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We are here to assist you achieve your goal of purchasing a new lifestyle business. Kennels and catteries come in varying shapes and sizes to suit all pockets and situations from a back garden (hobby) cattery to large boarding kennels with six figure turnovers. At the Kennels Agency, we endeavour to establish your priorities and ultimately to find the perfect property. To this end, we really welcome talking to you to help us fulfil your goal. 


4019 | Gt Barr | 1930's semi detached | 3 beds | good sized rooms | 54 cats | 50k t/o

An attractive 1930’s semi detached home in this pleasant residential road, of traditional brick construction under a tiled roof and presented in immaculate order throughout with full central heating and double glazing. 

Situated about  5 miles to the north of  the city centre in a pleasant residential road with easy access to the motorway network, M6 and M5.  Excellent schools, medical services and shopping facilities all within easy reach and the property is on a main bus route.  


Offers in the region of £350,000


4002 | Warwickshire | detached house | 0.3 of an acre | 40 dogs | 42k t/o

An attractive detached house of traditional construction with contemporary white-washed, rendered elevations under a tiled roof, presented in excellent order throughout set in attractive and mature grounds of approx. 0.3 of an acre (stms) suitable for a pony.

Well established licensed boarding kennels ideally located close to the motorway network providing a wide customer base.  The business is currently licensed for 40 dogs with a declared turnover in the region of £42,000.



3994 | Leicestershire | 0.75 of an acte(stmns) 63 dogs/28 cats | six figure t/o | substantial house

A SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED HOUSE of whitewashed rendered elevations under tiled roof, providing a spacious and well-appointed family home presented in excellent order throughout. The property enjoys fine rural views over open countryside and is set in secluded grounds of approx. 0.75 of an acre(stms) adjoining open farmland

 in a rural location with stunning surrounding countryside within a 5 minute walk of two nature reserves and yet within a short drive of the historic market town of Melton Mowbray boasting a lively bi-weekly farmer’s market and a range of excellent amenities including the main supermarkets, cinema, doctor’s surgery, dentists, banks and eateries. There is an abundance of shopping facilities and night life in the town as well as some lovely country pubs within a short drive.  Well established business with six figure income and good quality kennels. 

Offers in the region of £750,000


3974 | Shropshire | 0.75 of an acre | 28 cats | delightful 4 bed cottage

​A delightful and charming period cottage, formerly two farm workers cottages that have been skilfully converted to provide deceptively spacious and attractive accommodation with the most stunning views over open countryside.  The cottage is of traditional brick construction under a slate roof and benefits from full central heating and double glazing throughout and ideally located in this stunning rural location and yet within two minute’s drive of the main road network and the larger towns of Shrewsbury, Oswestry etc.   Birmingham and Manchester airports are almost equidistant and within a 1 hour drive.  THE BOARDING CATTERY BUSINESS  was formerly FAB listed and is run to FAB standards with an enviable local reputation and is currently licensed for 28 cats.  The projected turnover for year-end April 2018 is around £30,000 providing an ideal second or early retirement 



3979 | Nottinghamshire | 40 cats | in excess of £30k t/o | 0.6 of an acre | secluded location

A delightful colonial style single storey cottage set in secluded  and mature grounds of 0.6 of an acre on the edge of this attractive bustling market town, formerly the gardeners cottage to a large estate.   The cottage enjoys some unusual features including semi vaulted ceilings etc. and comprises well proportioned accommodation including 3 good sized bedrooms, lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom and sun lounge.  A bridle track runs by the side of the property with meadows to the other side but within only half a mile is the town centre which is truly delightful with a lovely historic market place,an abundance of bistros and cafes, individual shops as well as the usual supermarket chains,  doctors surgery, schools etc.


The cattery is well established and enjoys a good all year round trade. Over recent years the FAB style units have been replaced  with remaining space for additional units if required and subject to the usual planning consents. The cattery is set securely in a secluded gated area around a lawn with central water feature and mature trees providing natural shade in the summer - lovely setting. It is licensed for 40 cats and currently has a declared turnover just in excess of  £30k providing an ideal second per early retirement income.  Fees are due to increase in 2019 and there is room for further units so potential to expand/increase in younger hands.

