Popular fisheries and holiday homes business

Property Posted 18/12/18
Many people dream of getting away from it all by purchasing a country retreat which can support a rural holiday business to bring in an income.

Manor Fisheries, which has been brought to market by Savills Cranbrook, offers an ideal proposition for angling enthusiasts to make their passion into their business – as a well-established fisheries business with self-catering holiday accommodation.

Situated in around ten acres within a lovely countryside location under a mile from the pretty village of Headcorn, Manor Fisheries is three opportunities in one. The angling business, which has grown in stature over the last ten years and was selected by Anglers Mail in 2016 as a ‘Best Day Fishery Venue’, comprises two specimen lakes, one mixed lake, an angler’s cabin and rod shed, plus a hard standing carpark. In addition, a detached outbuilding offers three self-contained one and two bedroom apartments with fitted kitchens and bath/shower rooms, which have been used to provide accommodation for fishing holidays.

Chris Spofforth of Savills rural department said: “The business is supported by a popular website and currently offers day and night fishing. There are carp and catfish in the two specimen lakes, plus tench, bream and roach among other varieties in the mixed lake, while the high quality apartments can accommodate up to nine guests. Local rail services at Headcorn run regular fast rail services, connecting to London via Ashford in just over an hour, making Manor Fisheries a highly attractive proposition for anglers looking for a peaceful short break.”

In addition to the existing business, Manor Fisheries also presents a tremendous opportunity for a family looking for an idyllic location in which to settle. The main house, which was built in the 1980s, is situated within landscaped gardens and offers substantial living accommodation which is imbued with much character. Particular highlights include an impressive 32 foot beamed drawing room with feature brick fireplace, wood burner and French doors, plus a large traditionally styled kitchen with four oven electric Aga and granite work surfaces. On the first floor, five bedrooms, three of which are en suites, are accessed via a galleried landing, while the master suite benefits from a balcony with exceptional countryside views.

Manor Fisheries has even more to offer the country pursuits enthusiast than excellent fishing. The grounds, which extend to about ten acres, also include pasture with potential for equestrian use. Chris Spofforth added: “While Manor Fisheries is currently operated as a popular angling business, it would be equally suited to a family looking to secure a wonderful rural position with privacy to enjoy a variety of outdoor and sporting activities. There are a number of excellent schools in the vicinity, and with good onward links to the motorway network, the property is ideally positioned for commuters, too.”

Manor Fisheries is being marketed by Savills at a guide of £1.795 million.

Location Headcorn, Kent
Price Guide price: £1.795 million

Contact Chris Spofforth | cspofforth@savills.com | 01444 446066 | www.savills.co.uk

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