Stayed at Le Grand Fraigneau for a week to chill out and basically do nothing. If you can't chill out here then you can't chill out anywhere! I know people have said that the site is hard to find, but all I did was put the postcode from the letter sent by Debbie into my satnav and it took me right to the gates. They owners are two of the friendliest people you could wish to meet. When we arrived, they asked us if we had the converter lead for our hook-up cable and when I said I didn't even know I needed one, off he went and lent me one for the week. As we had had such a long drive down from Manchester, we didn't drive much in the local area, but did go on a couple of walks down the local lanes. Lovely! The shower room is spotlessly clean and has the best shower cubicle we have had on any site. It is a long walk to the local shop so you really need a car to get back up the hill. If you want a bar and music till midnight go elsewhere. If you want peace and quiet you won't beat Le Grand Fraigneau.
Just what we'd hoped for! A real find, peace, quiet and tranquillity. A very rural area with quiet roads and easy access to the many surrounding attractions. The site is a large flat field with open outlook, 10A hook-up, good shower and WC. Don't go here if you want a bar/club house etc. The facilities for some leisure activities are there, but the emphasis is on a real CL type site, with as much or as little input from Paul and Debbie who are available 24/7. We concur others - a real gem!
We had a fantastic week, rather spoiled as we had the whole place to ourselves. We rented the caravan on site which was first class with a huge awning with a family sized table inside.
This is a very rural area and yes it did take some finding as the local major will not let Paul & Debbie the owners, put up a sign. Why, who knows (it is france)but do have a good look on google maps of the exact location before you go.
We did a lot of cycling on very quiet roads, one very relaxing area to explore and the more you look the more you will find. Paul & Debbie could not have been more helpful. I really miss the corus of the frogs croaking away joined by the crickets and the local owl at night. We have grown up children but you may find that older children would not find much to occupy themselves on this site; youngsters would be fine.
A day visit to the Ilse de Rae by La rochelle well recommended with golden beaches deserted when we were there.
At the risk of repeating the other endorsements in the only 2 reviews so far, this is a cracking find and I'm sure as it becomes better known it will become a firm favourite with UKCS folks and other CL type lovers. (although it has better facilities than a lot of 3* sites in france). There are no direction signs to help you find it so look carefully at that map! I will come back with written directions. Debbie and Paul the friendly helpful owners make you very welcome.
The scenery from the site and all around is wonderful and this is a haven. Best shower I've seen on any site, and the whole place is immaculate and the grass neat.
Rural Camping a la Ferme CL style campsite with lovely hot shower washroom. Large level pitches, surrounded by beautiful countryside and wildlife/birds etc. 1km from Montournais and basic shops - between La Chataigneraie, Pouzauges and Bressuire for Supermarkets and lots of local activities.
Play area and fenced conservation pond on site. Above ground pool in summer months - site open all year.
Friendly helpful owners - see website for full details. Had excellent holiday here and will return!
We stayed for a few nights, this site as others have quoted, is very quite, safe, with outstanding toilet and shower facilities, but is hard to locate, even with satnav, the owners are not allowed a sign at the end of the road,
Make sure you come in from montournais, as the roads are very narrow, from the town, turn right up the hill until you come to a bend this is where you need to go straight on. It looks like it goes into a yard, campsite on left through the gates, you will not see this from the road,
Pitches are not marked out so loads of room for children to play ball etc,
1 km to shop,
Very laid back site with no one checking on you,
I would say if you are not very mobile you will need transport as the hill is very long on the way back to the site,
Hosts are very good,
If you had a car and caravan this would be a good place for visits out, as there are lots of places to explore in this area, so it is a hidden gem.
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