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Rcn Camping La Ferme Du Latois
Le Latoi
Coex
Pays de la Loire   (Browse area)
85220   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 0251546730

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Pitches: 199
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 17 Reviews
              9/10 from 17 Reviews


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Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: The Russells 5 reviews from this member

Just returned from 12 days at this lovely site. Suited us perfectly, generously large pitches, relaxed, family friendly atmosphere. We were a bit restricted beach wise as we took our old dog. This was our first camping trip in France and the site fitted the bill perfectly. Plenty for 12 and under to do but not so much for older kids. Ours all enjoyed themselves though, and didn't want to come home. Would definitely return.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Joflo2 7 reviews from this member

We have just returned from 11 nights at this site. There were 2 families camping together (originally 3) and we requested pitches together when booking, we were sent a list of possible pitches and a map of the site to enable us to make an informed choice - how wonderful to have this choice! We had a caravan and awning and our friends a tent.

We had read reviews that the pitches were large and we had chosen pitches 65 & 66 and we were not disappointed, we had foliage in the form of trees and shrubs giving us some privacy and shade. We had a good look round the whole site and although the pitches varied in size and boundary foliage, they were all large by English standards and in all honesty there were very few we would avoid and this would be personal preference for proximity to sanitaire areas rather than the pitches themselves.

As stated we were 2 families, with 3 children in total aged 8 & nearly 6, they loved the site, the various play areas dotted about also made for variations of play, and reduced overcrowding in one play area. We all loved the pool especially as it was heated, my son does not like a cold pool! The slides were a big hit and the pool just big enough for fun but small enough to be able to keep a constant eye on the youngest.

There are a number of toilet blocks dotted about and we never to queue for a shower, the small block we were nearest too also had one larger cubicle so I could shower the kids together without being squashed. Always plenty of hot water, only minor irritation was the short bursts of water, meant trying to constantly push the button to get a decent hair wash. But as I said minor.

We ate in the restaurant on our first night and the food was more than acceptable, as said before not a la carte but still fresh and tasty, and kids eating free from kids menu was fab! We also made use of pizzas for our last night, also very tasty.

Kids enjoyed the entertainment they joined in with, the nightly playback show, singing and dancing, but we were out and about most days so we didn't make full use of the available activities, all listed in a weekly programme, which also very helpfully listed tide times for passage du gois, which really helped with our planning. Kids also got a fun pass which allowed them different treats, again we didn't make full use of them, but we did claim our free playing cards and I think ice creams and doughnuts were other options.

The on site shop was great for essentials, especially the morning bread and crossaints. Also selling English newspapers.

Our nearly 6 year old only mastered riding his bike on this trip and yet managed the cycle to the lake du jurnay with only minimal walking up the large hill at the end. There is also an easy cycle into the nearest village of Coex that our friends did, and the village had an express U, although we never went into the village our friends said it was lovely.

We visited beaches at brem sur mer (les dunes) on 2 days for excellent body boarding and a snack cafe there provided all manner of food from rolls, to crepes and wonderful chi-chis (long freshly made donuts) with a Nutella dip, coffees and ice creams also available.

We also visited sables-d'Olonne, St Gilles Croix de vie, noirmoutier en I'lle which were all lovely. A quick mention here for the utterly amazing puy du fou; tickets bought from the site in advance. An hours drive and a really long day. Get there for opening if you want to fit as many of the main shows in as possible, we saw 4, and although can't speak French and didn't buy the translator box, all 7 of us were totally blown away but the scale, professionalism and almost west-end quality of them. We would go again to see some of the others and actually see some of the park itself.

We shopped in super you and thee was also a hyper you both with about 20 mins drive and normally on way back from one of our outings.

We also purchased a blow up dingy and took that out on the campsite lake, which the kids loved.

Suffice it to say we would definitely return, hence the cycle round and pitch inspection. We had near perfect weather, temps in mid 20's with occasional cloud cover and minimal rain, one day was horrid, but as at beginning of holiday we used it as a day to search for good beaches and have a nose round pin parasol ( it was only a quick nose in the car, but we were glad we ended up at RCN and wouldn't choose PP in its place, many many more pitches and seems much more crowded, we like space )

To try and be balanced if I wanted a negative it would probably be the lack of being able to walk off site to a bar or restaurant if you wanted to, but really that would not put us off returning.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sportbarny 3 reviews from this member

As other reviews have mentioned the pitches here are massive, we barely covered a quarter of the space including our car, pleased on arrival to be given a teddy bear for our 2 year old daughter and also a savings card for our 5 year old, entitling her to a free doughnut and ice cream with reductions on some of the paid for animation activities. Facilities are very good with both purpose built and converted blocks.

Trampolines provided also a nice touch, the pool was very busy at all times but again excellent and well staffed, the on site shop was very expensive but it is only a short trip the the Super you in Coex.

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jedzi 11 reviews from this member

We stayed here for 2 weeks in the middle 2 weeks of August, with our 2 children (11 & 9) in our tent. Overall it’s a well-run, medium sized family campsite.

Pros

Absolutely huge pitches. Ours was 13m x 16m and wasn’t the biggest there. There by far the biggest we've seen in the UK or France.

The campsite was generally well run. We reported a couple of minor things and both were sorted without any hassle.

Toilets were clean and serviced regularly.

Generally quiet at night.

