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Hayfields Luxury Dog Hotel
Hayfields, Lower Catesby
Daventry, Warwickshire NN11 6LF

Phone Nick Amsel
on 01327 310770
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Welcome to Hayfields Luxury Dog Hotel
Hayfields, Lower Catesby, Daventry, Warwickshire NN11 6LF

  • 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

Hayfields Luxury Holistic Dog Hotel is situated next to our barn conversion and set in 8 acres of beautiful Warwickshire/Northamptonshire countryside yet within easy reach of the M40 and M1.

We have our own small kennel of Champions which are reared and fed holistically. You can call us a health farm for dogs!

We aim to send dogs home glowing with good health. Unlike many boarding kennels/hotels we are very small and personal. We have 5 brand new indoor rooms and 5 super comfortable and warm garden rooms with the same home from home feel.

We AGA cook meals everyday or feed raw however we feed in accordance with owners' wishes although all dogs love our  meat and vegetables.

 We specialize in very young and veteran dogs and also those with medical conditions.

With  three family members caring for the dogs and two part time experienced helpers, our staff to dog ratio is second to none. This means that they get a lot more attention and exercise than is usual. All care is hands on. We treat all visiting dogs as if they were our own - that is totally spoiled!

Please enter our website for more details, photos and lots more testimonials . Best Wishes, Nick, Vic and Jo




Opening Hours & Visiting

Boarding Kennels Building

Open from: 

10.30.am - 4.30pm.

Visits can be made to view our hotel between 11:00am and 4:00pm

Other hours by arrangement.

Staff & Knowledge

We have 4 full-time staff working in our kennels.

Our staff ratio is:      1 Staff : 3 Rooms

Boarding Kennels Staff/Owners

Hayfields Luxury Dog Hotel Boarding Kennels in Warwickshire

About our staff, knowledge and experience:

We have owned dogs for 40 years and are currently top breeders and exhibitors who pride themselves of the excellent condition of their dogs.

We have experience of many different breeds and are very keen on natural feeding.

Jo writes occasionally for one of the leading canine publications on matters ranging from dog training to feeding.

Nick has completed an emergency first aid course for dogs at Moreton Morrell Agriculture College.

Our Rooms

We have 10 Rooms with Attached runs: Covered runs:

They were built in 2011 and are licensed for anything up to 20 dogs (maximum).

Less than 20 kennels per building
We're proudto say we have a maximum of 6 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)

Less than 20 kennels per building
We're proud to say we have a maximum of 10 kennels in any section of any building.
(The ideal is a maximum of 10 kennels per section)

Boarding Kennels Sleep Accommodation

Boarding Kennels Exercise Run

We have five indoor rooms.

Each room is a minimum of 64 Sq Ft. 

Our garden rooms are all 2 m X 2m and have 2 m X 4m runs.




About our Rooms

We have five luxurious state of the art indoor dog rooms.

We have added an air purification system by eco air and a two way listening system plus two cameras so that during the night we can see and hear the dogs - hopefully just gently snoring!

All our super luxury rooms are large enough to accomodate three large dogs and are filled with natural light and views from the front and from the runs which look out over our fields.

We have 5 warm and comfortable rooms which are in the garden - and are suitable for all dogs-many prefer to be in garden so they can laze in the sun (when it's out!)

All have thermostatically controlled electric heating plus quartz infra red lamps, rugs, music and all home comforts.

Dog Exercise & Play:

Dogs get out of their Rooms 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

All dog have access to covered outside runs except if we consider the weather too inclement.

They have their long walk in the morning and in the afternoon around our beautiful 8 acres of land through which we cut special running tracks which dogs think is just GREAT!

When the daylight hours are longer we often do go out in the evenings too.

We also believe that it is better for dogs to also have short times out of their kennels during the day and this is only possible because we have a small number of dogs

We do not exercise dogs together unless they are from the same family or without prior permission if we have sociable dogs who enjoy playtime with others.

Dog Walks/Exercise/Playtime with Staff:

Dogs exercised by staff:

30 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

Our paddocks are all well fenced in, this allows most dogs who cannot normally be let off lead to have free running on their walks.

We have a number of dogs who stay with us whose only opportunity for free running is here.

We also do recall training with dogs who are reluctant to come back to the lead.

We use whatever floats their boat, be it food/ balls and or other toys.

We show the owners how this is achieved when they come to colect their pet.

We use ball flingers for the ball mad amongst our guests of which spaniels take first place.

Exercise is tailored to individual dog's needs and also to the vagaries of English weather !



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?!

DAP Therapy (Dog Appeasing Pheromone) used in KennelsWe're proud to say we DO offer D.A.P therapy here to calm and reassure dogs. We believe in doing as much as possible to help your dogs have a happy stay with us, especially when such great, positive benefits to dog welfare can be provided so easily and simply.

Our policy on comfort items:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

We encourage owners to bring their dog's own bedding, toys and anything else they feel will help them settle in.

We do, however, have our own soft comfortable bedding and raised beds if required.

Owners are also welcome to bring any favourite treats although we provide healthy treats as well.


