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Fishing Cottages & Lodges


 

Fishing will turn any holiday into an adventure and what better than staying in a beautiful place with fishing on the doorstep. As we like to say: Wake. Fish. Sleep.

My criteria in handpicking these wonderful places is that the owner of your holiday home is also the owner of your fishing. I have always believed that fly fishers are the best hosts who will want you to enjoy all the things they enjoy.

Our cottages, lodges and shepherds’ huts are available for 2-14 nights for singles, couples and small parties.


Southern England

Copper Lodge

River Taw

Devon

Trout, salmon & sea trout

Hemsworth Huts

River Allen

Dorset

Trout & grayling

Ilsington Fishing Lodge

River Frome

Dorset

Trout, salmon, sea trout & grayling

Kingfisher Lodge

River Avon

Wiltshire

Trout & grayling

Lock Keepers’ Cottage

River Itchen

Hampshire

Trout & grayling


France

Croisy-sur-Andelle

River Andelle

Normandy

Brown trout

 

Southern England

Copper Lodge - River Taw


 

Copper Lodge on the River Taw in Devon is a newly built lodge, handcrafted from huge spruce logs which stands with elevated views across the water meadows to your private fishing for wild brown trout, sea trout and the occasional salmon.

The Lodge comprises of the main living section with a modern kitchen, dining area, seating area with TV and log burning stove. The is a magnificent double bedroom with a luxury bathroom. Enjoy the double shower with monsoon heads or soak in the copper Japanese Tub. The furnishings are to the highest standard and as you lie in the king size bed you will be able to gaze at the stars through the specially positioned window in the roof. Outside there is a huge wraparound deck with BBQ, log fired hot tub and outdoor shower. The main living section is suitable for a couple or family if using the two sofa beds. Dogs are welcome.

In addition, on the same deck and separated by a couple of metres, there is a second luxury ensuite double bedroom that may be booked in addition to the main living section to combine for two couples, a family or larger group. There is plenty of car parking and an electric charge point.

The thirteen acre grounds include the water meadows, woodland and, of course, a half mile beat on the River Taw just fifty yards from the Lodge with six named pools which all members of the party are welcome to fish. The fishing is predominately dry and nymph for brown trout, with a combination of bank and wading.  Sea trout are often caught though salmon are infrequent. The season is 15 March – 30 September.

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 2 en-suite bathrooms
  • Sleeps 4 plus two sofa beds
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Log burner (logs provided)
  • Hot tub
  • Outside shower
  • Outside deck
  • BBQ
  • Wi-Fi & TV
  • Outside seating
  • Well behaved dogs welcome

  • Secure parking
  • River Taw
  • Fishing for the party
  • Fishing from time of check in to check out
  • Wading and bank fishing
  • Trout, salmon and sea trout
  • 50 yard walk to the river
  • Nearest pub1 mile
  • Nearest train station 1.4 miles
  • Nearest shop 3 miles

In addition to the fishing, the lodge and the peaceful grounds there are places to visit and things to do including Exmoor National Park,  Drogo Castle and the mysterious Nine Stones Circle.

7 nights Friday - Friday

3 nights arriving Friday or Tuesday

Prices start at

Prices start at

 

 

March

£3150

£1553

April

£3150

£1553

May

£3850

£1725

June

£3500

£1725

July

£3500

£1725

August

£3500

£1725

September

£3150

£1553

Includes fishing every day

Includes fishing every day

Brown trout, salmon & sea trout: March 15-September 30.

Checkor call 01264 781988 to book


Ilsington Fishing Lodge - River Frome


 

The Fishing Lodge at Ilsington was completed in 2016, one of the most remarkable buildings of its kind to be built in recent times.

This is truly a getaway-from-it-all, set in the beautiful chalkstream water meadows, miles from the nearest habitation. The single storey building is wrapped around the panoramic living area, with amazing views over which you will rarely see another living soul.

The lodge features a large living room, dining area, kitchen, rod room and three en-suite bedrooms. One double and two twins. The centrepiece of the living area is a log burning stove and glass doors that open on to the outside deck. There is excellent Wi-Fi. Dogs are welcome.

The 3 & 7 night stays include fishing for up to six Rods. There is a huge variety of wild brown trout fishing to explore, both on the main River Frome and carriers running to nearly 5 miles, with the option to fish from the bank or wade. There is also every chance of a salmon or sea trout so bring that extra box of wet flies, plus Ilsington also holds the current British grayling record.

