A new carp fishing
almost 2 acres of lake - virtually unfished for
stocked with a good selection of coarse fish and some large wild carp!
No introduced tame fish here - our carp have lived all there
in the lake.
They are shy and cunning, and fight like mad to stay free!
news - the lake was looking superb last year -
very clean with good weed growth and large shoals of cruising carp!
The lake has fished very well with good catches in the 15-20lb range.
well as being a great fishing venue, the lake is very secluded and
quiet providing a most peaceful & tranquil environment.
visitor in 2003 fished for a couple of days and caught
38lbs was his best. In 2004 the first carp fisherman
caught 6 fish over 25lbs -
many caught larger fish in the Autumn, the best being 32lbs.
allow our visitors to fish - no outsiders - so
you will have
the lake to yourselves. We limit it to a maximum of 4 carp fishermen at
any time -
2 per gite (more if the other gite is booked with no fishermen) - and
if you fancy a
change from lake fishing then you can drive 3km to
of the stunning River Vienne.
river is absolutely stuffed with skimmer bream and
30lb catches are not unusual. There is also a very good head of chub
which run to about 3lb, although there are rumours of chub running
into double figures to be found farther upstream. Carp are certainly
present and if you visit the town of L'Isle-Jourdain there is a
large weirpool where carp to 52lb have been caught (there are
several photos in the tackle shop in the centre of the town).
Like many of the French rivers, the potential of the Vienne has yet to
The accommodation for you and your family
Gatehouse stands close to the lake abounding with
fish and wildlife, with a boat moored at the waters edge to take you on
a gentle row to the folly.
Upsatairs it has three double bedrooms (two en
suite), a twin
bedroom and a large luxury bathroom. Downstairs is a fully
fitted kitchen (with microwave, washing machine, dishwasher
fridge freezer) and a salon with open fire and glazed doors leading out
to the lawn.
Satellite UK TV, DVD, video and a CD stereo system are provided.
metre diameter solar heated octagonal swimming pool is alongside the
terrace and BBQ for your private enjoyment.
Petite Maison looks out over the eight metre
diameter swimming pool set in a lawn with trees that are centuries old,
to the hills and beyond.
It has three large double bedrooms and a large twin bedroom,
with antique wash basin and bidet, and two bathrooms, one with a large
bath. The fully fitted kitchen with microwave, washing machine,
dishwasher and fridge freezer adjoins a separate dining room.
The kitchen has French windows onto the lawn, as does
the salon which provides satellite UK TV, DVD, video and a CD
gite has a barbecue area with table and chairs for
eating and relaxing.
are many seating areas around the grounds and sun
loungers alongside the pool, so you can always find an idylic spot in
the sun or shade to spend a lazy afternoon.
the more energetic there is a riding school nearby,
tennis courts and canoeing on the Vienne, and a lovely uncrowded golf
course 20 minutes away.
& Philippa Holroyd
Domaine de Villechaise
16500 St Maurice des Lions
Tel: +33 (0)545 71 25 33