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Applewood Country Cattery, Holme Lane, DN16


Property Description

Key features

  • Charming FAB standard cattery licensed for 46 cats
  • Beautiful 4 bed detached bungalow & annexe, extensive gardens
  • Pleasant semi rural setting, fantastic growth potential, immaculate facilities
  • Planning permission for 35 additional chalets
  • Advised Turnover circa 13,000 per annum (6 months trading only)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An established and highly regarded FAB standard licensed cattery located in the pleasant semi rural hamlet of Holme which lies approximately five miles South East of Scunthorpe in North Lincolnshire.

Applewood Country Cattery occupies a peaceful yet accessible setting amongst open farmland yet is ideally placed for the neighbouring towns such as Scunthorpe and Brigg with the (M180), major commuter routes and a selection of shops and local amenities close at hand.

The business subsequently attracts regular repeat and also new custom from throughout the North Lincolnshire and surrounding areas.

Having been established by the present owner back in 2007, this well known business has acquired a reputation as the premier boarding facility in the North Lincolnshire area and therefore boasts an extensive and loyal customer base enjoying frequent referrals and recommendations.

Applewood County Cattery is successful due to its good name yet the vendors have made a conscious decision to operate the business in a modest fashion due to their other commitments and only open approximately 6 months of the year. This therefore represents an ideal investment for an ambitious new owner who has the opportunity to continue to build and develop the business from the existing customer base with potential to create additional cattery facilities to increase the licensed numbers. There is planning permission currently in place to build an additional 35 chalets.

There is also the potential to board smaller animals such as rabbits, birds, guinea pigs etc. and establish a retail outlet in the separate annexe. These enhancements will significantly increase the turnover whilst ultimately enhancing the overall profitability of the business.

Applewood Country Cattery would prove to be an excellent purchase for a family who are seeking a fantastic lifestyle opportunity and with this in mind, viewing is highly recommended.

The main residence is a commanding and imposing double fronted detached bungalow which has been modernised and sympathetically updated, providing beautiful family accommodation.

We understand that planning permission has been granted for a first floor extension to the property which would considerably increase the living space and create additional bedrooms. We have however not seen copies of any such plans and would therefore recommend all interested parties clarify the exact nature of any such planning prior to contract.

In addition to the main dwelling, there is also a separate detached property which would be ideal as a self-contained annexe/ office space.

The boarding facilities are totally separate from the home and are split into two main blocks overlooking the gardens. The first block has 12 chalets and the second block a further 7 chalets. The modern facilities are immaculately appointed throughout with infra-red heat lamps creating a clean, secure and warm boarding environment. In addition to the main facilities there are also 2 isolation units.

The four bedroom property has been modernised and carefully updated briefly comprising:

Entrance Hallway

Cloakroom/ Guest WC
A two piece white suite comprising a low level WC and wash hand basin.

Living Room
A welcoming triple aspect reception room which is light and airy with a feature fireplace housing an open fire, ornate ceiling coving and lovely views to across the rear garden.

Dining Room
A spacious reception room with double doors leading to the sun lounge.

Sun Lounge
A lovely light room with delightful views to the rear garden and woodland beyond with doors leading to the patio area.

Breakfast Kitchen
A comprehensive selection of quality fitted wall and base units with complimentary work surfaces, built in electric oven and hob, extractor and a one and a half bowl ceramic sink unit.

Utility Room
Built in sink unit and plumbing for an automatic washing machine.

Double Bedroom 1
A generous room which is bright and airy with a range of fitted mirrored wardrobes and a bay window providing views across the front garden and stream.

Double Bedroom 2
A second good size bedroom with a feature cast iron fireplace and a bay window with views across the front garden.

Double Bedroom 3
A lovely light room with views to the rear of the property.

Double Bedroom 4
A versatile double bedroom which could also be an office/ hobby room.

Family Bathroom
A charming part tiled bathroom with a freestanding bath with clawed feet and telephone shower attachment, low level WC and a wash hand basin.

Separate Annexe Building

A good size detached property which is beautifully presented offering spacious and versatile accommodation. The ground floor of the property offers a good size office space/ reception area with a fully fitted, quality kitchen with a built in electric oven and hob.

To the first floor there is a lovely light double bedroom with Velux windows and an en-suite with a freestanding bath, low level WC and a wash hand basin.

There is also a separate cattery kitchen. This is furnished in the same style with standard units, as the main cattery kitchen.

The property is approached via a private block paved gated driveway with mature trees, established lawned gardens and a stream to the front of the property. To the rear of the property there is a patio area, summer house, garden store, tractor shed/ log store, generous and well stocked garden laid mainly to lawn with a woodland ornamental. We understand that the overall site is approaching one acre.

Licensed for 46 cats in 21 units.

Current records and accounts can be inspected after viewing.

By appointment only.

Managed by the owners.

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 fantastic opportunity to acquire a first class cattery with terrific scope for future growth with a delightful family home located in such a pleasant setting. To avoid disappointment, viewing is highly recommended.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 April 2016

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