August 4, 2021
Estelle - Luxury 5m Bell Tent
We had a wonderful stay at La Toile Sous Les Etoiles with our almost 2-year-old daughter. She loved looking for small insects and animals around our private garden (slugs, snails, spiders, grasshoppers...) and walking around freely everywhere on the campsite.
The attention to detail of Olivia and Nigel is really remarkable. Everything looks great, works perfectly and is beautiful. Some examples: a handcart to get your luggage from the car parking to your tent, a welcome bottle of wine, a coolbox to get your stuff from and to the fridge, the quality of the private bathroom, the bread delivery service in the morning, the small shop at the reception, the warm welcome, the optional social events, tips and info for trips around the area, kindling wood for your personal fireplace...
We'd really love to come back and have the experience for a 2nd time! We also definitely recommend La Toile Sous Les Etoiles for families with young children: they will love it!
Thank you Olivia and Nigel, and see you next time!
We had a fantastic week at La Toile with our two girls aged 3 and 6. It was everything we hoped for and more!
The bell tents, spaciously set in a wild flower meadow with plenty of privacy, are well appointed, comfortable and beautifully decorated with antique French furniture and handmade touches. The outdoor kitchen with gas rings is a great addition and provided some much needed shade on hot days. We also loved cooking on our Kadai Fire bowl and toasting marshmallows in the evenings. The private bathroom, own fridge with cool box and swimming pool are a massive plus when camping, and set this site apart from others we were considering. The communal spaces have been sympathetically restored, and there are plenty of seating areas around the old barn if you want to eat a meal away from your tent. We particularly enjoyed the pizza night where you get to make your own pizza and watch it cook in the old bread oven.
Olivia and Nigel are the perfect hosts, friendly and genuine, nothing seemed too much trouble. They gave us daily advice on places to go which were suitable for children. We went to several lovely lakes with beaches and a market, all within an hour's drive. There's also helpful information and leaflets in the reception area, and an honesty shop for any essentials, the ice creams were a winner with our girls.
This is by far the best glamping experience we've had and we wouldn't hesitate to book again!
September 10, 2019
Galileo - Super 7m Luxury Bell Tent
La Toile was everything we had hoped for and we highly recommend it to anyone who is considering it.
Firstly, the site was amazing. The field and tents were laid out in a very clever was to ensure privacy for the tents whilst the swimming pool / play area were a good place for the children to play and have fun. The tents was great. It had everything that we needed, the beds were comfortable and the Kadai fire bowl was great for cooking.
Nigel and Olivia were amazing hosts. They always ensured we had everything that we needed and that we had plans for the day. The pizza evenings were great (you made your own and Nigel cooked them in the old bread oven) and enabled everyone to get to know each other.
Within about an hour fro the campsite there were lots of places to visit and things to do. Closer by there were local markets and several walks form the campsite itself.
Overall, we cannot recommend La Toile enough. We had such a fun, relaxing and enjoyable week, I'm sure we'll be back soon.
September 3, 2019
We were warmly welcomed by Nigel and Olivia on our arrival and they were the perfect hosts throughout our stay. A lovely bottle of fizz, home cooked cookies and a welcome bag for the kids were lovely touches and greatly appreciated when we first arrived.
Every day Nigel and Olivia provided us with great tips on what to do and how to really make the most our stay. We all loved the pizza evening and the night we sat around the campfire chatting to the other guests whilst the kids toasted marshmallows and explored the starry sky with the help of Nigel telescope.
The campsite itself is very peaceful and its easy to relax in the many spaces on offer throughout the campsite. The tents are beautifully decorated (as are all areas) and Inside the tent you will find absolutely everything you would need.
There was a fire pit to cook on as well as an additional range in the barn so it made cooking very easy and convenient.
Its a wonderful place to relax, take in nature, let children run wild and to make new friends.
August 22, 2019
This holiday was everything we hoped for and more. After a long drive down from Tours, we were relieved to find we had found the right place as we turned into the parking area only to be greeted with a personalised welcome sign designating our parking space. We then met our hosts Nigel and Olivia who went on to show us round the site and our amazing bell tent for the week. The welcome we received was above and beyond our expectations, with nice touches such as a bottle of fizz on arrival and goody bags for the kids. The homemade biscuits went down a treat! Olivia and Nigel have thought of everything..from your own dedicated bathroom and fridge to a bottle opener on the fridge room wall.
The pizza nights are incredible, and as it was on the night we arrived it gave us a chance to meet everyone else. Our children enjoyed meeting the other children and loved the outdoor cinema and ice cream. We had a star gazing /marsh mellow toasting night which was thoroughly enjoyed by all, the children played with the other children to dusk and the adults enjoyed star gazing and looking through Nigel's telescope and chatting over a wine. We had a threat of storms one night and Nigel set up a movie for the children and the adults sampled local cheese and wine. The next morning the weather was a little grim and Nigel treated everyone to fresh croissants/choc au pains. Our boys loved the swimming pool, games area and catching bugs in the bug jar Nigel had made. Our little boys made some lovely friendships and got the most out of every minute of the day playing with their new friends in the meadow but we knew they were in sight. Memories they have made on this holiday i am sure will last them a life time. We definitely hope to be back.
ps we are missing noodle the dog!
Our stay with Nigel and Olivia was a real treat, the tents were comfortable and well furnished and the location was beautiful and very relaxing. Nigel and Olivia, seem to be constantly working on ideas to make their guests stay as enjoyable as possible - home made pizza night (great for socialising), star-gazing etc. The site is very safe allowing children to explore and make friends. 20 guests in total which means that the campsite is friendly and not too busy.
Deserves the 5 star reviews - we'd love to return to this camp site.