Zoo for Sale with land and bungalow in Borth near Aberystwyth
Borth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom
Asking Price: £650,000
Net Profit: £30,000
Sales Revenue: £200,000
Number of Staff: 8
Established For: 14  Years  8  Months
Ownership: Freehold
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  Business Summary   
  This well established family owned Zoo known as the Animalarium is a popular visitor attraction in the Mid-Wales tourist area of Ceredigion. The Zoo is open to visitors all year round. It is right by the beautiful seaside town of Borth, which lies 6 miles north of the University town of Aberystwyth. The Animalarium is within walking distance of the beach, local holiday parks, hotels and the mainline railway station. It is surrounded by hills and fields, giving open views all round. The town of Borth was voted the best place in Wales to bring up a child and has excellent schools and transport links.
Visitor numbers continue to increase year by year and the trend seems set to continue. The Animalarium is spread over eight of the twelve acres and features a reptile house, a crocodile house, monkey houses, a petting barn, stables and animal enclosures including African Lion, Leopard, Ocelot and Lynx. There are Parma and Bennett’s wallaby, giant tortoises, Caiman, very large snakes, Ring-tailed and Ruffed lemurs and Meerkats. And lots of monkeys! Large enclosures with Eagle owls, Hornbills, Cranes, Curassow, Emu and Rhea, and aviaries with many varieties of bird, including endangered species.
The enclosures, ponds, paths and visitor seating areas are all well maintained. There is a covered seating area for demonstrations and educational talks and the ever popular twice daily Reptile encounter!
There is also a hard surfaced visitor carpark plus cafeteria, gift shop, childrens play areas and visitor toilet facilities. The zoo is being sold complete with all equipment, fixtures, fittings, website, quad bike and trailer and tools and has a full zoo licence, renewed in 2014. The animals will be gifted to the purchaser. The Animalarium has established links with colleges, Universities and with other zoos in the UK for animal exchange programs. The owners are reluctantly selling after fourteen years due to retirement.
There is also the owners 2 bedroom bungalow which has hill and sea views and full planning permission to extend to four bedrooms. This is included in the sale.
  Property Information   
  Property: Freehold
  Living Accommodation: Yes
  Details of Accommodation: 2 bedroom detached bungalow with hillside views. Planning permission to extend to 2 more bedrooms.
  Growth Potential   
  Visitor numbers increase yearly
  Support and Training Offered   
  The owners are happy to supply support and advice for as long as required. The staff are fully trained and can operate the zoo in the owners absence.
  Reason for Selling   
  Other Details   
  Is this a home-based business? Yes
  Can this business be relocated? No
  Is this business part of a franchise? No
  Summary of Business Hours   
  Summer 10-6
Winter 10-4
  Summary of Staffing   
  Zoo manager, 3 full time zookeepers, 2 part time zookeepers, 2 Seasonal cafe staff, Volunteers.

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