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The Retreat Bank Holiday 40% Discount at The Retreat

05/08/2015

Take advantage of late availability at The Retreat with 40% discount from 29 Auigust to 12 September. Book soon to secure your place at this great price!  ....more


The Retreat Lake Record at The Retreat

04/05/2015

Congratulations to Mike& Craig Shepherd who visited The Retreat the last week in April and caught the lake record Common at 41lbs, commenting that it was the strongest fighting fish they had ever caught! Strageties which helped were fishing from margins using a bait boat with high beds of bait. ....more


The Retreat Best gite we have been to in 20 Years

12/10/2014

Andy (the angler) and Sue Rudduck came to The Retreat from 4 to 11 October and caught 35 carp, including 2 x 30's and 10x 20's. Strategy used was KD rig, reverse snowman with 15kgs of pellet and 10kgs of boilies. Both reported that the gite was very clean and the best equipped they had ever been to, ....more


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Cancellation Week avaialable at The Retreat in May

01/03/2016

Due to cancellation the 21 to 28 May is now avaialble at The Retreat. Be the first to take advantage of this opportunity and book now! ....more


Discounted Weeks at The Retreat

09/02/2016

Save on  selected discounted weeks at The Retreat. Dates available in March with £300 off. Save £200 in April and £100 off in May and June 2016. Book now to take advantage of these great deals! ....more


Competition Winners booked for next year

12/10/2014

Mark, Elijah and Paul were CarpWorld Competion winners and won the prize of a weeks fishing at The Retreat. Taken from 27 September, they reported great sport with mirrors and commons up to 31.5lbs. Tactics used were mainline hybrid and sticky baits krill and like everyone before don't forget the ma ....more

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The Retreat Lake is a 2.5 acre lake in a secluded position, and located only 6 kms from the beautiful river town of Chateau-Gontier in Mayenne. The town offers excellent facilities including  a variety of supermarkets and shops, restaurants, bars, a swimming pool, boat trips along the river and a weekly market.

The Retreat Lake can be reached by car from the ports of  Calais in 5hrs, Caen(Ouistreham) in 3hrs and St-Malo in 1.5hrs. The Retreat Lake is located about 30 mins south of  Laval, the capital of Mayenne and the A81 motorway. 

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We have two accommodation options:-

The Retreat Gite
 
The Gite £995), which is on one level, comprises of two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) a spacious lounge with additional bunkbeds, satellite TV, dining area and log burner. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and breakfast bar. Washing machine, towels and bed linen are all included and a cot can be provided for infants. The outside terrace provides an ideal place for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding views of the lake and gardens. There is also play equipment for keeping the children amused and ample parking next to the gite. 

  • Lake Size : 2.5 acres
  • Swims : n/a
  • Depth : From 1 - 5 feet
  • Carp Stock : Stocked with commons, mirrors over 40lbs and catfish to over 45lbs.
  • Other Fish : Full range of coarse fish.
  • Lake Bed : Firm with silt patches.
  • Features : Island with bridge access.
  • Access : Excellent access all round lake by foot. Car parking adjacent to gite.
  • Night Fishing : Yes
  • Boats Allowed : No
  • Bait Boats Allowed: Yes

The Retreat Lake carp fishery is a great exclusive venue for up to 4 anglers or those wishing to combine a fishing holiday with their family. The wedge shaped lake is 2.5 acres in size with depths from 1 to 5 feet. The lake bed is firm with patches of silt and there is an island with bridge access across the lake. It is well stocked with  commons, mirrors to over 44lbs and catfish to over 45lbs and a good number of 20 and 30lbs fish. The lake is completely private and night fishing is permitted. There is complete access around the lake on foot and car parking adjacent to the lake.
 

The gite, which is on one level, comprises of two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) a spacious lounge with additional bunkbeds, satellite TV, dining area and log burner. The fully equipped kitchen has a gas cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and breakfast bar. Washing machine, towels and bed linen are all included and a cot can be provided for infants. The outside terrace provides an ideal place for relaxing and enjoying the surrounding views of the lake and gardens. There is also play equipment for keeping the children amused and ample parking next to the gite.

 

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Breakfast Bag = sausage bacon egg mushroom/ tea or coffee

Evenings
Spag bowl / garlic bread
Roast with roast potatoes and fresh veg
Chicken Curry with Rice
Cottage pie and fresh veg
Normandy Pork mini roasties and veg
Hunters Chicken potato wedges and coleslaw
Lasagne /garlic bread and salad
all + desert of the day

125.00 euros per person per week

Lunch time
bag- Ham/cheese/tuna
pizza.

6 euros per person


 

BAIT PACKAGE STICKY BAITS KRILL

5kgs Boilies
1 Tub Popups
1 Glug
1 Medium Tub Particles
1 Medium Tub Pellets
TOTAL 100 Euros

BAIT
1 kg Boilies 12 Euros
Large Tub Pellets 28 Euros
Large Tub Particles 28 Euros
Medium Tubs 20 Euros

Sack Pellets 55 Euros

BAIT BOAT HIRE 100 Euros per week
BED CHAIR 20 Euros per week

Dogs Allowed 2 2 Exclusive Booking Available 1.5 44lbs 40lbs book now compare

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28/08/2016

Philip and Pat made us feel at home. They ensure that you lack nothing. Also nice that our dog Diesel could roam freely. He definitely miss Lucy,Philip and Pat! Many thanks for the great time! ....more


02/07/2016

Pat & Phil are superb NOTHING is too much trouble. Phil spent a long time with Lydia trying to beat her personal best, unfortunately not successful, but she didn't care. She wants to come back next year too. Oh.......we all adore Lucy. ....more


07/05/2016

We opted for the food package. The meals and deserts were all home made and could not fault them in any way. The portions were enormous so hope you have a good appetite. Nothing was too much trouble for Pat & Philip. ....more


01/08/2015

Phil and Pat make our trips to The Retreat more than just a fishing holiday. Welcoming us on Saturday with an immediate invite to Sunday dinner, which was 5* a brilliant start to our week. We have made 2 very good friends and we look forward to returning on many occasions. ....more


20/06/2015

Excellent hosts - Pats cooking is great and homely. Listen to Phil, he knows the lake and is a very competent angler in his own right. Excellent hosts can't help enough. ....more

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France is by far the most popular destination for British motorists. Not only is it our closest and most convenient neighbour but it also holds the key to some of the most prolific and challenging Carp and Catfish fishing in Europe. Here's a few hints and tips on how to get there.....safely

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