Family fishing holidays in France

Welcome to La Butte!

If you are looking for a family fishing holiday in France, then you have come to the right place. La Butte is a family friendly fishing lake with excellent accommodation. Set among acres of rolling meadow lands, leading down to the magnificent 2-acre private fishing lake, La Butte should be firmly placed at the top of your list if you need a family fishing holiday in France like never before! Stroll around the grounds – all 8 acres of them exclusively yours, or take one of the bikes for a ride into the village to discover the delights of a sleepy French backwater. With fantastic shopping, interesting museums, impressive golf courses and stunning scenery all around, we know you’re going to love the area as much as we do! However you choose to spend your time, we know that you’ll find something for all the family here at La Butte.

The lake at La Butte is man-made, carved from the clay and fed by three natural springs. Therefore, La Butte doesn’t suffer from the droughts that affect many other fisheries or fishing holidays in the area. The lake in turn feeds the local stream, ‘La Riverolle’ which has kept the village of Mouliherne supplied with water for centuries.

We have taken great care to prepare the lake for your enjoyment, as well as sport. In the late summer of 2006, major works were underaken to extend the banks, and deepen the waters. There are several swims – some natural, some created mechanically. All have been fished with success. See the gallery for pictures of the ones that didn’t get away!

You are welcome to bring your pets but you’re respectfully asked to clean up after them.

2014 has seen the addition of internet access for our guest’s convenience.


“This is an excellent venue. The accommodation is very good with everything you could need. The lake is a fabulous setting and the fishing is fantastic!!! As a first time fisherman, for me it was a great experience. Over the 7 days we fished, we caught over 120 fish, total weight well over 1000lbs. (beat that john wilson!!).four different types of carp, a suntan and good photos. A great time!! 16/4/11 Paul & John

“a truly wonderful and relaxing holiday! A magical place”. Mark and cassie
“What a fantastic house finished to an amazing standard”. Matthew 14/6/10
“… Magical surrounding “. Dave 16/6/10
“…. As close to paradise as you can get”. Gary 23/5/10
“third time and will come back many more times for sure” Stefan and Carole. Paris
” All in all a great week had by everyone. Will definitely come again, top times.” Craig & boys 13/5/11
“We’ve all had a truly fantastic week here. We’re only sad to be going home”. The Arthingtons, The Willacys & The O’Neills 21/5/11
” The lake is wonderful and the house and accommodation are excellent”. Clive & Christine 29/5/11
“Wow what a lovely week. Kids absolutely loved it”. Jason, Niamh & Family 15/7/11
“Lovely holiday, house fantastic, lots to do in area”. The Elmers & The Roberts 6/8/11.
“All in all a fantastic holiday and would love to come back again for a longer holiday”. The Bave, The Dobson & The Allen family 11/8/11
“We had a fantastic time and we are coming back next year”. “The fishing was fantastic. It was a brilliant holiday”. “This holiday was amazing, loved everything about it”. “One of the best holidays ever. By the way, I loved my room”. The Wheeler Family 19/8/11
“All the children loved catching fish and running around the grounds”. “Too much excitement for one week”. “What a lovely place to come and relax”. “Absolutely Fabulous- a home from home”. The Leonard & Hodgson family 27/8/11
” after a truly amazing week at La Butte. It far exceeded our expectations, the fishing was unbelievable. We caught many carp between the 2 of us weighing over 3000lb in total with the biggest fish over 30lb.The house was immaculate, you should all feel extremely proud of all the hard work you have obviously put into La butte.
Again thank you very much allowing us to share your wonderful home and we will hopefully try and visit again in the near future”. Martin and Keith 12th to 19th May 2012.
“an average of 20 carp per day-very few were less than 10lb, the best over 25lb” The Doran Family July 2012.
“the locals were friendly and were happy for me to try and speak French to them” The Allen Family Aug 2012.
“a spacious-tastefully decorated house” “the games room was brilliant” The Sheridan Family 2013.
“The house is stunning and the surroundings beautiful” The Cook Family April 2013.
“The fishing was unbelievable” The Cornwalls June 2013.
“Everything you could possibly need, 5 star” The Jacksons July 2013.
“Pretty much perfect” The Johns and Coburns July 2013.