Ref 6240 – Leasehold Canine Daycare Centre
Blacks Brokers are pleased to bring to the market this leasehold canine daycare centre located in a popular and much sought after area of Capel St Mary, Ipswich.
Capel Canines has been trading from Capel Grove since 2015 with our client in ownership since 2016. The business provides fully supervised doggy daycare in a well equipped, spacious daycare centre. The business is licenced by the local council and adheres to all care requirements. Capel Canines has a large base of regular customers from Ipswich, Colchester and the surrounding areas. This custom is generated by word of mouth, social media and a superb online presence and the business has lots of excellent online reviews. Furthermore, the business benefits from being next door to a well established dog grooming parlour.
Capel Canines is located in the village of Capel St Mary with easy access to Ipswich and Colchester via the A12. It is positioned within a local farm with ample free parking available and public transport links are good. A new housing estate of 250 homes is under construction locally.
Our client offers this business for sale due to family commitments and a lengthy commute – due to this our client is currently working at the business two days per week and managing remotely for the other days, supported by two members of part-time staff and one apprentice. The business would ideally suit a more local owner-operator with more time to dedicate to this busy daycare centre.
The current lease is a rolling monthly lease at a cost of £300 per week. There is exclusivity in place within the lease which states that there cannot be a doggy day care business within 30 miles of this business which runs out 2nd May 2019.
Capel Canines operated from a single storey, converted agricultural barn with annex building extension. Inside, the main reception area is attractively presented and fitted with customer service counter. The building has a number of different areas catering for differing needs of dogs. The main hall is approximately 3,000 square feet and is fitted with a padded floor for the comfort and protection of the dogs. There is also a “doggy lounge” fitted with comfortable dog sofas and allows for rest and cuddle time. Additionally, the centre has a large outdoor play area – this is approximately 1,500 square feet and is completely under cover allowing for year-round use regardless of the weather. Finally, there are two training rooms and two isolation booths positioned within the annex. Each area has been carefully designed and finished to exacting standards to ensure safety of both the staff and dogs cared for within this business. The dog grooming business is in a log cabin next door, and also has exclusivity until 2nd May 2019.
Capel Canines has traded solidly since opening. The business generates an annual turnover of £54,000. Full financial details are available upon viewing.
This leasehold business is well-established and has a good base of customers and an excellent reputation. There is plenty of scope to develop the business further with the introduction of a hydrotherapy pool – there is already space and plumbing in place for this. There is also scope to extend opening hours and days, as our client has been unable to cater for weekend opening due to other commitments. There is also plenty of space within the reception area to accommodate a retail display zone which could open up a new revenue stream, pet accessories and treats would be ideal.
This proposition would ideally suit an owner operating team who could push the business forward and build upon the solid and impressive trading foundations. Early viewings are strongly advised. Property: £35,000.
Please quote ref: 6240