If you have to board your guinea pigs - this is the best place to do so. Nikkie is the most genuine, knowledgeable and helpful person I ever met - we had to say goodbye to one of our guinea pigs at the day of the boarding and she made the process of boarding other two piggies much easier for both them and us in deep grief. She is always happy to provide pictures and updates. Enclosures are always clean, full of amazing hay and food of your choice along with vegetable diet fit to individual needs. I couldn’t recommend Nikkie more! (Review taken from our Facebook Page)
Our guinea pigs Poppy and Piri had a wonderful time at Crumpets during our recent holiday. We really appreciated the updates and photos of them during their stay. We were very happy with the level of care our guinea pigs received and look forward to using Crumpets again in the future!
Bertie and Gail had a fantastic holiday at Crumpets. Nikki is incredibly bunny-savvy, and created a really personal experience to make sure they settled in well (including their favourite veg and lots of cardboard toys to keep them occupied). She totally understands how stressful it can be to leave your furbabies, and did a great job of putting my mind at rest. Thanks Nikki!
I have already posted this as a google review but I wanted to share my review here as well: I have boarded my guinea pigs at Crumpets twice now (with another stay coming up) and I would not hesitate to recommend Nikki's excellent service to anyone looking to board their smallies. My guinea pigs were given excellent care and seemed very happy and relaxed when I went to collect them. Nikki also took care of a poorly pig for me and she was absolutely wonderful, going above and beyond in looking after my little one and giving me regular updates on her condition. I could not have asked for more! I am so grateful to have found Crumpets and I know I can trust Nikki to take the best care of my babies while I'm away! Nikki, if you're reading this - you are wonderful and I'm so glad I found you!
Elena, Jose & Piwy
Thank you Nikki once more for taking care of Piwy so well. We use Crumpets every time we go on holiday and this gives us huge peace of mind. Piwy is always happy when on Crumpets and he is even disappointed when the time to come back home arrives. We receive updates and pictures of his holiday quite often which is also great. I would recommend Crumpets to everyone, no doubts.
Our beautiful bunny daughter Lils has just returned from her first holiday at Crumpets. We have put off going on holiday and leaving her somewhere as she suffers from gut stasis when moved or when we leave her with friends to look after. But after a year we thought we should bite the bullet and had Crumpets recommended to us through our vet. Even though there were other boarding facilities nearer to us we wanted only the very best and where we could feel confident she was in the best hands so booked her in to Crumpets.
Before her stay I was impressed with the amount of information they required to get to know Lil and her "quirks" so that they were fully prepared for her stay there. I felt like she was in such safe hands especially as Nikki is a Vet Nurse. Throughout her stay she kept in touch every day with updates as to how she was doing and I felt so reassured and confident that she was in the best place and having a fun holiday of her own. Going on holiday has never been the same since having bunnies as I have never fully relaxed always worrying about them. But this experience has taught me that there is no need to live in fear as Nikki made it home from home for her, if not better! I am sure she was almost disappointed when I picked her up to take her home!
I would have no qualms in booking a holiday again now and I am sure Lils can't wait for her next stay in her holiday home. Well worth the journey there, and well worth the reasonable cost- you just can't put a price on peace of mind! Especially with a risky bunny like her. I cannot recommend Nikki and Crumpets enough!
Ella and Alex
Pickles our guinea pig had an amazing holiday at Crumpets. Thanks so much for looking after him so well. He came back with very shiny fur and very calm and happy. Couldn't recommend Crumpets enough. Her contact with us was amazing and we felt super chilled with him there and were free to enjoy our time away and not really have to do much else! 11/10.
Cocoa had a great time staying at Crumpets. She always comes home a very calm rabbit with her fur looking amazing ! We feel so happy to leave Cocoa at Crumpets every time we go away as we know she will get the care and attention she needs.
Thank you so much for the amazing care your provided for Bonnie & Herbie while we were away! I've never felt comfortable leaving them anywhere but genuinely walked away after dropping them with you feeling such a sense of relief that they were in safe hands. They've come home, healthy, happy buns, who most definitely had a good time with you. They'll be visiting again next time we go away for definite! :)
Daniella - Taken from our Facebook page reviews
Excellent service - Crumpets is a safe and reliable small pet boarding service. I left my Parrotlet during the Christmas season and I was always given updates. Clean and well equipped environment. Will definitely call again!
Nicole - Taken from our Facebook page reviews
Thank you so much for looking after Butter and Guy! - they have come home super relaxed and if I dare say... feeling slight holiday blues! They must have really enjoyed their stay!
The updates were really lovely to see and we looked forward to receiving them, huge recommendations
Deborah, Peter, Nicole, Butter and Guy xxx
Becky Harris - Taken from our Facebook page reviews
Nikki is fantastic. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my beloved guinea pig. He had such a good time that he looked a bit disappointed when I arrived to take him home!
Kay - Taken from our Facebook page reviews
Crumpets Small Animal Boarding is excellent! I have complete confidence that my guinea pigs are well looked after in a caring, compassionate and professional manner. It is so important to know that your pets are receiving excellent care. Thank you!
Amy - reviewed on our Facebook Page
My beautiful buns have just returned from their holiday at Crumpets. They stayed in Hazel Lodge for five days.
I had never left them before and was terrified they wouldn't cope with the change but Lola (NDx) hopped straight out of her carry box and began to explore her new temporary home just minutes after we had arrived!
After seeing all the fun Lola was having climbing up on the different ledges and running under the sideboard, Jack (EL) quickly followed suit and, before I knew it, they were both having too much of a good time to say bye to me!
Nikki was absolutely fantastic and gave me daily (sometimes twice/three times daily) updates on how the buns were doing. She even put a video of them up on Facebook so that I could see they were both happy, eating and pooping!
Although they were only with Nikki for little under a week, she went out of her way to get to know both of their personalities, where they like to eat, what their favourite toys are etc etc.
They actually seemed quite disappointed to be coming home with me when I returned to pick them up yesterday! They came away very very relaxed and I even got four/five flops out of the pair of them last night!
