Country Bunnies Holidays

County Durham

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About our Small Pet Boarding

We board: RabbitsGuinea Pigs


A small boarding facility in a semi rural home.

Providing lovely indoor holiday accommodation with the highest of standard and cleanliness.
Caring very much about the welfare of animals, having qualified in rabbit health illness and observing changes in behaviour.
A warm welcome is given to all our guests, everything they need is included for their holiday, all food, vegetables, hay, toys and a photo of your pet enjoying their stay will be available for you to see on our Facebook website.

*Rabbit Health behaviour and Welfare qualified, CRB checked and a member of the RWAF.

Veterinary insurance policy is optional if your pet became poorly during their stay all cost may be covered up to 30 days, subject to terms and conditions.

Please see our website for full details:


Indoor accommodation in "The Old Stables"

Indoor hutches 6ft x 2ft, play equiptment provided with hideaway house.

Large accommodation indoor rabbit cottages in a heated building.
Which have a very generous space, approximately 7ft x 3 half foot floor space.

All the accommodation comply with the RSPCA and RWAF recommendations.

Suitable for those that are used to living indoors.
Lots of space included for excercise for those rainy days and for those colder months too.
Includes hideaway house, cosy bed and a variety of playtime toys.
We have lovely heated pads to snuggle in if required and soft snuggle beds too.

The indoor room is heated at a comfortable warm temperature in winter.

OUTDOOR COTTAGES - 7ft x 3 half floor space, so your little friend have their own individual place to stay if they are used to having lots of freedom, with a cosy bed, play equipment and their own room to hop happily.

In summer the cosy cottage has an inner mesh door to allow lovely light and let you bunny see outside even If its a drizzly day.
The outer door will be fully secure and locked at night to keep them safe and sound?

A selection of food brands available or you are welcome to bring your own. A variety of fresh vegetables & herbs.

Bedding included with dust free shavings and straw/hay or carpet runner and blankets provided or you can bring your own.


Outdoors in the garden area is used for excercise, On hot days we use shaded grass areas of the garden for playtime and shades fitted onto the runs or if you prefer there is a paved patio area in the garden.

If you do not wish your pet to be on grass please notify us.

We like to have lots of fun in the pens peeking through tunnels and hiding in our wooden lodges in the garden, all tunnels and toys included, if you like you can bring their favourite teddy along.

Health & Hygiene:

Cottages and hutches are thoroughly deep cleaned with long lasting disinfectant before a new guest arrives.
They are disinfected and cleaned daily, hand sanitizer is used at all times when handling different guests.

*New owners*

I am unable to board very young baby rabbits or guinea pigs up to 8 weeks old. It causes them to be very stressed moving them to different enviroment in such a short space of time and can make them very ill. They must at least 10 weeks old for boarding but i do advise it is better to not adopt your new pet until after your holiday, wait until you can give them time to get used to adjusting to their new surroundings.

All pets should be well and in good health before arriving, any pet which shows signs of illness can be refused.

*we regret that unfortunately we are unable to board young unneutered rabbits* due to the following:

Unneutered males and unspayed females spray large amounts of urine to mark territory and all objects in their area.
They frequently do this by leaping into the air and spray the urine over a large area, covering the accommodation and spraying over other rabbits in nearby runs.

We are not liable for any illness, loss, theft, injury or responsibility for administering medication whilst on our premises or from any health problems arise for indoor rabbits being boarded outdoors. We are not liable for any person injuring themselves whilst on our premises. your pet is left entirely at your own risk.

If you pet should unfortunately becomes unwell while you are away, we will ensure to seek medical attention quickly from our local Veterinary clinic. We will contact you to let you know your pet has had treatment and keep you up to date. All costs must be settled before departure if you have not requested medical cover.

Small Pet Boarding Prices


*Boarding fees are based on the size of the accommodation with a veterinary health care policy included for the days your pet is staying. It is charged per day up to 2 sharing. Additional pets sharing 50p per day extra. Giant breeds £9 per day.*

The daily rate is charged in full regardless of time you arrive or depart. Closed on Sundays.

If you collect your pet on an earlier date than agreed the full boarding cost will still be charged, as the accommodation has been booked for those dates.

***All rabbits must have 2 separate vaccinations yearly. Protecting against RVHD 1 (NOBIVAC) and myxomatosis is the first vaccine AND RHVD2 (FILIVAC). Is the 2nd vaccine. If both vaccines are due together they are given 14 days apart. Its is not sufficient to vaccinate a few days before boarding. Vaccinate at least 3 weeks before for the vaccine to be effective, it an insurance policy requirement. A copy of vaccination is needed when booking or if due for renewal please send a copy before boarding, as without these unfortunately will not be able to be stay.

