4 bedroom commercial development for sale

Longlands Lane, PO36

Guide Price £720,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Fantastic well established boarding kennels, cattery and small animal care, licensed for 31 dogs, 12 cats and unlimited small animals
  • Turnover 2015 79,397 per annum profits in excess of 33,000 and growing
  • Complete stables for 6 horses, sat in 6.5 acres (total inc paddocks) of outstanding Isle Of Wight countryside
  • Stunning 4 bedroom owner's accommodation, post card countryside views, viewing highly recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This is a golden opportunity to purchase an exceptionally well presented licensed kennels, cattery and small animals boarding facility, with an additional local authority contract. With the facilities for equestrian purposes, which is located in the stunning Isle Of Wight countryside at Newchurch, close to Sandown. The business is set within some of the most stunning rural views in the area, not to mention the proximity to the best riding bridle ways on the island.

DJ's Animal Boarding holds an excellent reputation due to being large enough to handle all the clients requests and small enough to maintain a personal service to all the dogs, cats and small animals entrusted within their care.

The tranquil countryside setting is easily accessible being just 20 minutes from the East Cowes Ferry, which links the island to Southampton and the daily hovercraft service to Postsmouth. DJ's is one of only 6 boarding kennels on the island and it is the only one to offer boarding to a full range of animals. It aims to offer boarding to everything from horses to hampsters.

Newchurch is less than 3 miles from Sandown, a major tourist and shopping centre on the east coast of the island. It is a sleepy tranquil village and is home to a variety of tourist attractions like Amazon world.

The business draws its clients from the whole island plus tourists holidaying in the area.

DJ's Animal Boarding was created by the owners in September 2007, being a prior equestrian centre and under ownership of the current owners since April 2007. The business has been developed by the owners in to the current business, showing exceptional growth each year and has steadily grown to its current size. The boarding facility is currently licensed for 31 dogs, 12 cats and a variety of smaller animals, which has proved to not only be popular but also very profitable with little input and has the potential to increase this size if required. This is the only facility of its type on the island.

The business has gained an active database of over 500 regular clients and is regularly fully booked up months in advance. Add to this the equestrian potential of 5.5 acres of fenced paddocks, 6 stables and a sand school, this opportunity will appeal to a variety of buyers.

The 20 kennels are laid out in two impressively spacious purpose built facilities, which offer fully heated pens and has the addition of a separate two double pen purpose built quarantine station.

The cattery is located near the office. Small animals are located within the grounds and have included rabbits, chickens, guinea pigs and tortoises.

Within the reception area the owners regularly board parrots, canaries, and reptiles all adding to the profit. The facilities are located at the side of the site, therefore separating the living accommodation from the business.

Access is via a separate private road making the business totally separate from the accommodation, which has its own separate private drive passing through the paddocks. Their main office has a reception area, an office area, toilets and 2 further rooms

Separate food preparation and storage areas are accessible to all blocks, making the business area totally independent.

In a final addition, the site is fully run by the owners who have minimal staff to aid the daily running of the facilities, therefore offering a true lifestyle business.

The kennels and cattery offers full boarding facilities and incorporates a council contract that is also profitable. There remains within the scope to extend this aspect of the business.

The kennels are owned and run by the proprietors and their son, with two apprentices. This has been a preference for the lifestyle of the owners who are true dog lovers.

DJ's Animal Boarding is a thriving business with bookings well into next year, yet offers the potential for growth as there are large outdoor spaces which could be developed to grow the business even further, subject to a planning application.

There is also the potential to add grooming to the services offered.

This business would ideally suit a family of animal lovers, semi retired couples wanting a lifestyle business or the potential as a stand alone business and a means of affordability to live in such a stunning area. The business will also attract the equestrian client having once been an equestrian facility and offers prime green paddocks, 6 stables with full facilities and a separate sand school.

The spacious family home has been extended by the owners and is finished to a high standard. The views from here have to be seen to be believed.

A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the opportunity on offer, which includes the business and the freehold property set in some of the best views around and set in extensive grounds with scope to expand if required.

This is a retirement sale and the owners will remain within the local area. They will be offering to help with the transition of ownership if required.

Registered for 31 dogs and 12 cats with an open licence for small animals.

