Testimonials

We stayed in the bell tent. It was spacious and very well equipped. A very comfy bed, coffee maker, kettle (bigger cups for tea would be good), small fridge, plugs for charging, even a continental plug adapter. Really nice site with different areas to relax or socialise in. An open fire pit with tables and chairs around, it was great toasting marshmallows with the other campers. This was organised by the hosts to encourage the campers to mix and get to know each other. It was a really lovely evening, such a nice, and very unusual thing to experience on a campsite. The vegetable garden and herb patch was a nice feature, sun warmed tomatoes straight from the vine were delicious, and available for all with a donation box to fund next years plants – brilliant idea. Excellent toilet and shower facilities, very clean and good powerful showers. In high temperatures it was a real treat to find the sprinkler hose out for our use. Lovely to cool down in – that was appreciated. I’d truly recommend this site to others. The numbers who can stay is limited which means it is peaceful, and you rarely have to wait for a shower or toilet to become free. We had to cut our visit short due to lockdown restrictions changing in Jersey, but we will be back.

Charlotte and John, Bell tent via booking.com, August 2020

Zeer gezellig huisje, verzorgde tuin, leuk moestuintje, heel aangename hosts, tijdens extreme warmte bleef de benedenverdieping aangenaam koel

Very cozy house, well-kept garden, nice vegetable garden, very pleasant hosts, during extreme heat the ground floor remained pleasantly cool.

Family Ebden, Farmhouse via Booking.com, August 2020

LIKED: Everything. Site is secluded in a forest area so walks & cycling on hand. Hosts were amazing & had little touches to make our stay exceptional – fruit & veg from their Garden, camping kitchen equipped with constant hot water, cooker, washing machine & capsules, huge fridge, book exchange, info of area , lots of shade & different area to sit or cook, community evenings – they have thought of everything Including free wifi

DISLIKED:Having to leave

Ian and Pat, camping via pitch up, August 2020

“Un mix de camping sauvage et de confort, une touche de bonheur supplémentaire avec la jaccuzzi et le barbecue privatisé. Pourtant isolé au coeur d’une forêt paisible, ce lieu n’en est pas moins pour autant proche de Saumur, ses caves à vins, la Touraine ainsi que les châteaux de la renaissance. Nous avons reçu un superbe accueil de Tina et Julian, et avons même pu partager une petite soirée « feu de camp » très agréable avec les propriétaires et autres campeurs du site. Ce lieu est idéal si vous recherchez paisibilité, détente, relaxation, romantisme, … Je recommande très vivement, et y retournerez sans doute très vite.

A mix of wild camping and comfort, an additional touch of happiness with the jacuzzi and the privatized barbecue. Yet isolated in the heart of a peaceful forest, this place is nevertheless close to Saumur, its wine cellars, Touraine and the Renaissance châteaux. We received a wonderful welcome from Tina and Julian, and were even able to share a very pleasant little “campfire” evening with the owners and other campers on the site. This place is ideal if you are looking for peace, relaxation, relaxation, romance, … I highly recommend, and will undoubtedly return there very soon

Marc-Antoine and Leah, safari tent via Airbnb, August 2020

“We had a lovely – and way too short – stay at Tina’s and Julian’s campsite. They have really made a unique place with a warm and welcoming atmosphere. The bell tent is a very comfortable and stylish and we felt at home straight away. The campsite has great amenities and there is even a herb and vegetable garden which is free to use. Best of all: Tina and Julian are a lovely, hardworking and welcoming couple. Thanks a lot for our stay – if we return to the Loire valley we will definitely visit the campsite again”

Ava and Margot, Bell Tent via booking.com, August 2020

Il est rare de se sentir accueillis comme nous l’avons été par Tina et Julian. Outre le lieu magnifique, la propreté et l’aménagement très délicat des tentes, des sanitaires et de la cuisine, les multiples attentions des proriétaires, leur gentillesse et leur générosité nous laisseront un souvenir inoubliable de notre séjour à la Fortinerie.

It is rare to feel as greeted as we have been by Tina and Julian. Besides the magnificent place, the cleanliness and the very delicate arrangement of the tents, the toilets and the kitchen, the multiple attentions of the owners, their kindness and their generosity will leave us unforgettable memories of our stay at the Fortinerie.

Aymeric, Bell tent via booking.com July 2020

Superbe endroit calme reposant et conforme à la description. Sanitaires très propres.

Superb calm and relaxing place as described. Very clean sanitary facilities

Gaelle, Bell tent via booking.com July 2020

Beautifully decorated farmhouse in the middle of stunning forest. Great pool to cool down, which was a must for us given the hot weather. Julian and Tina were great hosts and were on hand if we needed them.

Clewley Family, Farmhouse July 2020 via Air BnB

A lovely farmhouse with lovely hosts, made to feel very welcome and nothing too much trouble. Traditional farmhouse with wonderful character and lovely creative touches. We loved our stay and would highly recommend for a stay in the Loire valley.”

Family Browning, Farmhouse July 2020, via AirBnB

A warm welcome from the the delightful English owners. The camping area was spacious with shade as required. We loved the help yourself vegetable patch and herb garden. Facilities were spotless and looked brand new.
The campsite is very quiet and we wish we has stayed more than one night.

Bill, camping July 2020, via Pitchup