Dorchester is our market town with plenty of dining choices though you will be hard pressed to do better that our local The Wise Men Inn.

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6 (1 double/2 twins)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Log burner (logs provided)
  • BBQ
  • Wi-Fi & TV
  • Outside seating
  • Rod room
  • Laundry room
  • Well behaved dogs welcome

  • Maximum group size 6
  • No children under 12 years
  • Secure parking
  • River Frome and carriers
  • Fishing for six
  • Fishing from time of check in
  • No fishing on check out day
  • Wading and bank fishing
  • Trout, salmon, sea trout and grayling
  • Walk to the river
  • Nearest pub 3 miles
  • Nearest train station 3 miles
  • Nearest shop 3 miles

In addition to the fishing and the lodge there is a wealth of things to do, see and visit. The water meadows are an amazing bird watching paradise, it is just 6.5 miles as the crow flies to the Jurassic Coast and do try to grab a bite at The Crab Café on Chesil Beach.

Ilsington Fishing Lodge

7 nights Friday - Friday

3 nights Friday - Monday

Weekly price range

Weekend price range

 

April

£2450

£1470

May

£2450-£3250

£1470-£1950

June

£2450-£2500

£1470-£1500

July

£2450

£1470

August

£2450

£1470

September

£2450

£1470

October

£1950

£1170

November

£1950

£1170

December

£1950-£3250

£1170

Includes fishing every day for 6 Rods from 2pm on check in day. No fishing in check out day.

Includes fishing every day for 6 Rods from 2pm on check in day. No fishing in check out day.


Brown trout: April 1-September 30.  Grayling: October 1-February 28. Sea trout: April 15-October 31. Salmon: March 15-August 31.

Check or call 01264 781988 to book

Kingfisher Lodge - River Avon


 

After a sabbatical year to allow the extensive river restoration of 2021 to bed-in, Kingfisher Lodge is back.

This sleek, modern lodge with a view over the river is ideal for a couple or small group. The village of Coombe is more of a sleepy hamlet, but in the next door village of Enford ¾ mile away there is a great local pub and within two miles the Michelin starred Red Lion Inn.

Both Salisbury, with its historic cathedral and the lovely market town of Marlborough are within 20 minutes’ drive and there are spectacular walks over Salisbury Plain right on your doorstep, plus of course, Stonehenge just up the road.

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Sleeps 4 (2 doubles)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washer/dryer
  • Living/dining room
  • BBQ
  • 4G (no wi-fi)
  • Outside seating
  • Shepherd’s Hut
  • Well behaved dogs welcome
  • Maximum group size 4

  • No children under 16 years
  • Secure parking
  • River Avon and carrier
  • Fishing for two each day; rod sharing allowed
  • Bank fishing
  • Trout and grayling
  • Walk to the river is 35yds!
  • Nearest pub ¾ mile
  • Nearest train station 8 miles
  • Nearest shop 1 mile


7 nights Friday - Friday

3 nights Friday - Monday

Weekly price range

Weekend price range

 

 

April

£2923

£1462

May

£2923-£4063

£1462-£2032

June

£2473-£3313

£1237-£1657

July

£2473

£1237

August

£2473-£2990

£1237-£1495

September

£2406

£1203

October

£1566-£2406

£783-£1203

November

£1566

£783

December

£1566

£783

Fishing for two Rods six days Saturday-Thursday. No fishing on check in or check out day

Fishing for two Rods Saturday-Sunday. No fishing on check in or check out day

Brown trout: April 15-October 15. Grayling: October 16-December 31.


Check or call 01264 781988 to book

 

Lock Keepers' Cottage - River Itchen

 

The paint was barely dry on Lock Keeper’s Cottage as we welcomed our first visitors in 2022 and it has been a hit ever since.

Extensively renovated and extended from what was originally a 2 up/2 down cottage for the lock keeper (when the Itchen Navigation was navigable up to Winchester) into a sumptuous house.

The word cottage does not really do justice to this spacious home (2,250 ft2) which is ideal for a family or house party, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms (two en-suite), a big kitchen, living spaces and orangery which opens onto gardens and the river.

The weekend and weekly rentals include two days of fishing for two Rods at any one time with the option to add more fishing if you wish at Qing Ya Xi or elsewhere. Dogs are welcome (max. two) as are children of 10 years or older. The maximum party size is seven, including children. There is an artificial grass tennis court which is available for use at the discretion of the owners.

