Roger Parry & Partners

Spring Lea Fishery, Shrewsbury

Plealey Road, Lea Cross, Shrewsbury

Guide Price £1,000,000

SPRING LEA FISHERY Spring Lea Fishery is a commercial fishery in the beautiful Shropshire countryside providing the opportunity to invest in one of the countries most popular past times, fishing. The property is situated on a quiet but accessible country lane and is set in approximately 27 acres (10.92 hectares) of land. The property consists of an extended detached bungalow, a range of out buildings and stables, paddocks, a fishery with six pools, a caravan and camping site and static caravans. This is a tremendous opportunity to invest in a truly diverse country business with much scope for further expansion and development.

The House
A spacious detached bungalow with four bedrooms set in a stunning rural location. The property is well appointed having been recently extended and modernised. The property is accessed directly from a council maintained road via a concrete drive to the front of the property. The gardens to the front comprise an orchard and lawned area with mature borders. The bungalow benefits from car parking to the front of the property.

The accommodation comprises a central entrance hall with a useful utility with built in cupboards and fitted units. From the hallway there is access to kitchen/ breakfast room, a beautifully appointed recently upgraded kitchen with bi-fold doors into the recently extended garden room. From the kitchen there is access into the dining/ games room.

The property has four bedrooms, three of which are served by a well appointed and modernised family bathroom. The master bedroom benefits from a dressing room and en-suite bathroom.

Behind the property is a private garden surrounding the property. This is well proportioned consisting of lawned area with mature borders and a lovely mature weeping willow.

*The house is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition.*

The property has mains water and electricity connected. Private drainage is via a septic tank.

The Fishery

Set in approximately 12.57 acres (5.08 hectares), there are six pools, (one of which is undergoing maintenance), with approximately185 pegs in total.

- Horseshoe Pool: Extending to approximately 0.85 acres. It is well positioned and benefits from different depths ranging from 3ft to 6ft.
- Kingfisher Pool: Currently closed and undergoing maintenance, the pool extends to approximately 0.65 acres and comprises gravel pegs which are well distributed around this landscaped pool. The pool ranges from 3ft-10ft in depth.
- Mallard Pool: The Mallard pool extends to approximately 1.5 acres. The pegs consist of concrete pads. The pool depths range from 5ft - 8ft, with a 5ft shelf.
- Orfe Pool: This well constructed pool comprises of concrete and gravel pegs. The pool extends to about 2 acres and has depths ranging from 7ft - 8ft in the middle with a 3ft shelf around the edge.
- Canal Pool: The newest of the pools, opened in 2018 extending to approximately 0.33 acres .
- Trevor's Pool: Trevor's Pool extends to approximately 1.3 acres and the channel depth around the island is approximately 8ft with a 5ft shelf.

Stocking: All the pools are well stocked with a variety of coarse fish, as follows: All Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Grass Carp, and Crucian Carp all to 25lb. Bream to 6lb, Tench to 7 or 8lb, Roach and Rudd to 2lb, Perch to 3lb, Gudgeon, Eels, Ide and Hybrids.

Fishing Charges: Spring Lea currently sells day tickets and also has match days. There are open matches and club matches. 1 Rod: £8 2 Rods: £10

Café & Bait Shop: There is an onsite café and seating area for the anglers, along with a bait shop where they can purchase bait or tackle. The stock which is currently contained within the shop may be available for purchase by separate negotiation.

Caravans and camping

Caravan Site: The caravan site is situated towards the northern boundary, close to the pools. There is planning permission for 20 caravans with electricity hook ups. Mains water is available at the toilet and shower block, which includes, ladies and gentleman's toilets and showers, a disabled toilet and shower and a separate kitchen area. The shower and toilet block is served by septic tank drainage. The kitchen area/store has a single sink unit with drainer, hot water heater and electricity point. The hot water heater also serves the showers in each section. There is a chemical toilet emptying point. Charges for the caravan site are £18 per night or £20 with hook-up.

Camping Site: Adjacent to the caravan site is a camping site. A flat field with separate access to the caravan pitches. There is electricity and water available for the campers to utilise. Charges are £15 per night or £17 with hook-up.

Static Caravans: There are three six berth static caravans situated in one of the paddocks with access via a stone drive and screened by a newly established hedge. These have planning consent for holiday accommodation. The electricity for these caravans is provided on a meter. Water and LPG are included. Drainage is to the existing septic tank for the dwelling.

Car Park: The car park is directly adjacent to the pools providing excellent access. The car park is laid down to hardcore and provides more than sufficient space for a fully booked event.

The Land

The fishery is set in a total of approximately 27 acres of land in a single ring fenced parcel, well laid out for the different elements of the business to compliment one another.

Of the total acreage, approximately 13.69 acres (5.54 ha) of the land is grazing land. This provides excellent productive pasture with recent improvements to the fencing to include post and rail, and with recent improvements to the drainage.

The fields are well serviced by stone tracks, and have field troughs with mains water supply.

The fields are currently let for grazing for ponies and horses with the stables, providing additional income to the diverse business.


The property benefits from a range of useful outbuildings for storage, stabling and machinery.

- Steel Portal Frame Building: 19.8m x 19.2m Under a corrugated roof, part block and part board walls, with concrete floor. With 3 large galvanised access doors at either gable end. Electricity and water are connected. - Lean to garage: 4.6m x 3.8m Constructed of block walls under a corrugated roof, with a concrete floor. - Workshop: 4.2m x 3.7m Constructed of block under a corrugated roof, with a concrete floor.
- Mono Pitch Stables: 16.5m x 9.7m Situated to the rear of the steel portal building, constructed of block with concrete floor, under a box profile roof with stables and a covered yard.
- Steel Portal Frame Building: 10m x 10m Past the house is a portal frame building providing excellent further storage space.

Further Information

Boundaries - The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries comprising the property. Neither the vendor nor their agents shall be responsible for defining the boundaries of the ownership thereof.

Tenure - The property is available on a freehold basis with vacant possession on completion

Floor Plans & Boundary Plans - All floor plans and boundary plans are artists impressions, for illustration purposes only. All measurement are approximate and not to scale. Plans produced using PlanUp & Promap.

Local Authority - The property falls within the Shropshire Council boundary.
Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. SY2 6ND Tel: 03456 789 000

Planning Consents - We understand that the house was erected subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. Erection of toilet and washing facility building together with the installation of a septic tank Granted 12 December 2002. Change of use of pasture land for use as a touring caravan site for a maximum of 20 caravans. This was granted on 3 December 2001. Planning consent for the static caravans was granted on 07 July 2017. This grants consent for the caravans to be used as holiday let not just by the anglers.

Fixtures, Fittings, Stock and Machinery - The sale includes fixtures and fittings and fish stocks within the lakes. The agents are in no way liable 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. The machinery may be available for purchase by separate negotiation.

Spring Lea Fishery, Shrewsbury

Plealey Road, Lea Cross, Shrewsbury

Guide Price £1,000,000

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