- 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.
Open from 01/04/2019 to 05/10/2019
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.
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Arrive: Monday 1 April 2019
Depart: Monday 8 April 2019
Party: 2 adults
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Max. persons: 4 x
Dimensions: 6.0m width x 6.0m length (19.7ft width x 19.7ft length) Calculated area: 36.0m² (387.5ft²)
|Max. persons||4 x
6.0m width x 6.0m length
(19.7ft width x 19.7ft length)
Calculated area: 36.0m² (387.5ft²)
(1 x king sized bed, 2 x single bed)
|No toilets in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|No showers in the unit: shared facilities available.|
|Bed linen||4 included, 4 max.|
|Car||1 included, 1 max.|
|Duvets and pillows||4 included, 4 max.|
|Fridge||1 included, 1 max.|
|Beds made up||yes|
|Car parking by pitch/unit||yes|
|No dogs allowed|
Monday 1 April 2019 > Saturday 5 October 2019
Magical, peaceful, quality, friendly base, great value
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Drainage hook-up points for tourers
Fully serviced pitches
Motorhome service point
Water hook-up points for tourers
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
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.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||2:30 p.m. –||9 p.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.
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.
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.
Payment methods accepted on the parkBank transfer