The Lock Keeper’s Cottage is close to Southampton, the New Forest and the cathedral cities of Salisbury, Winchester and the coast is just 15 miles.

  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms (2 en-suite)
  • Sleeps 7 (3 doubles/1 single)
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Washer/dryer
  • Living/dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Log burner (logs provided)
  • BBQ
  • Wi-Fi and TV
  • Outside seating
  • Dogs welcome (max. 2)
  • Maximum group size 7

  • No children under 10 years
  • Secure parking
  • Tennis court
  • River Itchen and carriers
  • Fishing for two at any one time
  • Rod sharing allowed
  • Bank fishing only
  • Trout and grayling
  • Walk to the river
  • Nearest pub 1 mile
  • Nearest train station 3 miles
  • Nearest shop 1 mile

 

7 nights Friday - Friday

3 nights Friday - Monday

7 nights Friday - Friday

 

Fishing Sat-Sun

House only - no fishing

Weekly price range

Weekend price range

Weekly price range

   

 

April

£3438

£2750

£2929

May

£4051-£5046

£3026-£3673

£2929-£3923

June

£2929*-£3401

£1903*-£2630

£2929

July

£2929*-£4650

£1903*-£3277

£2929-£3923

August

£2929*-£4650

£1903*-£3277

£2687-£3923

September

£3414

£2473

£2687

October

£2311

£1435

£2042

November

£2311

£1435

£2042

December

£2311-£4192

£1435-£2658

£2042

January

£2311

£1435

£2042

February

£2311

£1435

£2042

March

£2100

£1435

£2042

Fishing where included is for two Rods/day and Rods may be shared.

Includes fishing Saturday/Sunday with
additional days available at extra cost

* Reduced rate in weed cut.
October-March includes six days grayling fishing

Includes fishing Saturday/Sunday

* Reduced rate in weed cut.

 


Brown trout: April 1-September 30. Grayling: October 1-March 15.

Check or call 01264 781988 to book

Hemsworth Huts - River Allen


 

It is hard to find a more peaceful, rural get-away-from-it all idyll than the Hemsworth Huts. Set amidst a 1,000 acre organic estate these unique shepherds huts are on the edge of unspoilt water meadows, circling a small lake and stream with the River Allen a short walk across the meadows.

The fishing is an all wading and all wild 775yds/710m beat where you will catch perfectly speckled brownies and gorgeous grayling. This is the sort of fishing where you will use your shortest, lightest outfit and delight in the freedom of summer wet wading.

 

There are two huts that sit on the edge of a woodland clearing. Hemsworth One is the primary shepherd hut which has a double bed, kitchenette with running water, gas cooker, electricity and log burner. There is a WC and a separate shower. Hemsworth Two is a smaller version of One with a single bed which makes up into a small double and again has electricity, log burner, running water and WC.

Outside there is seating and a firepit.

Hemsworth One. The 2 night weekend or 3 night midweek rental includes unlimited fishing on the River Allen from 3pm on day of arrival to dusk on day of departure. No wi-fi and limited 3G signal. Dogs welcome. Maximum party of two, including children.

Hemsworth One & Two. The 2 night weekend or 3 night midweek rental includes unlimited fishing on the River Allen from 3pm on day of arrival to dusk on day of departure. No wi-fi and limited 3G signal. Dogs welcome. Hemsworth Two is best for one adult or shared by two young children.

Notes: If you book Hemsworth One Hemsworth Two will be left vacant to give you exclusive use. Though you have unlimited fishing we recommend that you fish no more than two Rods at any one time to reduce the pressure on the fish. This is an all catch and release water.

Hut 1

  • Sleeps 2 (double bed)
  • Kitchenette with running water
  • Gas hob
  • Composting WC
  • Warm shower
  • Solar for light and power
  • Log burner


Hut 2

  • Sleeps 1 adult or 2 small children (single bed)
  • Composting WC
  • Solar for light and power


Outside

  • Secure parking
  • Dogs welcome. NB May not sleep in huts.
  • Outdoor kennel

  • Wood fired hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Fire pit
  • Logs provided
  • Outdoor seating & tables
  • Maximum group size 4
  • No Wi-Fi and limited 3G
  • Secure parking
  • River Allen
  • Fishing for two
  • Fishing from time of check in
  • Fishing until dusk on final day
  • Wading fishing
  • Trout and grayling
  • Walk to the river
  • Nearest pub 2 miles
  • Nearest train station 12 miles
  • Nearest shop 3 miles

