Properties with fishing rights

This week: properties with fishing rights – from an 18th-century watermill in Bedfordshire to a private estate in Dumfries & Galloway.


Derwent Lodge, Shotley Bridge, County Durham. This 1860s country lodge is surrounded by large gardens and comes with fishing rights on the River Derwent. The house has wood floors, open fireplaces and a fitted kitchen with an Aga. 5 beds, 2 baths, 5 receps, 2-bed annexe, stables, 7.6 acres £1.5m Strutt & Parker 01670-516123.


Dunlichity House, Farr, Inverness. A contemporary house on the outskirts of a village surrounded by highland countryside. It has a trout fishery run on a commercial basis, with two lochans stocked with trout, a fisherman’s bothy, stores and a fish preparation area. 4 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps, 2-bed wing, 4-bed wing, gardens, boarding kennel, 12 acres. £1.3m+ Strutt & Parker 01463-719171.


Chalmore Hole Ferry House, Wallingford, Oxfordshire. A former ferryman’s cottage dating from 1913 with gardens leading down to a river. It comes with 57ft of river frontage and fishing rights and was occupied until the 1950s by the ferryman referred to in Jerome K Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat. 2 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, sun deck, parking, mooring, 0.25 acres. £950,000 Knight Frank 01491-844900.


Hastingford Fishery, Hadlow Down, Uckfield, East Sussex. This secluded smallholding has been run as an independent fishery and shoot. It has a spring-fed lake, pasture and ponds. The main lodge was previously used as a tea shop, but has now been granted part residential use. 1 bed, 1 bath, recep, office, dining kitchen, workshop, 32 acres. £935,000 Savills 01444-446062.


Nether Hall, Hathersage, Derbyshire. A Grade II-listed, 1840s mansion in the Peak District National Park. It is situated on the banks of the River Derwent, over which it has 605 metres of fishing rights. 7 beds, 2 baths, 3 receps, billiard room, tower room, stables, 1-bed gate lodge currently let on protected tenancy, 55 acres. £3m Savills 0115-934 8020.


The Penninghame House Estate, Newton Stewart, Dumfries & Galloway. An estate with a renovated 1860s mansion and fishing rights on the River Cree. 13 beds, 8 baths, 4 receps, gym, 2 further kitchens, stables, 5 estate houses and cottages, 100 acres. Available as a whole or in 5 lots. £2.62m+ Knight Frank 0131-222 9600.


Rendells Farm Holiday Cottages, All Cannings, Devizes, Wiltshire. A holiday letting business with a Grade II-listed barn conversion and two fishing lakes, with a gross turnover of £98,000. Main house: 4 beds, 2 baths, two 2-bed holiday letting cottages, three 3-bed lodges, 10 acres. £1.45m Humberts 01823-331234.


The Old Watermill, Odell, Bedfordshire. An 18th-century watermill with fishing rights on the nearby Great Ouse. It has wood panelling, exposed beams and open fireplaces and retains its original mill wheel. 6 beds, 3 baths, 3 receps, garage, summer house, boat house, 0.5 acres. £1.5m. 01234-584679.