Gone Fishing

Your very own lake - for fishing, for camping, for wild swimming, paddle-boarding or simply to reconnect with nature. Angela Gillibrand tells more about this stunning lake in 6 acres of woodland in the Devon countryside.

Gone Fishing

As we grapple with uncertain times, thousands of people have taken up water based activities such as angling, wild swimming and paddle boarding during the pandemic.  The yearning to reconnect with nature, create mental wellbeing and allow a physically distanced way to enjoy the outdoors are very much of the zeitgeist.

What better way to experience this than grasping the opportunity to own your own lake surrounded by native woodland set in the beautiful Devon countryside.  The perfect escape from the turmoil of modern life with time to contemplate nature whilst pursuing that elusive but attainable catch.  The lake created in 1914, is over an acre in size and well stocked with Carp, Roach, Perch and Bream.  Set in a former quarry, it was originally developed as a fishing lake by the owners of Axminster Carpets and used by the lucky employees as a perk.  More recently the clearings in the woodland has been used for camping, so there is considered potential for wild camping or glamping on the site.  

The recent renaissance of coarse fishing, the most popular activity for the nation’s anglers, was traditionally seen as a male preserve, increasingly it is a family activity that everyone can enjoy.  According to the Environment Agency thousands of people have taken up fishing in 2020, particularly women and children.  Fishing retailers are struggling to keep up with demand and angling clubs have seen a large increase in membership. 

This beautiful lake featuring water lilies and flag irises is set in about 6 acres of broadleaved woodland.  The Guide Price is £150,000,  for further information please contact Ross Willmington or Angela Gillibrand of Symonds & Sampson on 01297 33122.

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