviously very knowledgeable and happy to administer medication if necessary. She sent me daily updates and photos as reassurance. Both bunnies were spoilt with freshly foraged greens and very comfortable. They are booked in again in August and I will be using Trudi again in the future.

5 From Rebecca Cruse on

Very happy to leave Hazel here with Trudi knowing she is in excellent hands, well taken care of and very happy, one very happy rabbit.

5 From Kathleen Clark on

Trudi looked after our bunny beautifully, giving him delicious healthy treats throughout his stay and even sending us a video to reassure us that he had settled in well. She took great care of him and he was very happy and relaxed when we picked him up. We highly recommend!

5 From Jo on

I would have no hesitation in recommending Hop-a lot Bunny boarding. Our bunny Toffee was looked after so well by Trudi. She had her own spacious lodge and was given fresh herbs and brambles to eat and tunnels and toys to play with. Trudi knows so much about rabbits and genuinely cares for them. We will definitely be using her again.

5 From Chrissie on

We have used Hop a lot bunny boarding for years. Trudi is just fantastic. More recently we have used her expertise to board and bond our two bunnies. Trudi's service again was perfect, she kept me updated every day with photos. Provided comprehensive advice on how to maintain the bond when home. Trudi spent countless hours with our rabbits to ensure she really tried everything to bond them. I cannot fault her. Trudi also has a new bunny run which is specifically for indoor house buns. It is decorated with bunny photos and curtains which was a lovely touch but also filled us with confidence that every detail is thought about. I will continue to use and recommend Trudi to every bunny owner I know.

5 From Clare on

A bunny home from home! We could not have hoped to have found anywhere nicer to leave our 3 rabbits when we went away this year. Trudi, the owner is lovely and cares for them as if they were her own, spending time playing with them in the run, cutting them special fresh treats from her garden and even sending us regular photos (one shown) whilst we were away so we could see they were also having a great holiday. The runs are big and clean with lots to keep them entertained and the setting is quiet, so they came back in excellent health and relaxed - unlike where we had previously boarded them. In fact, returning home to us was proably a downgrade in respect of accommodation! Having peace of mind that your pets are being well cared for and happy when you go away is priceless and having found Trudi, we would never consider going anywhere else.

5 From Hale Family on

We finally managed a holiday this year and needed our son's rabbit looking after. Once again, the only sensible choice was Trudi at 'Hop-alot' boarding for small animals. The care, love and kindness she has shown for 'Jasper' in the past makes her the only person my son trusts with him when we are away! I recommend Trudi and the amazing quality of accommodation she has for rabbits highly.

5 From John on

My single rex bunny stayed with Trudy last October. As he's a house bunny with room to roam it was good to know that he had a big sheltered enclosure. I'd recommend Trudy's bunny heaven. She's put a lot of thought and hard work into setting up these fantastic spaces. The enclosures are perfect for almost all rabbits, except for my rex rabbit who has had sore hocks (bald/sore feet) in the past - before he was rescued. This is only due to the hard floor - needed to keep good hygiene for guest bunnies :) Trudy did her best to cater for this and she put down an extra rug to keep his feet off the hard floor and thoughtfully altered the living space. She was very good regarding this. She provided him with lots of toys and healthy treats and gave me updates while I was away. She's made a lovely space for house bunnies and free range bunnies.

5 From D on

I can not recommend Trudi enough to give your pet the best possible care imaginable! (I think my buns were sad to leave her and come home!) the accommodation she has created for the rabbits/guinea pigs is incredible and she goes to so much trouble to provide them with freshly grown vegetables, herbs and suitable foraging and apple branches to chew from her beautiful garden. My rabbits are entirely free range in my house and garden so I needed to find holiday accommodation that allows them as much space as possible, and what trudi provided was perfect. I could not be more satisfied or trust anyone more with the care of my much loved rabbits. Will be booking them in for holidays in 2020!

5 From Katie WEBB on

Thank you once again Trudie for the superb service you provide. We went away leaving our two guinea pigs in your capable hands knowing that they were going to be very well looked after. I can not recommend you and the service you provide highly enough!

5 From Penny Cartwright on

Olaf and clementine came back perky. Trudi sent pictures of how they were doing and kept amused with a wide range of food and toys. I would recommend.

5 From Tiana Hammond on

I boarded my rabbit Fred with Trudi at hop a lot for 3 weeks. I chose this boarding having looked at several others because the rabbit accommodation at is brilliant, really spacious with lots of room for bunnies to hop about! Trudi provides lots of fresh branches for bunnies to chew on and toys to keep them amused and it is clear that she treats all the bunnies in her care as she would do her own! It's been reassuring to have lots of regular updates of Fred enjoying his holidays and see photos of him looking so relaxed and happy! I would definitely recommend Hop a lot boarding to others looking to house their bunnies and hope to book Fred in for our holidays next year

5 From Jackie Webber on

5 star treatment and boarding with detail to each of my bunnies individual needs,one being elderly and another recovering from op.Trudi gave particuarly attention to their special needs and extra attention.They were given brambles and a variety of fresh greens in addition to their usual food,plus she gave me some dried nettles to take home!

