Beautiful cabin with lake to let in Brittany

2km from Retiers, Ille et Vilaine, Brittany Reference: BI003695 Advertiser since: 20 January 2015
Property Board Arrival Bedrooms Sleeps Bathrooms Additional info
Barbret Self Catering Saturday 2 4 1 Sofabed, sleeps 2.

About this property

Family Fishing Holidays. This chalet is in a rural setting.

Exclusive Carp Fishing Lake in Barbret
Situated in a small hamlet in the commune of Barbret, this pretty cabin is just a mile and a half outside the market town of Rettiers. Here, as well as the popular weekly market each Saturday morning, you will find a supermarket, 3 bakers, a Post Office, 3 banks, a butchers/charcuterie, a patisserie, a newsagent, a wine merchant, 1 florist and 2 pharmacies, as well as several bars, restaurants and a petrol station.

This is an offer for the exclusive use of a one acre, 100 year old, well stocked lake set in the Brittany countryside. The lake has been completely drained, cleaned and dug to depths of up to 3 metres to the top end, it has an average depth of approx 1.5 metres. There is a varied selection of mirror and common carp, mainly in the 10-40lb+ range; there are also tench to 8lb, bream, roach, perch and a couple of pike to about 15lb. The whole area is surrounded by trees and verdant foliage providing a perfect canopy surrounding the clean water of the lake, and the far end has been cultivated and provides a perfect place to rest after a days fishing.

The cabin is located on the bank of the lake and consists of 2 bedrooms (1 x twin bed and 1 x set of bunk beds), a fully equipped kitchen and a shower room with shower, wc and basin. The cabin has a comfortable lounge area which hosts wi-fi and satellite tv showing British channels.
There is a solar heated swimming pool 8 x 4 metres with an overall depth of 1.2 metres.

To the back of the lake there is a pond with a bridge leading to a bbq area where you can sit, eat and drink, looking over the fields watching the sunset.

We can arrange airport pick up and drop off services from Rennes, Dinard or Nantes at a nominal extra cost.

Award winning Shoreline freezer baits can be purchased at the lake.

For accompanying guests this is a beautiful place to rest and relax and enjoy the peace and beauty of the surrounding countryside. There is a play area with large climbing frame, slide, swing and trampoline for the children if needed.

Packages are as follows:

To include welcome pack of bread, butter, milk, eggs, tea bags, sugar, water, bottle of red and white wine and a case of French beer £30.00 per pack.
A Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner menu is available.

To enhance your fishing experience, we can also provide tackle hire, £40.00 per person per week, that consists of landing nets, carp cradle, pod and alarms, carp chair, umbrella, weighing sling and carp rods.
Anglers need only to bring reels and small tackle.

You can travel from Portsmouth to St Malo 65 miles to Barbret, Portsmouth to Caen 145 miles, Portsmouth/Poole to Cherbourg 165 miles, Dover to Calais 350 miles.

Airport pick up and drop off; Rennes at £75.00 return, Dinard at £95.00 return, Nantes at £95.00 return (for up to 4 persons). You can fly from London Stansted, East Midlands, Southend and Southampton.

Extra packages to be paid for on top of property rental and confirmed once booked.



Kitchen and dining

The kitchen is fully equipped, including gas oven and hob, fridge-freezer and microwave. The kitchen cupboards provide plenty of storage and a water heater that provides instant hot water.

Living rooms

The living area has comfortable seating for 4 with satellite tv. There is a broadband connection with wi-fi. In addition to the wood burning stove, heating is provided by electric heaters.


The main bedroom features twin beds, with bedside table and a chest of drawers. In the second bedroom there are bunk beds, a chest of drawers and a wardrobe. Both bedrooms are fitted with electric heaters. Good quality bedding is provided and is changed weekly. There is also an additional sofabed available to sleep an extra 2 children on request.


The shower room has a fitted shower cubicle, a washbasin, wc and a towel rail. Hot water for washing and showering is provided by a water heater. Good quality towels are provided.


