Need the lake, the accommodation AND the swimming pool?

We know it can be difficult convincing the rest of the family that your carp fishing holiday will be the perfect getaway for them too. However, here are 7 amazing French carp fishing lakes with accommodation and pools that make the job easy!

Take a look at these;

1. Mas Bas

Mas Bas is an 80-acre estate with two lakes specialising in exclusive carp fishing holidays that have facilities for everyone to enjoy. Both lakes have their own house and private swimming pool.

It’s set in the heart of rural south-west France and the privacy of the site offers tranquil family holidays with excellent carp fishing for carp to over 50lb on your doorstep. If you don’t fancy the drive from the UK why not consider flying? The nearest airport, Bergerac, is approximately 1 hour away and we’ve seen flights as low as £60 return. You can hire all your tackle & buy bait on-site so it’s an easy option.

Mas Bas Main Lake

The main lake and house can accommodate groups of up to 11 people, with up to 4 anglers fishing the lake. The layout here is unbeatable too because the house and pool sit right on the lake with incredible views of the valley.

There’s a large dining area and BBQ overlooking the lake with plenty of space for everyone to relax.

Find out more about the venue here.

Lotus Lake

Charming cottage, private swimming pool, carp fishing from the terrace – you can’t help but fall in love with this venue. People return again and again because the terrace is right on the lakeside, so the whole family can really be together whilst your rods are out.

The house is best suited to sleeping four people, although a mezzanine does provide room for two more. The lake is ideal for one or two anglers.

Find out more about the venue here.

2. Vincons

This beautiful spring fed 12 acre lake is home to a large stock of carp so most guests catch more fish than they thought possible!  Add a lodge where you can literally fish out of the front door and also a swimming pool just metres from the lake to make this a dream holiday venue.

A maximum of 6 anglers can fish the lake and the lodge sleeps four. It is very well suited for families and non angling guests.

Find out more here.

3. Landes

Set in 14 acres of countryside, Landes is a real find. Big carp, great lakeside accommodation sleeping four (or eight if you hire the second optional cottage too), swimming pool overlooking the lake… what more could you want?

Landes benefits from the lovely sunny climate of southern France, set in the heart of the Dordogne. The four acre lake offers great fishing because of the quality carp stocked to over 60lb.

Find out more here.

4. Villereal

This French carp fishing lake certainly ticks all the boxes, offering serious fishing with carp to over 50lb in a secluded setting, yet within a holiday complex that provides an impressive array of facilities.

The holiday complex has a swimming pool and lounging area, on site bar and restaurant and even tennis courts. One of the holiday cottages is available for rent with the fishing and comfortably sleeps up to 4 people.

You can also take advantage of free airport pick ups, tackle hire, bait on site and food packages.

Find out more here.

The next few carp fishing lakes with accommodation and pools listed have above-ground pools. We can attest that this is more than enough to cool down in the hot French summers…

5. Golden Oak

Golden Oak has charm by the bucket load, ideal for groups wanting big carp with a lakeside cottage that sleeps up to 7. The lake offers plenty of features, well spaced swims for up to 4 anglers and a stock of beautiful big carp.

The above ground pool, hot tub and kids play area offer something for all the family too.

Find out more here.

6. Kingfisher Lake

Kingfisher Lake offers accommodation sleeping four just metres from your own private 2 acre lake. There is also a splash pool with solar heating and surrounding decked area for sun loungers located to the side of the cottage and overlooking the lake.

The fishing here is usually action packed with carp to over 40lb and the lake can accommodate up to 4 anglers on a range of comfortable purpose built swims.

Find out more here.

7. Deux Lacs

Deux Lacs is the perfect venue for those looking for high quality accommodation (sleeping up to 6) & a swimming pool on the banks of your own private fishing lake.

Whilst this lake does not currently hold enough carp for serious carp anglers, for those looking to combine a family holiday with wetting a line and experience a range of coarse fishing (including a carp at 40lb+) then this is your place!

The gardens surrounding the gite are perfect for non-anglers to relax, there’s plenty of space for kids games and a play area too.

Find out more here.

Take a look at all 25 of our carp fishing lakes with accommodation here

Alternative take a look at our top 5 luxury accommodation lakes – Carp Fishing in France with Luxury Accommodation


8 thoughts on “Need the lake, the accommodation AND the swimming pool?

  1. Nathan Corlett says:

    hi we have 6 kids 2 adults .oldest 15 youngest 5.looking for a house and lake as I fish and the boys a would be for next August 2016 have you got the right place for us and the cost

  2. David says:

    Hi Nathan

    Depending on the size of carp you are looking for I would immediately suggest Vincons, Mas Bas or Vaux.

