Located at the edge of a small village close to Lousã in Central Portugal, this is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a well-established and fully licensed Boarding Kennels & Cattery business with detached owner’s accommodation. The current owners have carefully built up the business and it has an excellent reputation with a loyal base of clientele. Many customers book months in advance so as to secure a space for their pet.
The property briefly consists of; a detached 3 bedroom stone cottage, a private enclosed patio area with covered terrace, gardens, covered parking, garage, 12 standard kennels, 4 high security kennels, 4 overflow kennels, enclosed exercise yard, 6 cat enclosures, grooming salon, food preparation room, Infirmary room, visitors WC and dedicated storage areas. All buildings are fully wheelchair accessible.
The property benefits from modern double glazed windows and doors, vaulted wooden ceilings and Nordic pine fittings throughout. From the garden a door leads into a light and spacious kitchen / diner (30m2) with built in storage units, oven, hob, sink unit, tiled floor and a door leading to the private courtyard. A doorway leads to the lounge (29m2) this large space is adequately heated by a corner log burner (14kw) there is a further door from the lounge leading to the courtyard. The lounge has all of the usual connections for telephone/internet (fibre optic) and television. From the lounge you enter a large hall which gives access to the family bathroom, 2 bedrooms and the stairs to the mezzanine floor. The family bathroom is equipped with a modern suite comprised of a bath tub (with shower over) W.C., bidet and basin. The first bedroom is a good sized double (13.2m2) and has a window overlooking the courtyard whilst the second bedroom (12.5m2) has a window to the front. Stairs from the hallway take you to a very large mezzanine floor (40m2) currently used as an office space/library there is also plenty of room for a double bed/sofa. The mezzanine has a wooden banister at one end overlooking the lounge. Back into the kitchen and a door leads through to a separate suite with its own external entrances to both the front and the courtyard. The 3rdbedroom (17.3m2) is again currently used as office space, the en suite bathroom (7.8m2) has a double shower cubicle, WC, basin and plumbing for a washing machine. The enclosed courtyard is totally private and features a covered terrace (28.5m2) perfect for al-fresco dining.
Boarding Kennel & Cattery:
The cattery, overflow kennels, garage and storage/maintenance areas are accessed via the garden or the courtyard. The cattery is in a dedicated building and features 6 separate cat boxes. A door from the cattery leads into a further room with 4 overflow kennels, sink and storage area. From this room there is access to a covered parking area and a large storage/equipment shed.
The main kennel area is purpose built and features a dedicated fire monitoring system, fire extinguishers, on demand water supply in each kennel; external heating for the winter, indoor covered area and covered outdoor space. Each kennel is approximately 7.5m2. The kennel area is u-shaped and surrounds a central courtyard with mature trees and shrubs which give shade in the summer months. The kennel is entered via a door leading to an internal wraparound corridor. The first room is the grooming salon (7.7m2) which features a dog bath, grooming table, washing machines and storage units. There are 6 kennels on this side before you reach the food preparation room (6.8m2) and Infirmary room (6.4m2) turning the corner there are a further 6 kennels and a cleaners store (3.4m2) and a customer’s W.C.and washroom (7.6m2) around the last corner there are 5 high security kennels for accommodating dangerous breeds (as per Portuguese law these kennels are enclosed by metal bars and ceiling gratings.)
The property stands in land totalling 2300m2 and features include: an orchard, an enclosed dog exercise area, customer parking and a well for irrigation. The whole area is fenced and mature evergreen shrubs provide year round privacy.
Lousã is an attractive market town in Central Portugal approximately 30 minutes east of the large university city of Coimbra. The town offers great amenities, including four popular supermarkets, schools, cafes, shops, a good selection of restaurants, hotel, modern health centre, theatre, library, banks, vets etc. and twice weekly markets. There is an indoor and outdoor pool complex and great sports facilities including a successful, local rugby team and rugby academy. The town is bordered by the stunning Serra da Lousã mountain range which is a wonderful area for outdoor adventures, including walking, bike riding and motorX activities with some spectacular views along the way. Set amongst the hills are the beautiful Schist villages, Castelo da Lousã and a variety of natural, river beaches with bars and playing fields for summer activities. The new motorway offers easy access to both Porto & Lisbon airports and the beaches of Figueira da Foz can be reached within 1 hour.