Best properties: houses with fishing rights
These 9 homes feature stunning river views, private streams and a borehole-fed trout lake
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.
Greenaway Cottage, Stockleigh Pomeroy, Crediton
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.
Beachampton Hall, Beachampton, Milton Keynes
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.
The Old Bookshop, Bidford-On-Avon, Alcester
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.
West Lodge Boathouse, Watermillock, Penrith
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.
Hartley Mill, Hartley Wespall, Hook
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.
Haysike House, Hawick
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.
Shillamill Farm, Tavistock
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.
Lord Mayor’s Cottage, Barton Mills, Bury St Edmunds
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.