• Turnover 2014 £18,050 per annum (part time), profits in excess of £11,900 and growing
• Thatched roof property with additional potential, sat in ½ an acre of stunning countryside, yet easy access to major A roads
• Stunning 3 double bedroom owner’s accommodation, self contained annex, outbuildings in extensive grounds and post card countryside views
This is a golden opportunity to purchase a well presented licensed kennels with possible additional facilities, which is located in the stunning Dorset countryside in between Dorchester and Yeovil, within some of the most stunning rural views in the area.
Venery Lodge Kennels is a small 18 dog unit, yet holds an excellent reputation being large enough to handle all the clients requests and small enough to maintain personal service to all the dogs entrusted within their care. The tranquil countryside setting is easily accessible, being just 10 minutes from the main A35 coastal road which links to the M5 motorway and 20 minutes from Dorchester and Yeovil. Toller Porcorum is a sleepy tranquil village to the outskirts of Dorchester.
The business draws its clients from the local surrounding areas and also includes tourists holidaying in the area.
Venery Lodge Kennels was purchased by the vendors 20 years ago and has served as a lifestyle business to the vendors ever since. The business has been expanded by the vendors and developed to the current business, showing positive growth each year and has steadily grown to its current size. The business is currently licensed for 18 dogs, and has the potential to increase this size if required. The business has gained an active database of regular clients and is regularly fully booked up months in advance for the summer. The vendors choose to operate the business part time as a substitute to their current income.
The 10 kennels are laid out in 1 large purpose built facility, which offer fully heated pens. Scope remains to add to this subject to planning approval. The facilities are located at the side of the site, therefore separating the living accommodation from the business. The main block has a small preparation room which could also double up as a reception. The reception is currently located within the annex.
The kennels offers full boarding facilities. The vendors have also stated that subject to planning approval a cattery could also be added.
The kennels are owned and run by the proprietors with occasional weekend help if required. This has been a preference for the lifestyle of the vendors who are true dog lovers.
Venery Lodge Kennels is a thriving small business with bookings well into next year, yet offers the potential for growth as the vendors only operate the business part time. Double the turnover and profit could easily be achieved.
There is also part of the site with old outbuildings which could be developed to grow the business even further, subject to planning application. This business would ideally suit a family of animal lovers, semi retired couples wanting a lifestyle business or the potential as a stand alone business, and a means of affordability to live in such a stunning area.
The spacious 17th century (non listed) family home has been extended by the vendors and is finished to a high standard (Some minor works are required to the interior). In addition, the vendors also have a self-contained annex which could be used as a B&B or a holiday let with full facilities. The views from the premises on a clear day have to be seen to be believed.
Viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the opportunity on offer which includes the business and the freehold property set in some of the best views around, in half an acre site with scope to expand if required.
This is a retirement sale for the vendors. They will be offering to help with the transition of ownership if required.
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