Thank you so much Nikki for looking after them for me and you'll definitely be seeing them again (if you'll have the terrible twosome that is haha)!
Our guinea pigs Freddie & Fanny had the most amazing stay with Nikki at Crumpets. The weather was nice enough that they were in a run for the first time outdoors and tasted fresh grass! Once we got them home, we bought a run too and they certainly enjoy the outdoor life when the weather is nice! Thanks again to Nikki for her care & attention when she took care of our guinea pigs. They are looking forward to coming back at Christmas too! oink! squeak! from F&F xx
Once again we used Nikki to look after our rabbits and as per usual we were not disappointed. We can look forward to our holidays without worrying about them! Paola & Russ
L G Clemente - Review from our FB Page
Nikki is such an amazing person! I left my guinea pig Bayley for 5 days with her whilst i went on holiday and was a little apprehensive but had read loads of good reviews so i took a risk and it was a risk worth taking! She sent me email updates about how she was getting on and i knew she was in safe hands! Even posted cute little vids of her too :D
Would 100% recommend Crumpets for anyone with small animals :)
Thank you Nikki!!
Cl Audia - Review from our FB page
We cannot thank Nikki enough for her outstanding care. She goes above and beyond! The pets who stay with her are truly lucky! Her training is the perfect complement to her innate love for animals. Thank you Nikki!
I have used Nikki - aka Mrs Crumpet - several times and now plan our holidays around her availability. Having used one other holiday care provider when Nikki was away before, I can tell you that Crumpet's is the best there is in the area. You can tell she genuinely loves little animals and is devoted to their wellbeing! Thanks for all the K family, and Nibbles and Mollie of course!
Our indoor rabbit Nala recently enjoyed a very pleasant 2-week stay at Crumpets in one of the well-appointed lodges. She was extremely well looked after by Nikki and it was very reassuring for us to know she was in such capable hands. The regular email updates also put our mind at rest. We would be very happy to send Nala there again in the future.
Crumpets is absolutely brilliant, a great home away from home for our three pet rats, who have stayed there a few times and are very comfortable and happy there. Nikki is a great host, really friendly and knowledgeable and very good at updating you while you're away from your pets. It's very good value for money and I'd be lost without it - it works much better for us than hiring a pet sitter, and it's always a pleasure to visit!
We were both really impressed with the friendly, hassle-free experience we had with Crumpets - our four rats (Chris, John, Steve and Rob) were evidently treated to a wonderful week's holiday, and I'm not sure they wanted to come back! The email and photo updates were really reassuring and it was great to be able to provide so much input to their diet and schedule. All in all, it felt like the rats were in very safe hands with Nikki and we will definitely be booking them in for another visit in the future. Thanks again!
We boarded with Nikki for the first time in April. We are rarely separated from our Bunnies and always overly concerned, but the second Nikki took time to find out more about their dental problems I was sure they are in good hands and looked after by a professional with good bunny knowledge. The bunnies seemed to have enjoyed their stay and came back happy and health. We got email updated which was wonderful but I would have liked lots of Facebook videos and pictures :)
We are back in October for another holiday and I am sure the bunnies will enjoy their second time as much as their first.
Thank you so much Nikki!!
Thanks again Nikki for taking such good care of Paddy , Igor and Max . They had such a lovely holiday that when they came home they were so relaxed and went back to their usual habits as though they'd never been away :)
Thank you, Nikki, for the wonderful care you provided to Mochi (hamster) during her 2 week stay. She had large holiday accommodation and tunnels to explore and special treats. She can't wait to return another time! It has been reassuring to leave my last few hamsters with you when I've been away.
Our Rats really enjoyed their stay at Crumpets! They had a lovely big cage to play in and were spoiled with yummy treats too! It was great to get updates and see videos of them enjoying themselves! Would definitely recommend Crumpets!
Pepper stayed with Nikki for the first time, so we were a bit apprehensive, but Nikki was so helpful and professional. She really reassured us, and sent us video/email updates on how our rabbit was doing. Pepper thoroughly enjoyed her stay and we can't thank Nikki enough for looking after our bunny. Highly recommend to anyone looking for someone to care for their pet whilst away! Thankyou Nikki!
Bertie had another little holiday with Nikki while I was away working recently, and stayed for 3 very happy days.
It's always a huge struggle for me to part with Bertie, but he adores staying with Nikki and as soon as we'd put him in his playroom, he'd almost forgotten that I existed, so happy was he with his lovely surroundings!
I'm so grateful for the daily updates, letting me know how Bertie is getting on; it's such a weight off my mind. Nikki is wonderful with Bertie - and all her guests - and I always have a very happy bunny to take home with me.
Thank you, as always, Nikki, for looking after Bertie so beautifully!
Nikki looked after my bunny Bertie last week for 4 nights while I was away and he couldn’t have been in better hands. Bertie and I are very rarely separated and are incredibly close, but with Nikki’s wonderful care, knowledge and kindness, Bertie settled in brilliantly to one of the lovely playrooms.
Although I missed him hugely (and his kisses and cuddles!), Nikki’s twice-daily updates and videos completely reassured me and told me how well Bertie was doing.
Nikki takes lots of time finding out about each of her guests’ likes, dislikes and any health issues and tailors their stays so that they settle in quickly and with as little disruption to their routines as possible. She gives great advice and invests so much time keeping her guests healthy and happy. Whenever I go away again, I will be in touch straight away to book Bertie’s stay. I can’t recommend Crumpets highly enough.
Thank you so much Nikki – I have one very happy bunny back!!
