Ferndown Boarding Cattery in Ferndown, Bournemouth, Dorset.

Bungalow and Boarding Cattery for sale.

New FAB listed boarding cattery

Ferndown Boarding Cattery was built in late summer of 2008 and opened around mid December 2008. The business was established very quickly and already has a superb reputation and a continually growing client base.

The cattery consists of six family units for up to 4 cats each and twenty standard units for up to 2 cats from the same home. In addition there are two isolation pens, a cattery kitchen with separate utility area and a reception office.
The business continues to grow year on year, predicting around £80,000 turnover for this year commencing April 2013. Accounts show high profits of over 75%.
Superb levels of repeat custom and huge potential for new customers.
Registered for 58 cats in 26 units + 2 isolation units.
Must be viewed to fully appreciate. Includes large 3 bedroom detached bungalow.

FREEHOLD £610,000

VENDOR FINANCING AVAILABLE WITH 50% SELF FUNDED DEPOSIT.

LOCATION

Enjoying a very pleasant setting, the business is located in the Ferndown area of beautiful Dorset, near to Bournemouth and Poole, and close to the New Forest. The main A31 road which is close to the business has direct access to the M27 motorway with links to all of the major UK motorway networks and is only a twenty minute drive away.

BUSINESS HISTORY

Aubrey & Jane are delighted to bring to the market this magnificent example of a boarding cattery which provides 5 star boarding accommodation and has been built to meet the Feline Advisory Bureau top class criteria ensuring the highest degree of comfort, security and hygiene. The business, which was designed and established by us in 2008, is reluctantly being brought to the market due to the desire for a needed lifestyle change.

The accommodation is superb and is fully licensed for 58 cats. There are 26 units in total with 20 able to accommodate 2 cats each and 6 being able to accommodate up to 4 cats of the same family. All cats are housed in spacious, individually heated, separate chalets with a window and sleep shelf. Each has its own adjoining covered exercise area with raised timber seating. The business enjoys high levels of repeat and regular trade. The business turnover was over £70,000 for the year of trading 2012/2013 and is predicting around £75 - £80,000 in the current financial year. Coupled with the comfortable three bedroom main house with gardens and parking, this really is a superb opportunity for new owners to capitalise on an already brilliantly run and well established business. We recommend that early viewing is absolutely essential to fully appreciate this unique lifestyle change and business opportunity.

FINANCIAL PROFILE

Available on request. Accounts and other financial information will be disclosed to those prospective purchasers who can confirm that they are able to raise the necessary finances and are in a position to proceed at the earliest opportunity.

OPENING HOURS

Open all year round.
10am to 6pm Monday to Saturday
2pm to 6pm Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Closed to customers on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

THE BUNGALOW

The car park with our home in the background

Set well back from the road in a plot approaching one third of an acre in a very nice part of Ferndown and close to the championship golf course.

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The bungalow consists of a large Entrance hall and downstairs toilet, double aspect beam effect lounge, open plan beamed kitchen diner, three double bedrooms all of which have en-suite facilities, stairway access to two large upstairs rooms with expired planning to create impressive master bedroom with full bathroom.

ENTRANCE PORCH

Open aspect porch of timber construction under a polycarbonate roof leading to a double glazed main entrance door.

RECEPTION HALL

Dimensions: 17' 5'' x 8' 4'' [5.31 x 2.54 m]
Coved and smooth set ceiling with new ornate bevelled glass lighting fittings. Two double glazed windows to the front aspect fitted with white American shutters. Two double panelled radiators. Double doors leading to built in cupboards providing ample storage. Power points and broadband connection point. Wall mounted thermostat for central heating. Wall mounted control box for alarm system. Dado rail. Stairs giving access to upstairs rooms. All professionally decorated July 2013. Panelled doors to all rooms.

SEPERATE WC

Coved and smooth set ceiling. Low level WC with wall mounted wash hand basin with pillar taps over. Ceiling mounted extractor fan.

LOUNGE

Dimensions: 17' 0'' x 15' 5'' [5.18 x 4.69 m]
Central light point with ornate bevelled glass fittings matching hallway lighting. Ceiling incorporating wood beam effect. Double aspect leaded light double glazed windows providing an attractive, light and airy room. Dado rail. Double panelled radiator. Brick built feature fire place currently swept and sealed but fittings in place for a gas fire or real fire. Telephone and tv connections. Sliding double doors to kitchen/dining area. All professionally decorated and new carpets July 2013.

 

KITCHEN / DINING AREA

Dimensions: 18' 0'' x 11' 6'' [5.48 x 3.50 m]
Ceiling incorporating wood beam effect and inset down lighters. Double glazed leaded light windows to rear and side aspects. New tiled floor with underfloor heating. The kitchen was newly refitted April 2013 in a range of traditional wall and floor mounted Shaker style units in country cream with solid granite work surface and granite upstands. Inset white ceramic belfast sink with beautiful stainless steel tap unit. Inbuilt range cooker within chimney breast with two electric ovens and five burner gas hob with stainless steel and glass extractor fan over. Under unit power, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher - white goods available by negotiation. Glass pannelled side door leading to cattery office.

