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Holidays in the Loire Valley

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  • Le Chant dOiseau

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    Le Chant dOiseau is a small family run campsite in the heart of the Loire Valley, known as the Garden of France. Very much like a Caravan Club CL type site in the UK, we have 8 spacious pitches, (min 130m2) all with UK type EHU, and 2 non-EHU pitches in the shade of the trees. The pitches are spread around the edge of a field of almost two acres, which is mainly laid to grass, with shade from the sun from over 40 mature trees and shrubs. They offer meals to guests twice-weekly, which have proven to be quite popular. New for 2010 is our Kampers Kitchen, which houses just that - a fully fitted kitchen! Theres a fridge-freezer, full gas oven & hob, kettle and microwave, as well as a washing machine. (Small charge). We cant offer you a club-house or entertainment, just good honest facilities within a safe environment. Games facilities include ping-pong tables, outdoor games, pool table, badminton etc. Theres also a lovely treehouse play area with swings for the kids. The bread oven we built proves to be popular, with fouee (a regional delicacy) and pizzas being cooked for guests. Theres weekly wine tasting too, in season!
    There are also 3  gites for hire, (two of which are disabled-friendly).
    Le Chant dOiseau | 49390 Mouliherne | FRANCE | Tel: 0033 241 67 09 78

    "I have visited this site on 2 occasions, In 2010 by myself and this year with my family. The welcome received is fantastic, with refreshments on arrival. The facilities are excellent with clean showers and toilets and excellent splash pool to cool down in. There is a very peaceful feel to the site and the no noise after 11pm rule is followed by everyone. The different food nights on offer in the barn are excellent and prove value for money, this is an excellent way to socialise. The childrens play equipment in the centre of the field/garden kept our 8 & 10 year old happy for the duration of the stay and they made many friends. We have again booked for summer 2012 and are already counting the days" (GS, Aug 2011)

  • Domaine de Dienne, Poitiers

    Recommended by Quirky Accom

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    Domaine de Dienne has a vast range of activities to ensure you never experience a dull moment on this activity centre in central France. Take part in the adventure course with zip-wires, archery, go horse riding, mountain biking, disc and mini golf. There is a childrens play area, pet hotel and other events are organised. If you want to take things easy, visit the spa with indoor and outdoor pool, jacuzzi, steam bath and sauna,
    What adds to the excitement of staying at Domaine de Dienne is the amazing accommodation options. Stay in a castle in a tree or other treehouse options, gypsy caravan, yurts, gites or elf houses in the wood. There are even mushroom houses or a two storey snail house. Camping is also an option.
    If you want someone else to do the cooking there is a restaurant and grill, and breakfast can be delivered to your door.

    "An activity centre with zip-wires, horse riding, mountain biking, play area and spa. Stay in a treehouse, elf houses or even a snail!"