26 April 2017 | Childcare & Education

Surrey nursery sold to first-time buyer through Christie & Co

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brokered the sale of BarnKids Day Nursery in Chiddingfold, Surrey to a first-time buyer.

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The nursery boasts a high profile location just outside of Godalming and has an effective operating capacity for 60 children. The current owners have operated from its farm setting since 1996 and have chosen to create a lease for the business enabling them to retire from the sector.



The new owners, husband and wife team Laura and Darragh Jones, were keen to acquire their first childcare business, giving up their jobs in the city. Matthew Kavanagh, Finance Consultant at specialist commercial finance broker, Christie Finance aided Laura and Darragh to find the best funding to purchase the new lease.

Sophie Willcox, Business Agent at Christie & Co who handled the sale comments, “We were overwhelmed with interest in BarnKids and received a number of offers from existing operators and other first-time buyers. The owners chose to go with Mr and Mrs Jones as they felt they were the best fit for their nursery.

“It was a pleasure to assist previous owners Mr and Mrs Walker in their sale and I wish the new owners all the luck for the future.”