I think this has got to be the best kennels around I have had my dogs go there for their holidays for the past couple of years and I am more than pleased with the way my Bengi is looked after, he comes home a very happy dog. I have tried other places with other dogs but I can’t fault Farcroft. Thank you to the staff at Farcroft. Sylvia from Mayland

Excellent kennels! Really care about the animals they have! Gave us such peace of mind leaving our 2 dogs for the first time! Picking them up it was very evident they had been cared for and looked after to a high standard! Would definitely recommend them and will be sending eddy and buddy again next year! Sandy from Chelmsford 

Used Farcroft for our Boxer twice now and got him booked in for next year already.He gets looked after so well here, I'm thinking of next year letting him go away with the wife and kids and I'll stay at Farcroft ;-)Jason from Mayland

Very friendly people and flexible. Snowy and Sheba (Balinese cats) were there for more than 2 weeks and I was really concerned to leave them in kennels but I will recommend this place, it doesn't matter, how far you are, because they were really well look after and after been a bit sensitive of stay away from home, they are back to normal happily and healthy. For you peace of mind,don't doubt to leave your pets with Geoff and Karen. They really are animal lovers and they make sure are ok whilst you're away.Olga from Kent

8 months old when Molly and Poppy arrived for the first time at Farcroft. I worried about leaving them but that was completely unnecessary as they came out as they went in - as happy as Larry!!   Thank you very much for taking such good care of them. We will be back!Jillian from London

1st time for our 2 Shepard's bonnie & coco and yorkie Charlie they have come home tired but are now relaxing and are their normal selves thank you for looking after them they look and smell great love the photos
Loraine from Tillingham

Farcroft have been consistent in terms of the excellent care they have provided to my mini zoo. Most recently playing midwife to my cat Ophelia - they are total legends and I will be eternally grateful for the arrival of 4 wonderful kittens. Thank you so so much xx Kirsty from Maldon.

Thank you for all your loving care to our gang of 5 Sarah from Burnham

Our two cats visit all the time and are very relaxed and happy.
Margaret from Tillingham

Put our dog Becky in the kennels for the weekend was very pleased with the service & friendly staff had a look at the kennels before we left her they were very clean and for the first time ever she didn't come home with a doggie smell, in fact she smelt better than when she went in. I would definitely
recommend & will be using you again. 
Christine from Bicknacre. 

My boys (springer spaniels) stayed with you recently. Normally Dave hates going into kennels but when he came to you his tail didn't stop wagging. Its great knowing they are safe and happy with you while I'm away. I've been recommending you to all my friends and clients. Sarah from Mayland 

Hi Karen and Geoff thanks for looking after Ollie and Lola my two kittens they loved it and have now come out of their shell since their stay. Was impressed on how lovely it was and would defiantly recommend you to anyone that needs to have their pets looked after, thanks again.
Angie from Bicknacre

 Poppy and Hollie had a great time and Poppy was especially appreciative of the extra care you took to stop her old legs slipping around. We love the baby powder smell they come home with.
Sandra from Althorne.

So impressed with Farcroft. I was  worried as my dogs hadn't been in kennels for years but they didn't want to come home! Highly recommended!
Vanessa from Burnham.

Would not trust just anyone with our pets but is obvious they are well cared for from minute they arrive. Means we can relax if we have to go somewhere without them. Tony from St Lawrence

My dotty loves it here staff are all great and make a fuss of ur animals would highly recommend !!!!! Kate from Tillingham

Brilliant service, trustworthy and friendly. Great to know my cat was well looked after whilst we went away. Thanks :) Leanne from Gt Baddow

If we needed 5 star kennels for our cats or dogs then Farcroft kennels is 5 stars rated. Trouble is they are so good I have to book well in advance lol ....But it’s worth it. Keep up the good work great team you have there xx
Jackie from Steeple

Have used Farcroft for four years now since our dog was just 4 months old we have moved away now but still drive to Farcroft to leave her whilst on Holiday I really wouldn't trust anyone else with her the Staff are amazing the kennels are spotless and the Dogs and Cats are so well cared for we pull up in the car Park and she can’t wait to get in to see all her friends very highly recommended. Christine from Gt Baddow

First stay for bailey and he was one happy boy! Very well looked after and the staff are fantastic ! Thank you so much for looking after our boy x
Claire from Rayleigh

Our dogs were traumatised after going to another kennel prior to going to Farcroft. So i was very nervous about leaving them! We’ll all went very well and I have no worries at all now. Both dogs were very well looked after and came back happy. I Highly recommend Farcroft kennel!!
Elcie from Maldon

Our 1 year old Labrador (Phoebe) seemed happier here than any other kennel I've used before, she was really well looked after. Highly recommended.
Gary from Chelmsford

I always use Farcroft and Jazz (our cat) always comes home happy and in good shape :) Lisa from Mayland

Would never send my cat anywhere else, always comes home happy x
Anna from Mayland

Just picked up Ziva after 2 weeks at Farcroft and she looks fabulous. Fit, healthy and has obviously been extremely well looked after. Thank you Farcroft for looking after her so well on her first time away from home.
Gina from Southminister

My dog has stayed at Farcroft since he was a puppy he loves going there and we know he is safe and well looked after :) Lorraine from Mayland

I've just phoned and asked to extend my cats stay, due to unforeseen circumstances. Lady I spoke to was so helpful, she's managed to workout a way of accommodating her for 4 extra days. Also got an honest update of her stay so far. A huge thank you xx Anne from South Woodham Ferrers

We use Farcroft all the time for our 'Crazy Cockerpoo', Holly. We have just returned from Cyprus and Holly was fine, but as crazy as ever. She will be returning in October when we holiday again. We never use any other kennel as we are very satisfied with the care given to Holly. Sharon from Althorne

5 star I wouldn't put Isabelle anywhere else. It's the best kennels I have ever used. It's first class Jennifer from Maldon

Used the cattery for the first time, excellent service. Willow very relaxed when he came Hm . Excellent . Will be using again soon xTheresa from Southminister

A big thank you to Karen & Team for taking good care of my Harley & Lexi-Lou. They came back happy, smelling clean and heavier! Which proves they eat well. Was very worried as first trip away but I needn't be. Highly reccomended. X Tina from Mayland

Great kennels our dogs are always very happy there, thank you to all the lovely staff. Sue from Mundon

Came to pick up Daisy (Cat) and she has never been so unhappy.........to be leaving a cattery! Fantastic, can't recommend enough Ian from Cold Norton

Bluissa & Jasper (cats) had a great time at Farcroft for over two weeks. They have been loved, cared for and played with. They have come home with great attitudes, really health coats and looking fit as fiddles. Thanks for the love and care you gave, you will see them again soon! James from Danbury

My dogs have stayed at the kennels twice now, I would never go anywhere else. They come out smelling like baby powder! Karen and her staff are really helpful and friendly. Lovely to see pics on the Facebook page too!!!
Louise from Maldon

My dog Casey is always excited to arrive, and although she's pleased to see us when we collect her I think she's sad to leave too! She is clearly well cared for during her stays which is why we will continue to use Farcroft!
Danyelle from Burnham

My 2 dogs have just spent nearly 2 weeks on holiday at Farcroft and I couldn't of been more happy with their care. I could tell from the moment that I walked in that this was a good place to leave them and I could ser that all the staff genuinely loved animals.....Thanks so much, will be booking my dogs next holiday soon :-) Sarah from St Lawrence

Jonty has stayed at Farcroft twice and he has been so well looked after and come home smelling beautiful. The staff are friendly and it was nice to see inside the kennels, they are immaculate . The facebook page really helps especially when they post photos of your dog. I would thoroughly recommend Farcroft. Shuna from Burnham

Would like to thank all the staff for looking after my boy again. He always looks healthy and well looked after and comes home smelling gorgeous. Thank again. Xxx Marisa from Burnham

