Bales Ash Cattery - your cat's home from home

About Us

Bales Ash Cattery is a modern boarding cattery set within 13 acres of beautiful North Devon countryside.  We live in the house and cottage on site with the cattery so you can be sure the cats are well looked after.  We have all owned and looked after cats for many years so you can leave your pets knowing that they will be cared for by animal lovers whose first priority is the welfare of your pets.

Each cat has their own spacious inside pen with stairs up to separate sleeping platforms and cat flaps leading to their own outdoor run.  All the outdoor runs look out onto a well established hedge with plenty of bird life to occupy your cat and access to rays of sunshine for lazy basking.

The cattery is well established and is fully licensed by Torridge council. We have recently purchased and made up all pens with with new top quality vet bedding together with new beds and blankets.

Bales Ash Cattery enjoys a reputation for courteous service as well as providing the highest standards of care and accommodation.  It is nestled within the peaceful countryside of North Devon conveniently near Umberleigh and within easy reach of Torrington, Barnstaple, Bideford, Winkleigh and Exeter.

Our aim is that your cat enjoys its holiday just as much as you do and you cats will have plenty of cuddles and conversations.  We take pride in maintaining spotlessly clean pens and offering quality food from ethical companies. 

All diets and special requirements can be catered for, including any medication your pet may need. 

The Cattery

Set in our lovely country garden, the cattery is light and airy with a cheerful atmosphere.  The pens are spacious, giving plenty of room for active cats to play and the views into the trees and fields giving plenty of opportunity for bird watching. The pens provide a cosy and peaceful place for the cats to do what cats do best - sleep! 
  • Peaceful, countryside setting
  • Friendly, family-run business
  • Viewing visits welcomed  - do come and have a look if you wish to, we'd be delighted to show you around
  • Your cats can be settled in by you - we want you to feel as happy as possible when you leave your cats with us so we encourage you to settle them into their accommodation then, when you leave, you know they are comfortable and secure
  • Licensed and regularly inspected



Our services include

  • Feeding
  • Playing with your pet
  • Grooming
  • Collection and Delivery available *
  • Facebook updates
  • Frontline and Worming available *

* please ask for further details

You can rely on us whether you’re away for a few days or weeks and we are just a meow away

Bales Ash, High Bickington, Nr Umberleigh, Devon, EX37 9BL | 01769 560880 | 01769 561063