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Ian McGregor (Nov 2013)
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Freehold Price: £350,000 Turnover: £27,414
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Business Description
Hilton Smythe are proud to introduce this kennels business to the market, this well known and respected kennels and cattery was established in 1972 and lovingly run by our clients for some 13 years and genuinely comes to the market as our clients look towards retirement.

The business operates from a stunning two hundred year old detached cottage, with purpose built kennels and cattery, licensed for 12 cats and 40 dogs, open all year round and all set in peaceful surroundings in approximately half an acre plot of land.

Our clients have conducted a comprehensive maintenance programme over recent years and work carried out in the kennels include a total rewire, new heaters, new pipe work including additional pipes and taps for more convenient access and tiled flooring in the reception and the cattery.

The owner's accommodation is fantastic and has also been recently professionally refurbished with a total re-wire, a new central heating system and totally redecorated throughout. In addition the outside has been painted and the car park resurfaced with tarmac.

There is also a development opportunity as there is a store room/feed store which has the potential to convert to an annexe or granny flat subject to planning permission and at a cost of circa £10,000.

Naturally, we would highly recommend viewing this unique blend of a fantastic business with lovely living accommodation in this beautiful part of the country.

The kennels are located in a idyllic location, nestled on the outskirts of the rural village of High Ercall surrounded by stunning Shropshire countryside.

High Ercall is a quaint village with amenities including a primary school, doctors, tennis club, church, outdoor bowls club, hairdressers, post office and local mini-supermarket. Although set in a rural backdrop, the village has good road links as it lies on the crossroads of the B5062 and B5063 and the large towns of Telford and Shrewsbury are only around a 10 minute drive away with bus services running to High Ercall.

The business is located on Cotwall Bank set in around half an acre of land with panoramic views overlooking Telford and Wrekin countryside.


Recently re-tiled and re-partitioned, licensed for 12 cats with kitchen/feed area.


Reception area, grooming parlour with bath, dryer, feed store, 4 cabins all heated, 3 small kennels and 6 double kennels.

Additional kennel area including 8 large kennels, 2 small and a family kennels which will house up to 4 large dogs or several small ones. There is also a large exercise area for dogs which allows free running for them.

To the rear is the service area with fridge/freezer/washer/dryer and shelving to suit.

Beyond the 2 kennel blocks there is an area which would be suitable for dog training. There is also a dog macerator on site.

Each unit has its own electrics and fuse box.

There is also a good sized storage shed.

There is lovely patio/garden area, with additional garden area to the side elevation. There is a driveway and forecourt for parking.

Living Accomodation:

This 200 year old detached cottage is full of period features including exposed beams and briefly comprises:-

Ground floor

Fully fitted kitchen with tiled flooring and lovely wood burning stove. 18.5ft x.7.9ft. Additional cloakroom with toilet and hand wash basin.

Large lounge/dining room, carpeted and with exposed beams and traditional Inglenook fireplace 21.8ft x 13.4ft.

To the rear is a garage/lean to, store room/feed store as previously mentioned with potential to convert.

First floor

Two good sized bedrooms with the larger bedroom benefitting from fitted wardrobes, adjoined to a Jack and Jill bathroom of a good size, double shower, bath, basin, toilet and with tiled flooring.

Second floor

Large room currently used as a work/hobby room. Potential to convert to a third bedroom, with store/boiler cupboard with en suite with toilet and wash basin.

We are advised freehold.

The business has specified opening hours with the proviso that other times are by prior arrangement only.

The business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 1 part time kennel maid as required

The business reports a yearly turnover in the region of £27,500.

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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