If we needed 5 star kennels for our cats or dogs then Farcroft kennels is 5 star rated. Trouble is they are so good i have to book well in advance lol .... But its worth it. Keep up the good work great team you have there xx
Jackie from Steeple

Well jack loved it there will recommend to friends Karen from Mayland

We bought Chewie to Farcroft for the first time last December very nerviously as this was our first time away from him, when we picked him up he was in excellent condition albiet a bit muddy but happy.  We have since booked him in for 2 weeks this march and have just booked him in for the bank holiday weekend in May.  Would certainly recommend.  Staff were excellent and I was able to ring on a daily basis to check he was OK.  Would have no hesitation in recommending Farcrofts to anyone.  During his stay he was treated king the king he is and stayed in the family pen all on his own which was great as he is a very large german shepherd. Ann from Maldon

An excellent kennel/cattery. Very friendly and would not hesitate to highly recommend these premises. Colin from Mayland

Our cat was recently sent on his holidays to Farcroft. He normally goes has a whale of a time and comes back bloody miserable as he's had such a good time there. Unfortunately on his recent jaunt the young fellow was off his food before going. Well I can't praise Farcroft enough for the care and attention he received whilst there. Farcroft went far in excess of anything we'd ever imagined they'd do in terms of care and trying to get him to eat. The last night he was with them he ate some chicken (home made not out of a packet). I can't recommend Farcroft enough. Our cat will not be going anywhere else at all!!! Thank you Geoff and Karen.
Andy & Theresa xxx (and Willow) x From Southminister

We have just picked up our j.r.t,& our cat from Farcroft. Our j.r.t is a rescue dog we have had her 18 months & we were worried about leaving her in kennels as this was the first time for us. But no need to worry she had a whale of a time!!!! She came back happy as Larry!! Also brushed & smelling lovely!!  So a GREAT BIG THANK U . To everyone at Farcroft. Pippa & Libby will deffo b back for there next holiday!! Thanks again to u all !! Alan & Annie. &  Pip,s & Lib,s!! From Burnham

We had the good fortune to find Farcroft when looking for a good boarding kennel to look after our three dogs while we were between homes before relocating to the Middle East. 
It was really important to me to be sure Bailey, Dolly and Teddy would be truly cared for and not just housed, fed and exercised. 
Karen, Geoff, Sarah, Megan, Charlotte, Gemma, Jemma, Amy, Aime and Leanne did a fantastic job and our dogs were really happy during their long stay and even had their own routine when going out to play in the ménage and in the woods. I managed to get to Farcroft to visit the dogs during their stay and it was clear to me that they were healthy and happy. So I was happy. Geoff even did several trips to the vets for us so the dogs could get their annual vaccinations when their boosters were due.
All in all I can 100% recommend Farcroft. They provide value for money and really care about the animals entrusted to them. Plus they will go the extra mile to help wherever they can.
Caroline from Middle East.


Huge thank you too you all. First time Oscar has been in kennels and he has come home after 2 weeks such a happy chap. So happy he will now be coming for reqular holidays. Tiffany from South Woodham Ferrers

Excellent facility with large, clean cages. The staff is wonderful, always very happy. My cat was upset to come back hime ;) Marta from Tillingham

Boomer has just come home from his third stay here. It's always such a hard decision picking kennels but we have been so happy with each visit and Boomer comes home extremely happy and content. All the staff are friendly and give excellent care to all the animals, understanding and remembering each one individually. Would highly recommend. And the photo's of Boomer in the menage shows this. Gail from Woodham Walter

Luther loves it there! Always comes away looking fit and exercised and smelling lovely. Jackie from South Woodham Ferrers.

must admit I have never had any of my dogs in kennels as never have had a holiday my girl being a rescue dog like my others did not want to do this WELL what can I say absolutely so very very happy with you all they will do any quirky things we do for our fur babies anything nothing is too much the staff are excellent I felt at ease I knew she would be looked after it was me that was upset really upset lol she had a ball so very happy when I collected her so you just know they are happy and have been safe and looked after will have another holiday now knowing I can leave her some where secure happy and she will be well looked after highly recommend them xx Margaret from Burnham

