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Longcroft Banbury / Oxfordshire




Hotel Services

  • All Inclusive Packages

  • Daily play sessions

  • Freshly prepared A La Cat™ Menu

  • Gentle grooming

  • Interconnecting suites available

  • Private chauffeur service

  • Regular updates



Meet The Family

Kara lives with her husband Richard, their three young boys, and their British shorthair pussycats, Betty, Bernard and Maggie. They also share their beautiful rural home with a cocker spaniel, a labrador, 16 chickens, 10 ducks, 6 sheep and 4 alpacas. Kara clearly adores animals especially those that purr! She and her family love living in their peaceful home, surrounded by native wildlife and hectares of stunning, rolling countryside.

After a career in HR and time looking after her sons, Kara is delighted to be running her very own luxury cat hotel, putting her Diploma in Feline Studies to excellent use!

“We came across Longcroft when looking for a cattery to house our three beloved indoor cats, while we had some renovations completed on our house. Having researched the local area extensively, and having visited the options on offer, I realised there was nothing in our local area that would keep them in the manner to which they had become accustomed! For cats that had not been outside, never been cold, and never been away from human company, I didn’t feel a traditional cattery would be right for them. That led us to Longcroft, which has a fabulous ethos and offered luxurious surroundings for my much loved cats. We felt this was a service that was much-needed in our area, and thus the idea of Longcroft Banbury was born.

“I’m looking forward to sharing my passion for animals, and in particular for our feline friends, with my guests and their owners. I can assure owners that their precious furry family members will be looked after as if they were my own. Our whole family is dedicated to the happiness, health and wellbeing of the animals in our care, and we can think of nothing better than sharing the joy and satisfaction we get from doing so with everyone who visits us at Longcroft Banbury.” - Kara

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A real home from home environment

Ann absolutely adores cats and it’s obvious by the love and attention she gives to them. My two were so relaxed and chilled they settled so well and we loved the regular updates and pictures. A real home from home environment and would thoroughly recommend it. Great service for cats and cat parents 😻


A lovely, peaceful location

Amazing service from Ann and so accommodating. She was so patient and explained everything thoroughly from the very beginning. She sent photos of our little cat Miku which was great reassurance. The hotel is set in a lovely, peaceful location which I loved and I am sure Miku appreciated too. Will definitely be booking her again.


Calm, organised and reassuring

Our cat Hannah hadn't stayed away from home before, and we were in some turmoil because of building works. Emma was superb - calm, organised and reassuring. Hannah stayed with her twice, and was very happy in her wonderful suite. The photos were great as well. The whole experience was a great relief and about the only aspect of our project which was delivered on time and was better than expectations! I would like to give Longcroft Winchmore Hill the highest recommendation possible.

Sarah Bates, London

You have got it just right!

We are so happy to have found Abi and her beautiful cat hotel. Our two cats stayed for the first time recently and seemed to settle in immediately. We were pleasantly surprised to hear from Abi while we were away informing us that they were quite happy and totally chilled. This type of reassurance, the wonderful setting and Abi's genuine love and knowledge of cats makes this Hotel by far the best we have ever come across and we have owned cats for many years. We have already booked again for September. Well done, Abi you have got it 'just right!'

Stephen and Lorraine Nicholls

Outstanding. Highly Recommend!

'The care and service provided was outstanding - Aly really does a good job. The suites are spacious. light and airy and there are plenty of things to keep the cats entertained. Proof was that we struggled to get ours out of the suite when we came to pick her up! Would highly recommend.'  


Couldn't be more delighted

Never left my 4 rescue kitties before and concerned that having had a bad start in life, they were placed somewhere where they were well loved and looked after- couldn't be more delighted. Ann was wonderful, so accommodating and helpful. Rooms immaculate with all comforts of home. Sent updates, pictures and funny videos of Xmas stockings hung up and the kitties waiting for Santa. They even got a goodie bag to go home with. Highly recommend.


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Price Per Room

Large Suite

Perfect for one guest but large enough for two.

Everyday / All Inclusive

1 x guest from £25 – £31

2 x guest from £30 – £40

Extra Large Suite

Perfect for one or two guests to share but large enough for three

Everyday / All Inclusive

1 x guest from £30 – £36

2 x guest from £37 – £47 

3 x guest from £45 – £60


Interconnecting Suites

Great for multi cat families or guests with lots of energy! Large enough for up to 4 guests to share.

from £54 – £100 per day

All Inclusive

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Always had a first class service from Kara and never worry about leaving my cats in her super capable hands and lovely cat hotel. Her passion for cats and their care is paramount, however her huge knowledge in behaviour, genetics etc is a massive added bonus. A genuinely lovely lady who always wants to do the best for the animals in her care. I highly recommend Kara and her cat hotel.
Naomi Gray
Naomi Gray
18:48 07 Dec 22
Love this place. Dropped my boy off prior to going away for work and was so re-assured by seeing the site. It's beautiful. Kara and her team were so friendly and you could see they really cared about the cats in their care.Dropping my kitty cat off, he was obviously nervous as he suffers from separation anxiety but on picking him up he was such a happy cat. I got regular updates and even though he wasn't eating much the first few days due to the anxiety, he soon relaxed and was finishing his meals but I was kept up to date every step.Couldn't recommend this place more and I'll be returning!
David Brooks
David Brooks
17:31 07 Dec 22
My cats had a short stay at Longcroft but I absolutely think this is the best boarding facility around! Not sterile at all like other boarding facilities!Kara was absolutely lovely & I’ll definitely return to Longcroft, if I ever plan to go away again.Thank you for the goodie box Kara! The cats love it!🥰💕🥰 10/10+++
Jodie L
Jodie L
21:36 30 Nov 22
Having just recently collected our cat after a long holiday, we can clearly say - you couldn’t fault the level of care and compassion that is given to you and your cat from Kara at Banbury Longcroft. :-)Our boy was quite shy and sulky when dropping him off, but we could see just how much he ended up enjoying his holiday with Kara through photos and updates of how he was getting on. In the end, we saw how comfortable he was and that he made a new friend with Kara whilst we were away, which we are so thankful for.Kara was also incredibly helpful through the booking process and explained everything clearly, as well as answered our questions over email and a phone chat to confirm all the details.Over all, we are truly recommend Banbury Longcroft and are grateful for the level of care and love our cat received over his and our holiday!
April F
April F
13:35 25 Jul 22
Longcroft Banbury Cat hotel is a heaven for cats run by the most loving and dedicated crazy cat lady Kara who makes sure that your furry Prince or Princess get care and holiday that they truly deserve. With daily updates, videos, photos and chats we were relaxing abroad knowing that our girl is being spoiled rotten and loved every single day. To be honest with the menu consisting of organic eggs, venison, salmon, goats milk and plenty of delicious treats she was posing on photos with an actual smile on her face. I can’t imagine any better place to send your cat if you are going away and we are very grateful to Kara for providing such a wonderful care. Lakeisha will be a regular guest there. Can’t recommend enough. Beautiful, extremely well run place where cats are cherished and happy 😻
Ewelina O'Donnell
Ewelina O'Donnell
13:12 01 Sep 21