We found this campsite whilst trying to relocate from an awful site we had already booked and paid for. In hindsight it was the best thing that could have happened. The owner and their mum and dad were wonderful, so welcoming but still professional. They had only bought the site at the end of 2012 so were working with what they had but had lots of ideas for improvements as the toilets, pool and play area were in need of updating. The toilet blocks were large and exceptionally clean, good supply of hot water in the showers and plenty of basins, some with electric points for hairdryers, very useful. The pool is large and very clean, our kids had an absolutely wonderful time despite not having all the add ons like slides, in fact I think it was more fun for them as they had to be inventive. The pitches are very large and there's plenty of mature trees to offer shade. The lake is lovely but I didn't fish on it.
The shop in reception is small but stocks the essentials. The bar is just right, offering entertainment but not over the top and not too loud. I can't comment on the food as we didn't eat there but we did go to the moules frites night and had a wonderful time.
Its situated in a small village and the nearest town and supermarket/ petrol is in Rouillac approx 7 miles away. The site is within easy access of larger towns like Cognac and about an hour from the sea but is located within wonderful peaceful countryside.
All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hopefully will return soon to see their improvements.
Lovely site with large pitches, lots of trees and a fishing lake. Husband did a bit of fishing but didn't actually catch anything although there are photos in the bar of lots of people holding fish so he was just unlucky I think! The only downside of the lake and the trees were the mosquitoes which are a hazard when you are near to water. There is a pool on site although it's only available in July and August, there is also a nice bar and restaurant, its a limited menu but decent food and useful if you don't want to cook.
The owners are very amiable and helpful and they have a few provisions in the reception area. You can also leave bread orders for the following day if you choose to. There are also plenty of EHU on site but only 3 or 6 amps so normal electric household kettles blow the fuse!
Didn't really have time to explore the surrounding area although Bignac itself is a small village, you are only about 6 kms from a bigger town with a supermarket.
It's a family run site and they only took over the site a year ago and are working hard to get it to a good standard, but the showers are rather dated although they work and are cleaned daily.
All in all we enjoyed a lovely relaxing weekend and will definitely visit again
This was the first site that my husband, myself and 2 pooches visited at the beginning of our 2 week holiday in France. Booking was simple via the internet. We arrived early evening, but even so, there was someone ready to help us on arrival. The pitches are spacious and in a beautiful location.
The lake, and the wildlife living on and around it is lovely. Plenty of people were taking advantage of the fishing, with us witnessing one keen fisherman catching 3 fish (not tiddlers) in a half an hour period (although he hadn't caught anything in the 3 days previously!). The 15 - 20 minutes walk around the lake was great for the dogs. We were informed that this was the first season of the current owners, and that they are hoping to make some changes during the low season, which from our point of view, can only add to the charm of this site.
Yes, the toilet block does need some updating, but the existing facilities are clean and functional (including seats on the loo's). We didn't use the swimming pool, but we saw that plenty of others did. Again, I believe the owners have plans to renovate the pool area. We had no problems at this site, however we saw the owners handle some problem campers in a very calm and professional way. Credit to them for that. Overall we had a lovely stay here, thank you.
Lovely campsite in rural Charente. The British owners were very friendly. The site is located around a lake and is well landscaped and very pretty. There's a swimming pool on site which the children made good use of and a play area. There's also plenty of space for riding bikes etc.
The sanitary facilities are perhaps in need of an update, but there was plenty of them, always plenty of hot water and they were kept very clean.
There is a bar and restaurant on site. We had a decent meal there (reasonably priced - nothing fancy). There were bands in the bar on a couple of nights, both were very good (we're not ones for campsite entertainment normally), and didn't go on past 11. 30.
Overall a lovely site for a relaxing, away from it all stay. Also convenient for the N10 as a stopover.
The best campsite ever! Huge pitches plenty of showers and hot water basic but clean. Immaculately kept pitches lots of trees for shade. Lovely friendly owners. Tennis court, swimming pool, table tennis, badminton, big and stocked fishing lake and small play park. Very safe for young kids. Beautiful countryside. We spent 2 weeks here kids ages between 11yrs and 17yrs. There is a small shop and bread delivered most days. Lovely little bar and no night after night thumping music. Lots of cycle routes, wonderful slow running river near by to swim in. No near by shops or restauants. If you are looking for somewhere to chill this is it, but don't tell anyone!
What a delightful rural site ! We could only stay one night as were on our way to Bordeaux but would highly recommend it.
The site itself is on one side of a lovely lake exposed by the current owners when they rescued the site from a forest of brambles and overgrown vegetation. It is now IMMACULATE, almost manicured lawn style ! Fabulous for bird watching too, saw my first hoo poo's there.
It is a very friendly, quiet site with good facilities and lashings of hot water all day. Areas for games to be played (tennis, basketball, football and of course boule) and a small play area for children. There is a bar by the side of the lake and in the season I understand the owners run a small restaurant on site too. Not sure if morning bread etc available as we went to the closest village to buy ours.
Would suggest you check out their website for directions and follow those given to you by the owners, NOT SAT NAV as we went on a longwinded traverse around the local country side on small lanes to get there.
Can only say once more lovely little site, highly recommended.
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