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Visitor Reviews - Camping De La Filature

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Camping De La Filature
Route De Chouvigny
Auvergne   (Browse area)
03450   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 470 907201

Facilities:  (Key)

10m  1m  1m  1m   10m 

Pitches: 80
Open: 15th April To 1st October

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 16 Reviews
              9/10 from 16 Reviews

Units accepted:    Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes  Statics for Hire 

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Reviews:  16 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Starsearcher 5 reviews from this member

Found the whole site to be lacking any care. Grass was very long and when we enquired if it was possible to cut it, we were told probably not. Pitches are large and plenty of shade (35 degrees when we were there. Not possible to swim in river by site it is only about 12 inches deep. Sanitary facilities are old and some broken and not very clean. The takeaway food is cheap (8 euros) but very small portions, and nothing special. Bar is OK but expensive. We did not find the owners to be very interested in the well-being of the site.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Read1a 2 reviews from this member

Fantastic site. Situated next to a beautiful river, well laid out and roomy pitches. Plenty of shade and a nice bar (albeit not cheap but then France is no longer cheap!) and very good value take away meals on offer if booked earlier in the day.

The facilities are excellent. Clean, plentiful, no problem with hot water and no silly restrictions via push buttons or coin operated showers etc.

Lovely owners who will book up things like canoe rides etc. Very laid back.

A Baker's van comes around in the morning with fresh bread croissants etc.

The surrounding countryside is beautiful, with loads of places to visit.

I will definitely be coming back to this site and would recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone.

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Wally567 3 reviews from this member

We have stayed here for about five years and really like it. In the past we have camped but brought our own caravan this time.

It is very convenient, just of the A71 but in a quiet uncommercial area.

The camp-site is quirky, quiet and very clean. Different meals are available most nights.

Lots of play areas for children. Swimming is in the river which is accessed from the site. It is quite shallow (came up to my knees in most places). Nice little shop and bar with free wi-fi access which worked much better on this site than others.

Ebreuil is a lovely, quiet little village with necessary facilities - shops, banks, tourist info, pharmacy etc.

All in all an excellent site and excellent value for money.

Date of Visit: June 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: Joan West 1 review from this member

We have just returned from 11 days camping at La Filature and couldn't praise the site enough.

We were made very welcome by the owners John and Jane. The toilets and showers were clean and well maintained as was the whole site. Each day a menu was put up of a delicious home made meal. You ordered it earlier in the day and then collected it freshly made and took it back to your unit to eat in your own area. Each meal we had was first class.

There was plenty of play areas for children and the river running beside the site offered canoe trips for the more adventurous.

The local village was just a mile away and had a small supermarket which was quite adequate.

In the area there is plenty to see but without any commercialism.

We have camped all over the UK and Europe and Canada and this one is definitely the best we have ever stayed on. It met all our needs and was more than we could have expected.

Thank you John and Jane for giving us a truly relaxing and happy holiday. All being well we will be back in 2015.

Date of Visit: September 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Mags0152 16 reviews from this member

We loved this site. We were four adults in motorhome and two small tents plus a utility tent for socialising in. The pitch we chose was enormous and close to the river bank where we were constantly entertained by birds, fish, dragon flies and red squirrels. The owners are British and are helpful and friendly but not intrusive - just as we like it.

The showers and toilets were a delight. Someone in a previous review thought they were too rustic but you got a hot, fast shower and privacy in clean toilets. Washing up facilities plentiful. What more could you want? On other sites the shower blocks have been brand new but we preferred these because they had proper walls between cubicles.

ACSI card made this a great value stay.

The nearby town of Ebrueil was lovely. (1km) We ate in a funny little cafe/restaurant called Zabelles and enjoyed a good meal for a very reasonable price.

Spar supermarket had everything you could need for a few days. Bank, post office and a few small shops plus an ancient abbey make it an interesting and useful place for a stroll.

Anyone keen on canoeing would find this an ideal site.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Llong 7 reviews from this member

A lovely site in a genuine and pretty small town or large village on the river, only a 10 minute walk away with small Casino supermarket and all the usual independent shops for basics. The pitches are all of a very good size and clearly separated although no hedges. The river runs right by some of them, and you can access it directly from these, or from the path that runs through the campsite next to the river. It is quite fast flowing but only knee to thigh deep so perfect for messing about in rubber boats (not real swimming) or putting a chair into and reading a book. Canoes go past all the time.

The loos/washing areas are clean although not spider proof, but plenty of them and the showers have hand held heads, which hook up (ie not fixed to wall permanently). Plenty of hot water. And looroll!

There is ping pong (2 tables), a tiny bar with seating outside with internet (free).

The area is extremely friendly -we visited the Puy de Dome, Vichy and pretty villages all around - we found plenty to do for the 6 nights we stayed and we have teenagers.

British owners who are very cheerful. Home cooked meals can be ordered. Bread van visits every morning inc weekends.

Mainly Brits and a few Dutch with some overnighters as not far from motorway.

Would highly recommend this if you want a quiet site for relaxing and just messing about in peaceful surroundings in a beautiful area. We visited late August and it was half empty by then.

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