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Domaine Le Poteau: Beautiful, spacious pitches

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 produce – 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

The park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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


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10

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Superb05/09/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomKevin W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Proprietors were friendly and welcoming, including a glass of wine on arrival. Ambience superb. Facilities superb. Spacious and relaxing

    Disliked: 

    Having to leave

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On arrival, warm welcome with minimal formalities and two glasses …10/01/2021

Reviewer's country: FranceJohn F.Confirmed

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

    On arrival, warm welcome with minimal formalities and two glasses of red wine
    Charming hosts who had time for a chat
    Lovely large grassy pitches
    This was for us just a quick o/night stop returning from Spain but felt it would be delightful for a longer stay
    Chickens, donkeys and squirrels add to the ambience
    Would revisit

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From the manager...

Hi John,
Thank you so much for your very kind review.

It was great to host you both and we hope to see you again soon - there's always a glass of wine ready for you.

Alasdair

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Clean facilities, good pitch friendly donkeys09/14/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDiana N.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Lovely intimate site, warm welcome from another camper! Close to the village. Also liked the information sheet helped in our decision on where to explore.

    Disliked: 

From the manager...

Thank you so much for your lovely review. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you both.

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Delightful small. quiet, wooded site in lovely surroundings amidst the …09/12/2020

Reviewer's country: FranceJon S.Confirmed

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

    Delightful small. quiet, wooded site in lovely surroundings amidst the Cotes de Gascogne wineries and Armagnac distilleries.
    Large, personal pitches.
    Very dog-friendly.
    Scrupulously clean facilities.
    The most friendly and helpful site owners. Nothing was too much trouble e.g. booking restaurant for us and our friends (who stayed in one of the lovely gites), giving directions and recommendations for visits, even trimming a tree to help site our motorhome.
    Quaint and pretty Gersoise village of Castelnau d'Auzan.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing one could possibly dislike.

From the manager...

Many thanks for the lovely review. We really enjoyed meeting you and hope you will drop in while on future adventures!!

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Excellent site for couples, very good facilities and lovely owners08/03/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLinda J.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Large spacious pitches. Great toilet and shower blocks. Very friendly welcome. A short walk into town. Lots of advice about the area.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing at all

From the manager...

Thank you for your kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you and look forward to you dropping in in years to come.

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Fantastic quiet clean campsite07/08/2020

Reviewer's country: FrancePeter B.Confirmed

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

    We liked every thing the hosts could not have been more helpful

    Disliked: 

    Nothing to dislike

From the manager...

Thank you for your lovely review. It was so nice to meet you both and we do hope to see you again. Hope your next adventure goes well.

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Features

Coronavirus

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Disinfectant sprays and wipes provided

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Pétanque

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

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

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

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

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

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.

Policies

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

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable direct to Domaine Le Poteau on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Tax

Local city tax of €0,20 (R3,42) per person per night at least age 16 is not included and must be paid on arrival.

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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 Domaine Le Poteau have a swimming pool? Yes View all features
  • Is Domaine Le Poteau dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Domaine Le Poteau? 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 … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Domaine Le Poteau?
    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.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Domaine Le Poteau? From R309,15 (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
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.

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.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes 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 authorized 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 trunks must be closed quietly.
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.

Dogs
The park does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Breed-specific legislation (i.e. Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).

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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