August 10, 2022
Travel Light Camping
Fab place, we loved it. Tent is so well equipped both with kitchen equipment and comfy beds. Lovely friendly campsite, Great pool, excellent meals from Alasdair! Thank you for an excellent stay
August 6, 2022
Idyllic pitch in nature setting
Camping next to vines
Most pitches are level, nicely planted with trees to offer shade. Electric hook ups if required
August 3, 2022
Idyllic pitch in nature setting
What a beautiful setting - nestled amongst vineyards, the pitches are spacious, peaceful and shaded by trees, some having views across the countryside and of the nearby village rooftops. The facilities are recently renovated and immaculate. It is an idyllic place to camp.
The hosts really make the place what it is, paying attention to all the little details. We were welcomed with a glass of locally produced wine (you can order more of it from them by the carafe or bottle) and able to order freshly baked bread and pastries which were delivered each morning from the local boulangerie. We were also lucky to be there on one of the nights that the host was cooking a meal- so enjoyed dining with other campers.
Other highlights included the friendly animal companions- donkeys, chickens and cats; and the secluded swimming pool which you reach by walking through a vineyard.
The village itself as a short walk or cycle, with a pleasant square and a boulangerie, epicerie, bar, couple of restaurants, and a lovely lake and lakeside open air pool and tennis courts.
We could understand why so many campers keep going back, and expect we’ll be back int he future!
June 20, 2022
Idyllic pitch in nature setting
A very warm welcome and lovely site
Fantastic site, brilliant hosts who went above and beyond. Beautiful location. Easy walk to the village and local amenities. Thank you !
August 1, 2021
Tucked away in peaceful surroundings, Le Domaine de Poteau is a very special campsite: small and well cared for. Relaxed and friendly, clearly a favourite with their regulars, and has everything needed for a comfortable stay. Alasdair and Fiona were very welcoming and helpful with their local knowledge. The bell tent was spacious with a very comfortable bed. We stayed 2 nights, so missed the Saturday evening meal offered by Alasdair and Fiona but it sounded popular. Lots to see and visit within easy reach. A great place to stay.
One of the best if not THE best campsite visited in the last 45years of camping. Cannot think of a single negative issue. The owners are so welcoming, even offering a nice cool glass of local wine as an opener, everything that follows is just as 'tasty' (in camping terms).
Stands head and shoulders above most of the other campsites we have stayed in - can recommend with confidence!
We spent a fabulous week at the campsite last year. It is well laid out with plenty of room between pitches. Good facilities that are immaculately clean and kept clean all day. Lovely to just chill at the quiet site and use the pool, also lots to do in the local area, some great markets and a short walk into the village where you can supplies. The owners are excellent hosts, very welcoming and helpful. We are looking forward to going back.
After 6 nights at Le Poteau, I can truly say it's the best campsite we've ever stayed at. The setting is utterly beautiful - full of fruit trees and quiet spaces, and two very friendly donkeys!
From the moment we arrived, Alasdair and Fiona made us feel totally at home - providing a glass of delicious local wine on arrival, and sharing their absolute wealth of knowledge on the local area. We chose to stay in the equipped tent, which had everything we could possibly have wanted for our six night stay: a lovely comfortable double bed, cooking equipment, coffee, the lot!
We were so well looked after, I'm not even sure we can tell people we went 'camping'. From the fresh pastries delivered every morning, to the stunning meal Alasdair whipped up on the Sunday night, we couldn't fault the service.
We will 100% be returning and would urge anyone who's dithering to go ahead and book ASAP!
My girlfriend and i spent a month travelling around France staying in 10 campsites in total and this little gem stood sky high above all the rest- absolutely fantastic!! The couple that own it are extremely friendly (without being overbearing in any way), you get a welcome drink on arrival before they show you around the beautiful grounds that include a vineyard with a small swimming pool tucked away behind it. A couple of nights a week they offer a lovely 4 course meal at great value which gives you a chance to socialize with other guests. If we had come across this place at the start of our trip we probably would have stayed whole month!
Brilliant hosts. Great group meals Friday and Monday evenings where you get to socialise with all the other campers. Fiona and Alistair could not have made us more welcome. Gascony is a hidden gem and now my favourite part of france. I will definitely be back, and once the planned refurbishments have been completed it is a 5/5 from us. The donkies were a particular hit. Thanks for a great time. Amy and Bert x
My husband and I only had time for a short stay at 'Domaine Le Poteau' where the owners, Fiona & Alasdair, are wonderfully friendly and helpful. The facilities are spotless and very comfortable. It's rare to find such a feeling of privacy on a site but with the positioning of the plots and the well-kept natural surroundings, it felt like we were on our own personal retreat. We will return as soon as we can and cannot recommend this campsite highly enough. Thank you so much for helping us re-charge our batteries, literally and figuratively, in the beautiful Gers.
September 18, 2017
We could only stay a few days, on route (the long way round) to the Champagne region and Belgium, but it was well worth it to catch up with Alasdair and Fiona after so many years and to enjoy this fab site. Although we were mere aquaintances we were welcomed like old friends and soon discovered thats how everyone is treated. We loved the easy open garden feel of the place and the rustic but clean and perfectly serviceable facilities, the highlight was definitely the communal meal served up by the hosts in typically French style. The local village has a great open air pool and we swam under blue skies as distant storm clouds bubbled up and came to nothing. If only we could have stayed longer we would have loved to have explored more on our bikes, the roads being quiet and well surfaced and perfect for this. Next time we will book at least a week to make the most of it. A lovely spot, campsite and great hosts, see you again soon 10 out of 10 from us!
We stayed at Le Poteau in August this year, originally only going to stop for 4 nights and in the end we stayed another 4. Fiona and Alasdair were very welcoming when we arrived, offering us a choice of large pitches and a welcome drink after setting up! Excellent facilities with an always immaculately clean family bathroom and washing up area which is essential for families with small children. We went with a caravan so were fairly well self-contained but on a couple of nights there were good meals on offer. The site is just by a small village where there is a small supermarket, bakers, a large park and a good fishing lake. We had a lovely time, were made to feel welcome at the site and would definitely recommend a visit! Thank you.
Visited early on in the season. Had a great couple of days. The campsite is peacefull, relaxed and laid back. Pitches are a good size so you are not on top of one another. Alasdair and Fiona are excellent hosts, very sociable and work hard to make sure you have a good time. Lots of lovely villages to see in the area. Fantastic markets locally. Great local wine.