Catteries Business For Sale in Forres

Rafford, Forres, Moray IV36, UK

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A wonderful opportunity has arisen to purchase a charming 4 bedroom cottage and purpose built cattery in a stunning rural location in the beautiful village of Rafford, Moray.  The cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard and is presented in immaculate condition throughout.   The spacious gardens have been tastefully landscaped and include a large patio and decked area with views towards the Black Isle.  The profitable cattery, licensed for 12 cats, is 3 years old and was constructed by the specialist cattery and kennels builders Lindee Lu.

4 Bed detached cottage
Stunning rural location
Lindee Lu built cattery
Licensed for 12 cats
Excellent reputation
Superb growth potential
Landscaped garden
Offers over £330,000
Excellent lifestyle opportunity
Net Profit circa £14,000 pa



Granary Cottage and Cat Lodge is situated on a private lane on the outskirts of the delightful village of Rafford within easy access to the A96; the main road between Inverness and Aberdeen.  The beautiful town of Forres is 3 miles away and offers a range of amenities including supermarket, leisure centre, railway station, a variety of independent shops, primary and secondary schooling.  Further amenities are available in Elgin City, the capital of Moray some 10 miles away. Rafford also offers easy access to woodland and coastal walks, is only 40 minutes from Aviemore, 25 miles from Inverness and 18 miles to Inverness Airport.



Granary Cat Lodge was established by the current owner in 2012 and has built up an excellent reputation with much repeat business.  The cattery has been built to a very high specification by Lindee Lu; a specialist cattery and kennel builder.   In immaculate condition it offers high quality boarding accommodation for cats.   In total there are 9 specialist-built suites, each with an indoor heated area, a covered outside area and garden views.  There are 3 chalet style suites that can each accommodate 2 cats and 6 penthouse style suites that can each accommodate a single cat.  Subject to necessary planning permissions there is room to extend the cattery business.  The business is easily managed by the owner without the assistance of any staff.  It is currently run to suit their own lifestyle and will close for certain periods throughout the year.  

The business has a net profit of circa £14,000.  It has a licence for 12 cats.  There is CCTV security cameras overlooking the cattery.



Granary Cottage

Entry is via the main front door and into the entrance hall.  From here there is access to the:

Kitchen [4.8m x 3.2m]:  A contemporary kitchen with a range of cream base and wall mounted units.  Range style cooker.  Tiled floor.  Central island with seating.  Wine cooler.  Double doors open to:

Conservatory [2.9m x 2.4m].  Tiled floor and dwarf walls with triple aspect glazing.  Double doors open to the garden.

Utility Room  [2.2m x 1.9m].  Tiled room with WC.  Useful storage and space for tumble dryer and washing machine. 

Lounge: [4.8m x 3.2m].  Warm, cosy, light and spacious lounge with wood burning stove.  Wood floor, Glass door opening on to patio.  Door leads to rear hall and provides access to the bedrooms:

Bedroom 1: [3.9m x 2.3m].  Pleasant double room with window overlooking rear garden and rural landscape.  Carpeted. Down lights.

Bedroom 2: [3.7m x 3.7m].  Good sized double bedroom with front aspect. Carpeted.  Central light fitting.

Bedroom 3: [3.7m x 3.7m].  Good sized double bedroom with front aspect.   Carpeted.  Down lights.

Bathroom: [3.7m x 2.0m].  Contemporary Bathroom with white sanitary ware consisting of WC, wash hand basin, spa bath, and walk in power shower.  Back splash tiling and wooden floors.

Master Bedroom: [4.8m x 3.8m]. Exceptionally spacious double bedroom with windows on 3 sides providing exceptional country views.  Wooden floors and ceiling light fittings.


The cattery is formed of 2 wooden structure buildings.  Entrance is via the main office / reception area which also serves as a laundry and kitchen.  A door leads to a passageway and the first 3 chalet style suites.  At the opposite side another door leads to an external divide before a door allows entry to the second structure.  Here a main passageway provides access to the six penthouse style suites.  

Granary Cottage and Cat Lodge sits in a very private plot.  There is a large gravel driveway at the front of the property.  On the boundary is the cattery and large wood construction workshop.  At the rear is a large patio and area of decking; designed to take full advantage of views across the rolling countryside and beyond towards the Black Isle.  At the conservatory end of the property is a good sized area of lawn with a gate opening at one end into a wonderful kitchen garden with well-kept fruit and veg beds and small potting shed.  In addition there is a good sized garden shed.

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Sale price: £330,000
Tenure : Freehold
Status: Available
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