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Flatt Farm
Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels, Dogwood
Whinfell, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9EJ

Phone Jen Hesmondhalgh
on 01539 824 280
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Welcome to Flatt Farm
Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels, Dogwood, Whinfell, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9EJ

  • kennels location
  • boarding kennels
  • kennels staff
  • kennels building
  • kennels sleep
  • kennels exercise
  • dog exercise
  • dog walks
  • dog kennels services
  • dog welfare in kennels
  • dogs with special needs
  • boarding kennels fees

About Us

Boarding Kennels Location

Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels


Are you looking for:

  • First class care
  • An understanding of your dogs needs
  • Warm, safe and comfortable accommodation
  • Interaction and socialising

Great News! you have just found what you are looking for. The experienced team here at Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels are here to meet all of your dogs needs and we are eager to hear from you. Welcome to the first step of your dogs holiday with us.

Set in 7 acres of beautiful Lake District countryside, situated below Whinfell Beacon,  we’re in a perfect location for the dogs.

We offer a minimum of 3 daily walks and only have 15 spacious & heated kennels. You can also be assured your dog will receive the level of care and attention they need.  We give personal one to one attention to all dogs boarded here.

To find out more about our range of facilities, please get in touch with one of our friendly and professional team today.

Why not come and look before you book! We encourage first time users to come and meet us and see our facilities so please do give us a call and we can arrange a appointment for you to come and view.

Opening Hours & Visiting

Boarding Kennels Building

Opening Hours:-

Monday - Saturday

Mornings 8:30 -11am

Afternoons 4 - 6pm


Mornings 9 -11am

Afternoons 4 - 6pm

Tel: 01539 824 280 or  07900 010 012

Staff & Knowledge

We have 5 full-time staff working in our kennels.

Our staff ratio is:      1 Staff : 3 Kennels

Boarding Kennels Staff/Owners

Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels in Cumbria

About our staff, knowledge and experience:

All our staff qualified in dog first aid & we are Vet Checked

Our Kennels

We have 15 Kennels with Attached runs: Covered runs:

They were built in 2000 and are licensed for anything up to 30 dogs (maximum).

Less than 20 kennels per building
We're proudto say we have a maximum of 15 kennels in any one building
(The ideal is a maximum of 20 kennels in a building, as the less dogs, the calmer & quieter it is)

Boarding Kennels Sleep Accommodation

Boarding Kennels Exercise Run

Our large kennels exceed the license requirements size by double!!

About our Kennels

Our Kennels far exceed the standard sizes for kennels and are spacious with indoor and outdoor accommodation (we doubled up on the required size’s from South Lakland Disctrict Council's recommendations)

We offer:-

  • 24 hour CCTV, Gated, Secured & Centrally Heated
  • Piped music
  • Your dog can not see other dogs from their own kennels unlike some kennels which are opposite one another.


Dog Exercise & Play:

Dogs get out of their Kennels for exercise:

Dogs are taken out of KennelsWe're proud to say dogs DO get out of their kennels here.
We know how important it is (mentally and physically) for dogs to play, sniff, run around and stretch their legs.
In other words, for dogs to be dogs!

About dog exercise with our Boarding Kennels:

Exercise & Play in Boarding Kennels

Our aim primarily is to provide your dog/s with the best of care. We are well staffed, all of us having experience in dog care. We have a daily routine for the dogs which gives them a good foundation and this helps them to soon settle in with us.

  • Dogs walked 4 times a day
  • Fields secured with stock fencing
  • Set in 7 acres
  • Spacious indoor kennel with outdoor run
  • Kennels heated
  • Personal care and attention
  • Kennels cleaned daily
  • Piped music
  • Grooming
  • Fully licensed

Dog Walks/Exercise/Playtime with Staff:

Dogs exercised by staff:

60 minutes of walks/exercise with staff provided daily

Less than 20 kennels per buildingWe're proud to say we offer walks/ exercise/ playtime WITH staff.
We know how important it is for dogs to have our company one-to-one.
It's much more fun!

About dog walks/playtime with staff

Dog Walks at the Boarding Kennels

The dogs get four daily walks

Dog Care

Welfare & Settling In

Comfort items from home allowed:

DAP Therapy used: DAP Therapy (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) used in Kennels

Comfort items We're proud to say we DO allow & encourage comfort items for dogs. We understand how important it is to help your dog relax and feel settled quickly, more at home with us. This is such an easy way to comfort your dog. After all, we all love our home comforts don't we?!

