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Fisheries 4 Sale

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  • Established coarse fishery
  • 6 bedroom period farmhouse in need of complete refurbishment
  • 3 mature coarse fishing pools
  • Ancillary storage buildings
  • Site extending to 9.5 acres (3.8 ha)


Bishton Pools extends to approximately 9.5 acres (3.8 ha) and comprises a well-established attractive coarse fishery, a period six bedroom farmhouse and grazing land.

The property is located to the north of the village of Bishton approximately 3.5 miles from Rugeley, 11 miles Lichfield and 13 miles Stone.  The property lies in a pleasant rural setting with open aspects.

The Property
A traditional farmhouse of brick construction under a peg tile roof.  The property is in need of complete refurbishment and modernisation, but offers generous accommodation over three levels:

Ground Floor
Dining room
Sitting room
Boot room
Store room

First Floor
Bedroom 1 with large en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3/study with en-suite bathroom

Second Floor
Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5
Bedroom 6

There are formal gardens to the front of the property with a large fish pond.  There is a further enclosure with chicken run to the side of the property and to the rear and one side a substantial yard/car parking area.  Adjacent to the property is a relatively modern three bay garage/machinery shed together with a brick outhouse and lean-to.

To the rear of the property and the yard is an area of grazing land extending to approximately 2 acres.

The Fishery
The fishery has good access off the farm road into a tarmacked surface fisherman’s car park which can accommodate up to approximately 40 vehicles.

The fishery has the benefit of three fishing pools which are believed to be spring fed.

Pool 1
Extending to approximately 0.6 acres (0.24 ha) with  16 pegs.  Stocked with tench, bream, perch, roach, rudd, barbel, crucian and ghost carp.

Pool 2
Extending to approximately 0.9 acres (0.36 ha) with 12 pegs.  Stocked predominantly with carp.

Pool 3
Extending to approximately 0.7 acres (0.28 ha) with  6 pegs.  Stocked with carp up to 30lbs.

The fishery has the benefit of the following:
Timber Cabin
Situated at the bottom of the car park a small timber cabin suitable as a bailiff’s office.

Directly to the north of the car park there is a machinery store and three lock up garage units.

The Business
Income is generated from day tickets, current charges are:

1 rod £5
2 rods £7
3 rods £10

The fishery is in an extremely good location and has the potential to be developed further.  No accounts are available but the business is currently estimated to be turning over in the region of £10,000 per annum.

Mains electricity, borehole water and septic tank drainage.

The fishing pools have the benefit of an aeration system.

All fixtures and fittings are included in the sale within the farmhouse.

Council Tax
2017/18 Band   D

Agents’ Notes

Tenure & Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole with vacant possession on completion.

Fixtures, Fittings & Stock
The sale includes fixtures and fittings and fish stocks within the lakes.  Fenn Wright are not liable in any way for the quality or quantity of the fish stocks, nor any death or disease that may affect such stocks.  Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the quality and quantity of the fish stocks prior to purchase.

Rights of Way & Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing Rights of Way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplied in other rights obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restrictive covenants or all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, staves, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars or not. 

The property benefits from the ownership of the farm track.  It is subject to a right of way in favour of the residential dwellings adjacent to the farmhouse and there is a shared responsibility for the maintenance of the access road.

Consumer Protection Regulations
Under the regulations, what we say or publish about a property must not be false or misleading and we must provide certain material information to enable a potential viewer or purchaser to take an informed transactional decision.
Any areas, measurements or distances referred to as approximate are given as a guide and are not precise.  If such details are fundamental to a purchase, purchasers must rely on their own enquiries.

Important Notice
Fenn Wright for themselves and the Vendor of this property whose Agents they are, give notice that:

The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract.  Prospective purchaser/s and lessees should seek their own professional advice.
All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and if necessary permissions for use and occupation and their details are given in good faith and believed to be correct.  Any intending purchaser/s should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.

No person in the employment of Fenn Wright has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty, whether in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Vendors.

No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by any intending purchaser/s in inspecting properties that have been sold, let or withdrawn.

Local Authority
Stafford Borough Council
Civic Centre
ST16 3AQ.
T: 01785 619000

Photographs taken: September 2017
Particulars prepared: October 2017

Guide Price (as a whole)

Or in two lots:
Bishton Farmhouse - £400,000
Bishton Pools - Offers in Excess of £130,000

Viewing Strictly by Appointment through joint agents:

Fenn Wright
1 Tollgate East

Tel: 01206 216555
Email: mjf@fennwright.co.uk

Bagshaws LLP
Smithfield Road,
ST14 7JB

T: 01889 562811
Email: mark.patterson@bagshaws.com

Viewing by appointment, please call 01206 216555 or email fisheries@fennwright.co.uk

Fenn Wright endeavour to maintain accurate depictions of properties in Virtual Tours, Floor Plans and descriptions, however, these are intended only as a guide and purchasers must satisfy themselves by personal inspection.
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