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DFE Commecial are delighted to announce the sale of Florence Lodge Residential Care Home in Dorset

 

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Florence Lodge Residential Care Home in Dorset. The sale completed on 1 December 2017, R Cardy commented "We were delighted to have acted as sole agents for Florence Lodge Residential Care Home. The whole process has been conducted with complete confidentiality and has proved an interesting and pleasurable experience for our team."

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DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Jesmund Nursing Home in Surrey.


DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Jesmund Nursing Home in Surrey. The sale completed on 17 November 2017, R Cardy commented "We were delighted to have acted as sole agents for Jesmund Nursing Home. The whole process has been conducted with complete confidentiality and has proved an interesting and pleasurable experience for our team."

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DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Chesterholm Lodge Residential Care Home situated in Lee-on-Solent

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Chesterholm Lodge Residential Care Home situated in Lee-on-Solent. The sale completed on 24 August 2017, R Cardy commented "We were delighted to have acted as sole agents for Chesterholm Lodge and the sale was achieved through our exclusive purchase register to an existing care home provider.  The whole process has been conducted with complete confidentiality and has proved an interest and pleasurable experience for our team."


DFE Commercial specialist selling agents in Southampton are delighted to announce the dual sale of both Fairview and Fairhaven Residential Care Homes on the Isle of Wight

 

Fairview Residential Care Home is situated in a central location on the Isle of Wight, the care home is a substantial detached two/three storey Victorian house constructed with brick elevation under a pitched slate roof.  Various extensions have been added during the property’s lifetime the most recent being a two storey element which compliments the original structure.  The house itself has a good size frontage to Clatterford Road and occupies a site of 0.45 of an acre.  The home is registered for 24 service users all with single room accommodation.

 

Fairhaven Residential Care Home is more typical of that of Victorian architecture which dominates the Isle of Wight.  Fairhaven is a substantial detached Victorian Villa set over two storeys and constructed with brick elevation incorporating various rendered detailing.  The main roof is pitched with slate, there has been numerous extensions added the most recent being a two storey extension of identical structure to the original building which was added to the north.  Fairhaven is presently registered for 21 service users with full occupancy of which 15 are accommodated in single rooms with 3 shared rooms.

 

R Cardy commented “We were delighted to have been chosen to act as sole agents re the combined sale of both Fairhaven and Fairview Residential Care Homes.  Having been involved in the transaction from the outset, we have worked tirelessly to ensure the successful completion of this project.  Having received the original instructions we reviewed our exclusive purchase register and highlighted several potential purchasers who would have an interest in acquiring additional units on the Isle of Wight, this proved to be the most beneficial approach and we have successfully secured the sale in favour of Oakray Care Group Limited who only last year acquired a further 34 bed unit through the agency of DFE Commercial.  We wish the new owners every success with their new business acquisition.”

 

 

If you are considering selling your care home in the near future we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to providing a free market appraisal please contact us on 023 8022 5303.

 

Cottisbraine House - Surrey

 

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Cottisbraine House, Surrey

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of a Learning Disability Home, Cottisbraine House, Surrey the sale of which was completed in complete confidence in early March 2017.


 

 

 

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DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Hart Plain Care, Waterlooville

DFE Commrecial are delighted to announce the sale of a Learning Disability Home, Hart Plain Care, Waterlooville the sale of which was completed in complete confidence in early February 2017.

 

 

DFE Commercial specialist selling agents in Southampton are delighted to announce the sale of Little Hayes Residential Care Home on the Isle of Wight

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of a further care home on Totland Bay, Isle of Wight the sale of which having been completed in complete confidence.  This was a retirement sale the owners having owned the property as far back as 1973.  

R Cardy commented:  "This was a great opportunity for us to bring Little Hayes Residential Care Home to the market which we did successfully, limiting our introductions through our private client register.  We were delighted to secure the sale to a local existing care home provider adding this acquisition to their care portfolio."

 

DFE Commercial Specialist Selling Agents Southampton are delighted to announce the sale of Adamscourt Residential Care Home, Dorset


Adamscourt Residential Care Home is an imposing property which we believe dates back to circa 1920s occupying a substantial corner plot in the wondeful suburb of Talbot Woods, Bournemouth, Dorset.  The main building is set beyond the imposing tree line through automated ornate metalwork gates with sweeping tarmac drive to the main entrance of the care home with architecture typical of the era.  The original house has been sympathetically adapted over the years and exudes a wonderful blend of charm and practicality with largely single en-suite accommodation and boasts a registration of some 25 residents.