I recently booked the grandchildren's rabbit 'Bubbles' into Crumpets and was enthralled with how much Bubbles seemed to enjoy her stay. I looked her up on Facebook whilst I was away and she was happily distracted munching on food ball trying to get to what I now know was dried pineapple - her new favourite treat. I found this very open and reassuring being able to check on her. Nikki is so knowledgeable and not only looked after Bubbles fantastically well but gave me so many good tips and advice. I was allowed into the pet area to settle Bubbles in upon arrival which was great. It is a delightful place. I could have stayed myself. Thank you Nikki you have a truly lovely small animal 'hotel'. I will bring a Bubbles back and I would recommend you without any hesitation. And finally Nikki you will be interested to know I have even purchased the de-moisturiser, making my own wonderful treats for Bubbles so thank you that and for everything
Paola & Russ
Thanks to Nikki once again for looking after our 4 elderly rabbits. One of our rabbits is quite poorly and Nikki spend extra time with her with no extra charge. We always know they are in good hands and we can enjoy our holidays and not worry about them. We get updates which also makes us worry less. Crumpets is invaluable to us!
Using Crumpets has been an easy stress free experience.
Having 4 rats, I have a large 5 foot tall cage, so transporting it in my car is not an option, but Crumpets is "all inclusive" so I just had to take my babies, and not worry. I had updates via email, and got to watch a video on Facebook of them eating sweetcorn and pictures of them eating ham sandwiches which was great because I knew how they were getting on.
When we picked them up, they were ready in they're travel case with some food scattered around so they wouldn't get hungry on the journey.
Even though Crumpets was an hours drive away, it was worth the journey to have my babies taken care of so well.
Thank you Nikki.
PS. Lionel was sulking after we picked him up for 2 days, but seems to have forgiven us now for taking him home!
Paul and Liz
A big thank you to Nikki for looking after our wee girl Barbara last week while we were on holiday.
Barbara is quite particular and fond of human company (total attention seeker). Nikki was fantastic with her and so knowledgeable. Babs immediately took to her new quarters and Nikki was so calming with her.
We got regular reviews during our break which really helped settle our mind. Nikki also posted a video on Facebook of Babs enjoying breakfast!
We are so relieved we have finally found a great bunny boarding place. We will be taking Babs back the next time we are away in October.
Nikki looked after my two beloved guinea pigs last week. I was so worried about leaving them as they are aged and one is on heart meds and diuretics but Nikki filled me with confidence and provided me with much needed daily updates as I was so anxious about being away from them. Nikki was also very responsive when I emailed/texted questions. They had a lovely stay and we look forward to their next long weekend away stay in October. Thanks again, Nikki
Andrew and Verity
Nikki looked after our giant house rabbit (Poppy) while we were on a week long holiday. The timing wasn't great as Poppy had an operation a day before we left her with Nikki, Nikki made her immediately feel settled, gave her four types of medication twice a day for the week and was a life saver, for looking after her at the last minute. We will definitely get in contact with Nikki when we next need someone to look after Poppy. Andrew and Verity
Such a great place for our Hedgehog, Prickles. We went away for a couple of weeks, and our old minder for her was so grumpy and kept her in a smaller cage all the time. Nikki was happy, passionate, informative and you could tell she loves every guest she looks after.
I wont be going anywhere else in the future. :)
What a great place! I have a giant rabbit and this is the first place that I felt happy to leave her - the custom-built rabbit rooms are fab and Nikki provided a brilliant and personalised service. It was so nice to receive a video clip of Flo settling in and the updates whilst I was away and made all the difference. Thanks for taking such good care of Flo, Nikki!
Amazing place - have used it a few times now, always feel safe about leaving my rat there. Cages are amazing, they have a lot of things inside - lots of things to explore for pets. They are looked after and provided fresh food everyday! She always comes back rested and happy. And the update emails and facebook pictures are great as well - I feel more comfortable when I am on holiday when I read about how my rat is doing.
Thank you Nikki for everything - see you again soon!
Thank you Nikki! (sorry, a bit of a late comment as we've had Freddie stay at Crumpets in October 2014!) Anyway, I don't know who had the greatest holiday in the end! Freddie was all relaxed and happy when we picked him up. Thanks for the great advises about what he liked best in terms of food and games. We can now relax when going away as he is in good hands.
Lisa, Zoe and Sasha
Thank you to Nikki for looking after Ginger and Pipsqueak so well. They had a wonderful holiday with you, and have come home happy and relaxed.
This is the second time I've left my little bunny with Nikki and I couldn't be more pleased. Nikki is great and both times my little one has come back happy and relaxed!
Brian and Bibi have just returned home after a very spoiled break in one of the new playrooms! When we saw it for ourselves we couldn't believe the size of it. There was so much space for them to run around, play and climb. On top of that Nikki took great care of their dietary needs, especially as Brian has no teeth and needs a little extra attention! We already have them booked in for next Christmas and would thoroughly recommend Crumpets as a great and safe place to board your beloved pets.
Riley seems to have enjoyed his stay very much.I had regular updates which really eased my mind over the holiday. He seems to be very playful, calm and well looked after. Thanks for everything Nikki. We are coming back during the year and for Christmas.
Thank you for looking after my Guinea Pigs Cocoa and Treacle so very well over Christmas. It was their first time away but I needed of worried as Nikki took good care of them. I would highly recommend Crumpets to all my family and friends
My bunny Pebbles has stayed with Nikki twice now and both times he has returned home a very happy little chap! Love the picture updates, and it's great to know someone with Nikki's skills has been keeping an eye on him for us and checking he's happy and healthy! We will be back in the new year, thanks Nikki
Thanks so much Nikki for looking after Boris and Lily last month! We always know that our bunnies are in great hands when they stay at Crumpets. Love that they get to have a run around during the day! We really looked forward to the pictures and videos you put on facebook. Can't say enough good things about Crumpets. Thanks again!
Paola & Russ
I am just writing my thanks to Nikki (a bit late...) after my 4 rabbits stayed with her in June for the 4th time. 2 of my rabbits needed care, 1 of them quite seriously. I am so grateful to Nikki who looked after them so fantastically and kept us informed. Thanks to Nikki I have been able to enjoy my holidays without worrying about the rabbits. They are always in the best possible hands.
Paola & Russ
I'd like to thank Nikki for taking care so well of Piwy and her quick attention in an emergency.
