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Homes for sale with businesses attached with turnovers of up to £400k

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Jeremy Clarkson is the latest celebrity to make a TV show about how his countryside home helps to pay its way.

His new Amazon Prime show, Clarkson’s Farm, sees the former Top Gear host work on his 1,000 acre farm in the Cotswolds. It includes his Diddly Squat Farm Shop, which was recently overrun by visitors following the TV show’s success.

Other celebrities with TV shows about their homes include Sarah Beeny, who has built a countryside mansion in Somerset.

The last series of Sarah Beeny’s New Life in the Country saw her look at various businesses she could set up from her new home, including cider making and glamping.

Amazon Prime show, Clarkson's Farm, sees the former Top Gear host work on his 1,000 acre farm in the Cotswolds

Amazon Prime show, Clarkson’s Farm, sees the former Top Gear host work on his 1,000 acre farm in the Cotswolds

The last series of Sarah Beeny's New Life in the Country saw her look at various businesses she could set up from the new mansion in Somerset that she built for her family

The last series of Sarah Beeny’s New Life in the Country saw her look at various businesses she could set up from the new mansion in Somerset that she built for her family

While you may not have the financial resources of a celebrity, is there a way that you can capitalise on this trend and move to the countryside into a property that helps to generate an income?

We take a look at three options including a shop with turnover of around £400,000, a home with nine holiday cottages and a cattery business attached to a family house that generates an annual turnover of almost £60,000.

While some of the businesses were happy to reveal turnover, profits were not divulged. Anyone genuinely considering buying should seek that extra information. 

Tom Parker, of Zoopla, said: ‘For those looking for an exciting new venture, there are some great properties for sale with businesses attached that have a healthy turnover. 

‘Many of these properties are located in more rural locations and could offer a change in lifestyle for prospective buyers currently living in a city and looking for a change of scenery along with the added benefits of being your own boss and not having a long commute to the office.’ 

Here are some homes with businesses attached… 

1. Four-bed house and shop, Cairngorms National Park, £475,000

This four-bedroom house is in Grantown-On-Spey in the Cairngorms National Park, and is for sale £475,000 via estate agents Masson Cairns

This four-bedroom house is in Grantown-On-Spey in the Cairngorms National Park, and is for sale £475,000 via estate agents Masson Cairns

Inside the main house, there are clean and modern interiors with plenty of space for a family, including this kitchen

Inside the main house, there are clean and modern interiors with plenty of space for a family, including this kitchen

The cost of the property includes a profitable shop that is easily accessible from the main street with large display windows

 The cost of the property includes a profitable shop that is easily accessible from the main street with large display windows

The busy shop sells garden and homeware essentials, and has traded for more than 40 years with only two owners during that time

The busy shop sells garden and homeware essentials, and has traded for more than 40 years with only two owners during that time

As well as the main townhouse, there are some outbuildings that could be rented out to help generate additional income from the property

As well as the main townhouse, there are some outbuildings that could be rented out to help generate additional income from the property

This long-established and profitable business is in the town of Grantown-On-Spey in the Cairngorms National Park.

The garden and homewares store has traded for more than 40 years with two owners. It has an impressive annual turnover of between £350,000 and £400,000, with profits consistently above £100,000.

The property includes some outbuildings and a four-bedroom townhouse, which can be used as owners’ accommodation or be rented out to produce an income of around £700 a month. 

Altogether – including the main townhouse – the property is on the market for £475,000, via estate agents Masson Cairns.

