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Top Cat Country House Hotel, Old School House, Kelston, Bath, BA1 9AG
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Exclusive Luxury Cattery

Britain’s Premier Cattery

Licensed award-winner


by Bath City Council


Top Cat Country House Hotel is a licensed and award-winning cattery situated close to Bath. Featured on national television as the best cattery in Great Britain.

Owner Diana Dickson has been invited to talk about her cattery and offer advice in cat care on Radio Bristol.

The cattery is set in and overlooking picturesque gardens. It is an exclusive cattery for cat lovers that are looking for a small hotel (12 large separate chalets) for cats that enjoy that extra special attention.

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About us

Years of experience

Over the years, Diana has bred and shown Siamese, Birmans, British Shorthair and Bengals. Cats are wonderful company and she understands their personality and needs. We pride ourselves on taking the best care possible of you feline friends during their stay. We are based in the lovely village of Kelston, just outside Bath, and close to Bristol.

Spacious chalets

Top Cat Hotel provides separate chalets for each cat. These chalets are twice to three times the size of those at most catteries. They have a separate bedroom at the back and front lounge area. The chalet is thermostatically heated to maintain a temperature comfortable for your cat. You are most welcome to view the cattery during opening hours.

Cats’ Health & Care

Please consider your cat before putting them in a cattery. We reserve the right to refuse cats that we don’t deem to be healthy or of a disposition where a cattery would not be the right environment for them. We only accept elderly cats that have boarded with us regularly and are accustomed to our Cattery. We will not take an old or frail cat that has not boarded with us before.

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Opening hours & booking

When we are open

We are open for you to bring in or collect your cats:

Monday to Saturday 10.00am to 1:00pm

We are a small cat hotel so we kindly request that you adhere to these hours as they form part of our licensing terms. This is also out of consideration to our neighbours.

When we are closed

We are closed on the following days. No collections or deliveries on these days:

Sundays & Bank Holidays
Christmas Eve, Christmas day & Boxing day
New Year’s Day

We are not open out of hours.


To make your booking reservation please complete our online booking form (click here).

Minimum 4-day stay, although we may be flexible for established customers.

To hold your booking we require a (non-refundable) deposit of £50, payable in advance. We request payment by BACS (details will be emailed to you). Balance of payment by BACS before collection or card or cash on the door.

New clients may be asked for payment in full at the time of booking.

Please see our Terms & Conditions before making your booking.

We charge by the day. If you collect before 11.00am you will not be charged for the day. We do not give credit for later delivery or early returns you will be charged for the period booked. We reserve the right to revise our prices.

SPECIAL OFFER: Collect your cat between 10.00 am & 11.00 am and we don’t charge you for that collection day.

If you have any questions, to discuss arrangements, or if you need to amend or cancel your booking, can you please email us:

Delivering your cat
Please remember to bring your up to date vaccination certificate and any special food or medication your cat may need.

As there are so many cat foods on the market we stock the most popular brands. These are complimentary. You are very welcome to provide your own food.

If your cats are on medication please discuss this with us before arrival.

We will groom all cats daily. Please do not bring in cats with knotted coats as we are not professional groomers.

We advise you take out travel insurance that covers pet boarding fees.

Hot or cold weather
Our Cattery has been built to a very high specification. It has an insulated roof that ensures the cats are both warm in winter yet remain cool in summer. We also have the latest temperature-regulated fans for the summer to keep the cats comfortable.

Daily tariff

Deluxe room

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1 cat


Family room

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2 cats (sharing)



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3 cats (sharing)


* There is an additional winter heating charge of £2.00 applicable 1st November to 1st April.

Sharing cats must be from same family.

For more than 3 cats each additional cat is charged at £6 per day.

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We are open for delivery or collection
Monday to Saturday 10am – 1pm
Outside of these hours strictly by prior arrangement and may be subject to an additional fee.
Closed for delivery/collection: Sunday & Bank Holidays (incl. Christmas Eve & Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day)

How to find us

Top Cat Cattery location
The cattery is located in the grounds of the Old School House in Kelston. To reach the Old School House take the turn-off from the A431 Bath Road where it curves up the hill. This is signposted ‘No through road’. We can be found at the very end of the lane.

How to find us

The cattery is located in the grounds of the Old School House in Kelston. To reach the Old School House take the turn-off from the A431 Bath Road where it curves up the hill. This is signposted ‘No through road’. We can be found at the very end of the lane.