For Sale

Large Pet Shop In Town Centre Location

St Ives, Cambridgeshire

£39,999 +SAV

Ref: 14762 A

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Matthew Monks


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Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Petzone, which has been a pet shop for over 40 years and owned by our clients, who are now looking to retire since 2005.

Petzone is a pet supplies shop which has no natural competition in the town and supplies food, bedding and accessories for dogs, birds, cats, rabbits and many other animals. The shop also stocks fishing rods and tackle.

The shop has a high footfall and many repeat local customers and does have a Facebook page with 5* reviews.

Scope for development:
Introduce a website.
Utilising the rear space and subletting to a dog groomer or introducing a pet grooming service. This space was previously let out at £600 per calendar month.

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.



We are advised the business is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity, with a 10 year lease from November 2010 and an annual rent of £23,500.

The landlord is flexible about lease renewal.


The business opening hours:
Monday: 9 - 5
Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 9 – 4.30
Thursday: 9 - 5
Friday: 9- 5
Saturday: 9 – 4.30
Sundays closed


The business is run and managed by our clients.

Financial Profile

Petzone generated an advised turnover of £142,945 as of the 2016 accounts, with a gross profit of 31%.


Petzone is conveniently located in St. Ives, Cambridgeshire within the town centre. There is car parking all around and opposite the main bus stop for the town centre.
St. Ives is a market town with the local market being held every Monday within a hundred yards of the shop, bringing in extra footfall. St. Ives has a population of circa 17,000.


This large double fronted shop is entered by a central door to the shop.

The counter is located to the right hand side by the entrance door and has till, storage shelving and an electric wall mounted heater.

There are numerous shelving units and wall hanging spaces throughout the shop.

To the rear of the shop is the main storage area with plenty of racking, double opening doors for deliveries and doors to:

Former dog grooming area with running water.

Kitchen with sink, base units, hob and doors to toilet and office.

Staff toilet with sink and WC.

Office with desk etc.

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