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Visitor Reviews - Castel L Orangerie De Lanniron

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Castel L Orangerie De Lanniron
Chateau De Lanniron
Quimper
Cedex
Finistere
Brittany   (Browse area)
29000   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 02 98 90 62 02

Facilities:  (Key)
                 

Nearby:
10m 
Featured Site

Pitches: 199
Open: 28/03 To 15/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 20 Reviews
              9/10 from 20 Reviews


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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bensonsire 3 reviews from this member

On arrival greeted by very friendly English speaking young lady who was very pleasant indeed. We were using the ACSI discount card which was readily accepted. Allocated a very large pitch for our caravan which had shared water supply with 5 other pitches but as we were the only one in that area we had water and drainage to ourselves!The electricity was standard CEE(3 plug)system with normal polarity so we did not need to use 2-pin converters. The whole site is in former woodland so there are plenty of trees around which makes it a very relaxing ambience and most pitches are separated by hedges for privacy. The swimming pool was still in use and this is a fantastic pool with slides and fountains, surrounded by rock formations. Water was heated to 23 degrees so very pleasant in the warm September sunshine. The bistro was still open for lunches and we had a lovely brown grain crepe with ham, cheese and egg filling. Again, the young lady waitress was very pleasant indeed and found the time to chat to us. We looked at the restaurant menu but found it quite expensive so did not eat in there. As usual at this time of the year when it is fairly quiet the second toilet block was closed but we found the remaining one(about a 200metre walk away) very modern, clean, and well presented. They were separated into male and female showers/loos. However, this lead to the only negative comment about this site. On an open weekend when the chateau was opened to the public, they closed all the male toilets giving access to 'visitors' only. This meant using the ladies facilities which then became over crowded. I actually got told off by a French lady who ushered, me towards the male loos until I told her 'Hommes ferme!'. We felt at this time to be treated as second class citizens to casual visitors when we had paid good money for the facilities. The walk to Quimper took about 15/20 minutes and could be taken through a lovely woodland walk or along the main roads. I suggest the former as a more pleasant experience. Quimper is a lovely city but the downside was that the beautiful cathedral ( I am told) is undergoing major renovation and was completely closed off by large hoardings so you could not see anything. The market on Tuesday is fantastic with plenty of stalls selling almost everything. There was even a local brass band parading through the market with jugglers, stilt walkers, mono bikes, etc. , creating a really festive atmosphere. Don't miss the lovely town of Douarnenez on the coast. It has a marine museum where you can see many old boats including a Thames barge. The walk around the bay is fantastic and there are lovely sandy beaches if you fancy a swim in the sea.

Altogether, a lovely site with good facilities and one which I would recommend. Just one minor point to mention. The actual camping area is a very long way from the front entrance and reception, restaurant, pool, bistro, etc. , which could be a handicap if you are less mobile. However, on the positive side there is plenty of parking in this area so the car can be used if necessary.

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Andrewdoddsuk 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from a 4-night visit.

Tent, pitch with electric and water. 2 Adults and 2 kids.

Arrival - we were with Eurocamp Independent, who don't seem to have their act together to be honest, Reception sent us to Eurocamp who sent us back, all at 7pm after 15 hour's travel. Needs sorting out.

Apart from that, reception were fine. Pitch was good, flat, sheltered - we were lucky to get fairly close to the play area and toilet block; I can see that some of the more distant pitches could mean a lot of walking. All very child friendly, though. Kids loved the playground.

Toilets and showers were clean and functional.

Walking around the grounds is pleasant, you can explore around the house and the local woods. But you do have to drive if you want to go far outside the site.

The shop was a bit sparse but perfectly acceptable, and there is a big supermarket about 3 minute's drive away. The pool was great fun, but quite cold (has to be said that the weather was unseasonably cold as well).

Overall we'd stay there again, especially if it was a bit warmer!

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: CaliforniaKid 5 reviews from this member

This campsite was recommended to us by a number of friends and relatives - great for kids, stunning location, etc, etc.

As we arrived via an industrial estate, we checked in and were given a very small, uneven pitch that also doubled as an access point for other cars. We called reception (which was a good quarter of a mile away) to change it and got a better spot.

We then checked the pool and shops - the latter is a nice looking design but freezing cold with all waterslides switched off. The shop and bar were both closed so we walked all the way back. When the shop did open (very short opening hours) it was almost empty.

We looked at the playground - overgrown and very tired looking. Our kids tried the trampolines; fun until our daughter, aged three fell through the netting (it hadn't been tied at the bottom so it's very dangerous) and very nearly broke her arm.

The atmosphere too was very Home Counties/Golf - a wee bit snooty, lots of claret cords and brand new Audis. For reference we have a pretty new VW California campervan but still avoid anywhere snooty like the plague.

And the location - we'll happily walk miles but 'walkable' to Quimper is stretching the point rather far. The nice buildings - all private and almost inaccessible. The river frontage showed on the marketing materials - the same.

