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IME Property markets rarely available fishery business

Posted: 10th August 2016

Edinburgh’s fastest growing independent commercial property agency, IME Property, has been brought on board to market a “unique business and lifestyle opportunity” in West Lothian.

‘Bowden Springs Fishery’, an established trout fishery business, sits in 11.5 acres of grounds and includes two former reservoirs. Forming part of the sale are three recently completed holiday cottages which are proving to be an extremely strong addition to the fishery business.

The properties and businesses, which are three miles west of Linlithgow, are on the market for offers over £950,000.

IME Property managing director, Iain Mercer, commented: “We see this as a unique business and lifestyle opportunity rarely available in Scotland’s Central Belt and as a result expect wide-ranging interest from both home and abroad for this incredible property.

“It is easily accessible from the likes of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Perth and currently attracts anglers and holiday visitors from a wide geographic area,” he added.

The Fishery, which first opened in 1979, is well established and provides 35-40 fishing stations and several casting platforms around the lochs which are stocked with a mixture of rainbow trout and blue trout.

The owner’s 4-bedroom house enjoys stunning views over the two lochs and has a private garden. The holiday cottages trade under the name ‘Carribber Cottages’ and each provides accommodation consisting of a living room, fully fitted kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

“Given the idyllic, yet easily accessible location and the outstanding facilities, we believe Bowden Springs Fishery is an attractive proposition which will generate local and even international interest,” concluded Mr Mercer.


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