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Forest View
L Esperance
Dorceau
Normandy   (Browse area)
61110   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 02 33 83 78 55

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Pitches: 20
Open: 1st April To 31st October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 68 Reviews
              9/10 from 68 Reviews


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Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Kif56 1 review from this member

We stopped at this site on our first night of our motorcycle tour down to southern Spain. We were so tired that we would have slept anywhere. This is one of the nicest campsites I have stayed in for many a year. Anybody who offers me a cold beer when we were booking in understands hospitality. Excellent lakeside pitch. Clean fully equipped toilet and shower block. Home made pizza and real coffee from the restaurant. Fully intend to stay again next year and use it as a base to explore the area.

Date of Visit: May 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: 100175 1 review from this member

We base our ratings on the caravan club also the camping and caravanning sites in the UK which are at a high standard. This site forest view nearly reaches that standard the site was tidy, quiet, the toilets clean maybe could do with a couple of more toilets and showers especially when the site is full. WI Fi was available near the reception

We had a meal in the bistro/ dining room, reasonable priced 13 euros each + drinks, and enjoyed eating with other campers but felt that maybe we would like to eat on our own if visited more often. A supermarche about 2 miles away.

If you like fishing this site has a nice lake and well stocked so I am told. We took many walks from the site some on back roads which are very quiet and some through the forest. The owners where very friendly and helpful. Will we visit again - probably just a few niggles but really minor, the lights in the toilet block should be on a movement sensor, the lights need cleaning as full of flies inside the building and out, so on this review we would award a 8. 2

Management response: Dear 100175

Firstly, many thanks for your 8 star rating it's always nice to get good reviews. I simply wanted to correct a few errors in your review that others could find misleading.

1. Too few toilets and showers when full.

We have a total of 25 pitches serviced by 6 huge showers and 6 toilets housed in our new facility which has separate ladies and gents sections. Taking this into account it is a better ratio than found on the UK Caravan Club sites you compare us to and even when full we have only received praise for the temperature, pressure and lack of queues commonly found on French sites.

2. Separate dining tables in the restaurant

Glad you enjoyed the 2 course Euro 13 Plat du Jour. Just for clarification no one is bound to socialise with others it'™s just a format that seems to work rather well and introduces campers to each other for a great social experience. A simply request for a separate table would have been easily accommodated if it had been requested.

3. Motion sensor lights in the Shower and toilet facility

Our lighting is light sensitive not motion sensitive and comes on when the ambient light drops below an acceptable level and stays on all night as is a legal requirement. The only time the lights are extinguished is during the day when they are not needed. I have always found motion sensor lights to be far more dangerous as they always seem to extinguish at the most inappropriate moment!

Peter
Forest View France

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: BushBabyJane 25 reviews from this member

This lovely quiet site is in a rural location at the centre of the Perche Parc Naturel in southern Normandy. Its a straight-forward drive of about 5 hours from Calais.

The nearest town is Remalard (about 2 miles), which has a couple of bakers, butchers, vets pratice, deli and so on, plus an excellent Tourist Information office. There is also an Intermarche supermarket, with fuel, on the outskirts of the town. Not much further away is Bretoncelles, which is smaller, but also has a bakers etc.

At the centre of the site there is a beautiful fishing lake, containing large carp. The well-maintained pitches are a good size (huge by European standards) and its possible to select your pitch when you book online, which is a facility that I like. Most of the pitches have a slight incline, but blocks are available if required.

The toilet facilities are simple but adequate, with plentiful hot water. There are sinks for dish-washing and laundry plus a washing machine (5 euros, I think).

Free wifi is available in the bar area, and we were able to pick up a weak 3g signal on the pitches. The bar is open at specific times during the day and the evening for a quiet drink, and there are English books and games available to borrow. Other facilities include crazy golf, a swing, and a table tennis table. There is also a huge field where you can exercise your dog off the lead.

The site is owned by Peter and Sarah, who will welcome you warmly and provide information and assistance, as required - though are never intrusive. Once or twice a week, Sarah cooks a delicious meal, where site guests eat together around one, or more, big tables. We highly recommend these evenings for good food and convivial company.

We particularly like the location of the site, as there are lots of tracks and footpaths where you can walk your dog - both from the site and within a short drive. The Tourist Information Office has lots of leaflets available for a small fee; they're in French but the maps are easy to follow. Alternatively buy the Blue IGN 1:25000 maps at the supermarket and make your own routes up. Occasionally you'll find a path has been blocked, but we didn't have any major issues. There are lots of lovely villages and hamlets to explore.

This was our third visit to the site. This time we'd booked three nights and stayed for three weeks, so you can tell that we like it.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jjgderbyshire 2 reviews from this member

We stayed for 15 nights on one of the lakeside pitches and can only describe it as idyllic. Peter and Sarah are the perfect hosts and cannot do enough to make your stay as close to perfect as possible. The site has a pleasant ambience and we met some nice people with whom socialising was a pleasure. As for the area, this is rural Normandy and there are plenty of places to visit if you do a bit of research or just ask Peter or Sarah, who will assess your preferences and point you in the right direction. The Markets are real French markets and not Tourist markets. You will go for a menu de jour at a bar/cafe and find yourselves the only Brits there, so prices are consequently reasonable and the food very good. The French people in the area are really pleasant and helpful even though very few of them speak English, so take your phrase book or make an effort with the language. Take your bikes as there are some fantastic cycling opportunities in the area. Angling on the lake is for the specialist carp fisherman and there appears to be some good river fishing in the area. If you want a relaxing holiday without leaving the site, this is the place to do it. If you want to discover the area, driving in the Normandy countryside is a pleasure and there are unspoilt towns, villages and interesting locations to visit without driving too far. This was our ninth holiday in France and I must say it was our best.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Andymazb 1 review from this member

We had a great stay at Forest View. Peter and Sarah were very welcoming and helpful. Plot fantastic with great views across the lake, and the forest beyond. Having a get together with the rest of the guests at the bar, was a very good idea, helping the guests to mingle and enjoy each other's stories.

All the facilities were first class, very clean and well kept.

Looking forward to another stay, in the not too distant future!

Thanks Peter and Sarah, for a very enjoyable stay.

Love from Andy and Marilyn

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Adam-nottingham 1 review from this member

We booked a pitch at short notice as we were heading to Normandy for the World Equestrian Games and our other accommodation was found to be unsuitable.

When we arrived we found the pitch to be extremely spacious (much more so than a lot of the UK campsites) and either side of the pitch had a hedge for additional privacy. There was an extremely warm greeting for us after we had set up and made our way to the bar/restaurant and we also spotted board games and books to entertain people when the weather was not looking too good!

Throughout the week nothing seemed to be too much trouble for Peter or Sarah and they were extremely happy to help in whatever way they could (Peter stopped the rain within 24 hours of us requesting it). There is free wireless internet available in the bar/restaurant area for those that cannot tear themselves away from modern technology.

The shower and toilet block is basic but clean and has all of the essentials that you would need for a comfortable stay, they also have a washing machine available for rent.

One of our party was due to go camping a short time after our return to the UK but was paying the same price for 2 nights that we paid for 6 nights at this campsite, she thought that it was too cheap here and that there must be a 'catch', this definitely wasn't the case.

We have only stayed here once (6 nights in total) but I really could not recommend this campsite enough, if you want to experience a comfortable and relaxing environment at a very reasonable price then look no further.

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