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Hurworth Burn Luxury Pet Hotel
Hurworth Burn Farm
Wingate, Durham TS28 5NP

Phone Maureen Wombwell
on 01429 838336
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Welcome to Hurworth Burn Luxury Pet Hotel
Hurworth Burn Farm, Wingate, Durham TS28 5NP

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  • 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


At Hurworth Burn, we fully understand your concerns when you have to be parted from your pet. As pet owners ourselves, we fully understand this. With our first class accommodation and ‘All pets treated like champions’ approach, we soon have your pet feeling happy and secure.
Our purpose built Pet Hotel has been designed and constructed to high specifications, providing comfortable and hygienic living. All our luxury rooms have fully covered spacious outside attached runs. We strongly recommend and welcome viewing of our Pet Hotel.
Set within the beautiful countryside, Hurworth Burn provides 6 acres of land which is split into different sizes & areas to ensure we can cater for all types of dogs with the security they can be walked off lead or on lead depending on your wishes and your dog’s needs.
All dogs are with a team member at all times to ensure they have some fun time with plenty interaction from our experienced staff, we do not mix dogs from other family’s so this gives you peace of mind that your dog will be safe whilst here.



Opening Hours & Visiting

Boarding Kennels Building

It is in the best interest of your pets that they are not disturbed throughout the day unnecessarily.
We have restricted times for check in & check out and the viewing times of our facilities to ensure there is the same structure and routine every day.
We feel we are unique in that we allow owners to accompany their pets to their accommodation at check in & check out times, although we do ask that you are quiet when entering the blocks to help minimise the disruption to our other guests.
We appreciate your cooperation and thank you for respecting our opening hours.
Many thanks, Maureen & Darren

Please note that these are not flexible.
Drop off and Pick Up Times
We are open 7 days a week for check in and check out.
Check Outs: 9.00am -11:00am, (No Charge)
Check Outs: 1pm – 5pm, (daily rate charged per pet) 
Check ins: 1pm – 4pm
Office hours are Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
Closed 12pm-1pm for lunch daily (Gate will be closed)
Public Viewings are welcome, but please call to arrange a suitable time, as these take time to do, and can upset the guests, so we try to do these at quiet times of the day. We are now finding too many viewings come at busy times all at once, so this way we will be able to give you more time, and it won't clash with our check ins.

For any weekend enquires please email:

Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Year’s Day, closed for pickups and drop-offs.
there is an additional charge for all pets staying with us of £5 per cat & £10 per dog on each of these days.


Staff & Knowledge

We have 7 full-time staff working in our kennels.

Our staff ratio is:      1 Staff : 5 Kennels

Boarding Kennels Staff/Owners

Hurworth Burn Luxury Pet Hotel Boarding Kennels in Durham

About our staff, knowledge and experience:

Our staff are fully qualified in animal care level 3, so you can be assured your pets are getting the best possible care available.

Our Kennels

We have 35 Kennels with Attached runs: Covered runs:

They were built in 2010 and are licensed for anything up to 76 dogs (maximum).

Less than 20 kennels per building
We're proudto say we have a maximum of 8 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

At Hurworth Burn we only have LUXURY ROOMS and all are with under floor Heating and flatscreen TV's on the walls.

We have 35  Luxury rooms of all different sizes, your dog will be allocated a suitable size room for their breed.

We can also offer family rooms which are large enough to house up to 7 dogs from the same family to enable all dogs to enjoy the companionship of each other.

All rooms exceed the minimum sizes required by the council to accommodate dogs.

We have just been awarded 5 stars from Durham County Council, due to us meeting all the higher standards required to gain the highest rating possible, this ensures your pets needs will be met to the highest of standards.  

About our Kennels

We offer 5 star luxury rooms for your beloved pets, whilst you are on holiday, why not let your dog have a holiday too. There are plenty of kennels out there stating they are luxury but be aware this may not be the case and we would advise pet owners to go and view the facilities and meet the staff and feel confident and happy before they book.

Our luxury rooms are more like a kitchen/utility room, which most dogs are accustomed to. A lot of thought has went into our luxury rooms to ensure your beloved pets are as comfy and settled whilst left in our care, we strongly recommend viewing and early booking.

All rooms are fully tiled with under floor heating and heat lamps directly above the beds. They are light, spacious and fitted with PVC half glazed doors and furnished with Kuranda raised beds and flat screen TVs on the wall.

Each room has an outside attached run which are fully covered to protect the dog from our changeable British weather.

All rooms exceed the minimum sizes required by the council to accommodate dogs.

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

We strive to meet all our guest's needs, we now offer 40 minutes per day per dog of exercise included in the daily rate, this ensures dogs are settled and content once they go back to their rooms, all pets in our care get daily enrichments also to help keep them mentally stimulated.

Set within beautiful countryside, we provide 6 acres of different areas depending on what your dog prefers or is allowed.

We have a large secure exercise area which all dogs can be off lead and enjoy a good play with toys/ball or a nice cuddle and a wander around with the staff. Another area we provide is our small paddock where dogs can enjoy playing ball or exploring and sniffing.

