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  • Small friendly site in a peaceful hamlet in south-west France
  • Supermarkets, food markets, bars, restaurants and shops within 10 mins
  • Pool, sun loungers, parasols and food shop

The owners of Camping La Forêt de Tessé in Charente picked a prime spot to settle in when they crossed from the UK over to south-west France: this is one of the sunniest regions in the land, and it's a cinch from here to get to top destinations around the south of France and on to Spain and Portugal.

Ildi and Mark left the UK to set up their own site in France, using the expert knowledge gleaned from many trips away in their motorhome. They picked the peaceful French hamlet of Grosbout as their spot – and jolly sensible too as you'll agree when you spy this rural setting... Old villages and châteaux are dotted around the region, easily reached by foot or bike around the country lanes, and it's all fably safe; the only traffic you'll see is the occasional car or tractor passing by...

But. Although this is a serenely rural area, it's within easy reach of pretty much everything you'll need on your French vacance. Supermarkets, food markets, bars, restaurants and shops are all within 10 minutes' drive, as is the N10 motorway; the A10 is half an hour away. (And for les enfants and/or the teens? Futuroscope is an hour away and the city of Angoulême, home to the world-famed Angoulême International Comics Festival, is within 45 minutes.)

The guest area of Camping La Forêt de Tessé is next to Ildi and Mark's house, on a level grass field with plentiful trees for shade and with picnic tables for alfresco eats all day. Guests have access to an outdoor pool, sun loungers and parasols for days on site, as well as a pétanque court at which to feel fully French.

Camping La Forêt de Tessé has a food shop, and barbecues are allowed.

Please note

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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.

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

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


Arrive: Monday 1 April 2019
Depart: Monday 8 April 2019 (7 nights)
Party: 2 adults

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Magical, peaceful, quality, friendly base, great value 23/08/2018

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    Camping le foret de tesse is an absolute gem, peaceful, relaxing and quiet. We had a fabulous week staying in the bell tent with the most comfortable king size wooden bed, it was nothing short of magical, we had everything we needed in our own kitchen hut with fridge 2 ring hob kettle and toaster. The showers are finished to the highest standard, akin to a quality hotel, tourers are provided with washing machine, dryer and the use of a fridge freezer also. We made good use of the gorgeous pool and the owners provided us with bikes to explore the local countryside. We are so grateful go the owners Mark and Ildi for making our holiday, they could not have been more helpful, we had fresh bread delivered every morning, lots of information about surrounding area and let us have produce from their veg garden, nothing was too much trouble, so friendly and they really care, thanks so much Mark and Ildi, look forward to our next visit

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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

Local produce

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

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Location

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  • 1 Rue Des Berches, Grosbout, La Forêt de Tessé, Charente, France, 16240
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 46.0817°N 0.0659°E

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Local attractions

Flip through the Welcome folder on site for info on local events as well as suggestions on what to see and do: there's rather a lot.

Top suggestions include the canoeing, summer swimming and kids' beach at Réjallant Ruffec, 15 minutes' drive away; the abbey and Arboretum of Nanteuil-en-Vallée, one of France's 'small towns of character' (20 minutes), or monkeying around at La Vallee des Singes, 35 minutes away. For something a tad different, canoe right down the river to Château de Verteuil, an 11th-century castle overlooking the Charente valley; it's 20 minutes away if you'd rather get there by car.

Further afield, Cognac, Chauvigny and the marshlands of the Marais Poitevin are all about an hour and quarter away, and La Rochelle an hour and 40 minutes.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Camping La Forêt de Tessé cancellation policy

No refunds within 60 days of arrival date.

For cancelations 60 days before arrival, the balance will only be refunded if the site is able to re-let the unit.

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 Forêt de Tessé will debit the balance from your card 60 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 60 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €100.00 (£88.30) 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 17 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

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

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
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.

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
Dogs are prohibited from main facilities and amenities.
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.
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
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 8 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: €100.00 (£88.30) 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.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10:30 a.m. and 8 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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