REDUCED £380,000


3883 | Derbyshire | 40 cats | £42k t/o

This well thought out and utterly charming  conversion gives  the best of both worlds – a characterful property with high quality modern fittings and clever use of space with the benefit of full gas central heating, double glazing etc. The property offers surprisingly spacious accommodation -  three bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room and lounge.  This is an ideal opportunity for an early retirement /second income.



3914 | Derbyshire | 75 cats | 53k t/o

A deceptively spacious detached bungalow in an elevated position having been modernised and improved to provide a lovely family home.  The gardens are a major feature of the property being considerably larger than average and backing onto countryside.  The cattery packs a powerful punch commercially and is full most of the time.  Lovely and very pleasing on the eye. 



3963 | Gloucestershire | 24 cats | Ideal hobby second income | stunning views | 0.75 of an acre.

A detached bungalow set in a quiet residential area  tucked away in the corner with a  much larger than average plot and breathtaking views over rolling countryside and hills - amazing!  The bungalow is presented in good order throughout with a good sized kitchen/breakfast room, sun lounge, lounge, two bedrooms and a bathroom.  The grounds amount to approx 0.75 of an acre, stms, adjoining grazing paddocks and agricultural land with views as far as the eye can see. 

The Boarding Cattery has been run by the current owners for the past 17 years and comprises a purpose built unit, designed for ease of management,  which is spotlessly clean and with the benefit of a good sized cattery kitchen and store.  This is a retirement sale and offers an ideal opportunity for an early retirement/second income business.  There is massive scope to increase turnover in younger hands plus ample room to expand the cattery subject to the usual planning consents.

Offers in the region of £315,000


3937 | Nottinghamshire | 6.25 acres | 54dogs/24cats | £80k t/o

An attractive detached bungalow of traditional brick construction under a clay tiled roof, completely refurbished throughout in 2015 to provide a well-appointed 4 bedroom (all doubles), 2 bathroom spacious family living accommodation.  The property is set in extensive grounds of 6.25 acres (subject to measured survey) offering a number of other opportunities including equestrian.  There are no immediate neighbours and the property is surrounded by picturesque open countryside, set  on the edge of this attractive rural village just 4 miles to the south east of Newark – a thriving cosmopolitan market town brimming with individual shops, high class eateries, art galleries and museums.  The A1 is easily accessible giving fast access to the north and south – ideal for showing enthusiasts. In addition, the local station (6 miles approx.) away in Newark offers the ability to be in London in around 1 hour 15mins, providing an easy commute to the capital. The village boasts an excellent primary school, local butcher and pub with small shops for day to day needs.

Well established boarding kennel and cattery business with high end luxury units

licensed for 54 dogs and 20 cats with a declared turnover in the region of c £80,000 and rising for a 10 month period. This is an exceptional business by any standard.


Offers in the region of £675,000


3959 | 4 bed det | 3 acres | 122 dogs | 80 cats | £229k t/o

 A detached property, the origins of which are believed to date back to c 1900, of colour-washed and rendered elevations under a slate roof nestled in this secluded spot with amazing views and set in private grounds of approx 3 acres(stms) .  The property is presented in immaculate order throughout and has been modernised and improved by the current owners to a high specification providing 4 bedrooms, stunning first floor galleried lounge with balcony and views, luxury kitchen, etc.  Fully double glazed throughout with oil fired central heating.  Located on the edge of  a quaint and charming village  offering a good array of shops serving day to day needs including a post office, pubs, doctors surgery etc.  There are a number of schools in close proximity and the City of Gloucester is about 8 miles distant and the beautiful Georgian spa town of Cheltenham lies about 12 miles distant.   A good all year round trade is drawn from a wide catchment area including the many surrounding villages such as Cinderford, Newnham, Lydney etc.

THE BOARDING KENNEL AND CATTERY BUSINESS  is well established and has been run by the current owners for the past 9 years and is now offered for sale due to impending retirement.  The business has grown significantly over that time showing an annual upward trend  –  currently licensed for 122 dogs and 80 cats  with a turnover of £229k for the year end March 2017. Trade is drawn from a wide and well populated catchment area including Newnham, Cinderford, Forest of Dean, Cheltenham, Gloucester and numerous surrounding villages.  The kennel is easily accessible being only 1 mile off the A48 

Offers in the region of £895,000

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