The facilities are clean and all work fine but it just felt rather tired overall.

So despite having paid for two nights, we left after one. This site clearly suits many but for us, it did nothing for the kids and nothing for us.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: ArtTurning 1 review from this member

A lovely campsite! Large site in the grounds of a chateau on the banks of the Odet. Huge pitches in orchard/garden-like setting, with some hedging between. Two loo blocks, one newer than the other (read blue & white as opposed to red & green!) but both cleaned regularly. Good showers with the usual presta 'timer' button and not scalding hot. Washing up and laundry facilities good too. Reception, bar/restaurant, shop, laundry and pool (with slides and fountains and 'lazy river' constant flow as well as a toddler pool) are grouped together and around a 5/7 minute walk from the camping area. Another smaller pool and kids playground within the camping area. Beautiful grounds for an evening stroll or early morning run.

We went for a premium pitch so had hookup, water nearby, a table, chairs, BBQ and fridge included. If you have a 3-pin electric hookup block and hire a fridge you'll need to have a converter from French to UK 3-pin plug (Seems obvious, but we'd not thought this through and had to bodge a shaver adaptor).

Order your Croissants, Pain, etc the night before. English, German, French (!) spoken.

Oh, and a 9-hole golf course, driving range and practise putting greens. There are keycamp units here too, as well as cottages for from 2 (by the river) to 10.

Please don't go here, you may get 'our' place next year. ;)

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Bunny72 9 reviews from this member

We last visited this site in 1973 with 6 children and a tent. We have a campervan now and the children are all adults so it was a different experience! The reception was excellent and fluent English spoken (if required). At this time of the year most facilities were closed so I cannot comment on such as the pool. The toilet block is very good but a considerable distance from the pitches-the nearest about 125 metres and you could possibly be 400 metres away. The pitches were hedged and grass based and almost level. The electricity was continental 2 pin but with the converter worked excellently. There was a water point but ours did not work but the one adjacent did. The restaurant was excellent put not cheap-2 courses with wine about 50 euros. Again a long walk-about 500 metres behind reception. A quiet pleasant site-2 adults with van 60 euros but worth it.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Didlick18 1 review from this member

We have just returned from Camping De L Orangerie De Lanniron and have had an absolutely fantastic 2 weeks and already looking forward to next time.

The staff were very welcoming and supporting when we had a slight problem in a local store when we purchased fresh fruit that was not fit. This could happen to anybody, anywhere but it was made more difficult with the lack of our French language skills. Staff at the site listened to our complaint, phoned the store and then wrote down our complaint in French for us to take and offered further support with telephone communication. Well and truly beyond our expectations. The store were also grateful to have a clear picture in their own language.

The owner of the site rode around on her bike often and stopped for a chat to make sure we were settled and having a good holiday.

When we arrived we were offered a selection of full service pitches and although some had large trees and therefore unsuitable for our unit there was a good choice. The pitch was grass and well kept and had some privacy with hedging. The pitch was large enough that you could pitch up sideways with an awning if that suited the position better. We were not able to get satelite TV but some pitches managed this - but it was sporadic so I would recommend asking which pitches are better (less surrounding trees), especially if this is an important part of your holiday.

We have the French Map in our Sat Nav and although it did not recognise a few new roundabouts on the whole it was brilliant and took us either straight to or very close to our destination. Traveling was good with decent roads but as in any country the locals were slightly faster than us !

The toilet blocks were very clean and a lot of 'free' hot water in the showers. Only issue was that when a wedding or private event was being held the toilet block was limited.

We did not use the large pool near the bar but it looked great, very clean and seating close by. However we used the small pool near the shop and this was adequate to relax.

The shop was small and not well stocked but had essentials. We would recommend ordering bread and cakes as these were fresh and delicious.

We did not use the children's facilities but there was a decent sized play area with lots of equipment. There were also notices for a Kids Club but due to the time of year we did not have a lot of children on site.

The golf course was dissapointing, but this was only because we prefered a full size course. It is a 9 hole course with short holes for golf enthusiasts. It is very well kept and there is a driving range and practice area to keep you busy inbetween. There is a wonderful golf course (18 holes) within 10 miles - Golf De Cornouaille - ( but we would recommend booking a tee as this can get very busy) English speaking staff are helpful. The site has an agreement for discount and 18 holes costs 44 Euros per person.

There is a walk into Quimper from the site that takes around 15 minutes but make sure you get clear directions as we got lost on our first trip out. Public transport is easy and frequent. The Cathedral in Quimper is worth a visit. The town is mainly designer shops but there is a food market everyday and the cafe's are reasonable - and we found out that they do not mind if you share 1 large portion.

Unfortunately we booked for the end of the season and therefore some of the entertainment and events were closing down but this did not spoil our stay as staff were friendly.

Overall we would recommend this site which is very peaceful and an ideal base whatever your taste in holiday events may be.

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