Misty has been staying at The Gatehouse Cattery since one week after they opened. She sees it has her home from home and when we are away we never worry about her and know she is being well looked after with lots of love and cuddles. They always do their best to fit us in and accommodate us and they are, without a doubt, the best cat hotel there is. Thank you Lisette and Georgia for everything you do and for always looking after our little lady so well! Looking forward to seeing you next time! Love Nicky, Howard and Misty xx 

I am so impressed with this cattery. It is clean, safe and very well-run. The staff are incredibly caring, and really looked after my cat Polly, and went the extra mile to help her settle in. The runs are spotless. Everything is done to the highest professional standards, and you feel that nothing is too much trouble. The best thing is the fact that all the staff seem to adore cats, and do their very best to look after them.  - Gorran

Gatehouse Cattery was able to accommodate my sister's cat Laura at very short notice when my sister was admitted to hospital. Laura has been there before and settled in straight away. Lovely clean units and nothing spared to make your cat comfortable. Every cat is loved! Highly recommended.  - Kate Jones 

This is the best Cattery ever. Originally visited loads before selecting this one and kept with them ever since. My cat loves it and last two times hasn't wanted to leave!! It's clean, hygienic, option of view for cat ( looking into farmland or patio area) the cat carer is brill and really looks after them. Serve up what your cats like to eat at no extra charge and also if there are special things that need doing - they will do it. Very very highly recommended . Chris Taylor 5 STARS 

Our cat spent his first holiday at the gatehouse, he wasn't very well when he went in but we needn't have worried, the staff took fantastic care of him. He settled in really well, the staff are great, we really recommend this cattery and will definitely use them again. X -  Hazel-Kev Davis 

5star Fabulous cattery! Immaculate, caring and gives you peace of mind that your babies will be fine whilst you're away. Our ...two cats were totally chilled on pick up (even though it was their first time) - we were actually amazed. I would recommend it til the cows come home. Thank you!!! X  -  Lisa Elliott 

just wanted to say a huge thank you for looking after Casper so well over the weekend and for managing to fit him in at all with such little notice! I will definitely be using your amazing cattery again and will be recommending you to all my cat mad friends. After some appalling cattery experiences in the past, I can rest easy if my precious furries come to your very special cat hotel. xx - Sharon White  

Lisette, Georgia and team. A few of our patients have stayed with you and have had a fabulous time, thanks for looking after them so well.  -  from Andy and all at Natterjacks Vets

Just wanted to say a 'big thanks' for looking after Cinders and Bear recently. Being indoor kitties they were obviously nervous (and perhaps difficult) but your cattery is the epitome of gentle, caring professionalism and I would recommend you with absolutely no hesitation.  -  Matt Channel

Hello Everyone,  We just wanted to say thank you for once again looking after Alice and Indy so well during their recent stay with you.  They always come home happy and content, which speaks volumes for the excellent care they receive at the Gatehouse Cattery. Thank you, too, for the kindness and understanding shown to Alice, who suffers so badly from travel sickness and always arrives in something of a state after her car journey. We will be in touch again to ensure you have a vacancy before booking our next holiday, as we would not want them to stay anywhere else.  Kind regards.  Carol and Phil Colwell (and Alice & Indy xx) 


Lisette and Georgia, thank you for looking after Sophie so well. She always comes home looking great and very calm and happy. She was obviously - once again - really happy at Gatehouse cattery. we are so lucky that at Sophie's great age we have found such a super cattery. Thank you again for the wonderful care.  Jackie and Rob Provan and Sophie xx  

I want to thank Lisette and Georgia for your excellent care of Charlie. In my over half a century of owning cats, I have NEVER brought a cat home from a cattery and had him or her be so settled! In the past, even when they were well looked after, they always returned needy or a bit upset in some way. But Charlie didn't skip a beat. He was even more settled than when we leave him with a house sitter, in the house! He went about his usual routine, except to stay outside for long stretches of time. I was only wondering if he was trying to find his way back to the Gatehouse. Sara Pascoe 

Willow and Sid would like to say a huge 'thank you' for looking after them so well. It is always a worry for us "parents" when leaving the "children" with other people; however we have been extremely impressed with not only your service, but your generous care of the two of them. They are bright eyed, bushy tailed and have obviously been cared for. Thank you for such a reassuring and stress-free experience. Mike Breen and Vicki Ford.

