Where all little 'aristocats' will be waited on pad and paw, with every whim and purr catered to by the loyal and devoted lady-in-waiting, Mrs Peake!

This beautiful, bespoke cattery has long been in my dreams and plans, and even longer on Mr Peake's 'to do list', finally in December 2015, we popped a bottle of champagne to celebrate the grand opening of 'Downton Tabby Cats' Retreat'.

Situated in Mangatawhiri on a small life-style block surrounded by rolling farmlands, just 12 minutes from the top of the Bombays, conveniently on-route for travellers to Coromandel, Tauranga, or just 20 minutes from Pukekohe, 8 minutess from Pokeno, 30 minutes from Manukau City. Easy off/on access to SH'Way 2 travelling north or south.

Downton Tabby (name derived from the much loved and famous tv series Downton Abby) caters to only a small number of 'guests', who will receive first-class service, in a delightful, bright and airy, meticulously clean, cattery, where they can relax, enjoy a spot of bird watching from the viewing platforms of the large outdoor 'catio', take-in the live entertainment provided by resident alpacas, sheep and chooks, and generally just bask in the 'country cat-mosphere'.