5 From Dieuwke Lodeweegs on

I left my two French Lop bunnies with Trudi for two weeks. I couldn't have asked for a better boarding experience. Trudi sent me lots of photos of my boys and spoilt them rotten with lots of vegetable treats and new toys to play with. Couldn't recommend enough, will definitely be using again.

5 From Kylie O Gorman on

Cornflake had his 2nd stay with Trudi and was there for over 2 weeks. He had a lovely time and it looked like he really enjoyed himself. Trudi is very knowledgable and provides a variety of toys on rotation and she actually spent time with him each day. Will be using her for all our bunny boarding needs in the future if she has room!

5 From Rebecca Lowson on

Trudi was absolutely brilliant with our bunnies. She has so much knowledge and it's obvious how much she cares about them. The hutches are great - plenty of outdoor and indoor space and absolutely spotless! She also provides lots of fresh branches for them to sink their teeth into from around her garden. Our bunnies settled in straight away and it was obvious from the lovely photos Trudi sent us how happy they were there. I don't think they wanted to come home with us!! I can't think of a better person to leave our little buns with!

5 From Gemma on

We used Hop-alot for our rabbit whilst we were away for half term. The accommodation was brilliant and Trudi was great. She provided updates, pictures and videos to let us know how he was getting on. Would highly recommend and will definitely be using Hop-alot again!

5 From Rebecca on

Our rabbit stayed with Trudi for the 2nd time earlier on this month and we couldn't be more grateful. Trudi is professional, caring and is clearly an expert when it comes to rabbits. He seems to love his time there and Trudi kept us up to date with pictures and texts. Even reasurring us that he was happy in the snow! Thank you again!

5 From Jenny McAdam on

Trudi is fabulous and her accommodation for both Rabbits and Guinea Pigs is brilliant. Thermal lined sheds, which have been designed with care into bunny boutiques, with weatherproof runs which are secure and accessible for the animals during their stay. Trudi allowed us to visit her prior to our rabbit staying and showed us the different types of accommodation offered, Trudi also took the time to learn about our rabbit, his likes/dislikes and also his daily routine, to minimilise disruption to him - which appeared to work well as he returned home happy and settled. During his stay Trudi kept us informed with regular updates and pictures of how he was settling in, which provided great reassurance. I couldn't recommend Hop-alot Bunny Boarding enough!

5 From Clare on

I couldn't be happier with Trudi's service at Hop-a lot! I was away during Christmas for 2weeks and I came back to two happy and relaxed bunnies! One of them has long fur and can have problems with it and Trudi took special care not only to groom her really well but also to share some of her valued experience and knowledge with me. I'm a first time rabbit owner so her patience with me is greatly appreciated! I found Trudi to be excellent at communication too so I was never worried. She was always clear and competent. I highly reccomend and I think my bunnies would too!

5 From Marta on

Trudi has luxurious accommodation for rabbits and guinea pigs, who have an indoor area and a large run. But the best thing of all is how much she loves the animals and cares for them individually, thinking of everything that will make them feel settled and comfortable. I can't think of a lovelier place for your small pet to stay.

5 From Kate Howells on

Chandler had a great time, Trudi kept us up to date with pictures of him which was very reassuring, felt like he was in safe hands and would certainly use Hop a lot boarding again.

5 From Jenny on

Hop-alot offers 5* accomodation and service. The lodges are insulated and the large run area has a concrete floor. There's lots of room for the bunnies to safely hop around in and Trudi gives them branches and foliage from her garden and a sand box to dig in. She kept us up to date with photos and clipped their nails. It was a bit of a drive from Plymouth but well worth it we will definitely be using hop-alot again :-)

5 From Tracey on

It is extremely hard to find good Bunny boarding, so I was very pleased to find Trudi, who is dedicated to the care of your pet, she is very knowledgeable in all aspects of rabbit care and has an excellent rabbit vet, just down the road if needed. She also sends updates on how your rabbits are everyday, which I very much appreciated. I will definitely book my buns in with Trudi again

5 From Janet on

A very well run bunny boarding which has a good number of spacious self contained runs. Our rabbits were both kept entertained with a number of toys and treats and seemed to really enjoy their time at the boarding

5 From Christopher Rees-Lloyd on

There aren't many places that will look after rabbits whilst you go on holiday, but I'm so glad we found Hop-a lot Bunny Boarding. Trudi has genuine love for these animals and has made accommodation that is unrivalled in in my opinion that my sons rabbit was very comfortable staying in. She looked after him so well and even sent photos to us whilst we were away of Jasper (the rabbit) so that my son could see how relaxed he was! We shall -most definitely- be booking him in again when we go away. A highly recommended place for you to book, 5 star from us.

5 From John on

From the moment I dropped off my guinea pigs, Trudi completely put my mind at rest with her professionalism and obvious love for their wellbeing. The accommodation is superb, clean, safe and I knew they'd have a fantastic time and be well cared for. During our holiday, we received emails with photos and how well they'd settled, which was so reassuring for us. Can't rate her high enough and just so pleased to have found such a fantastic boarding facility for my guinea pigs, thank you.

5 From Anna Edwards on

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