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  • Writer's pictureNicola McCabe

Happy Hot Tub Business Owners #2

Dream Catchers Lake, Le Pouillol, 87520, Veyrac

overhead view of the Dream Catchers Lake and estate
Bird's eye view of the estate. Image credit :

Fisherman's Dream

Next up in our series of Hot Tub Business blogs is Dream Catchers Lake. A huge five bedroom luxury gite that sleeps up to fourteen people, who can have exclusive use of the house and the 8 acre fishing lake. This incredible business is owned by Richard and Gillian Floate. They bought the estate in 2017 after deciding to 'follow their dream' of owning a property abroad. They bought two plane tickets to Limoges and set up searching for their dream home.

It didn't take Gill too long to notice that all the properties they were viewing had lakes. And with Richard being a very keen 'carper' (someone who enjoys fishing for carp), it also didn't take her long to figure out who was drawing up the property list! But then one day they found Dream Catchers Lake and immediately fell in love with it.

Prestige carp

The area is just so beautiful and tranquil that they decided it would be a bit mean not to share it with other 'carpers' and their families, so they invested their life savings into making Dream Catchers Lake a fisherman's dream. The beautiful tree-lined lake had lain undisturbed for over 45 years so they were both quite excited, and keen to find out it there were actually any fish in it. They were pleasantly surprised to find that they had a small, but healthy stock of prestige carp, with most weighing over 30lbs (approximately 13.6kgs). It still needed to be stocked so they started introducing new fish to the lake in 2017, and also planning out the luxury family gite accommodation.

Present day

Fast forward to when we delivered their hot tub a few weeks ago. The lake is fully stocked, and the business is doing really well. The luxury gite overlooks the beautiful lake, and provides very high quality, over-plan living, which can be rented out for exclusive use and sleeps up to 14 people. Five double bedrooms, two bathrooms, a huge undercover swimming pool, BBQ, table tennis, a pool table and fishing day and night in their stunning lake. It really is one of the most amazing places we have ever seen. The house is situated at the end of a long drive and as you walk past the house, the sight of the lake just hits you between the eyes. We didn't get chance to have the full tour (we were there to work remember) but the house looks incredibly spacious, and there are plenty of onsite activities for families with kids of all ages.

Hot tub heaven

The layout of the property and outside area has been really well thought out, and the hot tub has been conveniently placed near the pool and sunbathing area. They have been busy for the last few weeks, but Richard and Gill recently gave us some great feedback.

"Guests absolutely love our hot tub. The guys generally fish down by our lake, and the ladies and children use our swimming pool and hot tub. During the real hot months they don't even heat it up. They use the tub to cool down in, so a bit like a plunge pool. We are also expecting to attract more out of season guests, as our pool is shut between October and April".

Find out more

So if you are planning a big family holiday next year, when things get a bit back to normal, then check out Dream Catchers. It's only 20 minutes from Limoges, so great if you want to do a bit of shopping, or take the kids out for a pizza. But if you want to stay together and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this lakeside retreat, then there is plenty here to keep everyone occupied. We think our Burford Deluxe hot tub has gone to a very good home, and we hope Richard and Gill's guests continue to put it to good use!

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If you're interested in owning your own, wonderfully relaxing, hot tub heaven, or want to find out how it could boost your business, contact Nicola at Hot Tubs In France. Call direct on 0749 19 46 84 or email

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