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A little French oasis: nature and charm

5.00 (2 reviews) Verified Castelnau d'Auzan, Occitania, France #s007821

Ways to spend the night

  • Tent

  • Caravan

  • Van

  • Motorhome

  • Lodge

  • Equipped tent

About this campspace

Discover the magic of Le Poteau: friendly campsite and gites in Occitania, France

Come and experience the magic of Le Poteau, a small campsite and gîtes in Occitanie that promises a warm welcome and exceptional facilities. We strive to offer you a unique experience with a few little touches that make all the difference. Our aim is to ensure you have a relaxing and rewarding holiday in the Occitanie region, with just enough to keep you entertained. At Le Poteau, great friendships are formed and we pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere in Occitania.

To enrich your stay in Occitanie, we have established partnerships with many local businesses. Some of these are available to visit during your stay in Occitanie, while others come to us to offer you an even richer experience.

Our highlights include:

Delicious meals in our orchard in Occitanie, prepared with mainly local produce
Tasting of great local wines in Occitania
Daily delivery of fresh bread and pastries in Occitanie
A small but charming swimming pool in Occitania
Weekly organic vegetable stand on site in Occitania, grown only 50 metres away
Possibility to meet a local masseuse in Occitania for unforgettable moments of relaxation
Many suggestions on places to visit and things to do in Occitanie, in this beautiful and little-known region of France
Join us at Le Poteau in Occitanie and discover a unique stay, where every detail is thought of for your comfort and satisfaction. Book now for an unforgettable holiday in our little corner of paradise in Occitania!

Perfect for...

Those seeking a corner of France where the magic remains. For people who love tradition, great hospitality, vibrant markets, amazing local produce & beautiful countryside and villages.

Amenities

  • Drinking water

  • BBQ

  • Hot water

  • Refrigerator

  • Dishwashing sink

  • Dining table

About this campspace

Discover the magic of Le Poteau: friendly campsite and gites in Occitania, France

Come and experience the magic of Le Poteau, a small campsite and gîtes in Occitanie that promises a warm welcome and exceptional facilities. We strive to offer you a unique experience with a few little touches that make all the difference. Our aim is to ensure you have a relaxing and rewarding holiday in the Occitanie region, with just enough to keep you entertained. At Le Poteau, great friendships are formed and we pride ourselves on our friendly atmosphere in Occitania.

To enrich your stay in Occitanie, we have established partnerships with many local businesses. Some of these are available to visit during your stay in Occitanie, while others come to us to offer you an even richer experience.

Our highlights include:

Delicious meals in our orchard in Occitanie, prepared with mainly local produce
Tasting of great local wines in Occitania
Daily delivery of fresh bread and pastries in Occitanie
A small but charming swimming pool in Occitania
Weekly organic vegetable stand on site in Occitania, grown only 50 metres away
Possibility to meet a local masseuse in Occitania for unforgettable moments of relaxation
Many suggestions on places to visit and things to do in Occitanie, in this beautiful and little-known region of France
Join us at Le Poteau in Occitanie and discover a unique stay, where every detail is thought of for your comfort and satisfaction. Book now for an unforgettable holiday in our little corner of paradise in Occitania!

Food and drink

  • Drinking water

    Drinking water is available on-site and at the dish-wash areas
  • BBQ

    A BBQ is available for guests in our orchard, or one can be hired for use on your pitch
  • Hot water

    Piping hot water is available in all of our facilities
  • Refrigerator

    We have a free fridge available for guests, or one can be hired for use on your pitch
  • Dishwashing sink

    With loads of hot water
  • Dining table

    We have both a table undercover and out in our orchard available for our guests to use

Comfort & Fun

  • Fire basket

    Available for hire, although we also use fire pits in the orchard some nights - usually accompanied by singing and guitars
  • Decorative lights

    We have sloar lights throughout the site, but try too keep it low so that you can enjoy the wonderful night sky we get here
  • Swimming pool

    We have a 7m above-ground swimming pool located between the vineyard and our wooded area
  • Hammock

    We love hammocks and have them dotted around the site for guests
  • WiFi

    We have a good, free wifi available throughout the site

Sanitation

  • Toilet

    Since we arrived, we have upgraded our toilets and we're very proud of them!
  • Hot shower

    Spacious, spotlessly clean, warm and welcoming
  • Cold shower

    If you really want one!

