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Best properties: houses with fishing rights

These 9 homes feature stunning river views, private streams and a borehole-fed trout lake

1

Anchor House, Bubwith, Selby

East Yorkshire: Anchor House, Bubwith, Selby

East Yorkshire: £750,000

An exceptional detached village house with outbuildings, on the banks of the River Derwent. The house has bespoke flood defences and lovely views as far as the eye can see up and down the river, on which it has fishing rights. Master suite, 2 further suites, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 receps, utility with laundry, gym, boot room, study, WC, hall, wine cellar, boarded loft, 2-bed annexe, garage block, car port, gardens, terrace, riverside deck. 

2

Greenaway Cottage, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton

Greenaway Cottage, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton

Devon: £1.1m

Devon: Greenaway Cottage, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton. A Grade II cottage, dating from the 17th century, set in just under 6 acres of gardens with a meadow, stream and a borehole-fed trout lake with a shepherd’s hut and jetty. Main suite with dressing room/bed 4, 2 further beds, 2 further baths, 2 kitchens, 3 receps, utility, studio, garage, stores, barn.

3

Beachampton Hall, Beachampton, Milton Keynes

Beachampton Hall, Beachampton, Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire: £3.5m

A Grade II* manor house set in fine landscaped gardens beside the River Great Ouse, with fishing rights on the river. Main suite, 3 further beds, family bath, 2 second-floor guest suites, great chamber, kitchen/breakfast room, hall, 3 receps, WC, snooker room, undercroft, grand terrace, 2 paddocks, manège, 4 large stables, field barn, stores, summer house, walled garden, pond, stream.

4

The Old Bookshop, Bidford-On-Avon, Alcester

The Old Bookshop

Warwickshire: £500,000

A restored cottage in the heart of the village, with a pretty garden and mooring and fishing rights. 3 beds, 2 baths (1 en suite), dressing room, kitchen, 2 receps, snug, garden room, study, cellar.

5

West Lodge Boathouse, Watermillock, Penrith

West Lodge Boathouse

Cumbria: £550,000

A Grade II Ullswater boathouse in need of renovation, in a lovely setting beside the water at Gowbarrow Bay. The sale includes an area of lakeshore and grassland, with sporting and fishing rights. 3/4 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, 2 receps, hall, 2 further rooms, store, grassland, stone outbuilding, 0.75 acres.

6

Hartley Mill, Hartley Wespall, Hook

Hartley Mill

Hampshire: £1.5m

This striking Grade II converted mill house, which has been in the same family since the late 1970s, is located on an island of about 1.6 acres on the banks of the River Lyde with fishing rights. The house is arranged over 3 floors and has been sensitively modernised. Main bed, 4 further beds, 2 baths, kitchen/breakfast room, recep hall, 3 further receps, playroom, study, utility, cloakroom, mill race, stables, garaging, greenhouse, garden.

7

Haysike House, Hawick

Haysike House

Scottish Borders: £625,000

An impressive Arts and Crafts style house above the River Teviot, with riparian fishing rights and woodland. Main suite, 5 further beds (1 en-suite), 2 baths, kitchen/dining room, 2 receps, study, bar, hall, cloakroom, utility, Arts and Crafts oak staircase with juliet balcony, stores, easily maintained gardens with a burn running into the river; grounds, decking, outbuildings, 2.32 acres.

8

Shillamill Farm, Tavistock

Shillamill Farm

Devon: £1.25m

A fine unlisted 19th century stone farmhouse, and detached barns with planning permission, in a picturesque setting in the Tavy Valley with a boating and fishing lake and double bank frontage to the Lumburn River. 4 beds, family bath, kitchen/dining room, sitting room, utility, cloakroom with shower, wraparound terrace, planning permission for a 900sq ft extension, traditional barns with permission, gardens, orchard, woodland and paddocks.

9

Lord Mayor’s Cottage, Barton Mills, Bury St Edmunds

Lord Mayor’s Cottage, Barton Mills, Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk: £730,000

A pretty Grade II cottage with established gardens fronting onto the River Lark, and fishing and mooring rights. 4 beds, 2 baths, kitchen, conservatory/breakfast room, 3 receps, cloakroom, study, garden, spring-fed pond, shed, large garage, driveway.

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