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Guide price £3,500,000
*** WATCH OUR VIDEO TOUR *** ***VIEWING STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT*** A truly wonderful 34 acre water's edge Estate with 23 acre lake, stunning south-facing Huf Haus and rental income from eight waterside luxury lodges, including a breathtaking two bedroom tree house, in all producing an impressive turnover of £506,604 (accounts prepared for a sole trader, including VAT). Planning permission for seven further lodges. DESCRIPTION Cleveleymere is a hidden gem set in the scenic Wyre Valley. This wonderful Estate comprises a beautiful, peaceful 23 acre lake, set in a very private 34 acre nature reserve surrounded by fields, woodland and the river Wyre, with magnificent views of the neighbouring fells. It lies 7 1/2 miles south of Lancaster and south of the Lake District, close to the upmarket town of Garstang, adjoining the Trough of Bowland. On the northern end of the mere is the owners house (The Lake House), designed and built by Huf Haus of Germany to take full advantage of the beautiful southerly views across the lake. This glass and wooden construction house provides spacious, open-plan day-to-day living, with four double bedrooms and three bathrooms set on three floors, all of which have balconies overlooking the lake. Each living space and bedroom enjoys the most breathtaking views of the lake. Internally the house has been the subject of a scheme of updating by the current owner, with bespoke fittings including SieMatic high gloss kitchen with granite worksurfaces and two breakfast bars, Smeg appliances, electric blinds, Quadrant shower with hydro-massage and body jets with built-in FM stereo and LED lighting, Whirlpool shower/spa/Jacuzzi with massage jets and two person hot tub. In addition to the main house there are eight holiday cabins and lodges producing a substantial income. Cleveleymere represents a unique opportunity to own a very private country Estate in a stunning location, supported by a good business that can be easily managed by the owner. If you wish to commune with nature but live in style, supported by a useful income, look no further! THE BUSINESS Cleveleymere Lodges are all extremely high specification, being mostly Visit England 5* Gold rated, and principally provides self-catering holiday lets to clients wishing to enjoy the stunning lakeside location, good fishing and other activities including mini golf, animal petting for children, outdoor play areas, table tennis shooting range and picturesque walks around the lake and countryside. It provides the perfect getaway location, yet is only some 3 miles from the M6 - a combination very hard to beat. At present the holiday let business concentrates on eight self-catering cabins/lodges and tree house listed. Income is also produced by fly fishing permits, including rods and the shooting range. There is massive potential to further develop the business with planning permission for seven further lodges and to enhance with corporate days, fishing, wedding venue business, etc. We have been informed by the owner that in previous years the business had regular corporate days with shooting, fly fishing and boating and a regular wedding marquee/function. The successful business is well placed to extend into the very buoyant UK holiday market. All bookings are in house. No bookings go through any booking sites. Forward bookings are extensive and a booking fee for each transaction is required, but the revenue of each will be passed to the new owners. We advise that the occupancy of the Huf Haus is not needed to run the business and could be sold off as a separate residential dwelling with its own drive and boundaries. The owner informs us that the house was previously split into two rentable apartments, providing an an impressive income. INCOME The turnover for the last financial year was approximately £506,604 (audited, including VAT), with significant scope to further increase (further financial information available from the Agents' office). PLANNING • There is further extant planning permission for another seven lodges, as lodge number six on the planning application has already been built, with road access. • See link below for further details: - https://publicaccess.wyre.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=NYQ70ZSD07G00 POTENTIAL FOR BUSINESS GROWTH • Wedding venues • Corporate/business days • Fly fishing business • All subject to planning permission/licences being obtained Fishing and other activities Fishing is by fly only, from well-maintained boats and banks for rainbow, blue and brown trout (can be changed to course and carp lake). The fishery is open all year round, with day tickets available. Fly fishing tuition and tackle hire is also available, together with the fishing shop. Shooting Range • Police authorised for clay shooting ACHIEVEMENTS Environmental • Green Tourism Gold Award 2018 Tourism • Visit England Gold Award 2018 • Visit England:- six lodges 5* Gold rated, two smaller lodges 4* Gold rated, May 2019 • Top rated on TripAdvisor - Certificate of Excellence gained for the past 5 years. ACCOMMODATION IN BRIEF The Owner's House - Huf Haus -The Lake House (could easily be split into two rental units, if required, subject to the necessary consents being obtained) • Galleried entrance hall • Drawing room • WC • Kitchen/breakfast room • Open-plan living room • Utility room • Master bedroom with en suite bathroom and dressing area • Guest suite with kitchenette and en suite shower room • Two further double bedrooms • Family bathroom with Jacuzzi bath • Beautiful timbered balconies off all floors • Outdoor covered six person Evolution Matrix hot tub • Double garage with twin electric up and over doors • Electric gates, CCTV with monitors, trip lines and mobile camera settings • Sea Doo GTI LE RFI two seater jet ski included in the sale • Detached boat house with speedboat included in the sale Eight High Specification Established Income-Producing Holiday Let Properties (4* and 5* Gold awarded by Visit England): - Reception • Staff/laundry room, store room and reception • Small meet and greet cabin (built 2019) Lakeside 5* Gold Fin's Log Cabin • Sleeps seven guests Waterside 4* Gold Boat House • Sleeps three guests Waterside 5* Gold Otter's Harbour • Sleeps six guests • Own private harbour and boat • At the water's edge Waterside 5* Gold Badger's Harbour • Sleeps six guests • Own private harbour and boat • At the water's edge Waterside 5* Gold Heron's Harbour • Sleeps four • Own private harbour and boat • At the water's edge Lakeside 5* Gold Tree House • Sleeps four guests • Private harbour and boat • German Melia kitchen • Bespoke fittings throughout • Rope bridge and viewing deck • Featured in ''My Flat Pack Home' on Sky TV a few years ago Waterside 4* Gold Huntsman's Harbour • Sleeps two guests • Private harbour and boat • At the water's edge Waterside 5* Gold Lighthouse Harbour • Sleeps four (constructed in 2018) • Private harbour and boat Additional Outbuildings/Facilities • Three summer houses • Games room • Water's edge fishing reception • Fishing shop • Clay shooting range • Nine hole crazy golf course • 300m (approx.) riverside ''Enchanted Garden' • Timber under-12s play area with pirate ship • 14 jetties • Three large river edge fire pits • Store rooms • All properties situated in a stunning lakeside setting with streams, ponds and waterfalls, in approximately 34 acres, including an approximately 23 acre lake • Planning Permission to build a further seven lodges
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