3 bedroom Cottage for sale: Spratts Lane, Little Bromley, Manningtree

  • reception rooms 2
  • bedrooms 3
  • bathrooms 1
  • showers 1
Reference: EEM0214

Key Features

  • A well reputed and fully subscribed licensed Kennels and Cattery Business
  • Opportunity to grow or to add additonal uses such as a smallholding or equestrian activity
  • Extended 1890's Cottage in mature formal gardens
  • Approximate 7.2 acre plot with grazing paddocks with comprehensive Kennel blocks, cattery and other ancillary outbuildings
  • A fantastic rural yet well connected location
  • Profitable owner occupier run business with contracts from Tendring District and Colchester Borough Councils


An established, well reputed and fully subscribed licensed Kennels and Cattery set in (approximately) 7.2 acres of land located in a well connected yet rural location down a country lane.


Trading Hours:  8am to noon, 3pm to 7pm, seven days a week

Number of Employees: 2 

Licensed for: 26 Pens for dogs (14 double) and 9 Pens for cats. There are a further 20 pens in the top kennel block which is not at present licensed as they hold Stray dogs from Tendring District Council & Colchester Borough Council plus dogs from several rescue organisations. These could be incorporated into future licenses if further boarding was required.

Net profit y/e 2018: Approximately £10,000 (VAT exempt)

Tenure: Freehold 

Accommodation Details: An extended and detached three bedroom 1890's Cottage with formal mature gardens. 

Potential: Existing business growth, small holding, equestrian use.

Hiskeys Farm Kennels in Spratts Lane, Little Bromley is a unique purchase proposition and this bustling boarding home for dogs and cats offers potential to seamlessly continue the business operations (with acquisition of the business by negotiation) whilst offering further potential for a small holding and/or equestrian use.

Fully licensed by Tendring District Council and lovingly run by the soon to retire owner occupiers since 1998 this business has built up a loyal customer base over the years which includes contracts from Tendring District and Colchester Borough Councils for strays and other dog rescue organisations providing consistent and regular base turnover.

Facilities are expansive and comprehensive. The Main Kennel measures approximately 100ft by 35ft and comprises of 26 Kennels (10 double and 12 single pens) with exterior runs, a further 4 internal pens, a store area, Kitchenette, grooming room, laundry room, wash and shower room and larger machinery/barn storage area to the rear.

A second Kennel (top Kennel) measures approximately 44ft x 28ft and lies the other side of the large enclosed exercise and outside space attached to the main Kennel. This top Kennel, with two of its own enclosed exercise areas, has 20 pens.

Separate from the above mentioned facilities is an isolation block which is oil heated, has a Kitchenette, decent sized store room/tool room and two isolation pens.

The Cattery to the front of the plot offers 9 comfortable double pens and an honourable mention goes to the 'Small Furries' House that provides safe and sheltered accommodation for our smaller animal friends such as rabbits and guinea pigs.

As you enter the property's grounds from the road side you are greeted with a long shingled drive with plenty of parking that leads to the office and reception area in front of the main Kennel. 

You'll find the formal garden that surrounds the 1890's cottage to be well established, pretty and mature.

The cottage itself which is fully double glazed and oil heated was modestly extended in 1999 and now consists of three double bedrooms, large utility room, modern fitted Kitchen, dining and living rooms, shower room and separate bathroom and a conservatory. The property itself has been well maintained and, from the first floor, views over the sweeping plot and rolling countryside are captivating and far reaching.  

Most of the residential and commercial buildings are found within the first two acres with the remainder of the plot being divided into paddocks and grazing areas by post and stock fencing. There is independent access to these fields from the road.

The residential accommodation comprises:

Storm Porch

Entrance Hall

Kitchen (newly fitted) 3.63m x 2.63m  (11' 10" x 8' 7")

Utility Room 3.64m x 2.94m (11' 11" x 9' 7")

Indulgent Bathroom

Living Room 3.62m x 4.25m (11' 10" x 13' 11")

Dining Room 3.37m x 3.31m (11' x 10' 10")

Shower Room

Conservatory 4.52m x 3,27m (14' 9" x 9' 10",88' 6")

Ground Floor (Guest) Third Bedroom 3.98m x 3.64m (13' x 11' 11")

Master Bedroom 3.82m x 3.81m (12' 6" x 12' 5")

Second Bedroom 4.84m x 3.08m  (15' 10" x 10' 1")

For more information please contact Darryl Stanley our Director of Sales Direct on (01206) 589109.

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Reference: EEM0214

Contact Agent

Slades Estate Agents
Tel: 01202 548855