Longcroft Southport – The cat that got the cream!

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We are delighted to announce the opening of Longcroft Southport on the 28th of March!

Welcome to the Longcroft family, Harvey!

Less than a mile from Royal Birkdale golf course, Longcroft Southport is situated in a quiet location in Birkdale, Southport, in Merseyside. Liverpool airport is within an hour’s reach and it is ideally located for cats living in neighbouring Lancashire (Preston, Chorley) and Greater Manchester. Featuring 5 heated luxurious suites, each with their own wrought iron beds and exercise area, the hotel is set in the lovely garden of the owner Harvey Summers’ home, surrounded by mature trees and with plenty of wildlife to keep the guests entertained.

After Harvey watched the Channel 4 show “Compare your Life” about Longcroft and decided that it was time to end his 25 year career of teaching English and Film courses and become a Longcroft hotelier instead!

Harvey’s passion for animals is long established. When his junior class had to write about what they saw themselves doing in years to come, all around him his classmates were describing eventual careers as pop stars, footballers, doctors, etc… He, meanwhile, had no hesitation in describing himself as a zoo keeper!

He has been involved with animal charities since his youth, and has done voluntary work at a cats’ home in Sheffield and a dogs’ home in Manchester.

Harvey has had numerous pets over the years – from Pinky the goldfish to four cats (Marmite & Socks, Marlon & Kevin). The two pairs of cats lasted a combined 27 years, and Harvey misses not having any around at the moment! He is planning to adopt another cat if Harry, a yellow-crested Amazon parrot who lives with him and his partner now, agrees to it!

What is Harvey looking forward to?

“I can’t wait to offer clients a truly unique experience of looking after their cats and being able to hand them back stress-free and happy. Spending working time with cats is a massive bonus for me, too. I enjoy pampering and making animals feel at home and relaxed, so that will be a real pleasure. It will be gratifying to grant cat owners the knowledge that they don’t have to think twice about the care their pet will be receiving – it will be second-to-none, and will allow them to enjoy their trip to the full.”

Join Harvey and meet the Longcroft Team for prosecco and cupcakes at his Grand Opening on Suturday 28th of March from 2-4pm. All guests attending will receive an exciting priority booking package and will be able to take advantage of VIP opening offer rates.

To RSVP or to make a booking please contact Longcroft on 01707 832 000 or email southport@longcroftcathotel.co.uk

Here are just a few of the press articles about Longcroft Southport:

The Mirror: Purr-fect Seaside Retreat

Liverpool Echo: Luxury Cat Hotel to open in Southport

The Champion: The purr-fect place to stay

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