 

R Cardy commented "We were absolutely delighted to have been chosen to act as sole agents re the sale of Adamscourt which has proven to be both a demanding but nonetheless pleasurable experience for our team who have worked tirelessly on this project.  Having received the initial instructions we have worked with numerous care providers/potential purchasers and identified several whom we believed would hold a strong interest in both acquiring the home and perhaps taking it to another level by way of potential further expansion."

 

We are pleased to have completed this transaction which continues to reflect our ongoing commitment providing an excellent service to those wishing to bring a care facility to market.  The process was concluded in complete confidence without the need for advertising and we have no doubt the home will continue to thrive in the future.

We take this opportunity to wish all involved every success with their new business acquisition.

 

If you are considering selling your care home in the near future we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to providing a free market appraisal.  Please contact us on 023 8022 5303.

 


DFE Commercial specialist selling agent in Southampton are delighted to announce the sale of Downham Lodge Residential Care Home which is situated in Southsea, Hampshire.

 

Downham Lodge is a substantial Victorian/Edwardian double fronted property typical of that architectural period.  The home is set behind a mid-height brick wall with ornate pillars and ironwork gate, the main entrance being that of a vestibule doorway which leads to the main hall.  The overall property is that of brick façade set beneath a shallow tiled roof maintaining the original chimney stacks to add further to its appeal.  The home has been well maintained and benefits from modern UPVC windows and door finish, to the front and on either side of a chest board style clay path the shallow fronted gardens are largely of mature planting.  Internally the service user accommodation is currently set over ground and first floor with mezzanine break with accommodation being 4 single rooms and 4 twin rooms, 8 of which  have en-suite facilities. 

 

R Cardy commented “We were delighted to have been chosen to act as sole agents re the sale of Downham Lodge Residential Care Home and have worked tirelessly to complete the transaction which continues to reflect our ongoing commitment to providing excellent service to those wishing to bring a care facility to market.  The process was concluded in complete confidence without the need for advertising.”

 

If you are considering selling a care home in the near future we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to providing a free market appraisal.  In the first instance please contact us on 023 8022 5303.

 

 

DFE Commercial sell Cheybassa Lodge Residential Care Home, Hayling Island, Hampshire

 

DFE Commercial specialist selling agents in Southampton are delighted to announce the sale of Cheybassa Lodge which is located in the southernmost part of Hayling Island east of the city of Portsmouth. 

 

Cheybassa Lodge is a delightful residential care home which occupies a good size corner plot with spectacular uninterrupted views across the Solent.  The freehold detached property dates back to circa 1920 with the original house being typical of that architectural period.  The principal home has been extensively extended during the 1980’s with two ground floor wings adding additional service user accommodation.  The home is currently registered for 18 with accommodation being that of 6 single rooms and 6 twin rooms, however all rooms are generally used as large single en-suite facilities.  The property has been sympathetically maintained over the years and clearly benefits from an ongoing investment programme.  The main house sits beneath a pitched tiled roof with the entire building having been rendered with textured finish and painted in a neutral colour.  The home benefits from modern UPVC throughout.  To the front the garden area is predominantly laid to lawn with mature shrubs and borders with a small patio seating area, there is a further courtyard garden to the rear of the property with a mixture of mature planting.

 

R Cardy commented “We were delighted to have been chosen to act as sole agents re the sale of Cheybassa Lodge care home and while the transaction proved to be a demanding process at times it has nonetheless been a pleasurable experience for our team who have worked tirelessly to secure this recent completion (27 October 2015).”  

 

DFE Commercial were also pleased to act as sole finance agents arranging business funding for the purchasers who are experienced care providers and we take this opportunity to wish them every success with their new acquisition.

 

 

If you are considering selling a care home in the near future we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to providing a free market appraisal.  In the first instance please contact us on 023 8022 5303.


DFE Commercial Sell The Gables Specialist Care Facility (LD), Ferndown, Dorset

DFE Commercial specialist selling agents in Southampton are delighted to announce the sale of The Gables which is a specialist care facility (LD), Ferndown, Dorset.  The Gables is a substantial detached property dating to circa 1910 which is set in 3/4 of an acre.  The main building is set beyond an imposing tree line through automated gates providing substantial off road parking laid with gravel finish. The original house has been sympathetically maintained over the years and exudes a wonderful blend of charm and practicality, finished to the ground floor in red brick and rendered first floor with a mock Tudor style set beneath an intricate pitched roof with retained chimney stacks which add to the visual appeal. The service user accommodation is that of 8 large single en-suite rooms with excellent communal facilities throughout. R Cardy commented "We were delighted to have been chosen to act as sole agents re the sale of The Gables Specialist Care Facility for those with learning disabilities and while the transaction has proven to be a demanding process at times it has nonetheless been a pleasurable experience for our team who have worked for some considerable time to secure this recent (October 2015) completion. We are pleased to have completed this transaction which continues to reflect our ongoing commitment providing excellent service to those wishing to bring a care facility to market. The process was concluded in complete confidence without the need for advertising and we have no doubt the home will continue to thrive in the future. We take the opportunity to wish all involved every success with their new business acquisition.