Electricity

  • Electricity

    10A outlets at each pitch
  • Phone charging station

    Just plug your phone in and charge it for free

For RVs

  • RV Dump station

    Available 1KM away

Pet-friendly

  • Pets allowed

    We have a large, fenced dog walking field. We ask that pets are kept on a lead in all other areas as we have free-range chickens wandering round the site

In case of rain

  • Rain shelter

    We have 2 covered areas with tables for visitors to use if it does rain

Family-friendly

  • Animals on site

    Over the years we have rescued a nuber of animals which otherwise wouldn't be enjoying their retirement! We have free-range chickens, donkeys and cats who have decided that they live here now

Parking

  • Parking on site

    Close to the pitches

Views

  • Sunrise view

    The sun rises over our village's church spire
  • Sunset view

    Sunset is over the vines which surround Le Poteau
  • Forest view

    Not a forest, but like all of the Gers, there's trees, tress, trees everywhere
  • Field view

    We are surrounded by vineyards

Seating area

  • Picnic table

    Located in our orchard - feel free to help yourself to our apples, plums, pears, figs, grapes etc
  • Outdoor seating area

    Located in our orchard - feel free to help yourself to our apples, plums, pears, figs, grapes etc

Available pitch types

Select check-in and check-out dates to see available pitches.

Instant book

Camping pitch

Bring your own
  • Tent

  • Caravan

  • Van

  • Motorhome

All of our spacious and level camping pitches have 10A electricity, free wifi, fabulous and clean toilets and showers as well as the peace and quiet and incredible wildlife that you can expect in the Gers.

from per night
Max. people
2 persons
Pitches
9 pitches

Camping pitch

  • Tent

    With your Tent

  • Caravan

    With your Caravan

  • Van

    With your Van

  • Motorhome

    With your Motorhome

All of our spacious and level camping pitches have 10A electricity, free wifi, fabulous and clean toilets and showers as well as the peace and quiet and incredible wildlife that you can expect in the Gers.

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Closing periods: Yearly 01-10 → 30-04

Can guests place their tent/van wherever they wish? no

Min. number of nights: 1

Child price applies from this age: 0

Child price applies to this age: 18

Guest can book the same day until: 12:00 am

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excluding Campspace fees). If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

We try to keep rules to a minimum, please keep your dog on a lead, respect the site and relax and enjoy yourself.

Pets allowed: yes
We have a large, fenced dog walking field. We ask that pets are kept on a lead in all other areas as we have free-range chickens wandering round the site

Max. people
2 persons
Pitches
9 pitches

Instant book

Etoile - 2 bedroom gite

  • Lodge

A very comfortable gite with 2 double bedrooms plus a double bed-settee, in a secluded setting with a wonderful view from the spacious terrace of our lovely local village.

from € 68.00 per night
Max. people
6 persons
Pitches
1 pitch
50m2

Etoile - 2 bedroom gite

  • Lodge

    Lodge

A very comfortable gite with 2 double bedrooms plus a double bed-settee, in a secluded setting with a wonderful view from the spacious terrace of our lovely local village.

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Min. number of nights: 2

Child price applies from this age: 3

Child price applies to this age: 16

Min. number of days that can be booked in advance: 2

Number of beds: 2

Size per pitch: 50m2

Surface

  • Grass

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excluding Campspace fees). If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

We try to keep rules to a minimum, please keep your dog on a lead, respect the site and relax and enjoy yourself.

Pets allowed: yes
We have a large, fenced dog walking field. We ask that pets are kept on a lead in all other areas as we have free-range chickens wandering round the site

Max. people
6 persons
Pitches
1 pitch
50m2

Instant book

Hirondelle - 1 bedroom gite

  • Lodge

A very comfortable gite with 1 double bedrooms plus a double bed-settee, in a secluded setting with a wonderful view from the spacious terrace of our lovely local village.

from € 58.00 per night
Max. people
4 persons
Pitches
1 pitch
30m2

Hirondelle - 1 bedroom gite

  • Lodge

    Lodge

A very comfortable gite with 1 double bedrooms plus a double bed-settee, in a secluded setting with a wonderful view from the spacious terrace of our lovely local village.

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Closing periods: 01-05-2023 → 04-05-2023

Min. number of nights: 2

Child price applies from this age: 0

Child price applies to this age: 18

Min. number of days that can be booked in advance: 2

Number of beds: 1

Size per pitch: 30m2

Surface

  • Grass

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excluding Campspace fees). If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

We try to keep rules to a minimum, please keep your dog on a lead, respect the site and relax and enjoy yourself.

