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S Martin (Feb 2013)
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Freehold Price: £699,950 Turnover: £75,001 Gross Profit: £69,579
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and popular kennels business, which is ideally located within approximately ¾ acre in the beautiful countryside.

The business was established by our clients in 1998 and is only now being offered to the market due to our clients’ desire for a well-deserved retirement. The business operates on a basis to suit the clients and according to the accounts ending march 2015, the business generates a turnover in the region of £75,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 93%.

Our clients offer two separate kennels, one holds 16 dogs and the other holds 14 dogs. There are also three holding kennels for dog cross overs, as well as a cattery section for approximately 10 cats. The owners’ accommodation is very spacious and boasts four bedrooms, three double and one single.

The business has built up an enviable reputation within the area and further afield, for the high quality of the services offered, which has resulted in a very loyal client base, with a good volume of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.

We feel there is scope to increase the turnover as our clients’ offer reduced dog grooming, with much having been suspended due to ill health, but all could be re-introduced. A new owner could also embark on a modest marketing campaign to highlight the services offered. There is also scope to introduce a website to advertise the business, which could incorporate online booking facilities.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner, perhaps a husband and wife team or partnership, to take this already busy business to the next level; therefore, early viewing must come highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

This kennels occupies substantial premises in Leicestershire. The business is surrounded by glorious countryside views and benefits from excellent car parking facilities.

The property is situated on a school bus route and is always accessible, even during the Winter months. The business is easily accessible being well served by the A-roads, which link to the national A-road and motorway networks.

Substantial premises, ideally located with ¾ acre plot, briefly comprising:

Owners accommodation:

Ground floor:

Front door.

Side door with porch to side of property, used for dog drop off and collection.

Fully fitted kitchen with tiled floor, feature fireplace and shelving.

Large dining room with feature fireplace.

Hallway and stairs to first floor.

Sitting room with feature fireplace and patio doors to back garden.

WC and shower room – wet room.

Store room with outdoor refrigerator – used for dog foods etc.

First floor:

Bathroom with WC and bath.


3 x double bedrooms.

Single bedroom.



Brick built kennel with concrete flooring for 16 dogs.

Brick built kennel with concrete flooring for 14 dogs.

3 x holding kennels.

Separate cattery for up to 10 cats.

Fully fitted grooming shed with electricity.

Food preparation area and store room.

Outside hose for kennels.

Coal shed used for storage.

We are advised Freehold.

The business operates as and when needed.

The business is owner run and managed with one kennel maid.

According to the accounts ending march 2015, the business generates a turnover in the region of £75,000 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 93%.

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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