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Longcroft Barry Island / The Vale of Glamorgan

Hotel Services

  • Daily play sessions

  • Freshly prepared A La Cat™ Menu

  • Gentle grooming

  • All Inclusive Packages

  • Interconnecting suites available

  • Private chauffeur service

  • Regular updates



Meet The Family

Sarah lives on Barry Island with her two grown up sons, Joe and Harry. Joe takes care of people with learning disabilities, and Harry is studying IT at Bristol University.

Sarah says, ”We are a family of animal lovers and have never been without our cats hedgehogs and two hamsters. Joe and I are dedicated vegans, but Harry refuses to give up cheese!

Barry Island, is a seaside resort and part of the town of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. Barry Island is known for its beaches and pleasure park, and is also very well known for being the home of the BBC TV ‘Gavin and Stacey’. Our home overlooks the beautiful Jackson’s Bay.

We are conveniently located a 10 minute drive away from Cardiff International Airport and a just a five minute stroll from Barry Island train station.

Before Longcroft I enjoyed several years of being a foster carer and ran an Ice Cream kiosk on Barry Island itself which our family still run to this day! I am also a qualified Yoga instructor and nurse.

I was inspired to open my own Longcroft hotel after watching the Channel 4 show ‘Compare Your Life' back in 2013 in which Longcroft was featured and loved the concept Abi has created, so much so I contacted Longcroft the very next day. I felt there was a definite place for Longcroft in Barry Island! My Longcroft hotel has been a long time coming but good things always come to those who wait ..!

Knowing the anxiety that can come from leaving a beloved pet was the reason I am doing this. I can’t wait to offer my undivided attention just like our guests are one of the family. I am looking forward to meeting you and showing you around my beautiful hotel."

Call Sarah on 07403 276 654

  • Highly Recommend!

    I would highly recommend Longcroft Barry Island to anyone who loves their cat and want to see him/her come back happy and well taken care of. The place itself is very cute, only 5 or 6 very spacious for cats. They are in a quiet garden and can still see birds and other animals while working in their social skills with each other. Sarah is a true cat-lover and took amazing care of my big grumpy old cat for 6 months. My cat is well fed, happy, calm and has clearly been relaxing a lot. Thanks Sarah for everything you have done.


  • Spotless and so comfortable

    Our elderly cat has just spent 2 weeks with Sarah at Longcroft, Barry Island. When we collected her she was relaxed and so well cared for and had regular grooming sessions and cuddles. The cattery is spotless and so comfortable. We had emails with updates and photo's which reassured us a lot and have no hesitation in recommending Sarah. We shall definitely be returning.


  • The service is absolutely incredible

    We checked our kitten into Longcroft for a few nights which is run by Sarah. The service is absolutely incredible - we received regular updates and photos which meant we were able to relax and not worry at all whilst away. We were worried he might be a little upset when we had him back but actually he was very relaxed and happy. Will definitely be using this service again :) thank you!


  • Utterly outstanding!

    Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Barry Island is utterly outstanding! Sarah went above and beyond to look after our little monster, Link. This was our first time boarding Link at Longcroft, and we were anxious as Link had previously had a dreadful experience at another larger cattery, his first time away, where he was very visibly distressed when we collected him, cowering in the corner. We vowed this time to choose a small cattery or cat hotel were he would be better looked after. Sarah put us at ease straight away. She's very obviously passionate about cats, and very caring, and she understood our concerns and anxiety due to Link's previous experience.

    Zaira and Link

  • Happy and Relaxed

    Longcroft Is of a very high standard. Facilities are excellent. Sarah is passionate about cats and this is evident when you meet her. Mitsy was happy and relaxed. I highly recommend Sarah and will certainly be using her on future.


  • Happy and Settled!

    Bill loved it here (he hated the last place he stayed at) and came home happy and settled. Would have no hesitation in recommending them. Thanks again!

    Chris and Bill

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Price Per Room


Perfect for one guest but large enough for two

1 x guest £18

2 x guest £28


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

1 x guest £21

2 x guest £31


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

£50 per day

We offer complete packages too!

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