The pool was warm & our kids loved the water slides. We managed to get sun loungers every day, although it was pretty crowded the first week.

Cons

It’s about the only time we’ve been to a campsite and our children haven’t made several friends. Not too sure why; it could be because the large pitches kept people further apart.

There wasn’t much of a mix of nationalities. I’d estimate about 60 to 70% of people there were Dutch, with the rest being English. That’s not itself a problem, but did mean that there’s not much diversity.

The wifi was lousy.

The undoubted highlight of our holiday was 2 days at Puy du Fou; it’s slightly bonkers, but superb, our kids loved it. We also enjoyed eating at nearby Lac du Jaunay, a trip to Noirmotier.

Date of Visit: July 2015 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Dutch Andy 1 review from this member

What a great site! Owned and run by RCN (a Dutch company). The pitch was really big (197) and easily accommodated our 6 man family tent, a two man tent, eating area with tarp and car, with no extra charges. The vast majority of campers were Dutch families with young families. I found the campers to be very respectful of others on the site, with no noise between 11pm and 8am. The pool was also cleaned every day and kept at a good temperature.

Having been to a number of top rated sites in the UK, I have to say that this beat them all. Our 12 nights on this site went all too fast, but not before we visited Puy Du Fou. A bit of a drive, but what an experience! Absolutely brilliant! Everything as good as you see on their video clips.

All in all a gem of a site, where like-minded considerate campers are drawn.

Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mucker1884 20 reviews from this member

Couple (51 & 49) - looking for a bit of peace, but with a few mod cons, and something to do. Particularly flat, easy, cycling. Close by!).

Arrived Sun 7/9, departed Fri 19/9 = 12 nights

After making our French camping début (Dordogne) 12 months previous, which went superbly well, we decided 'to risk' trying somewhere different. This site is massive by our usual (UK) standards, but not compared to many in this area.

We arrived unannounced (i. E. Didn't book) around 11am on the Sunday morning, with the plan of bagging one of the exposed (to the sun) massive pitches to the west side of the site. Unfortunately, as we were now in to the last two weeks of their season, we were informed this half was now closed, and we were shown on the site plan where was available. We strolled off to take a look. And were far from disappointed! We chose a pitch (107) which offered morning and early pm sun (In the shade by 4pm-ish) that 'measured' (paced out) at least 15m wide x 12m deep. And all covered in grass! We have 7m x 4m tent, 4m x 3m tarp, and a 7 seater car. And could have fitted two of everything on the pitch!

Having subsequently toured the site, I'd say this was average. Smaller, and shadier, by the lakes, more open, roomier and less shade on the west side, when it's open.

The welcome was friendly, helpful, and the Dutch staff spoke perfect English. First impressions were somewhere between excellent and superb. And they never wained throughout our stay!

Small but useful shop (With small chest freezer for campers' cool blocks). Nice little bar with outside tables. The restaurant looked very nice, (but in all honesty, despite planning on taking advantage of it, we just seemed to be so busy out and about, we failed to find time!) The pool was beautifully clean, (and heated!) and clearly quiet at this time of year. Large unisex facilities block was well laid out, always clean, always accessible, and never without hot water. Most of our neighbours were Dutch, and most were in caravans and awnings. And most seemed to be returning customers. Which speaks volumes!

There was little to no evidence of evening entertainment. Or many children, to be honest. September is a GREAT time to camp!

Location-wise, the site is rural, down it's own country lane, but the local village, Coex, is about 3mins by car, 10 mins max by cycle (quiet roads or off road tracks). Bank, Supermarket, a couple each of Bars and Boulangeries/Patisseries, and a takeaway sandwich/burger bar.

We spent a day cycling around the nearby Lac du Jaunay, and had a nosey at the other, some might say, ' more popular' local holiday parks! They all looked great for families, but we are convinced we chose the right site for us!

Further afield, the coast can be reached in less than 30 mins by car (Saint Gilles Croix de Vie), from where, you can cycle North or South, along the coast, as far as your legs can take you. And mainly away from the traffic. Perfect! We ended up cycling every day, and covered a total of 135 miles. With uncountable stops for refreshments, of course! Visited every resort from St Jean de Mont to just south of the wonderful Les Sables-d'Olonne. And loved every inch covered!

One tip. Grab some picnic snacks from the boulangerie in Coex, and cycle out to the lesser known Lac du Gué Gorand for lunch by your own private lake! Heaven!

Oh, and certainly wait for the tide to go out and cross the Passage du Gois from Normoutier back to the mainland (We cycled both ways on the dried out road. Then went back two days later, and drove across, waiting for the tide to ebb away, as we headed the queue across! Highlight of the holiday for Mrs M!

Weather-wise, we certainly struck lucky. Sunny and 28 degrees every day, 13 degrees every night. And 3 showers totalling about 18 minutes. 7 in the early hours (still in bed), 8 late one evening (Sat reading under tarp), and 3 whilst we were out on our bikes!

This was not a perfect holiday by any means. We didn't find time to cycle along as much of the coast as we'd hoped, and still need to reach La Rochelle and the Ile de Ré amongst others, and didn't even get close to seeing the wetlands of the Venice-Vert, in The Marais Poitevin.

Due to those disappointments, and the desire to return to many already now visited, I think we'll be back pdq. And I see no reason not to join those other returning visitors, to this wonderful camp site. See you all Sept 2015!

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