Piwy has been twice in Crumpets and he loves it. He comes back home super relax after his holidays even though he used to be a pretty nervous Bunny. I am really confortable knowing that Piwy is in good hands and in addition Nikki use to send me daily emails and photos of him. The facilities are great both indoor cages and the run in the garden.
I am sure that Piwy is going to be again with Nikki soon and I do recommend Crumpets to everyone!! :))
This message is a little late in coming but I would like to thank Nikki for looking after my guinea pig Nora. Nikki is so knowledgeable about the small fury things and really takes an interest in your babies. Nora was quite ill when she came to Crumpets and Nikki really took care of her, syringe feeding her all day and night, making sure Nora was getting the right nutrients. She could not have been in better hands. The regular updates and photos are really great and help you feel less worried and guilty about leaving your babies. Thank you so much Nikki, i highly, highly recommend Crumpets!! :-) x
We boarded our rabbits Eric and Ernie, for the first time last week, and they had a wonderful time. Nikki really takes the time to get to know each guest, what they like, and what they are used to, so that they have a comfortable and happy stay. She is also very knowledgeable, and gave us some great advice even before they arrived.
We loved getting the updates and seeing the photos of them playing on Facebook. It really gave us peace of mind that they were having fun and being well cared for.
I would not hesitate to recommend Crumpets to anyone, and the boys will definitely be coming to stay again!
Thank you Nikki, it is like they had their very own little holiday!
We have used Crumpets 3 times now and have no reservations about recommending it to others. The rabbits always come home relaxed and happy, and the Facebook updates and emails from Nikki keep me happy while we're away! I even got worried that they enjoyed staying there more than being at home! Great value for the care that they get and for the piece of mind that it provides.
A big thanks to Nikki for making our house rabbit, Harrys, stay at Crumpets very relaxed and enjoyable. He came home after a 2.5weeks stay extremely happy and content. It was lovely to receive email updates and see pictures of Harry whilst we were away, which reassured us he was fine. Nikki's facilities are great with spacious hutches in a warm and dry environment. I'd definitely recommend Crumpets to anyone and we will certain be returning in the future.
Sean and Karen
A very big thanks to Nikki who recently looked after our 4 piggies, especially from Ned who was very ill when we dropped him off and progressively got worse during his stay. Nikki nursed Ned back to health and is now as good as new. She even provided us with daily updates on his progress whilst we were away. Without her care there is no way he would be with us today. We would definitely recommend Nikki and Crumpets and will be using her again for future stays.
Ninni the hamster had a great time at Crumpets and came home relaxed and very content. Would definitely recommend Crumpets!
I would like to say a very big thank you to Nikki for taking such great care of my piggies during their recent stay at Crumpets. It's so reassuring to know that she will take the very best care of them, which means I can relax completely when they are with her. They are always so relaxed when they come home, thank you once again Nikki for the amazing care that you provide.
I collected my piggies (Polly and Minnie) after a long stay (9 Dec to 2 Jan) with Nikki. I am very grateful for the outstanding care that my piggies received whilst staying at Crumpets Small Animal Boarding, as this meant that I was able to enjoy my holiday without worrying. During the period of boarding, Nikki emailed me updates about my piggies and posted lovely pictures of my piggies on the Crumpets Facebook. When I collected my piggies, they looked very happy and content!
I feel very lucky to have found Crumpets Small Animal Boarding and my piggies will back to stay with Nikki next time I am away on holiday.
With Best Wishes and Many thanks
Just collected our hamster Dodgie, who spent a couple of weeks at Crumpets over Christmas. Nikki obviously loves animals and is very knowledgeable about them so I had complete peace of mind leaving him there. The area where the animals are kept is spotlessly clean and Dodgie had a lovely cage. Would recommend Crumpets to anyone!
My two bunnies, Nutmeg and Parsnip, came for their holidays to Crumpets last week and I was so pleased with the care and attention they received. Nikki was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the extra care one of them would need with regard to a sore leg, and was able to treat Nutmeg appropriately.
I was especially pleased that they could have an outdoor hutch and run as that is what they are used to at home. Everything was immaculately clean and they seemed very happy and settled when I picked them up. In fact, they both looked quite grumpy when they arrived back home!
It was always lovely to receive email updates and see their photos on Facebook. I would highly recommend Crumpets and wouldn't hesitate to use them again. Thank you very much Nikki for giving me peace of mind whilst on holiday!
My two rabbits spent a week with Nikki earlier this year and they thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Being indoor rabbits they certainly made the most of Nikki's lawn, and it was easy to tell from Nikki regular email and facebook updates that they were having a wonderful time.
One of my rabbits has ongoing health issues and as can be expected his condition flared up whilst being boarded - it is things like change to his environment that bring up his symptoms. But thanks to her vast experience and knowledge Nikki was able to spot the problems as soon as they appeared and take action to prevent things from getting any worse. She kept me updated about what was happening and I was able to carry on enjoying my holiday as I knew my rabbits were in good hands. By the time I went to pick him up his symptoms had all but disappeared and think he would have wanted to stay with Nikki much longer!
I would highly recommend Crumpets to anyone and would definitely board my rabbits with Nikki again. Thanks Nikki, you're brilliant!
My bunny Coco stayed at Crumpets for the first time last month and although I hated leaving her behind when I went on holiday, Nikki is so knowledgeable and prepared and cares about the bunnies so much, that I came away feeling totally reassured. The facilities are great but the level of attention boarders receive to make sure they are settled, happy and healthy, is second to none. I highly recommend Crumpets and I will certainly be taking Coco to stay there again.
Paola & Russ
This is our third time leaving our 4 rabbits at Nikki's and as usual we were not disappointed. We were able to enjoy our holiday and know that they were well looked after. I am so happy that we discovered Crumpets. It is very reasonable especially for the expert care we get for the rabbits. It is their second home!
