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Fishing Properties

While away a lazy sunny afternoon on your own private lake tucked away in the French countryside waiting for that elusive carp or pike to take the bait before retiring to your secluded lakeside cottage to watch a golden sunset whilst enjoying a chilled local beer; enjoy the thrill and challenge of salmon fishing in your own exclusive stretch of chalk stream in the South of England or revel in the wild splendour of the Scottish Highlands and fish for salmon or trout on the your own stretch of the famous River Spey or Tweed before relaxing on the terrace of your magnificent Georgian house where lush green lawns sweep down to sparkling silver blue water set against a backdrop of green and purple hills. Mostly located in remote and country locations with accommodation ranging from simple cottages to stately country house, there are fishing properties in England, Scotland and throughout Europe – particularly in France– all presenting an ideal investment opportunity for investors wanting something that little bit different.

Fishing is one of those activities that never goes out of fashion, appealing to all ages and all types of people. Whether you are looking to buy a fishing property for you and your family to live the dream of owning your very own stretch of river or lake or buying a fishing property with an established fishing business to enter the lucrative fishing holiday market, fishing properties come in all shapes and sizes and depending on your budget and taste will enable you to indulge your passion for this very popular sport.

In England the most prized fishing properties are those located in the South on the magnificent chalk streams of the River Itchen or Test where a healthy demand from investors and fishing enthusiasts continues to drive up prices for those fishing properties at the top end of the market; expect to pay at least £1million for a spacious property with land and fishing rights with Georgian or Queen Anne period properties easily reaching over £3 million.

North of the border in Scotland, the demand for gold standard fishing properties is also equally high; an eight-bedroom Georgian house with a three-quarters-of-a-mile beat on the River Spey or River Tweed would command a premium price of at around £1 – 2m as would a similar-sized house on the River Dee in Aberdeenshire and this is often met because of the oil money coming out of Aberdeen itself. Large estates with fishing rights and extensive land are also available with prices starting at around £5-6m and often going as high as £10-12m. Prices are somewhat lower for fishing properties on the more obscure and less accessible rivers in the Highlands where there are opportunities to buy fishing properties and rent them out as holiday homes to take advantage of the increasing and very lucrative market for fishing holidays.

Demand for fishing properties in France is very healthy driven by anglers looking to indulge their passion for carp fishing in France. France is a land of lakes and carp lakes can be found all over the country particularly in Limousin - known as the ‘Lakeland of France’ – which is a rich hunting ground for fishing properties, the Loire Valley and in the popular areas of the South such as Aquitaine and Languedoc-Roussillon.

In Limousin and the Loire Valley, fishing properties range from simple lakeside wooden cabins which are often very basic with no mainline electricity, gas or water, to small cottages with basic accommodation using water pumped from the lake and a generator for electricity to the top end of the market which offers spacious and comfortable country houses with wooden floors and beams. Prices reflect the wide range of fishing properties available, starting at around €30,000 for the smaller and simpler properties and increasing to around €700 - €1m for the larger country houses.

Aquitaine also has a healthy supply of fishing properties with the most prized providing fishing rights on the banks of the Dordogne and Garonne rivers. Prices for a stone farmhouse or village house start at around €120,000 and can increase to over €1m for large chateaux and manor houses set in their own private grounds. If building and renovating is more your style then there are also opportunities to buy plots of land complete with lakes and planning permission to built your own dream fishing property.

Fishing properties in the South in areas such as Languedoc-Roussillon and the Côte d’Azur are more expensive. Country houses and villas with mature gardens and access to their own stretch of river or carp stocked lakes begin at around €200,000 and at the top end of the market there are special fishing properties such as former abbeys and water mills which have been beautifully renovated to provide luxurious accommodation and landscaped grounds.

Fishing properties can be found in some of the most remote and beautiful parts of England, Scotland and France. Whether a simple stone cottage on the shores of a tranquil carp lake or a Georgian country manor house with a salmon and trout river rushing through its lush green grounds, fishing properties are becoming increasingly popular as an investment both as a residence and also as holiday rental accommodation, providing fishing enthusiasts with a golden opportunity to indulge their passion for this every popular sport.

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9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Lessac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Lessac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes
848,000 EUR

9 bedroom French chateau for sale, Lessac, Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Beautifully restored mid 19th Century 19 bedroom French Chateau, which has been lovingly refurbished whilst paying respect for its original features. Originally built by a military officer of Napoleon...

