HIGHLY REGARDED CATTERY WITH OWNERS RESIDENCE in Peterborough for Sale.
The cattery is situated in a quiet area on the edge of a small market town, approximately five miles from the centre of Peterborough. It is set in almost one third of an acre of mature gardens, accessed by a private road, and has two types of accommodation - a purpose built brick bungalow housing 13 indoor pens, and a further 21 garden pens (including two family pens licensed for up to four cats from the same household). The cattery has been trading since 1989 and has an enviable reputation in the North Cambridgeshire area. The owners are cat lovers themselves, and it is clear that this love extends to a family business dedicated to the safe and secure boarding and care of clients pets.
THE RESIDENCE - Surprisingly spacious, semi-detached bungalow property on approximately 0.3 of an acre. The residence has been extended to provide a greatly enhanced modern kitchen. Open plan living room and dining area, two double bedrooms and family bathroom with bath and shower cubicle. A conservatory extension provides a reception area and office for the cattery.
THE BOARDING FACILITIES AND GARDENS - Surrounded by mature and landscaped gardens, including a fish pond and outbuildings, the cattery provides a substantial brick built annexe bungalow, with central corridor leading to 13 thermostatically controlled, boarding rooms. Each room has an additional door leading to a sun shelf area. Outdoor, covered garden pens are housed in two, purpose built blocks of eight pens, hygienically spaced out with 2ft sneeze gaps between pens. Additionally, the cattery provides two, large pens with covered runs for families of up to four cats, and three smaller units which can be used for single or pairs of cats. All purpose built, insulated and heated.
THE BUSINESS - Owned and operated by its two partners for over 18 years now and purposely run very much as a lifestyle business, with a focus on providing a loving and caring environment, rather than for large commercial or financial gain. The cattery boasts a long list of discerning and loyal clients and was originally established some 30 years ago. Cattery income is consistently circa £54,670 per annum, with net profits in excess of £30,088 (11 months trading). The demand is certainly there to increase capacity by increasing staffing, applying for the increase to capacity and building further units (subject to planning permission) but our clients elected to keep things simple and manage the cattery themselves. For this reason the current licensed capacity is 50 cats.