About Us



We hope you have found what you needed from our website and decide to choose Hilltop the next time your pets need a holiday.


Following the birth of our son Jasper in January 2013, we made the decision to embark on a major lifestyle change from the drudgery of our office jobs to one which would give us more time together as a family and a better overall quality of life. Christina has several years experience previously working at Aldenham Country Park farm in Hertfordshire, Simon has grown up around dogs and animals have always been a big part of family life. As the owners of 2 boisterous dogs, Rufus, our Irish Terrier and Basil, our Border Terrier we are truly passionate about animals and we decided that a Boarding Kennels and Cattery would be perfect for us.


We looked at many different kennels businesses before we discovered Hilltop, we instantly fell in love with the place and following a few visits and discussions with the then owners, Val & Mick Willis, we decided Hilltop was the one for us. A few months later we concluded the sale and took over in December 2013.


We're really excited about our plans for the future and seeing some of our ideas take shape over the coming years. We plan to share our progress, trials, tribulations and hopefully, some funny moments along the way through our Facebook page here;





Although we're brimming with ideas (some of them might even be good ones!) we'd love to get feedback from previous or prospective customers about what changes or improvements you'd like to see. We'd love to see you if you want to pop in for a chat, or drop us an email with your comments.


Any excuse for a tea break!


Christina & Simon     

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Monday - Saturday


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Sundays & Bank Holidays


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email: admin@hilltopkennels.co.uk
telephone: 01206 250021

Hilltop Boarding Kennels & Cat Hotel

Tenpenny Hill



Essex CO7 8JB


11AM-5PM Mon-Sat only

Just turn up, no need to book ahead