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For Sale: £395,000


Private Fishery and Lakeside Lodge

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Set in tranquil Bedfordshire countryside, Talltrees is a beautiful and mature, willow lined fishery extending to approximately 2.4 Acres (1.0 ha). Originally, created around 1880, it is now a peaceful retreat with a lakeside lodge.

Talltrees is situated on the edge of Aspley Guise village, approximately 7 miles south east of Milton Keynes and 12 miles south west of Bedford. The fishery is located within easy access of the M1 (Junction 13, which is 2 miles distant).

Originally three separate ponds excavated for clay to be used for brick production, the ponds were amalgamated into a single lake in around 1957.

The spring fed lake extends to approximately 1.4 acres (0.6 ha) with a total of 14 swims and depths of up to 9ft at the southern end. The tree lined lake is divided by a central island and is characterised by a large coverage of lily pads and overhanging trees.

The fishery came to prominence in the 1960's and 70's, with the late Richard Walker fishing for the many large perch for which Talltrees had become well known. Carp were initially introduced during this period, with later introductions made by Kevin Maddocks and Heather Fisheries. Some of the original fish remain.

Fish Stocks
The lake was drained in 2010 and the silver fish removed. Additional stock were added, supplied by Heather Fisheries. The lake has only been lightly fished in recent years, but is known to contain a large number of carp, caught to in excess of 30lbs.

There is a single storey, timber lodge at the northern end of the site, used as an angler's lodge. Extensively refurbished by the current owners, the lodge provides a kitchen/dining area, together with a bathroom and bedroom. Separate angler's toilet.

Ref: CB/18/02415/FULL - granted July 2018 - Construction of new single storey fishing lodge. An occupancy condition states the lodge is to be occupied as a tourist and leisure facility in association with the adjoining fishing lake and not for use as a dwelling. The permission has not been implemented.

The fishery has he benefit of mains water and electricity. The lodge building is connected to a septic tank. The lake has the benefit of a fountain-style aerator.

Business rates - £Nil

EPC - Exempt

Local Authority
Central Bedfordshire Council
Priory House
Monks Walk
SG17 5TQ
T: 0300 300 8307


  • Tranquil fishery in rural Bedfordshire
  • Spring-fed lake extending to 1.4 acres
  • Lakeside angler's lodge
  • Site extending to 2.4 acres (1 ha)
  • Well located close to J13 of the M1
  • A secluded and mature lake with lakeside cabin.


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