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The Owner Says
We are Nigel and Olivia Stanton, who have recently bought a property in France with a big vision of a new future! We have spent many years living and working in the Oxfordshire area in England. Since we married in 1991, every year we have spent holidays camping, caravanning, boating, motorhoming and self-catering, mainly in the UK but also in France. We have learnt to live in bijou spaces without compromising on creature comforts.
Over the past couple of years life has dealt us a new set of cards – Nigel was offered redundancy after 26 years in the same company, family responsibilities have lessened and it’s time to escape the daily commute and to realise a long held dream to open a campsite! We began the search for a suitable property and considered all sorts of options along the way, finally deciding upon the Glamping route.
Now we are transforming our new property into a peaceful holiday destination for you, your family and friends to enjoy the countryside, with nature all around and rediscovering a simple but comfortable way of life.
In May 2018 we opened our small, exclusive, Glamping site on the Limousin/Auvergne border – a beautifully rural area in the centre of France with great transport links by road and air (Limoges airport is an easy 2 hours away and is served with low price flights all year round. Clermont Ferrand airport is just over an hour a way and flights from the UK run during the summer months).
We will be taking bookings from those needing just one tent, a number of families holidaying together, or even group bookings for the whole site (special birthday, anniversary celebrations, corporate events maybe?). Dogs accepted by prior arrangement.WHAT WE OFFER...
Bespoke designed cream canvas bell tents – only 6 in total, with a maximum of 20 guests on site at any one time. They are well-spaced (minimum 30m apart), and are 6m in diameter for upto 4 people and 5m in diameter for 2 people – tents are sited on wooden bases and have comfortable outdoor furniture
Forget about airbeds and think about comfortable mattresses on proper vintage French bedsteads made up with carefully chosen crisp linens ready for your arrival. There is a dresser in which you will find ample crockery, cutlery, utensils, pots and pans - just what you might have at home. Complimentary tea & coffee, basic cooking essentials such as salt, pepper, oil plus washing up liquid and lavatory paper are all provided. Each tent is ‘carpeted’ with traditional coir matting
Lighting is powered by the sun and candles. Low energy LED lighting is installed in each tent powered by a solar panel for convenience and candlepower for ambiance. The solar powered unit also has USB ports for charging your 'gadgets'.
Cooking on gas or an open fire. Options of a gas ring for that morning cup of coffee and a Kadai Fire bowl, which can be used for barbeques, heating food in the tripod suspended cooking pot, or on a specially designed pan. Alternatively, to sit round in the evening, toasting marshmallows.
Your own mains powered fridge. A mains powered fridge for each tent is provided (housed in the old pig sty!) There are also mains sockets for charging electronic stuff. There will also be cool boxes in the tents for the morning milk.
Luxuriously appointed shower rooms – Exclusively yours for or the duration of your stay within a centuries old converted barn
Beautiful Swimming Pool surrounded by decking and more comfortable furniture. (The pool has a fence around it for safety reasons).
A ‘Guest Barn’ kitted out for our guests’ use, fully equipped to cater for up to 20 guests, complete with a range cooker and a huge banqueting table and is adjacent to our original bread oven, in which we will cook you handmade pizzas on pizza nights.
A communal fire pit/barbeque area where everyone can get together for socialising and marshmallow roasting.
Star-gazing nights - the light pollution here is some of the lowest experienced in Europe – the picture on our Home Page was taken in the garden on the night we bought the house!
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