With Britain’s National Fishing Month beginning today (22 July 2016), the WhatHouse? team has taken a look around the UK for some of the very best new homes for keen anglers to consider.
Millions of us participate in this popular pastime every year, though for some, the hobby soon becomes an obsession. With so many options to choose from – fishing in rivers, on lakes and from beaches and boats – there are also a few choices for the right type of new homes for anglers to pick, to bring them to the doorstep of their favourite sport.
National Fishing Week runs until 29 August and hopes to present current fans with a range of special events while also encouraging new participants across the country. Here we take a look at a range of high-quality new builds and the fishing opportunities close by:
Eden Waters in Chelmsford, Essex (Beresfords)
This gated development comprises just five architecturally-designed three- and five-bedroom homes set around a beautiful lake in the city’s sought-after Sixth Avenue, just a convenient walk from the station.
The inside of each home is as classy as the outside, with an excellent specification including Siemens appliances, granite work surfaces, underfloor heating, oak staircases and energy-efficient LED lighting.
Alex Beresford, manager of selling agent Beresfords, says: “It’s incredibly rare for such an architectural and secluded gem to pop up so close to the city centre.”
The lakeside features decking for anglers to use, just moments from their front doors.
Prices from £685,000.
Find out more at www.beresfords.co.uk ; 01245 806932
Ashludie Grange in Monifieth, Angus (Miller Homes)
Angus is a great base for a wide range of fishing activities, with sea, river and lake options close at hand. The family homes at this development are within easy reach of the coast and a short drive from Monikie, which boasts some of the best trout fishing along the eastern coast of Scotland.
On the doorstep of good local amenities and close to the centre of Dundee, this collection of homes are within easy reach of some excellent schools.
A new five-bedroom ‘Jura’ show home is now open at the site, formerly the site of Ashludie hospital.
Prices from £259,995.
Find out more about Ashludie Grange from Miller Homes
Spirit Quarters in Coventry (Keepmoat)
Regeneration of this part of north-east Coventry started in 2001 and when complete, there will be 3,300 new homes here in addition to new community amenities and employment opportunities.
The homes available on this next phase will appeal to a wide range of buyers, with many house types to choose from and Help to Buy available to buyers with a 5% deposit to offer.
This development is within easy reach of the city centre and a short drive from Meadowlands Fishery, highly reputed for its 15 species available across two large lakes within a 17-acre park.
Find out more about Spirit Quarters from Keepmoat
Riverdown Park in Salisbury, Wiltshire (David Wilson Homes)
There are no fewer than three show homes for visitors to this site to investigate on this development in Bishopsdown, a suburb in the north-east of historic Salisbury.
The development is adjacent to a country park and just a walk away from the Wiltshire Bourne, a river known for its trout and well-loved by local flyfishers, and within easy reach of a number of popular fisheries.
House-hunters can use the Help to Buy scheme or the housebuilder’s own part exchange initiative to purchase one of the range of house types for sale here.
Prices from £246,000.
Find out more about Riverdown Park from David Wilson Homes
Cornelian Fields in Deepdale, North Yorkshire (Kebbell Homes)
Priced from £185,000, and with the government-backed Help to Buy scheme available, is the second phase of this major development just three miles south of Scarborough, a town renowned nationally for the quality and variety of sea fishing opportunities it offers fishing fans of all ages and abilities.
The family homes now on offer here are a perfect base for anglers, whether they are taking the kids along or escaping for a few hours!
The lower floor of these homes has underfloor heating and each house is fitted with an alarm. Open-plan living, fully fitted kitchens and stylish bathrooms and en suites are other standard features throughout the range of house types.
Prices from £185,000.
Find out more at www.kebbell.co.uk ; 01723 586858
Freshford Mill in Bath, Somerset (Environ Communities)
Freshford Mill is situated in the peaceful and beautiful Cotswolds on the River Frome, six miles south east of Bath. All residents at the development will have fishing rights, and the riverbank at Freshford Mill is the perfect place for keen resident anglers to drop their lines, with its abundant stocks of barbel, chubb, pike, roach, dace and perch.
Those fishing at Freshford will be treated to wonderful views extending up the Limpley Stoke Valley and the upper reaches of Freshford village and the rolling Cotswolds countryside beyond.
There is a mix of apartments (a converted mill building) and detached homes (for example ‘Ashe Barn’, a five-bedroom, four-bathroom property at £1.535m), all of which give the owner a private deck from which to cast their rod.
Prices from £522,000.
Find out more at www.environcommunities.com ; 01732 848316