Venn Lakes represents an opportunity to own an established commercial coarse fishery with planning permission for 9 pods and a facilities building in an attractive rural position.
Venn Lakes is located off the A3124 approximately 3 miles north of the village of Winkleigh between Great Torrington and Crediton.
The property extends to approximately 5.6 acres (2.26 ha) and comprises of 2 spring and stream fed lakes.
Lower Lake - Extending to 1.1 acres (0.4 ha) with an average depth of 4ft. A relatively long narrow lake with an island constructed over 20 years ago. This lake was desilted and partially extended in 2011.
Top Pool - Extending to 0.6 acres (0.2 ha) with an average depth of 3ft. An attractive irregularly shaped lake constructed approximately 15 years ago.
Both lakes are stocked with carp up to 22lbs, tench, bream, rudd and perch.
The fishery has a stone surfaced secure car park with a storage container and chain linked/electrified otter fencing.
Beyond the car park a stone track leads down to a grassed area containing a hobby 4 berth touring caravan with awning which is used by the current vendors on an occasional business basis when visiting the site.
The caravan will be included in the freehold of the sale, although please note there is currently no planning consent for the permanent siting of a caravan.
Planning consent was granted by Torridge Council for the following:
Application Number 1/0176/2016/FUL dated 19th February 2016 for the "proposed use of existing lakes for commercial fishing, formation of banking area and vehicular access".
Application Number 1/1050/2017/FUL dated 7th November 2017 for the "erection of bailiffs office, store and toilet facilities".
Application Number 1/0118/2020/FULM dated 19th February 2020 for the "installation of 13 composite decks for angling, together with the stationing of 9 glamping pods and the provision of associated paths and drainage and the extension of the existing parking area".
Condition 3 states the following "the 9 glamping pods approved shall be used for tourism accommodation in conjunction with the commercial fishing lake and for no other purpose".
Mains electricity (3 phase) and mains water supply has been connected to the property.
Tenure and Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole with vacant possession on completion.
Fixtures, Fittings and 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 and 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.
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Torridge District Council
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