I've just picked up my very elderly bunny (nearly 10) Zephyr from Crumpets where she has stayed for just over a week. It's the first time I've used Crumpets and the first time Zephyr has ever stayed anywhere other than her home. Nikki has done everything for Zephyr and she was clearly very happy and relaxed there, with a huge hutch, even bigger run, loads of grass and all her favourite foods. Nikki sent me several emails during the week letting me know how she was getting on. The care at Crumpets is second to none and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. Nikki runs her business very professionally but her primary concern is the safety and well-being of the animals. You're a star Nikki!
Our two guinea pigs, Bertie and Barney, have had a fantastic week boarding at Crumpets. It was the first time they were away from home and we were worried about leaving them. But from the moment we met her and were taken through to Lavender Lodge we knew that the piggies would be in safe hands. Nikki is clearly someone who genuinely cares about animals and Crumpets reflects this. The accommodation is clean and spacious, Nikki stocks up on your pet's favourite foods and there is plenty of room in the garden for the outdoor runs which are large and secure. Nikki has also spent time getting to know our piggies and has made her own observations about their eating habits and preferences. She has also introduced them to daily outdoor time in the garden which they love. We were thrilled to see photos of them happy in their garden run whilst we were on holiday, as well as receiving regular email updates from Nikki on how they were getting on. We are so pleased to have found Crumpets, and it has far exceeded our expectations. The piggies will definitely be back for another holiday at Crumpets in the near future! They clearly already miss being at Crumpets as they have been sulking at home for most of the morning!!
Our 2 guinea pigs had not been away from home until now, and they thoroughly enjoyed their luxury all-inclusive hotel at Crumpets! Plenty of food and TLC, they clearly hadn't missed us!
Nikki was great, passed on some useful tips on how to care for them, sent us a couple of emails during the guinea pigs' stay, and even posted a photo on FB. My son really appreciated that as he was missing them like mad. Thank you, Nikki!
Most importantly THANK YOU NIKKI,
From a very happy pair of house rabbits and their family.
Jimbo had the lovely experience of a outside run never had before as we live in a masionette and for the first time had a chew on grass.
Bob bob being a smaller bunny had plenty of toys to play while enjoying the indoor run as the weather never really got warm enough for me try outside however when i visit again i have been promised a playtime outside.
My family kept up to date with how we were settleling and our progress by email which was helpful as we have never been away from home before and we usually play in our houses not in our hutches however i know we will be back to visit Nikki again
We all would recommend crumpets to others the stay was home from home with experiences, love and care that i thought only owners could provide but actually in Nikki we could not have choosen any better once again i thank you and look foward to see you in the future.
Perri, Martin, Sam and not forgetting Jimbo &
Liezl and Michael Ruurds
Our 2 fancy rat boys, Peanut and Noodles, had the pleasure of staying at Crumpets for 3 weeks while we went home to South Africa on holiday. They had a fantastic time! We would highly recommend Crumpets to all small animal pet owners - the peace of mind we had whilst away, knowing that our boys were well looked after, was indeed priceless for us. Nikki and the rest of the Crumpets team really treat your pet like they are their own, with the utmost care, attention and love! We enjoyed the regular email and photo updates we received from Nikki, letting us know what mischief our boys were up to. Peanut and Noodles will visit Crumpets again for sure. Thank you again to Nikki for such a wonderful service!
Regards, Liezl and Mike Ruurds
Charlie and Chris
Thank you so much, Nikki, for having our house rabbit, Butters, to stay for over 3 weeks while we went to get married. We loved receiving the updates about how he was getting on and we were really impressed with the care and attention he received during his time at Crumpets. It's the first time we have used an animal lodging and we are very happy to have discovered you.
Thank you so much for cutting his claws this morning. He has settled back into his home well and has been doing binkies all afternoon in the lounge! He's currently lying with his back legs out in his usual royal state.
Butters will be back for sure!
Thank you again,
Charlie and Chris
A big Thank you to Nikki for taking care of our 6 guinea pigs for two weeks in January.
We were very impressed with the care that they received and the regular updates.
Nikki managed to accommodate all 6 of our pigs and made sure that they got lots of run time. We gave her a challenge as our sole male needed socialising with the five girls and Nikki made sure they had regular through the fence contact!
We would definitely recommend Nikki to anyone needing guinea pig boarding.
Thank you Nikki for having Alfie to stay with you again. He absolutely loves Crumpets - it's his second home! He already misses the luxury of Lavender Lodge but I'm sure he'll be visiting you again soon...
My fiancee and I have decided to leave our hamster Wallis with Crumpets over the Christmas break. We were originally attracted by a very good price and location of Crumpets, as well as by the description of the environment in which pets were kept.
However, Crumpets have exceeded all our expectations:
1. Cages are spacious and clean.
2. Animals are being taken care of on a daily basis by the owner - a very nice, loving and caring woman who herself has lots of pets.
3. We received regular updates about how our hamster was doing.
4. We were informed about food preferences of our hamster which we never knew before.
5. We could always call the owner to ask about our hamster.
To sum up, we would like to thank Crumpets for taking care of our animal, we do recommend Crumpets to anyone who is looking for a safe and high quality pet boarding service and we are happy that we have found a place where we can now always leave our Wallis safely if we need to leave for a while.
Our guinea-pigs, Toffee and Blackberry stayed for the first time at CRUMPETS over the christmas break. Crumpets is very good because they update you regularly which makes me feel more relaxed about if they are panicing or anything.
I find that after Toffee and Blackberry stayed at CRUMPETS they grew a lot more confident.
Nikki was useful to help us know if there is anything our guinea-pigs like, so we will be able to Get it for them.
In the first email i got it gave the information to go on the crumpets website and have a look at the cute pictures of our guinea-pigs and the others that stayed there.
Nikki was very helpful because she gave us lots of names of places to get fun toys and things for our guinea pigs. I am only 9 and i still think that crumpets is a great place to let your guinea-pigs have just as a relaxing and fun holiday as you do.
Boris & Bibi
We've just got back from spending our Christmas holiday with Nikki at Crumpets. It was our third time staying there and we both had the time of our lives!