REF: 231573
  • Floor Size: 540 square metres
  • Plot Size: 12,495 square metres (1.25 hectares / 3.09 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 9
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8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Citta della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria

8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Citta della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria
720,000 EUR

8 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Citta della Pieve, Perugia, Umbria

A lovely traditional Italian farmhouse divided into apartments in a beautiful rural setting with over 50 acres of land, swimming pool and excellent income opportunities. Located in the hillson ...

REF: 231563
  • Floor Size: 620 square metres
  • Plot Size: 220,000 square metres (22.00 hectares / 54.36 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Cazes Mondenard, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Cazes Mondenard, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees
385,000 EUR

4 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Cazes Mondenard, Tarn-et-Garonne, Midi-Pyrenees

Delightful renovated character property set in over half an acre of mature gardens with swimming pool in the heart of a village with shops and amenities. The welcoming and historical stone hou...

REF: 231551
  • Floor Size: 245 square metres
  • Plot Size: 2,353 square metres (0.24 hectares / 0.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon
1,698,000 EUR

11 bedroom farmhouse for sale, Carcassonne, Aude, Languedoc-Roussillon

Located in a quiet setting in Carcassonne, this grand and spacious estate is full of character and charm and features a lovely farmhouse, 3 gites, 2 chalets, seminar room, hangar, various outbuildings...

REF: 231538
  • Floor Size: 734 square metres
  • Plot Size: 731,310 square metres (73.13 hectares / 180.71 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 11
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4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Paul en Foret, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Paul en Foret, Var, Cote d
795,000 EUR

4 bedroom villa for sale, Saint Paul en Foret, Var, Cote d'Azur French Riviera

Beautifully presented 4 bedroom Provencal style home, ideally located close to the charming village of Saint Paul en Foret, just 4km south of Fayence and the well-known Terre Blanche golf course, only...

REF: 231511
  • Floor Size: 200 square metres
  • Plot Size: 6,380 square metres (0.64 hectares / 1.58 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 4
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7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montcuq, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montcuq, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees
1,774,000 EUR

7 bedroom French chateau for sale, Montcuq, Lot, Midi-Pyrenees

Beautifully restored stone built Chateau, ideally situated in a quiet setting on the edge of the medieval village of Montcuq, with all amenities close at hand. Superbly renovated to a very hig...

REF: 231431
  • Floor Size: 364 square metres
  • Plot Size: 155,979 square metres (15.60 hectares / 38.54 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 7
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14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gascony

14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gascony
1,100,000 EUR

14 bedroom French chateau for sale, Valence, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gascony

Surrounded by 86.5 acres of glorious land with 3 lakes, gardens, woodlands and tree plantations, is this beautiful circa 17th century French Chateau with two annexes, a cottage, stable block, renovate...

REF: 231415
  • Floor Size: 850 square metres
  • Plot Size: 350,000 square metres (35.00 hectares / 86.49 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 14
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5 bedroom house for sale, Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine

5 bedroom house for sale, Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine
1,263,500 EUR

5 bedroom house for sale, Monpazier, Dordogne, Aquitaine

Superb 5 bedroom stone built house, with a total spacious living area of 438m2, set within an extensive plot of 404,288m2 with a swimming pool and ideally situated close to a charming village.

REF: 231256
  • Floor Size: 438 square metres
  • Plot Size: 404,288 square metres (40.43 hectares / 99.90 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 5
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6 bedroom villa for sale, Domaso, Como, Lake Como

6 bedroom villa for sale, Domaso, Como, Lake Como
2,900,000 EUR

6 bedroom villa for sale, Domaso, Como, Lake Como

Exceptional 6 bedroom villa, which was built in 2002 to a very high standard using high-quality materials and with luxury finishes. Located in a quiet setting in Domaso and with stunning lake views. <...

REF: 231230
  • Floor Size: 900 square metres
  • Plot Size: 7,000 square metres (0.70 hectares / 1.73 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 6
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8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert
950,000 EUR

8 bedroom house for sale, Brantome, Dordogne, Dordogne Perigord Vert

Fantastic opportunity to acquire a beautiful 8 bedroom farmhouse with separate cottage, large barn, expansive pool and equestrian facilities, nestling in 21 hectares of glorious land with private lake...

REF: 231180
  • Floor Size: 528 square metres
  • Plot Size: 201,422 square metres (20.14 hectares / 49.77 acres)
  • Bedrooms: 8
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