If you are considering selling a care home in the near future we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to providing a free market appraisal. Please contact us on 02380 225303.

DFE Commercial Specialist Selling Agents, Southampton are pleased to confirm completion of long term lease

DFE Commercial Specialist Selling Agents, Southampton are delighted to announce the completion of a long term lease at Highlands Road, Fareham which is a specialist care facility.  Highlands Road is a substantial purpose built unit which was completed in December 2006 and since that time has provided specialist care (LD and Physical Disability), the previous registration being for ten service users. Encompassed within this modern accommodation is a blend of single room accommodation all benefitting from wet room facilities together with a number of completely self-contained apartments all of which have the benefit of the communal areas which consist of separate lounge, dining room, kitchens encompassed within a modern comfortable setting. R Cardy commented "We were delighted to have the opportunity to act as sole agents re this transaction which we were able to conclude extremely efficiently having identified the perfect operator for what was a property with vacant possession. Our initial discussions with the vendors were in June 2015 with the lease being completed on 16 September 2015 which by any standard is an excellent achievement and demonstrates perfectly the quality of our introductions and the ability in aligning potential purchasers with opportunities as and when they present themselves."

If you are considering selling your care home in the near future we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to providing a free market appraisal.  Please contact us on 02380 225303.

 

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DFE Commercial Specialist Selling Agents Southampton are delighted to announce the sale of Oakland Grange Residential Care Home, Southsea, Hampshire.

Oakland Grange is an imposing property of significant stature with impressive features typical of the period.  Dating back to the late 19th century with accommodation over four floors and architectural features that include impressive dual floor bay windows with a dominant bell tower with links to the inter-connected cottages.  The property is set behind mid-rise ornate decorative brick and rendered walls with limited parking and landscaped with mature trees and shrubs.

R Cardy commented “We were delighted to have been chosen to act as sole agents re this transaction which has been both an enjoyable if not demanding experience for our team who have worked tirelessly to ensure this sale reached a successful conclusion.  Having received the initial instruction we have worked with a number of care providers/potential purchasers and have maintained complete confidentiality during the viewing/marketing process.  We are delighted that the new owners bring a wealth of care experience to what is already a highly successful business.  With a registration of 43 of which 41 rooms are single, all en-suite the home has enjoyed an ongoing demand for its services.”  

We are pleased to have completed this transaction which is an excellent start to our 2015 campaign.  The process was concluded in complete confidence without the need for advertising and we have no doubt the home will continue to thrive in the future.  We take this opportunity to wish all involved every success with their new business acquisition.

If you are considering selling your care home in the near future we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to providing a free market appraisal, please contact us on 023 8022 5303.  



FUNDING PACKAGE ARRANGED BY DFE

DFE Commercial again demonstrate their ability at arranging a competitive commercial care package to assist in the ongoing development of a substantial care village in North Hampshire.  Initial drawdown at circa £1.2M with a further £1.2M subject to occupancy performance criteria.  DFE commented "As always we are delighted to have arranged this funding package for this specialist care provider and we look forward to working with them on future opportunities and we wish them continued success with their development plans".

FUNDING PACKAGE SECURED BY DFE COMMERCIAL

 

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce completion of a funding package arranged on a variable rate at just 2.5% over bank base with excellent overdraft and additional funding benefits to assist in the refinance of a residential care home in the county of Devon.  Existing funds will be utilised to redeem RBS Bank with trail funding for further development of a close care unit.

We were delighted to have arranged this essential line of funding particularly as others had previously tried for and on the clients’ behalf without success.  Needless to say, the clients are delighted with the secured finance as arranged and we take this opportunity to wish them continued success with their development plans in the future.

 

 

 

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DFE Commercial sponsor Dine with Davina

Another amazing lunch took place at the Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton where Davina McCall hosted the 7th year of Dine with Davina, an opportunity for 300 or so local business women to attend for lunch and take part in a charity auction in favour of Action Medical Research the link we enclose.  DFE Commercial were proud part sponsors of the event and look forward to supporting the charity further this year in a series of cycle rides, not least the Winchester 100 and London to Paris.  Please see link to Action Medical Research website which is DFE Commercial’s chosen charity.  A great day was had by all! 

