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For Sale£695,000.00

Ivy House Lakes, Whitehill Lane, Chippenham, SN15 4JU

Other, Other Property Types & Opportunities , 14.8 Acres
Property type: Other, Other Property Types & Opportunities
Tenure: For Sale Freehold
Size: 14.8 Acres
Price: £695,000.00
Location: Ivy House Lakes, Whitehill Lane, Chippenham, SN15 4JU
A well-established profitable commercial coarse fishery in a very accessible location between London and Bristol.

The Property
Ivy House Lakes comprises of six well stocked coarse fishing lakes, facilities building with caf� and tackle shop, outbuildings and a three bedroom detached lodge.

Location
Ivy House Lakes is situated to the east of the village of Grittenham, 3 miles to the west of Royal Wootton Bassett, the M4 Junction 16 4 miles, Swindon 10 Miles and Chippenham 12 miles.

Situation
The property is situated to the south of the M4 and east of the village of Grittenham. Royal Wootton Bassett has a host of amenities including a supermarket, public houses and schools.

The Fishery
Ivy House Fishery extends to approximately 14.8 acres (6 ha) having been established for over 32 years' and has been developed into a top quality commercial coarse fishery. The present owners purchased the property in 2013 and have made significant improvements to both the fishery and the property.

The fishery has the benefit of its own car parking enabling easy access to all the lakes. The lakes are primarily fed by ground water and have the benefit of attractive mature landscaping.

Specimen Lake
Extending to approximately 1.2 acres (0.5 ha) with 7 pegs and a maximum depth of 7ft. Stocked with carp up to 24lbs.

Willow Lake
Extending to approximately 1.4 acres (0.6 ha) with 23 pegs with a maximum depth of 6ft. Stocked with carp 8lbs-18lbs, bream, tench, perch and roach.

Match Lake
Extending to approximately 2 acres (0.8 ha) with 20 pegs and a maximum depth of 6ft. Stocked with carp 8lbs, bream 4lbs, skimmers, roach, perch and tench.

Kingfisher
Extending to approximately 0.7 acres (0.3 ha) with 15 pegs and a maximum depth of 5ft. Stocked with mixed coarse fish species.

New Canal
Extending to approximately 0.9 acres (0.4 ha) with 10 pegs and a maximum depth of 5ft. Stocked with tench, bream, carp, rudd, chubb, roach, perch, skimmers and eels.

Peters Pond
Extending to approximately 0.2 acres (0.09 ha) with 5 double pegs and a maximum depth of 4ft. Stocked with tench, roach, perch, carp and bream.

The fishery has been managed to a very high standard, the owner being a keen match fisherman. The fishery also has the benefit of the following:

Good access into the fishery by car.
Hard car parking.
Otter fencing around the property.
Electronically controlled security gates.
Well stocked lakes with aeration.

Facilities Building
A purpose built facilities building providing the following facilities.

Caf�
A purpose built popular caf� with 32 covers and a fully fitted and equipped commercial kitchen providing hot and cold food and drinks.

Tackle Shop
A fully fitted and stocked tackle shop selling a range of tackle and bait.

Toilets
Male and female with external access.

Office
The Lodge
A detached two storey lodge of timber construction.
Ground Floor Accommodation

Kitchen
Breakfast room
Sitting room
Study/Bedroom 3
Bathroom
Shower room
Utility room

First Floor
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Shower room

Outside
The lodge has the benefit of a recently refurbished area of decking and garden area.

Buildings
The property has the benefit of a 4 bay open barn and self-contained workshop building.

The Business
Income is generated from the sale of day tickets, match fees, caf�, tackle and bait sales. The business for the year ending 31st January 2017 turned over approximately £62,000. The business for the current financial year 2017/18 is on target to turnover in the region of £100,000 plus VAT.

Day tickets
Adult1 rod£8
2 rods £10
Children (14 years)1 rod£6
2 rods£8
OAP and disabled1 rod£6
2 rods£8

Match fees are structured to suit the customer.

Specimen Lake
24 hour ticket£22 per person
48 hour ticket£44 per person
Weekly ticket 7 nights£120 per person
24 whole lake booking£140
Day ticket£10 per person

There is further scope for the business to be developed subject to planning with touring caravans and pods.

Services
Mains electricity and water, central heating and hot water for the facilities building by propane gas bulk tank and central heating to the lodge by oil.

Main gates are electronically controlled. Alarm system in caf�/shop and garage/workshop.

Business Rates/Council Tax
Facilities Building rateable value £5,900.
Rates payable 2017/18 £0 - the business currently qualifies for 100% small business rate relief.

Council Tax Band A
Council Tax payable 2017/18 £1,075.74

Energy Performance Rating
Lodge EPC D
Facilities Building EPC D

Planning
The fishery has the benefit of planning for all the existing uses.

Equipment
All machinery and equipment is available by separate negotiation. A full schedule is available from the vendors' agents.

Ivy House Barns and Land
Adjacent to the fishery set in approximately 7.7 acres (3.1 ha) of land as hatched on the sale plan, a former agricultural building has been granted planning permission for three dwellings reference 17/02467/PNCOU. The new dwellings are planned as three bedroom properties with parking.

The adjacent land has planning permission for a further fishing lake.

These barns would make ideal accommodation for holiday or short term let purposes if purchased with the fishery. The barns are available separately at a guide price of £375,000.

( Agency Pilot Software Ref: 14868509 )
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