Guide Price £1,800,000

New Mills Trout Fishing Park, Brampton, Cumbria, CA8

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General information

New Mills Trout Fishing Park was formerly a trout farm which has been developed and diversified into a very successful and thriving leisure business, extending to 6.9 acres (2.8 ha).

Location
The site is located just off the A69 1 mile to the east of the market town of Brampton and 8 miles from Carlisle. Junction 43 of the M6 is 8 miles distance. The property is well located with access to the Lake District, Hadrians Wall, Northumberland and the Scottish borders.

The Property
A former mill building of stone construction under a slate roof which has been refurbished by the current owner to a high standard. The accommodation comprises of the following:

Kitchen
Office
Utility Room
Reception Room
6 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms

The property also has the benefit of the following:

A small paddock currently used for alpacas. A detached barn of stone construction under a slate roof with general storage and a stable on the ground floor, together with a workshop area on the first floor. There are four additional storage rooms attached to the main building, private garden and two large decked areas.

New Mills Trout Fishing Park
Extending to approximately 6.9 acres, New Mills Trout Fishing Park has the benefit of both glamping pod and holiday cottage accommodation with an on-site café and shop, trout fishing and ancillary activities.

Main Fishing Lake - Extending to approximately 0.8 acres with an average depth of 8ft and 12 pegs. Stocked with rainbow, tiger and brown trout.

Bait Pond - Extending to 0.1 acres with an average depth of 5ft and stocked with rainbow trout.

Bite Café - A converted barn with ground floor reception/shop area, a large external decked area and commercial kitchen. On the first floor there is an open plan function room with additional seating area and toilet facilities. Currently let for £850 per calendar month.

Tackle Shop - A single storey building of timber construction providing fishermen's toilets, retail area for tackle and refreshments, a kitchen area for fish preparation and an office.

Party Hut - A single storey building of timber construction with kitchen facilities situated adjacent to Bait Pond and used for functions.

Holiday Cottage - Of stone construction under a slate roof, situated adjacent to the Main Mill building providing 2 bedroom holiday accommodation.

Pods - Seven en-suite deluxe pods providing between 4 bed accommodation, three have the benefit of hot tubs. The pods are located on the hillside overlooking the fishing ponds.

The Business
The existing business model is predominantly centred around the holiday accommodation with the majority of the income generated from short terms lettings. The business has seen year on year growth.

Occupancy is currently running at well over 60% in both the holiday cottage and the wigwam cabins, with healthy forward bookings. Additional income is generated through fly fishing day tickets, fund fishing catch and kill sessions, together with fly fishing tuition, tackle sales, parties, pond dipping, fairy trail and alpaca experiences, together with rental income from the café.

For the year ending the 28th February 2021 the turnover for the business was £212,426. Full accounts are available to interested parties after viewing.

All holiday lets are managed through Wigwam Holidays and the business has an exclusivity agreement with Wigwam Holidays to operate in the locality. The holiday cottage is currently listed with Cottages.com.

Licences
The business holds both an abstraction and a discharge licence relating to the fishery.

Employees
The business currently employs 1 full-time and 3 part-time members of staff during the peak season.

Planning
Planning permission is in place for all the existing uses.

Planning permission application number 16/0990 - Change of use of land for the provision of 5 No. additional timber glamping units with associated access track and parking has been implemented, but four pitches are yet to be developed. The holiday units shall be used for let holiday accommodation and for no other purpose.

Planning permission reference 03/0938 - Conversion of redundant farm building to 2 No. holiday cottages. Granted permission but has subsequently expired.

Planning permission reference 14/0178/FP - Conversion of attached barn to 1 No. holiday cottage. Granted permission but has subsequently expired.

Services
The property has the benefit of mains water and electricity. All heating is oil fired. The main house, café and Lake View Cottage are connected to a septic tank whilst the pods are connected to two treatment plants.

EPC
TBC

Council Tax
Council Tax payable 2021/2022
Mill House Band G - £3,511
Lake View Cottage Band A - £1,404

Business Rates
New Mills Trout Fishing Park - Rateable value £Nil Small Business Rate Relief applies.

Guide Price
£1,800,000

Local Authority
Carlisle City Council
Civic Centre
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8QG
T: 01228 817200

Property summary

New Mills Trout Fishing Park was formerly a trout farm which has been developed and diversified into a very successful and thriving leisure business, extending to 6.9 acres (2.8 ha).