Pets allowed: yes
We have a large, fenced dog walking field. We ask that pets are kept on a lead in all other areas as we have free-range chickens wandering round the site

Max. people
4 persons
Pitches
1 pitch
30m2

Instant book

Nature Pitches

Bring your own
  • Tent

  • Van

Our simpler, closer to nature pitches just beside the main campsite.

from per night
Max. people
5 persons
Pitches
5 pitches
25m2

Nature pitches

  • Tent

    With your Tent

  • Van

    With your Van

Our simpler, closer to nature pitches just beside the main campsite.

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Closing periods: Yearly 01-09 → 01-07 ,
Yearly 01-10 → 30-04

Can guests place their tent/van wherever they wish? no

Min. number of nights: 1

Child price applies from this age: 3

Child price applies to this age: 16

Guest can book the same day until: 12:00 am

Size per pitch: 25m2

Surface

  • Grass

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excluding Campspace fees). If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

We try to keep rules to a minimum, please keep your dog on a lead, respect the site and relax and enjoy yourself.

Pets allowed: yes
We have a large, fenced dog walking field. We ask that pets are kept on a lead in all other areas as we have free-range chickens wandering round the site

Max. people
5 persons
Pitches
5 pitches
25m2

Instant book

Spacious Equipped Tent

  • Equipped tent

Our very roomy equipped tent is both practical and comfortable. For those who love to camp but prefer not to carry all their kit or for those who like a little more comfort with a luxury mattress and sun loungers - it's a great way to get a super camping experience. We provide bedding, towels, co

from € 40.00 per night
Max. people
4 persons
Pitches
1 pitch
35m2

Spacious equipped tent

  • Equipped tent

    Equipped tent

Our very roomy equipped tent is both practical and comfortable. For those who love to camp but prefer not to carry all their kit or for those who like a little more comfort with a luxury mattress and sun loungers - it's a great way to get a super camping experience. We provide bedding, towels, co

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Min. number of nights: 3

Child price applies from this age: 3

Child price applies to this age: 16

Min. number of days that can be booked in advance: 2

Number of beds: 2

Size per pitch: 35m2

Surface

  • Grass

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excluding Campspace fees). If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

We try to keep rules to a minimum, please keep your dog on a lead, respect the site and relax and enjoy yourself.

Pets allowed: yes
We have a large, fenced dog walking field. We ask that pets are kept on a lead in all other areas as we have free-range chickens wandering round the site

Max. people
4 persons
Pitches
1 pitch
35m2

Your host, Alasdair & Fiona

5.00 (2 reviews)

Acceptance rate: 100%

We are a Scottish couple who took over Le Poteau in January 2017, after falling in love with it one early Autumn afternoon in 2015.
Alasdair has had two careers before arriving at Le Poteau. Pursuing his love of food, he started off as a chef and then moved into hotel management. His second career saw him become a director of a number of education companies, mainly looking to help learners to develop and access worthwhile careers.

Fiona started her career in software marketing. She learned a lot – including the fact that she didn’t want a career in software marketing. While making up her mind about her future career, she made a sudden and fairly random decision to find a job in France. She spent a challenging (having to learn French from scratch) but amazing year working for a lovely family near to Lyon and formed lifelong friendships. This instilled in her a love of France, it’s wonderful culture and kind, welcoming people. On returning to the UK she trained as a teacher. For the past nine years she has been Head Teacher of a Primary School near Newcastle; a great job, working with incredible children.

Tips

  • We're convinced that the world's best-value restaurant is in our village.

  • Visit the circular medieval bastide town of Fourcès, Its circular plan makes it unique in the Gers

  • Our nearest town, Eauze has a fabulous weekly market with a very large food area

  • We enjoy visiting the bar at our village's lake, a great atmosphere with a large outdoor terrace to watch the sun go down

  • Bar du Marche in Eauze has a great selection of local wines and a wonderful tapas inspired menu

Reviews

Ellen

Tell us about your experience
Had a very pleasant stay at this campspace. Nice quiet campsite with super sanitary facilities.

How was the contact with the host?
The contact was pleasant. They are very nice. Have nice tips. And we got a delicious welcome drink.

Tips for new guests?
Eating at the night market in Sos with the locals. The ice cream parlor in an idyllic location in Larressingle.