2020 Boarding fees

Indoor hutches
£6.50 per day, per hutch = £45.50 per week

large indoor/ outdoor cottage
£7.50 per day, per cottage = £52.50 per week

Extra care or medication must have clear instructions, there is charge of £1 per day for administering medication.


Peace of mind to cover veterinary bills incase your pet becomes ill.

Winter price

Please note there will be additional charge of 50p extra per day between 1st November until 1sr March each year if you require additional heating.

**Please arrive promptly for your arranged time, timings are very important to manage scheduled house visits arranged in busy periods. There may be no one available if you are over 30 minutes late and may need to reschedule.

If you are going to be late and you need to contact me quickly, please text or phone, to arrange a new time best for you. Please do not send by email as it may not be read until later in the day.

The minimum booking requires at least 2 days stay any booking less will be charged the minimum 2 days boarding.

July and August is a minimum booking requiring 5 days stays as it is a busy holiday period.

Open for boarding over Christmas and New Year, closed for arrivals and departures Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.
New Years Eve And New Years Day.
**An additional boarding surcharge of daily rate will charged for Christmas Day and New Years Day.**

There is a small charge of £5 for visiting a local vet for an appointment or £10 if vet is out of the area.

Payments accepted are bank transfer, cash or debit/credit card chip and pin machine, Maestro, MasterCard, Visa and Apple Pay.

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Free nail clipping

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Reviews from Our Guests

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Our little boy Boo was at Country Bunnies for three weeks he absolutely loved it Lyn is so loving and caring and we enjoyed our holiday so much more knowing that Boo was having the best possible time and was safe and well looked after I wouldn't hesitate to bring him here again thank you so so much Lyn

5 From Kathie Emery on

Boarders Response:Thank you for your kind review and that you and boo were very happy

Country Bunnies is a wonderful small pet boarding facility. I have used them on a couple of times. The care and attention to detail is second to none. The facilities are fabulous and the service before, during and after their stay is amazing and all down to the customer service of Lyn. We have 10 beautiful bunnies who love staying at Country Bunnies. Well Done Lyn I can't recommend you highly enough.

5 From Nicola Simpson on

Boarders Response:Thank you for all your lovely kind comments, which are very much appreciated , I work very hard to ensure they're all happy and well looked after and have a happy environment

Rocky and Bruno my piggies just spent a six night holiday here and they absolutely loved it. They looked so happy and content when we dropped them off and picked them up. Their cottage was beautiful and were well looked after, Lyn is amazing you can tell she really loves the animals she looks after. Would highly recommend.

5 From Susan Chapman on

Left my baby rabbit barney for a week here, lynn was lovely with him, don’t think he wanted to come home, 😩 he wasn’t very well on the 2nd day and she took him straight to the vet and got him sorted aswell and knowing what was wrong and also kept me updated throughout the week with texts and photos which was fantastic, plenty of toys and space for him to play, 100% will be back thank you so much if I could rate more than 5 stars I would x

5 From Amy on

We have been leaving our much loved indoor rabbit Simba with Lyn for four years now and would never consider leaving him with anyone else . The care he receives is second to none . The facility’s are of the highest standard. We go on holiday knowing Simba is in good professional hands with some one who loves rabbits as much as we do . Thank you Lyn .

5 From Bernadette Oliver on

My rabbit has stayed with Lyn a good few times now and I am always comfortable and happy to leave him in her care. Lyn is so passionate about the rabbits that stay with her and I could not recommend her enough. Accommodation is outstanding for every small pet staying with her and I know my rabbit always has a lovely time staying with in her care. Thanks again for looking after him. Next booking is April! He can’t wait to see you again!

5 From Nadine walker on

My personal experience of Lyn is she is very caring and I felt confident leaving daisy in her capable hands. The accommodation was second to none in fact I was so impressed with the cleanliness I sing her praises to everyone. This is a fantastic service.

5 From Alice Stoves on

Hi Lyn thanks for giving Eddie, Queenie, and my two little Guinea pigs Anna and bodger such a wonderful holiday. I always feel relaxed when I am away knowing that you are looking after them in what is like a 5 star hotel

5 From Mary Ricbardson on

We have left our Guinea pigs with Lynn 3 times, they were treated like royalty! She is kind, and caring and of my piggies was sick and she knew just what to do and didn't hesitate to get her help, and all worked well.....she is great at leaving text messages as she understands what it is like to go away and leave your pets behind...and gee facilities are clean, warm and cozy, and even gave a country cottage atmosphere that is nicer then some lodges we rent for ourselves.

