Farmhouse for sale in Wincanton, Somerset BA9

Farmhouse for sale - 5 bedrooms 5 3 3
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Property features

  • Very impressive licensed boarding and Doggie Day care kennels & cattery, awarded 5 Star by Defra with a beautiful 16th Century former watermill family home
  • Turnover £191,721 per annum (y/e 31.03.20), healthy profits, truly enviable reputation
  • Peaceful yet accessible rural position, surrounded by open countryside with views
  • Delightful 5 bedroom property, approx. 12 acres, potential to convert buildings into stables, retirement sale

Property description

Reference - 47275

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well-established and highly regarded licensed boarding & doggie day care kennels & cattery, which is located in Somerset.

The business occupies a peaceful setting, nestling amongst open countryside with stunning uninterrupted views.

The business is therefore conveniently placed for the immediate locality, as well as neighbouring towns and villages and subsequently attracts regular repeat and new custom from throughout local and surrounding areas.

Having been successfully operated by the present owner for the last 11 years, this well-known business has acquired a truly enviable reputation as one of the leading boarding establishments in the county with excellent online reviews, and therefore boasts an extensive and loyal customer base, enjoying regular referrals and recommendations.

The business is successful due to its good name and there is a genuine opportunity for purchasers to continue to build and develop the business from the existing customer base. There is the opportunity to introduce a grooming service, develop the retail shop with potential to board smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs, birds etc.

These enhancements will naturally increase the turnover of the business whilst ultimately enhancing and maximising overall profitability.

This is a successful and lucrative business, which represents a terrific investment for an ambitious family who are seeking the ultimate lifestyle opportunity. The property comes with approximately 12 acres of land and could also make a fantastic equestrian facility for a new owner to have horses. There are also two lakes that could be developed and stocked for day fishing. All these opportunities really make this a wonderful life changing proposition.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire an established business and a beautiful home which is located within such a desirable setting. Only now being offered for sale due to retirement, a viewing is highly

Licensed Numbers
Licensed for for 90 dogs in 44 kennels and 40 cats in 27 pens.

Current records and accounts can be inspected after a viewing.

Trading Hours
Monday – Friday 07:30 – 11:00
16:00 – 18:00
Saturday – Sunday 08:00 – 11:00
16:00 – 17:00

Day Care
Monday – Friday 07:30 – 18:30
Saturday – Sunday 08:00 – 17:00

Building External
The main residence is a stunning 16th Century watermill tastefully converted and refurbished to a high standard throughout. The original mill house adjoins the property and is held under lease by a tenant, with the vendor owning holding the flying freehold.

The presentation, size and feeling of the property are unique, giving the new owners the opportunity to look after the business and not have to renovate the delightful family living accommodation.

The property offers spacious living quarters which are excellently presented retaining a wealth of original charm and character.

Building Internal
The business facilities are totally separate from the main dwelling and comprise three main kennel blocks providing 44 units with indoor and outdoor runs. All kennels are centrally heated with UPVC doors and double glazed windows with shutters, providing excellent heat and noise insulation. There is a fitted kitchen and food preparation area, with a staff room, separate staff WC, laundry room, and dog bath area with stainless steel bath.

The cattery comprises of 27 pens with electric and heat lamps.

All of the facilities are maintained to the highest possible standard, and the business was recently awarded the maximum 5 stars by defra. Experienced and loyal staff are a great asset to the business. Daily cleaning, feeding and exercise regimes ensure animals are cared for to the highest standard.

Residential Accommodation
The property offers spacious and versatile accommodation briefly comprising:

An entrance porch.

Cloaks/ WC – A two-piece white suite, part tiled elevations.

The living room is an inviting principal reception room, with a wealth of character dating back to the 16th century, including an inglenook fireplace with an oak mantle housing a wood burning stove, television point.

The fitted kitchen has a range of quality wall and base units with complimentary granite worksurfaces, central island with additional storage, integrated dishwasher, spotlighting and a breakfast table.

The dining area has double doors that lead back to the main living room.

The second lounge complete with another wood burning fire enjoys great character. The spacious lounge has an American Oak wood flooring and is overlooked by a gallery balcony again in American Oak, currently used as a study. This could be converted into an additional bedroom. Concertina doors open onto a spacious patio area and well stocked garden with a raised fish pond and waterfall.

On the ground floor is a large double bedroom, that could be an office space, gym or a self-contained annex. Previous outline planning permission has been granted for the conversion of the adjoining garage into a kitchen diner and bathroom that could lead into the ground floor room with dressing room area.

First Floor

The welcoming master bedroom is a charming principle room with large bathroom en-suite complete with roll top bath, power shower, basin and W/C.

The second and third bedrooms are both good size doubles and also have lots of character with exposed timber.

The fourth bedroom contains two bunk beds with a hot water tank and airing cupboard.

The large family bathroom consists of a wash hand basin, WC, bath, power shower, part tiled elevations.

The front of the property houses the separate reception building. This is fronted by an impressive array of plants and shrubs, very popular with custo

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 a rare opportunity to purchase a successful business with a truly delightful family home, which is located in such a peaceful, yet accessible setting surrounded by open countryside.

Only now being offered for sale due to retirement, an internal viewing is essential to avoid disappointment.

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