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5 bedroom commercial property for sale

Dogwood Farm, Westmorland, LA8 9EJ

Fixed Price £780,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Impressive boarding kennels licensed for 60 dogs
  • Healthy audited profits, turnover available upon request
  • Delightful rural yet convenient setting, approx. 7 acres
  • Spacious 5 bed detached farmhouse, rare opportunity, viewing recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well known and highly regarded licensed boarding kennels which is located in the hamlet of Whinfell to the north of the popular market town of Kendal, South Lakes in Cumbria.

Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels occupies a peaceful setting, and is quite literally surrounded by open countryside with delightful views and beautiful scenery. The business is within easy reach of Kendal town centre and with its wide selection of shops and amenities, the (M6) motorway and the Lake District National Park are also within easy reach.

Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels is therefore conveniently sited for the immediate locality as well as neighbouring towns and villages and subsequently attracts regular repeat and also new custom from
Kendal and the surrounding areas.

Having been under present ownership since 2007, the business has acquired a truly enviable reputation as a leading establishment in the area and therefore boasts an extensive and loyal customer base enjoying frequent referrals and recommendations.

Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels is successful due to its good name and there is a genuine opportunity for purchasers to continue to build and develop the business from the existing customer base with the opportunity to also introduce a retail shop on site and board smaller animals such as rabbits and birds etc.

We have also been advised that there is potential to open a cattery onsite.

In addition to providing boarding facilities, the business also offers a popular grooming service which is available to both boarding and non-boarding animals.

Flatt Farm Boarding Kennels is a thriving and lucrative business which would prove to be an excellent investment for a family who are seeking a fantastic lifestyle opportunity.

This is a first class opportunity to purchase an excellent business and a beautiful home, viewing is highly recommended.

Licensed for 60 dogs in 28 units.

Available accounts are to year end 31st March and are available upon request.

One dog - £12 per day
Two dogs - £21 per day

08:00 - 11:00, 16:00 - 18:00 (7 days a week)

Managed by the owners with 5 self-employed part time staff.

The main residence is a commanding and imposing detached farmhouse which has been carefully and sympathetically modernised providing delightful family accommodation. The property offers spacious accommodation which is beautifully presented with tasteful décor, yet retaining the original charm and character.

The boarding facilities are totally separate from the home with a dedicated reception, preparation kitchen, grooming room, laundry room and a disabled/ staff toilet.

The main "L" shaped kennel facilities comprise 25 quality units with both indoor and outdoor runs, all warmed by central heating. There are also 3 separate isolation units. The kennel facilities are superbly appointed creating a secure, clean and warm environment. Externally there is an exercise area and a customer car park.

The five bedroom farmhouse has been modernised and updated to a high standard yet retains the original charm and character of the property. The accommodation briefly comprises:
Entrance/ Vestibule

Utility Room - With fitted cupboards.

Living Room - A beautifully appointed room that oozes charm and character with a log burning stove and beamed ceiling.

Office - A good size room with a range of quality fitted furniture.

Breakfast Kitchen - This is an impressive and spacious room which is ideal for a growing family. There is a comprehensive selection of quality ivory wall and base units with complimentary work surfaces and a one and a half bowl sink unit. The kitchen has a range, built in hob and electric oven, integrated fridge, recessed spotlighting, beamed ceiling and amtico flooring.

First Floor

Master Bedroom - A charming principle room with a selection of fitted wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom comprising of a bath, was hand basin, low level WC, fitted cupboards and tiled flooring.

Double Bedroom 1 - A good size bedroom with a range of fitted wardrobes and an en-suite shower room with a white suite.

Double Bedroom 2 - Another generous and versatile room with a range of fitted wardrobes.

Double Bedroom 3 - A good size bedroom or an ideal office space with a section of fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 4 - Currently used as a dressing room.

Shower Room - A spacious and welcoming room which is light and airy with a shower cubicle, wash hand basin, low level WC, fully tiled elevations and karndean flooring.


Adjoining Barn
This spacious and versatile space is currently used as a workshop/ store yet offers further potential for possible future development subject to being granted the necessary planning approval from the local authority.

Double Garage with a mezzanine floor.

Coal shed

The property stands in extensive grounds with lawned formal gardens, a pleasant patio, private car parking and two enclosed paddocks, one approximately three acres and the other approximately four acres.

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 rare opportunity to purchase a successful and lucrative business with a valuable and versatile property located in such a desirable setting. To avoid disappointment, internal viewing is highly recommended.

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