60 years of history with Château de Poinsouze
Castels share with us 60 years of stories and anecdotes throughout our 4 and 5 star luxury campings ! If you need to recharge your batteries, what is better than getting away from it all ? La Creuse is a region where life can be ideal, the Château de Poinsouze is located in the heart of a120 hectare estate, the lake will be a highlight for fishermen and lovers of water activities.
The creators and managers of the campsite answered our questions !
Would you like to introduce yourself ?
Jean and Claudine de Houdetot, we are the creators and managers of the campsite Le Château de Poinsouze. We began our campsite according to the original concept of Castels on a family property whose origin goes back to the Middle Ages. Next year, we will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the site with our son Hugues who will take over the reins.
What is your role within your Castel campsite ?
Its a small establishment but needs a full time involvement all year around . We, ourselves do everything from A to Z without calling on people from outside, we want to preserve our personal “craftmanship ” management.
When was your campsite established ? Can you describe it ?
The campsite construction was built around May 1995 until May 1996 on the castle estate. Originally 102 sites then 112, 120 and then it rose to 160 thanks to the many requests for reservations But ,we were obliged to abide by the regulations and therefore only permitted to accommodate 144 people thereby complying to the whims of the regulators .
What are your values, and your ambitions for the future ?
Having always worked in the delivery of services industry in different economic sectors, our ambition is to continue to deliver top quality service in a preserved environmental framework, with a real emphasis on the human connection by creating a personal customer relationship !
Your favourite place on the estate ?
The private park, which is also open to campers. It is however not often frequented due to the major maintenance constraints and underlying security obligations to make it accessible.
What is your favourite time according to the seasons ?
After the high season (often our Indian Summer), when the campsite is adorned with all it’s colours.
What are your plans for 2019 ?
Continue the updating of the campsite, reconfigure the sites so as to further increase the area by removing some locations and invest ing in the renewal and diversification of the rental estate. Finally complete the upgrade to the Disabled Standard as part of a 6-year ADAPT.