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Approached via a gravelled drive and of a quiet country lane - this immaculate, modern property is newly finished and is ideally placed in a tranquil setting; however, Limoges International Airport is only a 40 minute drive away, ideal for running your very own Carp Fishing business.


The property benefits from Hardwood (Chestnut) floors throughout and exposed wooden beams: High levels of insulation: Gas central heating: A micro treatment system for waste water: A green energy heat recovery unit for virtually free hot water.  There is also double glazing to all the doors and windows:  Comprising:


Large Lounge (8m x 6m) enough space for a dining table as well as copious amounts of furniture.  Two radiators: Two twin patio doors to the rear garden / patio: A large Inglenook fireplace with a large 14kw wood burning stove fitted:  There are numerous power sockets and the T.V is wired to receive English Freeview channels: Multi point lights (have as few, or as many, lights turned on as you wish).


Kitchen / Dining / Family Room (9.5m x 4.5m) currently set up as a Kitchen / Family Room.

Twin aspect room: Two radiators: A full range of cabinetry: Plumbing for Dishwasher: Gas and / or Electricity points for oven: Numerous power points and a T.V point receiving both English Freeview and French Canal Sat signals.  Internet and telephone points:


Utility (4.5m x 1.9m) Plumbing for Washing Machine and power for Tumble Drier: Range of Cabinetry matching the Kitchen units: One radiator: Door to Rear Garden:


From the front door an entrance hallway (23m x 1.45m) leads to all areas of the house.  Three smaller well-spaced radiators: Numerous power points: Note:  It would be possible with a simple stud wall, here or there, to separate off an area at many points in the Hallway to designate part of the house as guest accommodation / Letting unit:


There are four very large Double Bedrooms, including:


Master Suite featuring a walk-in closet: two windows to the rear: two radiators: numerous power points and an ensuite with double sinks and a large walk in shower and a further radiator:


Bedroom Two is located at the far end of the house and has a door to the front of the property (ideal for use as guest accommodation): one radiator: numerous power points: also features an ensuite with large walk in shower:


Main Bathroom features: large walk in shower: cupboard with inset sink: one radiator:


The remaining two large bedrooms are mirror images and are situated either side of the Main Bathroom. This means that, with the addition of just two doors, the Bathroom could be made into a Jack and Jill ensuite facility (something the owner has allowed for in the siting of the fixtures and fittings):  The bedrooms have one radiator, and two windows in each room:


There is a large, shelved linen cupboard off the hallway that also houses the electric consumer boards


The garage is large enough for a car and has ample extra space for workshop and storage areas.  A large cupboard houses the gas central heating boiler and the hot water heat exchange unit: In addition, up a staircase from the garage, there is a boarded loft that provides additional and very useful storage.  There is also a carport under construction that could be finished before the house is sold.


There is satellite TV (All available English and French channels so no need to miss your fav. soaps) and high speed internet and a telephone line. With house and smoke alarms already fitted, the home is fully secure.


All the necessary Governmental certifications have been granted on the house.  So there are going to be no nasty shocks for the buyer(s) of this property; no Fosse Septic to change, no power supplies that require expensive upgrading just buy – and move in, then relax.


Outside the land extends to some 10 hectares with a Carp and Cat Fishing Lake of app. 3 hectares (7.5ish acres to you and me).  If you want to run a Carp Fishery in France make sure that the lake is just the right size; a) Too big and you’ll never manage it and stock it to a decent enough level that Anglers will catch anything; or b) Too small, you’ll never be able to have enough Anglers around it or get the stock to survive at a high enough level and make it worth people visiting you.  Our lake was chosen on it being the ideal size to allow the business to make money but not have too many running costs that the income wasn’t simply being spent on overheads.


The remaining land consists of two / three paddocks (at present used by the neighbouring Horse Riding Centre business for hay each year), but could accommodate horses of your own if required or form the basis of a Gite / Cabin enterprise.  In addition there is an area of woodland that extends around the whole property (making it feel very private indeed) that extends to app. 4.5 acres, cutting your own firewood for the colder months is most satisfying when you see others having to buy it in.


