Wooden Chalet 'B'

Europe France Aquitaine Dordogne Camping La Chatonnière

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Private Bathroom
A wooden chalet nestled among the trees of a campsite with its own river beach in a peaceful part of the Dordogne.

  • A wooden cabin with a bathroom, kitchen and separate bedrooms (linen an optional extra)
  • Spacious, shaded terrace for al fresco dining and enjoying the natural surroundings
  • On an eco-friendly campsite with river access in the Parc Naturel Regional Perigord-Limousin

The Owner Says

Nestled amongst the trees on the edge of the campsite, these wooden chalets are ideal for a family escape or a break with friends. Outside, a wooden decked area provides space for al fresco dining whilst admiring those countryside views, and comes complete with outdoor dining table and chairs. There is also a further grassy area for the little ones to run around in.
Inside, the space is perfect for a group of 4 to 6 people, with its own fully equipped kitchenette, toilet and shower room.The sleeping accommodation includes:- 1 double bedroom- 1 bedroom with 2 single beds- The sofa in the living area converts to a double bed. Bed linen is available to hire, please select this option upon booking, or please bring your own.La Chatonniere is situated in a peaceful spot in the Dordogne, not far from the Limousin border. The campsite is a quiet haven, with no noisy distractions such as bars or pools: the site enjoys a 'back to nature' ethos where the great outdoors and river are entertainment enough. A child-friendly sandy beach gives access to the river which runs along the site, allowing children and adults to swim and splash around in the sun. You can mess about on the river in rowing boats or build campfires on the river banks from wood gathered from the nearby forest. An outdoor play area with a badminton field, volley ball field and 'jeu de boules' can also be enjoyed. Don't forget to try out one of the nature trails, which are all well sign-posted, or for those that prefer exploring on two wheels, mountain bikes can also be hired at the campsite.
Local shops, restaurants and bars can all be found within walking distance in the local village of Jumilhac-le-Grand. A horse riding centre and tennis court are also nearby.
Campfires, river swimming, tranquility and plenty of space - a stay at La Chatonniere will leave you feeling relaxed, recharged and wanting to come back!
Please be aware that there will be a taxe de séjour to be paid in French campsites. This Holiday Accommodation Tourist Tax for your holiday must to be paid in the campsite with a minimum and maximum range set between from €0.20 to €1.50 person/night.

Features & Facilities

2 modern ablutions blocks, including disabled facilities, a family bathroom, washing machine and dryer and a covered washing up area. There's a WiFi zone, public telephone, fresh bread each morning, a small shop and tourist-information. There's a badminton field, table tennis, table football and a playground. Bikes, canoes and kayaks are all available to rent and you can fish in the river. Small children can play on the nearest river beach (depth 50 cm), while 'real' swimming for us big kids is accessible in the rest off the river. For those who dare, try jumping from the big rock in the middle! Communal campfires every 2 days.

Activities

The campsite is located on the road followed by Richard the Lionheart and is also on one of the many branches of the Camino de Santiago. Today it's well signposted as 'the castle route', so if you fancy visiting a few châteaux you're in the right place. The castle of Jumilhac-le-Grand (0033 6 0961 7840) is the closest, also known as 'the black pearl' of the Perigord-Vert because of it's distinctive black tiled roof – a multiple-towered, romantic, fairy-tale-like structure. The intricate gardens are also expansive and worth setting aside some time to explore. The campsite's location within Parc Naturel Regional Perigord-Limousin (0033 5 5355 3600) makes it a boon for outdoor activities (not just river swimming). Plenty of excellent walks are well signposted and you can also roam easily by bike. 300m from the campsite there's also a riding school; ponies are available for children and you can either take lessons or head out on a tour of the park (enquire at reception for info).

Food & Drink

You can grab ice-creams, drinks, home-made takeaway pizza, chips and snacks from the small shop onsite, plus there's fresh bread to order each morning. Offsite, though, on the main castle square in Jumilhac-le-Grandthere try the lovely little restaurant of Lou Boueiradour (0033 5 53 52 50 47) – traditional French cuisine. In nearby La Coquille, the hotel Les Voyageurs (0033 5 53 52 80 13) is another excellent choice.
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Getting There

From the roundabout in Jumilhac-le-Grand (there's only one) take the D79 north in the direction signposted La Coquille. 500 meters after the roundabout take the left hand turning. After 100 meters you will arrive at the campsite entrance. The nearest train station is in Saint Yrieix-la-Perche, but it's 12 km from the site so you'll need a lift (or a taxi) from there.