5.7 Acre of land. Current Kennels licenced for 36 dogs, Potential for stables in the outbuilding, holiday lets, wedding venue, camping site
Turnover £61,000 per annum (y/e 2018), potential to increase profits by introducing a Cattery Service.
4 bedroom farmhouse included in a pleasant rural location. Barn Conversion Opportunity. Includes a Home Report.
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Description We are delighted to offer for sale Gartlove Country Kennels. The business was established and built by the current owners in 1998 and has been trading successfully since. The property has been in the family since 1940 and has been reluctantly been placed on the market due to health reasons. Throughout their ownership, our clients have established an excellent reputation for offering a superb level of care for dogs.
The kennels boast high occupancy levels with much repeat custom, despite this the owners currently run the business to a pace which suits them, offering new owners huge potential for growth. Potential buyers will be able to significantly increase the turnover of the business with ample land which offers development opportunities and the option to extend and increase capacity with the foundations already in place or possibility utilising the 5.7 acres of land for various purposes.
Gartlove Country Kennels is situated approximately 2.5 miles from the Clackmannanshire and Kincardine bridges. The site is located in a prominent position benefitting from main road frontage onto the busy A977 which provides access to Scotland's motorway network via Junction 6 of the M90 and Junction 7 of the M9.
The surrounding, rural county of Clackmannanshire which is serviced by a network of well-established towns and villages, including Clackmannan, Tullibody, Alloa and Dollar, all of which are within easy reach of the business.
The closest town is Alloa, Alloa is a popular commuter strong-hold for both Edinburgh and Glasgow and offers a good range of local amenities including grocery shops, supermarkets, pubs and hotels, a sports centre and Primary and Secondary schooling. There is also a railway station within the town, with excellent services to Edinburgh and Glasgow. Slightly further afield, Stirling offers the full range of retail, leisure and cultural attractions which you would expect of a city of its size.
The surrounding Clackmannanshire countr
Licenced Kennels The kennels is licenced for 36 dogs with 20 pens and 2 isolation pens.
Accounts Current records and accounts can be inspected after a viewing.
Trading Hours The business trades all year round.
Staff The business is managed by the owners.
Building External The farmhouse is accompanied by approximately 5.7 acres of grounds, which could support various purposes depending on the new owner’s needs. The spacious garden areas surround the farmhouse which is predominantly laid to lawn and is accessed from the front courtyard.
The gravel patio sits to one side of the rear conservatory, providing the ideal spot for outside dinning. Below the garden there is a large paddock. The two outbuildings are located to the right-hand side of the farmhouse courtyard, including a large stone barn with corrugated roof, currently utilised for storage and a stone-building, with adjoining metal-fenced dog run.
These outbuildings offer scope for further development, subject to acquiring the necessary planning conditions. Opposite the driveway there is an additional large grassed area, which could be suitable for development, subject to acquiring the necessary consents.
Kennels The kennels are accessed by clients from the front driveway through the reception which is a good size with plenty of natural daylight and overlooks the front lawn. Owners access the kennels from the courtyard.
The kennels are licensed for 36 dogs and offer a selection of single, double/family pens with covered and partially covered runs. The facilities are well appointed throughout with heating lamps.
There are 2 isolation units, kitchen/ preparation room and wash room. The business is accessed from the main road via a quiet driveway offering a secure and peaceful setting.
Building Internal The traditional farmhouse is a stone-built property which has been extended and is set beneath a pitched slate roof. The property dates back to the 1940’s and has been in the current owner’s family ever since.
Over the years they have renovated and extended to allow for a more contemporary style within a traditional building.
A modern porch extends from the original building and has a series of windows offering in plenty of day light. The kitchen is located towards the front of the property and is finished in a traditional farmhouse style. The kitchen is open plan into a small seating area and looks out towards the front courtyard.
The hallway, which interlinks the kitchen with the formal dining room and has a door to the shower room. The shower room has been stylishly finished modern style tiling to both walls and floors and contemporary down-lighting and is appointed with a wash hand basin, heated towel rail, WC and a corner shower unit. The dining room is located between the conservatory and hallway with ample room for a formal dining giving traditional charm and features wood-burning stove set within a brick fireplace. A pair of French doors open into the adjoining conservatory. The conservatory to the rear is the most notable change, giving stunning elevated views over the grounds and towards the Ochil Hills.
The conservatory functions as a family room and lends itself equally to effortless daily living with space to accommodate both lounge and dining furniture. The room has been finished with oak flooring and there are a pair of French doors which invite out to steps down to a large patio terrace. The original main hall leads down to the main living room which is a generous size and gives of a period feel, with timber fireplace set around an ornate cast iron fire-basket.
A large study completes the accommodation on the ground floor. It can be accessed via a door from the main hall or through a glass door to the porch. The flexibl
Tenure We are advised that the property is freehold.
We have been unable to check this information and advise prospective purchasers to consult their own solicitor for verification.
Summary This is a fantastic opportunity for a true lifestyle business with a stunning 4 bedroom farmhouse. A viewing is highly recommended.
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