Great kennels, good treatment - boys are always happy there. David from Leigh on Sea

We went to have a look at Farcroft yesterday. We were so impressed. The kennels are all clean and the dogs all looked content. Thank you for taking the time to show us around. No wonder you have 75 reviews all giving you 5 stars! As soon as we get some dates arranged, we will be in touch. Thanks againLisa from Witham

Just picked my three dogs up after a weeks holiday. Was really worried about them as they hadn't been before, there was really no reason to worry I saw photos of them on FB which was lovely showing them having fun with a ball and they were in a lovely big kennel.the staff are lovely . Just booked another 3 hols with them . Thank you x Annette (Betty Lola & Frank ) From Canvey Island

We put two of our little Yorkies in here for the weekend of our Sons wedding and as they had never been in kennels before it was a concern but we needn't have worried as they were cared for so well . If the need arrises we will use these kennels again Georgina from Danbury

Left our 2 dogs Milly and Ted for 9 days, was really worried as not left the dogs before. No need as they settled in well. Would definitely use Farcroft again Lorraine from Southminster

We have now put our Ellie in Farcroft twice and she has come back to us a happy healthy girl. We get brilliant feedback as well as some photos. Karen and her team really take the time to understand their guests needs.
These are the best kennels we have used and will continue to do so. Thank you again to all the staff at Farcroft
 Trish from Great Totham

Our 2 cats had a lovely stay at Farcroft, and we loved seeing their pictures on Facebook whilst we were away. Such a lovely thing to do! The staff are always very kind and caring towards all the animals and I thoroughly recommend them. Fran from Burnham

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to Farcroft kennels. Just got back from a week away and picked up our 2 dogs and a cat. Due to flight times we booked an out of hours pick up. When we arrived, all bedding and toys were ready, the cat tucked up in his carrier and 2 dogs on their leads, ready to go, all healthy and happy. Nice to see such a proffesional, caring kennels. Julian from South Woodham Ferrers

My Dogs had a wonderful time. They came back full of energy and nice and clean. Would highly recommend and I will definitely use Farcroft Kennels again. Louise from Althorne

Karen and the team were briilant looking after Izzy who is a bit of a nervous dog who likes her home comforts. I needn't have worriend she was fine and the photos of her on Facebook running around the meadow were just what I needed to know she was OK. Would highly recommend Farcroft  Gill Woodham Mortimer

Our dog Wylie stayed at Farcroft while we went on holiday picked him up Wednesday 13th July very pleased and the staff are all very nice and friendly. Carole from Burnham

Dogs always come back happy and well fed, they look after the dogs well and very happy with service. Mai from Burnham

Our girl cat's emerald and cleo thank you for looking after them and we are very grateful too, lovely serivce from lovely ladies will definitely use farcroft again. Gill & Barry from Maldon

My human takes me to this hotel when she's working and the sevice is top notch (and i'd know, i've been in a few rescue kennels since i was a baby) they bring me breakfast and dinner to my room, treats in-between, I have two long walks a say and because other dogs distress me they make sure i get the whole field and woodland to meself! That feeling you get on the last day of holiday when you don't want to go home is how i feel here! Highly recommend Juke from Burnham

We left out 2 dogs at Farcroft for 10 days and they were brilliant with them. Our dogs like their home comforts and are used to having lots of attention..and they definately got that at Farcroft. Lola would not eat very much so they hand fed her and Megan even came in on her days off to feed Lola as she would only eat for Megan.... Our other dog Mollu didnt seem to like the heat so they put a fan in her cage for her... They kept us up to date on how they were both doing and Karen and her team could not have done more to help settle out 2 for the first kennel stay - would highly recommend them. X Jo from South Woodham Ferrers


Looked after our boy nemo twice. hard to leave your baby with anyone but farcroft looked after our nemo like it was their own.recommed this kennels highly. Thank you again Farcroft! xx Mel from Tillingham

