About Us


Inkstand Cattery has been successfully operating for over 30 years with the present owners running the cattery as a family business for the past 19 years. We are situated on the outskirts of the historic village of Lenham. For those looking for a cattery near Maidstone, or a cattery near Ashford, we are ideally located, being about 6 miles from both, and our location is convenient for the M20/A20. Our small cattery occupies a peaceful rural setting with views of lovely Kent countryside.


Each cat pen has an individual raised chalet with an enclosed outdoor run. Every chalet has a heater, cosy private bed area and a ramp leading to the exercise area. Between each pen there is a safety area. The door from the pen leads to an enclosed safety corridor. Please note the multi occupancy chalets are for cats from the same household.


We appreciate that people have stressful lives and we are unique in that we are extremely flexible in relation to opening hours, to allow for those who work or are unable to drop off or collect during normal hours. We do not, unlike other catteries, set rigid opening hours. We are more than happy to discuss your requirements at the time of booking.


Our cattery is fully licensed and inspected by Maidstone council. We are fully insured by our insurance company. Both certificates can be produced on request.


Inkstand cattery is a small cattery which we have purposely kept at a manageable size as we pride ourselves on our individual attention to each cat. Some prefer cuddles and some want to be left alone. Each cat is respected and treated differently according to its own requirements as we appreciate that they are all individuals and we are guided by the cat’s needs. Most of our customers, once they have found us, stay with us for years. We have had cats from kittens to elderly cats. They get to know us and it makes it less stressful for the cat to come to a safe environment which they know. We are animal lovers and aim to provide a safe and peaceful environment for your cat so you can be confident that your loved one is well cared for whilst you are away.