Cats at Chastleton

Offa the Cat having a nap

In February 2018 Chastleton welcomed three new furry members of the team. Offa, Odo and Ottoline arrived from a cat rescue centre near Stratford-upon-Avon ready for a new life in the Cotswolds.

Offa, Odo and Ottoline's main duties are keeping on top of the rodent population and lying in the sun topping up their tan. They live in the Gardener's Bothy and we are sure you will see them out and about when you visit.

Otto, Odo & Ottoline
Otto, Odo & Ottoline
Otto, Odo & Ottoline

Our three new furry friends are the next generation of felines at Chastleton after the much loved Charles the cat died in August 2017 after a long and happy life.

Charles the cat
Charles the Cat
Charles the cat

The cats are named after Offa, King of Mercia, the earliest recorded owner of the lands of Chastleton in AD777, Odo after the Bishop of Bayeux, who owned the lands at the time of the Domesday Book in 1086 and Lady Ottoline Violet Anne Morrell, an English aristocrat who funded many artists in the Bloomsbury group. Barbara and Alan Clutton-Brock, the previous owners of Chastleton, were closely associated with the Bloomsbury group in London.