Nikki is brilliant at looking after us, keeping us clean and feeding us our favourite foods. The best bit was the Christmas day meal, I could hardly move afterwards and for once Bibi was quiet!
When it's lights out we feel very safe and happy around the other buns, guinea pigs and even hamsters.
In fact we love it so much that we're already booked in for our next holidays! It means mum and dad get to go away without any worries because they know we're in safe hands.
Thanks Nikki you did a great Job!
Lots of love
Boris and Bibi, two very happy bunnies x
Huge thanks to Nikki for the wonderful care she gave our two rabbits Dick and Dom. From the moment I dropped them off I felt that they too were going to have a holiday, and when we brought them home they were just as relaxed, contented and healthy as they had been when they left. Would recommend to anyone reading this
Thanks very much once again for looking after Pig! He had an amazing time and loved his Xmas dinner and pressie! Crumpets is def the best holiday home a pig can get! xxx
Dear Crumpets (and obviously Nikki!), thank you so so much for the amazing care you took of my little man (dwarf hamster) Mischief. Couldn't ask for anything better, brilliant facilities, clean and safe environment, excellent care at a very fair price. Thank you so much =) x
Our house rabbits stayed at Crumpets last week. Bunny is 18 months old and very spoilt, Coco is just 6 months. Before their holiday they were living in separate cages and rooms, just having short 'dates' together. However after just one week at crumpets they have come home not only litter trained but as a fully bonded pair. They are now happily sharing a cage and are inseparable. we cannot thank Nikki enough for her expert advice and wonderful care. We highly recommend Crumpets.
It was the first time Bilbo stayed anywhere else whilst we were on holiday and it seems like he had a great time! I will definitely be using Crumpets again in the future. Nikki couldn't have been more helpful in keeping us posted on Bilbo's progress - it was a nice surprise to be updated a few times during our holiday and see pictures of him on Facebook looking happy outside in his run.
As soon as we got him home he was instantly back to his normal routine which means Nikki must have made his two week stay completely stress free. He did hop back in his carrier a few times when we first got him home...think he wanted to be taken back! ;)
Thanks again Nikki!
Paola & Russ
This was the 2nd stay at Crumpets for my 4 rabbits. We didn't have to worry about them at all and we knew they were in the best possible hands! Thanks again Nikki
Pig had another lovely stay with Nikki and co at Crumpets! He always comes back from his piggy holiday refreshed and relaxed! Thanks once again for looking after my main man whilst we go and sun ourselves! Would highly reccommend Crumpets for your boarding needs, they are the best! :) xxxx
A big thank to Nikki for looking after our pride and joy house rabbit AKA "Duster".
I think her holiday was on pair with ours as she in fantastic condition.
We really appreciated the regular updates whilst we where away.
thankyou for doing such a wonderful job. Chocolate was very well when we got back and I'm sure she enjoyed it . once again thankyou
Nikki looked after my rabbit "Sooty" for one week. Sooty and I were very happy with excellent quality boarding services.
I left our two guinea pigs with Nikki last week and they were extremely well looked after. They received lots of attention. Thank you Nikki and I will definitely use Crumpets again.
Nikki looked after our 4 guinea pigs for the past week while we were on holiday. We were so impressed with the surroundings when we dropped them off, we could tell they were in good hands. Nikki is very relaxed and there was plenty of time to talk about each animal and settle them in. It meant the world to us to know that they were getting lots of care and attention and daily exercise while we were away. We also had the peace of mind that as a vertinary nurse, Nikki is so knowledgable and experienced, we didn't worry about them at all. Nikki even took the tme to give us an email update too! We would definitely use Crumpets again, just hope there is room for us! Can't recommend you highly enough, thank you again.
We left our 2 house rabbits with Nikki for 8 days earlier this month and I'm so happy to have found her! She asked lots of questions when we arrived which was comforting and when we picked them up they were so relaxed! Normally they get very scared in the car, but on the journey home they were so calm and so happy. We will definitely be using Nikki again in the future, she did a fantastic job with them and I felt very relaxed leaving them in her very capable care. Thank you Nikki for everything!
Paola & Russ
I left my 4 rabbits with Nikki and I knew that they would be in safe hands. I wasn't disappointed and all 4 of them were in tip top condition, relaxed and obviously enjoyed their time with her and their surroundings. Nikki was very interested in their eating habits, behaviour, likes and dislikes and even where they liked to be stroked! I was so happy when I found out about Crumpets. It is always a worry when you go away and have to leave your pets with someone to look after them, especially rabbits. Crumpets is the perfect place!
I boarded my house rabbit Henry with Crumpets for two weeks in May. He is a rather spoiled and special needs rabbit and Nikki took excellent care of him. I was worried at first - having never left him before but I am more than happy to have Nikki look after him in the future. She kept me posted on how he was doing and even introduced him to being in an outdoor run (which he now loves). I would definitely recommend Nikki and Crumpets.
Just boarded my bunny Rollo with Nikki for a few days and I couldn't be more happy. he's rather spoilt at home and I think he got rather spoilt at crumpets too. he's very active and Nikki made sure he had the most amount of room available and when I picked him up I felt reassured that Nikki really cared about each individual animal and understoods their personalities and needs. Rollo will definitely be visiting again and I've recommended crumpets to my friends.
Thank you so much.
I boarded my guinea pig Bruce at Crumpets for just over a week and he had his best holiday ever. He stayed in Lavender Lodge and Nikki provided me with regular updates which was very reassuring.
As a very elderly piggie, with several ailments, I was quite worried about leaving him, but he received the best possible care. Nikki really gave Bruce the same kind of care & attention (if not more!) that he gets at home.
I strongly recommend Crumpets. For anyone with a 'special needs' pet, like my own, you can be reassured that your furry friend really will be treated to the best possible care. Thanks so much Nikki!
Our pet hamster stayed at Crumpets for 13 days during which we received regular updates and even photos!! Nicky was great with Snowy and I felt reassured that he was in good hands.
I would certainly return to Crumpets and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nurturing place for their pets. Well done Nikki!!
