We spent a week at Ty-Nadan at the end of August which worked well as the French were back to school therefore the campsite was quietening down and coming to the end of season. The site was easy to find only taking 2. 5hrs from St Malo, upon arrival staff were helpful and pointed us to our pitch which although was not what we paid for 'Castel Premium' near the river, we stuck with it as it was plenty big enough for our 5 man tent + a car. The staff also brought along a table with chairs, a bbq as well as a full size fridge which was a blessing!
The site is very good for younger children, we had a 9 year old in tow whom was kept busy with indoor & outdoors pools as well as the play area opposite our pitch. There are plenty of activities that are an additional cost, we only did the kayaking which was excellent!
The facilities were clean, the shower block had plenty of hot water although were unisex which we weren't too comfortable with.
The grocery shop on site was well stocked though on one occasion ran out of croissants? The wine was incredibly cheap though. There is one restaurant that only opened in the evening so there wasn't much for lunch only a takeaway doing greasy junk food. We ended up making our own sandwiches from food bought at the grocery store. We had takeaway pizza one night which was splendid and just what you need after a busy day.
The bar is open all day & evening and puts on entertainment for kids, we made it to bingo one night which got particularly busy.
The beach is about 20mins by car, they are well worth visiting as there are many coves with idyllic quiet beaches along the coastline. Overall this was a good campsite, one we would recommend for definite!
Ty Nadan is a 5-star site situated in the south Brittany countryside a few miles outside Quimperle. Some of the roads around the campsite are narrow, not really squeaky bottom narrow, but it is worth planning your route properly before making the journey. For the record, we came along the N165 and then took the D769 and the roads were ok on this route. Take care as you approach the campsite as the entrance is not very well signed and is easy to miss.
The first building you will see on arrival is the site reception. Out of season you are able to choose your own pitch. They vary in size between large and obscenely large (extra charge), some also have a water connection (extra charge), most are level. The Camping Cheques book suggests you book but out of season the site is virtually empty and there are hundreds of pitches. You can buy Wi-Fi time which is supposed to be available site wide, we managed to get a signal from our pitch but it wasn’t very strong. You can use the computers in reception and in the bar if you have trouble connecting to the Wi-Fi on your pitch. Tourist information leaflets are also available at reception.
Ty Nadan is part of the Castels group and is classed by them as a CLUB site. This basically means that they have lots of activities available. I won’t mention all the activities, there are simply too many. The more unusual ones on the site are Paint Balling, Segways, Horse Riding, Quad Bikes, a “Go Apes” type Adventure Course, a Zip Wire Course, Canoeing and Underwater Diving. They also have a fantastic swimming pool complex (both indoor and outdoor), football pitch, tennis courts and undercover table tennis and badminton. All these activities are open throughout their season.
In May the site was very quiet during the week days but was a lot noisier at weekends when groups occupied the site’s own mobile homes and visitors came for the activities.
Ty Nadan has a small grocery shop, a takeaway (the pizzas are excellent), a restaurant and a bar together with a games and tv room.
I felt the toilet blocks were the main disappointment with this site. Poorly designed with few men’s toilets, slippery floors, irritating lighting and freezing cold (the weather was particularly cold when we were there but external doors may have helped keep the wind out). There are three blocks on site, one at each end and one in the middle. When we arrived (mid May) only the middle one was open. The ladies have plenty of cubicles; however, the men only have three (one of which is a disabled toilet without a seat). For our first few days on site, one of the men’s cubicles was permanently locked which meant that the men had only one proper toilet for the whole site! Later in our holiday they opened the toilet block down by the river, but this isn’t very big either, having just two men’s and two women’s toilets (plus two disabled and two children’s toilets). It does have external doors on the shower section though. The third block was permanently locked so I don’t know what it is like. I can’t help feeling that in peak season these facilities are going to feel the strain.
There are a reasonable number of showers. These are operated by push button and have no temperature control. The main problem with the showers is the lighting which is activated by someone entering the block and goes out after a few minutes. This may be ok when there are plenty of people about but out of season the lights tend to go out mid shower.
Southern Brittany is a fantastic place to holiday. The beaches (around 25 minutes away) are really good and there are some lovely villages to explore. It is also a fantastic area for walking (we bought a book from the Tourist Information in Quimperle). Some of the best walks follow the coastal path. The coast is very rugged here and very picturesque. Another good walk is at the Roches Du Diable which is only a few miles from the campsite. These are large rock formations that are in and around the river and well worth seeing (especially as they are free). If you like biscuits or paintings then a visit to Pont Aven is a must. It is very picturesque with its river and harbour. If you are at Ty Nadan during May on an odd numbered year then be sure to visit Scaer for the Carnivale. The floats are enormous and elaborate; the whole thing is very French with plenty of street food, music and drink.
