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23 acres, Lakeside, Dereham, Norfolk
Under Offer - Offers Over £1,150,000

  • 5 Bedroom owner's residence
  • 1 bedroom self-contained annex
  • 1 bedroom flat
  • 4 spring-fed former fishing lakes extending to 6.7 acres
  • Site extending to approximately 23 acres with woodland, ornamental and fishing lakes

The Property:


The property is located on the outskirts of the village of East Bilney. It lies between the regional centres of Dereham (5 miles), Norwich (21 miles) and Kings Lynn (25 miles).

Norfolk is a popular tourist and short break destination offering a wide range of places to visit including country houses and gardens, craft shops, historic buildings, museums and wildlife, together with many historical towns and the City of Norwich.

Transport communications are good with access to the A47 approximately 5 miles from the property.

Lakeside House:

Built by the current owner in 1993, Lakeside House is a beautiful family home that has been carefully designed and overlooks an ornamental pond and a fishing lake beyond.

The accommodation at Lakeside House with approximate measurements comprises of the following:

Ground Floor
Hallway with main staircase
Sitting Room
Play Room
Dining Room
Utility Room
First Floor
Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Family Bathroom

The property has the benefit of a boathouse situated adjacent to the main lake, together with a former building of timber construction which was originally a fishermen’s café.

Lakeside Annex:

Attached to the main dwelling, but with separate access, a spacious and well-presented annex providing ancillary accommodation suitable for a second generation or holiday letting.

The accommodation of Lakeside Annex with approximately measurements comprises of the following:

Ground Floor
Sitting Room
Shower Room
First Floor
Bedroom 1
Large Sitting Room
Garden, Outbuildings and Garage

Situated adjacent to the annex there is a double garage with a self-contained first floor flat comprising of:

Kitchen / breakfast room
Reception / bedroom 1

The property has the benefit of a boathouse situated adjacent to the main lake, together with a former building of timber construction which was originally a fishermen’s café.

The grounds around Lakeside House, annex and flat are predominantly laid to lawn with a range of shrub and flower borders. The land and woodland surrounding the property provides a haven for wildlife.

The current owners ran a successful day ticket coarse fishing business known as Lakeside Fisheries for many years. A new owner has the opportunity of using the lakes either for personal use or to developing a fishing business.

The property has the benefit of a large gravel surface car parking area in front and adjacent to the property, together with an ornamental pond with a central decking area.

The Land and Lakes:

The property extends in total to approximately 23.2 acres (9.4 ha). There are four former fishing lakes which have the benefit of both spring and stream fed water and one ornamental ponds with a total water area of approximately 6.7 acres (2.7 ha).

The current owners ran a successful day ticket coarse fishing business known as Lakeside Fisheries for many years. The business closed in 2008 and the majority of fish stocks sold.

A new owner has the opportunity of using the lakes either for personal use or developing a fishing business.

The property benefits from being surrounded by mixed broadleaf woodland providing total privacy.

Lakeside is a very attractive tranquil property and properties such as this rarely come to the market.


The property has the benefit of mains water, electricity, septic tank drainage and oil fired central heating.


Lakeside dwelling is subject to the following occupancy condition:
Planning Reference 3PL/2000/1390/F
“The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed or last employed in connection with the management of the adjacent commercial fishing lakes or in agriculture in the locality as defined in Section 336 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, or in forestry, or a dependent of such person residing with him or her, or a widow or widower of such a person, and to any resident dependents.”

Energy Performance Rating: Lakeside House – E
Council Tax: Council Tax band - G

Agents’ Notes:

Tenure & Possession:

The property is offered for sale freehold as a whole with vacant possession on completion.

Fixtures, Fittings & Stock:

The sale includes fixtures and fittings and fish stocks 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.

Consumer Protection Regulations:

Under the regulations, what we say or publish about a property must not be false or misleading and we must provide certain material information to enable a potential viewer or purchaser to take an informed transactional decision.


Any areas, measurements or distances referred to as approximate are given as a guide and are not precise. If such details are fundamental to a purchase, purchasers must rely on their own enquiries.

Important Notice:

Fenn Wright for themselves and the Vendor of this property whose Agents they are, give notice that:

The particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Prospective purchaser/s and lessees should seek their own professional advice.

All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and if necessary permissions for use and occupation and their details are given in good faith and believed to be correct.
Any intending purchaser/s should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.

No person in the employment of Fenn Wright has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty, whether in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Vendors.

No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by any intending purchaser/s in inspecting properties that have been sold, let or withdrawn.

Viewing Strictly by Appointment Through:
Fenn Wright
1 Tollgate East

Tel: 01206 216555
Email: /

Local Authority:

Breckland Council
Elizabeth House
Walpole Loke
Dereham Norfolk
NR19 1EE
T: 01362 656 870
Photographs taken: July 2019
Particulars prepared: August 2019
Fenn Wright - 01206 216 555


From A47 travelling towards Dereham take the B1147 north. Turn right in the village of Hoe onto the B1146. Continue for approximately 3 miles to the village of East Bilney. The postcode will take you to the entrance to Bilney Hall.

Before entering the village turn left at the
bottom of the hill, (before crossing the bridge over the stream) signposted Bilney Hall. Follow the private road along the tarmac, then gravel sections, Lakeside is the very last property at end of the track.

*Safety Note to 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


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