2. Twenty-six bed house and holiday lets, £1,695,000, Pembrokeshire

Fashionable Pembrokeshire: This established holiday lettings business sits in around seven acres of beautiful West Wales countryside

Fashionable Pembrokeshire: This established holiday lettings business sits in around seven acres of beautiful West Wales countryside

Croft Farm and Celtic Cottages has nine self-catering holiday cottages, and the new owners could live remotely or on site

Croft Farm and Celtic Cottages has nine self-catering holiday cottages, and the new owners could live remotely or on site

Facilities at the property include private hot tubs and outdoor seating areas for guests to enjoy during their stay

Facilities at the property include private hot tubs and outdoor seating areas for guests to enjoy during their stay

The property has been updated with wood-pellet biomass central heating, which was installed at a cost of £120,000

The property has been updated with wood-pellet biomass central heating, which was installed at a cost of £120,000

Alternative attractions: There is a small farm animal area outside on the property to help keep guests entertained

Alternative attractions: There is a small farm animal area outside on the property to help keep guests entertained

The Welsh coastline is only three miles away from the property, but there is an indoor heated swimming pool complex that includes a sauna and a gym area for those looking to exercise on site

The Welsh coastline is only three miles away from the property, but there is an indoor heated swimming pool complex that includes a sauna and a gym area for those looking to exercise on site

The property is set in more than seven acres and is currently on the market for £1,695,000, via estate agents Fine and Country

The property is set in more than seven acres and is currently on the market for £1,695,000, via estate agents Fine and Country

This established holiday lettings business sits in around seven acres of beautiful West Wales countryside. 

Croft Farm and Celtic Cottages is on the Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire borders, which is rated by National Geographic magazine as the second best coastline in the world.

It has nine self-catering holiday cottages, with an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, gym and hot tubs, along with a children’s soft play area and a small farm animal area. Turnover was around £300,000 for the 2020 to 2021 financial year.

The property boasts wood-pellet biomass central heating, which was installed at a cost of £120,000. There is a renewable heating incentive running until December 2035 at an index-linked annual return of around £7,500. It effectively runs the heating and hot water to all the properties and the swimming pool.

It is on the market for £1,695,000, via Fine and Country. The estate agent described the property in its marketing literature, saying: ‘This is a really attractive opportunity for someone looking to run their own business, either remotely or living on site.’ 

Nigel Salmon, of Fine & Country West Wales, told MailOnline: ‘Croft Farm is a terrific family run business, which has been developed and enlarged in the last three decades, the owners have invested heavily into making the business ‘futureproof’ and easy to operate in a beautiful West Wales location. With the British accommodation marketplace never busier, it is an excellent opportunity for new owners to take the reins of a popular and established enterprise particularly popular with families.’ 

3. Four-bed house and cattery, Yorkshire, £500,000

This house in Brough, East Yorkshire, is on the market for £500,000, via estate agents Kings Business Transfer

This house in Brough, East Yorkshire, is on the market for £500,000, via estate agents Kings Business Transfer

The property comes with an established and licensed cattery that produces an annual turnover of almost £60,000

The property comes with an established and licensed cattery that produces an annual turnover of almost £60,000

The current owners of the Evergreen Cattery are now looking towards retirement, and so have put the property on the market

The current owners of the Evergreen Cattery are now looking towards retirement, and so have put the property on the market

The business facilities are completely separate from the main owners accommodation, which comes with four bedrooms

The business facilities are completely separate from the main owners accommodation, which comes with four bedrooms

This four-bedroom house in Brough, East Yorkshire comes with an established and licensed cattery.

Evergreen Cattery has been owned by the same family since 2012, who are now looking towards retirement.

The cattery is licenced for 42 cats in 24 luxury units, with fees currently standing at £11 a day for one cat. Annual turnover stands at around £58,000 based on an 11-month year.

The business facilities are completely separate from the main house with a dedicated reception area. 

The entire property is for sale for £500,000, via estate agents Kings Business Transfer.  

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Zappone turns down invitation to appear before committee to discuss envoy role

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Former minister Katherine Zappone has turned down an invitation to appear before an Oireachtas committee to explain the circumstances surrounding her now-scrapped appointment as a special envoy.

The chair of the Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan confirmed on Monday that Ms Zappone had declined an invitation to attend to discuss the matter.

The committee, which met last Wednesday in private session, agreed to write to the former minister and invite her to appear before it.

It is understood the decision was taken at a private meeting after it was proposed by Sinn Féin spokesman on foreign affairs John Brady and his Social Democrats counterpart Gary Gannon.