Really pleased with the service offered at Farcroft. They really went the extra mile with our cat, it was his first time away from us and they really looked after him and kept us updated on how he was. Thank you Kim from Maldon


Left my beautiful boy Toby here for 16 days and I couldn't be happier! He hasn't lost any weight and has a beautiful shine to his fur; he's as happy as he always is and we have even booked him in for more stays!! Isobel from Burnham-on-Crouch


This has to be the best kennels everrrrrr betty and bagel love this place they have so much fun seeing the girls getting walked and playing in the doggy pool... when your away on holiday and you get to see pictures of ur dogs/cats I think is a really nice thought... and effort what Karen and the girls go to...betty and bagel have stayed 4 times this year and I would recommend them to the moon and back... thanks so much to karen and the girls can't wait to see u next year xx Abby from South Woodham Ferrers


Willow loved the attention she received, as a dog owner we don't know how well our dogs been treated. What convinced me that Farcroft is the right place for Willow is that she was very excited to see everyone there on her second stay. I knew then that she is in good hands and be well looked after. Thank you Farcroft. Yaron from Basildon.


Thank you for looking after Madge and Mickey our 2 Dobermans over the weekend will definitely be bringing them back this was Mickeys first time in kennels.  Julie From St Lawrence.


Teddy has just come back from Farcroft after his 2nd holiday there!! He's very happy,loves it, and the staff make such a fuss of him. We were talking about how he is when staying there and Teds around with the girls having more fusses......His way of saying to them "see you soon, he's back there in Jan for a couple of days, it's so lovely that he's so happy, it's just what you want when your leaving your much loved pet behind! He goes off his food a bit but the girls put a drop of water on it, then it's gone! Thank you to all of you, so pleased I/we found you. Gail from South Woodham Ferrers.


Thank you once again for your love and care for our cat Rebel during his latest stay with you. He has once again come home a happy and relxed cat and clearly enjoyed his time with you all. Thank you for making our time away from him stess free for both us and him. See you all again soon. Sarah from Heybridge


Our 5 fur babies (2 dogs and 3 cats) Lily,Sky,Milo,Candy and Jasmine spent 5 weeks here whilst builders put right the downstairs flooring in our home. None have ever been in a kennel/cattery apart from when they were in the pound/rescue centre. Obviously due to their past I was really concerned how they would cope. I needn't have worried as they all settled in fantastically. It was me that didn't cope lol. I would recommend Farcroft to anyone, they are real animal lovers it made all the difference. A big thanks to Karen and Geoff and all the Staff. Angel from Southminister.


We have sent Milo our very old Jack Russell (18) next birthday here for years now and he has always been happy and comes home as good as he goes in. I wouldn't leave him anywhere else. Michele from South Woodham Ferrers


We put our 2 Shar-Peis in to kennels for the first time...and Farcroft have exceeded our expectations. We were apprehensive to leave our family pets for the first time but now have no doubts or concerns at all. The staff are excellent, very professional and happy to show us round the kennel/facilities. Sarah and Karen you were both so welcoming, friendly and reassuring. Both Woody and Dug seem to have had a lovely time and we are looking forward to using you again in the near future!!! Thank you sooooo much Amy & Roger from St Lawrence Bay


I have never used a kennels for my dogs, Spike & Bonnie before but Farcroft came highly recommended. I have an 8 year old and a 8-9 month old puppy who was a rescue pup so I was very apprenhensive. The second day we were away I was able to look at photos of them playing outside. They looked like they were having the best fun, Bonnie's smile was enormous. It made such a difference, I knew they were ok and I could relax. It seems nothing is too much trouble to all the staff and both my dogs came home as happy as when I dropped them off. I will without a doubt use Farcroft again and I would definitely recommend them to anybody. Thank You. Lizzie from South Woodham Ferrers.


We have used Farcroft a few times now and the team always look after Boonie well. I love that they post pics of her playing so we know she's well looked after. Natalie from Althorne.


