Business for sale in United Kingdom – Lincolnshire – County of Lincolnshire – Co149-freehold british wildlife and country park set in circa 6 acres of picturesque parkland with spacious 5 bedroom detached property-lincolnshire

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Business for sale in United Kingdom - Co149-freehold british wildlife and country park set in circa 6 acres of picturesque parkland with spacious 5 bedroom detached property-lincolnshire

Asking Price: 750,000 £ Real Estate: Ownership
Sales Revenue: 145,000 £
Net Profit: 45,000 £
Year Established: 2001
Employees: 1FT
# of family members employed: Not Disclosed
Location criteria:
United Kingdom/County of Lincolnshire/Lincolnshire

Business types:

Arts, entertainment & Recreation

Business categories:

Other Arts, Entertainment & Amusement Businesses

Business description

this country wildlife park is set in approximately 6 acres and exhibits around 500 animals in the landscaped parkland and gardens. The freehold five bedroom detached house with tea rooms plus the animal wildlife park is one of the finest visitor attractions in the county of lincolnshire. The business was established in 2001 with the first full year (april to october) visitor numbers hitting 5000. Following the investment in the infrastructure bird and animal wildlife the visitor numbers have soared to 30,000 in 2010 for the 9 month opening period (february to october) by local demand. The park is very much an interactive visitor attraction where you can watch falconry displays, take nature walks around the ornamental pond (or larger wildlife pond) or enjoy tea, coffee and a menu of mouth watering cakes in the on-site tea rooms, plus enjoying the animal encounters in the children's farmyard and much more. (the full offering is listed below). • children’s area with toys and adventure playground. • children’s party barn • picnic area with wooden tables and benches • koi carp pond with seating for tea and coffee • garden walk • bird of prey aviaries plus falconry demonstrations • water fowl lake with central island and wildlife walk • 10 fenced paddocks for shetland ponies, miniature pigs and farmyard animals • indoor children’s animal barn for rabbits, guinea pigs and heated hatchery • hard standing stable block with 5 stables • office administration block • staff rest room • pay point with chipmunk enclosure • boiler room • detached 40 cover tea rooms with patio seating and planning to extend • a range of timber out buildings for storage the business trades for nine months of the year (closing in november, december and january) this is a lifestyle choice of the vendor. The three months of closure could be a lucrative period with the investment and introduction to the park of a children’s indoor play area, to include ball ponds, climbing apparatus, restaurant and additional rooms for birthday parties, nursery and school visits. The vendor has informed us that this would have a very positive impact on the business income as it has been a repeated and regular request from visitors. The country park has an impressive five bedroom detached property with own garden and garage. The property has been totally re-furbished by the vendor to a high standard with the fitting of a bespoke fitted kitchen and en-suite bathrooms to two of the five bedrooms. With new impetus and all year round opening to the country park, followed by investment in the indoor play area, extension to the tea rooms, the visitor numbers have the possibility of reaching 50,000 plus, taking the projected income of this business to circa £250,000 per annum producing a projected gross profit of circa £150,000. Customer service: the customer service ethos of the park is to ensure visitors leave happy and feeling that they have had an enjoyable day that has been value for money that will lead to recommendations to friends. The business makes certain of this by constantly training the staff and keeping the standards high, in both the animal enclosures and paddocks and also in the quality of food and drink served in the tea rooms. This strategy has been very successful and has compounded in the year on year increase in visitor numbers. Key strengths: • superbly located sought after attraction • high visitor numbers • growth via 12 month opening and investment in children’s indoor play area • value for money attraction • large catchments area with little competition • high quality 5 bedroom owner accommodation • superb lifestyle choice business • turn key operation growth and expansion: the business has superb growth opportunities via the introduction of a children’s indoor play area, this is to capture visitor numbers for the parks down time through the winter months (planning is in place) this would be a positive addition to the park and the vendor has informed us that the demand is high as regular requests come from the local community and tourist alike. The second growth element is in the extension to the already busy tea rooms (planning in place and works to start in 2011) this would totally revamp the kitchen and storage areas plus increase the covers possible to 60 plus.

Additional information

Additional information: Not Disclosed
Support & training: The vendor and all management staff will offer to the new owner’s full support, and any training needed to facilitate a smooth transition of ownership.
Reasons for selling: The vendor believes this is the right time to take a well earned retirement
Financing available: Not Disclosed
Inventory / Stock value: Not Disclosed

Real Estate

Ownership: yes
Will owner sell real estate?: yes
Included in asking price?: yes
Value: 0 £
Location: The freehold 5 bedroom detached property stands at the main entrance to the wildlife park and is a substantial dwelling of immense character and charm, retaining many of its original features. The property is of a red brick construction under a slate pitched roof with private garden and garage. Ground floor- • Main entrance leading to a conservatory, with access to the main house. • Downstairs cloakroom. • Large hallway, with all ground floor rooms leading off. • Large kitchen with recently fitted high quality base and wall units, Belfast Sink, built in appliances plus Rayburn. • Separate utility room with fitted units and appliances • Separate dinning room. • Large lounge room with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove • Study room currently used as the vendor’s private office First floor- • Large landing leading of the main staircase • Master bedroom with en-suite shower room • Family Bathroom. • 3 further double rooms one with door access to master en-suite • 1 single bedroom

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