The site comprises a two-storey detached annexe property which was recently used to operate a 45-place children’s day nursery, and a Grade II listed five-bedroom detached farmhouse barn conversion which is currently used as a residential dwelling. The nursery greatly benefits from a semi-rural location and a beautifully landscaped plot ideal for outdoor learning activities.
The property is located on Hargate Avenue in Norden, a suburban village of Rochdale, North East Greater Manchester. The surrounding farmland offers the perfect environment for outdoor activities and exploration. It also has great accessibility and sits nearby to a contemporary residential development which was beneficial to the nursery business, attracting children from the immediate locality and commuting parents on their way to work.
This sale offers the fantastic opportunity for a day nursery operator seeking unique premises to accommodate a new start up business or the relocation of an existing one.
The site is currently owned by Fisherfield Childcare, a local operating group with a portfolio of seven day nurseries in Greater Manchester. The group’s very first nursery, this Hargate Avenue nursery setting, opened in 1996 and was relocated to an alternative site in August 2019.
Sofia Beck, associate director at Christie & Co, who is handling the sale, commented: ‘This really is a rare opportunity which we are pleased to present to the market and excited to gauge the response. We anticipate that the property will appeal mainly to day nursery operators looking in the Greater Manchester area, who would either look to set up a new nursery business or to relocate an existing business to the annexe property within the plot. The main building could be used as owner’s accommodation or would work exceptionally well as either a head office or training facility for an expanding local group operator, in particular. The garden and surrounding views are truly unique and offer something very different to your everyday childcare setting.
‘That said, the property would work well for a number of alternative uses which is why we are keen to push this out to our entire database of commercial buyers.’
The former Fisherfield Childcare day nursery is on the market for an asking price of £1,295,000.