The committee is also to invite Martin Fraser, the secretary general of the Department of the Taoiseach and the State’s highest-ranking civil servant, to address the issue of precisely when Ms Zappone’s name was communicated to the Department of the Taoiseach.

Controversy erupted over an attempt by Minister of Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney to appoint Ms Zappone as a special envoy for freedom of expression and LGBTQ+ rights.

Mr Coveney – who is attending UN meetings this week in New York – last week faced down a motion of no confidence as a result of his handling of the matter.

Earlier this month, Mr Coveney told the Oireachtas Committee Ms Zappone was mistaken in her belief she had been offered the job last March.

Mr Coveney also rejected claims that Ms Zappone lobbied for the position or that he breached Freedom of Information legislation by deleting texts between himself and Tánaiste Leo Varadkar.

However, Mr Coveney apologised for “sloppiness”, and for making mistakes in the past few weeks.

Records released by the Department of Foreign Affairs show Ms Zappone texted Mr Coveney to thank him on March 4th “so, so much for offering me this incredible opportunity”.

In mid-July she sent another message of thanks but Mr Coveney has insisted nothing had been formally agreed until it came to Cabinet on July 27th.

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Lori Loughlin and fashion designer husband drop $13M on Palm Desert vacation home

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Former Full House actress, Lori Loughlin, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have dropped $13million on a gated Palm Desert, California, oasis, following their release from prison for their involvement in the college-admissions scandal.  

Loughlin, who was released from prison in December, with her husband following in April, appear to be celebrating their newfound freedom with the purchase of their vacation getaway in the La Quinta community.

The five-bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home, situated in the guard-gated exclusive Madison Club, comes lavished with several amenities, including a wine cellar, movie theater, two pools, two spas, a wet bar and an outdoor projector-theater.  

Former Full House actress, Lori Loughlin, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have dropped $13million on a gated Palm Desert, California, oasis, following their release from prison for their involvement in the college-admissions scandal.

Former Full House actress, Lori Loughlin, and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, have dropped $13million on a gated Palm Desert, California, oasis, following their release from prison for their involvement in the college-admissions scandal.

The open dining and living room area is perfect for watching L.A sunsets

The open dining and living room area is perfect for watching L.A sunsets 

The home comes equipped with several outdoor fireplaces, perfect for entertaining guests on chilly evenings

The home comes equipped with several outdoor fireplaces, perfect for entertaining guests on chilly evenings 

Opulent swimming pools encompass the outdoor area, in addition to an outdoor projector for watching films

Opulent swimming pools encompass the outdoor area, in addition to an outdoor projector for watching films 

The home comes lavished with several amenities, including a wine cellar, movie theater, two pools, outdoor fireplaces, two spas, a wet bar and an outdoor projector-theater

The home comes lavished with several amenities, including a wine cellar, movie theater, two pools, outdoor fireplaces, two spas, a wet bar and an outdoor projector-theater 

Former 'Full House' actress, Lori Loughlin, (right) and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, (left) have dropped $13 million on a gated Palm Desert, California, oasis

Former ‘Full House’ actress, Lori Loughlin, (right) and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, (left) have dropped $13 million on a gated Palm Desert, California, oasis

Built in 2019, the home was formally owned by Assurance co-founder Michael Rowell and his wife, Alexis, who purchased it for only $9.5 million. 

A few of their neighbors include Kris Jenner, Kourtney Kardashian, Nike’s Phil Knight, Cindy Crawford and Scooter Braun. 

The purchase comes a year after Loughlin and Giannulli bought a $9.5 million modern farmhouse in the Hidden Hills area of Los Angeles.      

A federal judge in Boston recently granted Loughlin ‘expedited’ permission to travel to Canada to possibly rekindle her career. The request was necessary as she remains on probation.

