Bales Ash Cattery - a cat's home from home.

About Us

Bales Ash Cattery is a modern family run boarding cattery set within the gardens of a beautiful Devon home.  We have cared for cats for many years so you can leave your pets knowing that they will be well looked after by animal lovers whose first priority is the welfare of your pets.

"There is no such thing as 'just a cat'." - Robert A. Heinlein


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.

"A meow massages the heart." - Stuart McMillan

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 of course! 
  • 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 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
"Kittens are born with their eyes shut. They open them in about six days, take a look around, then close them again for the better part of their lives." - Stephen Baker


"The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat." - Jules Reynard



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

"Time spent with cats is never wasted." - May Sarton

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