If your dog is used to going for nice long walks we also have a 5 acre paddock which we can take your dog off lead or on the appropriate lead for a nice walk.

All dogs are exercised individually, unless from the same family and under careful supervision at all times, we do daily  Facebook pictures of playtime or when staff spend time with them in their rooms, we now also have snapchat where more behind the scenes activities can be seen 

Dog Walks/Exercise/Playtime with Staff:

Dogs exercised by staff:

40 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

If your dog is used to going for nice long walks we also have a 5 acre paddock which we can take your dog off lead or on the appropriate lead for a nice walk. 

We have many different areas, so we can give long walks, off-lead in a paddock, or smaller secure areas for ball play if your dog is not so good off lead, we can cater for all needs and exercise regimes.

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

Here at Hurworth Burn we fully understand how different and sometimes frightening for a dog it can be to be put into a new place, new smells, different routine from home and being surrounded by all new people, which is why we fully encourage all our customers to bring along a  blanket with a smell from home,  treats/toys or dentisticks ect. It helps first time boarders to settle in a lot more and makes them feel more at home. 


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

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 luxury 5 star facilites for both dogs & cats

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  

8 Guests

Guests Gallery

12th May 2015

We Cater For All Size Dogs

Tis ones really having fun here - Maureen

12th May 2015

Collie At Play

All our guest dogs love to play with toys and this ones a beauty - Maureen

12th May 2015

Our Favourite Guest

This little dog is one of our treasured guests and so friendly - Maureen

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1 Videos

Video Gallery

7th Jan 2020: Video Tour 2019

5 News Articles

Latest News

31st Mar 2020


We would just like to let all our customers know that we are still open for any emergency care whilst the UK is on lockdown. We live onsite so are still able to remain open and stay safe, as we are classed as an essential business. All staff have been placed on the furloughed scheme, so no staff are at risk, and are at home until further notice. We have been in touch with the local authorities who have confirmed we are now able to relax vaccine requirements due to most vets now not doing any routine boosters or Kennel Cough vaccines at this time, as these have a 3 month window to be updated from expiry date, so if you need to use us but cannot get boosters or kennel cough done, we can accept them if they are less than 3 months out of date. We have now put in place extra measures to protect not only us but also any customers who will be dropping or collecting pets off, and now ask all owners to press the green button at the entrance gate that is closed at all times, we will then let you in, and ask you to attach you dog to the clip we now have put up in our carpark, so you can safely clip them to this and then if any paperwork must be done, we will have this ready for you in the reception, and ask you to go in and sign this, whilst we wait in the carpark for you, we will have hand sanitiser ready for you to use after all these procedures, any cats will be asked to be left in the carrier in the new reception. We will not be allowing any viewings until further notice as an extra safety measure, this will also continue after lockdown, until we know it is safe to allow customers onsite again. We do have a video tour on our website and Facebook page that you can view if required. This has had a massive impact on our business, where most bookings have now been cancelled for the next few months, and some already cancelled for the summer months, please note our terms still apply regarding payments/refunds/transfers on any cancelations, although we have now relaxed the payment due date from 1 calendar month to now only 48 hours prior to check in, this will give customers who have a booking in place with a deposit paid much more time to know if they can use the booking or if this has to be cancelled. Any bookings taken from the 27th March 20 onwards until further notice, will still be required to pay the normal deposit, which will still be non-refundable, but we will now allow these deposit to be transferred to a future booking if cancelled due to the covid-19 Pandemic, we are not taking any bookings for 2021 at this time until we are confident that we will be able to survive this depending on how long it continues for, as we do not feel it is right to take deposits for booking this far in advance until we know when this will end. We have now decided to give any key workers/NHS/police/emergency services/army a special price and will receive 20% discount on any bookings for any emergency care they may need from us due to the current crisis they are facing for any new bookings we receive from the 27th March 20 onwards until further notice, we have now also decided to offer a day creche service to anyone who may need this service in the future, and the above workers will also receive 20% off the normal rates for this service too, please get in touch for prices and times/days available. We will require to see an identity card for the sector you work in. I have supplied some useful information below regarding pets and coronavirus risk to them and us! The coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness in humans and animals. Some types of coronavirus can pass between humans and animals, but most do not. Covid-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that is currently causing flu-like symptoms in humans across the world. There is some evidence to show that pets in very close contact with an infected person can become infected with the Covid-19 virus, but there is no evidence to show that it can cause them to become unwell or that they can spread it further. As always, call your vet for advice if you are concerned that your pet is unwell. Coronaviruses explained The coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illness in humans and animals. Some types of coronavirus can pass between humans and animals, but fortunately, most do not. In humans, coronaviruses cause illness such as the common cold, SARS and Covid-19. In animals, coronaviruses cause illness such as diarrhoea (‘Type 1 & 2 canine coronavirus’ / ‘Feline enteric coronavirus’), Kennel Cough (‘Canine respiratory coronavirus’) and ‘Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP)’. These animal strains of coronavirus are not the same as the Covid-19 virus. Can pets catch Covid-19? There is some evidence to show that pets in close contact with an infected person can become infected with the Covid-19 virus, but there is no evidence to show that it causes them illness or that they can spread it between themselves or back to humans. Information

7th Mar 2019

Awarded 5 Stars by Durham County Council

Under new animal welfare regulations that came into force on the 1st October 2018 that now ask for better standards of care & facilities, all boarding kennels will now be inspected and awarded a rating from 1-5 stars depending on their level of care, staff qualifications, facilities and much more. we are proud to announce that we have achieved the highest rating possible.

