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Camping du Bois de St Hilaire

9.9
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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.

Please note

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

Dogs are not allowed in the accommodation units.


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9.9

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Huge pitches, lovely owners and a great site 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steve K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Very relaxed, lovely site and lovely owners. We were really made to feel welcome, and owners couldn’t do enough to help

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Excellent site with very good facilities,extremely helpful owners 07/08/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Lorraine S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Large pitches in amongst the trees and very peaceful at this time of year owners brilliant good facilities well worth the a visit nice pool

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Amazing site with clean facilities and friendly owners 06/01/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Rebecca C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • #38 2 bedroom safari tent
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Lovely, relaxed campsite with free wifi available throughout.
    Plenty of facilities for the children, including outdoor play areas, swings and mini golf. There is also an undercover play area with table tennis, air hockey and baby football.
    There is a swimming pool for high season. The safari lodge (Zanzibar) was just perfect, very comfortable and it had everything you could need.
    Friendly, welcoming new owners who have been working hard to regenerate this campsite over the past two years.
    Would love to visit this site again.

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Recommended, we would happily stay again. 05/26/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Steve S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Really enjoyed our night here. Friendly, laid back English owners. Nicely laid out site, with large level pitches separated by hedges. We were able to pitch where we chose. Toilet block was clean and perfectly adequate. The site was quiet when we stayed, but the other guests we spoke to were very friendly. The site has a good atmosphere.

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Peaceful retreat with lovely owners 05/07/2018

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Denis W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Fantastic forest site, peace and quiet disturbed only by birdsong.
    Henry and Katherine are the most friendly and perfect hosts who make you so welcome.
    Sanitaires are quite adequate with plenty of hot water and the showers have proper controls instead of those infuriating buttons.
    We loved it here and would hasten back

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    The fact that we had to leave !

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excellent well run site with helpful english owners 09/19/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom greg_m910417 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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    Owners very friendly and helpful amenities basic but very clean setting perfect

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Excellent site, Large pitches, nice pool, woodland feel 08/24/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom jennifer_w138542 Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Easy to book on Pitchup.com. Lovey friendly welcome. Shown a map of the site and facilities. Allowed to choose any free pitch. Pitch size was massive, all grassed, surrounded by trees and shrubs. This site had a lovely, peaceful feel. Enjoyed the woodland walk on site. Lovely play area for children. Seating area and games room next to the pool area. Pool was large and very clean. Bar area next to reception and we were able to order fresh bread and pain au chocolates for the morning. WIFI across most of the site.
    Toilet block was clean with toilet paper. 2 x female showers were nice and clean.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing. Excellent site

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Peaceful haven in beautiful forest. 08/21/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Samantha A. Confirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent customer service during our stay.
    Fabulous pool and activities for children including tennis, miniholf, pool and table tennis.
    Lovely setting in forest with large flat pitches and plenty of shade if needed.
    Good washing facilities.
    Quiet site with shops close by.
    Excellent wood fired pizza available on site.

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    Nothing really but you can't be afraid of forest critters.

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Huge pitches, really lovely site with plenty to do, lovely owners. 08/21/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Giles H. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Everything about this lovely friendly site. Lovely surroundings, plenty to do. Pool was lovely, table tennis and various other stuff to do. Wood fired pizzas were delicious and we were not far from lots of great places to go.

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    Nothing

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Excellent site with clean facilities and friendly host family 08/19/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom chrissandra_b Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Cleanliness of the campsite. The family that owned the campsite were great and nothing was any trouble for them. Pitch sizes were big, and great activities like table tennis and mini golf were available to entertain the children.

    Disliked: 

    This isn't a dislike but I can imagine when busy the toilet situation can be a bit busy as there were only 3 for the entire campsite.

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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 +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.6668°N 0.0024°W

Directions


We can be found beside the village of Chalandray on the N149, 20km east from Parthenay and 30km west from Poitiers and Exit 29 of the A10. From the town centre take the D24 towards Vouzailles - we are just 750m further on the right-hand side.

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:  noon –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  4 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  11 a.m.

Camping du Bois de St Hilaire cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

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.

Hired accommodation: €150.00 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 €0.22 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.

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

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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: €150.00 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.

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.

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.

Taxes
Local eco/city tax of €0.22 per person over the age of 18 per night is not included and must be paid on arrival.

Pool
Only park guests are authorised to use the pool.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Extras
Please select an electric hook-up if you wish to hire a fridge.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..

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

Visitors
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of €50.00 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

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