Available accounts are to year end 2015 and are summarised below:

2015 - Sales 75,397 plus contract of 14,006
2014 - Sales 68,117 plus contract of 11,773

2015 - Net Profit 11,239 plus contract of 10,773
2014 - Net Profit 9,740 plus contract of 10,615
2015 - Adjusted Net Profit 33,278 inc contract
2014 - Adjusted Net Profit 34,627 inc contract

Monday - Saturday 9am until noon and 15:00 until 17:30
Sunday - 10:00 until noon

Note: Wednesday has no pm opening hours.

Other hours by prior agreement.

The business is run by the owners and two apprentices.

A full list of fees are available to interested parties, however basic fees are as below:

Small dogs 13.00 per night
Medium dogs 14.00 per night
Large dogs 15.00 per night

Day Boarding 16.00 per day

Single cat 7.50 per night
Two sharing 12.50 per night
Three sharing 17.00 per night

Small animals from 2.00 per night

The owners also offer 1 week holiday livery for horses at 20.00 per week.

A large detached 4 bedroomed family bungalow stands proud within the six and a half acres of grounds, with absolutely stunning views across the countryside and is accessed via the private drive running from the private lane.

The property offers a stunning spacious living accommodation with 3 double bedrooms and a single bedroom with side and rear gardens, including impressive views over the paddocks, a garden pond with a waterfall and a variety of outbuildings.

The kennels, cattery, stables and reception area are situated at the rear end of the grounds. There is a totally separate access to the business via a private drive, running alongside a tree line and a paddock with the sand school by the entrance.

We are also advised that the owners have been advised that planners would permit the property to be extended on a single storey.

The impressive purpose built kennels boasts a total of 20 fully heated units. All
the pens have runs and access to a an exercise area.

There are two standard units in a separate incubation/isolation unit, located away from the main units.

An additional 4 isolation/quarantine units are also available on the site. These are used as personal kennels for the owners dogs.

A separate cattery is located in line with the office and offers 6 individually heated runs.

In addition, there is a separate reception area which also houses smaller animals. A kitchen/prep room/laundry room is located at the end of one of the kennel blocks

The office is a wooden construction containing an office area, toilet, reptile room and store room.

There is ample customer parking facilities for around 8 cars and an assortment of outbuildings.

The grounds are surrounded by fields and hedges. The whole area for the dogs is fully fenced with a wire mesh high fence.

Beyond the kennel blocks is where the stables are situated, in a rectangular pattern with 6 stables. Incorporated here is a tac room, hay storage and a tool shed.

A small courtyard is centrally located with a wooden fence and gate. To the entrance of the business area is the separate sand school. There are 6 paddocks surrounding the property. Each paddock is individually fenced.

This extended bungalow family home of 3 double bedrooms and one single briefly comprises of:

A large lounge area leading onto a double conservatory. The lounge features laminated wooden flooring and a large wood burner with sliding doors into the conservatory. The lounge measures approximately 5m x 5m. The kitchen diner offers an open plan space, with the kitchen finished to a high standard with quality fixtures and fittings and a separate utility area.

One of the three double bedrooms is fitted with en-suite bathroom facilities. There is also a separate single bedroom. The master bedroom also incorporates sliding doors into the conservatory. There is a separate cloakroom along with a separate family bathroom, fitted with quality furniture and a power shower. Both of the bathrooms have showers.

The property is set within six and a half acres of grounds with gardens to the rear, with fields also to the front. To the rear of the house is a separate large lawn area fenced off with mature shrubs and borders. Beyond the main house are the paddock areas and also to front of the business. To the front is a grassed area and ample parking.

The main site is accessed via a private drive to the main car park area for the business, with a similar private drive to the house. There are ample exterior buildings to the side of the site, which are utilised for the storage of gardening equipment and boasts a small workshop.

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.

The business is offered upon a freehold basis and will include all assets and business fixtures and fittings. This business and substantial family home is in need of nothing and represents a truly stunning opportunity to walk in and earn.

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Nearest stations

  • Shanklin (2.6 mi)
  • Lake (2.6 mi)
  • Sandown (3.0 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

  • Shanklin (2.6 mi)
  • Lake (2.6 mi)
  • Sandown (3.0 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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