The property has a wood burning stove, which gives out lots of heat as well as being a lovely centrepiece for the living area. There is no charge for wood. There are 3 electric heaters, the cost of electricity is included in the rental rate.


Wi-fi and satellite tv showing English channels. There are playing cards, books and a selection of dvds.
Childrens play ground, table tennis, pool table, darts board.
A weekly bbq will be hosted by the owners for all to enjoy.

Garden and outside

There is an 8 x 4 metre swimming pool which is heated by solar panel, it is 1.2 metres deep all over.

To the back of the lake there is a pond with a bridge leading to a bbq area where you can sit, eat and drink, looking over the fields watching the sunset. There is also a fully equipped park that consists of a slide, swings, trampoline and caravan for children to play in. There is also use of a table tennis table and rowing boat plus there is French boules and cricket.

Parking and garages

Free on-site parking near to the cabin.

Visitor suitability

The property can be enjoyed by all ages.

Information about any additional facilities

The owners property is adjacent to the cabin. They will be in residence throughout your stay and will be at hand to help if you need any advice or assistance.


  • Internet

  • Pets welcomed *

  • Linen

  • Child facilities

  • Meals

  • Private pool

* Vet details: Clinique Veterinaire des Trois Sapins, 35150 Janze, France Tel: (00 33) 299 47 04 99


Antiques/Brocante Market

Name of nearest antiques/brocante market: Le guerche
Distance: 15 km

Family activities

Fishing nearby

Species of fish: Carp, cat fish,etc
Name of nearest fishing location: Marcille robert
Distance: 5 km

Fishing on-site

About the Owner, Mr Chris Brown

Chris and Kate Brown take ownership of Barbret Lake June 2017. Chris is a very keen carp fisherman who has been fishing for more years than he cares to remember. His passion for the sport has been the driving force behind making his dream become your reality. Chris understands the desire of all fishermen to beat that personal best. With this in mind, in October 2017, he plans to introduce bigger fish and in time extend the lake to a beautiful, plentiful fishery. <br/>

Year property purchased 2017
Why this location? Barbret is easily accessible by both car and plane. The lake is set in beautiful surroundings away from the hustle and bustle of every day life with local amenities just a stones throw away. There are plenty of places to explore in Brittany from medieval towns to beaches. Local markets are plentiful and are well worth a visit.
Unique benefits of property Barbret Lake provides exclusive fishing, the lake is all yours for the duration of your stay. We warmly welcome the whole family and provide facilities that caters for all their needs.

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2 Reviews
  • Cleanliness: 10
  • Comfort: 10
  • Condition: 10
  • Facilities: 10
  • Local Amenities: 10
  • Setting: 10
  • Value for Money: 10
10 / 10 Walter 21 September, 2016

We have had just spent two wonderful weeks here and had fantastic weather throughout and great fishing. The chalet was lovely and met our expectations and did not lack anything and my only complaint was that we did not use the log fire as it was too hot!
The swimming pool was lovely and we used it every day due to the weather being so hot.
The fishing was slow at times due to the hot weather but I still managed to catch 38 Carp.
I also caught a 30lbs.4oz Carp which beat my PB and was one of the reasons why we came here.
Catch details:-
15 carp under 10lbs, 13 Carp under 20lbs, 9 Carp under 30lbs and the one just over 30lbs which I caught on the float on 6lb line!
Barry was a great host and just left us to it, especially the fishing and we had two nights enjoying a barbecue and quite a few glasses of wine. We only met Kim on the last day as she was ill and still in England, but came to see us on the last day.
Finally, both Barry and Kim met us early on the morning we left which was really very nice.

Owner response

thanks you two for your great comments

10 / 10 Lucy & Rob 4 September, 2014

10 out of 10! We spent a couple of nights here and loved it. Very peaceful and relaxing. Barry and Kim were perfect hosts. Would definately recommend!

Owner response

Thanks very much Lucy and Rob x