 

 

 

 

MASTER BEDROOM

Dimensions: 13' 6'' x 10' 10'' [4.11 x 3.30 m]
Large bedroom with views out onto the rear garden. Coved and textured ceiling. Double glazed leaded light windows to rear aspect. Double doors to built in wardrobe providing shelving and hanging space. Further range of fitted bedroom furniture comprising two wardrobes, numerous wall units and large bedside table. Power points and TV connection. Panelled radiator. Further door to en-suite.

ENSUITE

Coved and textured ceiling. Obscure leaded light window to side aspect. Suite comprising in-built wash hand basin with mixer taps over and corner vanity unit below. Close coupled WC and walk in fully tiled shower cubicle. Single panelled radiator. Wall mounted extractor fan. Ceramic tiled flooring.

BEDROOM 2

Dimensions: 12' 0'' x 8' 5'' [3.65 x 2.56 m]
Coved and textured ceiling. Double glazed leaded light window to the rear aspect. Currently used as computer games room.

Double panelled radiator. Power points and TV connection. Door to en-suite bathroom.

ENSUITE

Coved and smooth set ceiling. Partly tiled walls. Obscure double glazed leaded light window to rear aspect. Suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap over, panelled bath with mixer taps and shower attachment over. Close coupled WC. Fitted rail for shower curtain. Single panelled radiator. Wall mounted extractor fan. Ceramic tiled flooring

BEDROOM 3

Dimensions: 13' 8'' x 10' 0'' [4.16 x 3.05 m]
(Of irregular shape). Coved and textured ceiling. Double glazed leaded light window to the front aspect. Double panelled radiator. Power points and TV connection. Door leading to en-suite.

ENSUITE

Coved and textured ceiling. Double glazed obscure leaded light window to side aspect. Suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin with mixer taps over. Close coupled WC and walk in fully tiled shower cubicle. Single panelled radiator. Wall mounted extractor fan. Ceramic tiled flooring.

From the reception hall, stairs give access to the first floor accommodation.

  Full energy performance certificate is available

ROOM 1

Dimensions: 14' 1'' x 9' 1'' [4.29 x 2.77 m]
Smooth set ceiling. Double glazed velux window to the rear aspect. Double panelled radiator. Power points. Restricted head height.

ROOM 2

Dimensions: 18' 11'' x 9' 1'' [5,76 x 2.77 m]
Smooth set ceiling. Both these rooms have tremendous potential to be converted into an amazing master suite subject to renewal of the expired planning permission. Restricted head height. New carpets fitted August 2013.

OUTSIDE

Wide entrance gives access to the carpark providing parking for numerous vehicles. The perimeter of the front garden has borders with bedding plants and mature shrubs. Double timber gates give access to the yard at the side of the property, tool shed and rear gardens. The yard is separated from the main garden by a new gated wall, providing a secure area currently used for the owner's dogs. Most of the back garden fencing was replaced in 2012. New garden shed erected August 2013.


The Boarding Cattery

THE OFFICE

Dimensions: 1O' 9'' x 8' 7'' [3.05 x 2.44 m]
This room is of double glazed construction with brick built base. New screed and tiled floor. Double panelled radiator. Power points. Double sliding doors to one wall. A further side door giving access onto the under cover patio area. New mains smoke alarm fitted April 2013.

Each Chalet is fitted with a thermostatically controlled tubular heater. A large shelf for sleeping on is positioned below the window so that cats can watch the world go by. Attached to each chalet is a secure, individual exercise run. For added security we have a four feet wide safety corridor that runs the full length of the cattery.

Looking at the Cattery office View of the safety passage shown in blue

STANDARD CHALET

The sleeping area is 4' x 4' x 6' high and has an individual attached covered outdoor run of 4' wide x 6’ long x 6' high, giving 24 square feet of play area. These provide comfortable accommodation for ONE or TWO cats from the same household. Each exercise run is provided with a raised timber bench for cats to relax on whilst enjoying the garden views.

Single chalet for up to 2 cats from the same home Inside one of the family chalets

FAMILY CHALETS

The sleeping area is 5' x 4' x 6' high plus an individual attached covered outdoor run of a 5' wide x 10' long x 6' high, giving 50 square feet of play area. These provide comfortable accommodation for up to FOUR cats from the same household. Each exercise run is provided with two timber benches for cats to relax on whilst enjoying the garden views. A sneeze barrier is provided between each of the accommodations as required by Environmental Health. The sleep shelf has its own deep luxurious fleece. The chalet floor is fully tiled.

Family chalet showing the exercise area and safety passage in blue View of the garden from reception

 

The cattery kitchen was totally refitted in April 2013 using the kitchen units from the house. In addition, a second washing machine and a tumble drier were added to the laundry area.

A view of the cattery kitchen with lots of storage space for cat food etc Behind the cattery kitchen is a large utility room with sink, washing machine and plumbing for a dish washer for exclusive use of the cattery. There is also a clothes line set up in the yard for drying cat beddin