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John Butler -
Our cat stayed with Crayside for 10 days, Oscar is a nervous cat had a bad experience at other cattery's. I can honestly say that he was taken very good care of in Crayside and Oscar loved having a fuss made of him and was exceptionally looked after. Crayside Cattery's love of cats is exceptional and we will defineatly be bring him to Crayside again. Thank yo u for looking after Oscar as if he was your own.
Alison Wain -
A big thank you to Kathy & Simon for taking such good care of Sammy & Phoebe. We'll be back !
Leila is a regular visitor to Crayside. She returns a very happy cat and it is great to see the video posted on facebook of her enjoying cuddles and strokes posted when you are away -
Kathy and Simon, (from my initial enquiries) were so helpful and interested in our cats particular needs/requirements. Their cattery is set in lovely, peaceful surroundings, we have five cats and for the first time we went on our holiday, not feeling guilty, as we feel they couldn't have been left in better facilities or in better care. Our friends recommended them to us and now we will not be going anywhere else. Ps.our daughter loved her tour and giving your big cat a cuddle!
leanne Bowen -
This was the first time my cats stayed with Crayside cattery and I have a one year old British shorthair and a 21 week old British shorthair kitten, even though we were only gone a couple of days I needed to know both were looked after as they are new to each other and I was not let down, both Simon and Kathy were brilliant and even put up a video on Facebook so I could see them while I was away. We will certainly be using them again in the future. Thank you very much for looking after my two special boys Hugo and Ralphie.
This was Tilly's first stay at Crayside and after a bad experience in the summer at another cattery I Was worried about leaving her. There was no need as nothing was to much trouble for Simon and Kathy, Tilly is 14 and has arthritis and hyperthyroidism so needs medication and a special diet this was no problem and was administered perfectly as on coll ecting Tilly she had no limp and was lively and content , I did think that this would be our last holiday for a while as Tilly is getting old but I feel completely differently now and will happily leave her at Crayside in the future. Thank you so much you are truly caring and that means everything.
Mark & Karen -
We left Alfie with Kathy & Simon for 6 days. He's only 6 months old and a cats protection rescue cat, so we were naturally nervous. We needn't have been, he was very relaxed and happy when we got back and he had obviously been well cared for. We emailed the guys to make sure he was OK whilst we were away, and not only did they reply by email Simon put a video onto fac e book showing how relaxed and happy Alfie was. Top class service, lovely people and we will be regulars. Thanks for looking after him, Mark & Karen
Elaine & Paul Remmington -
We booked our cats Daisy & Minnie into Crayside after being recommended by a friend. We wouldn't hesitate to use them again as our cats were exceptionally well cared for. Lovely bright clean pens, comfy beds and blankets were provided, as was lots of TLC. We used to worry about leaving our cats when we went on holiday, we won't be worrying in future......... they will be staying at Crayside cattery!
The leggett family -
Have just collected our 2 cats Timi and Tess from Crayside Cattery and cannot recommend enough. Just wonderful. As RSPCA rescues cats they are both naturally nervous of other people but to my amazement they were both going round Simons' legs when we met them. Timi has an ongoing medical condition which didn't faze them at all and all his medi cation was given. The fact our 2babies have returned exactly as we put them in and totally relaxed is testament to how they were both treated in Simon and Kathys care. Having previously used another cattery were our cats returned like nervous wreck it was great to have them back so chilled. Most definitely will be booking again for our 2016 holiday-
Jenny & Jason -
Our cats have stayed here twice. The cattery is set in a peaceful location which is great for one of our cats who is 17. It is also spacious and very clean. The owners Simon and Kathy are friendly and extremely helpful and flexible in making sure the individual needs of each cat is met. They are genuinely true cat lovers. We also love th e little clips on facebook -
Crayside Cattery is the first place that we have ever left Jess. She was very well cared for and as she can be a little jumpy was given much affection and cuddles! It's clear that Kathy and Simon adore all of their visitors. I will definitely use Crayside again. I think Jess had a better holiday than we did!!!
