Welcome to South View Cattery

South View Cattery is a newly-built 17-pen cattery, handily located near Kirk Hammerton, between Harrogate, Wetherby and York. We are just 3 miles from junction 47 of the A1(M).

Our aim is simple - to provide high quality accommodation and dedicated professional care in order to ensure your cat has a safe and enjoyable stay with us.

We have designed accommodation that meets, and in many areas surpasses, the standards laid down by the Feline Advisory Bureau (FAB) as well as the licensing standards laid down by the Harrogate Borough Council (HBC). HBC granted our licence in April 2012.

We provide your pet with a cat-only environment that allows them to fully relax in a stimulating environment.

The health and well-being of all our guests is paramount. We are professional FAB-trained owners and will ensure your pet enjoys unsurpassed levels of cleanliness. Grooming and individual play-time for your cats forms essential parts of our care.

We are now open for business. Please feel free to come and visit our new cattery.

Opening Times:


     9.30 am to 12.00 noon

     3.00 pm to 5.00 pm


     10.00 am to 12.00 noon

     3.00pm to 5.00pm

     Sun and Bank Holidays

     10.00 am to 12.00 noon

Please ring us on 01423 331091 or e-mail us via cats@southviewcattery.co.uk should you wish to discuss your cat staying with us.

Inspection visits welcome. Please ring in order to arrange a suitable date and time.


An early customer comment:

She looks great and although obviously happy to be home seems to have settled back much quicker than in the past having been spoilt whilst with you. Only problem is she is going to expect to be brushed every day now!!!
We will be in touch again to book her other holidays for the year once we have our own arrangements in place. Great to have the peace of mind of such attentive care for our much loved pet. 

Another customer, with a previous bad experience in another cattery, commented:

Bruce has been very well taken care of and has obviously settled in at South View quickly as we did not get the expected call to return and collect immediately! We are delighted as it now means we can go on holiday knowing he is in good hands and is content to be in his holiday accommodation. We have already made three further reservations this year (Mr & Mrs N, Harrogate)

And Smurf's parents commented:

I want to thank you for the wonderful care you gave Smurf while we were on holiday. We were apprehensive about leaving him in a cattery as the last time we did, he returned home rather distressed. It certainly isn't the case this time! As we are new to the area, we visited a few other catteries, but yours was the only one we felt secure enough to leave Smurf in. Your facilities are top notch, beautifully constructed with the cats' welfare paramount and your attitude towards your charges exemplary. I especially like the fact that it is not attached to a kennel and in a peaceful setting with the fountain and court area offering outside stimulus. The smaller size of your cattery also ensures that the cats are given more than adequate attention and not "warehoused". Having the peace of mind that Smurf will be well cared for will make future holidays easier to plan and more enjoyable. I would not hesitate to recommend your services! (JS, Bishop Monkton)