- OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £850,000
- FOUR BEDROOM DETACHED HOME
- 5* SNDC RATED CATTERY
- CAPACITY FOR 95 CATS
- ENSUITE TO MASTER
- JACCUZZI STYLE BATH IN MAIN BATHROOM
- VAULTED GARDEN ROOM
- VIEWING HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - CONTACT THE TEAM TODAY ON 01508 292090
Such a rare opportunity to have the chance to run your own ready-made profitable business from home.
We are proud to offer one of the best Catteries you will ever come across for sale with an immaculate detached country house located in sought after South Norfolk. The current owners are looking to sell after building this business over 16 years due to Retirement. Having been open since 1984, with excellent reviews and repeat business, The Timbers has an excellent reputation.
The property is set back in beautiful gardens and grounds set in over 0 .45 of an acre. There is further potential for a building plot subject to the necessary planning permissions.
Situated on a country lane, near all local amenities of Long Stratton, including schooling and a leisure centre., this is a delight to view. A haven of wildlife surrounds you, with the well-established, immaculate leafy gardens.
The front has been laid mainly to lawn, with well established trees and outside lighting. The rear garden has a seating area. Lawn and raised bed and well stocked borders.
The substantial property offers approx. 1900 sqft of accommodation (177 sqm) with a long sweeping driveway with parking for many vehicles. It offers fantastic accommodation and well-proportioned rooms. Many improvements have been made, to include a large extension to provide an excellent 5 m x 5 m reception room ideal for many uses. Upon entering this home, you will see that it offers lots of light and space. Accommodation comprises of :-
Sitting room - 7.5m x 3.7m
Feature wood-effect fireplace and glass folding doors dividing lounge from conservatory. Bay window to the front, windows to side views through conservatory to the rear garden.
Garden room - 5.4m x 3m
With insulated roof, half height windows, in set lighting, 2 double radiators.
Ground floor shower room
Office/Reception room - 5.5m x 5.5m
Kitchen/Diner - 7.5m x 3.4m
Well fitted with shaker style units, rangemaster cooker and dishwasher.
Utility Room - 2.8m x 2.6m
Shaker style units, tall fridge freezer, washing machine and built in water softener.
Rear Lobby - 3.6m x 2.6m
With light and bright outlook.
First floor Landing
All double bedrooms, with built in wardrobes and cupboards.
Master bed - 3.3m x 4.4m
Bedroom - 3.6m x 2.1m
Bedroom - 3.6m x 3.7m
Bedroom - 3.6m x 2.7m
With a jacuzzi bath and separate walk in shower.
The cattery was completely refitted out in 2016 which should mean that a new owner will have the benefit of many years without the need for further significant investment into the business. The cattery has been formed by a bespoke design uPVC double glazed installation which runs the entire length of the units. This provides good heating and ventilation for its residents as well as excellent visibility. In addition, the design also means that it sits very well in the garden and almost blends in with the greenery and planting.
There are 35 Individually heated and above regulatory size units which can accommodate up to 95 cats with single, double, family and interconnecting units available. There are provisions for isolation units and holding pens as well as hygienic wash down walls and floors to ensure that the business enjoys a 5 Star Animal Welfare Rating as issued by South Norfolk District Council. These are stunning units and a joy to view!
There is a quaint Swedish timber office of approx. 200 sq ft to provide a welcoming reception room and office with desk area, table and seating and a built in kitchenette with range of wall and base units and space for washing machine, fridge and a slimline dishwasher. Adjoining this is an additional store room, a washout room and staff/customer w.c which enables the business to be run independently of the house.
There is also a new timber chalet, which can be used as a separate home office.
Alongside the business the current owners have set up a webite with an online booking facility. There is also a tour of the cattery on YouTube. There is CCTV, smoke alarms all round and ample parking.
The owners inform us that there is scope to increase the number of units if wished.
Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic did see the business close, like all others, it has since reopening reported high booking levels for the rest of the year
With low overhead costs the business provides a very high profit margin which can be further increased depending on how a new owner wishes to operate it. For example, cat grooming or a small shop selling animal related products.
The property and grounds have all been very well maintained and are connected to mains electric and water with oil fired central heating and a waste water treatment plant.
Finally in addition we believe that there is an opportunity to apply for planning consent for the erection of a new residential property at the front of the site based on consent given to neighbouring properties. The buyer will need to make their own enquiries in this regard and whilst we feel that a precedent has been set no guarantee that this would be granted is given by either Barton & Co or the vendors.
We are advised that the vendor does not currently pay Business Rates in respect of this property.
This information has been provided to us by the vendor and any interested party is advised to enquire of the local authority to check the position with regards to business rates that will apply to a new owner.
Viewing by appointment only, contact the team today to book.
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