Ferme du Caroire

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  • Wooded camping pitches in 50 hectares on a farm near Azay-le-Ferron
  • In the Brenne Regional Nature Park; visitor centre 20 minutes’ drive
  • Snacks, picninc service and restaurant on site; direct access to walks
Tucked away in the Brenne Regional Nature Park, Ferme du Caroire is a wild-camping spot with tree-shaded pitches on a working farm near Azay-le-Ferron in Indre. You can pick your pitch on arrival, and with a choice of 50 hectares to choose from, there’s no need ever to see another soul on this quiet, rural site. What is definite however, is that you will meet animals. Three generations of the Vandooren family have farmed on this land; they breed goats and cows and you’ll see them grazing in nearby fields. If you’d like to learn more about the farm set up, you also have the chance to participate in feeding and milking – ask on arrival at the site. You’ll never go hungry here, as there’s an all-day service in the simple, wooden restaurant, kicking off with breakfast and brunch, serving burgers and hot dogs later in the day and winding up with dinner. You can also taste the fruit of the Vandoorens’ labours as snacking platters of homemade terrines and goats’ cheeses are available to buy on site, and you can order picnics if you’re off out exploring the region. Please just be sure to book everything 24 hours in advance. Amenities include a shower block and recycling facilities, but note as there is no electricity, you’ll need to bring torches from home.

Site type

Tent sites 5
RV sites 5
Travel trailer sites 2
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Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The campground/park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (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.
  • The restaurant is open between 01/07 and 30/09.
  • Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.
  • At least one of the party members must be aged 18 or over.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality flashlight with them as parts of the park are unlit.
  • Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Languages spoken

French

Open from Wed, Jan 3 to

Open from Sat, Jan 4 to

Pitch types & availability

Reviews

100%

would recommend this site to a friend

100%

would stay here again

Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

The farm, restaurant and rustic feel were just what we were looking…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Kirsty H. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Primitive cement/asphalt and grass RV campsite

Liked: The farm, restaurant and rustic feel were just what we were looking for. The owner was amazing and very helpful. She prepared our dinner for our late arrival, goat burger and goats cheese lasagne, with French cider, and allowed us to walk our dogs off the leads in the fields. We sat under the trees in the evening with the sound of the goats as company. Clean, unisex toilets and amazing shower. Will definitely return when we are in the area again.

Disliked: Nothing.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Playground Recreation room/arcade TV room Takeout Tennis Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available Car parking by site/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Free wifi Grocery store Ice pack freezing Internet access Laundromat Local produce Parent & baby washroom Payphone Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Restrooms Shower available Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed Barbecue provided Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight Peaceful Remote location

Utilities

Charging facilities Dump station Electric car charging point(s) Propane/gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Convenience store nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market

Type

Farm Tiny (1-10 sites)

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Climbing nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horseback riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Outdoor pool nearby Restaurant nearby Tennis nearby Watersports nearby

Location

Ferme du Caroire

10 Champ d'Œufs

Azay-le-Ferron

Indre

France

36290

Directions

Timezone

Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)

GPS

46.8279°N
1.04233°W

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

What with all the animal feeding and 50 hectares of farmland to explore, you may never find time to leave Ferme du Caroire, but there’s plenty to keep you entertained just off the farm too – the Castle Park and Gardens of Azay-le-Ferron (five minutes’ drive) for a start, where stately apartments are open for guided tours and formal gardens for strolls at a magnificent 17th-century château. If you’re keen to get back to nature, Brenne Regional Nature Park is known for its mixture of lakes and moorland, a haven for wading birds like herons and bitterns. You can learn more about the park’s abundant wildlife at the Maison du Parc visitor centre (20 minutes) and learn about its backstory from prehistoric times to the present in the Ecomusée de la Brenne (25 minutes). Discovery trails like the Sentier du Blizon (20 minutes) wend their way through remote corners of the park, and you can swim, sunbathe or get out on the water on paddleboards and kayaks at the Étang de Bellebouche (25 minutes).

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

  • Does Ferme du Caroire have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Ferme du Caroire dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Ferme du Caroire? What with all the animal feeding and 50 hectares of farmland to explore, you may never find time to leave Ferme du Caroire, but there’s plenty to keep you entertained just off … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Ferme du Caroire?
    RV, travel trailer and tent sites
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  Anytime
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  • How much does it cost to stay at Ferme du Caroire? From $26.36 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.