5 bedroom commercial property for sale

Chedington Lane, DT8

Offers in Region of £799,950

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Well presented and established cattery licensed for 50 cats (expandable)
  • Turnover 2015 Over 55,000 per annum (cattery), turnover 2015 10,000 per annum (holiday lets)
  • Freehold with additional potentials sat in 3.27 acres of stunning countryside
  • Superb 5 bedroom spacious family home, 2 x holiday lets, Barn (ideal stables) Paddock extensive grounds and post card views. Recent caravan club status approved

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description
This is an exciting opportunity to purchase an exceptionally well presented licensed cattery and in addition, 2 self contained units currently used as holiday lets and a barn with potential equestrian use and paddock, as well as other possibilities such as caravan club status which is located in the stunning Dorset countryside close to the towns of Crewkerne and Beaminster.

Purrfect Guests Cattery holds an excellent reputation, being large enough to handle all the clients requests and small enough to maintain personal service to all the cats entrusted within their care. The tranquil countryside setting is easily accessible being within easy reach of the A30 to the North and the A35 to the South.

Mosterton is a sleepy rural village approximately 3 miles south of Crewkerne and 4 miles North of Beaminster. Crewkerne offers direct links from its railway station to London (Waterloo) and close to the boarder with Somerset. The business draws its clients from the local surrounding areas and also includes tourists holidaying in the area. In addition, the vendors have a good website and bookings are taken care of utilising specialist software (Cat-a-log).

Purrfect Guests Cattery was purchased by the vendors over 2 years ago, having been an ongoing cattery since 2008 and has steadily grown to its current size, currently 50 cats and has the potential to double in size (subject to planning).

In addition, the purchaser would be gaining a beautiful home with the recent addition of 2 holiday lets which our clients established just over a year ago. These lets are rented to tourists for 6 months of the year, while the other 6 months are offered out on a 6-month short tenancy. Early indications show that this will be profitable with income in the first year estimated at 15k.

Add to this the potential for converting the barn back to stables or a Livery and further scope to develop 8 good size stables and their own paddock. This therefore creates the possibility of strong interest to people within the equestrian sector, who have also a love for cats.

Further potential exists in the possibility of caravan club status and has been granted subject to supplying a drain and water feed. This then gives rise (subject to planning) for potential camping or glamping within the 3.27-acre site. The scope potential here is an attractive selling point.

The cattery is separate from the other outbuildings and the house as they are located within the grounds of the 3.27 acres available within the sale.

Additionally, there is the possibility to gain planning permission to extend the living accommodation. The property is excellent and is only being offered as a reluctant sale due to the owners feeling they have maximised their skills and want to now semi retire.

Purrfect Guests Cattery is a thriving business with bookings well into next year, yet offers the potential for growth as there are large spaces which could be developed to grow the business even further. This business would ideally suit a family of animal lovers, semi retired couples wanting a lifestyle business or the potential as a stand alone business and a means of affordability to live in such a stunning area.

Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the opportunities on offer, which includes the business and the freehold property set in some of the best views around and set in extensive grounds with scope to expand if required, the holiday lets, CL status and equestrian uses.

Registered Numbers
Registered for 50 cats (potential to extend cattery)

Accounts
Available accounts are to year end 2015 and are summarised below:
Cattery
2015 - Sales 55,558 GP 47,754
2014 - Sales 34,729 GP 30,473
2015 - Net Profit 34,006
2014 - Net Profit 16,130
2015 - Adjusted Net Profit 36,205
2014 - Adjusted Net Profit 19061

Lettings
August 2014 to April 2015 the income was 9,408.

May 2015 to April 2016 projected income circa 20,000.

Opening Hours
Monday to Sunday 09:30 to 17:30

The vendors by choice will offer hours outside these times by prior appointment.

Staff
The business is run by the vendors with summer help from part time casual members of staff.

Fees
The vendors operate a system of fees that reduce per day as the number of days increase.

Single cats start from 10.90 per day reducing to a daily rate of 8.00 for stays in excess of 36 days.

Two cats start from 18.00 per day (sharing) reducing to a daily rate of 13.00 for stays in excess of 36 days.

There are also tariff's for 3 and 4 cats maximum per pen.

Property
Chedington House sits in an elevated location outside the village of Mosterton. The property has excellent 360 degree views over the surrounding West Dorset and South Somerset countryside, located within easy reach of the Dorset coastline and major access roads.
The property is believed to have been originally constructed circa 1948 and has been updated to a very high standard in recent years, benefiting from double glazing throughout, and offering 5 bedrooms with the master being en-suite. Adjoining the property are two holiday lets (established 2014/5) and surrounding is a large garden enjoying excellent views over the surrounding countryside. Set in a total plot of some 3.25 acres.

