A lifetime of Experience with Animals

We have always been huge animal lovers and have had a number of different pets throughout our lives.

Welcome to Barndale

Our names are Janet and Colin Christophersen and together we own and manage Barndale - a pet hotel based in Warkworth.

The one thing you can be sure of is that our passion for animals inspires our daily life. We understand how worrying it can be when you leave your cat for any period of time; that is why we will ensure your cat’s stay with us is happy, healthy and stress-free. From the moment you drop your cat off, we aim to make everything purrfect!


Boarding Cattery

Going on holiday? You can be confident that our warm and conscientious service will give peace of mind knowing that your cat is well taken care of, leaving you free to enjoy your holiday.


Special Requirements

Does your cat need special care or has special dietary requirements? We always go the extra mile to make your cat feel happy and at home.


Pickup/Drop Off Transportation

No time to drop-off or pick-up your cat? We offer a collection and delivery service for a nominal charge based on mileage, and you can rest assured that your cat is in safe hands

We look forward to seeing you soon


Why choose us?

  • Comfort and style – We have a safe and secure outdoor area for your cat to enjoy the fresh air and stretch under the sun whenever they want, and our cattery is heated in winter.
  • Peaceful and quiet environment – Situated on the rolling countryside of Warkworth, you can rest assured that your cat will enjoy this tranquil and stress-free hotel stay.
  • 30 years of experience – We are very experienced with animals and in particular looking after cats as we have been doing this since 1994.
  • Open 7 days a week – We don’t have strict opening hours and offer flexible times for pick-ups and drop-offs by appointment.
  • Best food – We offer a choice of food, catering for the most discerning of palates. You are welcome to bring your own special food.
  • Attention to detail – Our meticulous attention to detail is what defines a stay at Barndale, and we can cater to all special needs.

Our Barndale


Our pet hotel is open 365 days a year.

Some Words From our Lovely Customers!


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