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DFE Commercial Sell Canford Manor Nursing Home

DFE Commercial specialist selling agents in Southampton are delighted to announce the sale of Canford Manor Nursing Home and adjacent property in Lee on the Solent, Hampshire.

Canford Manor is a substantial purpose built nursing facility occupying a large corner plot on the main artery road, Manor Way leading to the seafront with views across the Solent to the Isle of Wight.  Built in 1989 it has been owned and operated by the same provider since opening.  Set behind attractive low rise walls that border the entire site, the property having been sympathetically developed using modern building materials which encompass several interesting architectural features, not least the substantial archway style windows which create excellent light and panoramic views.  Accommodation of 24 single en-suite rooms is provided over two floors, the home benefitting from a modern passenger lift, there is substantial communal space by way of several lounges and quiet rooms all of which overlook landscaped grounds with mature planting adding to its visual appeal.

R Cardy commented:  ‘We were delighted to be instructed as sole agents with regard this transaction, we have achieved this sale with complete confidentiality and take this opportunity to wish the new owners who are highly experienced care operators every success with their new business acquisition.’ 

Continued Success in 2013 for DFE Commercial

DFE Commercial specialist selling agents in Southampton are delighted to announce the sale of The Gables Residential Care Home, Netley Abbey, Hampshire.

The Gables is a substantial property which occupies a large corner plot on an artery road through the village of Netley Abbey on the outskirts of Southampton.  The original building being constructed in red brick beneath a pitched tiled roof with double bay windows to both ground and first floor and boasts many period features.  The property has been extended on numerous occasions with service user accommodation over two floors having the benefit of a vertical passenger lift.  Vehicle access and substantial off road parking is encompassed within a courtyard setting of shingle finish enhanced by mature landscaping.

R Cardy commented:-  “We were delighted to be instructed as sole agents with regard this retirement sale, our clients having acquired the home some 16 years previous.  The new owners are existing care providers and we take this opportunity to wish them every success with their new acquisition”.

If you are considering selling your care home in the foreseeable future we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to providing a free market appraisal, please contact us on 023 8022 5303. 


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ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SALE FOR DFE COMMERCIAL

DFE Commercial specialist selling agents in Southampton are delighted to announce the sale of Anglesey Court Residential Care Home in Alverstoke, Gosport, Hampshire.  

Anglesey Court is situated adjacent to the stunning Georgian Mansions of The Crescent, the care home being of a latter period Victorian/Edwardian with architecture typical of that style.  Set behind a facade of landscaped planting the care home offered service user accommodation over three floors having the benefit of a vertical passenger lift. To the exterior, a painted rendered finish with substantial bay windows to both ground and first floor.  Vehicle access can be gained to the rear of the property providing substantial parking within a courtyard setting.

The home has been acquired for and on behalf of existing clients to develop into a specialist home for residents with learning disabilities.

R Cardy commented: 'We wish the new owners every success with their continued expansion programme'.

 

Otterbourne Grange Care Home Winchester - Sold by DFE Commercial

DFE Commercial specialist selling agents Southampton are delighted to announce the sale of Otterbourne Grange Residential Care Home, Winchester.  Otterbourne Grange is a substantial Victorian Manor House believed to date back to circa 1873 and was originally built as a domestic dwelling house.  Set in several acres of landscaped gardens, the Manor House sits in a shallow valley with secluded approach to what is a substantial and imposing property with numerous architectural features, not least the ornate turreted stonework above substantial bay windows with striking gable ends typical of the period.  To the front of the property there is considerable parking with a large turning circle for the convenience of commercial and visiting traffic.  Otterbourne Grange sits in a tranquil country setting but with the benefit of excellent motorway connections being just minutes away from the M3 and M27.

R Cardy commented:-  'We are delighted to have had the opportunity to bring this Winchester Residential Care Home to the market for and on behalf of the family who have owned and operated the care home for three decades.  We have achieved this transaction with complete confidentiality having worked tirelessly to ensure a smooth and professional transfer to the new owners who themselves are highly experienced care home operators.  We take this opportunity to wish them every success with their new business acquisition'.

If you are considering selling your care home in the foreseeable future we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to providing a free market appraisal, please contact us on 023 8022 5303.

 

FUNDING PACKAGE SECURED BY DFE COMMERCIAL

 

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the successful refinance of a learning disability home situated on Hayling Island, Hampshire providing draw down funding to assist with the purchase of a further dwelling house. 


