Carp fishing or sport fishing in France all nestled within 15 acres of private woodland, and located in the warm sunny Charente region.
Les Gravelles – your very own country estate complete with great fishing.
IF you are looking for luxury accommodation in a picturesque setting and good fishing, all yours for the full duration of your holiday – then welcome to Les Gravelles, your very own private country estate with 3.5 acre carp lake, woodland walks, private swimming pool and comfortable villa style accommodation sleeping six. The family can relax on sun loungers around the pool, or explore the woods and the streams, all whilst you are enjoying the sport of pulling out perch, roach and tench, or waiting for the sound of the buzzer, telling you that one of the many carp at Les Gravelles is about to give you a run for your money. The villa style property lies in its own grounds of 15 acres, surrounded by garden and woodlands, with no other buildings in site. There is plenty of space for children to play or enjoy the swimming pool, and you can spend as much time as you like fishing.
The Lake If you like a lake that consists of shallows, deep areas, overhanging trees, a large island, and lots of
All manner of species to go at including carp to 14lb and almost certainly much bigger.
places for carp to hide, you will enjoy the natural fishing experience at Les Gravelles. The lake offers the unknown, as prior to April 2005 the lake had hardly been fished for the previous eight years. Recent fishing has produced common carp to 14lb, mirror carp to 11lb, perch up to 2lb, roach and tench. The lake previously contained pike up to 28lb but these have not been fished for many years.
The Grounds The grounds are protected by gates at the front of the property, with a long winding drive through the woods down to the villa and lake. You can roam in 15 acres of woodland where you will find a brook, and a filter
pool which feeds into the lake. As the woods have been left as a natural habitat you will find (or hear) plenty of wildlife, some of the natural residents of Les Gravelles are: lizards, coypu (who you will regularly see swimming across the lake) kingfisher, polecats and deer (both are very shy, you will be very honoured if you see these).
The Accommodation The villa offers comfortable accommodation sleeping up to six people, and your own private swimming pool. Lounge/Diner, TV and CD player, and wood burning fireplace. Kitchen with gas cooker / hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge freezer, coffee percolator, toaster etc. three bedrooms, each room has fully fitted wardrobes, one double bedroom has its own en-suite shower and washing facilities, the twin bedroom has its own en-suite shower and washing facilities, and the second double bedroom is located next door to the family bathroom. Family bathroom consisting of sink, bath, toilet, and shower, plus, a separate toilet situated between the two en-suite bedrooms. Garage containing a washing machine and tumble dryer.
Steve May – 2005
Les Gravelles was absolutely wonderful. We have gone to a different lake and house every year for the past five years and by far and a way Les Gravelles was the best accommodation and the best fishing. We had an absolutely wonderful time at your holiday home and I’m sure we will return again sometime.
Toni Saunders – 2005 The region and everything about our trip was perfect, even though the fishing was hard, we still managed to catch some decent fish, but really that was only half the reason we came to France. We were all in need a of a break and that’s certainly what we got, it was marvellous. The pace of life was just what we needed. All in all each and everyone of us had a wonderful time.
Venue Fact File
Les Gravelles, Confolens. France. Poitou Charente Region
What It Costs: Exclusive bookings only for parties up to six. 2006 prices range from £700 to £1050 per week
How To Get There: Les Gravelles is approx 9km outside Confolens, near the small village of Ambernac. Driving time: Calais to Les Gravelles approx 6.5 hours. St Malo to Les Gravelles approx 4.5 hours. Flying: Poitiers airport approx 1 hour drive. Limoge airport approx 45 mins drive. Full travel directions supplied with booking information.