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Camping du Bois de St Hilaire

9.2

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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.


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9.2

Overall rating based on 29 reviews

 

93% would recommend this site to a friend.

93% would stay here again.

  88% described as Forest ?

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Excellent shower facilities. Pitches all large & easily accessible.16/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Excellent shower facilities. Pitches all large & easily accessible.

    Disliked: 

    Not a criticism of the site, but unfortunately this is where we heard the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Very nice site, good facilities and location06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJason C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Very nice site, good facilities and location

    Disliked: 

    Site chickens provide very loud dawn chorus

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Peaceful, well-kept and friendly site in a lovely woodland setting.06/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

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

    Peaceful, clean and well-kept woodland site with good sized and level pitches, well spaced and with electricity. Good swimming pool and bar area beside. really friendly and helpful English owners.

    Disliked: 

    Bathrooms were very clean and regularly checked, but a bit tired and could do with a bit of updating.

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Great site for a short stopover, clean facilities, great pool23/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGareth H.Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Real campsite feel, great pool, friendly owners, pitch size was huge and pretty level on grass, camping among the forest was cool, didn't get chance to have home made wood fired Pizza but I believe they are superb, toilet block is great, showers lovely, toilet roll in the toilet and soft close seats too. Great location for a few days rest on a long journey, plenty to do for kids, SPAR just down the road as is a patisserie for fresh bread etc, large supermarket a few miles further away heading South, a van visits in the morning too apparently selling fresh bread etc,
    Good overall atmosphere on the site

    Owners have done a fantastic job on this little gem.

    Disliked: 

    WIFI only at the toilet blocks and the bar/pool area, not at the pitch, 4G isn't too bad though

    Pizza night could be better advertised and guests should be informed on arrival that you have to book,

    Not much info on arrival from the owner, could do with a welcome pack with info on the site and the local area for newbies

    Pool area was good, more sunbeds as usual needed, get taken up quickly

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Great campsite, lovely pool and lots to do on site. Friendly owners20/08/2022

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The owners, the facilities, cleanliness

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Thanks for your great review. Hope to see you again!

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Enjoyable stay. Friendly owners and in a good location17/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJon D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Forest location.

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From the manager...

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

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Excellent site and would return.07/08/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStephen N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Coco Sweet 2 bedroom camping pod
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  • Liked: 

    Very pleasant owners. Nice showers, could possibly add more but not a real issue. Not too crowded and great walks for our Lab in the woods.

    Disliked: 

    Very dusty, but that was not campsites fault.

From the manager...

Many thanks for your kind review. It has unfortunately been very dusty this summer due to the drought and heatwave. After some rain in the last week, things are starting to look greener again!

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Excellent site, friendly owners, great facilities29/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNaomi O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Everything!! After a hot drive and booking VERY last minute we arrived to a super friendly welcome from the owners. We could choose any vacant pitch so we opted for one near the amenities (lush shower!) and play area for my son. All the pitches looked Big, level and bordered by hedges. The pool is amazing, and there’s a patio next door so I could sit with my dog and enjoy a cold beer while my son had a swim, perfect! We enjoyed the crazy golf and having a shaded dog walk route in the woods was perfect. On top of all this everyone was so friendly, my son made loads of friends and it made for a lovely relaxing stopover for us all. Only wish we could have stayed longer. We will 100% be back and have already recommended to fellow travellers 😍

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From the manager...

So happy that you had a great stay! Thank you for recommending us and hope to see you again.

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The natural tree lined pitches which were large the whole …25/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMark L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    The natural tree lined pitches which were large the whole site had a nice feel and the staff were very helpful and friendly

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Many thanks Mark. Hope to see you again one day.

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Excellent site with clean facilities and great staff.14/07/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSusan R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Informality and forest pitches

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From the manager...

Thanks very much for your kind review. We're really pleased 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

Swimming pool entry quota

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

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Bell tents

Jumbo tent pitches

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

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

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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:  11 a.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.

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

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 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 (£213.76) 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.

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:  11 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more

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