Cattery
The cattery is a Welland Timber construction allowing easy maintenance. The present accommodation offers potential for further expansion and currently provides 28 pens plus an isolation unit comprising 6 family units and 22 double units along with a reception, sluice, store room and kitchen. Each pen is divided by a 2ft sneeze gap and are fully tiled with thermostatically controlled infra-red heaters. The layout is arranged over 3 wings.

The cattery was listed in the 2006 good cattery guide and was built to FAB cattery standards. For further detailed information, please visit Purrfect Guests Cattery website at www.purrfectguests.com

Holiday Lets
Recently introduced is the holiday letting business, which in its first year created a turnover close to 10,000. It is made up of 2 separate holiday lets as follows

North Lodge
Kitchen/Living room with electric oven and ceramic hob complete with extractor fan above, worktops, a good selection of quality floor and wall cupboards, vaulted ceiling and tiled floor.

First floor: Bathroom with velux window and tiled floor, W.C, heated towel rail, Quadrant shower cubicle and hand basin.
Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with double radiators (x2). Bedroom 2 is a twin bedroom. Radiator.

South Lodge
Kitchen/Living room with electric oven and ceramic hob complete with extractor fan above, worktops, a good selection of quality floor and wall cupboards, vinyl tile flooring is fitted throughout.

Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with sliding patio doors.
Bedroom 2 is a twin bedroom. The shower room has vinyl tile flooring, shower cubicle, hand basin and W.C.

All bedrooms in both the North Lodge and South Lodge are carpeted throughout.

Residential Accommodation
A quality residential accommodation which offers the following:

Ground Floor:
Enclosed entrance porch with UPVC double glazing and tiled floor.
Entrance hall with a tiled floor.
Stairs to first floor with cupboard below.
Inner hall with a tiled floor and built in dresser unit. There is also a Biomass fuel burner.

Utility room with a tiled floor, W.C and wash hand basin. There is also an extractor fan and storage cupboards.
Living room with a UPVC double glazed window and sliding patio doors to conservatory, both with country views. Exposed timber floorboards, wooden fire surround with a cast iron fireplace.

Dining room with UPVC double glazed bay window and cast iron fireplace, with a wood block floor.

Kitchen/breakfast room with a range of base and wall cupboards with display cupboard. Wood trim laminate worktops with an inset 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink, integrated fridge, Gas (calor) and electric cooker, with a tiled floor and part tiled walls.

Conservatory with a tiled floor and double doors to the garden with views beyond.
Snug/TV room with a UPVC double glazed window.

First Floor
Landing with access to the loft space.
Bedroom one has a UPVC double glazed windows. Door to;
Ensuite shower room with a shower cubicle, W.C., wash hand basin, vanity unit with tiled splash back and surround, a tiled floor and a UPVC doubled glazed window.

Bedroom two has a UPVC double glazed window and a fitted three door wardrobe.

Bedroom three has a built in two door wardrobe and a UPVC double glazed window.

Bedroom four has a UPVC double glazed window.

Bedroom Five has a UPVC double glazed window and a fitted two door wardrobe.

The family bathroom has a white suite with a corner bath, contemporary shower cubicle, wall mounted wash hand basin and W.C, a tiled floor and part tiled walls. There is also a heated towel rail.

Heating is provided via the recently installed Biomass boiler.

Outside and out buildings
The garden to the south and north east of the property are predominantly lawn, and are bounded by mature hedgerow and stock proof fence, which contain a variety of broadleaf and coniferous trees and shrubs and well stocked borders with the addition of an attractive pond area. The gardens contain a barbeque/seating area with access from the reception hall, all enjoying stunning views over the surrounding countryside.

Adjoining the garden to the north west is a gently sloping L-shaped paddock, ideally suited to an equestrian or other livestock use with main road frontage. The current owners have obtained a Caravan Club Licence with conditions for CL Status. The land offers potential for camping and/or Glamping. Potential for Lodges subject to planning.

Located to the north east of the cattery is a former agricultural shed 91' x 34' with concrete yard area adjoining, providing a range of possible uses including agricultural, equestrian and possible commercial (subject to the necessary planning consents).

Tenure
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.

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Nearest station

  • Crewkerne (1.9 mi)
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ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Redwoods Dowling Kerr

7b Edward Vii Quay, Navigation Way, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YF

01772 399201 Local call rate

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ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Redwoods Dowling Kerr

7b Edward Vii Quay, Navigation Way, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YF

01772 399201 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Crewkerne (1.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ALTIUS GROUP LIMITED, Redwoods Dowling Kerr

7b Edward Vii Quay, Navigation Way, Ashton-On-Ribble, Preston, PR2 2YF

01772 399201 Local call rate

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