 Fabulous!   If Bam Bam couldn't have had her summer break with you then one of us would have stayed home and not gone to Brittany. So that's great news Lisette, and Bam Bam so loves the cosiness of The Gatehouse and great food! Then the lovely 'outside' play area for watching the world go by and (in July, I hope)! relaxing in the sun!
So fantastic! See you in July!
Best wishes!
Rosemarie (and Bam Bam xxx) 


Just wanted to say a big "Thank you" for making our two cats, Dottie and Snowdrop feel so well looked after. They settled down quickly when I got them home, which is a good sign. I felt happy leaving them somewhere so warm and secure. The staff were friendly and extremely efficient. Will definitely use again.  Emma Taylor. 

Just a short letter to say how we were so pleased with everybody at 'Gatehouse Cattery'. Our cats have been in other catteries for the past two years and they have come home very withdrawn and it took them time to settle back home. Last year we saw the sign for the Gatehouse Cattery so we went to have a look around and it is lovely so we booked our three cats in. The cats have now been there twice and are booked in again this year. They came home happy and when I go away now I don't worry about them at all, so I enjoy my holiday a lot better! The girls at Gatehouse Cattery are lovely and treat the cats as their own, nothing is too much trouble. I recommend the Gatehouse Cattery to everyone. Many thanks Leza Cook and Sky, Lunar and Alfie-Moon xxxx 

Thanks  for looking after Willow so well. We can tell how much she enjoyed her stay by how happy she is! She's like a changed cat, much more affectionate towards us since she has been home. We're going to try a heat pad because she absolutely loved your radiators. We'll be in touch when we next go away. Thanks once again. Lizz Hodge

Thank you Lisette, Georgia and Zelie, for looking after our cats to such a high standard on all levels.We had not boarded our beloved kittens anywhere for the past six years, just because, after viewing many catteries over time we found ourselves dissatisfied with build quality, cleanliness and organisation of the staff and security, each time noting what we class as a low standard of living for our cats from an aesthetic level. luckily we found Gatehouse Cattery online. Further to visiting the website, we viewed the cattery in person. On entering the gates I had a good feeling from what I saw. After looking around on our guided tour we felt that this could be their "home away from home". The luxury suites were everything that cats from a nice home could wish for. The first thing i noticed was how welcoming the whole set up looked, next was the clean smell throughout (which is important to sensitive noses!) with the construction of the chalets in materials that allow for thorough, successful cleaning. The beautifully designed chalet interiors brought a smile to my face. They were relaxing, warm and cosy with nice beds and modern temperature control. I was also pleased to see proper, full size litter trays and huge climber/scratching posts which I knew the kitties would have so much fun with whilst looking out over tranquil surroundings. One aspect that I was keen to see was the security, which was excellent and after chatting we felt that if an emergency should occur it would be dealt with correctly. So we booked the cats in there and then! October came and we dropped our cats off, settled them in to their luxury holiday home and went on our holiday. The whole time the kitties stayed at the Gatehouse, we didn't feel concerned in any way for their well-being, knowing that not only did they have such a nice place to stay but they would also have a lot of attention, nice food and feel totally spoilt. On their departure day we collected them, I wondered if they wanted to stay longer as we had to prise them out of two very warm snuggly beds just above their own mini radiator! They came home relaxed, happy, clean and healthy - which is all that we had wished for. Staying at the Gatehouse Cattery is Pure Bliss, or as our cats would say Purr Bliss!  - Mr and Mrs Bevan 


The Gatehouse Cattery, Wheelers Lane, Bournemouth, BH119QJ 

Tel 07779 636170  email:- lisettemarie@btinternet.com