Watch: Video tour of beautiful Carryduff home with purpose-built kennel and cattery business
This fabulous house comes with an established purpose-built kennel and cattery business in rural Co Down. Stephanie Bell reports...
If you ever fancied running your own business from home then this unique property could be for you.
Not only does it boast a beautiful family home but a thriving on site cattery and kennels.
Pet lovers will be set for life here earning an income from home with an established business which boasts a loyal customer base.
"Greggs" kennels and cattery has been trading for 15 years and comes with bespoke purpose built accommodation for the animals.
There are two entrances allowing you to keep home and business separate.
The house itself is superb, with lots of interesting bespoke features and stylish presentation.
The bedrooms are split level and there is generous living accommodation with family life centred round a lovely modern kitchen which is open to a living room and dining area with multi fuel stove.
There is also a separate living room, utility room, a play room, four bedrooms, three with dressing rooms and en suites and a family bathroom.
A double height glazed front entrance creates interest from the very start of your tour and the hallway has a rich, country period feel with half wood panelled walls.
The character continues with a magnificent vaulted ceiling in the living room which is a large bright space with a cosy open fire.
The open plan area of the home is quite special with another vaulted ceiling in the dining area and a bespoke curved island unit overlooking the living area.
The kitchen is top quality and very well planned out and French doors plus a large picture window ensures this area is flooded with natural light.
There is also a central gas hob and a built in breakfast bar for casual dining.
There are two double bedrooms on the ground floor including the master which comes with a huge walk in dressing room and a luxury en suite shower room.
The family bathroom is also contemporary and nicely styled and features a separate shower and bath.
A feature staircase leads to an open landing area which would make an ideal office or play area, with two further double bedrooms on the first floor - both of which have walk in dressing areas and lovely en suite shower rooms.
The property sits on approximately one acre and is split in half between the business and the home.
The home benefits from beautifully kept and generous gardens to the front with plenty of space for children to play.
At the back are easy to maintain gardens with a patio area and a further secure area that is ideal for children or pets.
Another bonus is the separate entrances and parking areas for visitor and family parking allowing you to keep the business life and family life separate.
The business comes with staff accommodation in the form of a bedsit with shower room. There are also three exercise paddocks and a reception and kitchen which serve the business.
The kennels is a purpose built facility licensed for 58 dogs, with the current charges of around £12 per dog per night.
There are outdoor runs for the majority of the kennels and a grooming parlour, offering the chance for extra income.
The cattery is also a purpose built facility, licensed for 29 cats which currently charges around £7.50 per cat per night.