Fishery and residential plot for sale in Shropshire

Published February 14th, 2017

An interesting opportunity to run a small rural business and build a new home in the picturesque Shropshire countryside has arisen with the sale of Colehurst Fishery, Market Drayton.

Extending to 8.04 acres (3.25 hectares) Colehurst Fishery is for sale through Berrys with a guide price of £290,000.

The property comprises two established spring-fed fishing pools, a stream, woodland and pastureland and a residential building plot with full planning permission for a fine, four-bedroom waterside property (to be occupied in conjunction with the fishery business) with detached office and garage. There is also a useful partially completed two-bay steel framed building alongside.

The proposed 165 m² residential and office accommodation comprises ground floor kitchen/dining/family room, lounge, utility and pump room, lobby and cloakroom and first floor with master bedroom with en suite, three further bedrooms and bathroom.

There is also planning permission for a double garage and office with boot room and wet room.

The two spring-fed pools (1.60 acres and 0.26 acres) were originally formed in 1990 and have been sympathetically restored over the last two years to facilitate the re-establishment of a commercial fishery.

A long strip of mature woodland marks the eastern side of the property with further areas adjacent to the two pools, adding to the picturesque setting. The banks of the pools have been cleared and will provide wide grass verges around the pools for fishing access, grazing or further landscaping.

“We are delighted to be offering this unique property which offers a great opportunity for someone to run their own small business and live in an idyllic area of countryside,” said Mark Morison, Berrys’ partner handling the sale at the Shrewsbury office.

“The pools have previously been stocked with a variety of carp, tench and roach and are ideal for fishing or amenity use. At the northern end of the property there is a useful grass paddock extending to 1.26 acres (0.51 hectares) with separate roadside access which would be ideal for grazing or amenity use in conjunction with the fishery such as for camping or caravans, subject to obtaining any necessary permissions,” he said.

For details or to view the property contact Mark Morison on 01743 290647 email Emily Meredith on 01743 267067 email download the particulars at

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Chartered Surveyor
Tel: 01743 290647

Mark joined Berrys as a partner in July 2015. He comes from a farming background and has worked as a rural practice chartered surveyor in Shropshire and mid Wales since 1997. He is a member and accredited Valuer of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants. He is a past chairman and current examiner for the West Midlands Group of Agricultural Valuers and a past chairman of the Shropshire, Montgomeryshire and District Agricultural Valuers Association.

Mark has vast experience in a range of professional services including valuations, landlord and tenant matters, Common Agricultural Policy and rural land management. He is an experienced rural property practitioner conversant with the RICS Practice Statement and Guidance Notes – ‘Surveyors acting as Expert Witnesses’ and the provisions of the Civil Procedure Rules Part 35 and the Arbitration Act 1996 and also a panel Valuer for a number of High Street banks, including Barclays Bank PLC and Lloyds Bank PLC.