La Paille Basse

from £16.70 to £56.40 Per unit


  • A popular site for families

    Great site for families

  • A great site for walking

    Top site for walking

  • Campsites with swimming pools and/or play areas

    Great site for pools & play areas

Plenty of room in peaceful country surroundings, great for active families

This classic Castels site, built on an old farmstead hamlet of great character and charm, offers modern facilities in an idyllic setting with open views. Busy, yet relaxed, the site has something for all nature-lovers – young children love the pet farm, while the active enjoy the group walks or cycling through the woods, and for everyone the pool provides a great area to relax in, with panoramic views of the wooded hills and valley. Children are especially well catered for on site with organised games, shows and indoor discos in high season. In low season this is a lovely haven and a convenient base for exploring the best parts of the Dordogne and Lot valleys, both within easy reach.

Owned and run by Olivier Bonneval, English spoken. Member of Castels chain.


Hillside and hilltop woodland setting. Dordogne river 5 miles, Souillac 5 miles, Sarlat 17 miles, Rocamadour 15 miles, A20 motorway 6 miles. Modern facilities set in the restored buildings of a former medieval hilltop hamlet of three farms

Local transport (2017): none available in the locality. Train station in Souillac.


Good-sized pitches on hard ground; open, shaded and part-shaded; some also with water and drainage; electricity 16A. Premium pitches include free wi-fi, fridge, garden furniture and gas BBQ.


Low Season
Take advantage of great low prices!! Popular with campers from all over Europe; good services, most operating all season.

High Season
Plenty of room in peaceful country surroundings, great for active families.

Worth noting
- 2018, 21.7-25.8 maximum unit length 9m

- BBQs permitted

- Dogs welcome

- Please note that some facilities may not be available for the full opening period of the campsite

- Fridge hire and ice pack freezing

- THE SITE BARRIER is open from 0800 to 2300

Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities

Flat to reception. Flat access to special unisex washrooms including: shower with grab rail and seat; washbasin with grab rails, lever taps, low level mirror; standard wc with grab rail. Main facilities / some touring pitches on flat / slightly sloping hilltop; rest of site in terraced / steeply sloping woodland; main routes / pathways loose gravel. Small step to bar/restaurant. Flat access to shop. Swimming pool access by ramp/special gate.


La Paille Basse has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Outdoor pools

    Outdoor pools

  • Paddling pool

    Paddling pool

  • Restaurant


  • Shop


  • Tennis courts

    Tennis courts

  • Activities and entertainment

    Activities and entertainment

  • Washing machines

    Washing machines

  • Wi-fi not on pitches (charge).

    Wi-fi not on pitches (charge).

  • Waterslide


  • Bar


  • Snacks and take-away

    Snacks and take-away

  • Play area

    Play area

  • Cycle hire

    Cycle hire

  • Modern wash blocks

    Modern wash blocks

  • Site organised excursions during July & August

    Site organised excursions during July & August


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Last time we stayed, four years ago we loved it here. It's a great location.

This review is for La Paille Basse

Last time we stayed, four years ago we loved it here. It's a great location. Unfortunately since then it seems to have gone downhill, far too busy so it was noisy and the swimming pool was packed. In this respect you'd be ok off season but the toilet blocks were in a poor state of repair and not cleaned frequently or thoroughly enough. Restaurant is excellent though , not cheap but top notch food.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 2
  • Facilities: 4
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Large site situated on hillside. Access up large winding road.

This review is for La Paille Basse

Large site situated on hillside. Access up large winding road. Good facilities for families. Music can be loud and heard quite a way from club. Our pitch was up stepped hillside and approach road steep. Trouble accessing pitch. Really not a suitable pitch to allocate to a large caravan. Pitch big enough but nearly burned clutch out getting on it. Debris from trees constantly hitting roof. Mobile homes and camping pitches spread out through woodlands. Lots of attractions worth visiting. Loved scenery. Shops within easy reach. Shop on site small and little expensive.

  • Towing: Moderate
  • Location: Country
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 3
  • Facilities: 4


Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.

Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.

Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.

Contact Centre Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

(Closed 1.00pm-1.30pm on Wednesday, closed Bank Holidays)

More information on pricing can be found here.