A picturesque 134-acre Cheshire farm with a fishing lake and stunning woodlands has been put on the market. Winterley Pool Farm is based in Haslington, near Crewe, and is home to the popular Winterley Pool fishery.
Savills have placed the farm on the market for a guide price of £2.7 million and it boasts a five-bedroom period farmhouse, a range of traditional agricultural barns, a grain store and two carp lakes with a robust income stream.
The farm and farmhouse is being sold as a whole for the first time in more than 23 years as the current owners are moving house and exploring potential new business ventures. It’s been described as a ‘rare opportunity’ by estate agents.
The farm extends to about 134 acres in total, around 111 acres of arable and grassland. Most of the farmland is productive Grade 2 and 3 arable in manageable enclosures, with an additional nine acres of pasture land.
Rhydian Scurlock-Jones, rural director at Savills, says: “Winterley Pool Farm, which was once part of the Doddington Estate before being sold in 1911, remains a commercial farm offering the rare combination of significant residential appeal, high quality farmland and established diversification income, making it a rare opportunity.
“The fishing business, known locally as Winterley Pool Fishery serves as the centre-point to the estate. Formerly used to power a corn mill, the two stocked carp pools are surrounded by approximately seven acres of woodland and consist of a larger, eight-acre pool and a smaller Match Pool, extending to 2.4 acres.
“The current vendors have run a successful carp lake business there for the past 21 years, selling access to the 20 pegs online and regularly filling them to capacity.”
Constructed in 1904, the five-bedroom farmhouse also forms part of the sale. It was also extended in 2018 to provide an impressive family kitchen from which there are lovely views over the gardens towards the adjoining woodland.
Charlie Kannreuther, residential sales director at Savills in Cheshire, adds: “Winterley Pool Farmhouse is a handsome, redbrick property providing well planned family accommodation which is set away from the fishing business to allow full privacy.
“Situated in a popular village outside Crewe, it is ideally situated for taking advantage of the mainline train route into London Euston, whilst being within an hour of Manchester, Stoke-on-Trent and some superb primary and secondary schools.
“The house was extended in 2018 to provide an impressive family kitchen from which there are glorious views over the gardens towards the adjoining woodland. The gardens, which feature a range of mature plants, lawns and a kitchen garden not only provide an excellent back drop to the house but they also offer the perfect spot for outdoor dining and entertaining.”
Winterley Pool Farm is available for sale as a whole with best offers being invited by informal tender by 12pm on Wednesday, June 8. Enquiries and expressions of interest should be made to Charlie Kannreuther on 01244 323232 or by emailing CKannreuther@savills.com.