Smallwater Lake Chalet

Cabin with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and private pool in Clermont, France

From £512 per week

A Charming wooden chalet with a swimming pool and BBQ, all on the edge of a private fishing lake that contains carp up to 40lb.


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 50 lb, plus large bream, tench, almost record perch , roach etc, all on the outskirts of a very quiet & peaceful 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 don't 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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Family from St Just, United Kingdom Sep 2022

Our second visit here, slightly delayed due to Covid. Quiet rural holiday with two fishing lakes, lovely self catering chalet,air conditioning, washing and drying machines, two fridges, WiFi
,small swimming pool. Fishing rods,reels etc available to hire. Some lovely fish in there. Great service from Shane and Rula. Great place to relax ❤️

Reply from Shane

Thank you for your great review guys, hope we see you again.
Kind regards,
Shane & Rula.


Family from Homerton London, United Kingdom Aug 2021

Had a great time at smallwater chalet was excellent everything you need supplied lovely and very helpful owners lovely little lake with some huge fish lovely surroundings your own pool what’s not to like will be back highly recommended thanks Shane and rula

Reply from Shane

Thanks for the fantastic review guys, hope to see you both again some time.


Family from Runcorn, United Kingdom May 2019

Second visit to Smallwaters and just as good as the first, the chalet has everything you need for a relaxing home away from home - including dishwasher, washing machine and bbq plus a pool! The lake - and the fishing - is first class, and if hired along with the lodge, is fantastic for an extended family break. Shane and Rula are so friendly and helpful and help with anything, fishing related or just in general ie days out, shops in the area etc. Cannot recommend highly enough.


Family from Sevenoaks, United Kingdom Jul 2018

Very enjoyable week fishing very good considering the hot weather very pleasant and helpful hosts. All round excellent facilities.


Family from Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom Jul 2018

The stay was wonderful and catered for our varied mixed age group perfectly. Shane and Rula were lovely and Taylor became very popular with our younger ones. First class. Far better than the photos on the website I don’t think they do the place justice at all.

Very happy and hope to return


Matt & Dawn


Couple from Exeter, United Kingdom Jun 2017

Me and my partner, loved our stay here, it was truly beautiful, peaceful and everything we hoped and more, the facilities were very good, everything you would ever need to get by for a week or more.

The fishing was a lot of fun, you have to get through the smaller ones, but all in all we got some fair size carp out of the lakes, was a lot of fun.

We would defiantly return here and highly recommend to others.

Rula was very helpful and friendly, and we loved the little visit each day from buster the dog who would come and say hi to us whilst chilling by the lake and chalet.

Thank you again Shane and rula, we loved every minute of it.

Tim & vicki :)

Reply from Shane

Hi Tim & Vicki, thank you for the kind words & hope to see you both again one day.
Shane & Rula

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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Distances to locations

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

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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Updated 27 November 2022

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 2 December 2022 - 30 June 2023: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2023: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 September 2023 - 30 June 2024: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2024: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 September 2024 - 30 June 2025: the minimum stay is 2 nights.
  • 1 July - 31 August 2025: the minimum stay is 4 nights.
  • 1 September - 31 December 2025: the minimum stay is 2 nights.

Compulsory extras

  • short stay extra.

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



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:

  • 1 king size bed
  • 2 single beds

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, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, French, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 6, Air conditioning throughout property, Central heating, Clothes drier, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, 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, Pets

Extra information

Lake view and free fishing.


Average rating from 30 reviews

Private Owner From Clermont, France Member since Feb 2009

We have lived in this beautiful area of France for almost 30 years, so if there is any information that you would like to know about the local area during your stay I am sure that we can be of assistance.

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We have lived in this beautiful area of France for almost 30 years, so if there is any information that you would like to know about the local area during your stay I am sure that we can be of assistance.