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For Sale: £1,350,000

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Specimen Coarse Fishing Complex with Accommodation, Cambridgeshire

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  • Area

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    15Acres

Fenland Fisheries represents an exciting opportunity to acquire an attractive lifestyle property with established specimen carp fishing business, with three mature lakes, four bedroom detached dwelling and various buildings, set within 15.2 acres (6.1 Ha) of private grounds.

Location
Situated on the edge of the village of Earith, Fenland Fisheries is well located within easy reach of the towns of St Ives (6 miles), Ely (12 Miles) and Huntingdon (11 Miles). The city of Cambridge is 15 miles distant. The property has good road links to the A10, A14 and the A1. Ely and Huntingdon train stations provide mainline rail links to Cambridge and London.

Fenland Fisheries
The Fenland Fisheries site was purchased in 1984 by the current owners in order to develop a fishery and aquatics business. Fenland Fisheries were pioneers of modern day specimen carp, having reared and stocked fish into many of the country's carp fisheries.

The lakes were originally created from mineral extraction in the 1980s and initially used for trout fishing. The current owners subsequently developed Fenland Fisheries into a popular and well known specimen carp fishery.

Willow Lake - Extending to 6 acres (2.4 Ha) with average depths of approximately 9 - 11ft, up to 18ft. The oldest lake on the complex.

Vermuyden Lake - Extending to 2.6 acres (1.06 Ha) with 13 swims and depths of between 3 - 12 ft. A highly stocked carp lake.

Ash Tree Pool 1 - Extending to 0.2 acres with 6 swims, average depths of approximately 10ft. A match lake stocked with mixed coarse fish species.

Ash Tree Pool 2 - Extending 0.41 acres, with 6 swims and an average depth of 4 ft. Stocked with mixed coarse fish species.

The fishery benefits from a 5ft high otter fence around the perimeter with high tensile steel wire and timber posts. The fishery car park is located next to the storage buildings, with ample parking.

Fish Stock
The Fenland Fisheries Strains of fish are well known throughout the country, the lakes are stocked with UK bred strains, including the fast-growing DOR-70 strain. Willow lake is stocked (of around 150 carp) are derived from the original stocking in 1988 of 1-2lb fish. Approximately 80% are over 20lbs and 25-30 fish over 30lbs, including four over 40lbs. Vermuyden lake is stocked with over 200 carp with fish to in excess of 30lbs. Ash Tree is stocked with approximately 150 carp. The Ash Tree Pools are stocked with mixed coarse species.

Fenland House
The entrance to Fenland Fisheries is via secure electronic access gates, onto the main drive, with the dwelling is situated on the right. Constructed in 1990, a brick-built dwelling finished to a high standard comprising over 2,000 sqft of accommodation with four double bedrooms. The accommodation briefly comprises:

Kitchen - open plan with fitted units and rangemaster oven.
Utility Room
Dining Room
Living Room
Bedroom 1
Shower Room
Bathroom
Bedroom 2 - with double doors leading to pool
Bedroom 3
Master bedroom - with walk-in wardrobe

Outside
Opposite the main access is a visitor parking area. To the rear of the bungalow is a private, enclosed garden with heated swimming pool and pool house. A timber framed cabin overlooks the pool, with bi-fold doors, bar and entertaining area.

Facilities Building
Situated next to the main entrance, a block-built toilet and shower block extending 6 x 3m providing angler's facilities.

Storage Buildings
Situated in the centre of the site is a steel portal framed storage building extending to 36.5m x 9m with concrete floor, office and staffroom. Brick built storage building extending to 7.6 x 3.7. Two metal storage containers.

Aquatics
To the rear of the main storage area is the aquatics retail area, comprising 14 tanks and a retail building of 6.6 x 9m. The storage buildings, aquatics and 1 x container are let on short term agreements.

Business
Income is derived from a combination of lake exclusive booking for Willow Lake, together day ticket sales from Ashtree and Vermuyden Lakes. Rental income is also generated from the storage buildings and aquatics. Further details available from the agent. Full accounts available to interested parties after viewing.

Machinery
The sale includes the main items of maintenance equipment, including the mower. A full list of machinery and equipment available upon request.

Outgoings
Rates Payable 2023/2024 - £0
Council Tax - Band A - 2023/2024 - £1,433
Rateable Value - N/A

Energy Performance
Fenland House - EPC E

Services
The property benefits from 3-phase electricity, mains water supply. Heating oil. Private drainage to a klargester.

Website
fenlandfisheries.com

Features

  • Established lifestyle property and specimen carp fishery
  • Four mature lakes extending to a total of 9.2 acres of water
  • Fenland House - four bedroom detached dwelling
  • Multiple storage and facilities buildings
  • Set in grounds extending to 15.2 acres (6.1 Ha)
  • Well known fishery developed by the current owners over the last 30+ years
  • Profitable and established specimen coarse fishing complex with three mature lakes, owners dwelling and various buildings.

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