5 bedroom commercial property for sale

Appletrees Boarding Kennels, Gambles Lane, GU23

Guide Price £1,750,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Impressive boarding kennels licensed for 40 dogs
  • Fee income is in the region of 104,662, Net profit 62,685 with an EBITDA of 70,400
  • Deceptively spacious detached 5/6 bedroom family home, one double bedroom is used as a self-contained studio, outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Set within 4.5/ 5 acres of land, retirement sale, viewing recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION
Appletrees Boarding Kennels operates from a deceptively spacious and substantial detached property with five/six bedrooms. The business is set in a plot of approx. 4.5/5 acres of land (approximate subject to full measurement) along with a heated outdoor swimming pool. The business is being offered for sale due to our client's wish to retire.

The business is a well known and respected boarding kennels and day boarder operation, which has been trading since the late 1950's according to various aerial photos. Appletrees Boarding Kennels benefits from a large database of loyal clients, who use the business on a regular basis throughout the year given its geographic location and proximity to both Gatwick and Heathrow airport.

The kennels boast a number of different size pens and is arranged as one main block within the extensive grounds, which could also house equestrian facilities. The cattery aspect of the business has been closed for a number of years, although could be easily re-opened subject to meeting the current regulations. All of the units have been well maintained and are presented in good condition.

The business also benefits from an additional income generated by the onsite grooming parlour and is operated by a full time member of staff, although in our opinion is not fully utilised to its full potential and therefore provides a genuine area for increased income.

A refurbishment programme has been carried out throughout the property since our client took ownership in 2001 and it has been carefully executed to high standards with a new modern bathroom and large fitted kitchen.

Appletrees is located in Ripley which is an affluent, semi rural region of Surrey, within easy reach of the M25 and A3 along with regular train links to London. The business would ideally suit a family looking for a 'lifestyle' change business given the overall property size, gardens and location.

REGISTERED NUMBERS
Licensed for a maximum of 40 dogs plus day boarders.

The cattery has been closed for a number of years, therefore any new owner would need to seek confirmation regarding the current regulations before re-opening the cattery.

ACCOUNTS
We have been advised by our client that the current income is in the region of 104,662, Net profit 62,685 with an EBITDA of 70,400.

Accounts can be inspected after viewing by genuinely interested parties.

OPENING HOURS
Open 7 days a week from 08:00 - 18:00

STAFF
The kennels are run by the owner, with a full time manager and several part time members of staff.

PROPERTY
The main front door opens into a large hallway with access to all of the downstairs accommodation. The kitchen is a superb size and is fitted with modern cupboards and granite work surfaces, with fully-glazed double doors opening out to the garden.

The living room is a surprising size offering space for ample seating as well as a fantastic double aspect window with glazed patio doors, giving access to the rear garden and overlooking the swimming pool and patio area.

The remainder of the ground floor is laid out as follows:

An office / bedroom with a rear aspect window overlooking the rear gardens. A double bedroom with a front aspect bay window.

A double bedroom with front aspect window, which is currently used as a self-contained studio with its own private living space and separate bedroom. This was once part of the downstairs accommodation and could easily be converted back into two large reception rooms, bedrooms or one of each.

The self-contained studio has the full capability for someone to live independently within the with property.

First Floor:
A master bedroom with generous walk-in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom. There is a small bedroom which is located opposite the master bedroom. There is also a double bedroom with a rear aspect window, overlooking the extensive gardens, swimming pool and kennels.

EXTERNAL
The garden is a true asset to this property and is believed to be in the region of 4.5 to 5 acres and has been divided into different areas. There is a formal lawn which is well enclosed with a covered patio area, as well as a further raised patio area with a fully heated swimming pool.

In addition, there is further land including an orchard which not only keeps the property private with a beautiful outlook, but would also be ideal for creating equestrian facilities.

KENNELS AND CATTERY
A tree-lined path leads to the main kennel block which is registered for 40 dogs, along with good sized exercise yards for both day boarders and those staying for longer periods of time. We have been advised that the land is around 1 acre in size, which has previously been used as a training run for greyhounds.

Whilst we understand the cattery has traded in years gone by, the buildings are separate and away from the kennels thus providing a peaceful environment for the cats, along with an outlook over the gardens.

As previously mentioned there is a separate building on site which is used as a grooming parlour, which is connected to the mains water and could be used to its full potential to provide additional revenue.

TENURE
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.

SUMMARY
This is a truly unique opportunity to acquire a wonderful family home in a peaceful yet convenient location, along with a profitable business offering endless potential and scope for future owners.

A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the business, location and property in general.

AGENTS NOTE
Please be aware that all sizes quoted are approximate and any interested party should take their own measurements before committing to a purchase of any nature.

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Nearest stations

  • Clandon (1.6 mi)
  • Horsley (2.6 mi)
  • Effingham Junction (3.2 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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Nearest stations

  • Clandon (1.6 mi)
  • Horsley (2.6 mi)
  • Effingham Junction (3.2 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

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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