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Camping du Bois de St Hilaire

9.2
Camping du Bois de St Hilaire: Lovely outdoor space (photo added by manager on 07/07/2020)

General

  • Peaceful camping set in natural woodland
  • Friendly English-speaking owners with local knowledge
  • 30 kilometres from Futuroscope theme park

Rest and relaxation? Peace and blessed quiet? The team at family-run Camping du Bois de St Hilaire in the Vienne department of Chalandray reckon they can manage that for you as the site is in the calm seven-hectare forest of Saint Hilaire, in a peaceful part of the Poitou-Charentes province close to the medieval towns of Parthenay and Poitiers.

This small and friendly site is just the ticket for families and dog owners, with plenty of scenic walks straight from the gates. A pool, play area, tennis courts, pétanque, a games room and miniature golf are all on site; a bar is open daily and wood-fired pizzas are served twice weekly.

The modern amenities at Camping du Bois de St Hilaire are centrally located and include thermostatically controlled showers, washrooms and toilets, all maintained to high standards.

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).

The outdoor swimming pool is open between 01/06 and 21/09 (subject to weather conditions).

Dogs are not allowed if you are staying in the accommodation units.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 43 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  88% described as Forest ?

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Everything09/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Large, secluded pitches in woodland. Very good shower facilities. Nice …06/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIain M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Large, secluded pitches in woodland. Very good shower facilities. Nice bar and recreational facilities.
    Pleasant 10 minutes walk into village where boulangerie sells delicious bread, croissants and chocolate cookies!
    Two nights was not enough!

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Could have easily stayed longer . Will definitely be returning03/10/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Relaxed atmosphere, nice clean facilities friendly host, large grass pitches .

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Brilliant, spacious pitches. You just need to visit them.26/09/2023

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Henry & Cat were so hospitable, it was like being in a home away from home. It's a lovely laid out campsite, and has everything that you would want to hand. Highly recommended.

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Anonymous user

Flat pitch, big pitch, friendly welcome, fresh chips to order, …23/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Flat pitch, big pitch, friendly welcome, fresh chips to order, easy access from road on route

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Friendly owners , swimming pool15/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomWarren M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Friendly owners , swimming pool

    Disliked: 

    Acceptable. Could probably do with a re vamp

From the manager...

Many thanks for your review. We have spent the last 7 years revamping the campsite but it is always a work in progress and we continue to make improvements.

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Lovely wooded area perfect shade from hot sun Friendly and …08/09/2023

Reviewer's country: IrelandAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely wooded area perfect shade from hot sun
    Friendly and helpful staff.
    Highly recommended.

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From the manager...

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review.

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Just go and see for yourself why they get such glowing reviews x01/09/2023

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomsamantha p.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Coco Sweet 2 bedroom safari tent
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    Katherine and Henry have created something really special in the woods in rural France. They put everything into this fantastic little campsite and you can feel it. We arrived with 2 children struck down with horrible food poisoning from a dodgy hot dog in Belgium, Katherine sorted us alternative accommodation that had a vital toilet even though the Internet was down as they were in the middle of a storm, and once the kids were fully recovered we had the perfect balance of peace and tranquility and a fabulous pool, great pizzas and frites, great little bar, and so many generously free activities, our favourites being badminton, mini golf and table tennis. Topped off with a campfire with marshmallows toasted on sticks we'd whittled from their woods , perfection !

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From the manager...

Wow! Thanks so much for your fabulous review. We're really happy that you had a great time and love your photos!

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Clean, spacious, pool and child friendly.25/08/2023

Reviewer's country: United KingdomScott M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Very well laid out with spacious pitches. Check in was friendly and welcoming. The pool was fantastic, large, clean and secure. With a bar and snacks available it is ideal for families with children who need to let off steam! The pool area has ping pong, air hockey and foosball tables also. If we were traveling with our granddaughter in the area again we would definitely stay again.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really.

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Many thanks for your review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your stay!

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everything really, from the moment of arriving due to the …19/08/2023

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    everything really, from the moment of arriving due to the location in the woods it felt very relaxing as well as the relaxing vibes.
    pitches were spacious and owners were welcoming
    Plenty to do at the campsite a lot for free and reasonably priced

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Thanks so much for your review. We're really happy that you enjoyed your stay!

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Features

Coronavirus

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Distance markers in shared facilities

Extra spacing in seated areas

Hand sanitising stations

One-way flow for entering/leaving buildings

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

Baby-changing facilities

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portable toilet

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

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

Jumbo tent pitches

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Location

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  • Route de la Gare, Chalandray, Vienne, France, 86190
  • Timezone Europe/Paris CET (GMT+01:00)   GPS 46.6668°N 0.0024°W

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Local attractions

Wine and cognac, old old towns, and theme parks featuring the past and the future are what you might like to dive into first around Camping du Bois de St Hilaire, along with the many local marked paths for walking and biking.

A couple of other early stops should be the Poitou-Charentes capital of Poitiers for its medieval centre and nights in its many student-friendly pubs; and the old fortified town of Parthenay, also with a medieval centre as well as ancient town walls, a 13th-century gateway and medieval timber-framed houses. The old port city of La Rochelle is an hour and a half away on the west coast.

The theme park of Puy du Fou will let littlies feel they're in the past at its medieval town, Viking fortress and replica amphitheatre; to feel what the future might be like, take them to Futuroscope, about 30 kilometres from base.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping du Bois de St Hilaire cancellation policy

No refunds within 3 weeks of arrival date.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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 du Bois de St Hilaire will debit the balance from your card 3 weeks before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 3 weeks then the balance will be taken immediately.

Hired accommodation: €250.00 (£217.88) 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, or at any point before the due date.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.55 (£0.47) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Camping du Bois de St Hilaire have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Camping du Bois de St Hilaire dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping du Bois de St Hilaire? Wine and cognac, old old towns, and theme parks featuring the past and the future are what you might like to dive into first around Camping du Bois de St Hilaire, along … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping du Bois de St Hilaire?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  12 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more

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