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Burgate, Fordingbridge

Guide Price £150,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5.97 acres of amenity land.
  • The right to fish 230m of the Hampshire Avon.
  • Wetland and ponds.
  • Vehicular access.
  • Parking area.
  • Situated on western boundary of New Forest National Park.

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An opportunity to purchase 5.97 acres of amenity land and wetland together with fishing rights on the middle reaches of the nationally renowned Hampshire Avon. For sale as a whole.

The property is situated in the Avon Valley on the western boundary of the New Forest National Park, just north of Fordingbridge, 6.3 miles (10.0 km) north of Ringwood and 8.8 miles (11.7 km) south of Salisbury.

The Hampshire Avon is nationally renowned as one of Britain's premiere coarse fisheries. Whilst the river is perhaps best known for its superb roach fishing, there are good numbers of barbel, bream, carp, chub, dace, perch and pike also present.

The river rises in the Vale of Pewsey from chalk springs on Salisbury Plain and the high groundwater content of the flow means that for significant periods of the year the water runs clear. The river supports one of the most diverse aquatic habitats in Britain, and its special quality is recognised by the fact the Hampshire Avon is both a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The course of the river has become braided in the middle reaches where old water meadow channels exist. The high water quality ensures there are good fly hatches and there is plenty of interest for those in pursuit of trout and grayling. The Hampshire Avon also holds some salmon, which can be seen jumping up the slipways of the nearby weirs.

The property has vehicular access and includes the right to fish 230m of the Hampshire Avon from the right bank (where the river is about 27m wide) and about 5.97 acres (2.42 ha) of land which comprises a parking area, a maintained path along the riverbank and an area of wetland with two ponds.


The property forms part of the freehold property registered under Title HP501849 and the whole of the property registered under Title HP736310. Vacant possession will be given on completion.

The property is offered for sale by private treaty. Interested parties should notify the Selling Agent of their interest as soon as possible in order to ensure that they are contacted in the event of any changes to these details or further information becoming available.

Fishing on the Hampshire Avon is governed by the Environment Agency south west region rod fishing byelaws. The fishing seasons are:-

Coarse fish and grayling: from 16th June until 14th March.
Trout: from 1st April until 15th October.
Salmon: from 1st February until 31st August.

New Forest District Council (02380 285000)
Hampshire County Council (01329 225398)
Environment Agency (03708 506506)

From Salisbury: Head south on the A338 towards Fordingbridge and Ringwood. Pass through Downton, Breamore and Burgate. The entrance is on the left by the Woolley & Wallis board.

From Ringwood: Continue past Burgate School and then the The Fairgate Centre business units and eventually the entrance is found on the right hand side by the Woolley & Wallis board.

Post code: SP6 1LX.


All viewings strictly by appointment arranged through our Farm & Rural Department.

All viewings are to be conducted on foot only; please wear suitable footwear for walking over uneven and wet ground. Strictly no dogs. If children are taken they must be supervised at all times. Please ensure care is taken near to the water's edge. Please be considerate when parking your car and exercise caution when manoeuvring back onto the highway.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
21 July 2016

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