We spent 6 nights here - group included 9yo and 15yo girls.
We absolutely loved this site. The openness of the pitch we had, the lovely facilities, the lovely pool, the beautiful chateau, the friendly staff, the entertainment. We would really struggle to find fault in anything.
Having an 8. 5M RV it took them a little time to find a pitch suitable (they had us pencilled in for the lake but on seeing the rig decided we may get stuck!) and we ended up located near the chateau in pitch V1. At first we though it was a bit too open as we were next to the road into reception; however after putting up a small windbreak we had more than enough privacy.
The owner and staff are really great and are so keen to ensure everyone has a really great time. Our 15yo really enjoyed the trips to the woods with others the same age to play music and talk rubbish into the early hours. Our 9yo loved the pool and the freedom she got at such a lovely site.
The surrounding area is very picturesque but any facilities are all a drive away - something to bear in mind if you have a large MH and don't fancy packing everything up to go to the shops! There is a shop on site should you need anything, it is a little expensive but not too bad.
We loved it here and will definitely return; as many people do year after year (one couple had been returning every year for 30+ years!).
We have just returned from a week's stay at Chateau de Chanteloup and will definitely be returning for two weeks next year.
Well this was our first trip abroad with our caravan so we didn't really know where to start. After searching Trip Advisor and reading reviews we really liked the look of Chateau de Chanteloup, and boy were we not disappointed.
We had a few problems on the booking site so decided to ring them. Dominique (the owner) sorted the reservation and all the reviews about his customer service are spot on, he really cares about the people that stay with him. We expected to pay prior to the holiday but no at the end was fine.
When we arrived we were immediately welcomed by Dominique, who stopped his work to welcome us and show us where reception was. One of his Dream Team were immediately on hand to show us to the pitch that was big enough to fit three caravans on! There was a choice of in front or behind the chateu with a full sunny aspect, in the woods, or we had our own hedged plot with part sun part shade.
There was a hog roast reception on the night that we arrived but unfortunately all of the tickets had gone, it looked scrumptious though. The team work hard with their entertainment and this seems to be about three times a week.
We found the facilities on site first class. The showers are the best I have seen and happened to be better than mine at home! They were immaculate, plenty of so three was never a queue, and also a separate family shower which contained two showers and a toilet, a built in baby bath, and baby changing, which is great for young families.
There is an adequate swimming pool, the main section heated, a further section colder (refreshing on a hot day) and a paddling section. This was never over full and my children would have spent the whole holiday in there if they could. The pool was surrounded by a hedge and then a pretty garden area with sun loungers and tables etc. This was a great place to relax and unwind whilst the kids splashed around.
Next to the pool was a small children's play area with bouncy castle, swings and beautiful kids wooden houses at the edge of the wooded area.
There is a on site shop and the baker brings fresh bread every morning. An on site restaurant for people who don't want to cook serving what looked like really good quality food. A games room, bar and lovely terrace complete things.
My kids loved the kids club with Sophie who catered very well for children who spoke different languages. There was also entertainment in the afternoon if you wanted to join in. I watched a great Zumba session (didn't do as I was still wet from swimming!), in which Dominique was dancing with everyone else.
We loved this site and all of the extra touches that Dominique and his team put in place to ensure that your stay is 5*. Nothing is ever too much trouble.
The kids had a great time and we felt okay about giving them a bit of freedom, they were able to ride there bikes, play plenty of ping pong and make some new friends.