Location
The site is located just off the A69 1 mile to the east of the market town of Brampton and 8 miles from Carlisle. Junction 43 of the M6 is 8 miles distance. The property is well located with access to the Lake District, Hadrians Wall, Northumberland and the Scottish borders.

The Property
A former mill building of stone construction under a slate roof which has been refurbished by the current owner to a high standard. The accommodation comprises of the following:

Kitchen
Office
Utility Room
Reception Room
6 Bedrooms
4 Bathrooms

The property also has the benefit of the following:

A small paddock currently used for alpacas. A detached barn of stone construction under a slate roof with general storage and a stable on the ground floor, together with a workshop area on the first floor. There are four additional storage rooms attached to the main building, private garden and two large decked areas.

New Mills Trout Fishing Park
Extending to approximately 6.9 acres, New Mills Trout Fishing Park has the benefit of both glamping pod and holiday cottage accommodation with an on-site café and shop, trout fishing and ancillary activities.

Main Fishing Lake - Extending to approximately 0.8 acres with an average depth of 8ft and 12 pegs. Stocked with rainbow, tiger and brown trout.

Bait Pond - Extending to 0.1 acres with an average depth of 5ft and stocked with rainbow trout.

Bite Café - A converted barn with ground floor reception/shop area, a large external decked area and commercial kitchen. On the first floor there is an open plan function room with additional seating area and toilet facilities. Currently let for £850 per calendar month.

Tackle Shop - A single storey building of timber construction providing fishermen's toilets, retail area for tackle and refreshments, a kitchen area for fish preparation and an office.

Party Hut - A single storey building of timber construction with kitchen facilities situated adjacent to Bait Pond and used for functions.

Holiday Cottage - Of stone construction under a slate roof, situated adjacent to the Main Mill building providing 2 bedroom holiday accommodation.

Pods - Seven en-suite deluxe pods providing between 4 bed accommodation, three have the benefit of hot tubs. The pods are located on the hillside overlooking the fishing ponds.

The Business
The existing business model is predominantly centred around the holiday accommodation with the majority of the income generated from short terms lettings. The business has seen year on year growth.

Occupancy is currently running at well over 60% in both the holiday cottage and the wigwam cabins, with healthy forward bookings. Additional income is generated through fly fishing day tickets, fund fishing catch and kill sessions, together with fly fishing tuition, tackle sales, parties, pond dipping, fairy trail and alpaca experiences, together with rental income from the café.

For the year ending the 28th February 2021 the turnover for the business was £212,426. Full accounts are available to interested parties after viewing.

All holiday lets are managed through Wigwam Holidays and the business has an exclusivity agreement with Wigwam Holidays to operate in the locality. The holiday cottage is currently listed with Cottages.com.

Licences
The business holds both an abstraction and a discharge licence relating to the fishery.

Employees
The business currently employs 1 full-time and 3 part-time members of staff during the peak season.

Planning
Planning permission is in place for all the existing uses.

Planning permission application number 16/0990 - Change of use of land for the provision of 5 No. additional timber glamping units with associated access track and parking has been implemented, but four pitches are yet to be developed. The holiday units shall be used for let holiday accommodation and for no other purpose.

Planning permission reference 03/0938 - Conversion of redundant farm building to 2 No. holiday cottages. Granted permission but has subsequently expired.

Planning permission reference 14/0178/FP - Conversion of attached barn to 1 No. holiday cottage. Granted permission but has subsequently expired.

Services
The property has the benefit of mains water and electricity. All heating is oil fired. The main house, café and Lake View Cottage are connected to a septic tank whilst the pods are connected to two treatment plants.

EPC
TBC

Council Tax
Council Tax payable 2021/2022
Mill House Band G - £3,511
Lake View Cottage Band A - £1,404

Business Rates
New Mills Trout Fishing Park - Rateable value £Nil Small Business Rate Relief applies.

Guide Price
£1,800,000

Local Authority
Carlisle City Council
Civic Centre
Carlisle
Cumbria
CA3 8QG
T: 01228 817200

Features

  • Former trout farm diversified into a thriving leisure business
  • Owners dwelling, converted mill building with 6 bedrooms
  • Holiday cottage accommodation with ancillary activities
  • Fishing lake, bait pond and paddock land
  • Site extending to 6.9 acres (2.8 ha)

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