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About Us

We are a small family-run boarding and offer an alternative to traditional hutched boarding, providing our guests with fully furnished 'bunny suites', so they can fulfil their need to hop, jump, explore and play in a home from home environment.

Having house bunnies ourselves we know how our pampered pets get used to the comforts of ‘indoor living’ - So when it comes to their holidays, they want the same luxuries they are used to at home.

We look forward to hearing from you soon

Amanda and Sally

The Garden Lodge Bunny Retreat is in Altrincham, Cheshire, WA14.

Conveniently located 8 miles from Manchester Airport and 8.5 miles from Manchester City Centre.

Just off the A56 - not far from Altrincham Retail Park.

All rabbits boarding with us must be fully vaccinated!

To qualify as 'fully vaccinated'

your rabbit should have had 2 separate injections.

1 injection with Nobivac for Myxomatosis/VHD1 and a 

2nd injection with Filavac (or Eravac) for the new rabbit virus RHD2.

The Garden Lodge

We only board a few bunnies at a time so each guest gets all the attention they need.

We have 3 suites available inside our lodge and each suite is 6ft long x 3ft wide with a raised balcony area - so there is plenty of room for our guests to play or just chill out! 

Everything is provided for your bunnies holiday including *pellet food, oodles of hay, a small portion of greens, toys and bowls. We have small, large and corner litter tray options and everything is disinfected with a veterinary disinfectant or steam sterilised when guests check out - ready for the new arrivals. Please feel free to bring your bunnies favourite toys and blankets along to make them feel at home.

Your bunnies can chill out listening to the radio or totally relax to Zen music and the lodge is heated in winter to keep everybun comfortable. We have camera monitoring and are fully insured and vet registered.

We do offer visits so you can see where you pets will be staying, but unfortunately not during peak holiday periods as this is our busiest time. 

*Pellet Food: We Stock Burgess Adult (Mint), Science Selective (Adult) and Pets at Home (Adult) pellets. If your pet eats a different brand then please bring this with you to to avoid upset tummies. 

To board with us all rabbits need to have 2 separate injections which are given around 2 weeks apart.
1. Nobivac the vaccine for Myxomatosis & VHD1 which is given every 12 months.
2. Filavac  (or Eravac) the vaccines for the new rabbit virus RHD2 - depending on which one your vet stocks.

Regardless of what your vet advises, our policy for first time or overdue vaccinations is that they need to have been given 21 days before their arrival date so they can build up their full immunity and are out of the incubation periods for each virus.

We only board neutered male and spayed female rabbits. This is for the comfort of all our guests.

Any health issues your pet has need to be discussed with us prior to making a booking so we know what sort of problems your pet has and how best we can help them during their stay.


From September to April our lodge is heated to keep our house bunny guests as comfortable as they would be at home. If your rabbit lives outdoors during the winter, please let us know and we can discuss what will be most suitable for them.


We have a large paved area where we can set up our play pen so guests can get out and stretch their legs (depending on the weather of course!) - whilst we watch over them with a cup of tea.




We have a unique 'Keep in touch with your pet' service, available via Facebook or WhatsApp if you don’t use social media.


Please read our Terms and Conditions before making a booking, they may be boring but they are important as they cover everything from payments to veterinary emergencies.


From May 2018 all small businesses are required to have a privacy policy, you can read ours here. 

10th March 2016

Waitrose Magazine - March 2016 

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