Luxury Safari Lodge

Europe France Auvergne Cantal Moulin de Chaules

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Private Bathroom

  • Bed Linen Not Included
The spacious terrace of this luxurious, well-equipped safari lodge offers great views over the Aurvergne campsite it’s situated on.

  • Separate bedrooms and proper beds make for comfy nights
  • High-end glamping with mod cons including hot water and a fridge
  • On a 55-pitch site with great facilities in the grounds of a former watermill

The Owner Says

This luxury safari lodge with a spacious terrace is well equipped with attractive recycled wooden furniture and sleeps up to six in two bedrooms: one with a king size bed and one with two sets of bunk beds. Rooms are separated with a real wooden partition. Pillows and duvets are supplied with pillowcases and bed linen available for hiring at an extra cost.

The lodge has its own bathroom with a shower, washbasin and a toilet. The kitchen has hot water and a fridge and there is a dining table with three chairs and a bench. On the terrace, there are two garden arm chairs as well as a picnic table with seating.

The site is located in the grounds of a former French water mill and the stream is one of the major attractions. Fishing, playing with model boats paddling or building a dam is a great way to cool down for children and adults.

The site also has facilities including a swimming pool (open from 1st of June till the 15th of September), a ping-pong table, basket ball hoop, chess, draughts and table football for everyone's enjoyment.

Please remember your children should never be left unattended by either the stream or the swimming pool for their safety.

There is a bar with a computer corner and a restaurant with a terrace as well as an on-site shop with a full range of essentials and the local bakery provides fresh baguettes, other bread and fresh baked croissants (reserve before 6pm the day before).

In the herb garden you will find rosemary, lavender, chives, mint, thyme, parsley, basil, sage. Help yourself to what you need for your barbecue.

There is also a washing corner with washing machines, dryers (use for an extra fee) and full ironing facilities.

Features & Facilities

49 camping pitches and 4 mobile homes. A dedicated sanitary block with warm showers fed by separate water heaters for 24 hour supply; children’s toilets; adult cubicles and urinals; separate wash basins; a baby corner with dressing room; baby bath with hot and cold water; and a dish washing corner. Washing machines, dryers, and a washing corner for your linen, together with ironing facilities. Disposal point and night-lighting all over the site. All facilities are free with the exception of washing machines and dryers. In high season a central parking scheme is operated to safeguard the children’s play areas. The bar area contains a tablet corner, where (for a small fee) you can catch up with your emails. When the evenings are chilly, campers are welcome to come and relax in the cosy bar.

Activities

A 1 hour drive away is the exquisite setting of Rocamadour. For pilgrims, Rocamadour's importance lies with the 'Shrine of Our Lady', a complex of religious structures centered on a statue of the Virgin Mary and the tomb of an ancient saint. Tourists come here for its religious interest, historical importance, wonderful architecture, but most of all, for the spectacular views, as Rocamadour is situated atop a rocky plateau overlooking the Alzou Valley. Not far from Rocamadour, The Gouffre de Padirac (0033 565 336 456) is a large system of caves. You descend down a long stairway or elevator, and then take a boat on the river, which flows through the cave. There is a lake 30 minutes away with a restaurant, playground and two water slides, or for an animal encounter head to the Deer Valley in Junhac (0033 471 492 968), where you can ride the small train.

Food & Drink

In the main building there is a bar and restaurant with a lovely outside terrace. In the restaurant, simple à la carte dishes are served using mainly local produce. Snacks and pizza's are also available. A takeaway service is provided with fries, snacks and pizza's on offer. Every morning, freshly baked croissants are prepared straight from the oven! A small shop sells all your essentials and the nearby bakery provides fresh baguettes.
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Getting There

From Paris: follow the motorway A10 and when you reach Orleans, choose the A71. At Vierzon join the A20, head through Limoges and leave at junction 56 (signposted Figeac). Follow the signs 'Centre Ville' and from the town centre, follow directions for Aurillac on the RN122. After 22 km you will arrive in Maurs, turn right (signposted Decazeville) and after another 5 km you will reach junction St Constant. Do not enter the village, but continue in the direction of Decazeville and after 400 meters you will see a left turning signposted Mourjou/Calvinet/Chaules D-28. Take this turning and after 2 km, passing through rocky cuttings on both sides, you will see the sign for Moulin de Chaules on your left.

There's a bus and train station in Maurs. Ryanair fly direct to Bergerac from several UK airports.