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Camping Les Ecossais

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General

  • Family- and couple-friendly quiet site in the famed Tronçais Forest
  • Direct access to the Étang de Pirot for carp fishing
  • Sandy beach two kilometres away; bar with spacious terrace on site

Fishing as well as foliage? Flow along here.

Excellent Auvergne site Camping Les Ecossais is in the lushly dense Tronçais Forest (hailed by some as the handsomest oak woodland in all of Europe) – and is right by the angling haven of the carp-stuffed Étang de Pirot. You'll need a permit to fish here, but bagging one is simple indeed: just amble along to the site reception.

Sand fans are also well sorted at this peaceful site, as it's only a couple of kilometres to the local beach. Around the scenic surroundings, the Allier department is one of mountains, valleys and peaks, where cycling, fishing, hiking, via ferrata, climbing and paragliding are all on offer.

You'll need a break after all that, so take time for hours on the spacious terrace of the Camping Les Ecossais bar for drinks, coffee or ice cream – or find a place under the trees for picnics sourced in local commune Isle-et-Bardais (about 15 minutes' wander away). Once fed and watered, while away some hours at the miniature golf and tennis, the playground for energetic enfants, and the pétanque court where informal tournaments often take place in summer.

Off site and when it's time to dig into regional culture and history, Souvigny is 45 minutes' drive away and department capital Moulins 55 minutes.

Please note

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

Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Please note, no English is spoken on site.


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7.6

Overall rating based on 10 reviews

 

80% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

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Could have been so much better10/03/2019

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

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Lovely site, beautiful area

    Disliked: 

    No staff there. We arrived early - 2pm. A note was left saying someone would be back to meet us around 7pm. No one came. It was pouring with rain and very cold so we went in the rather dark games room for warmth. Put 2 euro in the pool table only to discover no balls in it. Unable to get refund as no one around. Shop closed, no way of ordering bread etc, and unable to get wifi to plan our route the next day. Apologies if anything had happened to prevent staff coming back but an explanation by email would have been nice. Poor customer service.

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Excellent campsite. Beware of potential noise from tree felling nearby08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Great campsite, beautifully located by oak forest and reservoir. Private pitches.

    Disliked: 

    Being woken up at 7.30 am by the sound of chain saws cutting down mature oak trees. Kind of upsetting when I’d gone there to have a peaceful quiet time. I didn’t stay the 2nd night as planned because of the noise. This is obviously not the fault of the campsite but could seriously ruin your peaceful camping trip.

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Good size pitch ,Lovely sitting with views of lake, Good …07/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomFred D.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Good size pitch ,Lovely sitting with views of lake, Good toilets

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Un camping pas entretenu, sale !08/07/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Rien

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    Le camping est sale ! On nous loue un chalet alors que celui-ci est une cabane de pêche très sale, papillon mort partout, des toile d’araignée, une odeur abominable a l’intérieur du chalet. Je trouve que sortie de deconfinement pour le COVID, le chalet n’est pas entretenu avec les mesures sanitaires nécessaires. Les douches et les toilettes c’est pareil, pas propre, cela manque de mesures d’hygiène ! Enfin un chalet à 102€ pour 2 nuit, le prix n’est pas juste car ce n’est pas un chalet et que c’est pas propre.

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Bon personnel a revoir les chalets un peu solubre08/21/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Très belle région a voir

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Le calme08/20/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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La propreté et le calme Les vues sur le lac …08/15/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    La propreté et le calme
    Les vues sur le lac
    Les emplacements ombragés et spacieux

    Disliked: 

    Buvette fermée un peu tôt

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Personel trés gentil,trés grands emplacements,sanitaires trés propres.08/21/2019

Reviewer's country: Francemichel C.Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    L'accueil
    Les grands emplacements
    Trés belles haies séparant les emplacements
    La propreté des sanitaires
    Le calme
    La beauté du site

    Disliked: 

    L'emplacement des poubelles

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Emplacement spacieux et ombrage . Propreté sanitaires. Accueil ++ disponibilité …06/03/2019

Reviewer's country: FranceFabienne L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Emplacement spacieux et ombrage . Propreté sanitaires. Accueil ++ disponibilité ++. Proximité étang . Rapport qualité prix

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La région,Le cadre,la forêt,le silence,la propreté des sanitaires06/03/2019

Reviewer's country: Francejean marie D.Confirmed

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  • Liked: 

    La région,Le cadre,la forêt,le silence,la propreté des sanitaires

    Disliked: 

    Chalet à moderniser d’urgence,

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Features

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Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

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Playground

Recreation room/arcade

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Tennis

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Bath available

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Composting toilet

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Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

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Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent sites

Themes

Bush

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Type

Medium (26-50 sites)

Nearby leisure

Fishing nearby

Touring and motorhomes

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Location

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  • La Salle, Isle-et-Bardais, Allier, France, 03360
  • Timezone Europe/Paris +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 46.6826°N 2.7870°E

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Local attractions

After all that fishing, and forest hiking, and possibly some climbing and paragliding, set off around ye olde sights of Allier and Auvergne. Moulins, set on the Allier river, is a must: it's home to a spectacular 15th-century cathedral and the famed National Centre of Costume and Scenography with its thousands of costumes.

Hillside town Souvigny is an official Grand Site of the Auvergne, mainly because it was once the capital of the Bourbonnais region and to this day is stuffed with old sights such as Souvigny Priory and its gardens, exhibitions and adjoining woodland. Heritage hunters should also track down a day at the fortress town of Hérisson and its 14th-century castle remains and stacks of old houses.

Also well worth a day trip is Apremont/Apremont-sur-Allier (40 minutes' drive) and the gardens around its 16th-century château, and Nevers (55 minutes), with 15th-century ducal palace and cathedral dating back to the sixth century.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10 a.m.

Camping Les Ecossais 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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local tax of €0,15 (R3,09) doesn't apply.

Local tax of €0,22 (R4,53) at least age 18 doesn't apply.

Payment methods accepted on the park

MasterCard

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Camping Les Ecossais have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping Les Ecossais dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Les Ecossais? After all that fishing, and forest hiking, and possibly some climbing and paragliding, set off around ye olde sights of Allier and Auvergne. Moulins, set on the Allier river, is a must: … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Les Ecossais?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Les Ecossais? From R282,09 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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

General
A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).

Dogs
A valid vaccination certificate must accompany your dog.

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

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.

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

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. between 01/04 and 31/10.
Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. between 01/07 and 31/08.
Reception is unmanned after 6 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.

Vehicles
The car is only included in the rate if you are travelling with a camper, trailer tent or tent. Cars are not permitted when travelling with a motorhome/RV.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

Dogs
The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act and/or any of the following: Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier, Rottweiler, any Mastiff or Tosa.

Vehicles
Twin axle vehicles are not permitted on site.

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

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors’ cars are not permitted on site.
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

Dogs
Your dog must be tattooed or microchipped.

Additional terms

Please note, no English is spoken on site.

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