A rare opportunity to purchase a successful commercial business as a going concern with an additional four bedroom detached family home and various ancillary portal framed buildings for storage, hard standing for visitor parking and a grassed paddock, in all extending to 1.21 Ha (2.99 Acres). Read more
A rare opportunity to purchase a successful commercial business as a going concern with an additional four bedroom detached family home and various ancillary portal framed buildings for storage, hard standing for visitor parking and a grassed paddock, in all extending to 1.21 Ha (2.99 Acres).
Aquatic Finatic is a prospering business that has been established since 1995. Sold as a going concern the current owner has increased the revenue of the business year on year and currently resides in the adjacent property, Marlin House. Business turnover for the financial year, ending 31 October 2022 amounted to £360,246.
Aquatic Finatic predominantly is a retail supplier of tropical and fresh water fish. The business also supplies reptiles, small rodents, birds and all the necessary feed and equipment including hutches and cages to cater for every need. Over recent years the business has also diversified into pet therapy, parties, educational classes and provides a boarding service.
The site is approached via the tarmac driveway which opens into a large hard standing area for visitors.
The commercial premises are arranged wholly over ground-floor level and provide a total internal floor area of approximately 2,750ft2 (255.48 sqm) or thereabouts; comprising the main sales area as well as ancillary, external stores. Furthermore, the size and layout of the site, with on-site residential accommodation provided already, may also produce opportunities for alternative-use development, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
The property - Marlin House The residential dwelling is a substantial detached family home which is positioned adjacent to the commercial business for an owner/occupier to be on site at all times.
The accommodation in further detail is as follows; Upon entering the main house, the side door provides access to the entrance lobby with steps that raise to the kitchen/diner. On the right hand side of the entrance lobby is a utility/boot room which has a range of fitted cupboards and a sink and a dog wash.
The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern wall and base units in a shaker style with an island unit and laminate worktop over. There is a Rangemaster oven with extractor over, inset sink, integrated dishwasher and space for an American style fridge/freezer. An archway opens into the dining area which has an original cast iron fire place set in a wooden painted surround.
A door leads though into the reception hallway which has a door that provides access to the front of the property. The lounge is a large bright room which has views over the private enclosed gardens. There are sliding patio doors providing direct access to the outside patio area.
From the reception hallway, stairs rise and turn to lead to the first floor landing. There are four good size double bedrooms and a house bathroom. The house bathroom is fully tiled and fitted with a white suite which comprises of panelled bath with shower over, WC and a wash hand basin set into a vanity unit.
Externally, the house has the benefit of an enclosed garden positioned to the side of the property. There is a patio area and the majority of the garden is laid to lawn. Its enclosed by established borders and trees. There is a further area beyond the formal garden which is planted with fruit trees.
Services The property is on mains water and electricity. The heating is supplied by a biomass boiler which supports heating for both the residential dwelling and the commercial business. The RHI payments are paid for another 7 years.
Tenure & Possession The property is offered for sale with vacant possession upon completion.
The property is being sold as a going concern, with stock at valuation.
EPC Rating This property has been certified with an Residential EPC Rating of F Commercial EPC Rating of A
Local Authority North Yorkshire County Council Residential Tax Band D. Aquatic Finatic Rateable Value: £3,850
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VAT All prices quoted are exclusive of VAT where chargeable. Any sale is expected to be treated as a transfer of a going concern (TOGC)
Property Information Pack Interested parties may apply to George F White for a property information pack, which contains the following:-
Land Registry Title Office Copies; Planning Decision Notice 00/51096/P; Past 3 years' financial accounts;
Anti-Money Laundering In accordance with Anti-Money Laundering Regulations, prospective purchasers will be required to provide 2 forms of identification together with confirmation as to the source(s) of funding.
The Area The commercial and residential premises are positioned on the A168 Thirsk Road, conveniently positioned between Thirsk and Northallerton.
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Company Registration Number: OC304694 Registered office address: 4-6 Market Street, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1TL