In summary, Ty Nadan is a good site with plenty going on to keep everyone amused. The toilets / showers could be improved but at least they were always clean. Out of season it is quiet but I suspect it becomes a whole lot livelier and noisy as the season progresses. If you like a site with a lot going on, then this site should be near the top of your list.
Very clean site, we had a great pitch 329 with the river running behind, the boys spent most of their time in it both age 14, great site for activities but you need to pay extra for these, archery paintballing zipwire adventure park with zip wires ropes extra, BEWARE the sat nav's have hissy fits after Rennes and send you towards Nantes, just put in ARZANO and you will find site
Only downside is it is remote but if you happy to stay on site there is plenty to do at a cost but very enjoyable and would go back again
We have just returned from a rainy 10 days at Ty Nadan. Having expected variable June weather we chose Ty Nadan because of the excellent facilities and we wern't disappointed. We stayed in our own tent on a superior pitch with electricity. It was right on the river and a really beautiful location. It wasn't that near to the facilities but this didn't bother us because we took our bikes and cycled everywhere.
Excellent value for money. I thought that the pitch fees were very reasonable given all the on site activities included. Free activities included heated swimming pools with very good slides, Badmington courts all over the site, ping pong tables and more badmington in an covered barn area, bouncy castle and evening entertainment. Paid activities were also very reasonable. We did the adventure rope activities, canoeing and pony treking. The quads and segways also looked great fun but our kids weren't old enough for this.
The site was clean and well laid out. It is spread over a large area so if you are a long way from reception there is a lot of walking (as I say we used bikes)
Reception were friendly and helpful but there wasn't much tourist information available or weather updates provided which would have been useful.
Showers and hot water were free in the toilet blocks but the swimming pool showers were so hot and lovely we did all our showering there.
Grocery store was well stocked and reasonable. We did a big shop in L'Clerk for most of our food/drink but for the odd bit and daily baguette it was a good little shop.
Evening entertainment was friendly, relaxed and well thought out.
The site is well situated for Brittany. We visited Quimper, Quimperele, Carnac, Concarneau and Pont Scorff Zoo. All within 45 minutes drive.
The shower/washing up block near us was large and functional but it wasn't cleaned as often as I would have expected and the washing up sinks were often blocked with water being very slow to drain away. Also no toilet paper on occasions.
We wanted to use the restaurant on the last night but they couldn't fit us in. The takeaway service was good though.
Rain. But I can't really blame Ty Nadan for that :)
We booked a fully service pitch with drainage and water which despite being half empty we could not locate and were left to locate on our own. Our pitch with Water only was in a beautiful spot opposite the river but its disappointing when you expect and pay for drainage and water only getting one. The pitches are not well maintained and I would call them Rugged !
The kids facilities are amazing and not too expensive, you need to plan well but they can have a great time.
The on site restaurant is just not French quality, not having to keep up standards with an ever turning clientèle. Cold and problematic food.
Showers lovely and hot and indoor pool also very nice.
Port Scorff is a good little trip out.
This camp-site could be sensational with some better pitch allocation and maintenance.
Whitsun week holiday booked through Canvas, should have been in pre-erected tent but offered upgrade to mobile on site for £20. 13 year old daughter nearly bit their hand off while waving her hair straighteners in the air !
Site is fantastic for kids from about 7 years up as so many activities to do, mine enjoyed quad biking, paint balling, horse riding and archery.
The pools were great, slide pools outside and a huge indoor pool with slide and jacuzzi. The river on site was beautiful and the we spent our evenings paddling and fishing for tiddlers, this was the highlight of my holiday so peaceful and such good family time.
The weather was great so we didn't try the restaurant or bar as it was all about the barbecues at the caravan.
We had a good look at the touring facilities and hubby used showers as at 6' 4'' found static shower a bit claustrophobic. All good and clean.
Nicest pitches those overlooking the river, would definitely go for one of these if we ever take our tent although unlikely as it was cheaper to book a tent/static in June than take our own and we have booked again for next year.
Bit of a drive for days out but worth it, we did Pont Aven and Quiberon peninsula (absolutely beautiful reminds me of Cornwall without the rain), to be honest so much to do on site didn't really do much else- if you are non sporty like me take a good book buy a good bottle of wine and enjoy the peace and the fact that the kids are having a wonderful time and aren't glued to the playstation.
To sum up although activities not included we thought reasonably priced and worth it, we booked everything at the beginning of the week and then did a big shop at the local E LeClerc (10 mins away) then sat back and relaxed whilst kids (and occasionally us) wore themselves out
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