9th Feb 2015

As from sep 2014 we will be 100% luxury dog and cat hotel

we are changing our name to Hurworth Burn Luxury Dog & Cat Hotel, seen as we will no longer be offering standard kennels.

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6 Customer Testimonials

Customer Testimonials

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

25th Jun 2013
6 Months With Maureen - The Best Home For Our Dogs!
by Elena Shchepina, SA

6 Months With Maureen - The Best Home For Our Dogs!

Our story is long but I `ll try to tell it shortly... We moved to Australia from Russia and had no chance to take our two south-african mastiffs with us directly because Russia is not in the list of rabbies-free countries determined by Australia. We had to leave our dear boys who never stayed without us in any other country for 6(!!!) months alone. And only after that they could arrive to Australia where they had to spend one more month in quarantine. We made a real research about all European kennels and compared conditions and prices in UK, Netherlands, Germany, Cyprus, Czech Rep, Finland..But you will never be sure where your dog will really feel good and what people will deal with her. When I saw Maureen`s website and read what she said about her dogs and her story, I have trusted her. Don`t know why..We spoke in letters for couple of months and in October 2012 we arrived to Hutworth Burn kennel by car together with our dear boys Rob and Sly. Maureen is an extraordinary person -the  highest level of professionality in working with dogs in combination with real love to animals, to dogs. She knows them very well and gives them all her time, conditions in the kennel are perfect - the best I have ever seen and could imagine. Thank you for that, Darren, who did many improvements with his own hands. So, our boys spent with Maureen and Darren almost 6 full months(Oct 2012 - April 2013)and were loved by them as their own dogs. Rob and Sly falled in love with Maureen and Darren also. When we visited them(twice per this period) we saw how safe and comfortable our dogs stay is. Maureen keeps an eye on everything - health, appetitus, mood, temper. She wrote us about  the boys regularly and sent pictures. When we had to make vet tests and vaccinations - she organised and controled everything. I can tell much more about Maureen and her kennel but the main thing is: If you want to be sure that your pet will in very reliable and loving hands - go to Maureen. If you love your pet and wish the best place for his temporary stay - call Maureen. If you have complicated situation and have to leave your pet for a long or short period - ask Maureen. You will never sorry about this decision - she is the best in UK and her kennel is the most comfortable and modern. I am ready to recommend Hurwoth Burn kennel to every person who really cares about safe stay for your dog or cat. Maureen and Darren became our dearest friends after this experience. Thank you very much, Maureen!!! Thanks to you Rob and Sly now together with us in Australia!(released from quarantine in AU in June 2013)

Sincerely yours, Elena and Alexander

Russia - Australia, June 2013

16th Apr 2012
Buddy's First Holiday
by Adam Spurr, Durham

Buddy's First Holiday

Buddy, our 7 month Cockerpoo puppy recently enjoyed his first holiday at Hurworth Burn 'Rooms'.

Apprehensive at leaving him for two weeks, we were soon reassured by Maureen the owner, that he would be 'in good hands'.  Maureen was very professional and knowledgeable with regard to overall care and dog behavioural techniques.

Buddy appears to have learnt some manners during his stay and we will continue the training methods advised by Maureen.

We have every confidence in the care that Buddy received and he will return in the near future for a second holiday.

Many thanks

Denise, Adam and Buddy.



2nd Apr 2012
by Richard Waldmeyer, North East


Monty, our 14 year old arthritic black Labrador, seems to love going to Hurworth Burn Kennels.   He likes the heated room, the comfortable bed and soothing sounds of the radio. 
He is pleased to see Maureen on each visit and the two of them chat together and each makes fuss of the other. 
Although Monty is not very agile he finds it easy to get outside for exercise and appreciates the ramp up to his accommodation.    He comes home relaxed and rejuvenated.
We feel very confident leaving him at Hurworth Burn knowing he is in good caring hands.

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

Boarding Kennels Fees

24.00 for a Small Dog

24.00 for a Medium Dog

24.00 for a Large Dog

24.00 for a Giant Dog

Further Information

these are the prices for dogs from the same family who wish to share a room per day.

2 dogs £40.00

3 dogs £55.00

4 dogs £67.00

5 dogs £79.00

This is based on pets sharing a room/chalet from the same family


1 Cat £10.00

2 cats sharing £18/£20, standard chalet/premium chalet 




Map, Directions, and Driving Distance & Time

Hurworth Burn Luxury Pet Hotel Boarding Kennels,
Hurworth Burn Farm, Wingate, Durham TS28 5NP

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Bookings, Queries & Appointments

Maureen will be happy to discuss your queries about Hurworth Burn Luxury Pet Hotel Boarding Kennels including bookings, availability, and making an appointment to visit.

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