Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this popular cattery and dog breeding business, which is ideally situated within approximately 3 acres of land in the village of Newton, near Preston.
The business was established by our clients in 2013 and is only now being offered to the market, due to our clients' family commitments. The business operates 7 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £33,000 per annum, as per the 2017 accounts. The turnover is for the cattery side of the business only, the dog breeding side has not long been created and is expected to increase the business income substantially.
Our clients' offer cattery care and dog breeding facilities, with 14 chalets for the cats and 10 double kennels for dogs.
The Cattery chalets are built on two levels with a private sleeping area in the upper level. The ground floor area containing scratch post, toys and eating area. The cattery is built to F.A.B specifications and to a very high standard. The premises are registered for 30 cats and includes a double isolation unit.
The kennel building is built to Council specifications with 10 double sized kennels of which 3 are designated Whelping rooms. The building is well insulated and also contains a large play room and kitchen area with hot and cold water. The lighting for the building is to the latest LED quality inside and LED floodlighting outside. The building is fully alarmed with CCTV cameras. The building is set within a large grassed area for dog socialization and exercise. The Council planning permission at present is for a dog breeding establishment but the premises could easily be used for dog boarding / doggy day care or an extension to the Cattery business with the relevant permissions being sought.
The owners' accommodation consists of a large lounge with log burner, a dining room with patio doors into a private garden, a fully fitted kitchen with gas AGA, bathroom and 3 double bedrooms. The property is very well maintained and decorated to a very high standard throughout.
We are advised that our client regularly turns away business as they didn't have enough capacity, although there is a block of 3 large stables adjacent to the cattery which could be converted into further cat chalets and could increase the turnover significantly.
The cattery has built up an excellent reputation within the area for the very high quality of care offered, which has resulted in a loyal client base, with a high amount of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
The cattery already has an excellent and very informative website in place to advertise the business at www.mayfieldcathotel.co.uk, as well as a page on the popular social media website Facebook and has excellent reviews.
This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this cattery business to the next level, therefore early discussions with Hilton Smythe must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.
TENUREWe are advised Freehold.
HOURSThe business is open:
Monday - Sunday: 8.30am - 10.00am and 4.30pm - 6.00pm
STAFFThe business is owner run and managed.
FINANCIAL PROFILEThe business generates a turnover in the region of £33,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 25%, as per the 2017 accounts. The turnover is for the cattery side of the business only, the dog breeding side has not long been created.
Mayfield Cat Hotel occupies substantial premises, ideally located within the village of Newton, near Preston in Lancashire. The business is situated on the very busy Kirkham Bypass with visibly clear signage to the front, therefore, benefiting from a very high amount of passing trade. The business also benefits from excellent off-street parking facilities for approximately 15 vehicles. The rear of the premises benefits from a rural aspect with fields to both sides and the rear.
The village is located within the Borough of Fylde, between the City of Preston and the popular seaside resort of Blackpool. Amenities within the village include a convenience store, a public house, a primary school and a park. The City of Preston is just 5 miles away and is the newest city, situated within the heart of the North West.
The area of the business is well served by the public transport system, with a bus stop being just a few minutes' walk away. The nearest railway station is Kirkham and Wesham, which is just under 2 miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the business being situated on the A538 (Kirkham Bypass), which connects to the national A-road and motorway networks. Both Blackpool and Lytham St Annes are approximately 9½ miles away.
Substantial premises set in a prime location, briefly comprising:
Owners accommodation with: -
Large lounge with:
Log burning fire set within beautiful ornate fire place.
Dining room with:
Large patio doors leading into private garden.
Beautiful beach worktops.
Cream wall and base units.
Integrated fridge freezer, dish washer
Cottage sink unit.
Large gas AGA.
Tiled floors and walls.
Tiled floor and walls.
Fitted vanity units.
Wall mounted radiator.
Double bedroom with: fitted wardrobes, Bay window and laminate flooring.
Double bedrooms with double aspect, laminate flooring and picture rails.
Double bedroom, recently redecorated and currently unused.
Set within approximately 3 acres of land, which includes an apple orchard.
Large front garden with graveled parking area.
Rear garden, beautifully maintained with patio, shrubs and palm trees.
11 chalets, which accommodate 2 cats.
3 chalets, which accommodate 4 cats.
Double isolation Unit
Kitchen with wall & base units, stainless steel sink unit, LVT flooring and door leading to 14 pens.
7 x double kennels.
3 x whelping rooms.
Large play area
Kitchen area with wall/base units and sink.
There is a large stable block located opposite the Cattery which could be converted into further cat pens.