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Why not try a carp fishing holiday in France in the sunny Aquitaine region at Smallwater lake.

Available for weekly rents all year round including Christmas, new year & Easter.

Free and exclusive fishing in Smallwater lake when you rent the chalet or fishing lodge (a converted farmhouse barn).

Smallwater lake is the ideal private fishing venue to rent for your family carp fishing holiday in France ,

whether you are a group of friends fishing for the big crafty carp

day and night on the banks of the beautiful French carp fishing lake ,

or a family or couple looking for that secure and

idyllic retreat in the beautiful & rural French countryside,

we know your stay at Smallwater lake will be one of the most

enjoyable , peaceful , relaxing & fun holidays that you will ever have.

With its charming self catering wooden lakeside holiday chalet

& spacious family fishing lodge (La grange)

both situated on the edge of a private 1 acre coarse / carp fishing lake

in the very rural Landes departement of the South West of France,

with lots of big carp up to nearly 60 lb, plus large bream, tench, almost record perch , roach etc,

all on the outskirts of a very quiet & peacefull rural Landais village

10 minutes south of the old roman spa town of Dax.

This must be one of the best places for fun family holidays

even if you dont go fishing for free in the beautiful fishing lake.

You can go for a walk or ride a bicycle around the deserted country lanes

or just relax on your holiday by the 5 meter diameter round swimming pool

while the food cooks on the bbq.

The holiday accommodation (chalet & fishing lodge) are only 10 minutes from Dax by car

(a beautiful market town renowned for its hot water springs and healing mud)

& the famous lac du christus (one of the most beautiful fishing lakes in France )

with its monster carp , pike , zander and black bass.

Only 35 minutes from some of the best beaches in france including Biarritz,

with its international airport, beautiful coastline and wonderful surfing.

45 minutes from Pau airport and one hour from the Pyrenees mountains

excellent for hiking in the summer and its winter ski resorts .


A Charming wooden chalet with a swimming pool and BBQ, all on the edge of a private fishing lake that contains carp up to 60lb and zander to 26lb.


Property type: Cabin

Room details


1 bedroom, sleeps 6

Bedroom 1: 1 King size bed, 1 Bunk bed

Additional beds:
1 double sofa bed located in living room, 1 cot
Room for 6 in the dining area
Room for 4 in the living area
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Indoor facilities

Entertainment and IT:
CD player
DVD/Blu-ray player
Internet (WI-FI)
TV Languages in English, Local
Heating and air con:
Central heating
Clothes drier
Hair dryer
Iron / board
Pots / pans
Towels / linen
Washing machine

Outdoor facilities

Swimming pool:
Balcony or terrace
Outside lighting
Private garden


Suitable for
Hen Or Stag Group
Single Gender Group

Sports and activities

Horse Riding
Mountain Biking
Sports Center
Water Skiing
Wind Surfing

Sights and attractions

Historic Site
Night Club
Theme Park

Prices and availability

Last updated 19.04.2015

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Changeover days and minimum stays
Arrival date range Arrival and departure days Whole weeks only Minimum stay (nights)
1st May 2015 to 30th June 2015 None set No 3
1st July 2015 to 31st August 2015 Saturday Yes 7
1st September 2015 to 30th June 2016 None set No 3
1st July 2016 to 31st August 2016 Saturday Yes 7
1st September 2016 to 30th June 2017 None set No 3
1st July 2017 to 31st August 2017 Saturday Yes 7

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This is exact location

  • Nearest beach: 45km
  • Nearest bar: 2km
  • Nearest restaurant: 8km
  • Nearest supermarket: 8km
  • Aéroport Pau Pyrénées Airport: 55.2km
  • Bordeaux Airport: 150km


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8 out of 8 people recommend staying here
Stayed Saturday 31 August 2013 with 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
Stayed Saturday 24 September 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.
Stayed Saturday 11 August 2007
we had a fantastic honeymoon in truely stunning suroundings with the most profesional and friendly hosts any body could wish to meet and their lovely little bag of joy Taylor. i had a pb leather and a pb common both lovely clean fish and too many more to mention. Thanks to you both for all your help and we will see you all in september. Alan and Tia
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.
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.
This is a great place to stay if you want to just "get away in a rustic chalet" and if you have children, the property is BEAUTIFUL. We arent fishing fans but we chose this property based on the beautiful lake, pool and over all setting. The owners were great and very responsive to any question or need we had. Wonderful place overall!
A relaxing and restful setting and comfortable accommodation with many thoughtful touches.
everything you could possibly need was in the cabin,a lot of thought had gone into this accomadtion.
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 Buckinghamshire.
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 :) Luke, Blackpool.
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 Northampton.
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."


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Located in: France
Joined: February 2009