4 bedroom detached house for sale

The Cottage Cattery, Catsborough Cottage, Monkleigh, EX39 5LE


Property Description

Key features

  • Excellently presented cattery, licenced for 36 cats in 17 pens with opportunities to extend
  • Turnover 2014/15 25,540, EBITDA 20,219
  • Spacious and stunningly presented 4 bedroom detached cottage, mature grounds, set in 1/3 acre and stunning rural views
  • Viewing strongly recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Cottage Cattery occupies a picturesque setting approaching a 1/3 of an acre, surrounded by the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, the North Devon Area of Outstanding Beauty and within easy reach of Bideford, Holsworthy and Barnstaple, historic Torrington and the North Devon Coastline

This delightful 4 bedroom period detached cottage occupies a corner plot, alongside a road and country lane. There is access to major routes gained from the A388 and A386 only minutes away.

Due to its excellent rural setting and its first class reputation, the business benefits from over 80% of repeat customers and loyal regular clients, including a variety of affluent people. The business also proves popular from holiday makers staying nearby and wanting access to their pets.

The Cottage Cattery was established 17 years ago. The current vendors purchased it as a lifestyle for their semi-retirement 10 years ago and have enjoyed the benefits this cattery has provided. The cattery enjoys a truly enviable reputation built up over the last 10 years of trading, with an extensive client database and the need not to advertise, relying on its reputation for word of mouth referrals and recommendations.

In addition to this, two recent competitors have closed down resulting in a recent increase in turnover and the vendors have an excellent working relationship with other catteries in the area, often recommending each other if they are full, which is normally the case.

The stunningly presented cattery has been purposely built to FAB specifications offering a warm, secure and clean environment for its guests. The business is renowned for its personal care of the guests and each cat is treated as if they were the vendors own pets. The cattery block has the potential to be extended to accommodate the extra demand that its reputation affords. Therefore it remains the possibility, subject to planning, for additional extensions to both the business and the residential parts of the property.

The sale of The Cottage Cattery represents a superb lifestyle opportunity, with a spacious 4 bedroom period cottage, set in stunning mature gardens with rural views to compliment this lucrative business. There is genuine potential for extension and it offers the possibility for an excellent lifestyle. The business offers one of the most stunning locations we have seen, yet is close to all major amenities.

Only now being offered for sale due to the full retirement of the vendors.

Registered for 36 cats in 17 pens within a purpose built wooden cattery.

Current rates are as follows and are per 24 hour period
Single cat 7.25
Two cats sharing 12.00
Three cats 15.50
Family pen (4 Cats) 17.50

Current records and accounts will be made available to all interested parties, once a formal viewing has taken place.

Monday - Saturday
09:00 - 11:00 and 16:00 - 18:00

10:00 - 11:00

Hours outside these by prior appointment.

Managed by the owner's and occasional casual staff.

A substantial detached 4 bed cottage sits nestled within a 1/3 of an acre of mature gardens and rural countryside, with the cattery located to the rear. Access is via 2 large gates located along a lane at the side of the property.
The cottage has stunning views over the rural countryside and moors in the distance. The property is rendered and painted and has a tiled roof, being previously extended and is in excellent order throughout.

Constructed around 1800 this cottage contains many original features, yet has a fully modern feel about it. The property is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises:

A tiled closed fronted porch guides to the wooden front door. The internal doorway has stunning leaded glazing to the side window.

A substantial kitchen fitted with an extensive range of wall and base cabinets and co-ordinated work surfaces. An excellent country feel with a tiled floor, built in under cabinet lighting, integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher, a double range oven with induction hobs. A tiled terracotta floor finishes the compliment along with the beamed ceiling.

A substantial lounge measuring approximately 9m x 4m. An open fire multi fuel burning stove sets the centre piece of the lounge with its impressive beamed ceiling. The lounge is fitted with quality carpets and has a double door leading into the conservatory.

Half brick, low level walls and ceramic tiled floors with access via another set of double doors directly into the rear gardens.

Cattery Kitchen
Fitted with a range of base and wall units with a work surface. The units incorporate plumbing for washing machines and dishwasher with a vent for a tumble dryer. The floor is tiled and houses the floor mounted oil fired central heating boiler, which serves the heating and domestic hot water. A doorway leads directly to the main cattery block.
Delightfully fitted with a four piece suite comprising a pedestal washbasin, panelled bath, WC and a double shower. Tiled flooring and also having exposed beams.

Bedroom 1
A double bedroom approximately 3.3 metres x 4 metres carpeted. The master bedroom having en-suite facilities inc a double shower, WC and sink/pedestal and a tiled floor.

Bedroom 2
A double bedroom approximately 4.1 metres x 3 metres carpeted, complete with built-in hanging rails and shelving.

Bedroom 3
A double bedroom approximately 2.5m x 3.3m and carpeted.

Bedroom 4
A double bedroom approximately 2.6m x 2.6m and carpeted with over stairs storage cupboard.

Bathroom 2
A tiled quality bathroom with pedestal and basin, a bath with electric shower over the bath and wc. A fully tiled slate floor.

All rooms have radiators.

Set in 1/3 acre to the rear is a personal parking area for 4 cars accessed via the wooden gates. To the rear is a stunning mature garden with excellent countryside views. The cattery block and isolation pens are hidden by an array of tall shrubs. There are an additional 4 wooden buildings all with electricity and telephone point. Sewerage is via a septic tank.

All in all the property must be viewed to be fully appreciated.

The stunningly presented cattery and facilities are located in a purpose built block that was constructed to FAB standards and co-joins the property via the cattery kitchen.

The main cattery is a block which is laid out in 1 wing. It is constructed of wood with a polycarbonate roof and comprises 16 pens and is licensed for 36 cats. Each pen is isolated and has its own lighting and heat lamp within the bed area for maximum comfort.

The main wing consists of 15 double pens all with runs and 1 family pen, capable of housing 4 cats. Each pen also has a heat lamp and separate sleeping areas. The cats have views over the gardens.

A further pen utilised for isolation is over 20 meters away from the main block and can accommodate up to 2 cats.

There are 4 wooden outbuildings which could be used as receptions, storage and offices. All have mains electricity and two have a telephone point. The cattery kitchen co-joins the main block to the side of the house so it can be fully accessed in bad weather.

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.

A superb opportunity to acquire a lucrative lifestyle business set in extensive grounds. The cattery is successful due to the excellent reputation it has established over the years. It offers a superb proposition for the lifestyle client and business person.

The business is being offered for sale due to the retirement of the vendors. Early viewing is highly recommended as interest is expected to be high.

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18 April 2016

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

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Nearest station

  • Chapleton (8.8 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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