Tranquil holiday cottage by lake in Aquitaine

Aiguillon (33km from Villeneuve-sur-Lot), Lot et Garonne, Aquitaine Reference: AT004250 Advertiser since: 21 July 2015
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Gone Fishin' Self Catering Saturday 1 2 1

About this property

Exclusive for 2, set in 22 acres. Fishing a bonus. . This cottage/gite is in a rural setting.

Gone Fishin' is self catering accommodation exclusively for 2 persons. We aim to offer value for money, peace and quiet yet we are only 8 minutes away from villages Clairac, Aiguillon offering essentials and just 20 minutes from the main towns of Agen and Villeneuve sur Lot.
Changeover day is usually Saturday but we consider mid-week bookings as guests can normally get a better deal booking ferries or flights mid-week. 
And of course Booking here through Holiday France Direct you will get a discount on the ferry.
Your rooms are large and bright, offering pristine clean accommodation.
Your holiday offers tranquility without being isolated.
Not a child in sight or earshot!
WiFi connection in all rooms.
We offer just one price £390 throughout the summer season . At the close of our summer season we offer 3 night breaks at £195 which include heating when necessary from October onwards. This is often ideal for house hunters.

We have successfully been offering accommodation since  2003.
Even though this is not a fishing holiday but just a bonus we decided to name the house Gone Fishin' after a famous song by Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong it seems so appropriate "Gone fishin' by a shady wady pool (err 2 acre lake all but in the garden!!) , I'd say no more work for mine, on my door I'd hang a sign Gone fishin' instead of just a-wishin'. Gone fishin'.
A warm welcome awaits. You arrive as guests but leave as friends.
Hurry, we have just 6 weeks left for next year 2017. Enjoy.



Kitchen and dining

A modern and bright kitchen diner with views over your own private large garden. The kitchen is well equipped & with hob, microwave, fridge and independent freezer.

Living rooms

Your lounge is very comfortable, bright and cheerful with superior seating giving lumbar support.
UK freeview tv, dvd and 24/7 wi-fi connection.


Large bright bedroom. Double bed. Wardrobe and plenty of shelving. We offer fresh linen for those here more than one week.


Large bright bathroom that is pristine clean. Adjacent to your bedroom. Large in built shower with grab rails.


Oil fired radiators that are active if we feel the need, at no extra charge. If there is a chilly feel in the evening in the out of season short breaks an electric blanket is at your disposal.


Local market in nearby villages most mornings and in the summer months there are many evening musical festivities.
Restaurants are plentiful and so near as only 8 minutes away.

We have many brochures at your disposal showing Bastides and many historic sites that is a tourist delight.

Boat rides along the canal either with a tourist guide or be a captain of your own boat!

A day out to Bordeaux or Toulouse is easy just hop on the local train in Aiguillon which is just 10 minutes away and you will be in the centre of Bordeaux within the hr or Toulouse approx 2 hrs.

Garden and outside

Our property is set in 22 acres of woodland and a 2 acre lake all but in the garden.
Your own private shaded mature garden with shaded terrace & BBQ.

The ambiance, peace and quiet is wonderful. 70% of guests do not come here as a fishing holiday but just to enjoy the tranquility of the lake , woodland, birding ( the golden oriel & kingfishers to name but a few) , wildlife and flaura and fauna.

Picnic benches are around our private lake. The grounds are not open to the public. Those that enjoy fishing know they are only seconds away from their partners who might not enjoy fishing so it becomes a very compatible holiday for all. Yes, your lake is all but in the garden
Your large garden and shaded terrace, sun loungers & bbq is secluded .

Should you wish to go fishing in any of the rivers then please note that you MUST obtain a permit as there is a heavy fine for fishing in the river.
Fortunately here at Gone Fishin' this is our own private lake and no permit is required.

Parking and garages

The grounds are flat/level you can park immediately outside your gîte in the driveway. If you bring your own rods they can be kept secure in an outbuilding.

Visitor suitability

The property has been very acceptable with people who have some walking problems as there are no steps. The gardens are flat and walks on country roads near your holiday home have no inclines.

Information about any additional facilities

You have access to 24/7 wi-fi connection.
We live on the premises ( just around the corner) but assure you of total privacy. We are here to help but not intrude.
It is worth noting that even though your accommodation is on the ground floor & all on one level there are no rooms above your cottage / gite, therefore allowing you total quiet rather than listening to someone walking about above you.
A number of guests have said that past experiences of other gites offering ground floor accommodation was marred by the owners living above, and they could here constant noise.
We guarantee this is not the case here.

Although this is a rural location next 2 villages (equal distance just 8 minutes away by car) have a small weekly market, a supermarket, doctor, dentist, post office, bank , ATM, 24/7 fuel, bar and restaurant.
The large & vibrant towns of Agen & Villeneuve sur Lot just 30 minutes away. A reminder this is NOT a fishing holiday, fishing is just a bonus, its free. Enjoy.


  • Internet

  • Linen

  • Couples only


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Agen, Villeneuve sur Lot
Distance: 20 km


Fishing nearby

Species of fish: On site Carp. Bream. Black bass. Rudd
Name of nearest fishing location: On site . River Lot. River Garonne.

Fishing on-site


Name and address of nearest golf course: Tombeboeuf
Distance: 33 km



Name/number of nearest marked trail: 5

Wine tasting

Name and address of nearest wine producer: Buzet
Distance: 15 km

About the Owner, Mrs Jennifer Rothwell

Year property purchased 2002
Why this location? We chose this location because The Lot et Garonne offers true seasons . Spring albeit early, Summer, Autumn somewhat later and Winter that arrives in January & February. The landscaped are truly diverse and offers so much history.
Unique benefits of property The unique benefits this property offers is that it is in the countryside but not isolated. Just 8 minutes away from local shops and just 30 minutes away from vibrant towns. The property itself offers our guests no steps, the terrain is flat and the immediate lanes, allowing comfortable walking. The property is pristine clean and we pride ourselves on this particularly. Guests arrive but leave as friends.<br/>The property sits in 22 acres of woodland with a 2 acre well stocked carp lake. Only 30% of guests intend to have a fishing holiday ( fishing is just a bonus and is free) , the majority come to enjoy the ambiance of the lake , wildlife and birding. <br/> We have many people returning year after year so please book early for 2016.

The Owner Recommends


3 restaurants within 8 mins in the village of Clairac. 1 Routier within 1 mins of Gone Fishin' 3 Restaurants in the village of Aiguillon 8 mins away Numerous restaurants in the main towns of Agen and Villeneuve sur Lot