Tanyard Fisheries has been operated as a successful commercial fishery over the last 32 years until the current owners retired in 2019. The property comprises of a modern 2 bedroom single storey dwelling set in approximately 10 acres (4 ha) with four attractive lakes, grazing paddock and out buildings.
Tanyard Fisheries would be suitable for a family with an interest in fishing and/or equestrian, but there is also the opportunity to continue with the commercial fishing business and diversifying into holiday accommodation.
The property lies to the south of Dane Hill in an unspoilt tranquil rural location. Haywards Heath 8 miles, Uckfield 9 miles and M25 20 miles away.
The Lodge House
Situated overlooking the lakes, an attractive dwelling of brick and tile construction. The accommodation briefly comprises: entrance hall, large sitting room with inglenook fireplace and wood burner, kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms, family bathroom, utility room and office.
A single storey, timber framed former shop/café building. Complete with fully fitted commercial kitchen, dining area, W.C. and storage room. Pre-application advice is currently being sought by the vendor's agents to establish if the local authority will permit conversion to holiday accommodation.
The dwelling sits in landscaped terraced grounds with lawns and raised outcrops of stone.
There are four manmade lakes with a total water area of 2.7 acres (1.09 ha) currently stocked with mixed coarse fish species and carp and catfish to 30lbs+.
The lakes have been well-maintained by the vendors and are an extremely attractive feature of the property as well as being a haven for wildlife.
Extending to approximately 2.4 acres (0.97 ha), a stock proofed grass field with water supply (pumped) connected, suitable for grazing of livestock and/or horses.
This land, together with the bank between the fishing lakes, may have potential for developing holiday accommodation in the form of glamping pods, which is subject to a planning pre-application advice.
The property has the benefit of two barns situated along from The Lodge House.
Barn 1 - two bay steel framed with wash-up room, ladies/gents toilets, large store and machinery garage to the side and rear with office mezzanine above.
Barn 2 - two bay concrete framed building that has been used as fish tank room in the past with adjoining machinery/workshop and second mezzanine office over part.
Adjacent to the dwelling and the barns is an area of hardstanding.
The Lodge House was subject to a Certificate of Lawfulness reference WD/2001/0416/LDG.
A pre-application has been submitted to the Local Authority for:
Change of Use of former café to holiday accommodation;
Five glamping pods;
Removal of existing dwelling and replacement with 5 bedroom two storey dwelling.
Note that the pre-application advice is currently pending. The Local Authority's response will be made available to interested parties once received.
The southern half of Tanyard Fisheries was sold in 2019 and now trades as Frogmore Fisheries. A covenant was placed on Frogmore Fisheries stating the following:
"Not to use the property for anything other than specimen lakes together with ancillary structures and outbuildings."
A covenant was placed on Tanyard Fisheries stating the following:
"Not to use the lakes at the retained land for the purposes of specimen carp or specimen catfish fishing but this shall not preclude general purpose coarse fishing or match or pleasure fishing".
Lodge House - D
Café - D
Council Tax - Band E
Council Tax payable 2020 - £2,400.78
Café - Rateable Value - £7,200
Rates Payable - £0 (100% small business rate relief)
Spring water supply, mains electricity and solar panels (Lodge House), sewage treatment plant (installed April 2019).
Tenure & Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole with vacant possession on completion.
Fixtures, Fittings & Stock
The sale includes all fixtures and fittings. Machinery and tools available by separate negotiation depending on buyer's requirements. All fish stocks are included within the lakes. Fenn Wright are not liable in any way for the quality or quantity of the fish stocks, nor any death or disease that may affect such stocks. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the quality and quantity of the fish stocks prior to purchase.
Rights of Way & Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing Rights of Way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplied in other rights obligations, easements, quasi-easements and restrictive covenants or all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, staves, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes, whether referred to in these particulars or not.
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Wealden District Council
Photographs taken: 2016-2019
*Safety Note to Fishery Buyers*
Please ensure care is taken when viewing and walking near to lakes and areas of water. Do not walk close to the edge of waterways, and ensure children are supervised at ALL times.
Lakes, Ponds & Rivers can be very dangerous so THINK SAFETY FIRST!