Kennels for sale in Burstwick

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Freehold Price: £675,000 Price Reduced Turnover: £70,000
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Business Description

Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market the very well established Windy Hill Cats and Dogs Hotel.  This stunning business nestles within an idyllic countryside setting and boasts superb owner’s accommodation set across 4 levels.

The business was originally founded back in 1984 and has been run by our clients a successful husband and wife team since inception in 2004.  So successful is the business that no advertising is currently undertaken, with the business seeing much repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.  

The business reports a turnover of around £70,000 per annum and boasts a strong customer base of over a 1000 with bookings 12 months in advance.  We believe the introduction of a website would be beneficial to a new owner.

This is a superb business venture, ideal perhaps, for a couple or family looking for a lifestyle change in this most sought after location.


Ancillary Building: (built adjoining the garage in August 2013, to full building regulations and could become a residential annex) of rendered brick construction under a felted roof, with power and light points.

Cattery Kitchen: 15’7 x 7’3, laminated work surface with single drainer, single bowl stainless steel sink unit and cupboards under, tiled splash backs and washing machine.

Wash Room: 15’ x 8’2 with electric shower, LPG combi boiler for hot water and radiators.

Grooming area: 19’4 x 15’ overall, with front door.  Waiting area with large built-in reception desk, grooming area behind, telephone point, TV point, 2 skylights, recessed ceiling lights, ‘hospital flooring’ and radiator.  (Presently rented to a local Groomer for £750 per month).

Disabled WC: with low level WC, wash hand basin, heated towel rail and radiator.

A total of 18 cat units arranged in 4 blocks, with an isolation unit.

Blocks 1, 2 and 3:

Constructed on a concreted base, each having 5 units accessed off a front covered safety corridor.  Perspex covered front runs have timber and mesh divisions, with 2’ sneeze gaps between units.  The full height rear chalets are of timber construction under felted roofs, lined and insulated, each with lights and power points for heat lamps.  13 chalets at 4’x4’ and 2 chalets at 6’ x 4’, with runs in length and tiled floors.

Block 4:

Constructed on a paved base, with 3 units accessed off a front covered safety corridor.  Perspex covered front runs have timber and mesh divisions, sneeze gaps, with raised chalets to the rear.  Of timber construction under felted roofs, lined and insultated, each with lights and power points for heat lamps.  Chalets each 4’ x 3’with tiled floors.

2 chalets:

6’x 4’ and 4’x4’of lined and insulated timber construction and with individual runs, used as isolation Cattery.

Kennel building:

Constructed in 2008 of insulated UPVC and aluminium with a box profile roof and mesh doors at either end for improved air flow.  Accessed off a central corridor with drainage gulley are 12 kennels, 10 at 5’6 deep x 4’10 wide and 2 at 5’6 deep and 10’ wide.  Each with panel heater and extractor, stable type door with mesh door behind and raised floor.  Pulley hatch allows access into covered runs 8’2 in length.  Solid divisions to 5’ with mesh over, weldmesh ends and gates opening onto covered outer security corridor with drainage gulley and lighting.

Kennel Kitchen: (Portacabin)  31’8 x 9’3 overall.  A stainless steel sink unit with electric water heater over, laminated work surface with cupboards under.

2 Isolation kennels: at one end.

Windy Hill Cats and Dogs Hotel is based in the affluent scenic village of Burstwick in East Riding of Yorkshire.


This attractive business is located on a leafy lane, set within 1.7 acres of beautiful countryside with natural tree lined boundaries and secure perimeter fencing with panoramic views, perfect for dog walking. Although semi-rural the business is easily located just off the B1362.


Burstwick is a few miles from the market town of Hedon and nearby villages of Keyingham and Thorngumbald.  This lovely village is home to a public house, village shop and post office, takeaway and primary school.  A popular18 hole golf course is a short drive away from the business.

All measurements are approximate.

Ground Floor: Front door into

Reception/office: 12’9 x 8’3 with fitted counter and desk, telephone point and radiator.

Inner Hall: with tiled floor, large wall mirror, wall mounted central heating thermostat, electric Slimline storage heater, natural brick to one wall and varnished Oak stairs.

