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Domaine Le Poteau

9.9
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View towards the village of Castelnau d'Auzan

General

  • Small relaxed site in scenic setting next to vineyards and forest
  • Table d'hote and barbecues in the orchard; evenings round the firepit
  • Pool, pétanque competitions and resident donkeys

Small, friendly and eco-friendly Domaine Le Poteau in the Gers department was opened in early 2017 by friendly hosts Fiona and Alasdair. Having broken away from full-time kitchen work, trained chef Alasdair now delights in using local produce to prep fresh meals for guests to take away, and the couple hosts dinner evenings in the orchard three times a week, with a fab four-course French menu served as dusk falls.

As it's France, you may also care to check out the local tipples – easily sorted here too as Le Poteau is next to an Armagnac vineyard, and close to the wine-producing district of Côtes de Gascogne. And as it's France, you may then need to burn some gastronomic calories off... also a cinch, as the Midi-Pyrénées has around 30,000 kilometres of footpaths to tackle including loads of local routes.

Domaine Le Poteau is a short walk from the medieval village of Castelnau-d'Auzan, on a hillside and in a wildlife haven, with well-maintained grounds and plenty of shaded spots. Its facilities include communal firepits, a play area and a pool for swims – or lazy floats, depending on how much French cuisine you've sampled...

Finally, you must tackle pétanque while here, as the site's weekly competition offers 'disappointing and mildly insulting' prizes for the victorious: obviously you should go all out to win.

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.


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9.9

Overall rating based on 18 reviews

 

100% would recommend this site to a friend.

100% would stay here again.

  92% described as Peaceful ?

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Treat yourself to a stay here, you will not be disappointed09/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEllie P.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything, Alasdair and Fiona are exceptional people who go out of their to make sure you have a terrific stay. Incredibly helpful, really involved with their guests, nothing is too much trouble for them. The dinner party on the Sunday night was an amazing event, a superb evening with great food and a chance to get to know the other campers. Facilities on site are immaculate and the views from the pitches are beautiful. You would be hard pushed to find a better campsite anywhere, let alone France. Thoroughly recommend.

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Hello Ellie and thank you so much for such a lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Le Poteau. We really enjoyed meeting you and just wish you could have stayed a bit longer. Hope your onward adventure is going really well and don't forget to send the link to your blog.

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After 6 nights at Le Poteau, I can truly say ...08/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomImogen J.Confirmed

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  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    After 6 nights at Le Poteau, I can truly say it's the best campsite we've ever stayed at. The setting is utterly beautiful - full of fruit trees and quiet spaces, and two very friendly donkeys!

    From the moment we arrived, Alasdair and Fiona made us feel totally at home - providing a glass of delicious local wine on arrival, and sharing their absolute wealth of knowledge on the local area. We chose to stay in the equipped tent, which had everything we could possibly have wanted for our six night stay: a lovely comfortable double bed, cooking equipment, coffee, the lot!

    We were so well looked after, I'm not even sure we can tell people we went 'camping'. From the fresh pastries delivered every morning, to the stunning meal Alasdair whipped up on the Sunday night, we couldn't fault the service.

    We will 100% be returning and would urge anyone who's dithering to go ahead and book ASAP!

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From the manager...

Thank you so much for this lovely review. It was just great having you stay at Le Poteau. We loved your enthusiasm for the area and enjoyed hearing about your many adventures during your stay. You certainly fitted a lot in and got a real sense of the Gers and it's traditions. We look forward to welcoming you again.

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Waking up in this campsite is a joy. Peaceful, and stunning.08/28/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDominick A.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Everything. Quiet site, located in a beautiful orchard. Toilet showers are like home. Owners friendly and helpful. Amazing restaurant near by.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

From the manager...

Many thanks Dominick. It was a pleasure meeting you and the family. We are so pleased you chose to base yourself here for some of your adventures. Really glad you enjoyed your lunch at La Loupiote. It is a bit special.

