About Etang Morlou – Chalet, France
Etang Morlou Chalet is a 13.5 hectare domain with a 3.5 hectare lake.
Arie and Ria Nieuwhoff and welcome their guests to the beautiful Etang Morlou. Their Dutch heart has been sold to beautiful France and they are happy to share this with you.
Etang Morlou is an estate from 1850, renovated by Arie and Ria, while retaining the French charm, complete with a 3.5 ha private lake. Our place of residence is called Etang-Liteaux and belongs to the municipality of St.Leopardin d’Augy in central France. The domain located a few kilometers from the l’Allier river is an all-round holiday accommodation with in house 3 guest rooms (complete with private sanitary facilities. Apart from the house there is a gite, chalet and a camper place at the fishing lake. make use of our table d’hôtes, or meals, and we are proud to announce that we have been given the 4th place by the “Maison Fleurie” organization for the most beautiful garden / estate in the Allier.
The domain is 13.5 hectares and consists of rolling meadows where our horses walk. Bocages and a variety of paths invite you for a walk on the estate. Centrally located on the domain is the fishing lake with a diversity of carp from 5-25 kg, sturgeons up to 1.25 m and Grass carp up to 18 kg.
The beautiful surroundings are exceptionally suitable for making trips, whether by foot, car, bicycle or horse.
Etang Morlou was one of the better family locations within our package. This location offers great pleasure not only for you as a fisherman. But there are many options for the whole family!
Etang Morlou Chalet
This detached holiday home is a 4 to 5-person chalet, located on the lake, with its own jetty and lots of space around it.
You have a view of the lake with the surrounding rolling meadows where our horses walk, the forest, and where you can see the beautiful sunsets. Immediately explain your rods in the lake and together with your family, friends or girlfriend enjoy the peace and beauty that our immediate environment has to offer.
You can enjoy the peace and space around you here, but also in the immediate vicinity to the many picturesque towns or flea markets, the village shop is only 1 km away. The chalet is made of robust wood and is fully equipped, such as 2 bedrooms with wonderful box spring beds (in the large room a double box spring of 160 × 200 cm, the 2nd room has 2 box spring beds of 90 × 200 cm) and living room with sofa bed, wood stove, Dutch TV and internet. There is a complete kitchen, bathroom with large shower and sink and a separate toilet. Outside are present a garden furniture, sun loungers and bbq.
We offer a sandwich service from the bakery, so that you can have a nice breakfast every morning with fresh bread, if you wish. Furthermore, all linen such as bed and kitchen linen is provided, you only need to bring your own bath towels.
Tourist tax, electricity, water and wood are included in the price.
Accommodations have a wood stove and radiator in the bathroom, duvets, bed linen, pillows, fridge with freezer compartment, coffee maker, oven, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, kitchen utensils, cleaning supplies, garden furniture, wood, stove, television with Dutch channels, internet connection, high chair and / or cot on request. Washing machine can be used for 4 euros per wash.
Dogs cannot run completely loose in the yard due to, among other things, the other guests, but it is not a problem directly around the gîtes and on the fields further away.
Smoking is not allowed inside!
Because water always flows into the lake through the forest on the left, the water is always fresh, nutrient-rich and healthy. Partly because we empty lakes, we can find beautiful carp that have lived in very old waters and have never been on the line with a fisherman, so very strong. The lake is stripped of bushes and a number of trees to create 5 fishing spots, 4 at the cottages and 1 for the fisherman with tent, caravan or motorhome, we can move in the spots. Through the forest on the left, water always flows into the lake through the middle, the depth there is about 1 meter, in the middle 1.50 meters and at the dam between 2 meters, on the right it flows out again. The water is therefore always fresh, nutrient-rich and healthy. The long sides of 40 cm with hard sand run to the middle where it is muddy. There are no obstacles, aquatic plants or algae in the lake.
The fish stock
Between 180 and 200 carp swim in the lake and it is a varied group, so that fishing remains exciting. You can catch with us: Scales, Leather Carps, Mirror Carps, Goast Carps, Grass Carps, Silver Grass Carps and Koi Carps of large to very large size and because we empty lakes ourselves and can get the most beautiful and healthiest fish, this range continues to expand, there are no fish under 14 pounds and the largest fish is around 48 to 50 pounds. There are also beautiful various kinds of large sturgeons, a pink grass carp and Albino catfish, plus Goudwinde. We empty ourselves more every 2 years and remove the unwanted fish from it, Pike and Pike perch, Black perch and Roach are for sale, but ensure a good balance in the lake.
You can fish carp with 3 rods day and night, there are 2 free rowing boats for use and it is allowed to use your own bait boats. We can also supply fishmeal pallets and lobster boilies.
You can stay in various ways while fishing. For campers, there is clean, just sanitary facilities with a hot shower and (off) washing place, electricity and WiFi.
We arrange bread service from the bakery, for groceries you can go to large supermarkets at 12-15 km in nice villages and towns that are worth visiting. You must fish according to the house rules and booking means that you have accepted this.
On the Etang Morlou domain is a toilet building with shower and a washing-up area for those who prefer camping. The bread service is arranged by the Dutch owner at the bakery and for groceries you can go to large supermarkets about 12-15 km away, where you can also visit nice villages and towns.
03160 Saint-Léopardin-d'Augy, France