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For Sale


CLOSED KENNELS AND FIVE BEDROOM RESIDENCE in Essex for Sale. Substantial freehold luxury residence set in circa two acres with former kennels which was licensed for up to 90 dogs and 35 cats. Our client retired during the COVID pandemic having carried out substantial refurbishment of this five bedroom residence. Prior to our client’s relatively recent retirement, accounts showed a turnover in excess of £275,000 net of VAT, (circa £330,000 gross) with net profits of approximately £66,000 (adjusted net profits in excess of £85,000). This was a very good and profitable business which was operated predominantly by staff. Since our client has retired, demand for kennel places locally has increased due to lower numbers of places available and recent building projects. Easy scope here to restart this formerly thriving business and in our opinion very quickly generate substantial levels of business which for a full time working owner should prove to be even more profitable. Situated within open countryside to the South East of Cambridge on the Essex / Cambridgeshire border this is an idyllic location in which to live and earn a living. VIEWING HERE IS NOT ONLY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, IT’S A MUST! PREMISES BRIEFLY COMPRISE: Entrance leading to lobby area with boiler room off. Reception room, good bedroom and study (which was previously used to provide the fifth bedroom). Spacious dining kitchen with island incorporating a breakfast bar and large sitting room with open fireplace and access to conservatory with bi-fold doors. House, combined bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. Under stairs storage. Particularly spacious lounge with French doors which again lead to the conservatory. Side entrance leading to utility room with shower room off. First Floor: Large landing with store room and with access to:- Bedroom one which is a large double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath. Second bedroom with French door access to recent balcony offering views over the rear garden and the rolling countryside beyond. The second bedroom also has a particularly spacious en-suite, combined bathroom with twin vanity basins, bath and separate shower with illuminated recess. Third bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC. Externally: Detached games room, large private driveway and mature, well-tended gardens including patio areas, lawn and ornamental fish pond and garden shed. The Kennels: Public access to the kennels is via a separate entrance leading to the large car park with reception block with shop and staff kitchen off, self-contained dog grooming which is currently let on a periodic tenancy returning £325 per calendar month at present. Our client viewed this as an additional service whilst the kennels was trading and therefore deliberately set the rent very low whilst he has not conducted a rent review for ten years which provides opportunity for a substantial uplift. Former canine hydrotherapy room which has recently been converted in to a workshop and storage area. Kennel blocks providing 53 good quality dog kennels, four isolation kennels and an additional grooming room within the kennels. Large exercise field and nine outside securely fenced exercise areas, one of which is double sized for larger group games and is under cover so they can still go out when its raining. There is also a former, indoor, dog training facility with adjacent summerhouse which was used as an office for the dog training. Additionally there are several storage sheds. Two static caravans remain in place on site which were used to provide staff accommodation.






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