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3 bedroom commercial property for sale

Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9

Offers Over £235,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Well established kennels and cattery, registered for 25 dogs and 30 cats
  • Registration allows for multi occupancy in kennels and chalets ( family groups)
  • Excellent reputation, ideal lifestyle business
  • 3 bedroom owners cottage, viewing recommended
  • Turnover 2017 is estimated to be over £36,500

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Limekiln Kennels and Cattery is an extremely well run business that has been established for over 15 years. The current vendors purchased the business in 2014, and have doubled the turnover since taking over. The business has built an excellent reputation with local pet owners, along with establishing a fantastic working relationship with the local police force and animal rescue organisations.

The property has been placed on the market due to the current proprietor's impending wish to return to their home town. The business trades throughout the year and enjoys repeat custom from a loyal base of clientele. Additional marketing is carried out through its own informative facebook page.

Limekilns is set in a rural location on the outskirts of Stranraer. The business is well located off the A75 main Dumfries to Stranraer road.

Stranraer is a town in Inch, Wigtownshire, in the west of Dumfries and Galloway, southwest Scotland. It lies on the shores of Loch Ryan, Stranraer is Dumfries and Galloway's second-largest town, with a population including the surrounding area of nearly 13,000.

Stranraer is an administrative centre for the West Galloway Wigtownshire area of Dumfries and Galloway. It is best known as having been a ferry port connecting Scotland with Belfast.

Limekilns Kennels and Cattery trade throughout the year from a good mix of both dog and cat boarders. The business offers accommodation for both dogs and cats from single night stays to longer stays dependant on their clients' needs.

Although the business is trading well, there is scope to increase the business and property to accommodate more dogs and cats. The business is fully licenced and insured.

The business has an ongoing agreement with local Police and Animal Rescue, securing three permanent kennels. For this the business receives £5,000 pa by standing order.

Accounts are available on request after a formal viewing has taken place.

Turnover 2017 is estimated to be over £36,500.

The business operates 7 days a week.
Mon - Sat 9:00 - 12:00 then 4:00 - 6:00
Sun 9:00 - 12:00

The current vendors operate the business by themselves.

Limekiln Kennels is in a rural location. The owners home is a traditionally built stone cottage, set over the ground floor. The main entrance is from the front, leading through a small vestibule into the kitchen.

The kitchen is of good proportions, and comes fully equipped with integrated appliances and fitted wall and floor cupboards. To the left of the kitchen you will find the well sized lounge of the property. The lounge is well presented and features a solid fuel stove.

To the right of the kitchen you will find a long hallway. Off the hallway you will find three well sized double bedrooms along with a family bathroom with white three-piece suite. The bathroom further benefits from a separate shower cubicle with electric shower.

The house is well presented with neutral décor. The house benefits from new cavity wall insulation installed by the current vendors in early 2015.

The business is housed in three separate buildings to the rear of the property. Business access is via a well presented reception area. The kennel block is of stone construction and has 12 kennel units, all with external runs. To the left of the kennels the cattery is of timber construction. The cattery has 14 chalets. There is a food preparation kitchen in the kennels. Both kennels and cattery benefit from having electric heating and light. The business buildings have both been upgraded and refurbished by the current vendor.

To the top of the rear gardens, there is an additional kennel area. This kennel, offers an additional three kennels. These are used for strays and rescue animals brought in by the Police and Animal Rescue. To the left of these kennels there is a fourth timber building. This building is currently used as storage, but could be easily converted to offer more boarding space.

The front of the premises leads straight to street with ample off street parking on the verge for both owners and customers. To the rear there is a garden area and patio. Owner access to the business is via door from the rear of the property.

The property is held on the Scottish equivalent of Freehold.

The sale of Limekiln kennels offers a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality, beautifully presented business and property, which is trading well but with potential for expansion of the business. It benefits from its highly desirable location and reputation as one of the region's best kennels and cattery, with a reputation for excellence.

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