Will you feed the same diet as at home:

Comfort items We're proud to say we DO offer to feed your dog the same diet as at home.
We understand how important it is to help your dog settle in quickly and easily without any digestive problems that would be caused with a change of diet.


Will you feed special/prescription diets:

Will feed natural/organic diets:

Caring for Dogs

Care of Easy-going & Steady Dogs

Lots of love, fun, good food and a warm comfy room.... what more could a good dog need!?

Care of Active Dogs

Active dogs get plenty of exercise here and we have specially mown racetracks around the paddocks which they love.

Care of Daycare/creche Dogs

We are able to take dogs for day care except in high season

Dogs with Special Needs

Separate, quiet section available:

About our care of special needs dogs:

Dog Welfare in Boarding Kennels

We are able to administer all medications.

We are used to dealing with dogs that have separation anxiety and also the care of very elderly dogs and those needing specialist diets.

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 can supply Holistic food such as Natural Instinct.

Aromatherapy Shampoos and delicious dog colognes.

We have a great groomer who can be booked to come and give our guests a great bath and groom service.

We also give dietary advice.


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  

107 Guests

Guests Gallery

8th May 2016


Such a handsome young man :-)

8th May 2016

Noah & Lilly

Two beautiful dalmations who just loved the fields!

8th Aug 2015


Big and bouncy, it's the most lovely Freya!

See all 107 guests

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Video Gallery

3 News Articles

Latest News

16th Sep 2013


Full of natural light., full height and views to the front as well as from the runs We have yet to finish the decoration and the landscaping

16th Sep 2013


16th Sep 2013


We will shortly be opening our new super large indoor rooms. Full of natural light and all with attached runs overlooking our fiedls, we have made them totally dog friendly, warm and hygienic. There is still a little work to do!

14 Customer Testimonials

Customer Testimonials

Some of the things our customers love us for...

15th Oct 2014
by Dave Kaczur, West Midlands


I went along to view the kennels first to weigh up the conditions and surroundings prior to boarding my working springer spaniel.

After chatting with the owner, I promptly boarded him and didn't regret it one bit.

He had the audacity to stand there when I arrived to pick him up, and look first at me and then at Jo, as if he was deciding who to go with. He was happy, bouncy as usual and I was even given some free advice by Jo on certain diet recommendations. 

I ONLY ever recommend this kennel hotel to my friends. 

Have no fears whatsoever on admitting your dog here.

I also must apologise for all the balls my dog destroyed in the week he was there. My dog is the one pictured under the CARE  heading.

Thanks Jo.

22nd Oct 2011
Perfect In Every Way!
by Amanda Imperatori, London

Perfect In Every Way!

Dear Jo It has been almost 2 weeks since I collected Cookie from you. I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for the wonderful job you did looking after her. She is a rather pampered pooch so I knew I had to find the right 'holiday home' for her. Being a puppy and this her first time away from us gave us some worry. Well, she obviously loved her time with you. I can't tell you what a comfort it is to know she was in such good hands. It sounds dramatic but if it weren't for you we wouldn't go away! Your advice on her diet has been invaluable. Before she struggled with upset stomachs but since she has been on the raw food there have been no problems and her overall well-being is excellent. Cookie is looking forward to her stay in November! Many thanks Amanda

30th Sep 2011
Fabulous Home From Home!
by Elizabeth Mallery Karnik, Unknown

Fabulous Home From Home!

A huge thank you to Jo and all the team at Hayfields for giving Jerry such a wonderful time during his stay. We were very worried about leaving him but when we collected him it was clear to see that he was happy, contented and comfortable in his holiday home and could have stayed as long as you like without missing us!! Jo is wonderful and she had arranged a suitable playmate for Jerry as he loves to run with other dogs. He had an absolute ball and I won't worry nearly so much next time we leave him as I know he will be happy and very well cared for. Thank you so much to you all and we look forward to the next stay (especially Jerry)! He slept so much when he came home I think he had such a lovely time playing he was worn out!

See all 14 Testimonials


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

Boarding Kennels Fees

29.00 for a Small Dog

29.00 for a Medium Dog

29.00 for a Large Dog

29.00 for a Giant Dog

Further Information

From May 2015  our fees are;

* Indoor rooms - £34 per day or part of day.

* Garden Rooms - £29 per day or part of day.

* £18 per day for additional dogs for the same family sharing.

* Hayfields delicious home cooked diet:- £1 per day for small dogs,

                                                                          £2 per day for medium/large dogs

*Additional charges are made over the Christmas period which are by arrangement (double charge on Xmas Eve, Xmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day)

Map, Directions, and Driving Distance & Time

Hayfields Luxury Dog Hotel Boarding Kennels,
Hayfields, Lower Catesby, Daventry, Warwickshire NN11 6LF

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We are conveniently situated between the M1 and M40 Motorways and are 1/2 hour from Warwick, Leamington Spa, Northampton and 1h our from Oxford.

We are situated just off the single trackroad that runs from Upper to Lower Catesby and the lane to our property can be located on the right hand side shortly after crossing the second cattle grid.



Bookings, Queries & Appointments

Nick will be happy to discuss your queries about Hayfields Luxury Dog Hotel Boarding Kennels including bookings, availability, and making an appointment to visit.

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phonePhone Nick Amsel
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