Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Iris's Animal Farm Cattery. The business was originally established by our clients in 2000. The owners are now looking to sell the business due to the desire to take a well-deserved retirement.
The business runs as a cattery and is licenced for 28 cats. This is a very popular business due to the lack of competition around. Most people in the area have 2-3 cats which is great clientele. There are 21 units which have an indoor and outdoor area for the cats. This is very popular as there aren’t many catteries that do both.
The business is currently generating an advised turnover of around £47,000 per annum. This turnover could be increased in several ways. One way we feel this could be boosted would be to advertise. The cattery doesn’t have a website and so the new owner should look to set one up.
Free social media sites such as Facebook are also great ways of advertising. A Facebook page is a good way of attracting new clientele. This is a cost effective way of advertising.
Included in the sale comes a four bedroomed owners accommodation. This is a substantial sized property with many original features. This business would be perfect for a husband and wife team looking for a change in lifestyle. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing in order to take in the full potential of this business opportunity.
Iris's Animal Farm Cattery is located in Chepstow, Monmouthshire.
The business is situated amongst beautiful countryside in the historic market town of Chepstow. Chepstow is a large town that has a walled border and tons of history. The town is famed for its Old Wye Bridge which celebrates its 200th birthday in 2016.
The town boasts many walks and trails in its large countryside. We are advised there are around 30 footpaths within the Wye Valley. This is a popular tourist location for walkers and hikers. The town also hosts an annual walking festival which takes place in October.
The town is filled with an array of retail stores such as antiques, arts and craft shops, book stores, gift stores, hotels, guest houses, pubs and more. The business is located just a 30 minutes walk away from the centre of town. The town centre has a train station which has regular routes into Nottingham, Cardiff and Maesteg. There are also many bus stops around which also have daily routes.
The business is down a country road just off the A48 which connects to the M48 motorway. This motorway runs from Newport across to Bristol.
The business is located in a substantial sized property in the centre of the country side. There is large gardens from which the cattery is run, the premise is fully equipped for the trade.
Walk into house through an enclosed porch
First room is a large kitchen with room for dining table and chairs. From the kitchen is the living room/dining room – 2 very large rooms open plan layout. Wood burner in the dining room is the main heating in the property. Patio doors out to the back garden from this room.
Top floor has the bathroom – with bath – overhead shower and wc.
Corridor down the middle of the house has rooms off either side.
4 bedrooms in total – 2 good sized doubles and 2 twin rooms. Larger bedrooms face the back of the house.
One bedroom is currently being used as an office/bedroom.
There are 2 more rooms on the other side of the property.
All upstairs rooms have great views
Cattery is located in the large front garden. There is a mobile home (used as an office) which has a computer, with all the client details & cat details.
Main cattery to the right of the office is a bespoke built cattery.
2 sides to the cattery – they have inside sections and outside in all of the units.
The internal ones run off a building with a walk way through the middle. The external units are built with wood and thick wire mesh. The outside units have a cat house essentially built out of wood with one open access. The outside areas have raised platforms for jumping up to and sitting on.
There are heat lamps and storage heaters in the cattery to keep the cats warm through winter.
A food preparation area – washing station and store room at the end of the cattery. This is a good size and it has a boiling water dispenser to sterilise the cat bowls.
A storage outbuilding – cast iron shed
21 units – licensed for 28 cats but can easily take 40 – some owners have 5-6 cats.
We are advised the business is Freehold.
The business opening hours-
Monday – Saturday: 8am – 11am & 4pm – 5:30pm
Sunday: 9am – 12pm
One part time employee working 7:30am – 12:30pm Monday – Friday.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £47,000 per annum as of 2015 - 2016 accounts.
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