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Commercial property for sale

Whitchurch, England, United Kingdom SY13

Local area information

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Prees CofE Primary School 0.4 miles
  • Lower Heath CofE Primary School 1.2 miles
  • Prees 1.4 miles
  • Wem 4.1 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

Please quote reference B07020

Hilton Smythe are delighted to have been given the opportunity to manage the sale of Primchurch Kennels and Cattery, a well-established boarding kennels, cattery with a great reputation amongst local residents. This is a superb opportunity to take on a popular and well used local business in a beautiful part of the Shropshire countryside.

The business was founded over 50 years ago. The current owners have run it for the last 6 and a half years or so and the business has been a real labour of love for them and has flourished under their ownership accruing many regular customers along with a glowing reputation for pricing and exceptional pet care

The business is now being sold due to the vendors wishes to pursue a change of direction, they are keen to see their beloved Kennel & Cattery pass to an ambitious and entrepreneurial new owner (s) who can take this already thriving business to the next level.

The business offers a secure, safe and stimulating environment for their clients dogs and cats. The kennels and cattery are situated alongside the owners home which means that they spend a lot of time with all the cats and dogs, getting to know them and thus ensuring that the pets visit is as enjoyable and stress free as possible. The business has many excited ‘welcomes’ when returning guests come to stay and the owners are happy for new and existing clients to take a look around the premises and facilities whenever they wish by appointment during opening hours.

The business offers dog boarding in 25 kennels. All kennels are designed to provide the dogs with an individual sleeping area and a linked outside run. The indoor area is heated and the dogs have access to the outside area at all times. The dogs are fed according to the client’s needs, the business has a selection of wet and dry food and special dietary requirements can be catered for. Multiple occupancy rates are available.

The business also offers a designer cattery . There are 7 individual pens, each with its own secure outdoor run. Each pen comprises 2 levels with an upper level with a cosy bed accessed by ladder whilst the lower accommodates scratching posts and toys. The cattery is fully heated and again, multiple occupancy rates are available.

Additionally the business offers doggy day boarding which is becoming increasingly popular and should provide a particularly lucrative income stream going forward.

The sale will include the company website and Facebook page and the business enjoys great visibility on the internet along with impressive reviews such;

‘ We received a lovely welcome from the owners who looked after our two greyhounds Eva and Merlin recently. The facilities are immaculate, as is the high standard of care given. Thank you’

‘ Run by fabulous, caring people who take excellent care of your pets. Highly recommended’

‘ Friendly kennels in lovely rural location. Caring owners and extensive exercise facilities’

Scope to Improve

  • Advertising and marketing campaign
  • Maximise the use of social media
  • Introduce grooming services
  • Explore the possibility of using large field as a camping and caravan site (subject to normal planning permissions)
  • Increase prices, hasn’t been done for some time and could easily increase by 20%.

Reasons to Buy

  • A well-established business with an enviable reputation and many existing customers
  • Perfect for someone looking to avoid a daily commute to work especially given latest fuel cost rises
  • Includes beautiful living accommodation and private gardens
  • Current owners happy to offer a handover to ensure the continued success of the business.
  • Ideal owner managed or partnership business.
  • A real lifestyle business offering a lucky new owner the chance to live and work in the wonderful Shropshire countryside

All fixtures and fittings pursuant to the running of the business are included in the sale making this a real Turnkey business opportunity for a lucky new owner(s).

Very rarely do boarding kennels of this calibre come to the open market so early enquiry is highly recommended.

This lovely business is likely to attract considerable interest.

Primchurch Boarding Kennels are located in Prees.

Prees is a village and civil parish in North Shropshire, near the border between England and Wales. Press is northeast of the town of Wem. It is also west of Markey Drayton and south of Whitchurch. The population in 2011 was 939 and the population of the civil parish was 2895.

The A41 and A49 road pass on either side of the village.

The village is served by the 511 bus route operated by Arriva Midlands North which runs between Shrewsbury and Whitchurch via Wem.

The business is on the outskirts of the village and is beautifully presented and maintained with clear visible signage. The business is surrounded by wonderful rolling countryside.

Owners Accommodation

To the side of the business is a beautifully presented and fastidiously maintained detached bungalow that has glorious views across open fields and countryside.

