Hilton Smythe are delighted to welcome to the market Oakwood Boarding Kennels & Cattery. This well-known long established kennels/cattery was originally founded in the 1970’s. Our client then took ownership of the business in 1995 and is now looking to sell the business due retirement.
The property is large and the space is well used with the business offering a large range of services. The kennels and Cattery are currently licensed for 35 dogs and 16 cats housed in a mixture of individual and family units with internal and external runs.
Over 20 years the business has built up a brilliant reputation with much repeat trade. The current turnover for the business is an advised £49,000 as per 2015 accounts.
There are 16 stables (6 currently in use for kennelling but easily reverted back to stabling) and an all-weather sand arena with Andrews Bowen surface for schooling and exercise of horses. A4 stall, variable speed and direction horse walker with rubber matting is also on site. Currently used for personal interest only, this is an area that can be commercially beneficial to the new owner wishing to offer livery services. There is onsite parking for multiple horseboxes
This business is a fantastic opportunity for a family or a couple looking for a change of lifestyle. Early viewing of this thriving business must come highly recommended.
Oakwood Boarding Kennels and Cattery is in the rural setting of Carlton, nr Richmond on the northern edge of the Yorkshire Dales.
It is situated between the major towns of Richmond and Darlington, both 8 miles away, and nestled between the villages of Aldbrough St John and Eppleby which offer local amenities such as shops, schools, public houses and a post office.
The property is set on a quiet private lane but close to main road services, being 3 miles from the A1 and A66. Nearby Darlington offers East Coast main line rail services direct to London and Edinburgh and Durham Tees Valley airport is 10 miles away.
This comfortable family sized 3 bedroom bungalow is set in large mature gardens with 2 greenhouses and fruit trees. A large driveway for customers and owners use leads up from the private road.
The main entrance to the house leads to a hallway providing access to 3 large double bedrooms, two of which have fitted wardrobes. Two are to the rear of the house, while the master bedroom to the front has a large bay window overlooking the gardens and is south facing.
The living room, complete with open fire, also looks onto the garden and incorporates a separate dining room with log burning stove. French doors lead to the garden and decking area.
The bathroom is fitted with a toilet and has a bath with shower. Along the hallway is a separate cloakroom.
A large galley style kitchen leads to a utility room which houses the combi boiler and kitchen appliances. There is also a separate toilet. Off the kitchen is a large walk-in pantry. Access to the conservatory/breakfast room is via the kitchen with French doors again leading to the decking area and garden. Access to the stables and kennels to the rear of the house is via the kitchen, utility room and external access through a side gate.
The house is heated via oil central heating and the combi boiler and enjoys mains electricity and water throughout, with sewerage via an onsite septic tank. The boiler and oil storage tank were replaced in 2012. The property also benefits from log burning stoves and an open fire.
The external buildings comprise of the main dog kennel block, brick and stone built and housing 17 kennels. There are 6 stables which have been converted to double kennels and a further 10 stables.
The cattery has 16 units and the vendor would note that some modernisation is required to the cattery and this is reflected in the asking price.
Also on site is a large garage/workshop. Adjacent to the min stable blocks is a 4 bay barn, currently used for hay and straw but has previously held internal stabling.
All equipment necessary to run the kennels and cattery is included in the sale such as dog and cat beds, feeding bowls and the like.
To the rear of the property is a large paddock, fenced and with river frontage with fishing rights.
The property benefits from being sold with full, granted planning permission and building regulations for a large 7 room extension, suitable for extra accommodation or a self-contained annex/granny flat.
Also of note is lapsed outline planning permission for a separate dwelling granted for staff accommodation. This is on a plot adjacent to the driveway and garage.
We are advised that the business is Freehold.
Business opening times-
All year round.
The business is run and managed by our client with the help of 2 volunteers.
We are advised the turnover for the business is around £49,000 as per 2015 accounts.
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