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Visitor Reviews - Castel Camping Le Brevedent

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Castel Camping Le Brevedent
Chateau Du Brevedent
Route Du Pin
Le Brevedent
Normandy   (Browse area)
14130   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0033 2 31 64 72 88

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Featured Site

Pitches: 132
Open: May To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 78 Reviews
              8/10 from 78 Reviews

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Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Tony1958 1 review from this member

What a great site. I found it through UK campsites and was thoroughly impressed from the welcome in reception all the way through to our departure. The staff were great and all those that I dealt with spoke very good English. The site itself is in a beautiful location beside a lake. The restaurant is very good value for money, we ate there every evening. The bastille day celebrations were terrific, with a local band that included one of the campsite team and an opportunity for musicians from all over Europe to join in.

We will definitely return to this site when we are next in the area.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Felicity73 12 reviews from this member

This was our first visit to this campsite and what a lovely surprise. An amazing site in a lovely location. A site not only with a chateau but with fishing lake, swimming pool too.

Friendly site and relaxing atmosphere.

Standard facilities. Bar within the chateaux. ( where there is wi fi) Takeaway facilities too.

Hopefully we will stay here again. Stunning!

Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pythonterry 4 reviews from this member

Another excellent stay, this year we choose the end of year music festival, wow what a delight musicians from around Europe that have stayed at the site during the year all got together for the Friday jam and Saturday was the various bands on the line up.

The manager and staff were all very helpful and a pleasure to deal with, the fishing was good but the lake could do with being deeper but did not detract from the good fighting fish.

Toilets were good and adequate, the chateu is being refurbished and has now got a baby room open 24/7 for the family to prepare the little ones food whilst the older ones play outside the cafe on the bouncy castle etc.

Very easy access to various places ie Monets gardens (66 miles away), and the Normandy D-Day sites, including Pegasus bridge.

Have booked to return again next year

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ogilmartin 2 reviews from this member

Just returned from 7 days at Le Brevedent and can safely say that this is one of the best all round sites that I have stayed at for a long time !

We travelled as a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 boys of 7 and 4)

We stayed here before travelling to a poor site in on the south west coast and enjoyed it so much that we returned early on the home leg and further extended our stay by three days.

The location is great, nicely tucked away but in easy reach of all the must see places - supermarkets/shops and petrol stations 10 minutes away by car

The staff all speak perfect English and nothing is too much trouble, even towards the end of the season they were all warm welcoming and friendly

I found the prices to be reasonable both for the stay, the bar and the restaurant.

The vast majority of the campers were British and I understand that the family that owns the site specifically target the British market and have done so for many years

There are ample facilities placed around the site and they are all reasonably good, there are three shower blocks, one dating back to the 70's and two considerably more modern (one of these has a number of family cubicles which are spacious and practical)

I found that there was plenty of hot water, but as with anywhere if you insist in using the facilities during rush hour don't be suprised if the hot water is limited - that is just basics really !

The facilities are cleaned to a high standard throughout the day (and night)

The pool is great, heated (just about !) and very clean

The shop, cafe and restaurant all provide a great service and quality food

The Chateaux is really accessible and whilst the family that run the site live on the top floor, the ground floor is used as an evening bar, pool room and music room

Friday and Sunday nights are a real bonus as the owner and his motley crew of artisan friends play and sing the night away - great entertainment and highly recommended

The play areas (including a football pitch), lake and animal 'hotels' down by the stream are great places for kids to enjoy, explore and let off some steam

The plots are well laid out, it's an easy going site so you feel like there is plenty of space and not massively overcrowded

All in all I would say this is an exceptionally well presented, laid back campsite owned and run by an artisan family - I can't recommend it enough and it is a must for families and the more easy going camper !

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Other Rating:
Reviewer: N.romeo@talk21 1 review from this member

Just spent an incredible 14 nights here again. The weather was perfect. I don't notice any changes from my previous reviews, there has usually been some improvement made to the site however this year I couldn't see any new improvements at all. I was told that they had possibly spent it on the Chateau as it is quite crumbly.

Warm croissants and bread every day but if you love pain au raisin (as I do) they don't have them on a Monday because they use a different baker.

My only complaints as previous reviews have said 1. The water in the showers was way to cool; it was far to cold for my sister in law who 'yomped' up to the newer block every morning. Even the water in the children's bathroom was cool because I tried it just to see if it was any warmer. My husband used to walk up to the pot washing section in the evening to wash the griddle and every night the water was stone cold. 2. A hand drier would be so useful, you used to see everyone doing the 'Le Brevedent Shake' with their hands as they walked back from the loo.

The lake is still (and I presume always will be) unfenced, the canoes were well used and most people were considerate of the fishermen's floats and lines. There is still a problem of coming back from a trip out and finding someone sitting on your pitch fishing. I wouldn't mind if they asked but it is very disconcerting sitting eating with a stranger fishing at the side of you. I wouldn't go and sit on someone's pitch to read my book; I paid good money for my little bit of heaven.

The staff as always were so helpful, we broke down en route and on the campsite and needed to be towed to a garage. Raphael let us phone the UK and even spoke to the mechanic to explain we needed out car because our son is disabled.

Most evenings the site was quiet by 11pm except for a couple of nights when some English lads decided to make wolf howling noises which echoed around the camp and woke the children up on the pitch near to us. I assume they were spoken to because it didn't happen again.

Not going to mention all the things to do in the area because that the spoils the fun of your own exploring but Honfleur is well worth a visit and Pegasus Bridge with lunch afterwards at Le 3 Planeurs.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Artyk 4 reviews from this member

My wife and I have just returned after spending 5 super days on this site. The site staff were really helpful and very polite which in turn set a very relaxed atmosphere throughout the site.

We were on a pitch to the left of the Chateau (as you look at it) just down some concrete steps. Even though it was the height of the season and there were loads of children around of all ages, our end of the site was relatively quiet except for one night when there was a lot of screaming and yelling going on until after 23:30 from one of the play areas.

Our pitch was level and plenty big enough for us with a family tent, annex and room for our car and trailer. The electricity was man enough to run 2 fridges, a kettle and when needed a light and fan heater.

The shower facilities at our end were a little basic too and in need of attention. Cracked and broken tiles needed replacing. None of the shower units I used had enough pegs or facilities to hang up your clothes, towel & wash bag. Some of the lights didn't work and none of the 3 shower blocks had any facilities to dry your hands after washing them.

The site has all the vital facilities with a shop, bar, restaurant and internet cafe (Wi-Fi) and loads to do for kids and adults alike and the lake is a great asset for fishing, canoeing or just watching the wild life.

The local area is simply beautiful and all the locals very friendly. Blangy-le-Château is a lovely little village which has a bar (great for sitting watching the world go by) a bakery which makes bread, croissants and cakes to die for and there is also a butcher for all the bbq meat you will need. Oh. I nearly forgot, there is also a hair dresser which my wife used and said the owner was delightful.

Honfleur is only 30 minutes away and well worth a visit. With the Normany landing beaches only a little further on.

All-in-all we had a really enjoyable time at Le Brevedent but think the site needs a little more work - especially in the shower blocks, to justify it's 4-star rating. For friendliness however it gets 10/10 from me.

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