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At Domaine Le Poteau

Domaine le Poteau, 32440 Castelnau d’Auzan, Gers, France

  • Sleeps 4 (max 2 adults, 2 children)
  • Electricity
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • In room Wifi
A luxury Bell tent. Ideal for couples with a beautiful open outlook of a calm, rural spot in Lea
  • Comfortable bed for a great nights sleep
  • Gas cooker
  • Delicious welcome pack

This information was supplied by Domaine Le Poteau

This charming campsite is tucked away in the hart of Gers’ bountiful wine- and Armagnac-producing départment.
Fancy a little more luxury?  Our lovely 5 m Bell Tent is wonderfully roomy and just a little bit romantic. It is ideal for couples but we are happy to add beds for children if you fancy a family glamping experience.  We think we’ve included everything but if you have any specific requests please just ask…..
  • Comfortable bed
  • Gas cooker and gas
  • Dining table (2 x chairs)
  • 2 x sun loungers
  • A hammock
  • Dishes, cutlery, pots and pans
  • Washing up utensils
  • BBQ
  • Fire Pit
  • A welcome pack of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper, local wine, tea and coffee and washing up stuff
Across the driveway, a covered dining area and a cute terrace bar are there to be sociable in. Alasdair (the campsite owner) was a chef in his former years and cooks up a mean four-course meal every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday evening, enjoyed in the shaded setting of the orchard. Glance at a menu board on other days of the week, and you can pre-order some of his traditional French food to take away instead.

They have a wash-block with showers, toilets, basins, hair-dryers, shaving points, washing machine and tumble dryer - These are cleaned regularly!

There is also a small, above ground pool for the campsite which you get to by taking a short stroll past the vineyard and sweet chestnut trees.  The pool is great for a cooling dip during the long, hot summer days we enjoy in Gers but isn’t big enough for those wanting a proper swim.

Domaine Le Poteau is packed with wildlife and they have their own donkeys too! They create homemade delicious zingy lemonade to quench your summer thirst and also with the campsite being on a vineyard they serve their local produce during evening meals. In the village which is within walking distance there are several small restaurants and an epicerie. The nearest traditional market is in Eauze (10km) which opens every Thursday.

About Domaine Le Poteau

A quiet rural campsite as refreshing as the homemade lemonade and local wine that's on the menu

We’ve been careful to preserve the things that made us fall in love with Domaine Le Poteau.  It’s a friendly, relaxing, quiet and beautiful little site where you can unwind, enjoy the wildlife and forget the hassles of the outside world.  The most stressful thing you are likely to encounter is our very disorganised and not very serious boule tournaments.  When you do peel yourself off your hammock or lounger, the beautiful Gers region beckons; rich with culture, gastronomy and outdoor activity.  A fabulous, friendly, unspoiled region to explore.

Our pitches are large and shaded and carefully spaced to offer privacy and solitude and the two toilet blocks are kept spotlessly clean.

We have a beautiful and stylish Bell Tent.   The main tent has a very comfortable bed, lamps, seating and storage.  There is a separate kitchen tent with everything you might need to rustle up something delicious using fabulous local produce or to simply heat up a tin of beans!   We also have a fully equipped tent.  Slightly less glamorous but practical and roomy if you are travelling light.

We also have two gites, located at the far end of the vineyard, far enough away from the campsite to provide solitude but close enough to make participating in the campsite activities an easy walk past the ripening grapes.  They are well equipped and have beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and village.  Our guests describe them as "magical" "calm" "Idyllic".

We have a brand new (2018) 7m  above ground pool nestled in a little hollow below a meadow and above our woodland.  It is an unusual but delightful spot for a dip.

The vineyard, which used to produce Domaine Le Poteau’s own wine and Armagnac, still borders our quiet little site,  where you may see Jean Jacques, the vigneron, checking his crop.  We make sure that as much fabulous local produce is available to visitors as possible – from bread and croissants delivered fresh from the village to the wine you can sip in the orchard and the ingredients used in the traditional French meals served in the evenings.

The local village, Castelnau d’Auzan is just an easy stroll from the campsite and gites.  It is a really friendly and very welcoming village where you will be able to eat and drink with the locals and enjoy a bit of banter if you like.  We feel that it is really important to support the excellent local businesses which support the life of our community.  The village hosts several events in summer. The other villages that surround us also offer a wide range of markets, festivals, cafes and restaurants.  Check out the links on our website for sample of the huge range of visitor attractions and activities within easy distance of Le Poteau.

Alasdair & Fiona Downes

Glamping Site Facilities

Electrical hook-ups available. Wash-block with showers, toilets, basins, hair-dryers, shaving points, washing machine and tumble dryer. Covered washing-up sinks. Boules court. Small, above-ground swimming pool. Firepits available. Donkeys on-site, lots of wildlife and a small pond on the edge of the vineyard.

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