Our two guinea pigs have stayed at Crumpets twice. We’re so pleased that we found Nikki as we totally trust her with our piggies. We can now enjoy our holidays knowing that they are well looked after. Nikki gave us regular email updates, even through Christmas! The second time they stayed at Crumpets, Nikki had also brought in their dry food and the piggies left with a Christmas gift – their very own snuggle pouch!
We couldn’t recommend Nikki highly enough. She’s been great with our guinea pigs and has offered very helpful advice. The piggies second visit was in the new Lavender lodge and we were very impressed with it. Nikki had thought of everything, right down to the night vision camera, daylight bulbs and radio to provide the animals with some homely background noise! Our guinea pigs will definitely be returning to Crumpets again this year. We have no hesitation in recommending this boarding service to anyone!
First of all, thank you very much Nikki for an amazing care you provided to my Sammy.
This was the first time boarding for my bunny Sammy and I was worried how he will settle in, but you Nikki make it very easy for me and Sammy and I believe he had a great time with you and your two small princeses...I really appreciate your care and also updates during his stay.I would only recommed Crumpets to anybody who need boarding for their loved ones. So dont't go anywhere else - go to Crumpets and I'm more then sure you will find everything you need for your pets. Looking forward to visit Crumpets again in the future. Good luck from Dagmar and Sammy.
The Crutchley Family
Biscuit and Luna Lovegood (guineapigs) had a fantastic Christmas at Crumpets. This was their 2nd visit and we always look forward to seeing Nikki. She looks after 'our boys' like a modern day Florence Nightingale and keeps us fantastically updated with their daily activities. She has been a source of brilliant, calm advice last summer when the boys started fighting, and thanks to Nikki's advice, we took the action she recommended and they are back to being best of friends. We can't recommend Nikki highly enough - she is one of life's true gems, a real 'guinea pig whisperer'.
Abbie and James
I am so grateful for all that Nikki has done for our Rabbit,Sophie, and Guinea Pig, Stewie.
Stewie's companion died a few days before he was due to stay at Crumpets. The advice, support and genuine care that Nikki showed even before we had dropped our pets off was reassuring and showed the depth of love and attention they would get whilst in Crumpets.
The email updates were very reassuring, especially after Stewie's loss. Nikki was incredibly kind and flexible with everything and I am sure that both my pets will enjoy their next stay with you!
Our piggies had a great Xmas holiday at Crumpets, and we enjoyed ours knowing they were well looked after. We got regular email updates (really helpful!) and they piggies came back to us happy and well. We will happily use Crumpets in the future and would highly recommend it to others.
A big thankyou!
Greg and Christina
Our guinea pigs Mr. Darcy and Gentleman Pig had a fantastic time at crumpets; they were evidently well looked after, well fed and well exercised.
I couldn't recommend Crumpets highly enough. Nikki was even kind enough to give the pigs a Christmas present - a little snuggle pouch!
I won't hesitate to use their services again in the future.
John & Samantha
Our two guinea pigs Squeaky and Mousey stayed for a week at Crumpets in the Haven. Nikki was kind enough to email in advance to check their favourite dried food and veggies. Not only did they both get to exercise in the outdoor pens with tunnels and toys, but they also had a bath and their nail clipped! Nikki also sent email updates throughout our holiday. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend Nikki!
A big thank you to Nikki for looking after our lovely big rabbit Honey for a week in August. Nikki clearly loves animals and has their best interests at heart at all times. When Honey came back to us she was a very calm bunny having experienced lots of new foods and having been spoilt with lots of attention. Having used a number of small boarding places I would thoroughly recommend Nikki. See you soon
Peter and Poppy have had a great time at Crumpets and have even come home litter trained!!
Nikkis passion in her work shows in every aspect of crumpets from the detailed care of the animals to her keeping us in touch whilst we were away, not to mention tips on feeding and looking after our bunnies. She really goes the extra mile.
I would not hesitate sending our bunnies there again,and infact I don't think they wanted to come home!!
Schnitzel and Chewie (our bunnies)had a lovely time staying at Crumpets. Judging by their behaviour upon return home, they weren't to happy to leave there.
Thank you Niki, for being so flexible with the pick up and drop off. The texts were also great, as they keeped me up to date on how the two were settling in.
I am sure they will be back soon for another visit, when we have to go away again.
Chris and Violetta
Our African Pigmy Hedgehog (Pickle) has spent two weeks at Crumpets and has had an amazing time (probably an even better holiday than us!).
Nikki has been a star; she is extremely knowledgeable, caring and accommodating and in addition to looking after Pickle so well she has also given us some top tips on how to make her more comfortable at home. She went the extra mile to keep us updated by e-mail while we were on holiday which gave us peace of mind and even sat up late watching our Hedgie on the first night until she was settled.
We would recommend this service to anyone and Pickle will be returning soon!
Albert and Poppy (bunnies) had a great time at Crumpets! They were very well looked after and didn't want to come home!
I felt that Nikki took their welfare as seriously as I do and she sent me emails every day/every couple of days just to keep me up to date with how they were doing. I felt reassured that they were being cared for, which meant that I could relax fully and enjoy my holiday! :)
Dottie had a very nice stay at crumpets. Very well looked after by Nikki, she even came back with a new nickname dottie the digger! Would definately book again.
Our mini-Lop Peanut Butter has been so playful and loving since returning from Crumpets. We can tell he was well looked after. Also his fur has never looked better! Thank you Nikki for the many updates while we were away. They were well appreciated!
Ella & Sophie
Our guinea pigs, Carlos and Carmen had a wonderful time at Crumpets! When we came back, we could tell that they were well looked after! I'm sure they were disappointed to leave Crumpets!!
Muffin had an amazing time at Crumpets I bet she still wishes she was still there. She was very calm and relaxed and enjoyed the food a great deal. Thank you so much Love Sophie xxx
P.S Thanks for the parsley. Muffin xx
Paella stayed at Crumpets during a long weekend holiday.
Nikki was really nice and she kept us up to date on how Paella was doing while we were away.
