Trip to France – Peneyrals

So the main part of our holiday was spent on the Sandaya site Les Peneyrals near Sarlat in the Dordogne region.

What a fantastic site. We booked it because it looked great for kids and we weren’t wrong, the facilities are fab.

It has 4 pools and 1 wet area for kids. The pools are different temperatures so you can pick your pool depending on the outside temperature. There is a warm and covered indoor pool which is ideal in the rain.

Sadly the week we were there the weather was unseasonably wet so we did spend a lot of time in the indoor pool.

When the weather was nice though the outdoor kids pool has lots to keep little ones entertained from slides to water jets and even a big tipping bucket for those brave enough to stand underneath!

There is a great kids play area with equipment for toddlers right up to teens with even an adult exercise area.

Petang can be played as well as badminton / volleyball and the crazy golf course is superb.

There is a kids club with activities every day, however kids have to be 5+ so our little one was too young.

We did find the site surprisingly quiet at the start of June but this meant we could have the pick of the sun loungers. But it did mean the evenings were very quiet in the bar.

The bath facilities are reasonable with a baby bath with a shower over and large counter in the main toilet block. And, rejoice, a plug!!

One thing to be wary of is the steep incline of the site which isn’t clear on the site map. The pitches near the facilities and bar are fine but those further away would take some skill to get a Caravan or motorhome on.

Another negative for us was the cost of the washing machine facilities. At €8.40 for one wash and 30 minute tumble dry we felt this was a bit steep. Especially as the washing machines only took a small load. With 2 small children we would have struggled if we hadn’t brought lots of clothes!

There is a small shop and snack bar serving breads, sandwiches, pastries and ice creams and the bar serves a good selection of food and pizzas that are reasonably priced.

The children’s menu is a bit limited. What was nice was the mocktail menu. A vast selection of virgin cocktails which was ideal for a breastfeeding mother.

All in all I was very impressed with the facilities on this site. The staff were very helpful and friendly. I would certainly recommend it for a family trip!


  1. You must have been there at the same time as us the first time round and there were a couple of campsites we couldn’t stay at near Bergerac because they were flooded. We went back, thoug, in late June and it was scorching, as it has been since 21st June.
    8€ is too expensive for a washing machine, but sometimes one cannot choose. The pools, on the other hand, look great. 👍

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    • You are right, my posts are a little delayed, when we were there a couple next to us was flooded out of their site in Bergerac!
      We actually said that weather was better with 2 kids so we weren’t struggling to find shade and constantly reapplying sun cream!

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