Have used Farcroft many times now for my 2 dogs. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend. Cassie from Maldon


So impressed with Farcroft,i will give them a 5 star rating.Once again a big thank you. Rowland was very happy. Sabina. from London

Absolutely fantastic!!!! Derek loved his stay and didn't want to come home   thank you to everyone who looked after our boy xxx Caroline from Heybridge

Lovely Kennels and Staff, Sally came home happy and healthy and so chilled. I would definitely recommend. Sally from Mayland

Absolutely fantastic!!!! Derek loved his stay and didn't want to come home thank you to everyone who looked after our boy xxx Caroline from Heybridge

I was in tears leaving my Bears for the first time, the second time better no tears this time. I am delighted with Karen and the team who love and care for our fur babies. Thank you so much, they come home happy and never sulk for leaving them for a day/night sleep over. Defiantly be using you again soon. Karen from Bunham-on-Crouch

The girls are lovely and couldn't do enough to accommodate my dog who is nervous, and make her feel at ease. Don't really think my dog wanted to leave! Would never take her anywhere else now as she loves it there. Kelly from Maldon

We can't thank Karen, Geoff and all the staff enough. They have all been Fantastic looking after our 3 boys. Our Dogs loved being there, we wouldn't send them anywhere else. Highly recommended!! Kerri from Southminister

Thank you for looking after Frankie and Wilson. The photos of them you have posted show me what a great time they are having. Doris from Basildon

I was worried about leaving my fur baby in kennels for the first time ,and texted Karen whilst I was away . She got back to us straight away and reassured us that duke was doing well and enjoying his walks . Would 100 % use the kennels again . Girls are lovely that work there x Lindsey from South Woodham Ferrers

The best kennel. I have been taking my dog here for a couple of years now and he has a lovely time when her stays. Always comes home happy and excited! I feel very comfortable leaving him here! Lovely staff! Very accommodating for any of needs! I highly recommend! Becky from Maldon

Ihad to place 2 dogs into kennels after the loss of their human while I searched for new homes for them. I cannot thank the whole team enough for making a very difficult time easier! I have never use kennels for my own dogs, but after this I would certainly use farcroft. Rocky &Jojo where happy content and come in and out of the kennels wagging their tails. Karen Sarah Geoff and the whole team went above and beyond to support and help me and the 2 dogs placed in their care!!  Lisa from Burnham-on-Crouch.

Just collected my cat and dog having left them over Christmas and New Year. It's really hard to leave your pets in kennels at any time but particularly at this time of year. Cannot thank everyone at Farcroft enough, they have both come home very happy and well. Also have come home with a little Xmas gift each - even a special one for our dog, Monty who has lot of allergies and skin problems. He has been given extra special natural treats as well as a tennis ball which is his favourite thing in the world! Such individual attention at such a busy time makes all the difference in the world. Amazing kennels - thank you x  Julie from St Lawrence.

One of the best Kennes/Cattery I have ever used. Superb owners who genunly love their and your pets. They are continully making investments so that the tenants enjoy a happy stay. Hydrotherapy being the lastest addition along with new interiors for the pets. I think I need a sleepover!! Five star buisness good luck in the future. I will be back. Glyn from Mayland.

Our Lola loves staying at Farcroft...She "well looked after" and we've booked her in again for a long weekend in the summer..she gets a nice walkies and doesn't come home smelling of kennels..would recommend Jean from Wickford

Our 2 huskys come here all the time, the absolutely love it!! The staff are so friendly and have really good connections to the animals that go and visit them, my 2 get so excited when they go! Normally when I come home from work they jump around, run about, play fight and howl because they are so excited..I leave them here for 2 weeks go and collect them and I get about 2 seconds of excited and then they want to go back in. I would and I do recommend this place to everyone!! X Tilley from Maldon



Contact and Reservations

Farcroft Kennels and Cattery

 Burnham Road

Latchingdon Chelmsford CM3 6HA


Please call us on:

01621 741937

or email gkckennels@gmail.com