 

Hemsworth One

Hemsworth One & Two

1/May-15/July

Sleeps 2

Sleeps 3 adults or a family of 4

2 nights Fri-Sun

£575

£675

3 nights Mon-Thu

£650

£745

Add tent £15 per person/night

1/April - 30/April &

Hemsworth One

Hemsworth One & Two

16/July-30/September

Sleeps 2

Sleeps 3 adults or a family of 4

2 nights Fri-Sun

£395

£495

3 nights Mon-Thu

£495

£595

Add tent £15 per person/night

Includes unlimited fishing on River Allen from 3pm
on day of arrival to dusk on day of departure


Brown trout: April 1-September 30.

Check or call 01264 781988 to book

France

Croisy-sur-Andelle - River Andelle


 

Combining the delights of chalkstream fishing English style with the Gallic lifestyle was a pleasure pioneered by Charles Hamer, who married into the Pol Roger champagne family and immortalised his life work in his book Chalk & Cheese. Sadly, Charles and his wife have passed on but the family home and fishing on the River Andelle, have been retained by his daughters Celia and Sophie.

Located in northeast Normandy the Andelle, one of just 15 French chalkstreams, is an easy two hour drive from the Channel Tunnel at Calais or a similar drive from the ferry ports of Caen, Cherbourg and Le Havre. The house, an old-fashioned French-style farmhouse on the edge of Croisy village, has five bedrooms (three doubles, one twin and a four bed bunk room), three bathrooms (one en-suite), entrance hall, sitting room, kitchen/diner and rod room plus secure parking and a large fenced garden. Dogs and children are welcome.

 

The fishing consists of two beats on the Andelle. The longer House beat of 680 yards starts at the edge the garden and the Road beat of 190 yards is a ten minute walk across the water meadows. There is also the tiny tributary La’Héronchelle which is worth the occasional exploration.

The fishing is predominately dry fly in May and June – prime Mayfly time is mid-June, with a mixture of nymph and dry fly later in the season. The fish are brown trout, all wild and all catch and release. Fish from the bank or wade if you wish. There is no limit on the number of Rods but 2-3 at any one time would be sensible. The season runs April 1-October 31.

 

THINGS TO DO & PLACES TO VISIT

The nearest village is Ry, a charming and picturesque Norman village that owes its fame to Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary. A walk around the village invites literary reverie around the places where the characters of the novel would have lived. There is a colourful market every Saturday which is well worth a visit.

The house is a 30 minute drive from the Normandy capital - Rouen. Famed for its Cathedral, much painted by Monet, Rouen is a fascinating city with a cobblestoned pedestrian centre and medieval half-timbered houses, with the occasional 21st century embellishment by Banksy! There is a thriving shopping scene, both clothes and antiques, and excellent bars and restaurants.

Paris is a two hour drive, or easily accessible by train from Rouen. A great sightseeing day trip or overnight stay.

Deauville and Honfleur are an hour and half away and offer the delights of a seaside town together with racing, grand casinos, golf courses and a flourishing restaurant scene. A great pit spot en route to the D Day landings.

Closer to Croisy there are a number of extraordinary gardens to visit including Monet's garden, Giverny (1 hour), Le Jardin Plume (15 mins) and le Jardin d'Angelique (15 mins).

Not forgetting the architecturally and historically important nearby villages of Lyons La Foret (15 mins) which has a Michelin starred restaurant, and Gerberoy (35 mins), both voted one of the most "beautiful villages in France".


  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms (1 en-suite)
  • Sleeps 12 (3 doubles/1 twin/4 bed bunk room)
  • Children welcome
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living room
  • Open fire (logs provided)
  • BBQ
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outside seating
  • Rod room
  • Washer/dryer

  • Dogs welcome
  • Fenced garden
  • Maximum group size 12
  • Secure parking
  • River Andelle
  • Fishing for 2-3
  • Fishing from time of check in
  • No fishing on check out day
  • Wading and bank fishing
  • Brown trout
  • Walk to the river
  • Nearest bar ¼ mile
  • Nearest shop ¼ mile


2024
7 nights Saturday - Saturday

Weekly price range

April

£2250

May

£2950-£3650

June

£2950

July

£3650

August

£3650

September

£2250-£2950

October

£2250

Includes fishing every day from 3pm on check in day. No fishing on check out day.

Check


Brown trout: April 1-October 31.



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