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4 bedroom commercial property for sale

Thornton Road, DN19 7LW

Guide Price £695,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Boarding kennels licensed for 64 dogs with newly built cattery awaiting to be licensed
  • Turnover £45,633 per annum (y/e 31.12.15)
  • Peaceful yet accessible rural village setting, well presented facilities
  • Spacious 4 bedroom detached property, stables, 5.5 acres, rare opportunity

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a long established and highly regarded licensed boarding kennels, which is located in the pleasant rural village of Goxhill in Barrow upon Humber, North Lincolnshire.

Abbey Boarding Kennels occupies an idyllic setting approached via a private gated driveway and set amongst open countryside, yet is also easily accessible as it is situated within close proximity of neighbouring towns and villages, with major commuter routes and the transport network close at hand. Abbey Boarding Kennels is also close to Humberside Airport, which generates further custom from their clients who are flying out of the airport, making it easy for the clients to drop off their pets on route to the airport. The business is therefore ideally placed for ensuring regular repeat trade, as well as attracting new custom from throughout the surrounding areas.

Abbey Boarding Kennel has successfully operated within the locality for many years and during that time this well known business has acquired a truly enviable reputation, boasting an extensive and loyal customer base, with frequent referrals and recommendations. The modern facilities are well appointed creating a warm, secure and clean boarding environment.

The business is successful due to the good name it has established over the years and there is a genuine opportunity for purchasers to continue to build and develop the business from the existing customer base. There is also potential to introduce a retail shop, board smaller animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and birds, with the opportunity to actively promote and market the doggie day care aspect of the business.

In addition to the kennels, a newly built impressive "Premier Animal Housing" cattery block of 6 units, with potential to extend to 10 has been constructed on the site and is awaiting an isolation unit before being licensed. Once operational, this will significantly increase the turnover and enhance overall profit significantly.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a first class business and a delightful freehold property, which is situated in such a pleasant setting. To avoid disappointment, a viewing is highly recommended at the earliest opportunity.

Licensed for 64 dogs and with a newly built 6 unit cattery block awaiting to be licensed.

Available accounts are to year end 31st December and are summarised below:
2014 - Turnover £45,633
2013 - Turnover £45,045
2012 - Turnover £41,154
2011 - Turnover £30,951

£11 per day (small dog)
£12 per day (medium dog)
£13 per day (large dog)
£14 per day (giant dog)

Mon - Sat 09:00 - 12:00 - 16:30 - 17:30
Sunday 10:00 - 11:00 - 16:30 - 17:00

Managed by the owners with 1 part time member of staff.

The imposing double fronted detached property is approached via a private driveway and set within extensive grounds. The property is well presented with tasteful décor and provides spacious and versatile family living accommodation.

The boarding facilities are totally separate from the residential dwelling and are located in a dedicated building. There is a reception area, a grooming room, a preparation kitchen and a staff toilet. The well presented kennel facilities have both individual indoor and adjoining covered outdoor runs, both larger than the minimal size and are warmed by central heating. There are 2 separate isolation kennels.

Externally there is a fully fenced secure grass paddock of approx. 1 acre in size, which is the kennel exercise area.

A purpose built and impressive "Premier Animal Housing" cattery block of 6 units has recently been constructed, which will be licensed and operational once the isolation unit is added. When the cattery was built, the concrete base was put in place to enable the number of units to be increased to 10, should demand warrant an increase in facilities.

The delightful detached property provides spacious family living accommodation and briefly comprises:

An entrance hallway with tiled flooring, a two piece cloakroom/ W.C. and a staircase to the first floor.

Living Room - A dual aspect reception room with a feature brick fireplace housing a multi fuel burning stove.

Dining Room


Dining Kitchen - A comprehensive range of quality wall and base units with complimentary worksurfaces, a built in range and patio doors leading to the rear patio.

First Floor

Master Bedroom - A generous double room with a selection of built in wardrobes and an en-suite bathroom with a spa bath, a low level W.C. and a wash hand basin.

Double Bedroom - A further good size room with a range of fitted wardrobes.

Double Bedroom - A good size room with a range of fitted wardrobes.

Single Bedroom - A spacious single room.

Shower Room/Bathroom - A modern suite with a walk in shower cubicle.

A good size garage with an up and over door, a workshop, a block of 3 stables, a tack room and a walled crew yard.

There are good size gardens laid to lawn, a summer house and enclosed paddocks approaching 5.5 acres. A training pond and small copse are both used for training Gundogs.

Also situated within the grounds is a detached ruin, which we understand was formally the women's mess for the American Air Force when they were stationed at Goxhill many years ago. The building is derelict and dilapidated, yet may offer some form of development potential in years to come. We must stress that there are currently no plans in place and all interested parties should consult the local authority regarding any such future planning consent.

We are advised that the property is available as a 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 business with a substantial detached family home, occupying such an idyllic setting. To avoid disappointment, a viewing is highly recommended.

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