Alison Wain -
A huge thank you to Kathy, Simon and staff for taking such great care of Sammy and Phoebe. Being their first time away from home I was very worried about them but upon my return I could tell that that had been well looked after. The Cattery is clean and large and the 'rooms' looked out on a lovely open space. I'm sure there were plenty of birds around to amuse the gues ts ! We will return ! Thank you !
Anthony & Freyja -
We left our Sunny here for a week for the first time whilst we went on our holidays. I was very impressed with the set up at Crayside and the owners are delightful and caring people. Sunny was a very happy cat when we picked her up and I will be using Crayside again for sure!
Malcolm & Jo -
I cannot recommend Crayside Cattery highly enough. Our floofy -
Emma Parker -
We have used Simon and Kathy three times now and they never disappoint. We have two very loving ragdolls that are used to company so sending them away when we go on holiday always makes me a little nervous. There is no need to feel nervous knowing they are staying with Simon and Kathy. They clearly love the cats so much and spend time looking after them and giving th em attention. Simon even took a 4 minute video of himself in the cage with our two giving them some catnip -
Celine Knott -
Our cat Daisy has stayed at Crayside Catteryfor the last few years when we've been on holiday. The cattery is clean and spacious, and both Kathy and Simon are friendly and attentive. We always feel assured that Daisy has been well cared for. Highly recommended!
Paul & Jayne Jones -
Our cats have been staying at Crayside for several years now. We can honestly say that it is like leaving them with family as the care and attention is second to none. Simon and Kathy give all their love and attention to the cats and spend time getting to know the cats personally, making your cat feel relaxed and comfortable while your are away. From our past experience of owning cats for nearly 20 years now, we find this the best cattery you could ever wish for and would highly recommend you give Crayside a try, we guarantee you will not be disappointed. Kathy and Simon are such lovely people, you can trust them to care for your precious pets and you can relax while you are away from them. Thank you Kathy and Simon for all your love and attention to our babies.
I would highly recommend crayside cattery I left my cat Leo for 2 weeks with Simon and kathy who are both very nice people they looked after Leo like he was one of there own did have a bit of trouble getting leo back in his cat carrier actually didn't think he wanted to leave lol i will be using crayside cattery again as I know my cat is very well looked after. the cattery is well spaced clean,secure definitely will be using again thanks again joann
Thank you Kathy and Simon for looking after Lili for the two weeks we were on holiday. She came back happy and well fed and she purred like crazy, as though she wanted to tell us about her adventures with you. I would definitely trust Lili in your care anytime. Thank you again! Olivia
Dan Enticknap -
Our two cats stayed at Crayside whilst the rest of the family enjoyed a well deserved break. Upon arrival it was clear that they would be well cared for with Simon helping me clear up after the pair of them as neither are good travellers. Picking the duo up I found two happy, contented and clean cats. They are now home and I haven't seen them a ll day so back to normal then! Which is exactly what you want. I would recommend Crayside to anyone looking to board their cat.
Phil and Pauline Calladine -
After finding crayside by chance, we were warmly welcomed when having a look around. Our 4 fur babies nina, violet, thomas and riley arrived for their holiday with me fretting like a complete nut case when leaving them. All so unnecessary as when we collected today we were met by 4 happy fur babies, it it so obvious tha t they were looked after by kathy, simon and team, as if they were their own. We would glady recommend crayside to anyone looking for holiday accommodation for their cats. A big thanks to you both.
Nigel Thompson -
Happy little Bengals on their holidays = happy owners on their holidays
Phil & Claire Hobern -
This is the first time we have used a cattery and even from our initial calls to various local catteries it was apparent from our conversation with Kathy that Crayside were more than willing to accommodate our requirements to look after our lively kitten Millie. Rather than seeing our request as just another booking there was a genuine interest in the needs of our kitten and they were keen to ensure she received plenty of attention. Having collected Millie today it is clear that Kathy and Simon along with all the staff do everything they can to care for all of the cats and their different requirements. We happily recommend Crayside cattery along with all the other reviews as being a place that really does care for all their guests with great dedication. Thank you Kathy and Simon
My cat summer stayed with Simon and Kathy for her first time in any cattery, although she was very shy they looked after her as if she was one of their own. the living quarters are clean and spacious and I could tell that Simon and Kathy care about the cats well being. I was nervous about leaving her and felt reassured by the fact I could email them an d get updates on summer and see pictures and videos on their Facebook page. I would highly recommend Crayside Cattery and will be using them again for any time my little summer needs looking after while we go on holiday.
