Le Camp started in 2007 and is a small, family owned and run business. We love camping and nature but we also like to be in a comfortable, stylish environment. We are constantly thinking of new ways to enrich your holiday experience, whether that be in the quality of our accommodation, the service we provide or the camp’s relationship with it’s natural environment.
We care passionately about high standards and we understand how very precious your holiday is. Before Le Camp, Nigel spent 11 years running a successful safari business in Kenya, so we know what it takes to provide a first class outdoor holiday experience. Since Le Camp started, the glamping market has grown rapidly; Whether you are looking for a simple stay in a bell tent, a safari tent on a typical campsite, or like Le Camp, a complete luxury camping experience with higher quality facilities, there is a wide choice for all budgets and tastes. For many of our guests, the forgotten luxuries of space, privacy, peace, harmony with nature and time to connect with loved ones, are what make their holiday with us truly special.
Caring for nature
We continuously strive to protect and enhance our relationship with our land, community and natural world. Our natural swimming pool provides a valuable habitat for wildlife and is a great way to teach the next generation about nature.
When adding new design features we source local materials and use local artisans wherever possible or we buy unique second hand pieces that once belonged in a French farmhouse. Buy our neighbours organic vegetables, enjoy fresh flowers in your tent from the flower farm above Le Camp, and ask us for recommendations on the best local activities and businesses to support.
We conserve water as this precious resource is all too often wasted in modern life. The waste water from the main showerhouse and washing machine is used to water the compost garden. The waste water from cleaning the pool filter (which is full of nutrients) is used to water the flowers. We don’t water the lawns! In 2018 we switched to a new laundry service which uses 1/3 of the water that a domestic washing machine uses.
Utilising our resources
We compost everything, from the huge piles of fallen oak leaves in Autumn, to your used barbeque charcoal and fire ash, to the coffee grounds from breakfast. Our resident goats make light work of fruit and veg peelings and turn them into fantastic fertiliser. They also help us keep the weeds down!
Minimising light pollution
Total darkness and star gazing is a real treat here so we minimise light pollution with soft solar lighting. Please bring your own torch if you want to explore camp after dark!
Journalist Samantha David shares her favourite French campsites, in The Connexion magazine
Le Camp featured in The Guardian Travel's article "Aquatic bliss: 10 of Europe’s best holiday sites with natural pools”
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