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3 bedroom commercial property for sale

Sandhill Villas, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14

Fixed Price £675,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Delightful licensed boarding kennels & cattery
  • EBITDA £75,000
  • Convenient yet sought after rural location, licensed for 32 dogs/ 40 cats
  • Beautiful 3 bed semi detached home with approved planning permission for large extension, owner retiring

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well established and highly regarded licensed boarding kennels and cattery. The business is located in the delightful and sought after rural village of Thorner in West Yorkshire.

Merizel Boarding Kennels and Cattery occupies a peaceful setting on the outskirts of the village amongst open countryside with delightful views. The business is conveniently located just a short drive from the A1(M) with both Leeds city centre and the airport within easy reach.

The major transport links and neighbouring towns and villages are also close at hand. This ensures the business attracts regular repeat trade but also new custom from throughout West Yorkshire and surrounding areas.

Having been in present ownership for over 30 years, this well known business has acquired a truly enviable reputation and therefore boasts an extensive and loyal customer base, with frequent referrals and recommendations.

Merizel Boarding Kennels and Cattery is successful due to the good name it has established over the past three decades and there is a genuine opportunity for purchasers to continue to build and develop the business from the existing customer base.

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

The modern kennel and cattery facilities are superbly appointed creating a warm, secure and clean boarding environment.

Merizel Boarding Kennels and Cattery is a thriving and highly lucrative business which would prove to be an excellent investment for a family who are seeking a fantastic lifestyle opportunity. The current owner may also consider a part exchange.

This is an excellent business and a beautiful home which is only now being offered for sale due to retirement and viewing is highly recommended at the earliest opportunity. For further information please visit

Registered for 26 dogs in 20 units and 40 cats in 17 units.

Small - Medium sized £12 per day
Large size £13 per day

£ 8 per day

Available accounts are to year end 28th February and are summarised below:
2014 - Sales £31,967 (Cattery)

Available accounts are to year end 31st December and are summarised below:
2013 - Sales £59,275 (Kennels)

Available accounts are to year end 31st August and are summarised below:
2013 - Sales £21,844 (Guide dogs contract)

Managed by the owners with help from friends and family.

The main residence is a commanding and imposing semi detached period property which has been sympathetically modernised to a high standard and provides delightful family accommodation. The property offers spacious accommodation which is beautifully presented with tasteful attractive décor, yet retaining the original charm and character.

Both the property and kennels are fully installed with CCTV and alarms.

The current owners have very recently been granted planning permission to build a 3 storey, 3 bed extension on the property. Even though they have no current plans to carry this work out, this provides excellent potential for the new owners to consider.

The boarding facilities are totally separate from the home with a dedicated reception/ retail shop, which then leads to the kennel and cattery blocks. The main kennels block provides 17 units with both indoor and outdoor runs which are warmed by central heating. There is a separate block containing another 3 units which has tiled flooring and under floor heating.

The cattery is located away from the kennel facilities and provides 17 units which are warmed by electric bar heating. The kennel and cattery facilities are superbly appointed throughout creating a secure, clean and warm environment. In addition to the main facilities there is a food preparation kitchen, laundry/ utility room, a fully equipped grooming room and a staff toilet.

Externally there are four exercise areas and an additional grass exercise facility.

The three bedroom living accommodation has been modernised to a high standard yet retains the original charm and character of the property. The accommodation briefly comprises:

Entrance/ Vestibule


Dining Room - A welcoming reception room which is light and airy with a feature fireplace housing a gas fire and a bay window with delightful views across farmland to the front of the property.

Living Room - A comfortable and inviting reception room with the original Victorian cast iron feature fireplace housing a gas fire and lovely views to both the side and rear of the property.

Office - A useful and versatile working space.

Breakfast Kitchen - This is an impressive and spacious room which is ideal for a growing family. There is a comprehensive selection of quality solid oak wall and base units with complimentary work surfaces. The kitchen has a built in double oven, gas hob and extractor and double doors leading into the living room.

First Floor

Master Bedroom - A charming principle room with a selection of quality built in wardrobes with matching bedside cabinets and views across farmland to the front.

Double Bedroom - A good size bedroom with a range of fitted bedroom furniture which is located to the rear.

Family Bathroom - A spacious and welcoming room which is light and airy with a modern white suite comprising: A vanity wash hand basin with built in solid oak storage, bath with shower attachment, separate double walk in shower cubicle, low level w.c. and part tiled elevations with solid oak flooring.

Second Floor

Double Bedroom - Another generous double bedroom with a walk in wardrobe and an en-suite shower.
All windows through our the property are UPVC and double glazed.


There are private, well stocked lawned gardens with a selection of plants and trees, patio area, ornamental pond, brick shed, a large detached single garage and a driveway providing parking for 3 vehicles.

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 highly lucrative business with a valuable and versatile period property. Only now being offered for sale due to retirement, internal viewing is essential to avoid disappointment.

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