R Cardy commented:  ‘We were approached by the client who had made numerous approaches to banks not least his own to assist in the finance arrangements.  We were able to clarify in more detail the proposal and present a full business package, this in turn produced a formal loan facility and we are delighted the clients have now drawn down funds and that we were able to assist.  We wish them well with their further development of the home.’

Buttercup House - Sold

DFE Commercial sell Buttercup House Residential Care Home

Specialist Healthcare agents DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Buttercup House Residential Care Home situated in Woolston, Southampton.

The property is close to all local amenities and is registered to provide accommodation for 20 service users. A substantial Victorian property which has been extended to the rear with accommodation over two floors encompassing a small basement area. More recently the home has acquired full planning consent to add a further eight rooms to the care home together with substantial additional communal space and orangery. To the rear of the property there are generous landscaped gardens which are substantially laid to lawn with a private seating area. We understand the overall site being 0.22 of an acre.

R Cardy commented: We were delighted to have the opportunity to bring this property to the market for and on behalf of the vendors and have achieved a full market valuation in complete confidence. We have worked tirelessly on this transaction to ensure a smooth and professional transfer to the new owners who we wish every success with their new business acquisition.

If you are considering selling your care home in the foreseeable future we would be delighted to hear from you with a view to providing a free market appraisal, please contact us on 023 8022 5303.

 

Regency House - Sold

DFE Commercial sell the Regency Nursing Home, Southsea, Hampshire.

Southampton based specialist sales agent DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of the Regency Nursing Home situated in St Helen’s Parade, close to all amenities in Southsea with wonderful views across the canoe lake, esplanade and beach beyond.

A substantial detached Edwardian property which has undergone various extensions, the most recent in 2002 with accommodation provided over three floors with much of the service provision being accommodated in a substantial basement area facilitating better use of the communal space available.  The current registration of 26 places with a good proportion of en-suite facilities, the home also benefits from a vertical passenger lift.

R Cardy of DFE Commercial commented:  “We were delighted to have had the opportunity to bring this wonderful property to the market for and on behalf of the vendors and have achieved a full market valuation in complete confidence.  We have worked tirelessly on this transaction to ensure a smooth and professional transfer to the new owners who themselves own and operate a wonderful care home within half a mile of the subject property.  Their existing unit being a 3 star rated home.  We are confident they will bring their existing caring ethos to that of the Regency Nursing Home.  We take this opportunity to wish them every success with their new acquisition”.


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DFE Commercial Sells Queen Anne Lodge, Southsea, Hampshire

Southampton based specialist sales agents DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Queen Anne Lodge, Southsea, Hampshire.

The business is situated in an excellent location near to all amenities within Southsea, Hampshire and close to the common and promenade.  The property dates back to the   Victorian era and comprises of three substantial dwellings with accommodation over four floors, constructed in brick and part rendered under a pitched tiled roof, with numerous architectural features.  The current registration being 40 service users, 16 single rooms and 12 doubles.  The home has the benefit of a passenger lift.

R Cardy of DFE Commercial commented “We were delighted to have had the opportunity to bring this property to the market for and on behalf of the vendors and have achieved a full market valuation in complete confidence.  We have worked tirelessly on this transaction which had become somewhat protracted over a 16 month period and despite the general economic trading conditions, we have secured another successful sale in our capacity as sole selling agents.  We take the opportunity to wish the new owners every success with their new acquisition”.

 

Newhaven Nursing Home

DFE Commercial sell closed nursing home:
Newhaven Nursing Home, West Sussex

DFE Commercial specialist sales agents, Southampton are pleased to announce the sale of Newhaven Nursing Home (Closed).

The property is situated a few miles from the town centre of Worthing, West Sussex and occupies a large corner plot which offers the potential for further development.
R Cardy of DFE commented:  “We were delighted to act as sole agents for the vendors in the sale of Newhaven Nursing Home and have delivered on our promise to introduce a high quality purchaser quickly and efficiently ensuring minimum disruption to all parties.  The new owners are a specialist London based group who operate in the learning disability market.

Shangri La - Sold

DFE Commercial Sells Shangri-La Residential Care Home, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire

Southampton based specialist sales agents DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Shangri-La  Residential Care Home, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire.

The property, a two-storey detached former dwelling house, was acquired by the vendors in 2007.  A significant single-storey extension had previously been added to the rear increasing the registration to its current level of 20.  Full planning consent has now been acquired to add a further 6 single en-suite rooms to the home.