Jo and Rob -
Mia has just returned from her third stay at Crayside Cattery and it is so nice to find a place for her to stay that has such lovely carers (Kathy and Simon) who truly care for Mia as if she was one of their own cats. The surroundings are fantastic, with spacious housing and very clean facilities. I would highly recommend Crayside and we are already planning Mia 's next visit later this year. Thanks again Kathy and Simon!
Gail & Barry Myles -
Our cat, Bella is a feisty little thing but Simon and Kathy thankfully put up with her 'diva-
Linda Carmona -
We have left our cats several times at Crayside and are more than happy with the caring, professional service that they provide! Will definitely be using them again in the future.
Charles day -
What a great cattery. This is the third time we have used Crayside Cattery and it wont be the last. Our cat Crackle is, as with all cats, fussy and on each occasion she has been well looked after and cared for by Kathy & Simon and all who help out here. I would have no hesitation in recommending Crayside. Weel done once again.
Blair and Phoebe -
Our cat grumble has stayed at crayside many times and we would definitely recommend it! The owners Kathy and Simon really care for each cat here as if it was their own, and give them lots of love and attention. It is extremely clean with lots of space for each cat and is in a very quiet and peaceful location. we always feel comfortable leaving grumb le here as we know she is so well cared for.
Donna Jaggers -
This was the first time my Cat Keira had stayed at a cattery. I was probably more nervous than Keira! But the owners showed my around the cattery before Keira arrived that made me feel reassured that they would take great care of my cat. My cat settled in lovely I saw some photos of her chilling out in her bed, great stuff. I will definitely be using Crays ide Cattery again, they took really good care if her for me. Thank you so much :)
Steve and Michelle -
We just picked up our Tam from his second two-
Claire Fitzsimons -
I cannot recommend Crayside Cattery enough. I was very sad to leave my spoilt Ollie for three weeks but Kathy and Simon put my mind at rest. The actual accommodation was bigger than our previous cattery and the outside space they have access to is great. Ollie came home to us very content which I believe is due to the great care he received. I would definitely use Crayside again. Thank you very much.
Claire & Dave -
We found Crayside Cattery last year by chance, Simon and Kathy were more than happy for us to go and visit before leaving our cat in their care. We could see that all the cats that were staying were well looked after and the facilities were very clean and spacious. Since then our cat Smokey has been on a couple of holidays here! She always seems very happy and espe cially loves the heat lamp, it's hard to take her away from it at the end of her stay!! The pens are always very clean, well prepared and secure and the setting is lovely. I would highly recommend Crayside Cattery to anyone looking for their cat to stay and I will be in contact soon to book a couple more holidays for Smokey! Thank you to Simon and Kathy for looking after Smokey.
Jeanette Bates -
I am sure like many cat owners, its always a worry when you have to go away and leave them in someone else's care, however, I always have peace of mind when I leave Tia at Crayside. The owners really do care about their borders and know them all by name too. Would highly recommend.
This was Mia 3rd or 4th stay at Crayside cattery, she stayed for 16 days this time and has never come home stressed, Kathy & Simon take a lot of interest in the cats, the cabins are large & warm. I would recommend this excellent cattery to anyone who is looking for a first class home for their cat while you are away. Thank you Kathy & Simon.
Graham & Linda Wright -
Always happy for our cat, Harry, to stay at Crayside as Kathy and Simon obviously love cats so much and look after them all so well. We can rest assured that when we are on holiday Harry is safe and sound. We would recommend the cattery to other cat owners.
Jason Savva -
Fantastic cattery , have just boarded " Poppy" for 2 weeks. Kathy and Simon excellent owners who really care and take an interest in every cat. Very clean , plenty of space and every cat we saw looked extremely happy. Having shopped around other local catteries this was easily the best priced and I will certainly be returning Poppy for her annual holi day at Crayside. I would recommend highly to anyone considering to use the facilities.
