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Camping La Forêt de Tessé

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large in-ground swimming pool

General

  • 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 main road; the A10 autoroute 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

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.

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

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


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9.9

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100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

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Excellent site, very clean facilities, friendly and helpful staff.11/09/2020

Reviewer's country: SpainGraham J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Everything, the staff were helpful and friendly, the showers were spotless with plenty hot water, washing machine and tumble drier available.

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Great facilties friendly staff06/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomnicholas f.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great facilties friendly staff

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Immaculate campsite. Mark & Idiko very helpful. Will stay again.27/08/2020

Reviewer's country: IrelandStephen M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful shower block,provided with information pack, lovely pool. Great facilities for camping and quiet roads for cycling to village. Real get away from it all place but still close to N10 so good stopover point.

    Disliked: 

    Didn't realise they've a fosse septique so my wc needed green bio fluid in it until I arrived which was too late so i couldn't empty it. Suggest adding that information to website. WiFi mostly said I was connected but had no Internet access.

From the manager...

Hello Stephen & Phoebe.
Thank you for staying with us, it was a pleasure to meet you both and glad you enjoyed your stay.

We do not write the description on the Pitchup website it is done by Pitchup but we will ask them to include this information if they can
If you had asked it would not have been a problem to empty you cassette as a small amount of blue chemical will not do too much harm.
We are sorry you had a problem with the Wi-Fi, if you had mentioned it to me I would have looked into it for you.
Kind regards
Mark & Ildi

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Excellent site with spotless facilities. Hosts were very friendly.04/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFrancis G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Lovely hosts, heated swimming pool, beautiful location. Very clean and tidy. Would highly recommend. Cannot fault anything😁🌞🇫🇷

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Excellent flat site with clean facilities09/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElizabeth W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Mark and Ildi were lovely owners who made sure everyone was ok, working hard to make sure the campsite was clean. The pool was lovely and rarely busy, the location was great for us- we love quiet and small or tiny sites with the ability to drive to a range of places. We were here for 14 days and went to the beaches, river for fab swimming and diving, local villages, Angoulême, Poitiers, La Rochelle, Royan, Ile de Re and many other local areas. Many thanks Mark and Ildi!

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Immaculately kept site in peacefull french countryside02/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGreg S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Absolutely immaculate site. Toilet and showers sparkling clean and modern. Pool clean and perfectly maintained. Site spacious and clean. Surrounded by beautiful french countryside with things to do in all directions. Owners Ildi and Mark on site busy doing jobs but always happy to have a chat and answer any questions. Ildi around each evening offering pickings from the vegetable garden too.
    Roads in and out fine for all vehicles. Rivers and lakes very local for swimming and kayaking. Zoos local too. Valley of the monkeys. The beach at Châtelaillon-Plage a bit further away but well worth the drive and the aquarium followed by dinner in La Rochelle goes down well. Velorail was great fun too.

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Excellent site will stay again30/07/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceNigel S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Friendly hosts, beautifully kept grounds, peaceful, good facilities ( very clean )

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Small very clean, friendly site close to swimming river.20/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHelen H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Small camp in beautiful countryside, no light pollution at all. Very clean facilities with a lovely swimming pool. The owners (people that do all the work ) !! were really good taking the time to check everything was going well and offered great suggestions for activities and eating out.
    Perfect for us.

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    Nothing

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Fantastic camp site excellently maintained made to feel very welcome12/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJulian H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Fantastic camp site excellently maintained by a great hardworking couple who understand what it is all types of campers are looking for. Facilities were immaculate as was the whole site From pitch, facilities and pool area.

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    Absolutely nothing to dislike

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A beautiful, well kept campsite with great size swimming pool …03/07/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAimi M.Confirmed

  • Fully-serviced hardstanding touring pitch (large)
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A beautiful, well kept campsite with great size swimming pool and good facilities. The owners were extremely helpful and helped us make repairs to our van.

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Features

Coronavirus

24+ hour ventilation between accommodation guests

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

Individual rooms in toilet/shower/basin facilities

Masks/gloves available

Removal of soft furnishings (e.g. decorative cushions)

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Play area

Pétanque

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Communal fridge

Gas cylinders available

No hot water

No potable water point

No running water

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Fully serviced pitches

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers

Location

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  • 1 Rue Des Berches, Grosbout, La Forêt de Tessé, Charente, France, 16240
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CEST (GMT+02:00)   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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping La Forêt de Tessé cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 day 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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camping La Forêt de Tessé 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: €100.00 (£87.99) 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.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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

Tax

Local tax of €0.20 (£0.18) at least age 17 doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Cash
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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

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  • Does Camping La Forêt de Tessé have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping La Forêt de Tessé dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping La Forêt de Tessé? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping La Forêt de Tessé?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12:30 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  11:30 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping La Forêt de Tessé? From £16.65 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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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 (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.

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.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
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 (£87.99) 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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