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The highly reputable and successful ‘Upper Ruxley Cattery’ is now for sale.
• Redeveloped cattery with 22 individually heated and insulated cat chalets.
• 5- star licence for capacity of up to 40 cats.
• Stunning 3 bedroom, family home included in price.
• Glowing reputation and great potential for expansion.
This wonderful, family run cattery is situated in the prime location of Upper Ruxley, Bexley - a highly populated area straddling South East London and North Kent. The location really has the best of both worlds – its semi-rural positon boasts scenic views of London yet it benefits from excellent road and rail links to London and the South East. Thus, making the cattery easily accessible for its clients and offering a convenient yet picturesque way of life for the new owners.
The cattery itself has benefited from a total redevelopment, making this an attractive turn-key investment opportunity. The site now boasts 22 comfortable, individually heated and insulated cat chalets for single and multiple cats sharing. The cattery has achieved a 5-star license for up to 40 cats at any one time.
Not only will the buyer be taking on an up market, highly popular cattery, they will also gain a beautiful, 3 bedroom, family home in the price. The current owners have ensured the cattery is run separately from the house, which boasts beautiful gardens to both sides. This will allow any new buyer to also enjoy the residential side whilst knowing the cattery is secure on the same plot of land. Furthermore, with the house being situated on site, the buyer can enjoy the easiest and shortest of commutes!
This family cattery has been established for an impressive 32 years and was taken on by the current owners in 2002, who have totally transformed the accommodation for both their family and the hundreds of cats that stay each year. The business prides itself on the bespoke and intimate service offered to its loyal, repeat customers. In turn, the cattery receives glowing, 5 star reviews and is the “go-to” cattery for pet owners in the local area. Due to this, the business is in high demand and this popular cattery has to turn booking enquiries away in the high seasons, which is usually during school holidays throughout the year.
Therefore, there is great to potential to expand if the new owner so wishes. There are four distinctive cattery blocks and capacity could easily be increased to around 50 cats or more to accommodate this high demand.
This thriving business is offered to the market reluctantly, due to the current owner’s decision to take a well-deserved retirement. However, the current owners are willing to offer a full handover to any new buyer, to allow for continued success of the business.
This reputable cattery is perfect for someone looking to run a business in the pet services industry, but without those initial startup pains. Situated in a prime location, this is an ideal lifestyle opportunity to purchase a home and a successful, long running business with loyal, repeat customers, a glowing reputation and great potential for expansion. This highly established business is a great investment for any cat lover!
For more information about this business, please contact the seller on this page.
Owner's house – 3 bedrooms.
The original part of the house was built over 200 years ago and was the main farm owners. home.
Entrance hall- with wooden flooring, store cupboard, doors off to lounge, shower room and kitchen.
Lounge - wooden flooring, windows to 2 sides and feature brick fireplace.
Shower room - modern bathroom with fully tiled floor, WC, walk in shower, towel rails, hand basin with vanity unit.
Kitchen/Dining area - fully fitted bespoke kitchen to the left side with view to the rear garden, light and bright dining area with French doors opening to the raised side terrace.
Utility room/cattery- kitchen to rear with 3 x large windows to 3 sides and exit to the garden.
Hallway- airing cupboard, loft access (development potential).
Bedroom 1 - master bedroom with 2 x large windows overlooking the rear and side of the property with built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 - double bedroom with large windows to front of property with built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 3 - smaller double / single bedroom with views to the front of the property.
Large family bathroom - recently added with high quality fixtures and fitting with shower over bath, towel rail, WC, vanity unit with window to side of the property.
Cellar - accessed from the external front side of the property and includes new boiler, electricity panel, oil tank, tool storage, water softener and 2nd storeroom.
Please note the house is powered by oil and electric; however, due to its position, ideal opportunity to install solar panels to generate own electricity.
External - customer car park for 6 cars, double gates lead onto private driveway with beautiful flower beds, side garden is well manicured with trees and shrubs, a large chicken coup.
Closer to the house is a raised patio with breath-taking views of the countryside in front.
To the rear is a stand-alone garage and office - this building offered endless option for uses, currently our client’s office to the first floor however it could be additional family accommodation for parents or elder teenagers or cattery staff if any new owner wishes to expand and employ staff. The space could also be let out as an office or introduce a grooming aspect to the business.The first floor currently includes - kitchen/ sitting area with shower room, clear views to the front and rear of the property.Rear room or bedroom which includes our client’s office area and CCTV point which includes 4 x cameras.Behind this building and the main house is a private terrace with al fresco dining area and flower beds, access to the lawned garden, more flower beds and mature trees.To the rear of this is a vegetable garden and a potting shed.The rear garden also links round to the cattery area and back down to the front side garden.
A location unknown by many due to its semi-rural position with scenic views over London and Sidcup yet excellent road and rail links to both London and the south east.Sidcup is a thriving commuter area central to both London and Kent, with direct access into central London 13 miles away by the A20 west and the A20 east connecting to both the busy M25 and M20 motorways. Croydon is approximately 12 miles away, Dover 64 miles, Heathrow 55 miles and Gatwick 33 miles.
There is private customer parking to the front of the property for approximately 6 vehicles.
Cattery – 22 comfortable individually heated and insulated cat chalets for single and multiple cats sharing. Capacity for 40 cats at any one time.
Reception and office (located in extension to main house).
Cat kitchen (rear extension to main house) includes sink, storage units and windows to 3 x sides.
Large storage garage/store which is fully shelved with cat bedding storage and laundry facilities.
Rear holding area incorporates 8 cat chalets (used for cat’s ready for collection if cat owners are delayed or if any cats need medical attention).
Lower block (new roof and re-modernised throughout) includes 1 x multi, 5 x singles, 1 x family cat chalets (able to house 4 cats).
Middle block -1 x family cat chalets (able to house 4 cats). 6 x single cat chalets.
Upper block - includes 2 x singles, 4 x double chalets.
All cat chalets are fully heated and insulated there is a new covered walkway linking all 3 blocks.
The Annex block is reached by walking down the side lower garden and includes the isolation block which includes 2 x family cat chalets (able to house 3 cats).
EPC rating and size is relating to house not business. Business exempt
There are 4 distinctive cattery blocks, capacity could easily be increased if the new owner wanted to increase to around 50 cats or more.
The business is run all year round.
Current owners are willing to offer a full handover to any new buyer, to allow for continued success of the business.
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