OUTSTANDING KENNELS BUSINESS AND RESIDENCE in Ferryhill for Sale.
One of the finest kennels and cattery businesses to come to the open market in recent times. A truly impressive country house set in extensive grounds totalling circa 1.1 acres with long distance views out toward the Cleveland Way area of natural beauty. Mahon House Kennels and Cattery boasts excellent reviews and prides itself in providing a warm, loving and safe environment for its clients beloved pets. Situated in a rural part of County Durham yet easily accessible from the A1(M) and A177 - an extensive catchment area which includes Bishop Auckland, Billingham, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Newton Aycliffe, Sedgefield and Stockton-on-Tees. In-plan and in-build new housing projects promise to substantially expand the current customer client base. The kennels and cattery are registered for 60 dogs and 25 cats. The kennels are made up of enclosures to suit small dogs, large dogs and family groups of dogs. Both dog and cat enclosures have a heating supply. Outside covered runs for safe and secure exercise, plus a 30-metre-long grassy paddock for play. Spacious cat cabins have windows, shelving and cat flaps to covered, individual outdoor runs. Larger cabins for clients with several cats. To each block of kennels and cabins there is a specific feed prep and utility area. Other small pets such as rabbits, hamsters and birds can be catered for too. Large customer car park and reception block, with a professionally equipped wash and grooming room. This is an area of the business that has huge potential should new owners wish to offer this as an additional service and promote the fact that the facility exists. Undoubtedly this would prove to be a very profitable, bolt-on facet of the business. Our clients love of animals took them on a pre-planned journey toward retirement. Running a kennels and cattery business was part of that dream. Our clients bought the property and business with one eye on retirement and with the idea that they would run the business on a fairly low-key basis to suit their intended lifestyle, however, their reputation has put them in very high regard with pet owners and subsequently the demand for their services is rapidly outgrowing their energy levels. This summer has already produced circa £70,000 in forward bookings as people eagerly return to more normalised holidaying habits. Annual turnover in excess of £100,000 - much improved over the £80,000 in sales achieved through the 2020 - 2021 pandemic year. Internally: Formally a traditional farmhouse, largely refurbished in recent times and providing a very attractive, cheerful, warm and very comfortable family home. Entry via porch to reception hall and ground floor toilet with wash basin. TV snug / living room with wood burning fireplace. Very spacious open plan modern kitchen and dining room. The dining room has an ornate cast iron feature fireplace and room for a study area. Separate utility / laundry room. Door from kitchen leads out to a day room with access out on to the outdoor paved terrace. Stairs to landing and three double bedrooms. A smaller room is currently used as a dressing room but could easily be converted to provide an en-suite bathroom for the master bedroom. House bathroom with shower over bath. The house has LPG heating throughout. Externally: Large, paved terrace and extensive lawned orchard garden with mature trees to the secluded rear of the property. Attached outbuilding providing a useful workshop. Front lawned garden with greenhouse. Detached long barn adjacent to the main house. Two additional outbuildings which incorporate the kennel and cattery reception and a garage / storeroom.