The champagne corks were popping here last summer when we celebrated receiving a 3 star rating from the French tourist board!
When we arrived in Chalandray 2 years earlier to start our new life in France , we had bought the campsite as a going concern but with only a one star rating. Having worked in law and engineering in the UK, it was a complete change of lifestyle for both us and our children who were both thrown in at the deep end in their new French schools.
Although it was a big career change, we both had plenty of experience and fantastic memories of camping in France during our childhood and then with our own children. There’s nothing better for a family holiday!
During two years of hard work and with a lot of investment, we have rejuvenated the campsite. A new bar, sun terrace and boules court have been constructed and a woodfired pizza oven has been installed where Henry can be found creating his masterpieces twice a week! Luxury showers have been created and the toilet block renovated.
The other big change is the glamping area we have created in our beautiful woodland. We started by offering two traditional Mongolian yurts and two bell tents, both beautifully decorated and with their own fully equipped outdoor kitchen area. Last summer we expanded with two luxurious safari lodges, a gorgeous little vintage caravan and a spacious mobile home. We’re confident there’s something to suit everybody’s taste and budget!
The last couple of years have been hard work but packed full of memorable experiences and fun times and we have loved meeting so many wonderful guests and making new friends. Roll on summer 2019!