The five-bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home is situated in the guard-gated exclusive Madison Club in the La Quinta community

The five-bedroom, 5.5 bathroom home is situated in the guard-gated exclusive Madison Club in the La Quinta community

Built in 2019, the home was formally owned by Assurance co-founder Michael Rowell and his wife, Alexis, who purchased it for only $9.5 million

Built in 2019, the home was formally owned by Assurance co-founder Michael Rowell and his wife, Alexis, who purchased it for only $9.5 million

An large dining area opens out onto the terrace, as an intricate chandelier hangs from the ceiling

An large dining area opens out onto the terrace, as an intricate chandelier hangs from the ceiling

Also featured in the amenities is a chic, oversized wine cellar

Also featured in the amenities is a chic, oversized wine cellar 

Loughlin was unable to travel due to her prison sentence and ensuing community service commitments stemming from her involvement in the ‘Operation Varsity Blues’ scheme, which involved wealthy parents paying large sums of money to get their kids into elite universities.    

‘Ms. Loughlin anticipates she will be traveling for about one week’ and is ‘being offered a filming production project’ if granted permission, her initial request sent by a probation official stated.   

It emerged in 2019 that Lori and Giannulli bribed their daughters Olivia and Isabella’s way into University Of Southern California.

Lori and her fashion designer husband paid $500,000 to falsely pass the girls off as potential college rowers on USC’s rowing team.

Although they initially claimed to be innocent, Mossimo pled guilty last May to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud and honest services and mail fraud, while Lori pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire and mail fraud.  

Giannulli was sentenced to five months, while Loughlin served two months behind bars.

It emerged in 2019 that Lori and Giannulli bribed their daughters Olivia and Isabella's way into University Of Southern California

It emerged in 2019 that Lori and Giannulli bribed their daughters Olivia and Isabella’s way into University Of Southern California

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Tenor fails to rent home as work in Covid-hit sector deemed precarious

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An Irish tenor, who has performed for presidents and emperors and been shortlisted for a Grammy award, is struggling to rent a home in Dublin because of a perception that working in the Covid-19-hit entertainment industry makes him a risk.

Paul Byrom said he was “knocked for six” last week after a potential landlord refused to even meet him on the grounds that the pandemic had made his profession singularly unsuitable for the rental market.

Byrom has earned his living as a musician for more than 20 years and has performed for Emperor Akihito of Japan, former Irish presidents Mary McAleese and Mary Robinson and former US president Barack Obama.

He was one of the original soloists in the Celtic Thunder show that toured the world and had number one albums on the World Billboard Chart. A solo album, This is the Moment, debuted at number one on the same chart and was shortlisted for a Grammy nomination.

Byrom has continued to work online during the pandemic and is looking forward to restarting his live career soon. “I am no Bono, but I am not starting out in the game,” he said.

However, none of his achievements appear to have been good enough for one Dublin landlord. Byrom said he and his girlfriend were keen to move to a bigger home and found a two-bedroom house in south county Dublin advertised at a rent of €2,000 a month.

‘Exemplary tenant’

It was being let by the estate agent which manages the property the couple currently live in and he was assured that, as an “exemplary tenant” for more than three years, his application would most likely be considered favourably.

“The estate agents said that while it was looking after the letting, it wouldn’t be the management company and the guy who owned it would be the point of contact,” Byrom said. “I was told that the landlord would want to meet me and I had no problem with any of that – I thought that made sense.”

He and his girlfriend assembled all the paperwork including her payslips and details of his earnings from his accountant. “I had moved in in my head but then I got a phone call saying the application had been rejected,” he said.

His mother joked that he had been turned down “because the landlord didn’t want you practising your Ave Maria’s at 10 in the morning.”

But that was not the reason. It emerged that the “landlord thought that because Covid had hit my industry hard he would be too nervous to take me on. He simply didn’t want anyone from the entertainment industry,” Byrom said.

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He said struggling to rent or get a mortgage were not the only issues entertainers encounter.

“Try and look for car insurance as a singer and the companies don’t want to know. So I can’t drive a car or rent a home or even take advantage of the bike to work tax scheme because I am self employed.

“And this is a country that claims to be the land of the bards and the poets. The amount of roadblocks put in an entertainer’s way are just crazy, but then they will say get out there and sing Danny Boy and represent the country. You’d have to wonder if Ireland wants artists to be here at all.”


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