August 2023 · Translated from dutch

J.C

Tell us about your experience
Very nice charming campsite with spacious uncultivated pitches. Alasdair is a good cook and we had a really delicious meal at a long table. The shower is spotless and the atmosphere on the campsite is extremely good. Because we are with a camper and are not staying anywhere longer than 6 nights, we will continue, but we certainly would have liked to stay here longer.

How was the contact with the host?
Alasdair and Fiona are very pleasant friendly hardworking people who understand how to make a campsite a nice place.

Tips for new guests?
When Alasdair cooks...subscribe :)

July 2023 · Translated from dutch

Host Alasdair & Fiona has responded

Thank you for your lovely review. We really appreciate it and are delighted that you are enjoying your stay.

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Surroundings

At this campspace
  • Chickens

  • Orchard

  • Vineyard

What you can find in the area
  • Lake

  • Mountains

  • Urban area

Ways to spend the day
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    Hiking

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    Wine or beer tasting

At this campspace

  • Chickens

    Our free-range chickens are old ladies which we rescue from battery farms and which would have been put down otherwise. We just love them (so please keep dogs on a lead when in the campsite)
  • Orchard

    Our orchard is used to serve our evening meals and as a chill-out area for guests
  • Vineyard

    Our swimming pool is located beside the vines and there is a nice, short walk around the vineyard

What you can find in the area

  • Lake

    Our lovely little village has a large fishing lake with a lovely path all the way round (with a bar/cafe for a drink at the end)
  • Mountains

    The beautiful Pyrenees are only a 90 minute drive away
  • Urban area

    1 hour drive to the nearest 'big' town. 2 hours drive to Bordeaux & Toulouse
  • Forest

    The Gers is famous for its forested areas
  • Vegetable garden

    We have a fabulous organic vegetable garden just 50m away. Once a week, they provide an organic vegetable stall in the campite
  • Vineyard

    We're surrounded by vineyards which provide great wines, Armagnac and Floc
  • Birds

    The range of wild birds in the area is fabulous. Bring your binoculars

Ways to spend the day

  • Hiking

    Fabulous choice of beautiful walks through ever-changing landscapes either directly from Le Poteau or within a short drive
  • Cycling

    Quiet roads, beautiful scenery and towns with great restaurants. Either bring your own bikes or we can arrange bike-hire direct from the campsite
  • Wine or beer tasting

    Wine, Armagnac and Floc - directly from the small artisan producers who love to welcome visitors
  • Horseback riding

    There are a number of stables in our immediate vicinity
  • Swimming

    Either in our own pool or there is a wonderful, outdoor, heated pool at the village
  • Sightseeing

    There is hidden beauty around every corner. Explore this hidden gem.
  • Visiting nearby towns

    Lots of 'Plus Beau Villages' and market towns surround Le Poteau.
  • Wildlife watching

    Deer, red squirrels, wild boar, bee catchers, coypu, owls, woodpeckers, hoopoe - and that's just on the campsite!
  • Fishing

    A very good (and cheap) fishing lake within a 5-minute walk of the campsite
  • Wellness and sauna

    We have a wonderful local masseuse who will visit you on-site
  • Sports like pingpong or volleyball

    The elite athlete can enjoy a game of boules and darts
  • Board games and puzzles

    A selection is available for all guests
  • Outdoor cooking

    BBQ in the orchard

Sustainability

  • Waste separation

  • Self-grown food

  • Food products from locals in the region

  • Solar panels

  • Green power

  • Organic cleaning products

  • Water-saving measures

The flowers, plants and grass on our site are only watered using recycled water and non-drinking water.

Additional info

Cancellation Policy

Guests who cancel at least 14 days before check-in will receive a refund of the amount paid by them (excluding Campspace fees). If they cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, they will receive a 50% refund. Otherwise they will not be refunded.

Rules

We try to keep rules to a minimum, please keep your dog on a lead, respect the site and relax and enjoy yourself.


We have a large, fenced dog walking field. We ask that pets are kept on a lead in all other areas as we have free-range chickens wandering round the site

Checking in and out

Check-in between: 2:00 pm–8:00 pm
Check-out between: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

Closing periods

Camping pitch
Yearly 01-10 → 30-04


Hirondelle - 1 bedroom gite
01-05-2023 → 04-05-2023


Nature Pitches
Yearly 01-09 → 01-07
Yearly 01-10 → 30-04


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