There is a workshop / storage facility down at the lake that is alarmed and has power and water installed.  This is currently used to store maintenance equipment and fish feed and is in a good state of repair


The Lake has a brand new 30 year License; allowing the stocking and management of fish and to allow the owners to provide Fishing Holidays, no other permits are required by you or your customers for the purposes of running your Carp Fishery.


Work has already started on improving the Lake and fish stocks, again nothing major to be done before you have your own Carp Fishery business in France.


And just to be absolutely clear, there are no overhead power lines, rights of way or anything else that can cause problems with a new or poorly managed Carp Fishery business start-up.


In a nutshell, a modern, large (around 3oosqm), well-built house with a modernised Carp Fishery and a website that is all ready to go into business are not as common as one would think; as you will find if you’re visiting other properties of this nature.  


As you will have found properties of this magnitude and possibility, with Lakes and not small Pools, which are being sold as going concerns are usually priced from 750,000 euros to well over a million euros.


We have done all the hard work for you, we have in place a team of English speaking experts in all the aspects of running the business (lake management, builders, plumbers, electricians, translator, web designers – every conceivable thing has been covered for you).   And we are asking just 399,999.00 euros for the house, land and Lake plus 50,000.00 euros for some absolutely invaluable extras:  These items will be essential in running the business and have been sourced over the last few years (saving you the time and effort of having to do it yourself.  They consist of (but are not limited to):


Business effects:


Approximately 20,000.00 euros worth of fish stocks; some which were brought in, some the original stock that we purchased with the lake


An ATV motorbike (400cc Yamaha Kodiak) with a tow bar fitted and switchable four wheel drive:


Motorised grass topper, roller and harrow for managing the grass land and the paths around the lake and woods:


Two boats for feeding and lake management purposes: P.S. Also comes with an auto inflating life jacket:


App. 25,000.00 euros worth of fishing tackle consisting of well over six complete fishing kits and enough consumable items to last the business some years:


The alarmed workshop / cabin to house all the equipment needed to run the business:


Chainsaw and other management items


A web site with a long standing and recognised domain name:  Just a small amount of web designer time required to redesign and rewrite it in order to bring this up to date:  Already receives enquiries without the work being done but it does need changes.


A full and extensive list of all the English speaking experts and help available to the new owner and any / all introductions as required.


A day’s walk around to explain what is required and expected of the Lake Owner plus instruction of how the house fixtures and fittings work.


House effects:


Nearly new Oven adapted by the retailer for use with Calor Gas:


Items to finish the carport if not completed before a sale is agreed:


Satellite dishes for TV and Broadband Internet Access


Although the house is set in idyllic surroundings the village shops are only a few minutes down the lane with the nearest large Supermarket being a ten minute trip only.  The town of St Yrieix la Perche is also 10 – 12 minutes away and caters for everything you will need on a day to day basis.  The stunning city of Limoges, with all its cultural events is about a 30 minute drive away.


Save yourself between 20 and 24,000 euros in Agency Fees by approaching the seller directly from this advertisement and ask us more about this property that extends to 10 ha.


Lastly we have put in place a team of support staff, paid as required, to include translators, an English speaking but French (more trust worthy believe me) Lake / Fishery Management Company and English Webmasters who live within spitting distance (very helpful in case of a catastrophe; not that it has ever happened but you never know).




Andy Bass, Oaklands Carp Fishery, Foret de Beiges, Les Beiges, La Meyze,  87800, Limousin, France


email: [email protected]


English contact number to follow shortly.













Andy Bass


Oaklands Carp Fishery,

Foret de Beiges,

87800, La Meyze

Limousin, France



Tel: Home / Office 0033 555 086402  


Mobile: 0033 770377510


email: [email protected]