An estate comprising of more than 650 acres of the UK’s largest nationally protected wetlands has hit the market for £2.3 million ($3 million).
The Hickling Broad Estate is part of the Norfolk Broads, a popular nature and conservation reserve on the east coast of England. It includes approximately 589 acres of the reserve itself, which includes water, an extensive reed bed, wetland and marsh, grassland, fen and woodland.
Then there’s the central boatyard, the sailing club, a thatched two-bedroom cottage, 16 boathouses, numerous moorings, the Hickling Windsurfing Beach and four holiday lodges. The commercial elements reportedly produce an income of over £50,000 ($66,000) per year.
The reserve and its surroundings host some of Britain’s rarest wildlife, including a substantial proportion of the United Kingdom’s common crane population, as well as hundreds of other bird species, deer, otters, hares and foxes.
Knight Frank and Brown & Co have the listing.