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Bessy Beck, Newbiggin on Lune, Kirkby Stephen

Withdrawn from Market £795,000

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The Bessy Beck fishing estate offers a rare opportunity to enjoy country life in glorious surroundings, with the support of an established lifestyle business which has further development potential.

The property, which is set in just under 13 acres of grounds, includes a substantial and attractive four bedroom detached family home, private gardens, an acre of woodland, three trout lakes, trout rearing facilities, fishing lodge, cafe, tackle shop, farm shop and smokehouse.

Bessy Beck House, built in 1996, is laid out over three floors, with a large double garage - with electric roller shutter doors - and conservatory at the lower ground level. These spaces are accessible from above and the conservatory has open views over the woodland at the rear and to the Howgills.

Off the entrance hall there is a cloakroom with WC. At the heart of the house is the impressive L shaped living kitchen with cooking, dining and sitting areas; equipped with a Rangemaster gas cooking range and with views over the fishing lakes and to the Lakeland fells, this open plan space offers a tremendous family and entertaining area.

At the next level there is a spacious sitting room, with a balcony overlooking the estate and with fine views in three directions.

Stairs up lead to four double bedrooms, all with fitted storage, the master being ensuite with a shower room and the others served by the family bathroom. They all enjoy great views. Outside there are extensive gardens around the house and there is ample parking for vehicles.

The trout fishing operates all year round and caters for all levels of expertise. There are three lakes. Island Lake is for experienced anglers, operating as fly fishing only with a catch-and-release option and with fish weighing in at up to 15lb.

Mallard Lake is for the less experienced and also for training and corporate days; it is stocked regularly on the basis that all fish caught are taken. Heron Lake is aimed at novice anglers, children and families where all methods of fishing is permitted except fly.

The purpose built cafe, which includes a outside eating area and has about 14 covers is currently not operating but previously catered for anglers, walkers and cyclists. The trout rearing facilities comprise 10 tanks, gravity fed from the Bessy Beck. The tackle shop sells mainly bait and game fishing tackle and has scope for development.

Fresh trout are smoked in the smokehouse and used to make pate and smoked trout fishcakes, sold on site and at local farmers' markets.

The business has hosted a number of events including the Jack Charlton Disabled Anglers Competition, Cumbria Fishing Festival and regular corporate events.

Further details of the fishery operation may be found at and financial details are available to interested parties at our clients' discretion. Stock, plant and machinery are available for purchase at valuation.

Located off the A685 and just five miles eastwards from Junction 38 of the M6, the property is close to the Eden Valley and the Lake District, which is perfect for attracting fishermen looking for a fly fishing experience within picturesque surroundings.

Note: The house is subject to a restriction that the occupier is to be the operator of the fishery. The cafe has an EPC rating of D; full copies of the EPCs are available upon request. The House is Council Tax Band D and the fishery is business rated although no rates are paid at present due to Small Business Rate Relief.

Services: it is understood that mains electricity, drainage and water are available to the property. Central heating
to Bessy Beck House is oil fired and the cafe has heating and hot water supplied by a separate oil fired system

Directions: Leave the M6 at Junction 38, at the roundabout take the second exit to Kirkby Stephen and proceed along this road. Just before Newbiggin on Lune, you will see a turning to the right for Weasdale; take this, go over the bridge and then take the first left for Bessy BeckTrout Farm.

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Fine & Country 01768 869007 or

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Added on Rightmove:
23 September 2016


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