Napoleonic Lake

A path beside the fishing cottage leads down to the Napoleonic lake in a private Valley surrounded by unspoilt meadows filled with wild flowers and bordered by mature Oak, Hornbeam, Willow and Hazelnut trees. All the banks of the lake are flat and the swims are wide and easily accessible. The setting is truly stunning.

Next to our one acre stock pond, this 5.5 acre spring fed lake or etang is 3.25 metres deep at its deepest point, and rich in natural food. It is full of features including an island, shallow bays, a central plateau, deep channels, and peaty outcrops. There are overhanging trees dipping into the water, as well as lily pads and small reed beds. Up to four anglers can choose from eight swims, and three of these can comfortably take two bivvies.

The lake dates back hundreds of years and can be found on Napoleonic maps.

Due to the warmer weather and longer summers here, tremendous growth rates are achieved and carp thrive. Fishing here is fantastic fun and challenging and you can expect long, exhilarating fights.

We provide unhooking mats, landing nets, weighing slings, kneel pads and buckets for your use, free of charge.

Colossal Carp

The fish stock is amazing with Carp from 20lb up to 69lb, the average around 34lb in Elba & 42lb in Napoleonic. Other fish include Pike, Rudd and Roach. Fishing permits are not required and night fishing is allowed. A rowing boat and life jacket is provided free of charge for your exclusive use.

We pride ourselves in the fine quality and varieties of carp we have. There are three main strains of mirror carp. The first is a vey old and quite unusual long bodied streamlined variety, with the most magnificent scale formations, some with an iridescent jewel like quality. The second is a beautiful silver colour, also long and streamlined. The third type is a golden bellied, deep bodied, Italian breed with scales predominantly along the dorsal fin and near the tail. We have Grass Carp, these are fast powerful fish to land, as well as Leather and Common Carp.

Napoleonic Cottage

Serving the Napoleonic Lake, the impeccably restored fishing cottage is set on the crest of a gentle hill with panoramic views across the countryside and lakes. The views and sunsets are breathtaking.

The cottage is decorated in a cosy country house style and benefits from three double en suite bedrooms, each sleeping two people.

Le Queroy was originally a working farm and the cottage shares a large courtyard with a magnificent hay barn and the main Farmhouse where we live on site, on hand for help and advice.

The stone built cottage has been lovingly restored retaining as many original features as possible, and is unsurpassed in quality and comfort. It has a magnificent stone hallway with terracotta flooring, and ancient beams and houses the original bread oven for the estate. We supply a chest freezer in the hall for you to store frozen foods or bait.

The hall leads to a large spacious lounge diner, with oak beams, polished wooden floors and a traditional stone fireplace. There is comfortable seating for relaxing, and we supply a huge selection of DVDs, free wifi and a full sky television package..

The dining area has a large table and seating overlooking the garden, with French doors leading to the terrace.

The modern kitchen is fully equipped with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and plenty of utensils, crockery and cutlery.

The cottage sleeps six people with a maximum of four anglers to best enjoy the exclusivity of the lake whilst maintaining a low pressure environment for our fish to help care for their physical health and wellbeing. One bedroom was formerly the “cave” where family wines and Cognac or homemade Pineau were stored (above ground).

Another bedroom was formally a Pigeonnier where doves and chickens were kept, and it still has the nesting boxes in the walls! We supply all bed linen, towels and even plush bathrobes. Each bedroom has a private bath or shower room. The cottage has full central heating and the large sunny terrace is well equipped with sun loungers, table, chairs, parasol, hot tub and gas BBQ, leading down to a private lawned garden with pool, boasting fantastic sunset views.

Napoleonic Gallery

A selection of photograghs of some of our beautiful fish in the Napoleonic Lake