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Visitor Reviews - Puy Rond Camping

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Puy Rond Camping
Allee Du Puy Rond
Poitou-Charentes   (Browse area)
79300   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 685603726

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Pitches: 25
Open: 1st April To 31st October

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 15 Reviews
              8/10 from 15 Reviews

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Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Arlotrac 3 reviews from this member

We were bound to be disappointed with Puy Rond as we had just left a perfect site in the Dordogne. The area itself is very uninspiring particularly the drive through the town towards the site (through what looked like a disused industrial area). On arrival the owner was very pleasant and polite and showed us to our pitch. Our pitch was quite secluded but the view was not terrific. The shower block was OK but if honest need completely updating, new shower heads, warmer water, better lighting, showers that stay on for longer than a few seconds, taps that don't leak, a roof that doesn't leak on you when raining, etc etc. The website advertises 'wifi' which indeed it has but only available in a hut near the entrance to the site. We felt fairly disappointed with the area as there was nothing of particular interest locally. Most places that were worth visiting were at least an hours drive away if not more.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Alan Hanson 1 review from this member

Excellent camp site, clean tidy well organised and maintained. A little haven away from the noise of the town. Plenty of pleasant walks from the campsite, around the lakes and along the disused railway line. Town centre within easy walking distance, local shops and small supermarket. Larger superstore can be walked to on footpaths within parkland but a long distance and probably better to drive. Everyone on site extremely helpful and friendly arranging visit to local vet and suggesting places to visit. Swimming pool a definite plus.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Epalmer 1 review from this member

We have been returning to this camp site for almost 10 years as part of our regular family (2 adults, 4 children) holidays along Western/Southern France. In all our time visiting here, we have never experienced anything other than friendly owners, excellent sanitary facilities and an all round clean site.

The pitches are large and we have found other people visiting the site are friendly and welcoming. The children love the play area and we all enjoy being in and around the well maintained pool.

We have never experienced any problems with the flow of water from the showers and all facilities are always spotless. I have only ever had to queue behind one person for a shower and that was due to preferring to use the large shower/toilet room for showering my youngest daughter.

Bressuire itself is very interesting. I agree that a small part of it is run down but we have seen a great improvement since our very first visit. We have walked into Bressuire from the camp site and were pleasantly surprised by the lovely town and it's many restaurants and bars, all of which are listed in the information hut at the camp site. The owners are happy to provide a map of cycle routes, the one we followed took us along an old railway track. We loved the medieval features of the town and have taken a walk to the chateau a couple of times. It certainly pays to look beyond the outskirts and explore the town.

We have regularly been to the Puy de Fou nearby and I would highly recommend a day or 2 there to anyone. It's one of our favourite parks anywhere.

We have taken trips to La Rochelle, beaches and Samur from here, all of which aren't too much of a journey.

The fact that this is the only site we return to each time we visit France should speak volumes.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Actiongirl 2 reviews from this member

This campsite has a lovely situation, in the countryside, and we had a large pitch totally to ourselves for the 10 nights we stayed.

The site is on three levels and there are a variety of motorhomes, caravans and tents staying most nights.

There is a lovely, very clean (unheated) pool which the children loved and a little playpark area. The site also has free wifi in a little cabin though this doesn't extend to the camping area.

We did have a good holiday and the area had some great attractions including castles, the city of Nantes and a bit further away and La Rochelle which is a very easy 2 hr drive.

However the town of Bressuire has seen better days and we found it shabby (certainly the walk from the campsite into town is not attractive, via factories and very run down housing). There was only one restaurant of any note and a couple of snack bars. We like to eat out in the evenings, but there was nowhere really to go. It is certainly not a tourist town and everything is shut on a Sunday except the patisseries.

Our second negative point would relate to the sanitary block. Whilst this was kept clean at all times by the very pleasant and hardworking wardens, it is very dated and we found quite unpleasant to use. There is no female/male separation which we would have preferred. The showers are simply nozzles very high up on the wall and the water doesn't flow very well in one direction but fans out so it is difficult to get more than just spray on yourself. There was one shower with a more modern shower head, however the push button allowed just 10 seconds of water and you couldn't keep your hand on the button but had to wait for the water to stop and repress it which meant a very long period to shower and tricky to wash soap away.

For these reasons it was very hard to shower the children and we resorted to using a jug which they didn't like one bit!

We have camped in a lot of sites before we had children and now we have a 5 and 3 yr old and these showers fell well below expectations for our main summer holiday. In fact if our tent wasn't so big, we had talked about moving sites after one night.

We paid over 300 for 10 nights and the sanitary facilities and the local amenities didn't justify this price in our opinion and we won't be returning.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Andrewjphilip 1 review from this member

Originally we had planned to stay for three nights. The campsite was clean and laid out attractively. There is a lovely swimming pool, good sanitation facilities and a safe children's play area. Amanda and Rob made us feel very welcome and allowed us to choose our own pitch.

There is a lovely walk along the river and around the lake into Bressuire. Unfortunately on our second day we had a major problem with our car. We ended up having to have a new engine fitted. The owners were amazing, don't know how we could have coped without their help. They called various garages, liaised with the mechanics, organised a car rental and ferried us to and fro.

We ended up staying for two weeks, however we took the opportunity to explore this lovely region (with the help of the cheap car rental -5 euros a day). We thoroughly recommend this site and we would visit it again.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Secretdestination 1 review from this member

Our first review in 20 years of caravanning:. Why now?. Because we have found a little gem of a site, standing within walking distance of the beautiful town of Bressuire.

The owners are an English couple and this is reflected in their friendliness and cleanliness of the site. Set in an oasis of green the pitches are arranged on 3 different levels with an adequate 10 amp per pitch. With only 20 pitches, tranquillity was the order of the day with a swimming pool to cool off in. The toilet facilities were adequate, included a washing machine and were kept in pristine condition, complimenting the rest of the site which was tended on a daily basis.

There was a choice of two walks into the local town, one via the road which was not very scenic but had the lovely large garden centre to pop into. And then there was the slightly longer walk via a river, lake and local chateaux which reminded us of why we made for this part of France.

The owners Robert and Amanda even went out of their way to take us to the local vet when we needed to have our little dog treated for return to the UK. So for a warm welcome from the minute we arrived. Clean facilities and peaceful surroundings this is a site to be highly recommended.

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