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6.5 acres, Lowfield Lakes, Yorkshire, S63 8JF, South Yorkshire
Sold - £495,000

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  • Established coarse fishery
  • 3 well stocked lakes and stock ponds
  • 4 bedroom owner's dwelling
  • Equestrian facilities
  • Barn
  • Site extending to approximately 6.5 acres, (2.6ha)

The Property:

Lowfield Lakes extends to approximately 6.5 acres (2.6 ha) and is currently managed as a commercial coarse fishery with an equestrian enterprise. The fishery has the benefit of a relatively modern very good quality owners’ accommodation with an established business with further potential.


Lowfield Lakes is located in the village of Bolton upon Dearne to the east of Rotherham in South Yorkshire. Rotherham approximately 7.5 miles west and Doncaster approximately 10 miles east.

The Property:

A detached bungalow providing spacious living accommodation. Constructed in 2006 of stone and block under a concrete tiled roof. The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor
Entrance hall
Large lounge
Bedroom 1
Bedroom 2
First Floor
Bedroom 3 with en-suite shower room
Bedroom 4


The property has the benefit of an enclosed garden to the rear with lawn and flower beds. There is ample parking to the front of the property.

The Fishery:

The property is accessed over a made up track leading down to both the dwelling and the fishery. There is a large area of car parking for visiting anglers.

Main Lake:

Extending to approximately 1 acre (0.4 ha) with a maximum depth of 6ft and 30 pegs. Stocked with carp, roach, perch, tench, bream and ide.

Corner Pond:

Extending to approximately 0.4 acres (0.16 ha) with a maximum depth of 6ft and 15 pegs. Stocked with carp, roach, ide, bream and perch.


Extending to approximately 1 acre (0.4 ha) with a maximum depth of 5ft 6” and 30 pegs. Stocked with carp, roach, ide, bream and perch.

Stock Ponds:

The fishery has the benefit of fishing rights on the River Dearne. All the ponds are interconnected with pipes with the benefit of an electric pump system and water from a borehole if required. There is a compressor aeration system benefiting the three fishing lakes.


A general purpose building (60ft x 30ft) of steel frame construction with concrete block walls, Kingspan sheet roof and a concrete floor. The building also has the benefit of a lean-to and is currently utilise providing the following:
9 stables
2 tack sheds
Fisherman’s toilet
Garage and workshop
Equestrian Enterprise
The owners’ currently rent the adjacent field for £650 per annum. The equestrian facilities are let to a local person who runs the yard, generating additional income.

The Fishery Business:

Income is generated from day tickets and match fees. The fishery turned over £28,630 for the year ending 31st March 2016.
Day tickets - £6
Concessions - £5
Evening tickets - £4

The fishery is in an extremely good location and has the potential to be developed further. The business is a ‘turn key’ operation and a new owner can continue with the current business immediately.


The dwelling has the benefit of mains electricity, gas and water together with drainage to a septic tank. The fishery has the benefit of borehole water.


All fixtures and fittings are included in the sale within the dwelling.


Planning permission was granted on the 20th February 2004 for the erection of a detached bungalow and single storey café. Condition 4 states that the bungalow shall only be occupied by a person with a direct interest in the management of the Lowfield Fishing Lakes.
Planning permission was granted on the 4th June 1998 for the formation of fishing lakes.
Council Tax 2016/17 Band D - £1,516.04

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. The property benefits from a right of way, coloured brown on the site plan.

There is a public right of way which is fenced off from the fishery running alongside the River Dearne.

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. For full plans, please download the brochure.

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

Local Authority:

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Central Offices
Kendray Street
S70 2TN

Photographs taken: 2016/2017
Particulars prepared: March 2017
Guide Price:£495,000

Strictly by Appointment Through:
Fenn Wright
1 Tollgate East

Tel: 01206 216555

*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!

From the A1M Exit at junction 37 take the A635 towards Doncaster/Barnsley. Continue for approximately 3.5 miles before turning left onto Doncaster Road (Signposted town centre).

Continue for 0.5 miles into the centre of Goldthorpe. Turn left onto High Street/B6098. Continue for 1.3 miles into Bolton Upon Dearne. Turn left onto Station Road, then left onto Lowfield Road. Continue over the railway line, the entrance to the fishery is on the right after 500m.
From the M1, exit at junction 36 onto A6195 towards Doncaster. At the Broomhill Roundabout take the third exit onto A633 towards Rotherham.

Turn left onto Station Road after 1.2 miles. At the next junction turn right onto Wath Road, then left onto Station Road, then almost immediately right onto Lowfield Road. Continue over the railway line, the entrance to the fishery is on the right after 500m.


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