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Visitor Reviews - Castel Le Domaine De Drancourt

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Castel Le Domaine De Drancourt
185 Rue Du Chateau
St Valery Sur Somme
Picardy Nord-Pas-de-Calais   (Browse area)
80230   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 03 22 26 93 45

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Open: 30/03 To 15/09

Rating: Average Review Score: 5/10 from 26 Reviews
              5/10 from 26 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sanyorobot 2 reviews from this member

We stayed for two nights on the way back to the tunnel. We thought that with the castels name and pricing that the site would be clean, organised and well maintained. It was not! The pool was shabby, dirty and poorly maintained. There was a huge industrial tent erected as a sort of covered play area, which flapped and banged all night. Worst of all was the amount of obscene graffiti which had been left scratched into the toilet doors. We couldn't let our young boys use them. Probably the worst French campsite we have ever stayed at in over ten years.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Adambrown2499 24 reviews from this member

Had to wait for a hour at reception as turned up while they were having lunch.

They told us our pitch which had no grass just mud.

Lots of the pitches were shut down as they were putting lots of pitches to statics the site is becoming lots of statics and pre erected tents

Felt it was very scruffy.

The swimming pool was very nice though.

Dident think the area was up to much st valery, le crotoy and rue were nice but apart from that not much else in the area will not be returning.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Briary 12 reviews from this member

Sadly I have to agree with some of the most recent reviews. We arrived to book in and as no information was forthcoming about the facilities. We felt that we were asking all the questions. One of the main reasons we chose this site was that it was a Castels chain site. Castel really have to check up on this one as we certainly would not return.

Our pitch was smaller than we are used to and cats seemed to roam freely and twice I had to chase them in the space of an evening. Then again in the morning.

The toilets had graffiti on them and we saw quite a bit of litter lying around. Even saw a petrol can lying abandoned. For us as a couple this site was more suited to families who like entertainment, noise and hundreds of statics.

This is advertised as a four star site but due to its condition I would only say it is worthy of two stars. Will not be back.

St Valery is such a lovely place with fantastic cycling in the vicinity and beautiful beaches.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Globalhobo 31 reviews from this member

Stayed here without much research on way back up to Calais for 2 nights, booked direct and still cost 35 euros a night. Ok, it's a little isolated, but it's not too far to drive to St Valery which is a nice enough little town for a day or 2.

BUT. Site entrance badly designed, many people arriving at same time, no clear arrival waiting spot meant long delays and 3 point turns. Staff fine and we could pick a pitch anywhere we liked, pitches were flat, can't complain.

Loos and showers dated with mouldy sealant, you get the picture. Lots of noise from older kids and teenagers, not little ones playing, but stopped at night.

Pub not open much, expensive and the one at the castle really quiet, felt like you were intruding, the other one was like dante's fourth circle of euro disco hell. Retreated immediately.

Ultimately our fault for not checking before booking but really would advise steer clear of this one. Also - Don't book through Eurocamp, they tried to charge us over 60 a night for the same stay. Would not return, sorry.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tomandchris 30 reviews from this member

We have just returned 2 days early from this site, we were supposed to stay two and a half weeks and only stayed as long as we did because both our friends and ourselves had dogs with us so we had to sort out bringing them home.

First, the plus side, the toilets and showers were always clean and never had to queue for them, the lady that cleaned ours worked tirelessly to keep them clean, although I must say they could do with a refurb.

Now the minuses, it is in the middle of nowhere and although it says St Valery is 2km away, we walked it one day and it was 4 miles, when you get there it has a marina, a steam train, and hundreds of restaurants which are very dear, oh and a good vet, but that's it. En route to St Valery there are 3 supermarkets, Lidl, Intermarche and Carrefour and a Bricomarche, a bit like a B&Q. Everything else is miles away.

Now for the sites minuses, the shop is small, overpriced and even in August has limited opening times, and you have to order the bread. The 3 pools are far too small for the size of the site. The children's playground is like you would have in your back garden at home. The mini golf, although we didn't use it ourselves was supposed to be rubbish as it wasn't laid how it was supposed to be. The pony trekking is only round the site. The bars are only open from 7 at night and even then only until about 11, we only went twice and both times were refused a last drink even though the reps etc were getting served. There is nobody in charge that is over 20, just run by kids, some who couldn't even speak english. My husband wanted to go fishing and when he asked they couldn't understand him, good job I have limited french. We never went to the restaurant, the prices put us off, or the take-away.

Now the two biggest gripes, first the weather, it was worse than in England, good job we had Sky, otherwise we would have gone crackers. Secondly, on our second night, our friends who we travelled with and ourselves got talking to two other couples, Tania and Giles who were in a static behind us, and Alison and Simon who were next to us in a trailer tent, and another lady, didn't catch her name but she too was in a static, anyway, we were all stood round talking, no music, no nothing, at then we got told we had to be quiet, the site had had a complaint about the noise, wait for it, this was at 9. 20 at night! it wasn't even dark. Obviously, this just put a dampener on the holiday. The next morning they came to us again and said if it happened again we would have to leave the site, for talking????? We found out later that it was a french family across from us that had complained but when we went up to the office to sort things out we were told we had swore at these people, we never even spoke to them. So don't dare talk if you go here. The same chap told our friend to 'shut up' when we were pitching up.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: MadFrank 20 reviews from this member

Just arrived back from this site with mixed thoughts.

Restaurant and take-away - over priced and truly the most shocking pizzas I've ever eaten. The only thing the take-away was good for was some chips to go with the BBQ :)

Pool - getting tired and in need of a refurb.

Bars - don't bother - tiny and over priced - mainly used by lap top users taking advantage of the wifi.

Toilets and showers - adequate but nothing to praise them for - in need of refurb.

Shop - only opened for limited hours although reasonably well stocked

Access - getting to the site from the main roads very easy even for the largest of vehicles - although in busy times there may be congestion at the entrance as people queue up to check in.

Site roads - generally very good - the only tight spots being the little cul-de sacs.

Pitches - depends on your luck and how busy it is. Some pitches nicely shaded, others in full sun. Most pitches are a good size but many of them are sloping to a greater or lesser extent.

Atmosphere was very good - mostly Brits, French, Belgians and Dutch in that order with a few Germans as well. Had no problems with noise or rowdy kids/adults

Kids playground was poor considering size of the site.

Locality - St Valery - very pleasant little town. Go up the coast towards Le Touquet if you want sandy beaches or south towards Dieppe if you like the cliffs.

We enjoyed the site despite its short comings and would return because of the lack alternatives in a nice area.

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