About Crofton Cattery

Run by Julie and David Latta from the garden of their family home, Crofton Cattery is conveniently located in the heart of Braiswick, Colchester. It offers feline guests a luxurious stay with stunning views of the garden and nearby golf course.

Having worked as a nurse in the NHS for 32 years, it was always Julie’s dream to run her own boarding cattery and with the help and support of husband David her dream has turned into reality. Julie retired from her nursing career back in spring 2019 to dedicate herself to the opening and running of the cattery. Crofton Cattery welcomed its first guests in June 2019 and has been growing in popularity since with some guests already enjoying second and third holidays. It has received some amazing reviews which can be found on our Facebook page.

Julie & Crofton Guests

Why choose Crofton Cattery?


We offer long or short stays and have no minimal stay requirements. Our prices are based on a daily rate including day of arrival and day of departure. We do not charge any extra for bank holidays including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Peace of mind

Licenced by Colchester Borough Council, Crofton Cattery is fully insured, giving you the peace of mind that your cat is in safe hands while you are away.

The whole family

We have 11 standard chalets that can accommodate up to 2 cats and we have a family chalet that can accommodate up to 4 cats. We also have interconnecting chalets that can accommodate up to 4 cats. All cats sharing must be from the same family.

Fully attentive

Being small and exclusive enables us to provide personalised care and attention to all cats staying with us. We will have time to really get to know your cats, helping them to settle in and enjoy their stay.



A promise of love & respect

Being cat lovers we know how important it is to find somewhere where your cat will feel at home and somewhere you know it will be kept safe. Your cat’s welfare and happiness is our priority. We promise to look after your cat with the love and respect it deserves. We want your cat to enjoy their stay with us and we want you to relax knowing they are in safe hands.

Some Crofton Cattery guests

Crofton Cattery is probably the best cattery around Colchester. It is clean and well equipped and the owners are friendly and clearly cat lovers. My two furry boys were looked after so well and given individual attention. We were given a cute goody bag with treats, toys and a photo when I picked them up too. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and will be bringing them back for all future holidays.

Zoe B

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