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- French site from the owners of an award-winning UK park
- Spectacular 8-hectare setting among riverbank, meadows and woodland
- Outdoor covered dining area and covered barbecue area
This lot know exactly what they're doing – they've been blossoming for years as acclaimed site owners in Blighty. And now the talented team of award-winning Orchard Campsite have brought their clever approach across the Channel to Camping Moulin de la Barde, in peaceful Creuse countryside near Saint-Sulpice-le-Dunois.
The Orchard crew picked a top spot for their first French venture here: the site is in spectacular setting in the valley of the Grande Creuse river, on eight hectares of meadow, woodland and riverbank. As the name might hint, there was once a working mill here too – the watermill belonging to the nearby Château de la Barde – remnants of which can still be seen on site.
Guests can pick their own roomy pitches for lush river views, among scenes painted by Monet in his landscape art of 1889 at nearby Fresselines. The facilities are excellently thought out, with an outdoor covered dining area and covered woodfired barbecue area (with pizza oven) to sort eats, and indoor seating and a games room for lazy evenings or undercover days. And as it's France, pétanque is at your disposal too…
Amenities on site include two toilets and two showers, with disabled access; there's also a washing-up area, charging facilities and chemical disposal.
Open from 01/04/2020 to 30/09/2020
Open from 02/04/2021 to 30/09/2021
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro) and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.
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Electric optional grass pitch
Max. persons: 8 x
One Touring caravan or Trailer tent or Tent or Motorhome or Campervan allowed per pitch
Pitch size : unlimited
Ground type: Grass
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LOVE LOVE LOVE! We spent a fantastic short break here. …
From the manager...
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and that you made use of all there is to offer in this lovely spot.
We do hope you'll visit us again soon.
From the manager...
Thank you for the positive comments, so glad to hear you made full use of all we offer to our guests. That is just what we like to hear.
We would just like to correct you however, we do not actually have an air cooling unit! We think what you saw was maybe the large fridge for the ice creams and soft drinks? And we would also like to reassure you that water from the showers doesn't pollute the river.
Thank you for your visit, we are happy you enjoyed a dream start to your holidays!
Perfect rural camping
From the manager...
Thank you so much for the great review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us!
Friendly and welcoming site in a picture perfect setting by the river
Excellent site, friendly hosts.
Fabulous spot with great facilities we loved our time there.
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Gas cylinders available
No hot water
No potable water point
No running water
Small (11-25 pitches)
Oft hailed as 'France’s ‘deepest secret’, the lush Limousin department of the Creuse is known for its scenic green countryside, warm summers and centuries of history. The region around Moulin de la Barde is close to the pretty village of La Celle Dunoise and the valley of the Trois Lacs (Three Lakes) for walking and cycling.
A browse around the local brocantes or vide greniers is also much recommended – part flea market, part garage sale, these events are where residents line the streets to display their goods for sale, or to look for their own bargain.
For towns, drive half an hour to La Souterraine, the ancient town founded by abbey monks and with an 11th-century church that was once a popular stopoff point for pilgrims on their way to Santiago De Compostela. Guéret, 35 minutes' drive away, has the nearest hypermarket and big shopping centre, and also has Les Loups de Chabrières animal park that's home to some of France's few remaining wolves.
Aubusson, the 'tapestry capital' on the Grande Creuse river and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is about an hour and 10 minutes' drive away.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||9 a.m. –||10 p.m.|
Camping Moulin de la Barde cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camping Moulin de la Barde will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Camping Moulin de la Barde have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Camping Moulin de la Barde dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Camping Moulin de la Barde? Oft hailed as 'France’s ‘deepest secret’, the lush Limousin department of the Creuse is known for its scenic green countryside, warm summers and centuries of history. The region around Moulin de la … Read more
When can I check in and check out of Camping Moulin de la Barde?
Camping and touring Arrive: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. Depart by: Anytime
- How much does it cost to stay at Camping Moulin de la Barde? From £18.40 (for 1 night, 8 people) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability