'Chestnut' - the Vintage Caravan
- Sleeps 2 (max 2 adults, 0 children)
- Cooking facilities
- Beds Provided
- Bed Linen Provided
- Private Bathroom
- Stay in a lovingly refurbished 1974 caravan with bedding provided
- A chestnut-wood cabin offers cooking facilities and private bathroom
- On a site with a great location for exploring the Dordogne region of France
The Owner Says
Chestnut (‘Châtaigne’ in French) is so named because of the Chestnut trees that can be found deep in our woodlands and in the wider Dordogne area. Chestnut consists of a lovingly refurbished vintage 1974 Castleton caravan and a pretty wooden cabin built by us using timber from our own woodlands.
The caravan has a comfy double bed and seating for two along with ample storage in cupboards, drawers and a wardrobe. There is a full size fridge with a freezer compartment and plenty of worktop space for food preparation.
The cabin houses a comfy sofa, a cooking area with a 2-ring gas stove and small grill, a washing up area and a separate spacious shower room.
The beautiful outdoor terrace has a dining area for 2 people, within a tranquil and stunning woodland/meadow setting - pure bliss!
By building a cabin alongside the caravan we've enhanced the glamping experience by giving you more space and more amenities and we've fitted out and decorated the caravan and the cabin in a quirky and imaginative way.
During your stay in Chestnut on the edge of our woodlands you will hear the birds singing and see many beautiful butterflies, you may even be lucky enough to see some of the deer that are often spotted here.In our opinion Chestnut is one of the most fun and fabulous places to spend your holidays in the South West of France!
Features & Facilities2 x spacious (5 metre diameter) Bell Tents and 1 x beautifully refurbished vintage caravan. All have WiFi access; a private well-equipped kitchen with hob, grill and fridge; personal large shower room with electricity points; private outside dining area with barbecue; jute matting inside; super comfy beds; bed linen provided; solar powered lighting in tents and outside areas; shared swimming pool and sunbathing area. Welcome pack on arrival including: local wine, milk, bread, butter, tea, coffee and biscuits. Kayak, bike and canoe hire available on site. New for 2015, campers can also hire electric bikes.
The beautifully preserved 14th century town of Sarlat is a pleasure to walk around, especially during the spring and autumn, or early in the morning. The centre of the old town consists of impeccably restored stone buildings and is largely car-free. Sarlat has many many restaurants, bars and cafes and one of the many joys of staying near Sarlat is discovering them! As well as Sarlat, the Dordogne region of France offers many attractions for visitors including the Cathédrale St-Sacerdos and the Château de Marqueyssac.
Food & Drink
La Blanquette is well equipped for cooking all your own food and there's no greater smell than than a BBQ mingling with the chestnuts and pines. Should you venture out, Sarlat has many restaurants, bars and cafes. You can't do the Dordogne without sampling some of the famous French cuisine. There is a restaurant, a farm shop (with freshly baked bread) and a health food store within walking distance (approximately 30 minutes walk).
Nearby airports include:
Brive (45 minutes)
Bergerac (1h 15m)
Bordeaux (2h 30m)
Toulouse (2h 30m)
La Blanquette is easily accessible by car - detailed directions are provided on booking
It takes about 8 hours to drive from us the channel tunnel
You can also get to us via train - Sarlat train station is only 5km away.