Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market the attractive Helloth Farm Cottage Pet Supplies and Cattery. The business was originally established around 20 years ago in the supply of animal feeds. When our client took over some 6 years ago he introduced a cattery and this profitable concern is now reluctantly offered for sale due to our client’s family commitments.
Helloth Farm Cottage stocks all types of animal feed including supplies for horses, pigs, goats and chicken feed, we feel the stock lines could be developed further as the size of the premises certainly has the capacity for this expansion and indeed the shop has had planning permission previously for a second floor extension which has now lapsed but could be resubmitted.
Furthermore, either at the side of the property or a section of the garden could be utilised as additional storage as there is ample space. The business could then take advantage of stocking bulk supplies or additional feeds therefore increasing revenue.
The business also has a line of fishing tackle and bait, again limited at the moment but with several fishing lakes in close proximity these is an ideal market to target. The business also offers free delivery in the locality.
The build of the cattery took a year so has only been trading for approximately 5 years and is still growing. Therefore 82% of the turnover is from the sale of animal feeds and 18% from the cattery offering massive scope for development possibly by the development of a website and advertising, in particular around the schools in the vicinity.
The farm cottage itself is a fantastic large 4 bedroomed property within extensive grounds and mature garden. The single storey shop is adjoining and the cattery is a purpose built building consisting of 14 single pens and 1 double.
We would highly recommend this wonderful sustainable business with fantastic family home with the opportunity for further development.
The business is located in the unusually named area of Halfway on the outskirts of the City of Sheffield in South Yorkshire.
Situated in a prime position on the B6058 Rotherham Road, a main thoroughfare through this densely populated village.
The area is well served by public transport, the Sheffield supertram terminates at Halfway with a large park and ride facility enabling easy commute to the city and surrounding areas and there are also frequent bus services to the village.
Halfway also benefits from excellent road links and lies to the west of the M1 motorway and national network beyond.
A very attractive 4 bedroomed detached cottage style property briefly comprising:-
Entrance through the porch, laminated floor hallway, off which is a substantial lounge with a two window aspect, feature brick fireplace with open fire and traditional beamed ceiling.
Modern fitted kitchen with integrated fridge freezer and combi boiler. Laminated flooring and trap door access to cellar under the kitchen. Brick arch through to the dining room with multi fuel stove.
To the first floor is the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes, modern ensuite with tiled floor, corner bath, toilet and wash basin and separate glass fronted shower cubicle. Fantastic two window aspect overlooking great views. Additionally the premises has a further three double bedrooms one with fitted wardrobes.
Separate bathroom with vanity unit and toilet.
Fantastic mature gardens and raised patio area.
There is extra land at the bottom of the garden currently used as an allotment.
Adjoining single storey shop with front and rear access, the main retail area is racked with three aisle shelving displays, trade counter, electric till, stock room and toilet.
A purpose built single storey cattery, breeze block single skin construction and rendered. Consisting of fourteen single pens and one double, all sleeping quarters are heated with nine internal runs. The building meets all current building legislations.
We are advised Freehold.
The business opens:-
Monday – Saturday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Sunday 10.00 – 3.00pm
The business is run by this successful husband and wife team with the assistance of 1 part time member of staff.
This profitable concern reports a turnover at year ending March 2012 for the shop at £72,241 and reported gross profit of £16,537.
The cattery reported turnover for the same period is £12,926 with reported gross profit at £12,121.
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