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Project Max represents the opportunity to acquire a fantastic freehold Pet Hotel in the North East of England.
Recently awarded 5 Star License under The Animal Welfare (Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018
The business is an exceptional Pet Hotel, Day Crèche, Grooming, Hydro and Pet Shop which operates from an idyllic semi-rural setting. The strong transport links by road and rail mean that the business is therefore not only conveniently placed for attracting custom from the locality but also proves popular with pet owners from neighbouring towns. This therefore ensures regular repeat and new custom from throughout the North East.
My Pet Stop is located on Follingsby Lane, occupying a semi-rural location on the outskirts of Washington, Tyne and Wear. The business is roughly 20 minutes by car to Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 20 minutes by car to Sunderland. The business is supported by strong transport links, with the A194(M), A184 and A1(M) all very close at hand.
My Pet Stop is also a very short drive from the Tyne and Wear metro and the nearest mainline train station is East Boldon, roughly 15 minutes’ drive away. Washington is located geographically at an equal distance from the centres of Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland, and was designated a new town in 1964. Since then, it has expanded dramatically thanks to the creation of new villages and the absorption of areas of nearby Chester-Le-Street.
Under present ownership, the business has established a superb reputation for providing excellent animal care with clean, modern facilities boasting an extensive and loyal customer base whilst enjoying frequent referrals and recommendations.
The business offers a wealth of complimentary services and features that are rarely available at most establishments, including hydro pool, grooming facility and retail shop, which sets the business apart from the competition.
This is a thriving business which offers a fantastic oppo
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The welcoming facilities include a spacious air conditioned reception area, open plan retail
shop, three welcoming offices for owners to drop off and collect their pets, indoor agility/day
care arena, fully equipped grooming room with capacity for four groomers, additional grooming/
bathing room, hydro pool with a separate wash room, bird accommodation, manager’s office, administration office, staffroom and ample storage.
There is also a good size self-contained unit within the main complex which is currently vacant, however there is potential to let this space to third parties such as a vet etc. Which would
generate an additional source of revenue.
Externally, there is a pleasant garden of remembrance and a good size customer car park.
The boarding facilities are located throughout the grounds and comprise of a blend of traditional
and modern facilities. There are 50 modern apartments divided into a number of individual blocks
including 8 smaller units which are of UPVC construction and superbly appointed with heating
and ample ventilation. There are also a further 25 traditional heated units accessed via a central
The Cattery is independently located from the kennels and comprises of 30 well-appointed
heated apartments with 10 smaller apartments that are suitable for single cats. The cattery has
a preparation kitchen, storage and isolation area.
In addition to the boarding facilities, there are numerous preparation kitchens, animal weighing
room, laundry facilities and ample storage. Externally, there is an enclosed floodlit paddock for
outdoor agility etc. And eight secure exercise areas.
The main residence is an imposing detached bungalow offering spacious and versatile family accommodation with the benefit of an additional one bedroom annexe.
The business is currently managed by the owner with a manager and full/part time staff. The knowledge and experience of the staff team is a major factor behind My Pet Stop’s excellent reputation within the locality and the success of the business.
The management team have the capability of running the business on a day to day basis.
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
Licensed for 100 dogs in 75 units and 65 cats in 40 pens
The business offers apartments which provide luxury, modern accommodation for dogs. These apartments include a fully ventilated day room, individually heated sleeping area, and floor to ceiling windows. My Pet Stop traditional kennels offers an alternative boarding experience for dogs, perfect for larger breeds and dogs who like to be outside throughout the day. In the kennels, there are 50 modern apartments divided into a number of individual blocks, including 8 smaller units which are of UPVC construction. There are a further 25 traditional heated units, enclosed floodlit paddock and eight secure exercise areas.
30 well-appointed heated apartments which are ideal for a family of cats with 10 smaller apartments that are suitable for single cats.
Small animal and bird boarding
The business has two rooms dedicated to bird boarding, and four rabbit rooms with themed cages.
The crèche provides short term day or night care for pets, and is available for all pet types, providing they meet My Pet Stop’s vaccination requirements. Each pet gets a health check, food from our dry food range, fresh water, bedding and medication as required, and dogs get a walk around the paddock or woodland area.
My Pet Stop has a fully-equipped professional pet and dog grooming salon, complete with well-ventilated preparation rooms, walk-in baths and a large styling area. The business has up to four experienced groomers, who ensure that each pet’s experience is a relaxing and happy one.
The business offers a range of dog hydrotherapy, from fun swimming for puppies and dogs to medical swimming for dogs with injuries or needing to lose weight. Hydrotherapy helps improve circulation, cardiovascular fitness, strengthens and maintains muscles, relieves pain and increases flexibility in dogs. My Pet Stop possess a large, fully-equipped pool which is kept at a warm temperature and can accommodate all shapes and sizes of
The residential accommodation comprises an entrance hallway, spacious and comfortable living room, separate dining room, fitted kitchen with a selection of quality wall and base units, breakfast area, 4 double bedrooms and a family bathroom. There is also a separate annexe providing a double bedroom with en-suite facilities. The residential dwelling is currently let out, however we understand that vacant possession can be available upon completion.