Arrived here from the South of France (a 3 night stop-over). Had a choice of pitches, as many people had already left (late Aug). Pool was great (although had a rule that under 12s had to be accompanied by an adult at all times. A pain as our kids (13, 11, 8) can swim very well. We actually ignored this rule!
Restaurant looked lovely, although kids wouldn't like the choice, so chose to have take-away pizza and frites instead. These were great value and yummy.
Toilets and showers were almost like hotel standard - very clean and bright. Rare for camping. Evening entertainment was very good for the kids and everyone seemed to get involved.
Drive up to the campsite was a 1st gear job, as it really is at the top of the hill. SatNav was useless and sent us to a field. All good fun. Recommend this site and may return.
If you do go, go canoeing from Pinsac and have a swim in the river. Beautiful!
Our second visit to Domaine La Paille Basse, the first at the height of the season. This is a site geared up for couples, families and youngsters.
It was very busy and the pitch for our family tent was a bit on the small side. We booked a pitch with electric hook-up, unfortunately the electricity point was some metres away and necessitated borrowing an extension from the campsite. It was no problem though and we were soon up and running.
Having a 7 year old with us meant we needed a good pool and facilities and this site has it all. 3 pools, the main one being a decent size.
The site also boasts a good flume / toboggan which is near the main pool and very good. Poolside does get pretty crowded on a hot day, of which we had many.
Toilet and shower facilities are excellent, well maintained and kept to a high standard of cleanliness. We have no complaints here whatsoever.
Also the camp shop, bar and restaurant are also of a high standard and the campsite office is open from 8. 30am to 8. 00pm - English spoken throughout.
This is a great base to explore the region with lovely towns such as Souillac and Sarlat within a reasonable distance and some wonrfull villages and countywide. Highly recommended.
We visited with a tent and two children in July this year. The site was in quite a remote location, but very pretty with good facilities. The pitches were on the small side, but well shaded. A more open and spacious area existed at the far end of the site, which seemed to mainly house British caravans. This did however seem a much less crowded and attractive part of the site, probably the original pitches dating back to the 1970's.
The bar, shop and restaurant all provided reasonable choice in nice surroundings and there was also a take-away facility offering ok-ish pizza's, rotisserie chickens and chips.
There were 3 pools and a waterslide which the children loved, but sadly the pools were unheated which made them unusable on cooler days.
Childrens clubs and entertainments were fun each evening and there is also a small farm.
Wasps were a constant pest whilst we were there. However, this is not the fault of the site.
The staff were friendly and helpful at all times, very professional. I would return, but at a different time of year to avoid the wasps and also ask for one of the bigger pitches.
Arrived in rain so may have affected how we felt. Site seemed a bit run down, over large and sprawling. Not many people there, due probably to weather, but rather a run down feel. Not particularly welcoming.
Had to find our own way to facilities etc. Pool was clean and had wonderful views. Toilet and shower facilities clean. Seemed to lack a central hub to it all. Wouldn't go back again
Stayed here the last week of May 2008 during the UK school holidays. We rented a static home directly from them for 6 of us (2 adults, 3 kids (10,11,17) and nanny).
The camp was basically empty with only a few caravans and no tents. I believe it only opened at the start of May for the season. The shop and restaurant were on limited opening hours but long enough for us. The main town, Souillac is about 10 minutes drive away and has restaurants, bars, shops, market and petrol station (Casino)
I must say the toilet/washing facilities were excellent; they looked liked they were new for the season.
We spent sometime exploring local towns and markets (Sarlett, Domme, Martel etc). The Dordogne was closed for canoeing as the heavy rainfall had caused it to rise to an unsafe level and made it fast flowing.
There were very few children around the camp and on the days when the sun came out, the pool had no more than a dozen people lounging. In fact, our children had the water slide to themselves and were able to go down as many times as they wanted which they thoroughly enjoyed.
I'm told that during July/August, this placed is extremely popular with Brits and is heaving.
If you want a bit of peace and quiet with nice facilities, I would recommend it at this time of year.
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