R Cardy of DFE Commercial commented “We were delighted to receive instructions from the vendors to sell this Home on their behalf and we have met all their expectations, achieving the full market value in complete confidence via our exclusive purchase register.
If you are seriously considering the sale of your care home within the foreseeable future, please contact DFE Commercial for further information on 023 8022 5303 or info@dfe.co.uk

 

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DFE Commercial sell Evergreens Residential Care Home, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth.

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the recent sale of Evergreens Residential Care Home, Talbot Woods, Bournemouth to a local Care Home operator.  Evergreens is a substantial detached property which occupies a large corner plot.  The original building we understand was constructed circa 1903.  The accommodation provides 22 single en-suite rooms with additional planning consent for an additional 3 single en-suite rooms.  The property is set in landscaped grounds, much of which is laid to lawn with a water feature and seating area. 

R Cardy commented:  We are delighted to have brought the property successfully to the market as selling agents and we wish the new owners every success with their business venture.  The home was sold in complete confidence.

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Glencairn

DFE Commercial sell Glencairn Residential Care Home, Dorchester

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the recent sale of Glencairn Residential Care Home, Dorchester, Dorset.  The property is a substantial building constructed around 1895, set back on an artery road through the town of Dorchester opposite Victorian parkland.  The building is set behind a low rise brick walls with wrought iron gates and mature landscaping.  Client accommodation is over ground, first and second floor with the benefit of a passenger lift.  The current room configuration of 15 singles and 2 twins should be improved further by the new owners as there is a scheme submitted to increase the configuration to 21 singles and 2 twins, all new rooms being single en-suite. 

R Cardy commented:  We take the opportunity to wish the new owners every success with their business venture.  The home was sold in complete confidence, DFE Commercial being the sole selling agents.

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Sale of Lodge, Southsea, Hampshire

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of a closed care facility (Lodge) in Southsea Hampshire which is scheduled to open as Alton Manor on the 28th August 2009. 

The property comprises of three large Victorian semi-detached houses with various extensions to the rear.  The property is of traditional construction with brick elevations under a pitched tiled roof with some interesting architectural features.  The home has been registered to accommodate 34 with 26 singles and 4 twin rooms all of which have en-suite facilities.  The new owners are Alton Care Group who already have a care facility in the area located on Hayling Island and this will add an excellent dimension to their existing care provision.

R Cardy commented: - We are delighted to have been given the opportunity as sole agents to bring this care facility to the market and to have successfully completed the sale on behalf of the vendors.

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DFE Commercial finance the purchase of Palissy House, Newport, Isle of Wight

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce they have recently arranged an excellent funding package to assist in the purchase of Palissy House on the Isle of Wight.

While the home has been long established, our clients purchased the care facility closed having identified its potential (offering a registration of 24 places).  The property is a substantial building sat in a little under half an acre and just five minutes drive to Newport.  The new owners have an existing care facility on the Isle of Wight and this will be an excellent addition to their care provision.

R Cardy commented: We are delighted to have been involved in the arranging of a re-finance package for both the existing care facility and to assist in the acquisition of Palissy House which is a tremendous opportunity to develop an excellent care facility on the Isle of Wight.

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Blackbrook House

DFE Commercial acquire Closed Maternity Home in Fareham, Hampshire

Blackbrook House Maternity Home (closed/NHS) is a substantial Grade II listed building which dates back to the early 19th Century and architecturally is both imposing and boasts many attractive architectural features.  Set in 2.74 acres with access via private drive will provide care accommodation over three floors.  The conversion of this building will commence at the end of this year with a projected opening date circa December 2010.

R Cardy of DFE Commercial commented:  We were delighted to act as the sole acquisition advisors to Mr Press of The Avenue Care Home being involved in the project from the outset with a sealed bid process and having successfully secured the property we have arranged the commercial finance package which has secured the unit and will provide the necessary conversion funding to create a first class residential care home of 28 bed registration providing luxurious care facilities in Fareham, Hampshire to the latest specification but set in a beautiful period property.

The new owner Mr S Press has two existing units, The Avenue Care Home in Hampshire and Dauntsey House in Wiltshire.  Blackbrook House will add a wonderful dimension to the existing portfolio.

Cornelia Gardens

DFE Commercial sell Cornelia Gardens Nursing Home, Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex


DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the recent sale of Cornelia Gardens Nursing Home, Selsey, Chichester, West Sussex.

The property dates back to circa 1913 and is a substantial detached property with spectacular views over the Solent, set in grounds of 1.2 acres.  The original property being a large detached converted building over two storeys with various extensions with an overall registration of 35 and planning permission in situ to increase this still further by way of 5 single en-suite rooms.  The original business was established in 1981 and DFE Commercial sold the property in 2005 to the outgoing owners. 

