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General

  • Peaceful haven surrounded by vineyards near Montguyon village
  • Hot air balloon flights, horse riding, walking and bike trails nearby
  • Fishing, birdwatching and wildlife spotting around the lake

Hot air balloon flights, horse rides, scenic cycles and natural lake swims are all around this spectacular back to nature site in the south of the Charente-Maritime region.

Camping La Motte places a big emphasis on its guests being able to relax among properly peaceful surroundings, so there's no disco to distract you from the job at hand – just a few early evening games of pétanque and plenty of space for peaceful strolls and bike rides around the site's shaded avenues and neighbouring vineyards.

The fishing lake is a pleasant place to cast your line into or relax alongside, and if you're an ardent ornithologist or wildlife watcher then the likes of osprey, European bee eaters and roe deer can all be spotted on walks around the lake's edge and the surrounding countryside.

For times in between your nature walks, boules games and ticking off Charente-Maritime critters, the snack bar terrace is a splendid spot to sit around and socialise in while you keep an eye on the littlies in the playground next door – or peruse the leaflets and books you can pick up from reception to plan your upcoming days of Charente-Maritime adventures.

Camping La Motte doesn't have a shop, but it doesn't really need one: it's close enough to the town of Montguyon, where you can pick up your morning baguettes and other groceries or treat yourself to the local cuisine in one of its restaurants.

Please note

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.


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9.3

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Peaceful and very clean,friendly staff 07/07/2018

Reviewer's country: Jersey Derek M. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Peaceful and very clean,friendly staff

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    Nothing

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Beautiful peaceful location, 15 minute bike ride to local town, ... 22/06/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Katie H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Beautiful peaceful location, 15 minute bike ride to local town, Montguyon. Nicely kept site with clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    Shame snack bar was not open

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Good stop over 27/02/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Dave L. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Considering it was well out of season and poor weather, we found nothing to complain about at this stop over site. Friendly greeting. English spoken.

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Very friendly helpful owner. As it is winter site very ... 09/02/2018

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    Very friendly helpful owner. As it is winter site very quiet which we prefer. Lovely location with huge lake. Probably busy in summer but spacious pitches and lovely lay out. Would def stay here again.

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spacious pitches, quiet site, exceptionally cleaan 21/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Fiona B. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    spacious pitches, quiet site, exceptionally cleaan

    Disliked: 

    limited hot water

From the manager...

Thank you and we intend to keep our campsite this way. Hope to see you back soon.

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A very enjoyable stay despite my minor quibbles. 19/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Peace and tranquility. The location is very isolated and very pretty set amongst vineyards and sunflowers. Great for bike rides and walks.
    Owner very helpful.
    Showers spotlessly clean

    Disliked: 

    Didn't like the showers opening straight onto outside with no dry dressing space, also the water temperature was very variable.
    It would have been nice to be able to buy a few basics on site, bread, water
    Also there was no washing machine and although there was a launderette in the town, 3km away, it is not the easiest thing to do to get a motorhome into a small town and find parking.

From the manager...

Two of the showers are like you described, but the other ones do have a dry dressing space. The problem with the water temperature should be solved by our local plumber now.
Not having a washing machine was a choice we made since there was very little demand and the launderette in town is open 7 days a week from 07h00 until 21h00. Most combine it with shopping at the Intermarché, but indeed with a motorhome you are somewhat limited.

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Quiet, peaceful campsite with friendly, helpful staff. 15/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom lyndsay_r356495 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Beautiful campsite. Very quiet- excellent nights sleep. The owner was incredibly friendly and helpful. The lovely ladies running the cafe were helpful and put food together for us even though they had really closed up.

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Thank you we try to maintain a high standard of service.

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Highly recommended 28/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Spain Rob M. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    We loved this site, one of the best we have stayed in. Beautifully kept, friendly and peaceful. A lovely area with some great walks.

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From the manager...

Thank you and we shall have more walks and cycling trips soon. Also we hope to prepare them so you can download them on your phone in the near future.

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Spacious flat pitches with shade Good Clean facilities Warm welcome L 20/07/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Charles B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Spacious flat pitches with shade
    Good Clean facilities
    Warm welcome
    Lots to do in the area

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    None

From the manager...

Thank you and hope to see you back soon. There is still more for you to discover in the beautiful Haute-Saintonge area !

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Pétanque

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Location

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  • Lieu-dit La Motte, Le Fouilloux, Charente-Maritime, France, 17270
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 45.2121°N 0.1365°W

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Local attractions

Vineyards and wine tasting tours are all around in this area, including one in nearby Montguyon – ask the friendly La Motte team for their fave vineyards or to point you in the direction of something to suit your palette.

Between April and October, book to go up in a hot air balloon after sunrise or a good hour before sunset; depending on the direction of the wind, there are more than 30 places for flight departures, including one around a kilometre from Camping La Motte, and another couple further afield in the Safari Parc de Haute-Saintonge and the Chalais airfield, both 15 kilometres away.

Over in Bordeaux, an hour's drive away, visit La Cité du Vin on the banks of the Garonne to learn about the world of wine/ Several good museums are here too, including the Musée d'Aquitaine, Musée des Beaux-Arts and the Musée d'Art Contemporain, all presided over by the UNESCO-listed 11th-century Cathédrale St-André.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7:30 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Camping La Motte cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

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.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Camping La Motte 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.

Hired accommodation: €300.00 (£267.73) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.20 (£0.18) per person per night at least age 16 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and boots must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €300.00 (£267.73) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of €47.00 (£41.94) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Occupancy
No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Pitches
You must follow the management directives when pitching your tent/unit and related equipment.

Reception
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. between 02/01 - 30/06 and 01/09 - 15/12.
Reception is open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. between 01/07 and 31/08.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.

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