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Camping CosyCamp ****

General information

CosyCamp is an environmentally-friendly campsite, located near the village of Chamalières-sur-Loire in Haute-Loire on the banks of the Loire Sauvage. Come and live a glamping experience in a 4.5 hectare botanical garden where cars are not allowed. Large pitches, upscale atypical accommodation, a wellness area, outdoor swimming pools, swimming in the Loire, canoeing, games and bicycles available, and campfires. In short: everything you need for an exquisite holiday.

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Forested area on the Loire

CosyCamp is in a stunning forested area, right on the Loire. You'll find one nature reserve after the other in the area. The campsite is in between three French pearls: the regional nature reserve Livradois-Forez, regional nature reserve of Pilat, and the Monts d'Ardèche nature reserve. The campsite grounds are all about nature too. They have been designed with an emphasis on the relationship between people and nature. Totally environmentally-friendly. You'll find botanical gardens here, with the most extensive flora, and all the buildings are made from untreated wood.

Environmentally-friendly glamping

All of the rentals are also designed with conservation in mind. Don't be afraid that you'll have to spend the night in a small wooden hut, though. CosyCamp has the look of a luxury campsite. With very special rentals, including treehouses, lodges and gypsy wagons, you can definitely consider this 'glamping'. The pitches are spacious: the smallest is no less than 100 m².

Fresh, local food

At CosyCamp, simple, local and environmentally-friendly food is served. In the organic kitchen, they make their hamburgers from cows from the Haute-Loire, and every day, there's a special on the menu from the region. You can also have breakfast in the communal dining room, and order picnic baskets with fresh local produce.

9.3
Average score View 37 reviews
Outdoor swimming pool
Indoor swimming pool (heated)
Wifi 80-100% coverage
Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
all amenities
Detail information about this campsite

M. De Troyer "Ecological car-free campsite with large pitches and special accomodation (safari lodges, cottages on legs). Restaurant, indoor pool, massage, canoes available, campfire. 'Glamping' atmosphere. Outside the season motorhomes are allocated a certain area."

- Inspector Mr M. De Troyer

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Average rating: 9.3

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Toilet facilities
8.7
Staff
9.2
Price - quality comparison
9.3
Child friendliness
9.0
Entertainment
9.0
Sports facilities
8.5
Swimming pool
9.4
Food and drink
9.0
Surroundings
9.3

Robert, on this campsite in August 2019

8.0

Travelling party: Family with children <4 years

Liked - Overall set-up, staff, location
Disliked - Cold weather at night, food for dinner was mediocre
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Bruno - Twickenham, on this campsite in August 2019

9.8

Travelling party: Group of friends

Liked - Loved the position next to the river. Relaxed atmosphere and friendly hosts.
Disliked - Flies - but what can you do?
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J - England, on this campsite in August 2019

6.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Great pool
Large pitch
Amazing views

Disliked - The flies!
And no toilet seats!

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Daniel - Lichfield, on this campsite in August 2019

9.8

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - From the beginning our experience at Cosy Camp was excellent, the whole ambiance of the region and the camp itself was beautiful, nestled in a valley right on the river bank.
Everything about the camp and location is extremely kid friendly and we did not want for anything more. The food provided by the kitchens was of high quality and freshly cooked or prepared.

If you are looking for a back to nature experience in a relaxed yet stunning environment then this is for you.

Disliked - n/a
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Jane - Nottingam, on this campsite in August 2019

10.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Relaxed and friendly
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Lee - Horsham, on this campsite in August 2019

10.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - This is our 6th year at Cosy Camp and we especially like the pool, the location right on the Loire, the bar and restaurant with its family friendly menu, the clean toilets and showers and of course the friendly English speaking hosts and staff. The site is also car free which is great.
Disliked - It can get cold at night even in August so come prepared!
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isabelle maguire, on this campsite in August 2019

10.0

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - The ambiance, the wonderful staff (Richard et Sophie especially), the eco elements and little creative touches everywhere, insects, plants wildlife, fire, cafe, bar, pool, river, views, freedom and safety for the children, friendly people, great facilities.... people come again and again and for good reason. Merci.
Disliked - nothing at all.
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James - Isle of wight, on this campsite in August 2019

8.8

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Beautiful location. Loved the river! Good sized pitches. Nice ambiance and all the extra touches on site, including the kids bikes. Enjoyed eating in the restaurant and the plat du jour.
Disliked - Noise in the evenings - this is not a quiet site. Little respect from groups of families to other campers. On one particular night we were still being disturbed at 01:30 in the morning despite politely asking them to be quiet at 23:30. Perhaps a noise curfew would help and to include no amplified music? Guests appeared to bringing powerful speakers.
The flies in the restaurant/reception were a nuisance and put us off eating inside.

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Guy - Brighton, on this campsite in August 2019

8.8

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - Great site in a great area. Would justify multiple repeat visits to take it all in. We barely left the site, walked or kayaked to wherever we fancied going. Plenty to do and good attitide of staff. You're trusted with equipment and facilities and everyone we met repaid that trust by respecting and looking after them. Great for kids 5-15. Younger and they may not fully benefit from what's on offer; older they could get bored. So much to see and do in the surrounds and not too busy. Beautiful landscape though at altitude so can be a little chilly at night, however unseasonably so when visited.
Disliked - No convenience stores in walking distance and nothing provided on site. If you have a car or rent a bike not necessairly any issue. A pain if you have a camper like ours. Would benefit from a small shop selling essentials. The campervan pitches are near the carpark and while surrounded by medium height beech trees, not the prettiest part of the site. Also near cars and zip lines so though in a separate spot and no immediate passing traffic, not the most attractive or private. Good value though, considering what it grants you access to.
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Amanda - Sheffield, on this campsite in August 2019

9.5

Travelling party: Family with children, 4 – 12 years

Liked - The freedom the layout of the site gave the children. They were able to explore and seek adventure. The cottage had everything we needed. The site was the perfect size and really quiet in the evening.
Disliked - Being told off for having the bikes on the deck when the kids were just inside using the toilet.
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General information

Guide price 1
€31.00
Guide price 2
€38.00
Period of opening
17-05-2019 till 23-09-2019
Area
4 ha
Altitude
500m
Number of touring pitches
63 (100 - 300m2)
Number of accommodation units for hire
34
Campsite suitable for disabled persons
Yes

* Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

Popular amenities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:200 m2
    • period:01-06/23-09
    • Heated:Yes
  • Indoor swimming pool (heated)
    • surface area:18 m2
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
Internet
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
    • wifi 80-100% coverage free
At the reception
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Advance booking recommended for high season
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
  • Languages spoken at reception (during the main season)
    • languages:German | English | French
Campsite rules
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Car-free pitches
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:charcoal | electricity | gas
Dogs
  • Dog(s) in high season (on lead)
  • Dog(s) in low season (on lead)
Toilet facilities
  • Washbasins: hot water
  • Heated toilet facilities
  • Individual washcabins: hot water
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Standard toilets
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Family toilet facilities
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Showers: hot water
  • Family shower
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Canteen/restaurant has toilet adapted for disabled people
  • Baby room
Ground and vegetation
  • Pitches with plenty of shade
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Marked pitches
  • Grass
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Dryers
  • Ironing facilities
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Groceries: limited selection
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Snack bar
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Pizzeria
    • period:15-06/15-09
  • Bar
    • period:15-06/15-09
  • Communal barbecue area
  • Freezing for cooling elements
  • Ice available
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Bungalows/chalets
    • total:7
  • Tents
    • total:13
  • (Log)cabins
    • total:1
  • Refrigerators
  • Mountainbikes
  • Canoes
  • Safes
  • Lodge tent with toilet facilities
    • total:13
Swimming
  • Indoor swimming pool (heated)
    • surface area:18 m2
  • Swimming pool without hoist, but with a gently sloping bottom and plastic wheelchair
  • Outdoor swimming pool
    • surface area:200 m2
    • period:01-06/23-09
    • Heated:Yes
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:64 m2
    • period:01-06/23-09
    • Heated:Yes
  • River/stream swimming (max. 0.1 km)
  • Sunbathing area
Beach
  • Pebble/shingle beach
Water sports and recreation
  • Fishing
  • White water kayaking/rafting
For children
  • Children's playground: large
  • Toddlers' pool (ages 1-3, < 40 cm)
    • surface area:64 m2
    • period:01-06/23-09
    • Heated:Yes
  • Entertainment programme: Children (at least 2x a week - h.s.)
    • languages:English | French
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Games room
  • Children's sanitary facilities
  • Baby room
Sport and games
  • Table tennis table
  • Jeu de boules alley(s)
Recreation (adults)
  • Entertainment for children from 13 to 18 years (at least 2x a week)
    • languages:English | French
    • period:01-07/31-08
  • Fishing
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:difficult
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:difficult | easy | average
  • Games room
  • Television
  • Guided walks
    • period:01-07/31-08
Situation of campsite
  • Situated on river/stream (max. 0.1 km)
  • Panorama
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance:0,4 km
  • Shopping opportunities in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:1 km
For motorhomes
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
Pitch amenities
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:16 ampère
  • Euro-plug required
Disabled
  • A shower (150 cmsx150 cms minimum) and a toilet (165x220cms or 190cmsx190cms minimum)
  • Water and toilet facilities for disabled people in the same building as for the other campers
  • Shower seat / shower chair (folding or mobile) approximately 48 cm high
  • Special parking spaces for disabled people
  • Canteen/restaurant with level entrance or with ramp
  • Canteen/restaurant has toilet adapted for disabled people
  • Shop/supermarket with level entrance or with ramp
  • Swimming pool without hoist, but with a gently sloping bottom and plastic wheelchair
  • Reception easily accessible for the disabled
Miscellaneous
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Temporary pitches outside the campsite without electr.
    • total:9
  • Special parking spaces for disabled people
  • Recharging point for electric cars
    • total:2
Address & Route

Would you like to book Camping CosyCamp or request more information? You can do both using the information below or by visiting the campsite's website.

  • Camping CosyCamp
    Les Ribes
    43800 / Chamalières-sur-Loire
    France

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  • Coordinates: 45°12'31"N 3°59'51"E
  • From Le Puy-en-Velay follow the D103. Follow signs in Chamalières-sur-Loire.

  • Warning! Since July 13 2015, many French campsites are prohibited from installing their own signpost. We advise to use GPS-coordinates to locate the campsite.

  • +33471039112

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  • www.cosycamp.com

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