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Smallwater Lake Chalet

Cabin with 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and swimming pool in Dax, France

From £418 per week

Cabin to rent in Dax, France

  • Cabin
  • Sleeps 6
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Private pool
  • WiFi
  • Balcony / terrace
  • Parking
  • Private garden
  • BBQ

Cabin overview - owner's description

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.

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 .


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11 out of 11 people recommend staying here

Friends from Southampton, United Kingdom Oct 2016

This was our second visit to Smallwater lakes and like the first visit we found it very enjoyable , peaceful , relaxing setting for a weeks break.
We rented the chalet and we're very pleased with it , it has everything you need for your holiday , if you cant find what you want then the owners Shane and Rula will go out of their way to get it for you .
Excellent / beautiful lakes where the fishing was good , although we didn't catch one of the larger fish this time it makes you want to go back and try again.
If your looking for a relaxing holiday with good fishing with lovely people then Smallwater lakes is the place for you.

Paul , Southampton.

Family from Clacton On Sea, United Kingdom Mar 2016

Me and my family stayed at smallwater lakes over the Easter holidays and it was perfect,
We all had a great holiday, caught loads of fish and will be booking again soon.
Shane, Rula, Taylor and Buster

Couple from Penzance, United Kingdom Sep 2015

This is a perfect place if you want a quiet break. I loved it and I don't fish.

Friends from Southampton, United Kingdom Sep 2014

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.

Couple from Bolton, United Kingdom Aug 2013

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

From Benfleet, United Kingdom 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.

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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This cabin is:

45km from the nearest beach 2km from the nearest bar 8km from the nearest restaurant 8km from the nearest supermarket 45km from Biarritz airport 55.2km from Aéroport Pau Pyrénées Airport 150km from Bordeaux Airport

Local activities

Climbing 45km Flying 15km Golf 15km Horse riding 10km Mountain biking 45km Sailling 45km Sports center 15km Tennis 15km Water skiing 45km Wind surfing 45km

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Outside this cabin in Dax, France
This cabin is in the countryside and in a quiet area near the waterfront. It has a pool, a balcony, a barbecue, outside lighting and a garden. Car hire is necessary as the renter will need a car to get about for shopping, eating out and the beach; however parking is available if required.

Prices and availability

Updated 29 March 2017

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 1 January - 30 June 2017: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2017: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 September 2017 - 30 June 2018: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2018: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 September 2018 - 30 June 2019: the minimum stay is 3 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2019: changeover day is Saturday, bookings must be for whole weeks only and the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 September 2019 - 30 April 2020: the minimum stay is 3 nights.



  • short stay extra.

    £100.00 per booking if the booking is for less than 4 nights, paid with booking



1 bedroom, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 king size bed, 1 bunk bed

There is also 1 double sofa bed in living room, 1 cot


1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Swimming pool

Private pool


CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 6, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Hen or stag groups, Infants, Single gender groups

Extra information

Lake view and free fishing.


Average rating from 18 reviews

Private Owner From Clermont, France Member since Feb 2009

Past bookings: 105 bookings

Response rate: 100%

Response time: within 59 days

Last logged in: 7 days ago

Number of properties: 2

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