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 apartment with stairs up to a separate sleeping area and cat flaps leading to their own outdoor courtyard.  All the courtyards look out onto the hedge to one of our fields offering plenty of bird life to occupy your cat as well as easy access to sunshine if they fancy a nap in the sun.

We want your cat to enjoy staying with us -they all have plenty of cuddles and conversations.  

We take pride in maintaining spotlessly clean pens and offering quality food from ethical companies. Since we took over in September 2014 we have invested in all new top quality vet bedding together with new beds and blankets for all pens. 

The cattery is nestled within the peaceful countryside of North Devon conveniently near Umberleigh and within easy reach of South Molton, Winkleigh, Torrington, Barnstaple, Bideford, and Crediton.

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

The cattery is well established and regularly inspected and licensed by Torridge council. 

  • Viewing visits are welcomed  - we'd be delighted to show you around.  Just give us a ring to arrange a time to suit you.
  • Your cat can be settled in by you - we want you to feel happy when you leave your cats with us so we always encourage you to settle them into their apartment so that you know they are safe, relaxed and cosy.


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