For Sale

Long Established Kennels and Cattery

Burnley, Lancashire


Ref: 2494 J

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James Cunliffe

01204 556 300

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Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this long established kennels and cattery business in Simonstone, Burnley, Lancashire. The business was established in 1985 and has been in our clients family since.

The business is only now being offered to the market due to our clients desire to take a well-deserved retirement. The business is open 7 days a week and generates a turnover in the region of circa £20,000 per annum.

Dean Bridge Boarding Kennels and Cattery is a long established and very well respected kennels and cattery business. The business has a country wide loyal client base, with a lot of word of mouth referrals. Our client currently uses an adjacent farmers field to run the dogs.

The business is registered for 20 kennels and 31 cat pens in purpose built separate blocks, with the possibility to expand them further, each kennel/pen can potentially house more than one dog or cat. The blocks have been built to a high standard and include a preparation room and isolation unit.

We feel the business could benefit greatly with the introduction of a website, which could include details about the business, prices, sales packages, gallery, contact details, online booking and information on exercise and interaction the pets would be provided with.

The turnover could also be improved by embarking on an advertising and marketing campaign to draw in more sales. The business is currently run to suit the owners lifestyle and could benefit from longer opening hours.

A new owner could also potentially use premises, exclusively for residential use, which would prove to be a magnificent unique residence with large attractive grounds.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to take this long-established business to the next level; therefore, an early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.



We are advised the tenure is a long leasehold arrangement.


The business is open:

Monday – Friday: 9am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Bank holidays - 10am - 5pm


The business is family run and managed.

Financial Profile

We are advised the business generates a turnover in the region of £20,000 per annum.


Dean Bridge Boarding Kennels and Cattery is located in the lovely village of Simonstone, Burnley, Lancashire.

The business Is located by the arterial road A6068 and is a short 5 minute drive to the A671 road and around the same distance away from the M65 motorway. The M65 motorway connects the village to Burnley approximately 10 minutes away and Blackburn, which is circa 20 minutes drive away.

Simonstone is a small, largely residential village in the gorgeous Ribble Valley area of Lancashire. The village is approximately 1 mile west of Padiham, 4 miles west of Burnley and south of Pendle Hill and Clitheroe along the A671 road.


Magnificent detached stone built and slated former manor house which was built in circa 1840, set in ¾ acre land.

The premises has been updated with modern fixtures such as gas central heating, UPVC windows and doors, mains electric, water and drainage.

Our client had the property refurbished 5 years ago, which involved a new roof, damp proofing and rewiring. The building is in excellent condition throughout.

Ground floor:
The ground floor features a lovely entrance hall with high quality faux wooden flooring.
The entrance hall leads through to two attractive lounges, which are both fitted with gas fires and are decorated to a high standard.

A superb fully fitted and equipped kitchen is also in place and features a built in washer/dryer, fridge/freezer and large dental island unit. The kitchen has stone flagged flooring.

The floor also includes a double garage, utility/toilet, large attractive conservatory and an office with patio doors leading to an outside decking area.

First floor:
The first floor starts with a very beautiful return wide staircase with lovely large picture window.

The floor includes 5 bedrooms, 3 x large double bedrooms – 1 with en suite shower room and 2 good sized single bedrooms.

Large attractive bathroom with separate shower unit and toilet with faux wooden flooring.
All areas are carpeted and fitted to a high standard.

Second floor:
The second floor consists of a large loft area, which is currently unused.

The exterior of the premises is well signed.
The premises has a mature front garden and a superb rear garden with decking, patio, streams running through the garden, large mature trees, lawned areas and frequent wild life.

The garden houses purpose built kennels and cattery blocks.
The kennels have 20 units and preparation room.
The cattery has 31 pens with preparation room and isolation unit.
Both blocks are L shaped and are built to a very high standard.

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