The first lake, Lily Pond was created at Butterswood in 1982 by the original owners, Peter and Betty Marshall. Following this 2 further pond’s were created, Railway Pond and Tench Pond. For many years the fishery was enjoyed by all of those who visited and until 2010 the pond’s were well cared for.

Unfortunately, between the years of 2010 and 2016 the pond’s and their surroundings were not maintained and the fishery was closed for day ticket fishing. During this time a 4th pond was developed which was originally named the Match Pond, this has subsequently been renamed the Bridge Pond.

In late 2016 Butterswood Lakes and Cottages was sold and since December 2016 a considerable amount of work has gone into reshaping the ponds and the surrounding grounds.

Butterswood Lakes and Cottages opened again for day ticket fishing on 15th July 2017 with 3 ponds open, Lily Pond, Railway Pond and Tench Pond. Due to continued work required to the Bridge Pond, this is currently being utilised as a growing on pond.