Manzac Ferme

Europe France Aquitaine Dordogne

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Electrical hook-ups
  • Laundry
  • Dogs welcome
  • Adults only
  • Beaches nearby
  • Good walks nearby
A tranquil, adults-only, woodland hideaway in the beautiful Dordogne region

Listen... can you hear it? No? That, camping compadres, is the sound of silence. Unadulterated peace and quiet in the heart of the tranquil Dordogne. That, people, is the sound of Manzac Ferme.

Nestled smack-bang in the middle of the sprawling Perigord Limousin National Park (eight scenic hour's drive from Calais), Manzac Ferme is the very epitome of rural seclusion. Fringed by thick woodland, this is a true oasis of tranquility, accessible via near-deserted roads which snake their way to this herbaceous hideaway.  

This adults-only, dog-friendly site caters to the canvas contingent and the motorhome mob alike. The conscientious owners have thoughtfully limited their field to just 10 pitches, so there's ample room for everyone to relax. What's more the immaculately clean facilities (proper loos, laundry and hot showers) are more than able to cope.

Manzac Ferme and the surrounding Perigord Vert are abuzz with all manner of wildlife. From vibrant butterflies and patrolling eagles, to the abundant trout and grayling in the nearby River Bandiat, to the graceful deer emerging at dawn from the thick forest pines, a stay here offers a real back-to-nature experience. 

Despite the calming sense of remoteness, Manzac Ferme lies just 7km from one of the Perigord Vert's loveliest towns, Nontron – home of the famous folding knife and a number of other great attractions and culinary gems (the region is renowned for crêpes and confiture). It's also around an hour away from the legendary Cognac. And without any kids to worry about back at camp, it would be darn right rude not to indulge in a tipple or two....

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  • A low deposit of 30% to secure your booking
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Facilities

Free Wi-Fi across the site. Free hot showers, UK-style toilets, wash up, a book swap, information area, plus a dump point for septic tank friendly loos/grey water. Laundry available for a small fee. Campfires and charcoal BBQs not permitted as this is densely wooded area, but gas BBQs are fine.

Suitable For

Tents, trailer tents, motorhomes (up to 9 metres), caravans, well-behaved pets – yes. Sorry, no children – this is an adult only site. Maximum 4 to a pitch so group bookings subject to availability.

Nearby

The Périgord Limousin National Park is brimming with excellent walking and cycle trails – your hosts can provide maps. Just 25 minutes drive away lies the stunning town of Brantôme,  dubbed 'the Venice of France', where you can take a boat trip or hire a canoe to cruise down the River Dronne. Nearby, the ancient network of caves at Villars are home to some remarkable prehistoric paintings. You can also visit the battlefield where Richard the Lionheart was killed, in nearby Châlus. The village of Nontron (home of the famous folding-knife) is well worth a visit. If visiting in July, be sure to find out where in Périgord the annual Félibrée will be taking place. This celebration of Occitan language and culture is a huge occasion for the region, with the chosen town decorated with vibrant flowers, as revellers enjoy traditional music, dancing and singing along with Occitan dishes and drink.

Food & Drink

There are plenty of excellent eateries just a short drive from the site.   Nontron, 10 minutes away, is home to three large supermarkets that are open all day, while you can stock up on some of the region's celebrated produce at the Piégut market, which runs every Wednesday morning. There are also two excellent bakeries within a five minute drive for fresh croissants in the morning.

Open

June–September.

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The Owner Says

Hello from Manzac Ferme! We are a very small, family run site on the bank of the River Bandiat in the north of the Dordogne, offering you a beautifully peaceful and quiet "grown-ups" camping experience, within easy striking distance of the many attractions that this quieter part of the Dordogne has to offer.

Guests love the friendly, peaceful vibe on site, surrounded by natural woodland and wildlife. We pride ourselves on our facilities, which we are often told are some of the cleanest to be found in France!

We offer free site-wide wi-fi, which works everywhere on site, including inside your caravan, motorhome or tent. We also accept well behaved pets on site, and we have a wide range of walking options starting from Manzac to ensure both you and they are well exercised!

We are usually around to offer advice on the best places to eat, attractions to visit, places to walk, and lakes to swim in. If that all sounds like too much though, don't worry, we are also more than happy to let you just relax in the sunshine somewhere on our six acres! We look forward to giving you our famous Manzac welcome,  and seeing you on site soon!

Social Distancing Measures

  • Washrooms will be cleaned regularly as part of our standard cleaning protocol with the addition of hand sanitisers at the entrance which we would ask        you to use before entering.
  • Our campsite has only 11 spacious pitches and they are well spaced out from each other so you stay confident in being able to maintain social              distancing with minimum effort.
  • Manzac Ferme is in a beautiful quiet area for walking, cycling and just relaxing with no need to come into contact with anyone other than perhaps a trip to the Boulangerie or the supermarket, which if like us you go between 12.00 and 14.00 you are unlikely to meet many other people!

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Accommodation

6 hard standings for caravans, motorhomes and those who wish to park alongside their tent. A separate woodland camping area by the river Bandiat offers 4 secluded and large tent areas, with a separate car parking area, around 30–50 metres away (due to the woodland, car access to the tent area is not possible). All pitches (hard standing and grass) come with 6amp hookups.
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Woodland tent pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 4 5 Available
Woodland tent pitch with optional electric hookup, separate from caravan area

Hard standing caravan or tent pitch

Hard-Standing Pitch Sleeps 4 6 Available
Hard standing caravan or tent pitch with optional electric hookup. Suitable for caravans, motorhomes and tents for those who prefer to camp next to their car.

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Location

Contact Manzac Ferme, Manzac, 24300 Augignac, Dordogne, Aquitaine, France

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Getting There

Detailed directions on the website. GPS co-ordinates are as follows: 45.56199, 0.71948 (decimal) or 45deg 33'43.07"N 0deg 43'10.05"E - but they recommend guests take a look at instructions as GPS devices have a habit of taking guests through towns that may not be caravan or motorhome suitable! A bit tricky to reach by public transport. The nearest train station is Angouleme, a 45km drive away. Folks on a cycling holiday would be able to manage this, but there are no viable bus routes nearby.

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