Trish Cook -
Was very nervous about leaving Whisky as the last time he was in a Cattery he came out quite poorly. Kathy and Simon put all our fears to rest and we were very happy to leave Whisky in their caring hands. Everything about Crayside is great. It is spotlessly clean. The staff are vary caring and are very obviously cat lovers. The Cattery is in a lovely countrysi de location. When you visit all the cats come out to greet you! Whisky was perfectly happy and when he came home he was fit and doing his usual.......sulking because we had left him. Am booking him in again today for when we go away next. I have no qualms about leaving Whisky in Crayside's care. Trish & Jim Cook
Maggie Piper -
Really happy to have discovered Crayside ,, lovely accommodation for the cats, clean and bright Puss Puss always well cared for , his favourite food and treats to hand . Kathy and Simon are lovely people -
Dave and Jill Barker -
Very clean and secure cattery run by Kathy and Simon who are very professional and kind in there care of our cat, unfortunately she fell ill while we where on holiday but the care and compassion shown by them both is exemplary. Thanks Dave and Jill Barker.
Emma & Sam -
We came across Crayside when our usual cattery was full for the time we wanted. Both Kathy and Simon where very helpful giving us information and a pre-
Kevin & Stephanie Fields -
I am happy to recommend Crayside Cattery without any reservation whatsoever. Our cat, Eddie, had to stay while some work was being done to our house and Kathy and Simon were very patient and worked with us on the dates. They took great care of Eddie, including giving him medication. The cattery was very clean and it was obvious that the cats received the greatest care. In fact, when we came to bring Eddie home, I am not sure he wanted to leave. He heard Kathy's voice as we were packing up his things and immediately started purring and looking for her. It is fantastic to know there is someplace close by that will take such good care of Eddie. I know we will be back. Kevin & Stephanie
Amanda and Mario -
We have used Crayside a few times now for our two cats. Each time we have been very pleased with the service we and our cats have received. The owners are very friendly and the Cattery is very clean and well mainained. One of our cats is very timid and can get easily stressed and this often reflects in how long it takes him to settle once back home, but since he has been staying in Crayside he settles immediately. I would not consider using anywhere else for him now.
Juli & Jerry Savage -
We recommend Crayside Cattery, We left our two cats there for a week in August and they seem to have enjoyed their stay, the accommodation is spotless and clean and the cats have a lovely view of the owners huge garden, both the owners Kathy and Simon are two very pleasant friendly people who seem to love all the cats they care for. We have n ow booked the cats in for another week in October and have no worries about them staying there.
Nikki Hunter -
I hadn't used Crayside before, however, my usual cattery was fully booked and I have to say, I would have no hesitation in using them again. Whilst Chester is a little standoffish around new people (Sorry Simon....something of an understatement) Dexter settled in well and thoroughly enjoyed his stay, returning relaxed and healthy. The pens are l arger than most that I have seen, there is no nasty disinfectant smell masking other unpleasant odours and there is a general feeling of well being amongst the animals in their care. As I said, I have no hesitation in either recommending or using Crayside again. Thanks for taking such good care of my boys!
Lucy & Daniel -
Would highly recommend this lovely spacious and clean cattery. Our two cats Tonto and Melony seemed very relaxed and content when I collected them which was very refreshing. I loved the idea of the treat trolley and feel very reassured that our cats were very well looked after and loved during their stay. Kathy and Simon are very accommodating as well as genuine and friendly people. Will definitely be using this cattery again. A big thank you for looking after them so well.
Carolina Albuquerque, Humberto Abreu -
The first time we had to leave our 2cats in a cattery, we visited most of the catteries in Basildon-
Maureen and Eddie Charles -
We have used many catteries over the years and can honestly say that Crayside provides the best service we have ever encountered. We left our three cats for nearly three weeks (and were a little anxious about the oldest one who is very nervous) but they all have come home looking very well and healthy. Thanks to Kathy and Simon who are gen uinely concerned about all the cats in their care -
Angie Oddi -
Having never left our cat Charlie before, we were naturally apprehensive but soon realised we did not need to be. From our first phone call We was soon but at ease by Simon and Kathy (the owner's) friendly manner. When we picked Charlie up from his stay at Crayside we could not help but notice how spotlessly clean and spacious the accommodation is. It was obvious tha t Simon and Kathy love all the cats in their care. We would highly recommend Crayside to our friends and family and we know that Charlie will be returning there next time for his holiday. Big thank you also for allowing us to extend Charlie's stay at short notice. Best wishes Angie, John, Mason and Charlie.
