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Europe France Limousin Creuse La Toile Sous Les Etoiles

  • Sleeps 5 (max 4 adults, 4 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Private Bathroom
  • Pet Friendly
Restored vintage caravan, sleeps upto 5 (inc children). Covered deck area with outdoor kitchen, garden area/BBQ/fire pit. Private allocated bathroom. (It is possible to increase the occupany by booking our 'Baby Bell' tent, furnished to accommodate upto 2 extra people. Best suited to children/teenagers, this can be booked under 'Extras'.)

The Owner Says

We are thrilled to announce a new addition to our accommodation offerings for 2020!
'Luna' is an early 1970's caravan and the interior is being re-designed to create quirky, stylish, fully equipped accommodation for upto 5 people.  Through the arched 'stable door', inside you will find a fixed standard double bed to your right.  Opposite is a sofa and at the far end to the left, beyond a pair of sliding doors is the original dinette area.  This can be converted into a second, slightly smaller double bed (130 x 220 cms) and with a child's single bed created from the 'sofa' the interior gives living space for a couple in luxury or a family in comfort.  Moving outside, a covered deck to the front will provide a comfortable dining area and an outdoor 'kitchen' with a double gas ring and a cool store (an adaptation of the original fridge from the caravan).  Luna will be positioned in a secluded corner of our site with a private garden area equipped with a Kadai Firebowl/Firepit, deckchairs, parasol etc.  The caravan itself is totally 'off grid', but Eco friendly low energy LED lighting is powered by a solar panel for convenience and candlepower for ambience.  (During cooler months, it will be possible to provide a mains-powered radiator).   Our current images, artist drawings etc will be updated with photography as the transformation progresses - NEW PHOTOS ADDED - the renovation is coming along nicely!
As with all our accommodation, in a nearby barn there is a luxuriously appointed private bathroom equipped with a double sized shower, WC and basin.
In another nearby building there are mains-powered fridges (one per tent/caravan) and charging points as well as a cool box for your use.
 A ‘Guest Barn’ is kitted out for our guests’ use, and is fully-equipped to cater for up to 20 people, complete with a range cooker. Part of this barn houses our original bread oven, in which we can cook you handmade pizzas on 'Pizza Night'. There's a medieval style marquee in the orchard for additional dining/socialising space and there's also a communal fire pit/barbecue area where everyone can get together for marshmallow toasting! A beautiful swimming pool surrounded by decking and more comfortable furniture. The site is perfect for star-gazing at night  as the light pollution here is some of the lowest experienced in Europe.

About La Toile Sous Les Etoiles

Suitable For

Glamping only. Max 20 guests on site at any one time. No campervans, caravans or own tents. Dogs and big groups welcome by prior arrangement.


It's 20 miles to Aubusson, world famous for its tapestries, with beautiful works of art on offer, galleries and plenty of restaurants and shops, as well as the main museum. There are nearby markets and chateaux for the archetypal French experience and a plethora of activities for families who fancy a spot of adventure. Drive around an hour to; Lac de Vassivière, the biggest lake in Limousin in the Regional Nature Park of Millevaches.  Cycle around the perimeter, sail, kayak or swim in the lake itself enjoying one of the many beaches along its' shore. Similarly, Sioule-Loisirs (27 miles) is a great multi-activity base in the Sioule Gorges, with canoes, kayaks and electric mountain bikes for hire.  The UNESCO World Heritage site 'Parc Naturel Régional des Volcans d'Auvergne' (www.parcdesvolcans.fr), provides many opportunities for outdoor activities, two theme parks and even paragliding!  The mountains of the 'Massif du Sancy', a ski resort in winter are, in summer, a natural theme park for walkers & cyclists, there's a summer luge and the cable car will take you to the summit (www.sancy.com).

Food & Drink

It's a 5 minute drive into Auzances, where there's a handful of small restaurants and cafés and a market on Tuesday mornings. Plus, all the basic essentials – three bakeries, a butcher's, a pharmacy, a bank, a post office, vets, a furniture shop... a lawn mower store! For groceries, head to the big Intermarché supermarket just on the other side of the village.  The summer months see the addition of a 'pop-up' bar and bistro by the small lake in Auzances, which is very popular with local people - what better recommendation can there be?  There are a number of other, charming 'Auberge' type restaurants within a 15 minute drive.  Each summer, local villages and towns hold antiques/bric-a-brac markets and their own annual fetes.  
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La Toile Sous Les Etoiles is located at La Chaux, 23700 Charron, Creuse, Limousin, France

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Getting There

Be warned, La Toile Sous Les Etoiles' address is misleading... especially if using a SatNav! It's best to head for the nearest town: Auzances (‘postcode’ 23700). The campsite is around 4km from the town centre. From Auzances follow the D988 towards Dontreix/Pontamur/Clermont Ferrand. After the downhill sweeping bends coming out of the town, you'll cross 2 bridges. After the second, take the second left (the D4A1 towards Vergheas). Follow this road for 2km, passing through the hamlet of Les Vernades, and continue up the hill and around a sharp right hand, then a left hand, bend. Just beyond these bends, you'll see a crossroads sign. Straight ahead you will see 2 entrances in front of you. Take the right hand of these, into a Toile Sous Les Etoiles' car parking area. It's 50 minutes to Montlucon, where you'll find the main railway hub. It's an hour to Clermont Ferrand Airport and 2 to Limoges Airport. By car, Caen is the nearest ferry port (5hrs 25 mins), while it takes 5hrs 50mins to Dieppe or Le Havre. Calais is around 7hrs by car.