£895,000

3

Eight Hundred and Ninety Five Thousand Pound

Foxhills Fishery, Pinfold Lane, Walsall, West Midlands, WS9 0QT

3 bedroom farm for sale

A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO PURCHASE AN ESTABLISHED FISHERY BUSINESS SET WITHIN AGRICULTURAL PASTURE LAND AND MODERN BUNGALOW

 

  • Large 3 bedroom bungalow with Agricultural Occupancy Condition
  • 3 stocked fishing pools
  • Stable block for 5 horses and tack rooms
  • 17.96 acres (7.27 hectares) of permanent pasture land
  • Established fishery business  

 

This is a rare opportunity to purchase an established business with residential property which has only come to the market due to the current owners wishing to retire.

 

LOCATION

Foxhills Fishery is situated approximately 5 miles east of Walsall with Birmingham to the south and Aldridge to the north. Situated near the local scenic area of Barr Beacon, the property is just one mile from the Junction 7 of the M6 motorway. Although set in a scenic countryside location, the property is ideally situated in close proximity to a wide range of amenities and access links.

 

THE DWELLING

The residential dwelling provides a modern 3 double bedroom bungalow. Built in 2011 to Code Three specifications, the bungalow is an energy efficient property benefitting from an air source heat pump, solar panel water heating and water reclamation facilities. 

The property boasts a large kitchen diner with modern fitted base and wall units. The kitchen benefits from intergrated appliances including oven, hob, dishwasher and microwave and enjoys views over the garden and pasture land. The lounge benefits from windows to three sides enjoying views over the property. The master bedroom is a good size double with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. The second bedroom is again a double and has a dressing area and en-suite shower room. The third bedroom is a smaller double. Off the hallway, which is extra width as are all the doors to accommodate wheelchairs, is a cloakroom with WC and hand basin. The property benefits from a large loft area above the living accommodation accesed by a wooden loft ladder. To the rear of the property is a large utility room/second kitchen which if required could be converted into an additional bedroom or home office. The property has a large integrated double garage with loft area above.

To the exterior, the property has a large gravel driveway, patio area and is surrounded by mature hedgerows and shrub borders providing privacy and seclusion from the business aspect of the property. The bungalow has underfloor heating throughout and is presented to a high standard providing a very good quality residential dwelling.

 

SERVICES

The property benefits from mains electricity and mains water connections. Hot water is provided by solar panels with the underfloor heating being provided by an air source heat pump. The property is serviced by mains foul drainage.

 

OUTSIDE

Situated to the rear of the bungalow is a large brick built barn benefitting from a mains water and electricity supply which lends itself to a variety of uses such as fish rearing, a larger shop and café or potential conversion to an annex subject to the relevant planning permissions being sought. To the rear of the barn is a room currently used as a bait shop and two toilets for use by customers of the fishery.

 

STABLES

Foxhills Fishery benefits from a custom built stable block extending to 5 stables, 2 tack rooms and a timber framed barn for hay storage. The stables have a mains electricity and water connection. This could provide an additional business opportunity or stabling for personal horses.

 

AGRICULTURAL OCCUPANCY CONDITION

The bungalow is subject to a Section 106 Agreement restricting the occupancy to the person(s) running the fishery business. As such, the occupants of the bungalow must be the person(s) in control of the fishery. A copy of Section 106 will be provided upon request.

 

LAND

The property extends to 22.06 acres (8.93 hectares) in total. The permanent pasture land is split across three main enclosures and extends to 17.96 acres (7.27 hectares). The land is flat to gently sloping in nature and is bounded by mature hedgerows and stock proof fencing. The three pools and surrounding lawned area extend to 3.52 acres (1.42 hectares).

 

The property benefits from a large car parking area for the business. There is a sole access to the site which allows for added security and for monitoring customers coming and going. The car park area is covered by a CCTV system further enhancing the security of the site.

 

THE FISHERY BUSINESS

The existing fishery business was established in 1982. The business currently trades 6 days per week and is open from 7am to 7.30pm in the summer months and to dusk in the winter months.

 

Currently there are three pools of varying sizes which are stocked with a variety of fish including Bream, Roach, Tench, Perch, Chubb and varieties of Carp. The pools benefit greatly from being spring fed which ensures a fresh water supply and allows a constant flow through the three pools. The pools also benefit from a drainage system which ensures they neither flood nor run low.

 

Foxhills Fishery provides a fantastic opportunity to acquire an established fishery business with significant potential to expand and develop the business. Given the surrounding pasture land, which is predominantly on a clay and sand bed, there is scope to enlarge or construct additional pools providing that the relevant planning permission is sought.

 

The current owners have established the business gaining an enviable reputation amongst the angling community, being renowned for the quality and abundance of its fish stocks. A valuable customer base has been built up by the current owners which provides an excellent start to further the business.

 

The stables and surrounding pasture land also provide an opportunity for a small livery business should the owners wish to diversify their business.

 

OPPORTUNITY

The sale of Foxhills Fishery presents a truly unique opportunity to purchase an established and successful fishery business, residential property and agricultural pasture land situated in a location benefitting from both rural aspects and being in close proximity to large conurbations and the motorway network.

 

The property provides significant potential for an established business to be expanded, further increasing the profitability and already renowned reputation.

 

TENURE & POSSESSION

Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

 

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY

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 supplies together with all of the rights and obligations, easements and all wayleaves whether referred to in these particulars or not.

 

VIEWING

Strictly by appointment only with the sole selling agent.

 

METHOD OF SALE

The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty.

 

LOCAL AUTHORITY                                                                         

Walsall Metropolital Borough Council

Walsall Council

Civic Centre

Darwall Street

Walsall

WS1 1TP                              

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