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Hello we are Clint and Jane, the owners of Natures Retreat.  We welcome you to our farmhouse in the Limousin.  We have recently completed landscaping our lake and we've just taken delivery of our fish, it's been a life long ambition to create our own carp fishery and we invite you to come and enjoy our first season as a specimen carp fishery.


We have stocked 50 carp from 15-41.8 pound, mirror, common and grass carp. 30 tench from 4-7lb and a good head of roach and perch.


The lake is stocked with the true French strain of young hard fighting fish as shown in the photos.  The photos were taken on stock day so, this is an opportunity to be the first to have photos of your catches on our website.


The 2 acre lake is stream and spring fed and is always full. It has an amazing natural source of food including 7" freshwater mussels, snales etc so we expect the fish to pile on the weight in no time!  The fish have never seen a hook so we are very excited to see the catch results for 2013......!


There are 4 double swims to choose from, all overlooking the feature island that we've just built.  We have been busy carefully planting..... bull rushes, reeds, iris, lilies, trees and shrubs.  All will be ready for next spring.


There is a small pond stocked with roach and 80 carp from 1-9lb, an ideal place to teach your children how to fish for their first carp......a truly memorable experience!


We have brand new specimen fishing equipment for hire and can provide bait and give help and advice with any aspect of the fishing.


The country farmhouse is situated in the Haute Vienne region of the Limousin, known as a place of outstanding natural beauty.  The property is set in a 12 acres estate and is extremely peaceful. An abundance of wildlife resides here, buzzards, hawks and owls patrol the skies whilst deer, pine martins and wild boar patrol the land.  


The lake and grounds nestle in the valley surrounded by Valentine forest.   So, if you need to stretch your legs after sitting in your carp chair or simply lazing around the pool beautiful walks with stunning scenery to be seen are right on your door step.


We have put our heart and soul into renovating the property.  The farmhouse is fully equipped with luxury in mind......egyptian cotton sheets, Sanderson bedding and Christies towels.   A fully stocked kitchen equipt with everything you need from a moule pot and Champagne flutes to Le Creuset pottery and of course, limousin porcelain.


This is the perfect place for the angler to while away the day hunting for carp.  Meanwhile, the children enjoy the pool, collecting chickens eggs or playing with our rabbits.  Ladies can be treated to a full body Swedish massage in the room of their choice. Jane is a fully qualified holistic therapist with a diploma in Indian Head Massage and Swedish Aromatherapy Massage.  Pre bookable and available on request.


There is plenty to do in the local area, 5 minutes away the local village of Coussac Bonneval has a stunning chateau, convenience stores, bars and restuarants.  The beautiful medieval town of


Saint Yrieix La Perche is a short drive away, with it's large weekly market, shops, supermarkets, restaurants,cinema,and Olympic sized swimming pool. There is also a large public lake with a beach, play area and life guard monitored swimming throughout the summer.  Located minutes away from the Dordogne and Correze border, the area has beautiful villages waiting to be explored.  Watersports such as kayaking and heli-ski, cycling, walking and golf venues are all close by.


Our aim is to create a peaceful and totally relaxing environment for you and your family.  We are on hand to help with your every need whilst having the utmost respect for your privacy.....on site but out of sight!  For rates, availability and more information/photos please see our website  Please feel free to contact us with any questions regarding a holiday at Natures Retreat.


Guests comments




18TH 25TH August 2012


We have had a fantastic, relaxing week, the house has everything we need and more, and was immaculate.


Our sons were grateful for the wifi access and loved the snooker,darts,table tennis and the pool.


We didnt really venture far due to the excessive heat and because the house was so comfortable.


We went to Rouffiac lake a couple of times, St Yrieix and Brantome.


Jane and Clint were the perfect hosts, discrete but there if needed, and Charlie the puppy ( Beagle ) is adorable.


Sean was occupied with a twice daily fishing session!


Many thanks and good luck with all of your plans!


Jane,Sean,William and Rupert Hunt


Dudley West Midlands.




11TH 18TH August 2012


Dear Clint and Jane


Thanks for a great week. We loved the comfortable house and your hospitality was perfect.


The boys were grateful for the snooker table, the table tennis table and Clints expert tutilage of carp fishing. Your generous sharing of equipment was particulary appreciated thanks.


Your living the dream and thanks for sharing it with us for a week. The weather was beautiful, the silience was golden.


We loved touring the local villages thanks for the advice. The fireworks at St Yrieix were fabulous!!


Mike, Liz, Oliver and Jonathan Lacy and Granny



28TH 11TH August


Clint and Jane


Wev’e had a wonderful, relaxing time at Natures Retreat, helped by lovely weather! Such a comfortable house, with peaceful gardens and nice pool.


Youv’e been very friendly and hospitable and we hope to return next year. We loved watching the rabbits grow and charlie is lovely!!


With many thanks


Cathy, Jim, Jess and Toby Brown



30TH—6TH July


Clint and Jane


We have had a lovely holiday, your house and grounds are so peaceful and relaxing. Our 9 year old son will never forget catching his first big fish( 9lbs).


Thankyou Clint for all your fishing advice and tips, we wish you success with your future plans and wished we could of stayed longer.


We hope you have a great season,


Joel, Nadia, Sam and Milly x



Last week of June 2012


We had such a lovely time here, it really is natures retreat   so peaceful.


We visited Jumilhac, Brantome, St Yrieix and Coussac and all to be recommended, a lovely meal was had in the hotel de Voyageurs in Coussac, but the best meal was at la Roche L’abeille – superb, thanks for recommending it Clint.


The fishing has been good with many mirror carp caught and carefully replaced, it’s always sad when a holiday comes to an end but there are lots of happy memories going home with us.


Thankyou Jane and Clint for your superb hospitality


Trudy and John – Stockton on Tees







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