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A well established kennels and cattery business, located in a popular and affluent semi rural area of Suffolk.
The area in general is well served with main road links, plus rail links to Central London on a regular basis, making it an ideal location to run a successful business from and would ideally suit an owner operator looking for a ‘lifestyle’ change business in a peaceful countryside location.
The business boasts a number of different size pens and kennels, which are arranged in three separate kennel blocks and a cattery block. All of the kennel blocks and individual kennels have been updated and well maintained, thus they are presented in excellent condition throughout.
Most of the kennels are now low maintenance with upva cladding to the outside of the buildings.
Due to the excellent location, the business benefits from a large, regular and loyal customer base, which has increased substantially since our client took ownership, such is the quality of the pens and kennels, plus the level of care provided.
The business also benefits from a four/five bedroom detached two storey property.
We have been advised the property also has gardens in the region of one acre and has little competition locally.
Whilst the current owners have increased the income and profit substantially since their ownership, in our opinion there is genuine further growth within the business.
The kennels is licensed for a maximum of 40 dogs plus additional doggy day care and the cattery is licensed for a maximum of 28 cats.
The fee breakdown is as follows:
£15.50 per day for a single kennel
£19.50 per day for a single ‘quiet’ kennel
£16 per day for doggy day care
£8.75 per day for a single cat pen
Current records and accounts can be inspected after a viewing by genuinely interested parties.
The kennels and cattery are open 7 days a week.
The business is managed by the owners along with a mix of part and full-time members of staff.
The residential accomodation is laid out as follows:
Main front door leading to a reception hall with tiled flooring and doors to:
A kitchen/diner with double glazed windows, a full range of base and eye level wall mounted units with roll edge tops, tiled flooring and part tiled walls. There is also space for cooker and fridge freezer along with plumbing for a washing machine and dish washer.
A front lounge with a double glazed window and wood burner.
A TV room with a double glazed window.
A games room/bedroom with a double glazed window.
A bedroom/gym with a double glazed window. The room is currently used as a gym and is fully equipped with various apparatus.
A family bathroom with a double glazed window, tiled floor, fully tiled walls, panel enclosed bath with shower over, WC and wall mounted hand basin.
A dining room with double glazed window.
A master bedroom (double) with a double glazed window and built in wardrobe.
There is an en-suite with half tiled walls, tiled floor, panel enclosed bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.
Second bedroom (double) with a double glazed window and en-suite bathroom consisting of shower cubicle, hand basin and WC.
Third bedroom (large double) with a double glazed window, built in wardrobe and wood effect flooring. There is also a small self contained living area with kitchenette.
An en-suite with half tiled walls, tiled floor, panel enclosed bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC.
A study/bedroom with a double glazed dual aspect window and views over open fields. The room is currently used as a study/quiet room but could also be used as a small bedroom or games room.
The loft has been converted to provide an additional living space which is accessed via a permanent staircase from the first-floor landing.
There is a good sized private garden which is mainly laid to lawn along with mature trees and shrubs. We have been advised tha
Kennels and Cattery
The kennel and cattery business is well run and comprises of mainly low maintenance pens, many of which have been built in recent years with the expansion under the current ownership.
The kennels have been split in to three separate blocks with a total licence for 40 dogs.
Day care is provided within a separate block and has a large indoor play area where the dogs are supervised at all times.
There are various exercise yards with a mix of hard standing and grass, all of which are fully enclosed and secure.
The cattery is built of traditional timber and mesh construction and consist of 14 twin pens.
The business benefits from a main reception which is accessed via the car park and creates a welcoming area for clients to drop off and collect along with a retail shop which is well used by the locals along with those using the kennel and cattery.
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 ideal opportunity for an energetic owner looking for a lifestyle change business to acquire this well-established and well-respected kennel and cattery business that still offers genuine future growth for any new owner.
A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the business opportunity, owners’ accommodation, condition and overall location.