For sale: Redricks Lake and rest of 82-acre site between Sawbridgeworth and Harlow on the market with Sworders
Redricks Lake and the surrounding 50-plus acres of farmland, meadows and woods at Sawbridgeworth are for sale.
In all, land totalling about 82.3 acres (33.3 hectares) at Redricks Farm, off Redricks Lane, is available as a whole or in five separate lots. The sale is being handled by rural agent Sworders' office at Hadham Hall, Little Hadham.
Lot 1, which includes the 8.64-acre (3.5ha) lake popular with open-water swimmers, is the biggest of the five lots at 27.45 acres (11.11ha).
It includes Redricks Leisure Centre and the Cre8 Glamping site, as well as two large arable fields, four meadows and three separate areas of woodland. It is located between Redricks Lane to the north and the River Stort and Harlow to the south.
As well as open-water swimming, the lake is used for fishing, water sports and as an Aqua Splash water park. There is a café.
The glamping site is on the northern side of the lake, where there is a large area of grassland and an area of woodland beyond.
Sale of the land, which is within East Herts Council's boundary and within the Green Belt in the district council’s 2018 Local Plan, is being made with a tenant in occupation.
Lot 2 consists of a single parcel of land extending to 17.84 acres (7.22 ha). Lot 3 is the second largest at 23.37 acres (9.46 ha), the vast majority of which is an arable field with a small area of woodland over the remainder.
The fourth lot – approximately 11.57 acres (4.69 ha) – comprises two meadows with woodland between. This lot is close to the northern banks of the River Stort.
Lot 5 is the smallest, a single parcel of unfenced grass meadow partially surrounded by hedgerows and extending to 1.65 acres (0.67 ha). This plot fronts Redricks Lane.
The land in lots 2 to 5 is available freehold and is subject to a 15-year farm business tenancy which is due to expire in late March 2025.
The whole site is made up of 39.34 acres (15.96 ha) of arable land, 7.29 acres (2.95 ha) of pasture, 7.71 acres (3.12 ha) of woodland and 27.87 acres (11.28 ha) of lake and surrounds.
The Indie contacted the owners of Redricks through Sworders, but they did not respond.
The Indie reported in August 2019 how wild swimmers were descending on the lake from as far afield as north London to take a dip.