This is a perfect place if you want a quiet break. I loved it and I don't fish.
paul from Southampton
Stayed Sep 2014 - Friends
4 of us stayed at Smallwater lakes for the first time in Sept 2014 , and to say we enjoyed it is an understatement we have just booked to go back in 2016.
Shane and Rula are terrific hosts , nothing is too much trouble for them , accomodation is excellent , grounds are beautiful and the lakes are superb and peaceful , it truly was a great holiday and we cant wait to go back.
On the fishing side we hired all our tackle which was more than adequate to do the job.
Karen from Bolton
Stayed Aug 2013 - Couple
Well what can I say Shane & Rula truly are great hosts and nothing is too much trouble and are always happy to help. It really was a nice touch to have water, milk and orange juice on our arrival When you arrive at the chalet you will truly be blown away by the grounds which are impeccably spotless and stunning. This truly is a haven for somewhere to chill out and relax and fish! This is the first time we have actually fished abroad but it wont be our last we are hoping to return in 2014. Me and my husband both beat our personal bests and believe me there are some really big fish in the lake!! Whether your into fishing or just want somewhere to stay in peace and tranquility this is the place for you
david from benfleet
Stayed Sep 2011
this was by far the best place i have ever been too.
the property was excellent it was stcked with every
thing you need to make your stay comfortable.
tony from dea
everything u need,and more. very comfortable,all to a high standard.owners very helpful and friendly.
a very enjoyable holiday, will hopefully go back soon.
Scott from Deal
Smallwater lakes well wat can I say an outstanding venue with excellent fishing fish are in great condition and Shane,rula.taylor and off course buster the dog are such lovely people nothing is to much trouble for them couldnt hope for a better trip cant wait for my trip back ther next year.
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8 other reviews
17th Sept - 22nd Sept 2011
Thank you Shane and Rula for a wonderful relaxing week. We needed a break and you provided the perfect one with the chalet. The small details made it faultless, your kindness and attention made it very homely and special.
Roo caught a 33 lb mirror carp & a 31 lb common carp and this was a lazy fisherman ! Really enjoyed it ! Will be back to try out the lodge, looks amazing !! and do some full on fishing ! We may leave the lake next time-but probably not, why would we want to ? :)
Thanks again for an amazing peaceful break,
Amy & Roo
6th - 12 November
A very very big than you to Shane, Rula and little Taylor for having me on my 21st birthday. I really enjoyed every second of every day. From the moment I arrived the fishing was great, much better than the UK. I came here to beat my pb carp and did that three times on the first day ( 21 lb common, 26 lb common, 27 lb common and then a 44 lb common all on my first day. Caught many more through out the week, the sun was shining and had a lovely time.
The chalet was so nice and clean with nice rooms and great kitchen, very well equiped.
Shane gave me some tips on fishing his lake and they worked a treat, I had many of the carp thanks to Shane, including my new pb :)
I will be back in 2012 with my partner and baby for one of those fifties.
BIG, BIG, BIG, THANK YOU :)
November 20th - 26th 2011
Shane, Rula & Taylor.
Thanks for a very relaxing week.
Fishing was great. Both myself and Adam beat our personal best.
Thank you and hope to see you in May 2012
Gary & Adam
anNottinghamshire"All of us had a great time, the weather was fantastic & so was the lodge, much better than we could have ever expected.As a novice at fishing I could not believe how well I did, I think there must be a hell of a lot of fish in the lake.I would recommend Smallwater lake to anyone & shall do so.kind regardsIan & Mary."
MattFrance"Great water for such a small lake, Ive never had so many carp at one place in such a short space of time.We will definitely be going back to Smallwater lake.Back soon,Matt & family."
AndyLincoln"Excellent venue would recommend it to anyone.Me and my family had the best holiday ever.A big thanks to Shane & Rula, hope to see you both again soon.All the best,Andy, Louise & Ben."
RoyKent"A personal best is a great way to start your holiday but doing it three times in two weeks was amazing.A big thanks to our hosts Shane & Rula for such a memorable & fun holiday.Cheers,Roy, Joan & family.p.s. We will be back."
JohnFrance"stayed at smallwater lake in april 09 , had a great time , caught lots of big carp and cant wait to return. the chalet was much better than expected with everything & more than we needed. once again thanks for a great holiday & will be back soon.Best regardsJohn & Camille."