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Natures Retreat, Natural and Relaxing!

Peaceful and Tranquil.


Now taking bookings for 2023/2024

We have limited vacancies in 2023 and 2024. Some are peak fishing times to visit Natures Retreat, the weather is great and the fish are ready to catch! Please contact us directly either on our Facebook page - Natures Retreat, or contact us via email (linked down below in the Contact Information section) 

Hope to see you!

Enjoy a Luxury French Farmhouse Holiday in France with exclusive pool, hot tub and carp lake included. 

Natures Retreat is a French holiday home in an authentic traditional French farmhouse set in the heart of the Limousin region of France. It is just a 35-minute drive from Limoges airport. Situated centrally in an area of outstanding natural beauty it is the perfect base to explore the region whilst catering to the needs of the family and fisherperson alike. There is something here for all. This is your opportunity to enjoy your own exclusive French Country Farmhouse with swimming pool, hot tub and a bespoke 2-acre French carp lake with fish in excess of 55lb set in 12 acres of the wild French countryside. This is the location for a fantastic family holiday to remember.

Building on the initial desire to create the perfect lake, significant work was carried out early 2010’s with the headland separating the smaller lakes being removed and a central island being formed along with additional ‘swims’. Since that time, regular stocking has been taking place, and there are in excess of 70 carp ranging from the high teens to over the 50lb mark.

Last year the lake record went 4 times! The largest out, so far, has been a shade over 56lb, we are confidently anticipating more!

At Natures Retreat, we are fanatical about the type and quality of the feed and bait being used on our water. We only feed with high-quality feed  and only allow the use of fresh or frozen baits.

This approach has been giving the anglers here some fantastic results over the past year with most beating their personal bests and catching hard fighting pristine specimens.

Catches from the lake this year so far have been good with the average weights being mid 30s. A Significant number of 40s have been out as well and two of the three 50 plus ones. More to come we suggest!

There is still plenty of time this year to break the lake record given the right tactics and patience.

Come visit us, try your skills!


Natures Retreat is a beautiful place to stay in the Limousin; relax, unwind, and soak up the wildlife and French country lifestyle. All of our rooms are decorated with French luxury in mind. Enjoy a special holiday at Natures Retreat and let your cares float away in the private swimming pool.

The surrounding area is made up of beautiful little French villages, medieval towns, gorgeous chateaux, and stunning countryside. Local activities including walking, cycling, mountain biking, horse riding, golf, kayaking, the famous rugby at Brive, and various lake watersports. The local markets and gourmet food and wine are full of delights waiting to be discovered...

Visit our Facebook page to see updates on the fish and lake! Find us at Natures Retreat.

Meet the Owners

The current owners, Gary and Fran from Sussex, having retired from the public service industry after 30 years and are now realising their lifelong ambition of living in rural France, running a traditional French farmhouse with leisure facilities and a fishing lake.

Gary and Fran have two daughters, Sheena and Faye, who are currently studying and working in the UK. The girls travel out and visit their parents whenever they are able and assist in the running of Natures Retreat when they are there. Gary, a keen fisherman, and Fran, a lover of all things French, are continuing to build on their vision of making Natures

Retreat an even more desirable location for family holidays.

Owners quote: ‘We are so happy many of our past guests have chosen to return and have re-booked again to come back this year or next. We are so looking forward to seeing them again and looking forward to welcoming new visitors to NR in the coming seasons’.

Mission Statement

NR’s mission is to provide an enjoyable and memorable holiday experience for the whole family in a relaxing environment, deep in unspoilt rural France.


Contact Information

Natures Retreat

D57A Drouly

87500 Coussac-Bonneval


Phone: 003-355-548-9928


Service Areas

Proudly Welcoming Clients in England and Across Europe


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