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Tall Pears Farm - RH17


Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale

Key features

  • Stunning cattery registered for 107 cats — (100 for boarders and 7 for Cats Protection)
  • Well established business with income c. £240,000 p/a
  • Spacious and well presented 4 bedroom detached family home set within c. 4.94 acres of land
  • Retirement sale, viewing very highly recommended

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Cuckfield Cattery operates from a deceptively spacious four bedroom detached home, which was built around 1994, although it has the feel and look of a period cottage, such is the design and build. It is set in a plot of approx. 4.94 acres of land (approximate, subject to full measurement) along with a 40ft x 20ft outdoor heated swimming pool. The business and home is only now being offered for sale due to our clients’ wish to retire.

The cattery is located in Cuckfield, which is an affluent and sought after semi rural region of West Sussex, within easy reach of the M23 and M25, along with regular train links to London Victoria from Haywards Heath.

Cuckfield Cattery would ideally suit a buyer looking for a ‘lifestyle’ change business, given the overall property size, gardens, location and the income the business generates.

Cuckfield is a large village and civil parish in the Mid Sussex District of West Sussex, on the southern slopes of the Weald. Cuckfield is situated approximately 34 miles directly south of London and 13 miles north of Brighton. Nearby towns include Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill. The village was an important coaching stop between London and Brighton in the 1880’s.

The business, recommended by International Cat Care, is an extremely well known and very well respected cattery, which has been trading successfully since the early 1990’s. The business benefits from a large database of loyal clients who use the cattery on a regular basis throughout the year and come from far and wide, such is the reputation for the level of care.

A constant refurbishment programme has been carried out, not only on the cattery, but also throughout the property since our client took ownership in 2004 and is presented to a high standard throughout, with four double bedrooms and a large, well fitted country kitchen which has views over the gardens, the swimming pool and the patio area.

Licensed for a maximum of 107 cats (100 boarding and 7 Cats Protection).

Monday to Saturday: 8.30am to 12.00pm and 3.00pm to 5.00pm
Sunday: 9.00am to 9.30am (by appointment)
Bank Holidays - Closed

The business is run on a day to day basis by our clients, along with four full time and one part-time member of staff during the week and part-time members of staff at the weekend.

The main front door opens into a large reception hallway, with access to all of the downstairs accommodation:

A large living room (15’9 x 15’1) with leaded light windows to the front, a brick built feature fireplace and French doors to the garden.

A kitchen/diner (20’4 x 11’8) with rear aspect windows overlooking the gardens and the swimming pool area, along with French doors. The kitchen is a superb size and is fitted with a full range of base and eye level wall mounted units, granite work tops, tiled flooring, an Aga and a built in ceramic hob and oven. There is also a walk-in larder cupboard, twin Belfast sinks, an integrated dishwasher and a space for an American style fridge/freezer.
A utility room with door to the gardens, tiled flooring, part tiled walls, a range of base and eye level wall mounted units, a single drainer sink and plumbing for a washing machine.

The shower room has a side aspect window, part tiled walls, tiled flooring, a WC, a pedestal mounted hand basin and a shower cubicle.

Study/bedroom 5 (13’2 x 8’8) with windows to the front and side.

Stairs to the spacious, galleried landing with a side aspect window and doors to:

Master bedroom (17’4 x 11’8) with dual aspect windows overlooking the swimming pool, gardens and paddock.
The master bedroom does not have an en suite, but given the size of the bedroom and the location of the family bathroom, in our opinion, an en suite would be fairly easy to install.

Bedroom 2 (15’2 x 8’8) with front aspect leaded light windows, overlooking the driveway and rose garden.

Bedroom 3 (12’11 x 8’8) with front aspect leaded light windows, overlooking the driveway and rose garden.

Bedroom 4 (10’9 x 9’8) with a rear aspect window overlooking the swimming pool, gardens and paddock.

Family bathroom with a side aspect window, part tiled walls, tiled flooring, a panel enclosed bath, a shower cubicle,

The cattery is secluded from the main property and boasts a total of 84 cat houses. There are four separate areas, one holding 49 houses, one holding 24 houses, one holding 4 houses and the final area holding 7 houses which are dedicated to the care of Cats Protection cats looking for new homes.

The cat houses are timber framed and have been very well maintained. All cat houses are presented in an excellent condition with pleasant outlooks over the extensive gardens and two ornamental ponds.

There is a dedicated cattery office/reception, a staff room and a separate WC.

Within the grounds of the cattery there are two large barns, one dedicated to storage of garden machinery and the other dedicated to the cattery kitchen (with plumbing for washing machine), travel basket store and storage for cat food.

There is also a superb workshop used for the maintenance of the cattery buildings.

The barns and workshop are all supplied with power and lighting.

Further land to the rear of the plot would be ideal for creating equestrian facilities, as it is currently used for three donkeys.

Freehold, but we advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.

This is a truly fantastic opportunity to acquire a superb family home in a peaceful and extremely sought after Sussex location, along with a very profitable business offering a complete lifestyle change and genuine potential for the future owner to build upon the already excellent reputation.

A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the business opportunity and the location.

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.

Accounts to the year ended 30 June 2016 show an income in the region of £244,000 with adjusted profits in excess of £100,000.

Full accounts can be requested by genuinely interested parties after viewing.

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