I would highly recommend this site and so much so that we have now decided that we will be going back next year and not travel further south as we had originally planned to do
We have visited this lovely site in summer 2011 and 2013 and found it really clean and welcoming each time, a real treat! Based near Le Mans, its a good stopover (although this can easily turn into several days!) if you're visiting the west coast or to/from Calais/Paris etc. And the perfect relaxing antidote if you have had to endure Disney! The facilities, showers etc. Are always spotless and tidy, and pitches are well laid out with loads of space. We ate at the restaurant (usual good French campsite menu) burgers, steak and a local dish, and all was of good quality and reasonably priced. The shop had local produce, and bread/croissants/pain au chocolat etc. Are delivered by the local baker in the mornings. A relaxed ambience where you can pitch in the woods (our favourite) and enjoy the surrounding nature. A clean pool of average size, with loungers on surrounding grass, where you can happily while away the time with a drink and book, whilst the kids swim and play. Pool activities (water polo etc. ) are scheduled for an hour or so a day, so try and avoid these times if you want to swim, as there is only one pool. We really enjoyed the impromptu BBQs etc. Too (with free wine and cheese tasting!), as they resemble family 'get togethers' rather than 'organised entertainment' (which we usually avoid), a nice touch. The owner Dominic and his family and staff are extremely friendly, welcoming and helpful, and make you feel like you are part of the family. We have met many regulars on the site that stay for weeks because it is like a 'home from home' and we have always extended our stay, as we have enjoyed it so much. We generally don't like large sites, preferring peace and tranquillity. But as there are only 90 pitches, all very well spaced out, you never feel crowed and because of this the site still has the intimacy of a smaller set up. We have found the site always peaceful, as you can easily get away from any sounds from the Château (although this is minimal) by choosing a quieter pitch slightly away from the main area. Unusually for France English seems to be spoken as a matter of course, as most guests are British with some Dutch and German visitors also. So if you want to practice your French, just tell the staff and they will happily accommodate! Yes it is on the expensive side compared to some other French sites. But we feel it is well worth the cost for the experience of staying at a lovely Château with a relaxed intimate atmosphere and great facilities, where the staff truly make you feel like family. Highly recommend we will return!
Very nice and open campsite with quite a unique layout for pitches in the open fields, caravans/tents/motorhomes/etc. Are placed in a circle around a grass area, allows for a lot of space for your pitch and for those with children, a place for them to play whilst you can also watch them.
Toilets and showers all clean and water is usually a good temperature. However there was pop/rap being played in one of the toilet blocks which was interesting.
Bar had a good selection and was not too expensive. Restaurant was enjoyable and food was quite good although the prices were slightly higher than what I'm used to. Shop on site that sells groceries as well as alcohol and cigarettes.
Lots of communal events such as barbecues and also a hog roast, wine is supplied by the site and you can drink as much as you like. Entertainment on some nights during the week that can sometimes run a bit late and is quite loud. Different activities organised during the week such as karting or canoeing.
Large swimming pool with lots of room around for sun-bathing. Reasonable play area with bouncy castle. Kids club very good and English is spoken.
Most of the staff are friendly and welcoming and speak very good English. The owner of the site is fantastic and definitely makes his guests feel welcome.
Close to Le Mans and plenty to explore nearby.
Campfire at night in the forest for teenagers and young adults, which is something very nice as not many sites have something for older ages.
My only concern with the site is that it is quite expensive in comparison to other places I have stayed, value for money depends in what you are looking for.
Stayed here in August 2013 for 6 nights and found the site to be one of the best I have stayed on. The toilet and shower blocks are very clean and brand new with the exception of the mens showers which are due to be replaced this autumn ready for next season.
We did not eat in the bar/café but were told the food was great. The bar area was great but a little pricey. No more than anywhere else though. There were great facilities including the pool which the two children loved.
The area was nicely out of the way some 10-12 miles from Le Mans city and when we cycled out of the camp each day we struggled to find people or cars along the lanes directly from the site. It was heaven.
There were however supermarkets within easy reach for stores and the site has a well stocked shop anyway for basics.
Our only mistake was to make this a 'stop off' on the journey - we should have spent our whole holiday here!
As soon as we arrived the owner greeted us warmly and passed us on to his friendly and welcoming staff, who all had a brilliant command of English. We were shown to the wooded area, where we could choose any pitch we wanted.
The pool area was lovely, the heated pool just the right temperature and a cold pool that was refreshing! Plenty of sunbeds and chairs.
The children's playground was well maintained and the little play houses were a favourite with the 4 year old, whilst the bouncy castle entertained the 6 year old.
We ate in the restaurant on the evening; what a fantastic meal - we both had the burger, which was fantastic and reasonably priced.
A lovely site.
44 Reviews in total, now showing 1 to 6Next
Submit a review to UKCampsite.co.uk of any caravan park or campsite, for a chance to win a caravan towing course or motorhome manoeuvring course worth up to £145, or £100 of Amazon vouchers, courtesy of The Caravan Club. Join the Club for just £44 per year to enjoy access to a great range of caravan sites, benefits and special offers.
If you've visited this site, then please submit a review for a chance to win.
All reviews and comments are the personal opinion of the review author only , and as such do not represent the view of the UK Camp Site.co.uk.
The facilities shown on this website are a guide only, and you should check with the campsite direct before making any booking. The UKCampsite.co.uk will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions