Feels like home...



Family run Wisteria Boarding Cattery offers exclusive luxury accommodation for your cat and is located in Bradfield, near Manningtree.

With a friendly welcome we cater for your cat’s individual needs providing the very best loving care and attention. Our spacious accommodation has individual windows to the rear of each unit, a ramp, and shelves to play and climb on, and country views to keep your cat amused throughout their stay.

Our modern, hygienically clean, UPVC & glass design, combined with our heating & ventilation system will keep your cat comfortable all year round.

About us

Graham and I (Liz) moved to Bradfield in January 2018 excited to start our new life.

After much hard work and a little help from friends and neighbours along the way; the house has become our warm and comfortable home, and now the garden and our cattery has become our future.

The cattery fulfils my long held dream to work with animals. We have both cherished family cats for many years and now offer that very best loving care and attention to your cats. Whilst you are away you can relax with peace of mind that your cats are safe, secure and comfortable.

The Details


We are only small and have just 10 double pens plus an isolation unit; this allows us to spend plenty of time with each visitor ensuring they are settled, groomed and happy at regular intervals throughout the day and evening. Cuddles and play time is free with additional enrichment provided regularly.

Each pen features a heated bedroom area for sleeping and a larger spacious run for exercise, there are shelves at various heights available, including a ramp for access, allowing your cats to choose the very best location for their next snooze.

Dividing panels can be removed to create larger family sharing pens where more than 2 cats can stay together.

The accommodation is modern UPVC and glass in construction creating a consistently hygienic clean environment (as the material is not absorbent).

The bespoke design and construction is provided by Peticular Pens, a specialist company based in Suffolk, who utilise the highest quality lead free UPVC frames, quadruple glazed windows and a digital thermostatically regulated temperature control system.  These features combine to ensure your cats are comfortable all year round.

We play a radio in the corridor area during the daytime to ensure there is gentle music and conversation heard throughout the day making the atmosphere feel similar to your cat’s own home.

Our light and bright environment allows our cats to be nosey and enjoy watching everyone around them, whilst the birds & wildlife in the garden just outside provide additional enrichment.

Storm sash windows within the corridor area allow excellent control of ventilation, with maximum movement of air during the summer months whilst also being able to shut the wind and rain out during poor weather.

The digital thermostatically regulated temperature control system includes a heating panel & automatic ventilation fan providing comfort and circulation of air at all times ensuring your cat always has a sanctuary to retreat to.

The individual rear viewing windows have shelves to allow our visitors to enjoy the comfort of being up high whilst watching the birds, bees and butterflies from their bedroom.

LED lighting throughout and extensive insulation reduces energy consumption.

We use Beco litter trays made from mostly natural waste plant fibre material – a 100% biodegradable plastic replacement. Purrfect... helping protect the environment.

What to bring
  • Up to date Vaccination certificate
  • Last flea & worm treatment details including dates
  • Details of your veterinary, and any medication necessary
  • Specialist or veterinary diet food & treats
  • Favourite bed, blankets, pillow (or perhaps a jumper that smells familiar)
  • Favourite toys
  • Scratch post, scratch pad
  • Favourite brush or comb
  • Emergency contact details

We encourage owners to bring along any favourite toys & bedding.

Familiar smells, sights and sounds will help your cat feel at home.

Vaccination Policy

Each of your cat(s) vaccinations against the following must be up to date:

  • Feline Parvovirus & Panleukopenia (FPV or P) (Feline Infectious Enteritis),
  • Feline Herpes Virus & Calicivirus (FCV or C) (Cat-flu) (Feline Respiratory Disease).

We do recommend vaccination against Feline Leukaemia Virus (FeLV), however this is not compulsory.

Your cat's up to date vaccination certificate must be presented prior to boarding and remain here during their stay.  Please remember your cat cannot be boarded without it, so ensure your vaccinations are boosted annually. This is in the interest of your cat's health and those who are staying in the cattery at the same time.

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday:
10am to 12 noon & 4pm to 6pm

10am to 12 noon only

Bank holidays:
Closed to customer drop offs & pick ups


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To stay in our luxury double pen, includes heating, usual food (excluding specialist & veterinary diet):

£12.75 per day for 1 cat

£21 per day for 2 cats to share

(Minimum stay charge £38.25)

Larger family sharing facilities are available, please contact us for details.

Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day will be charged at double the standard rate.



Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Minimising interaction between people is the key to reducing the risk of infection with Coronavirus, therefore we have had to implement some changes to our usual practices in order to protect ourselves, our customers and our visiting residents, for the foreseeable future.

To access latest information please click on the link below:

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Customer Information (PDF)

We thank you for your co-operation at this difficult time and will update our procedures as government guideline permit.




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Give us a call or send us a message using the contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Tel: 07864 974782  / 01206 392792

Email: wisteriacattery@gmail.com

Address: Gersau, Windmill Road, Bradfield, Manningtree, Essex CO11 2QR

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Wisteria Boarding Cattery
Gersau, Windmill Road, Bradfield, Manningtree,
Essex CO11 2QR
Email: wisteriacattery@gmail.com
Tel: 07864 974782  / 01206 392792
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Customer Information
FaceBook @wisteriacattery


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­Wisteria Boarding Cattery LLP,
Registered in England & Wales
Partnership No: OC424614
Licenced by Tendring District Council:
Licence No: 19/10980/LIABE
© 2021 Wisteria Boarding Cattery LLP

Site by Gary Reeve Design