Love at First Sight for Stunning Millfield Cattery



Redwoods Dowling Kerr is delighted to announce the sale of Millfield Cattery in Braintree, Essex.

Redwoods Dowling Kerr approached the owners of Millfield Cattery, Mr. and Mrs. Perry as they wished to discuss the sale of their cattery business. After spending many years cultivating and nurturing their cattery, the decision to finally part way with their business came from their wish to enjoy retirement.

Redwoods Dowling Kerr is equipped with the expertise and knowledge needed to put the right buyers in front of our clients. In the case of Millfield Cattery, all it took was one viewing and it was love at first sight for Mrs. Gillian Baker and her partner. The couple were initially attracted to the business as they wanted to pursue a new lifestyle. Once they saw the breath-taking scenery that surrounded the substantial property, they knew this was the one they had been waiting for.

As first-time buyers in the catteries industry, the couple were wary that the process had the potential of being a long and drawn out event. They were pleasantly surprised when they realised that the in-house team at Redwoods Dowling Kerr could take care of everything from start to finish.

Millfield Cattery has been an established feline licensed cattery for many years and is designed specifically to meet the needs of all cats and their owners. The cattery has been purpose-built to match the recommended specifications outlined by the Feline Advisory Bureau; ensuring that every feline is cared for in a safe, warm and comfortable environment.

The cattery has built a great reputation over the years and is popular amongst the local community and even further afield, situated just outside of Chelmsford and several other busy areas.

Within the cattery, there are over 39 chalets, each of which has an indoor, full height compartment that is heated and fully insulated with a cat flap leading to an outside run. This looks out on to the garden which has been designed to give the cats visual stimulation and interest. Each chalet can take a maximum of two cats from the same household. Alternatively, there are several larger family chalets that can accommodate up to four cats from the same household.

The property itself is in a stunning condition both inside and out. The previous owners ensured that the property was constantly maintained and the results speak for themselves. The interior décor oozes charm and has a distinct country feel. The most recent renovations to the property have seen it benefit from modern bathrooms and a large well-fitted kitchen.

The cattery is licensed to accommodate for up to 90 cats, with over 39 pens and chalets available. The cattery is open 7 days a week.

The buyer, Mrs. Baker commented on her experience saying that; “I would like to say my whole experience with Redwoods Dowling Kerr was excellent. The level of service was exceptional, especially that provided by Sarah Ellison. My feelings upon completion was that of great relief, as any kind of move can be very stressful. I would, however, recommend Redwoods Dowling Kerr to anyone who wishes to buy a business. “

The seller, Mrs. Perry commented on her experience saying that; “I just wanted to say thank you for everything Redwoods Dowling Kerr have done for us during the sale of Millfield Cattery. With your help, we managed to get through the whole procedure with relative speed and without too many hiccups. I would describe our experience with Redwoods Dowling Kerr as excellent especially when Sarah Ellison came on board to help us with our sale. The level of service was excellent and help was always available whenever we needed it. When we completed the sale of Millfield Cattery, we were glad that we used Redwoods Dowling Kerr, who helped everything go as smoothly as it did.  I would definitely recommend Redwoods Dowling Kerr without hesitation.”

Sarah Ellison, Senior Negotiator; “Mrs. Baker and her partner were keen to find a business that would provide them with the lifestyle and business they were looking for. We provided Mrs. Baker with various opportunities, but after viewing Millfield Cattery she knew it was the one she’d been waiting for and made an offer almost immediately. We worked with both the buyer and the seller to ensure that each party was happy with every aspect of the sale, successfully completing the entire sales process within six weeks. Mrs. Baker was delighted to have her new business and property by Christmas, and Mr. and Mrs. Perry found their new property for retirement shortly after. It was a pleasure working with everyone involved and on behalf of everyone at Redwoods Dowling Kerr, we would like to wish them the best of the luck in the future.”


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Redwoods Dowling Kerr

Redwoods Dowling Kerr, part of Altius Group, is the specialist broker dealing in Childcare, Healthcare, and Kennels & Cattery sectors. Altius Group is a market leader in business sale transactions for small to medium size enterprises. The group includes some of the most well-respected and leading business brokers in the marketplace. Altius Group offers a sector-specialist approach, tailored to the requirements of our clients. With over 40 years’ experience in business selling, we have a proven track record of delivering successful sales, constantly striving to surpass the expectations of our clients.