MEET THE TEAM
Let us introduce you to the family Bann, James, Sarah, Matthew and the three Musketeers; Willow, Oakley and Truffle. Read about the team below.
James runs the farm and can regularly be seen messing about with various bits of agricultural equipment. He likes nothing better than jumping in the tractor and heading off to plough, cut for hay or bale straw or looking after the sheep and cows. He always has time for a chat or pass the time of day with our guests with a rubbish joke or amusing anecdote, and is happy to help if anyone has a problem. He is also the BBQ king of the campsite having done a few pig roasts on the spit. When he has time, which isn’t as often as he would like, he likes going out for a bike ride around the area.
Also known as the chicken lady! Sarah is generally in charge of the poly tunnels and allotment but likes to keep an eye on the chickens and chicks. She is usually the first person you speak to when getting in touch, or meet when arriving on site. Generally Sarah is the one who cuts the grass to make sure the pitches are ready to welcome our next guests. Sarah also likes to make her own bread and pizza dough but will tell you the local boulangeries in Charroux and Pressac make beautiful French bread and patisseries which really must be tried.
Once known as ‘Professor Messer’ when we first arrived in France in 2016 he has grown up a bit! Having gone through the French school system since he was 10 he is now fluent in French and following a career in agriculture having gained an excellent grade in his ‘Bac Pro’. He loves to help James with the various farming jobs when he is home from his studies and can drive the tractor with ease. Matthew is looking to follow a career in agriculture breeding pedigree bull calves and rams. He loves fishing locally and can help advise our guests who want to fish too.
Willow Truffle Oakley
Willow, Oakley and Truffle
These three beautiful, black Labradors are our official welcoming committee, although we do make sure our guests are happy to meet the dogs before we let them say hello. Willow, on the left, is the grandma at 11 years old and is mother to Oakley, on the right, who is 5. Truffle, the big boy in the middle, is Oakley’s son and is 1 year old now. They all love everybody and just love checking up on our guests. Unfortunately we have discovered that Truffle has a tendency to help himself to shoes or wellies, so we do have to keep an eye on him and thankfully he hasn’t shredded any yet!
Possibly the nicest site I have stayed at in all my years of camping. Quiet & basic, just how it should be with the perfect hosts. Back very soon. Really enjoyed feeding the chickens and ducks.
John, Sarah and family
If you’re looking for a place of relaxation, to recharge the batteries, home from home, then you’re in the right place. Warm and friendly family on hand for local guidance or advice. The chickens are a bonus.
Glyn, Wendy and family.
Bedankt voor het gasturÿe ont vangst. En we wensen jullie succes met het voort zetten van d/eze camping. Het was een eer om jullie eerste gasten te zÿn. De groete van
Gert & Victor