Leisure/hospitality for sale in Awsworth, Nottinghamshire NG16

Leisure/hospitality for sale
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Property features

  • Well established business comprising of Kennels, Retail Store, Rescue Centre, Cattery and Equestrian Facilities.
  • Set in 9 Acres, Extra Land can be negotiated. Perfect for a Family looking to start a business.
  • Immaculate Double Fronted Detached 4 bedroom Home plus 1-bed cottage annexe set in
  • Exceptional Business with excellent Turnover and Profits. Accounts Available on Viewing of the business.

Property description

Reference - 44369


Set in the delightful and impressive 12.5 acre grounds of the esteemed Babbington Hall, this high quality business and property enjoys the best of locations, comprising mainly of post and rail paddocks plus 2 acres of bluebell woodland, all overlooking open countryside within a conservation area.

The historical Babbington Hall was built in the 1750’s and provides superb accommodation with a high quality, extensive 4 bedroom main dwelling and adjoining two storey cottage annexe, both of which have been refurbished to an excellent standard, whilst the surrounding areas provide excellent kennels, cattery and equestrian facilities. The property lies close to the towns of Kimberley and Ilkeston between Nottingham and Derby, and has excellent links via the adjacent M1. This gives the business an extremely wide catchment area, with people coming from far afield to take advantage of the facilities on offer.

The business has expanded considerably in recent years, and is now registered for 137 dogs and 18 cats, with the kennels side of the business being split between boarders and rescue dogs, both of which are kept in separate kennel blocks, all of the highest standard. The kennel accommodation is suitable for all sizes and numbers of dogs including quiet areas for nervous animals with special kennels for working and guard dogs.

Turnover has been rising consistently in recent years and is currently in excess of £430,000 per annum, producing good profits for the owners. There is still tremendous scope for further development of the business on the internet, plus the development of the extensive equestrian facilities, which are yet to be developed as a business. The American Barn, stables, manège and surrounding paddocks provide an ideal setting for a thriving equestrian centre and would undoubtedly be a popular addition to the facilities on offer.

Registered numbers

Registered for 137 dogs and 18 cats.


Current records and accounts can be inspected after an agreed viewing.

Trading hours

Monday – Sunday 09:00 – 17:00


There are 12 full/part time staff who are managed by the kennel manager.

Building External
Extensive property with 9 acres of land (more available by negotiation). Immaculate 4 bedroom accommodation plus adjoining 1-bed cottage annexe. Complex of outbuildings including kennels cattery, 2000sq ft. Shop with office over, numerous storage sheds and stables plus grooming parlour. Numerous open fields and paddocks and a sizeable wood within the boundaries.

Building internal

There is an extensive kennels, comprising of 8 kennel blocks, 3 quiet areas, 4 shower areas, 4 kitchens, a puppy unit, grooming room and well presented cattery of 8 double pens and 2 singles, all internal. The shop with an office above, is used as a reception, selling pet food, accessories, snacks, hot and cold drinks that can be consumed inside of out on the patio that leads to the children’s play area. There are stables, manège and paddocks. The site is also registered for 3 touring caravans.

Residential accommodation

The main four-bedroom property comprises of an extensive lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom, entrance hallway and conservatory. Two bedrooms have en-suite facilities, one also has an adjoining dressing room. The property also benefits from a basement cellar.

The adjoining 2 storey cottage annexe comprises of a bedroom, lounge, dining area, kitchen, entrance/utility, bathroom and conservatory. Both dwellings enjoy superb views with their own private gardens to the rear.


We are advised that the property is freehold.

We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.


This is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire an extensive, prestigious estate which houses an excellent and expanding business. Viewing is a must to fully appreciate the scale of the property and the business.

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Redwoods Dowling Kerr, PR2 on +44 1772 913296 * (local rate)

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