R Cardy commented:  "The new owners are based in Chichester and are delighted with their recent acquisition.  We are pleased to have assisted all parties in the successful conclusion of this transaction.  We wish the new owners every success with their new business venture".

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Cornelia Grange

DFE Commercial sell Cornelia Grange Residential Care Home, Worthing, West Sussex


DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the successful sale of Cornelia Grange Residential Care Home, Worthing, West Sussex.  The property is located opposite the main entrance to Worthing Hospital and occupies a substantial plot.  The original properties were three pairs of semi detached buildings now interlinked on all floors to provide a substantial care facility.  The current registration is 58 however there is planning consent to increase this to a maximum of 64.  Realistically the registration will remain at 58 improving the single room ratio.  There is off road parking for 14 cars and the home benefits from an eight person passenger lift.

R Cardy commented:  “We are delighted to have had the opportunity to bring this property in West Sussex to the market and we have worked tirelessly for and on behalf of the owners to successfully conclude this transaction in what can only be described as extremely difficult financial conditions.  The new owners are existing care home operators and will add this acquisition to their existing business portfolio.  We wish them every success with their new business venture.

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Haven Rose

DFE Commercial sell Haven Rose Residential Care Home Southampton

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the successful sale of Haven Rose Rest Home in Shirley, Southampton.

The property is located in a residential area known as Shirley, a suburb of Southampton.  The home is a semi-detached late Victorian property with service user accommodation over ground and first floor with owner accommodation in the roof void.  The home is registered for 16 with a registration covering old age and clients with dementia and mental disorders.  The business has been in the same ownership since 1990 and the owners have now decided to take early retirement.

R Cardy commented: "We are delighted to have had the opportunity to bring this property in Southampton to the market and we have worked tirelessly for and on behalf of the owners to successfully conclude this transaction in what can only be described as extremely difficult financial conditions.  The new owners have care experience but not as existing operators and are based outside the area in the county of Surrey.  We of course wish them every success with their new business venture".

 

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Camelot Nursing & Residential Care Home, Wiltshire

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the successful sale of Camelot Nursing & Residential Care Home in Amesbury, Wiltshire.

Camelot is a substantial care facility and commands a prominent corner position in the town centre at the intersection of Countess Road and the High Street, close to all local amenities.  The principle building is 18th Century Grade II listed and is set over two floors with a basement with traditional brick construction under a pitched tiled roof.  In more recent years there has been a substantial development at the site with an "L" shaped purpose built care unit which incorporates an original cottage and is set around an impressive courtyard setting which is landscaped to a very high standard.  On site parking is provided through attractive wrought iron gates and can accommodate 16 cars.  The current accommodation comprises 49 singles and 4 twins of which 41 are en-suite.  This will be enhanced further subject to the current submitted planning application to add a further 40 single en-suite rooms, additional day space, a further pasenger lift and 2 staff accommodation units this will increase the net registration to 90 and will improve the single/double ratio.

R Cardy commented:  It was a great opportunity for us based in Southampton to sell Camelot Nursing Home for the second time.  DFE Commercial successfully sold Camelot for the previous owners in July 2006 and while this transaction has taken somewhat of a longer period of time to secure, it is nonetheless satisfying.

Vendor comments:  When choosing a sales agent it is imperative that they are as enthusiastic about the process as you and this is a clear description of DFE Commercial who have worked tirelessly with this transaction through what can only be described as a very difficult market.  We would have no hesitation in recommending them to any care provider considering the sale of their business.

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Bridge House, Wickham

Bridge House, Wickham

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Bridge House, Wickham, Hampshire. 

The property is a substantial detached Grade II listed building which has the benefit of B1a office use.  Until recently the property has been the head quarters of a local care group and has been acquired by the Learning Disability Specialist Group, Dolphin Homes Limited, again to be used as their administration centre.

R Cardy commented: “We were delighted to bring this attractive property to the market and achieve a sale extremely quickly and in complete confidence.  The property will work well for Dolphin Homes who have a substantial presence in the County of Hampshire.

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Southwood Lodge

Southwood Lodge Care Home, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset.

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Southwood Lodge Care Home, Southbourne, Bournemouth, Dorset.

The property is located in a quiet residential area of Southbourne, Bournemouth within easy reach of local facilities and just a short distance from the seafront. The home comprises of 3 buildings interlinked and converted originally to provide hotel accommodation and subsequently converted to that of a residential care home in its current configuration. The accommodation is situated over 3 floors with a converted roof void, the most interesting architectural feature being that of a Mansard roof as its principal visual key. The business has been in the same ownership since 1995 and maintains a current registration of 32 single en-suite rooms.