Our policy on comfort items:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels


Will you feed the same diet as at home:


Will you feed special/prescription diets:

Will feed natural/organic diets:

Caring for Dogs

Care of Easy-going & Steady Dogs

Care of Active Dogs

Care of Daycare/creche Dogs

Dogs with Special Needs

Separate, quiet section available:

About our care of special needs dogs:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

Age considerations:


Senior Dogs

Elderly Dogs

We care for dogs with:

Allergies/ Allergenic

  Digestive Problems

Arthritis/ Arthritic



  Heart Disease

Convulsions/ Seizures/ Epilepsy

  Kidney Disease


  Nervous/ Sensitive/ Separation anxiety


  Skin Problems


We offer the following services:-

  • Collection and delivery service (chargeable)
  • Grooming, City and Guild level 2 qualification
  • Microchipping, qualified and registered with Pet Log
  • Dog training

Viewings welcome, daily by appointment

Services for Dogs: Other Services:
Collect and return service Collect & Return, or Dog Chauffeur Service Pet Supplies
Professional grooming service Grooming Service (professional option, full bath & cut) Cattery (Cat Boarding)
Hydrotherapy Hydrotherapy Small Animals Boarding
Webcam service Webcam Service Stables
Webcam service Send updates while you're away  

4 Guests

Guests Gallery

1st May 2015

Guest Dogs Have Great Fun When Staying With Us

We offer long walks with the occasional splash!

1st Nov 2012

Flynn Resting After A Game Of Tug

1st Nov 2012

Some Of Our Guests At Flatt Farm

See all 4 guests

2 Videos

Video Gallery

15th Sep 2011: Flatt Farm Kennels

See all 2 videos

1 News Articles

Latest News

19th Oct 2009

Pampered Pooches - Free Bath and Dry

Pamper Pooches
If your dog/s are staying with us or if you would like to book your dog/s in, we are offering in the month of November a free bath and dry for dogs that are staying with us for 7 days or more.

0 Customer Testimonials

Customer Testimonials


Fees are per dog, per day (includes any tax)

Boarding Kennels Fees

12.00 for a Small Dog

12.00 for a Medium Dog

12.00 for a Large Dog

12.00 for a Giant Dog

Further Information

Our fees are not based on the size of the dog, as all dogs what ever size they are are given the same care.


We charge £12.00 per dog per day.

If you have two dogs and you would like them to share a kennel the cost is £21 per day.

If you have three or more dogs, please telephone for a price, as an extra discount may be given.

Day of arrival is chargeable
Day of collection is only chargeable if you are to collect PM
We accept all major credit/debit cards.


Viewings are by appointment only this way we can set some time aside to show you around the kennels and have a chat about your dogs needs and explain the runnings of the kennels

Vaccination information (Very important) -

Vaccination information (Very important) – dogs cannot be accepted without a current vaccination certificate for the following, Canine Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, Distemper, Leptospirosis, Hepatitis, we also insist upon immunisation against Kennel Cough (Bordetella) this is a separate vaccination given for the Kennel Cough and is not included in the booster vaccination, the kennel cough vaccination should be given at least 3 weeks prior to boarding so if this is not possible please ring and speak to Jen. Upon arrival at the kennels you are required to bring the vaccination certificate with you showing up to date vaccinations.


If you would like to make a booking with us its first best to check availability by telephoning us, even before you book your holiday as we have limited spaces only being a small kennels.

If this will be your first time your are very welcome to call us to arrange a viewing and you may provisional book the dates that you require.

Map, Directions, and Driving Distance & Time

Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels,
Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels, Dogwood, Whinfell, Kendal, Cumbria LA8 9EJ

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Please note – Sat Nav directions are not reliable, so please refer to the instructions below when finding us:

Travel to Grayrigg leaving Kendal on the A685 (also known as the Appleby/Tebay Road) – travel past Morrisons supermarket (on your left) and drive for four miles.

You will come to Grayrigg village (you will know this as there is the 30 mile an hour sign). There is a church on your left, slow right down here and take the left turning next to the church.

Travel down the lane, passing the farm house on your left. Then crossing over the cattle grid and over the small bridge, bearing left off this bridge. You are then traveling through a field which ends with another cattle grid.

This brings you back onto a country lane. You will pass Low Deep Slack on your right, quarter of a mile further on you will pass Fell Side Cottage (has a nice glass verandah porch) on your left.

Continue for half a mile and you will come to the cross roads, (right turn is a dead end) continue straight over the cross roads for another quarter of a mile and you will come to us on the right.

The Ordnance Survey Grid Reference for us is: SD564986





Bookings, Queries & Appointments

Jen will be happy to discuss your queries about Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels including bookings, availability, and making an appointment to visit.

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phonePhone Jen Hesmondhalgh
on 01539 824 280

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