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Camping du Bois de St Hilaire

9.8
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Large grassy pitches

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 outdoor swimming pool is open between 21/06 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act.


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9.8

Overall rating based on 26 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

  94% described as Peaceful ?

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Large pitch...enclosed by trees...peaceful with nice clean facilities. Bread delivery ...29/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Large pitch...enclosed by trees...peaceful with nice clean facilities. Bread delivery each morning.

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Wonderful wooded site with lots of room around the pitches. ...22/08/2019

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

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

    Wonderful wooded site with lots of room around the pitches. Fantastic for kids with badminton, boule, a pool to splash around in, fire pit, ping pong and airhockey so plenty to keep everyone entertained. Fellow campers were friendly and very respectful no loud music.It was great for the kids to have a bit of a sense of freedom and all the facilities were spotlessly clean. A great spot to stay over for a few days or even longer to explore the coast.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing a smashing place to stay.

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had great facilities, was clean and stocked.22/08/2019

Reviewer's country: United StatesAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    The campsite was clean, well maintained

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Excelent site lovely staff20/08/2019

Reviewer's country: SpainColin T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Would definitely go back when in the area next

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Good sized pitches, very clean facilities and friendly staff.19/08/2019

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

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

    Fantastic campsite. Henry and Kat are lovely and welcoming. Facilities are very clean and campsite is really relaxed. Our teenage children didn’t want to leave and neither did we. Would definitely recommend and we hope to visit again soon.

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    Nothing

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Excellent site, friendly and clean.12/08/2019

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

  • Yurt (2 adults and 2 children)
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  • Liked: 

    The accomodation and pitch was outstanding. Yurt on corner pitch, with a beautiful view of the woods but also sunny. Felt private. Hammock provided the perfect opportunity to steal away and relax.
    The yurt was comfy (particularly the beds) with some lovely touches to make it a welcoming, relaxing space.
    Shared kitchen with fridge.
    On site toilets/ showers clean.
    Pool and access to a number of activities kept the whole family entertained when on site and desired.

    Disliked: 

    Small issue of wifi reception at the far end of the site where we were, but easily remedied by moving closer to reception where there were a number of places to sit, eat and relax.

From the manager...

Many thanks for your lovely review. We're so pleased you had a great holiday here. We offer free and unlimited wifi but unfortunately during your stay, the site was at full capacity so it didn't work quite as well as normal!
Hope to see you again one day. Hope you had a good trip home.
Kat

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friendly helpful staff and good clean facilities. We enjoyed our ...05/08/2019

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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    friendly helpful staff and good clean facilities. We enjoyed our two nights and will stay again.

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What a lovely site set in the forest, with plenty ...20/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnita H.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    What a lovely site set in the forest, with plenty of shade, but with nice open areas too. We only stayed one night, but would really have liked to have stayed more. Very peaceful and we hope to return for a longer stay in the future.

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A must visit campsite for a truly wonderful stay17/07/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJohn B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Large flat pitch, all pitches within easy reach of excellent showers, toilets and wash facilities which were exceptionally clean and unlike other sites these had toilet seats and paper. Free wifi throughout site, full use made of lovely pool and picnic area where we ate pizza cooked on site by Henry. Shop and boulangerie within easy walking distance and site delivery by boulanger. Freely available games, volleyball, mini golf, pétanque, and board games. Lovely woodland walk. Hosts Katherine, Henry and family were extremely friendly and helpful throughout stay and combined with a great location for visiting nearby towns we will be making a return journey.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

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Relax Forrest location great hosts, accommodation glamming choices.11/06/2019

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Natural feel of Forrest and open space, generous pitches. Hospitality second to non. Very friendly. Good for birdwatching.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all 😁

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Features

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

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Tents for hire

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Tourer storage facilities

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Jumbo tent pitches

Tipis, yurts, or wigwams

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.

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 (£215.85) 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 €0.55 (£0.46) per person per night at least age 18 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.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.
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.

Extras
Motorbike(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

General
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 11 p.m. and 7 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: €250.00 (£215.85) 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.
Your unit must be left clean and tidy; a fine of €50.00 (£43.83) will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.
The outdoor swimming pool is open between 21/06 and 31/08 (subject to weather conditions).

Reception
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. between 01/07 and 26/08.

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 11 p.m. and 7:30 a.m..

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

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