The premises briefly comprised of the following:


Generous kitchen fully refurbished and refitted at considerable cost to the current owners, stable door and window to side, expensive solid oak flooring, range of base and wall units in a pale sage colour finish with complimentary wood effect work top, Belling range cooker, 3 ovens, grill and warming drawer, extractor above, 1 1⁄2 bowl sink with Monobloc tap, archway to;

Dining Room

Lovely bright room flooded with natural light, windows to side and French doors to rear leading on to patio and garden, LED spotlighting.

Utility Room

With window to side


With close coupled toilet and hand wash basin

Boiler Room

Window to side and Enviromax oil fired boiler

Family Bathroom

Modern P bath with electric shower and glass door, vanity unit with ceramic sink and two drawers beneath, wall hung toilet with concealed cistern, tongue & groove panelling to dado height.


Unusually generous hallway with panoramic window to front creating a light airy interior, access to roof space. The hallway offers room for a staircase if the first floor was converted into additional living space


Comfortable room with windows and views to front, wood effect laminate flooring, feature inset fire place with multi fuel stove and a slate hearth (very efficient), coving to ceiling, tv point.

Bedroom 1

Good sized double, window to front, double wardrobes

Bedroom 2

Generous double with window to side with free standing wardrobes

Bedroom 3

Generous double, window to side, door to lobby leading to onsuite.

En-suite Shower Room

With window to side, shower cubicle, Triton electric shower and with built in cupboards.


Generous conservatory with windows all round, tiled floor and double doors to patio and garden beyond.

To the first floor is a generous loft that has been partiallly boarded and offers potential conversion into additional bedrooms (subject to the normal planning permissions)


To the front is an immaculately presented garden mainly laid to lawn, fenced to three sides with concrete posts and timber panels, gravelled area to side, block paved path to left and driveway to right providing off road parking, single store garage with double doors and new roof providing access through door at rear.

Court yard / potting yard

Useful utility space with new 1000lt above ground oil tank.


Newly installed, generous patio, ideal for Al fresco dining and relaxation, raised beds and steps to lawned area and a further patio beyond. The property backs on to open fields with idyllic countryside views as far as the eye can see.

Business Premises

The business is situated to the right of the living accommodation and is immaculately presented. Considerable money has been spent by the current owners making this arguably one of the best types of the business to come to the market for some time. The premises briefly comprise;

Car park

To the front of the business is a large car park with parking for approximately 12 cars. A timber gate leads to


Generous secure courtyard which is used for the handover and return of pets

Paddock 1

A large secure paddock used for exercising the canine guests

Paddock 2

Another large paddock, double fenced for additional security.


A large field with hedging to 3 sides and currently used to exercise the guests and could be used to a new owners desire. Three raised vegetable beds.

Pet Food Store

A useful, converted Luton with roller shutter door providing valuable dry storage for animal feed

Compost Area

There are 3 large compost bins

Top Kennel Block

With a reception area and 18 generous kennels and attached runs. IR360 infrared heaters, 4.5W Solar panels to roof

Second kennel Block

7 kennels and runs with underfloor heating


With 7 two storey berths and meeting all latest regulations

Maintenance Shed

Good sized timber shed with power and light


Generous workshop, lined and insulated, power and light, stable door and window to front


Dutch barn with concrete flooring and partially insulated, fluorescent lighting, mezzanine, currently used for storage but offering office potential

Wood Store

There is a useful, generous wood store

Isolation kennel

Designer kennel in line with latest regulations.

Cabin / office

Detached timber clad cabin used as the office, double doors to front and windows to side creating a light, airy and inviting interior, kennel kitchen to the back of the office. Offers potential for subletting to a complimentary business and would make an ideal grooming studio.

We are advised the business is being sold on Freehold basis.

The business is open 7 days a weeks split between the following hours:

08:00am to 11:00am & 15:00pm to 18:00pm

The business is owner run and managed with the help of 3 part time members of staff and casuals as required.

Financial Profile
We are advised the business generated a turnover of circa £75,000 as of 2023, further financial information can be made available upon request.

The forecasted turnover for 2024 is £120,000 - £130,000 with net profit between 70-80%.

Please quote reference B07020

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