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3 bedroom leisure facility for sale

South Combe Waters, Blackdown Hills, Cullompton, EX15

Sold STC £900,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Established holiday letting and fishing business
  • 3 Bed owners' residence
  • 4 Holiday lodges
  • 2 Coarse fishing lakes
  • Site extending to 3.8 acres

Full description

Established holiday letting and fishing business in a secluded location with stunning views. Excellent 3 bed owners accommodation, 4 holiday lodges, PP for 2 additional lodges, 2 coarse fishing lakes and children's playground. Overall 3.8 acres.

South Combe Waters is set in a wonderfully secluded location within the Blackdown Hills, not surprisingly designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a beautiful area of countryside with pastoral scenes interspersed with areas of woodland which straddle the Devon and Somerset border to the north of Honiton and to the south of Taunton villages in the area most of which have pubs and village shops etc include Hemyock, Culmstock, Ufculme, Ashill and Kentisbeare.

The countryside around the property has numerous footpaths, bridleways plus areas of Forestry Commission and Woodland Trust owned woodland. Towns in the locality include Honiton (8 miles), Wellington (9 miles) and Taunton (19 miles).

Although in a rural location the property is not far from the M5 with J26 being 10 miles, J27 (11 miles) or J28 (7 miles). To the south the A30 (8 miles) links to the A303 and then M3.

The property was first established in the 1990s and during the owners occupation of 16 years the property has been further developed, enhanced and matured and is now for sale for retirement reasons. There are four well-appointed lodges at present though permission has been granted for a further two.

Willow Wood Lodge
This Norwegian lodge home is set in a most secluded location away from the holiday business area. It has its own driveway and open fronted garage along with established gardens.

The front door leads into an entrance hall off which is a utility room. A door leads into the main hallway which opens out into a stunning triple aspect sitting/dining room with vaulted ceiling plus French doors leading out onto a balcony with a beautiful outlook over the lakes and beyond over the hills.

The kitchen has a range of cupboards and drawers with granite worktops with built-in appliances.
The master bedroom also has French doors out onto the balcony with excellent views off which there is an ensuite wet room. There are a further two double bedrooms with potential to perhaps create another bedroom over the kitchen. It is in excellent decorative order with high-quality fittings.

The Lodges
There are 4 detached lodges - 2 single storey and 2 two storey. These lodges have LPG heating and each overlooks the lake.

(sleeps 3): A single storey lodge with living room, kitchen, double bedroom, single bedroom and wet room.
(sleeps 3): A single storey lodge with living room, kitchen, double bedroom, single bedroom and wet room.

Badgers Retreat
(sleeps 6): Large kitchen/living room with balcony and lovely views. Bathroom with separate shower, double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms.

Kingfisher (sleeps 6): Large kitchen/living room with balcony and lovely views. Bathroom with separate shower, double bedroom, 2 twin bedrooms.

The Grounds
There are two attractive lakes, a well-stocked specimen lake with carp and a further lake with a wide range of coarse fish including Perch, Roach, Rudd, Bream, Orfe, Tench, Chub, Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Grass Carp and Koi Carp ranging in size from fingerlings to 12lbs. There are numerous pegs with mature trees surrounding the fishing.

There is a children's play area with various items of equipment, a tackle shed and an on-site laundry room with washing machine etc for guests. There are further areas of pasture within which are positioned the sites for two additional lodges.

The Business 
It has been developed by the owners during their ownership. They choose to open between 1st April to the end of October half term so there is scope for further growth if required.

The owners run the business themselves with the assistance of cleaners on Saturdays, changeover day. Bookings are taken directly from the owners website

There is a high level of repeat business. Financial information is available from the agents.

Private water, mains electricity. Oil fired central heating to owners lodge. LPG heating to the holiday lodges.

Rateable Value for the lodges for the period
01 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 = £3,744.00. The property benefits from Small Business Relief of £2,620.00.
Total Payable £1,123.31

Willow Wood Lodge - Council Tax Band C - total payable £1,473.23

Local Authority
County Hall
Topsham Road
Tel: 0345 155 1015

*Safety Note to Fishery Buyers*
Please ensure care is taken when viewing and walking near to lakes and areas of water. Do not walk close to the edge of waterways, and ensure children are supervised at ALL times.
Lakes, Ponds & Rivers can be very dangerous so THINK SAFETY FIRST!

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