Lea Crowhurst -
We would highly recommend Simon & Kathy, our "Smokey" who is 23years we were concerned about putting him into a cattery at such an old age, however this was his second stay & we must say he came home after both occasions in very good condition. The pens are kept very clean and warm, we certainly do not worry about leaving him there, we would certainly recommend Crayside Cattery to anyone considering... Lea & Mark Crowhurst.
Domino has stayed at Crayside Cattery several times and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. Kathy and Simon clearly love cats, are very helpful and keep the cattery very clean. Thanks for looking after him so well!
Such a purrfect place to leave your cat. I left my cat Sasha with Kathy and Simon and the cleanliness and care could not have been better. Very comfortable and safe accommodation and I had no worries in entrusting the care of my cat. Sasha was certainly in no rush to leave after her two week stay. This will certainly be my first choice for future stays.
J Hills -
First time using Crayside Cattery but definitely won't be the last. Poppy was very happy during her stay. Pens are huge and very clean. All the cats look very comfortable and happy. Thanks Kathy & Simon!
Steve and family -
Crayside Cattery is a lovely, clean, safe, happy environment for any cat. Our 17 yr old male Augustus who has never been away from home before had a lovely 2 week stay here. The owners are very friendly and didn't mind the odd phone call to see how Augustus was getting on whilst we were on our hols! We will most definitely be using Cra yside again next year. Steve, Sarah, Willow and Phoebe. X
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Peter & Carrie -
My two cats spent 3 weeks at Crayside Cattery whilst I was moving to the local area and I think they were actually upset to come home to me at the end of it! The pens are spacious and clean with lovely views across the lawn – my cats even enjoyed a heat lamp in case they were cold! Kathy and Simon were so helpful and kind – allowing me to visit whenever I wanted and keeping me frequently updated as to the cats' health and happiness. Kathy and Simon also lavish all of cats with attention and I have seen first-
Kathy and Simon absolutely love every cat that arrives at the chattery . When Pepsi cones home from her stay she looks so well and her coat is really shinny. This is Pepsis third visit and I would not put Pepsi anywhere else. The accommodation is clean, warm, and roomy. We call Crayside Cattery Pepsis holiday hone. Thank you so much for looking after Pepsi so well.
The care that Kathy & Simon give to the cats they look after is second to none. Elvis has been to Crayside quite a few times now and I wouldn't take him anywhere else. The accommodation for the cats is spacious, warm and welcoming and the surroundings are great. When we go on holiday, Elvis does too!!
Brenda & John Kingwell
Just collected Cleo from Crayside Cattery as always she looks lovely and is very happy. This is Cleo's third visit and we would not put her in any other cattery. Kathy and Simon look after her and all their visitors so well and give them lots of love and care. So nice to have peace of mind whilst we are away. They are lovely people who are obviously great cat lovers. Also as I work at a vets I was impressed that Kathy will take cats who need medication and is happy to give insulin to those with diabetes. This is quite rare. What more can I say, Lovely cattery, clean, secure, nice setting and good owners. Highly recommended.
Jayne & Paul Jones
We highly recommend Crayside Cattery for the care and love they gave to our two cats. Meeko and Missy, during their two recent stays. The owners, Kathy and Simon, are lovely people and easy to get on with and show great care and respect to the welfare of the cats who stay with them. We believe that Crayside Cattery should be your first choice when looking for a good clean and safe home for your babies when you are travelling knowing that they will be loved and cared for while you are away. Crayside will always be our first choice. Jayne & Paul Jones
Please feel free to write a review if your cat has stayed with us, we look forward to hearing your comments.