Spirit of Le Camp

 

 

Our Ethos | Stylish & Sustainable
 

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.

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.

We conserve water as this precious resource is all too often wasted in modern life, which is why our tents have composting toilets. The waste water from the main showerhouse and washing machine is used to water the flower garden. The waste water from cleaning the pool filter (which is full of nutrients) is used to water the veggie patch. We water the climbing plants around the seating area with our own staff shower water. 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 would use.

We compost everything, from the 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 keep the weeds down without the use of any chemicals.

Total darkness is a real treat here so we minimise light pollution with soft solar lighting.

These are just a few examples of the steps that we have taken to create a small and sustainable business.