    Vincons is an out and out runs water. It has a small lakeside lodge and also a lovely gite. The gite is 400m from the lake and has bedrooms, dining room etc and is really lovely but the little lodge lakeside sits 3 meters from the lake and has all cooking facilities etc and a cool place to sit and eat, just alongside there is a swimming pool and as an angler fishing in front of the lodge you can also speak and see the kids poolside.
    It’s in central France, the French owners are lovely ad Alice speaks excellent English. I can’t recommend it enough. The bad news is the carp are all late doubles , twenties and 30’s to around 40lb only.

    Mas Bas There are two options here the lake house and the main lake both have pools. It’s a fabulous setting and both I believe would fit your needs. There is a difference in price for these so it depends on your budget.

    Vaux A lovely lake but not an out and out runs water. House lakeside and a splashpool in the garden. Bakery in walking distance and 3 bedrooms ( it can sleep up to 10 max) so plenty of room in the house. This is closer to drive to than the others. Good quality accommodation and two bath/shower rooms.

    Please take a look and don’t hesitate to call us on 01773 590077 or email if you would like any prices or further info. You can also get prices and availability on the site –

  3. Rae says:


    We are looking for accommodation for 9 adults. It is a mixed group all different ages. There will be 5 maybe 6 anglers in total. we are looking for June 2016.
    Do you have anything available and prices please.

    Thank you

  4. Hi Rae

    You should take a look at Vincons and look to book it exclusively. It has a lakeside lodge with kitchen, a gite and a pool. It’s a really easy lake and so would be ideal for your children to get a few runs etc. Lovely area too.

    There is also a new venue coming on to our website in February after final renovations and stocks are complete. 4 acre lake, it has a stunning setting by a Chateau, carp to around 50lb. The mill house is large with 4 bedrooms open plan living diner which goes onto a terrace , this terrace faces the lake and a swimming pool is just at the side of the terrace.

    We already have provisional bookings for it but there are still a couple of weeks in June available. You would need to ring us direct (01773 590077) for further information on this one and exact prices have not yet been determined although we can give you an idea. All will be complete and online by 2nd week in Feb but we can send you further photos and info via email for now

    Otherwise, depending on whether you can be flexible with your dates, there are two venues that might fit the bill with space in July; (Available week commencing 9th July) (Available week commencing 30th July)

    Again, please feel free to email us on or call 01773 590077 with any questions you may have.

  5. June lonergan says:

    We are 5 adults looking for a good size lake and great accommodation there would be 3/4 angler’s at any one time we do like comfortable accommodation and total privacy.
    We have used angling lines in the past few years and have been very happy with them, we are looking for dates that don’t coincide with the school holidays.
    So it would be June/July or September
    Kind regards June lonergan

  6. Hi June,

    Thank you for your enquiry. We have several venues which would suit your requirements, I have listed the following venues with available dates below :-

    Watersmeet lake with gite, carp lake and silver fish lake (one each side of the gite). This venue is available for Sat 10th & 17th June or 9th & 16th September. The gite has 3 bedrooms (two in the French style where you walk through one to go into the other room) great facilities and gite with wifi available and bit screen TV. This venue has a large patio area with B.B.Q overlooking the lake. The owners do not live on site but do have a bailiff who will visit you at the beginning of the week.

    Vaux lake and Mill house, has a splash pool next to the house to cool off in the warmer months. This venue is available for 24th June or 1st July weeks. Mill house has 3 bedrooms (one double, one twin and a large family room) there is a large bathroom upstairs and also a wet shower room downstairs. You can fish from the end of the house, along the dam wall and the far bank.

    Golden Oak lake and gite is available for Sat 30th September only. This venue does have the owners living on site, they do tackle hire and bait and also has a splash pool for your use. This venue is near Limoges but well worth the drive. The gite has 3 generous bedrooms (one of which is on the ground floor). There is a well fitted kitchen but the owner does a great food package if you don’t feel like cooking. This is a very popular venue with families and anglers.

    La Fonte lake is available for Sat 17th June week exclusive. This venue also has the option of a small gite with 2 bedroom (sleeps 4 single beds) just up the lane (extra 295 euro) or the large house at the end of the lake (sleeps up to 16 persons) extra £2,200 on top of fishing and crossing. There is a lakeside cabin which has cooking facilities.

    You will find all the lakes details on the web site, here you can see the feedback from anglers, details of facilities and lake photo’s. Each venue will give you a price with a choice of crossings for the dates available.

    We also have a new venue coming shortly ‘Tylans Lake’ which has a six-bedroom house included with the lake and large gardens. A lovely private venue with excellent accommodation. This venue should be on the site in the next few weeks.

    Regards Linda

  7. Clive Banyon says:

    Need a lake with catfish and a pool with accommodation please advise

  8. Hi Clive

    We have Remieu which has a splash pool and also a couple of catfish stocked.

    Otherwise the following venues have catfish stocked and accommodation but no swimming pool:

    There is also Lillybelle, but it is not as heavily stocked with catfish:

    Any questions please get in touch,

    Kind regards

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