R Cardy commented: "We were delighted to bring this property in Bournemouth to the market for and on behalf of the owners who have operated the care facility for many years. The new owners are experienced local care home operators and we are therefore confident they will continue to provide the highest standards available and are delighted to add this care facility to their existing portfolio."

 

Cornelia Haven

DFE Commercial Sell Care Home Twice In Six Years

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Cornelia Haven, Totland Bay, Isle of Wight having sold the home for the previous owners some 6 years prior.

We were delighted to have the opportunity to re-sell what is now Cornelia Haven, having sold it for the previous owners.

The property itself is two large detached dwellings inter-connected by way of a later additional link. The property is Victorian with standard traditional construction of brick under a pitched tiled roof set in grounds of approximately ¼ of an acre. The home's registration is currently 28 accommodating 24 single rooms and 2 doubles.

R Cardy commented: "This was a great opportunity for us to be re-instructed on this business having sold it approximately six years previous. We were delighted to secure the purchase for a highly experienced care operator based on the Isle of Wight who will be adding this home to their existing portfolio".

Vendor comments: "Thank you for your quick sale of Cornelia Haven. It is situated in a remote area of the Isle of Wight for which I thought it would cause a long delay in the sale process. This was not the case and again you found a quality buyer and we completed in only four months from the offer. Many thanks to you and your team."

If you are considering selling your Care Home you should be talking to DFE Commercial on 023 8068 2505.

 

Cornelia Heights

Cornelia Heights, Ryde, Isle of Wight

DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Cornelia Heights, Ryde, Isle of Wight.

The property is a very attractive building, grade II listed dating back to 1890, detached with brick/block rendered walls under a pitched tiled roof. Registered for 23 service users with further plans to add 7 additional single en-suite rooms with further dining, laundry and office facilities.

R Cardy commented: "This is the second time DFE Commercial have been successful in completing on the sale of this business having acted for the previous owners."

Vendor Comments: "A big thanks to DFE Commercial for the kindness and understanding shown when selling Cornelia Heights in Ryde. There was a lot of sensitivity required and your discretion smoothed the sale process for the staff a great deal. Thank you."

 

Cornelia Manor, Newport, Isle of Wight

Cornelia Manor, Newport, Isle of Wight

Southampton based specialist sales agency DFE Commercial are delighted to announce the sale of Cornelia Manor, Newport, Isle of Wight.

This property is a substantial detached building set in 0.94 of an acre and formerly a substantial dwelling house with various extensions added over the years, the most recent being 2003. The property is of standard brick construction under a pitched tiled roof. The accommodation is provided over three floors. We understand the building dates back to circa 1880. The accommodation comprises of 32 single rooms and 1 double room of which the majority are en-suite. In addition there is further full planning permission to add 15 single en-suite rooms to the existing accommodation.

R Cardy commented: "This was a great opportunity for us to bring Cornelia Manor to the market which we did successfully, limiting our introductions through our private client register. We were delighted to secure the sale to a local existing care home provider adding this acquisition to their care portfolio."

The Bill House

DFE Commercial Sell Prominent Care Home In Selsey, West Sussex

DFE Commercial were delighted to bring to the market The Bill House, Selsey, West Sussex having recently sold a further home in Worthing.

The Bill House is a substantial Care Home on Selsey and commands a prominent position overlooking the Solent set in landscaped grounds of 2.5 acres. The principal building is architecturally very appealing and arranged over two floors, brick block rendered walls under a pitched tiled roof. The main home is arranged around a substantial cobbled courtyard accessed by a horse and coach entrance. In addition there is an imposing observation tower with spectacular panoramic views. The main building is Grade II listed and in addition within the grounds staffing accommodation is provided in two adjacent cottages with a further cottage having been purchased as part of this recent transaction.

R Cardy commented: "It was a great opportunity for us based in Southampton to market this prominent West Sussex Care Home which we did in complete confidence and via our private purchase register. We did not advertise the home at all and limited all viewings to just a handful minimising any disruption to staff and residents. We were delighted to secure a full asking price sale".

Vendor Comments: "In the process of buying and selling a Care Home a good agent is key, DFE Commercial are remarkably professional, and importantly always available for support and guidance to ensure the smooth transaction of The Bill House. Many thanks for helping us with the sale; it would doubtless have taken a lot longer without your sensitive, expedient and professional service."