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17 June 2019 | Childcare & Education

Profitable day nursery for sale in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire

Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has brought to the market Alford Day Nursery, a profitable business with a four bedroom house attached, in Alford, Aberdeenshire.

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Registered for 30 children, Alford Day Nursery has been trading for over 25 years and was purchased by the current owners in 2009, undergoing significant investment in the site both internally and externally. The two storey property features open plan playrooms, with messy play areas, and there is a large fully enclosed garden for outdoor play and learning.

Attached to the nursery and included in the sale is a well presented four bedroom property which serves as the owner’s accommodation and is accessible via a separate entrance. This inclusion of a family home offers a unique opportunity for a new owner to take on the nursery as a lifestyle business in a picturesque part of Scotland.

Alford is a swiftly growing rural village nestled in the Aberdeenshire countryside located approximately 26 miles from Aberdeen, via the A944, making the area popular with commuters and placing the nursery in an ideal location for busy parents.

The village offers excellent primary and secondary schools at the newly built campus, various shops and cafes, supermarket, sports pitches, dry ski slope and many more leisure facilities. The area also offers scenic parks and country walks, a soft play centre and the famous Alford Transport Museum.

The nursery is currently run under management, with oversight from the owners, Tanya and Tom Tough. Tanya Tough comments, “For many happy years, Alford Nursery has been our home, we have enjoyed living and working in the heart of the community. 

"As our house is attached to the nursery, we have decided that it may now be time for a change for our family and are seeking a new owner with the same passion and enthusiasm for delivering great childcare. We will continue to run our other businesses, Alford Breakfast and Out of School Club and Annie's Nursery in Insch.”

Emma Govan, Business Agent at Christie & Co is handling the sale and comments, “Alford Day Nursery presents a unique opportunity for a buyer to acquire a long established and well respected nursery, with a settled staff team and beautifully presented family home in an idyllic location. If you have a passion for childcare and are looking for an escape to the country, this could be the business for you.”

Alford Day Nursery is on the market with an asking price of £455,000 for the freehold concern, including the residential property.