Plein Air

Europe France Aquitaine Dordogne Camping Domaine des Mathevies

  • Sleeps 5 (max 4 adults, 4 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • En-suite bathroom/toilet

  • Bed Linen Not Included
This modern chalet is perfect for families who want a base with home comforts in the Dordogne.
  • Self-contained, self-catering accommodation with own bathroom and kitchen
  • Ideal for young families as bedrooms are large enough to accommodate babies cots
  • Private outdoor space with views over a wooded valley on a campsite with plenty of facilities

The Owner Says

With views over the valley and surrounds, the Plein Airs are situated on the periphery of the site away from the main reception, bar, pool and playground. It’s about a 20 second walk to the facilities, close enough to be handy but far enough to feel as if you are out of the main zone.

The Plein Airs are nestled together and orientated southward in the direction of the valley. They are privately situated with views from your terrace and garden. Your own private parking is just beside the house.

Glamping has never been easier! Just turn up and unpack. No need to share facilities as each chalet has its own bathroom, toilet and kitchen.

Open plan kitchen (with family fridge, ceramic hob and microwave)

Spacious and flexible living area.

Master bedroom with a double bed (160cm x 200cm)

Second bedroom with a bunk bed (2 x singles) plus a trundle pull-out bed under (80cm x 200cm).

There is a large family shower room and separate WC.

Both bedrooms are large enough to accommodate a baby cot if necessary.

Fenced in gardens, covered terraces, barbecues and outdoor decking and seating. Each chalet also has a luxurious family-sized Fatboy hammock.

Pillows (square) and blankets are provided. Bring your own linen and towels or hire ours.

Features & Facilities

This is a friendly, but restful place, so be prepared to while away a few hours with a glass of red wine.
The Cosy Nook café-bar houses a good selection of holiday reads and sells a selection of basic supplies such as milk.
There’s a brand-new shower/wash-block with baby-changing facilities and toilets for disabled campers.
Apart from the playground and swimming pools there’s also a tennis court.
If the unthinkable happens and it rains, there is an indoor kids’ area with board games, drawing materials and plenty more things to keep everyone busy. A communal freezer is available free of charge for ice packs.
Charcoal and gas barbecues are permitted on the pitches.
Free Wi-Fi across the campsite.

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Sainte Nathalene is super central to all local attractions and activities yet in a beautiful and quiet setting without any ambient traffic noise.
There are stacks of things to do locally if the active mood takes you, from lunching in Sarlat to exploring the caves and chateaux. Quality wine here is great value. Canoeing is a must: the Dordogne River is lazily paced and it’s a wonderful adventure for kids (life jackets provided).

Food & Drink

The Cosy Nook Café turns out a bevy of barista style coffees, organic teas, artisan beer and a range of great value wine is on offer thanks to a good relationship with local producers.

In the evening food trucks set up on the terrace and offer a variety of local and world food. Nearby Sarlat takes its cuisine very seriously and its winding streets are full of restaurants and bistros. For something different, Chez le Gaulois (05 53 59 50 64), tucked away in the centre of the old town, serves rustic platters of cheeses and charcuterie, boiled potatoes, salads and melted raclette. Service is great and the atmosphere superb. It’s small and popular so booking is advisable. There’s also Delpeyrat (05 53 28 10 43) in Carsac – a traditional French dining room, producing homemade delights, a great favourite with the locals. In true style meals can go on for some time, so it’s not perhaps the best for restless children. Out of town, try the Pech-de-Malet (05 53 28 14 82) in Vitrac, a family owned restaurant with fab terrace and views across the valley – ideal for kids. Finally, a two-minute drive from the campsite, L'Escale (05 53 59 22 18), in Sainte Nathalène, has a nice terrace and a family-friendly menu including, pizzas, steak frites and ice creams.
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Getting There

Take exit 55 from the A20 and follow the signs for the D703 (direction Sarlat). Turn right on to the D61 (direction Carlux). In the village of Carlux take the D47B towards Sainte Nathalène; turn left onto the D47 and go through the village of St Nathalène until you reach the only bar in the village. With the bar on your right, take the first road on the right (you will see an old petrol station/garage and agricultural materials) and follow it up the hill where you will pick up signs to the diminutive hamlet of Les Mathevies.

The nearest airport is at Brive-la-Gaillard, some 30km from St Nathalene. Bergerac Airport is the next closest, about 70km to the west. Bordeaux (200km) is a large international and regional airport served by many airlines. Toulouse (200km) is another large international airport served by many airlines and is equidistant to Bordeaux. By air you will almost certainly need a car or pick-up on arrival.