We know how important the pool can be on some holidays: having a daily dip can even be the difference between armbands on Day One and bare arms by Day Seven.

This one is open for eleven hours (9am until 8pm); the main one’s 14m x 6m, the paddling pool’s 4m x 4m. Drip-drying and slow-baking’s simple too: its surrounding decked area and paved terraces face south. There are great views, loungers, parasols and two showers (as well as an ‘evier Perigordine’ – traditional kitchen sink carved from a single piece of stone).

There’s a secure fence around the pool but and the campsite don’t employ a lifeguard; so if your child’s less than 12 they’ll need an adult with them. 

Cosy Nook Café
This is in a converted barn whose atmosphere derives in part from careful restoration (the warm glow of honey-hued stone), in part from delicious smells (fresh bread and croissants early on, simple, local food later) and in part from the background buzz of activity (there’s WiFi in here, as well as holiday reading and local info).

Part of the Cosy Nook’s devoted to an indoor playroom (The Grange) for children of five and under.

Playing Out (children)
You’ll find a fully equipped children’s playground right next to the pool. It features  slides, swings, seesaw, climbing frames, sandpit and Wendy House as well as table tennis, volley ball and badminton net (you just need to ask for the table-tennis and badminton things from the bar).

Playing Out (adults)
There’s a full-size all-weather tennis court, too. It’s free to use: bring your own stuff or borrow it from the bar. Anyone can use it but, like the pool, if you’re under twelve you’ll need to be there with an adult.

If you fancy something less strenuous, there’s always boules. If you’re serious enough to have your own, feel free. Otherwise, ask at the bar (ask them for mini-boules for mini-players too).

Toilets, showers, washing and laundry
The toilets and showers (including disabled access) never close and the hot water’s free. There are wash basins, washing up areas and a family shower room with baby change table, baby bath and foot stools. The laundrette’s washing machines are token-operated, and there are chemical toilet and grey water disposal points on site too.