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High quality Manchester nursery sold for the first time in over 20 years

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co, has announced the sale of Narnia Day Nursery and Nursery School in Greater Manchester.

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Narnia Day Nursery and Nursery School is a high quality, well-established family run day nursery which accommodates up to 36 children aged between zero and five years old. The business performs consistently well, and its reputation is exceptional and locally renowned. The nursery operates from an attractive semi-detached three storey freehold period property located within the popular market town of Altrincham, Greater Manchester.

The business has been owned and operated by Mr Rob and Mrs Karen Matthews since 2000 who, over the years, have created an exceptional ‘home from home’ setting which is unique to any other nursery in the area due to its bespoke personable offering.

Mr Matthews comments, “After owning and managing our 36-place nursery for 20 years, the most important factor to us when selling was ensuring it was passed to safe hands who would understand and continue its ‘family’ feel. Sofia understood this immediately and through the whole process had this in mind. Although selling was very emotional, we are so pleased to hand the business over to Forest House Nurseries Ltd.”

Narnia Day Nursery and Nursery School has been purchased by Mrs Rebecca and Mr Anthony McGrath of Forest House Nurseries Ltd. This is the pair’s sixth nursery acquisition.

Mr McGrath comments, “Another great deal completed with Christie & Co! When we viewed Narnia, we knew it was exactly right for us and the location compliments our group. We are very excited to be welcoming Narnia Day Nursery into our family of nurseries and we look forward to getting to know all the staff, children, and parents.”

Sofia Beck, Associate Director at Christie & Co, who handled the sale, comments, “Despite the pandemic and continuous lockdowns, this instruction attracted a good amount of interest and received numerous viewings, resulting in a couple of offers. I met Rebecca and Anthony around five years ago and, alongside transacting, we have kept in close contact so it was quite clear to me from the offset that Narnia would be an excellent fit for Forest House Nurseries Ltd due to a number of synergies shared between their ethos and our clients.

“I’d like to wish Rob and Karen all the best with whatever they decide to do next, and I’m certain they have left their charming Narnia Nursery in excellent hands.”

Narnia Day Nursery and Nursery School was sold at an undisclosed price.

For further information on this press release, contact:
Phoebe Burrows, Corporate Communications Executive
P: 020 7448 8849 or E:

Contact the agent:
Sofia Beck, Associate Director
P: 07736 616 687 or E:   

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