Our standard suites are housed in two buildings next to the house. Each has five rooms, with individual indoor and outdoor areas.
Each cosy room has a number of raised beds. Duvets, igloos, and soft fleece blankets are all provided, as are cushions, curtains, and cat-inspired artwork.
All indoor sleeping areas are heated 24 hours per day during the colder months and just at night during the warmer months.
We use wood pellets in our litter trays which are 100% biodegradable and therefore better for the environment than other litters.
Each has a private, secure outdoor area accessed through a cat flap which remains open all the time, allowing your cat the freedom to go in or out at their leisure.
The outdoor space has a ladder, branches, logs, and a raised platform for catnapping, playing, or watching the world go by.
Classical music is played throughout the day which has been shown to have a calming effect on animals and humans alike.
Royal Canin dry food is included in the price of your cat’s stay. We use Exigent Savour Sensation for fussy eaters. Fresh, clean water is always on hand and of course, cuddles, pets and friendly banter come as standard.
In addition to their private outdoor area, each kitty guest has time to run, explore and roam in our two secure exercise gardens each day. One has a large tree while the other is a garden with branches and bridges which looks onto our front garden.
Our 5* Cabins are our most spacious and luxurious accommodation for cats, with extra-large bedrooms and gardens. The bedroom has several raised sleeping areas. Each one has a cosy hideaway cubby for the cat who may like some privacy when they first arrive. Each cabin has at least two windows, making them light and airy. Duvets, igloos and soft fleece blankets are all provided, as are cushions, curtains and cat-inspired artwork. Classical music is played throughout the day which has been shown to have a calming effect on animals and humans alike.
Each 5* Cabin has its own secure garden accessed through a cat flap which remains open all the time, allowing your cat the freedom to go in or out at their leisure. The garden is an interactive playground for cats, with ladders, branches, logs, and several raised platforms for catnapping, playing, or watching the world go by.
All indoor sleeping areas are heated 24 hours per day during the colder months and just at night during the warmer months. We use wood pellets in our litter trays which are 100% biodegradable and therefore better for the environment than other litters.
Royal Canin dry food is included in the price of your cat’s stay. We use Exigent Savour Sensation for fussy eaters. Fresh, clean water is always on hand and of course, cuddles, pets, and friendly banter come as standard.
Each garden allows a view into one or two of the other gardens but they are separated by a grassed area. Cats can chat to their neighbours without being close enough to feel threatened or uncomfortable. The 5* cabins and garden are nestled under trees and hedging. Lots of birds nest in the area, providing live action entertainment.
We currently have four 5*cabins. They book up very quickly, as they are a firm favourite with lots of our regular kitty guests.
Play & Explore
Every feline guest or family takes turns to access our outdoor Explore and Play area during the day. This consists of a large garden area adjacent to the Kitty Kitchen and a climbing tree in front of the standard suites. These are linked by pathways and can be separated from one other or left open for free roaming as needed.
All areas are completely secure and enclosed, accessible only to keyholding staff. Artificial grass keeps our gardens clean even after heavy rain and cats love the hardwearing texture for scratching.
The pathways allow the cats to investigate, say hello to their neighbors in a non-threatening way, and engage their natural instincts to explore.
The climbing tree was designed in 2020 as an interactive play and exercise area. Built with stimulating a cat’s natural instincts in mind, it allows for climbing, scratching, lying in the sun and jumping between platforms.
The garden beside the Kitty Kitchen is large enough for running, pouncing, and climbing games and is always well-stocked with toys. Cats can look out over the drive and keep an eye on comings and goings.
If a cat is coming for their first stay or is very anxious, they will be allowed to settle into their suite or cabin first before being introduced to the outdoor areas so as not to overwhelm them.
Your Cat’s Day At Wicklow Pet Hotel
We have a dedicated member of our team overseeing the cat guests here at the hotel. Wake up call is usually 7.30-8am depending on the time of the year. The cats are usually already all out in their outdoor spaces much earlier (as the cattery is built onto one side of the house our wake up call is usually chattering kitties waking with the birds).
All cats are greeted, with chats and some serious ear scratching first thing. Lyric FM is played on the radios. The beds are made, floors swept and litter trays refreshed. Then breakfast is served along with fresh cold water. Cats are allowed out one at a time (or together if they are from the same family) to the garden areas. All the cats love to come out and have a stroll around the corridors too, checking in with the other guests, catching up on the news and welcoming new guests.
At 9.30 am those cats who are checking out at 10 am get organised. Carriers are prepared and their cases packed (if they brought their own toys, blanket, or extra food). After the 10 am arrivals and departures all the cats are checked on again. Litter trays refreshed and the cats who haven’t been out to the gardens yet get their turn. During this time, we take photos and videos to keep the human-cat servants up to date. The morning work in the cattery finishes at lunchtime. Cats all seem to be on the same routine, their afternoons are spent snoozing, either curled up in bed or soaking up the elusive sunshine outside.
The evening routine is similar to mornings. We have arrivals and departures at 6 pm. After that everyone is more chilled and relaxed as they begin to wind down. We spend a lot of time cleaning the outdoor areas each day so this often takes place in the late afternoons and evenings. Everyone is fed again, litters refreshed and water replaced. Music is switched off and all cats have one-to-one time and chats. Bedtime is usually from 9.30-10 pm.