A rare opportunity to purchase a stunning and secluded loch with adjacent mixed amenity woodland. Sporting rights included.
• Investment opportunity to generate income as a commercial fishery.
• Annually stocked loch with diverse range of trout species.
• Unspoiled natural setting with picturesque woodland.
• Accessible location, directly from the A701 trunk road at Locharbriggs.
This property is situated within the village of Locharbriggs, north of Dumfries. The property takes direct access off the A701 trunk road. Jericho Loch is shown on the location and sale plans within these particulars. The Grid Reference to the entrance is NX 994 808, the What3Words code is //inversely.subtitle.trend and nearest postcode is DG1 1RZ. Viewing is possible during daylight hours, unaccompanied, so long as potential purchasers are in possession of a set of these sale particulars and subject to contacting the Selling Agents in advance. For your own personal safety please be aware of potential hazards within the forest when viewing.
As you enter Locharbriggs from the north on the A701, the property is immediately on the left handside. The entrance bellmouth drive takes you to the fishing enterprise where there is car parking. There are further access points on Catherinefield Road to the property.
Jericho Loch, a pristine stocked fishery and woodland is located on the north edge of Dumfries, at Locharbriggs. The loch was created following the extraction of gravel in 1980 and extends to 3.3 hectares. It is annually stocked throughout the year with trout. The loch’s waters, sourced from the Park Burn and New Cut Lochar Water, create an attractive environment for fishing and other recreation.
This loch has a rich angling history and provides an excellent environment for all anglers, from beginners to seasoned pros. Having served as a commercial fishery for over 30 years, Jericho Loch is an enticing investment opportunity. The current lease is valid until 31st March 2024, offering the possibility of extension for prospective buyers.
There is further opportunity to expand the fishing enterprise by utilising the land to the north of the cabins. New coarse ponds or a commercial development could be constructed. The site is serviced with electricity, water and drainage as well as a car park with hard standing for 10 plus vehicles. Please note, the existing commercial fishery cabins are not included in the sale. Further details are available from GOLDCREST Land & Forestry Group.
Situated on the south western bank is a highly attractive, mixed amenity woodland which serves as a natural screen, offering privacy and seclusion for the loch. This thriving woodland teems with biodiversity, it includes a picturesque track circumnavigating the loch, providing excellent access to banks for fishing. There is great potential for the construction of cabins, offering a unique and immersive experience for nature enthusiasts, subject to approval from the authorities.
Sporting rights are included, and as previously mentioned, the loch is well suited to fishing.
The south and east fenced boundaries are to be maintained in a stock-proof condition at joint mutual expense with adjoining proprietors. The stone dyke on the west boundary running along Catherinefield Road is to be maintained by the owner of Jericho Loch.
Wayleaves & Third-Party Rights
The property will be sold with the benefit of, and subject to, all existing rights and burdens with the Titles.
Mineral rights are included except as reserved by Statute or in terms of the Titles.
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