Kitchen/Breakfast and Dining Area: overall 29’4 x 9’10 with Cardine flooring, divided into:

Kitchen: 9’10 x 11’5, extensive laminated work surface with inset stainless steel sink unit with mixer taps over, range of drawers and cupboards under.  Matching breakfast bar with cupboard under all with glass splash backs.  Fitted Rangemaster Toledo with 5 gas rings, electric ovens and grill, with extractor hood over.  Fitted fridge with matching front.  Recessed skirting lights under units.  Archway into Larder.

Dining room: 18’ x 9’10 two natural brick walls, wall light point, telephone point and 2 radiators.  Sliding doors into:-

Conservatory:  15’ x 11’ heater/air conditioning unit, brick walls with double glazed picture window over under a twin wall polycarbonate roof, Cardine flooring, wall light points.  Double glazed doors onto decked patio.

From kitchen an archway opens into

Larder: 8’10 x 8’7 plus recessed cupboard, range of fitted cupboards with fitted microwave oven, Cardine flooring, radiator.  Archway into:

Utility Room: 8’9 x 8’ with laminated work surface with cupboards under, plumbing for washing machine, wall mounted gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, access to loft space over.

Dog Room/Boot Room: 7’8 x 6’2 plus door recess, stable doors in and out, radiator.  Door into:

Cloakroom: with low level wc, corner wash hand basin with tiled splash back.

Lower ground floor: (stairs down from ground floor inner hall)

Hall: with radiator.  Doors into the following rooms.

Shower Room: fully tiled walls and floor, raised shower cubicle with electric wall shower, extractor, pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc, recessed ceiling lights.

Bedroom 1: 11’3 x 11 radiator.  Door into bathroom (en-suite and family for bedrooms 2 and 3).

Archway into:

Dressing Room: 7’ x 7’5, radiator, (former bedroom 5).

Bathroom: panel enclosed bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, large walk-in shower cubicle with electric wall shower.  Extractor, electric shaver point, recessed ceiling lights, vertical radiator/heated towel rail, tiled walls and floor.  (Ensuite or separate family bathroom).

Bedroom 2: 10’5 x 7.6 TV point, radiator.

Bedroom 3: 10’7 x 7’4 TV point, shelved wardrobe, radiator.

First floor landing:  (Stairs from ground floor inner hall)

Living room: – L-shaped, 30’ x 9’10 and 18’7 x 11’.  

Fitted bar of solid wood construction with shelving under and mirrored wall behind with optics, fitted drinks fridge and wine rack.  Pine panelled ceiling with recessed lighting, natural exposed brick on one side, feature fitted fireplace with ‘coal’ effect gas fire, TV point, 2 radiators.  Two sets of double glazed sliding doors onto L-shaped balcony.

Bedroom 4: 11’2 x 8’2, shelved wardrobe, TV point, pine ceiling, radiator.

Stairs to second floor landing  (loft access)

Master bedroom: 19’9 max x 10’10, with extensive range of recessed wardrobes (4 double and 1 single with access into eaves storage), fitted drawered dressers, bedside units, TV point, eaves access and radiator.

En-Suite Bathroom: - raised plinth with skirting lights with panel enclosed bath with mixer taps, low level WC, wash hand basin with cupboards under, vertical chromed radiator/heated towel rail.  Remote controlled power shower over bath.  Extractor, 2 double recessed cupboards (eaves access), large portico window with tiled surround.

Grounds:  These extend to circa 1.7 acres, and consists mainly of well-kept lawns that slope gently away from the residence, with ranges of shrubs and small trees, fully enclosed and also used for dog exercising.  To one side of the residence is a private fenced decked area.  To the front a paved and shingle tarmac driveway and parking for 8-15 cars

Leading to:-

Double garage: 18’2 x 16’3 of brick construction with rendered elevations under a flat felted roof.  Electric roller shutter door, personal side door, power, light and water points

Garden implement store

Timber Log Cabin: 15’6 x 12’2 with power and light points.

Timber Building: 12’3 x 10’10, with hot tub and sauna.

Services: Mains electricity, gas and water, Private drainage system.

We are advised freehold.

To be advised.

The business is owner run and managed with the assistance of 1 part time member of staff.

The business reports a turnover of around £70,000 per annum.

Tenure: Freehold

Listed by: Hilton Smythe
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