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What an incredibly lucky find. A beautiful property, and Hosts!08/14/2019

Reviewer's country: CanadaSteve H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Hosts! Donkeys, amenities, environment. (Everything)

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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Many thanks Steve. We enjoyed meeting you both and hope you have a fabulous ongoing adventure - any canoeing planned?

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Fantastic relaxing spot08/13/2019

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Set in an orchard this very well kept site is complemented by its hosts, with a great welcome and an easy, helpful approach.
    Big, flat grass pitches.
    Great little village a short walk away.
    Thoroughly recommended.

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Many thanks. We do love meeting people and our great guests help to make Le Poteau what it is. It is so nice that you mentioned Castelnau D'Auzan. It is indeed a great wee place.

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Would go back and would recommend08/10/2019

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

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

    Everything. Quiet. Relaxing . Great meal cooked by the lovely owners. Clean.

    Disliked: 

    None

From the manager...

Many thanks Jason. We enjoyed meeting you. Please than your lovely daughter once again for the card. Hope you found plenty other swimming pools!

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Such a wonderful site with a lovely welcome from Fiona and Alasdair.07/26/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNicola T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Peaceful location, wonderful hosts and excellent facilities

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Thank you. Hope to see you again

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Beautiful site; apple pear and plum tree fruits in abundance.07/24/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceKathleen O.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Alistair and Fiona very kindly and immediately supplied me with a bed and huge tent when my camper van broke down minutes from le Poteau and was carted off to a garage!

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

From the manager...

Many thanks for your lovely review Kath. It was great to meet you and we wish you many happy adventures in your fabulous van.

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THE best campigsite ive been to. super clean, super friendly07/02/2019

Reviewer's country: SwedenRobin L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    The facilities like toilet and shower had beyond hotel standards. The owners are some of the friendliest and helpfull pepole ive ever mer. Our car broke down and we had so much offers for help, and they let us overstay att the most popular pitch and just helped us ALOT, couldent have been stranded at a better place 3000 kilometer from home.

    You have the vinyards right behind the bushes and a cosy little town nearby were you can eat and take a beer or good whine.

    We were greeted on our arrival with a Choice between diffrent local whines, that made one feel right att home instantly.

    Will defenetly visit the donkey mountain again 😊

    Disliked: 

    You realy NEED cash, only the supermarket takes card.

From the manager...

Thank you so much for this lovely review. We really hope you made it to the mountains and would be delighted to see you again.

Alasdair and Fiona

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A fantastic location, warm and friendly welcome, fantastic facilites06/24/2019

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

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A fantastic location, warm and friendly welcome, fantastic facilites

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From the manager...

Thank you Adam for this great review. It was lovely to meet you all. I hope you had a great onward adventure!

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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

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0

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Location

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  • Route de Seguret, Castelnau-d'Auzan, Gers, France, 32440
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 43.9489°N 0.0777°E

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Local attractions

It's about a kilometre from here to Castelnau-d'Auzan on the edge of Landes forest, among hiking, cycling and mountain bike trails, and within easy reach of a three-hectare lake for fishing and boating. The village is surrounded by vineyards if you're up for investigating the local vino; call into the tourist office for info, or ask Fiona and Alasdair for their tips on local tours.

For sightseeing days, the medieval town (and Armagnac producers) of Condom can be reached in about 30 minutes, and department capital Auch in just over an hour. Closer to home, the handsome town of Montréal or Montréal-du-Gers is within 15 minutes.

Other options for days out include Guinlet golf course, about 10 minutes' drive away, races and a driving school at Circuit Paul Armagnac in Nogoro (35 minutes), or the swimming and adventure park at Lac d'Aignan and boat tours and châteaux in Nérac, all within 40-45 minutes.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  10 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  1 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Domaine Le Poteau cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Tax

Local city tax of €0.20 per person per night at least age 16 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.

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.
Guide dogs are allowed on site free of charge.

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.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 6:30 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.

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

Taxes
This area is not subject to city tax.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

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