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Poppleton Lakes For Sale for Sale

York, North Yorkshire

Freehold : £ 875,000

This superb fishery is situated on a busy main road with no immediate neighbours in the desirable city of York, North Yorkshire. York is famous for its stunning cathedral York Minster which attracts tourists from all over the world to this popular year round destination. York is considered to be one of the UK's finest residential city locations due to the pure quality of amenities it offers. The city is reached easily and has superb road and rail links, the A19, A59, A64 and A1079 all provide access to the city while the A1(M) provides access to the UK's wider motorway network.

Situated in the desirable village of Hessay - main road position for the cafe
4 bedroom detached owners accommodation
Early viewing essential to fully appreciate
Site extending to approximately 10 acres
High amount of regular and repeat trade
No agricultural ties or occupational ties
Six lakes and holiday accommodation
Genuine reason for sale
Walk in condition

Business History
Meridian Business Sales are privileged to offer to the market this tremendous fishery which was established by our client in 1998. The only reason this fantastic business is being offered to the market is due to our clients desire to take a well deserved retirement.

Since the business was established our client has built up a strong reputation. The business has always enjoyed excellent levels of repeat trade with many of the customers being regular visitors. The business also sees a healthy amount of new custom from good word of mouth recommendations.

Our client informs us that the business generates a respectable annual turnover which is derived from holding fun fishing matches and providing high quality holiday accommodation.

Our client has concentrated on developing the business predominantly around match fishing. However there is potential for both specimen and pleasure fishing to be developed in the future if required.

Our client has invested time and money into the business and premises to the point where it is in full walk in condition. She has also continually developed and improved the business introducing new lines and income streams which have enhanced the business massively.

There is scope for a new hands on owner to further develop the business as the café currently only opens on weekends therefore a future purchaser could introduce more opening hours. Also the caravan could be used as holiday accommodation which could help to increase the turnover and gain more custom. The holiday accommodation could also provide ancillary accommodation to the main dwelling.

Our client has run the business at a pace that suits her lifestyle, meaning that a new owner would be able to increase trade in a relatively short period of time.

Planning permission was granted on the 3rd of June 2011 for a 9m wind turbine and a detached three bay garage to be built.

The business is very well presented throughout and is being sold with all fixtures and fittings included in the sale price which is a huge plus for a new owner as additional funds will not need to be spent on modernising for many years. The fish stocks within the lakes are also included in the sale.

Our client charges small fees to their customers which range from:

• Day tickets - £7 per day
• Concessions - £6 per day
• Match fees - £7
• Specimen Lake - £20 per 24 hours / £10 per 12 hours

This business would ideally suit a husband and wife/ partnership or a first time buyer and could afford a good standard of living.

This is an outstanding opportunity to purchase an established business, which is a great base to build upon and as such early viewing is highly recommended as this excellent business is not to be missed.

Trading Hours: The fishery is open 7 days per week

The café mainly opens at weekends

Accommodation: The bungalow - A detached bungalow with over 1,500 sq ft accommodation of brick construction under a pantile roof

The bungalow comprises of:

2 x lounges
3 x double bedrooms

1 x large en-suite bedroom with a separate walk in wardrobe

Utility room

Family bathroom with a 4 piece suite and quad shower with jets

Kitchen with wall and base units made from solid pine, a range style cooker with 5 burner hob and separate hot plate, old style Belfast sink, solid wood worktops and space for a large American style double fridge freezer.

The fishery - A purpose built commercial course fishery originally set up as a fish farm, but converted into a fishery in 2001.

Specimen Lake: The specimen lake is 1.2 acres, 29 pegs and average depth of 6ft. It is stocked with carp up to 30lbs, bream, tench and silver fish.

Horseshoe Lake: The horseshoe lake is 1.2 acres, 31 pegs and average depth of 4’6”. It is stocked with carp, bream, ide, tench and roach.

Railway Lake: The railway lake is 0.9 acres, 25 pegs and average depth of 4ft. It is heavily stocked with carp, bream and tench.

The Doughnut: The doughnut is 0.7 acres, 25 pegs and average depth of 4ft. It is stocked with small carp and silver fish.

House Lake Number 1: The house lake number 1 is 0.6 acres, 25 pegs and average depth of 4ft. It is stocked with mixed coarse fish species and carp.

House Lake Number 2: The house lake number 2 is 0.5 acres, 25 pegs and average depth of 4ft. It is stocked with mixed coarse fish and small carp. This is predominantly used as a stock pond.
The fishery has the benefit of a borehole producing up to 20m3 of water per day. Stone aerators have been installed in the Horseshoe and Paddle aerators can be used on other lakes.

The café - A purpose built café of brick construction under a pantile roof situated adjacent to the owners bungalow. A fully fitted café with a commercial kitchen and 78 covers overlooking the fishery.

Holiday accommodation - Purpose built holiday accommodation briefly comprising:




2 x bedrooms

Static Caravan - There is a static caravan currently located between the main bungalow and the doughnut lake. This has potential to be used for holiday accommodation. The static caravan has been rented out for £85 per week for several years bringing in £4,420pa

Outside - There is parking for max 200 cars

Tenure: We are advised Freehold
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