5 From Linda Reay on

I would highly recommend County Bunnies Holidays. After finding Country Bunnies impressive website, I was keen to get my Rabbit booked in. My rabbit Rupert spent 7 wonderful days with Lyn and I was very satisfied when I arrived to drop him off for the week. Not only was Rupert looked after at high standards I was reassured the next morning by a text letting me know Rupert had settled in well. On collection I was so happy to see Rupert out in the garden in his run. This gave me a sense that time and effort had been put into Rupert's holiday and not only did Lyn provide me with reassurance that Rupert had, had a fantastic holiday, I was also given a bag of Kale and a photo to take home with me. I have no doubt in my mind Rupert will enjoy another holiday at County Bunnies Holidays, a fantastic small pet boarding in County Durham! Thanks Lyn xxxx

5 From Nadine Walker on

Just had my 2 guinea pigs there for 11 days and what a fantastic place they were looked after brilliant and lyn is a lovely lady, would definitely recommend , Thank you lyn no dout tulla and snowy will be back x

From miss beverley hutchinson on

As a first time user of a service like this, I can highly recommend Country Bunnies Holidays to anyone who wishes for a high standard of care and attention to their pets whilst away. Lyn has made the whole experience a very happy and stress free one for both me and my two rabbits. The facilities she has to offer are superb, in a beautiful location where my Bunnies have thrived! Will definatley be back next year :)

5 From Laura-Jayne McIntyre on

I'm absolutely over the moon with the care that my bunnies have received whilst I have been on holiday, it is very hard to find somebody to look after my bunnies especially since they are used to such a big space to themselves, that's why the bunny cottage looked perfect and when I met Lyn I was even happier, very knowledgeable and lovely. She has even taken and printed out photographs of them having fun - which I will be getting framed. Absolute 5* service if you want your bunnies to have a little holiday themselves with daily care then Country Bunnies Holidays is the perfect little retreat thank you very much from melissa, peanut and pebbles.

5 From Melissa Lamb on

I was very nervous about leaving Hoppy the rabbit behind when I went on holiday but as soon as I spoke to Lyn on the phone and visited the Country Bunny Holiday hotel I knew Hoppy would have a better holiday than me! Lyn has a beautiful home and garden with beautiful, clean and cosy rabbit accommodation. The cards, presents and photos reassured me that Hoppy was having a great time and were lovely personal touches. If you are looking for a place that cares for your rabbit as though they are their own and who can make you feel at ease when leaving your beloved bunny behind then this is the place to go :) Hoppy has already asked to go back again soon!

From Katie on

We needed somewhere to leave our much loved 8 month old house rabbit, after researching the internet and visiting several different places we came accross Country Bunnies Holidays. The very high standards could not fail to impress and on metting Lyn with her reasurring way we knew Simba would be very well looked after. While away Lyn sent us updates and pictures which was reasurring on on returning from holiday we were met by a very happy well looked after rabbit. We would highly recommend Country Bunnies, Simba will definately be back again.

5 From Bernadette on

I would definitely recommend Country Bunnies to anyone. I have a one year old indoor rabbit called Dexter. He absolutely loved his stay there and as our most precious family member we couldn't be happier with the care and love he was given. On his return home he was his normal self straight away showing how well cared for he was. I will be more than happy to leave him there again. Definitely felt he was well looked after and loved by Lyn. Thank you so much. Look forward to going on holiday again with no worries about sending him on his holidays too.

5 From Cheryl Chaplin on

The service provided was excellent, the bunnies were obviously well cared for and came home happy and healthy with pictures of them enjoying their stay and some tasty veg! Would definitely recommend country bunnies holidays and will be booking them in for any future holidays! Thank you

5 From Katie Thompson on

wow just amazing Lillie and roxie loved the holiday!

5 From ellie on

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Note: Map only shows approximate location.


Crook County Durham.

Open Hours

Monday to Saturday closing at 6pm.


Bank holidays hours may vary.

*When no appointments are scheduled the boarding facilities is closed.

It is important to arrive on time for your appointment. If you arrive 30 mins after your time and you have not contacted me to let me know, i have other commitments arranged around appointments and may not be available, you will need to reschedule.

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