Our bunny had a great time and I was really well looked after.
Our bunny Alfie had a great time at Crumpets whilst we were away on holiday - he even got a suntan from all the time he spent out in the run!
We didn't worry about him at all whilst we were away as Nikki knew exactly what she was doing. The email updates were also very reassuring.
We definitely recommend this service and Alfie will be enjoying many more holidays at Crumpets in the future!
Jacqui & Pete
Having hunted around for sometime to find a guinea pig boarding home that we were happy to send our two precious boys to while we were away, we found Crumpets. From the beginning Nikki really made us feel confident that we would be leaving them in safe hands. The cage was great (we've just placed an order online for the 'Ivy cage' as they enjoyed it so much), and it was great that they got to enjoy time outside and eat grass all day long when the weather was good! The regular updates were really reassuring, and it was good to read their food and behaviour diary when we got back. Nikki was obviously really attentive to their needs, and took great care of them.
We will definitely be sending Mr Marilyn and Mr Audrey to Crumpets when we go on our next holiday!
Really recommend Crumpets small boarding! My piggy had such a good time, and loved running around in the grass and being pampered! Service was excellent and Nikki kindly sent me email updates whilst I was on holidays with photos so I could see what my pig was getting up to on his holiday! Also received a little diary of his daily activities and Nikki ensure his dry food was stocked and even took note of his favourite veggies! Will definitely use again. My pig can't wait to go back! :)
I love Crumpets Small Animal Boarding! I was never too sure of leaving my piggies in boarding places in the past as i never got the feeling they would be looked after the same way i look after and care for them, ..until I met Nikki and her wonderful boarding service! :)
I honestly felt my piggies were not just safe but also happy and cared for properly! And even more i loved the fact that they have had some times outdoors on the grass, as I don t have a garden where they can run around.
Oscar, Mango and Kiwi will definitely love to come back and hop on the grass a bit more!
BEST BOARDING SERVICE EVER!!
What a wonderful place. Nikki, you are a star. Thumper has been so very well looked after.He has had a ball. You are so caring & it showed when we collected Thumper. He looked healthy, had been spoilt & had a lovely varied diet as well as toys & attention. What more could you ask for when leaving your pet boarding. I was given your number by our vet, I will be contacting them to inform them how fantastic you are & would only send Thumper to you for boarding in the future. Thank you so much for everything.
Ali and Alan
After struggling to find soemwhere suitable to board our wee bunnie Bertie I saw an advert for Crumpets in our local pet shop. After seeing so many places online that are simply not set up in the animals best interests, Crumpets was just what we were looking for. Nikki did a great job of making Bertie's stay an enjoyable one and it gave us piece of mind knowing that he was being looked after by someone who obviously knows their bunnies. We also got a report at the end of his stay telling us what he had been up to which was lovely. We will be booking Bertie back in for another stay at Crumpets very soon.
i felt like lavender was well protected,and had a kind
owner to cuddle her well!!!!!!!!!And i liked getting emails!
Lewis and Lizzy
Blackie and Coco really enjoyed their penthouse spa break! They are a very energetic pair of bunnies and really enjoyed all the space they had to scamper around. They are ladies who love their food and they weren't disappointed with their gourmet spread with new foods to try out.
It's a worry to leave a beloved pet while swanning off on holiday so we were thrilled that they could have a little holiday of their own. The hutch was lovely and Nikki looked after them really well. She obviously knows her bunnies! I suspect they were a bit disappointed when they got home!
What a lovely small animal boarding house.We were going on holiday and had to arrange a place to stay for our rabbit.It was during an Easter holiday and we had nobody to leave our rabbit with,Nikki has arranged a place for our rabbit during my phone call.What a lovely environment,our adorable rabbit was in great care and we did not worry at all,we also had updates every day on his food and behavior.We will be definitely coming back and the boarding house is highly recommended
Serap & Nico
Our two little bunnies Cookie and Smartie were boarding at Crumpets for two weeks in April/May. We had to arrange this 'holiday' for the bunnies on a very short notice and Nikki was very helpful to accommodate.
Our bunnies were taken care of very well by Nikki during those two weeks and we did not have to worry about anything. Nikki kept us up to date with regular emails and kept a diary of Cookie's and Smartie's behaviour and diet during their stay.
The fact that Nikki is a fully qualified vet nurse and that Crumpets is fully insured and that veterinary costs, if suddenly required, would be covered is a very reassuring benefit.
We and our two bunnies would be very happy to use Nikki's services again in the future.
I left my guinea pig Blinky with Nikki while i was away. In the past my piggie has often been a bit annoyed at me when i went to collect him. This time he was very happy so i know he was very well cared for. He had a lot of space to run around and play in with his own guinea pig run and Nikki sent me an update to let me know how he was doing and she also kept a diary of his activity for the period he was there. i will definitely be using Nikki's services again because it seems my piggie loved boarding there.
Myself and my wife have always struggled to find someone to care for our Guinea Pig's whilst going away. We got in contact with Nicola and straight away felt they would be well cared for, we aslo had piece of mind when we found Nicola is a fully qualified Vet nurse. Molly and Darwin really enjoyed their stay over the easter break and have pre booked for our August break to miss disapointment.
Well Done Nikki with Crumpets. I have known Nikki for many years and worked with her for many years also. Shes one of the best Vet Nurses I've known. She cares for animals very much and treats her guests like they are her own. I would trust her with my pets 110 percent. You can go on holiday knowing that your loved one is being looked after in safe hands and also being given the 5* treatment.
Good Luck Nikki xx
Pete and Jo
We couldn't recommend Crumpets highly enough. Nikki is extremely kind and went over and above our expectations of making sure our piggy was happy and settled whilst we were away. We could tell Cornelia had enjoyed her own little holiday! Thank you.
I was so pleased that I found Crumpet's for my gpig. Nicky was really nice and Amber really enjoyed her stay. The hutch was as described and very clean. I would certainly recommend her to others and Amber will be going for another holiday in August! Thanks.