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Camping Domaine Des Mathevies
Les Mathevies
Sainte Nathalene
Aquitaine   (Browse area)
24200   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 00 33 0 553 59 20 86

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Pitches: 26
Open: April To September

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 20 Reviews
              9/10 from 20 Reviews


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Reviews:  20 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: September 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jasper0505 4 reviews from this member

As per the other reviews the site did appear very oriented towards younger kids. However, as we stayed during the last week of September it was very quiet. We chose a fabulous pitch overlooking the valley; what a great view.

The owners were very friendly and run a lovely little site, offering large pitches in a beautiful rural setting. Great walks for the dog from the site.

Although rural it is within a short drive of Sarlat and all the bars and restaurants you could ever wish. And although we didn’t try the on site catering it looked good with a basic menu at reasonable prices.

All the other facilities were within a short walk and clean with really hot showers. Unfortunately it was too late in the season and too overcast/wet to try the pool…

A well situated rural site which had a great rustic charm, despite many other sites in the area we would be very happy to return here, but probably not in July or August when it must be buzzing with families. But, if you do have young kids I think it would be a great site with all its amenities and a fab tree house…

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Jaggerdon 5 reviews from this member

This is a VERY family orientated campsite and has something of a relaxed backpackers feel about it up at the bar area. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Our children are 6 and 8 and I think I would say that although the campsite caters for 0-9year old, the older children may find it 'too young'. Great for families with babies and toddlers. The girls loved the treehouse (for the first few days), and the pool, which, yes was full of inflatables and people. Which brings me to my observation that it may on the whole be a bit small and crowded, especially if like when we stayed, possibly each of the 30 or so pitches were hosting families with at least 3 or 4 children. Ask for a quiet spot. There are lots of activities that the owners will help you arrange like, pony riding for the littlies and Kayaking for the whole family (over 5's only). You will find yourself travelling around a bit, and although the area of the campsite is pretty, the general area was quite touristy. We ate at the campsite restaurant, which was very pleasant. I do agree with some of the other reviews that things are a little expensive. You can't let your kids run free here, you need to watch them, even if you fancy a quick game of tennis the owners will insist your kids go too, even though the court is next to the park area. A lot of parents did let the kids run free though as it got pretty hectic at times. Each evening I wished I'd bought my ear defenders (from about 7pm) but eventual quiet from about 10pm when most kids were in bed! I think it would be better if there was a mixture of campers, not just large young families.

Date of Visit: May 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mrscmb 18 reviews from this member

This is a small family run campsite with 30 grass pitches for touring units. The pitches vary in size and also in the amount of sun and shade they receive so there should be something to suit everyone. Some of the quieter pitches looked a bit “wild”. The site is in a rural situation, slightly elevated with a couple of nice views. Sarlat – the main town is about 6 miles away and is approx 15 minutes drive. There are two big supermarkets there – LeClerc and Carrefour; Sarlat is a nice town to visit even though it’s slanted towards tourism.

The sanitaires comprise 3 toilets, 4 showers, 2 washbasins plus 1 separate toilet and 1 shower & washbasin for disabled (and others) use. The showers were clean although a bit on the small side but the water was warm. One disappointment was that two of the showers and 1 toilet were locked and so we had to queue some mornings when there should have been no need. There are 2 washing machines, one tumble dryer, freezer and fridges.

Other amenities include a swimming pool, tennis court, football goal, badminton net, sandpit, playground and an indoor children’s playroom. Although the website states a café/bar/restaurant – there isn’t really a restaurant there. There is a small selection of tasty home-made food available at the bar which has to be pre-ordered. Bread and pastries are available each morning if you pre-order the day before, but were the most expensive we encountered on any of the French campsites we stayed at.

Be aware that wifi only works if you sit in or just outside the bar.

This is a nice small campsite with a friendly feel and is definitely child-orientated.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Grahamandsam 6 reviews from this member

Agree with ALL the reviews on this site. We stayed when the site was at the height of season and found the toilet and shower facilities, although clean, fairly stretched for the amount of guests, they could have done with a more regular cleaning regime than just once a day to cope with demand.

There was noise on some nights from a nearby campsite, but I'm pretty sure it never went past midnight and wasn't intrusive in any case.

That was the only downside to what is a well managed, extremely beautiful campsite in wonderful surroundings.

If you want boozy late nights, stay away, if you want a very relaxing holiday in your tent/caravan with your young family in a laid back campsite then book without reservation.

Teenagers probably would find this site a little too quiet, most families had children under 10 years which this site seems to cater best for.

The nearby river dordogne provides lots to do from visiting the riverside villages and markets or canoeing with your family.

We had a wonderful holiday and recommend this site highly.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Catlover174 17 reviews from this member

We stayed with another family for 7 nights and would gladly have stayed longer. This site is definitely one for families with young children. It is small and friendly, most of the clientele seem to be British. The pitches are not huge but are adequate. Some may be difficult for caravans or campervans to access so make sure the owners are aware of your outfit before you arrive so they can allocate an appropriate pitch. Most people were in tents but there are also a few nice-looking cabins available. The shower and toilet facilities are clean and adequate.

The site is very relaxed and easy-going. There is a very pleasant outdoor pool which can get a bit crowded later on in the day. There is a separate small pool for the toddlers. Close to this there is a tennis court (available at no extra charge), a volleyball/badminton net, table tennis table, and a children's playground.

There is a very sociable bar with indoor and outdoor seating, and a small selection of simple but freshly-prepared and tasty meals are available until 8pm (e. G. Pizza, quiche, sausages). Close to the bar outside are a couple of boule courts which the older kids (and adults!) loved, and a treehouse and toddlers playhouse, mainly frequented by the little girls! Inside the bar there is a separate playroom with a selection of toys, puzzles, games and a table football.

One of the stars of the campsite is the owner's dog, Maisy, who is very tolerant of all the attention from the children and you can take her for a walk with the owner's permission.

The entertainment is low-key and includes a very sociable barbecue night, a camp fire and boules competition. There was very little noise after 10pm and the noise from nearby campsites mentioned by a previous reviewer was very far away and certainly never troubled us.

There is a lot to do in the area. We went for a very scenic if somewhat hilly bike ride and stopped for a picnic in the grounds of a beautiful village church. The river is nearby and we spent a lovely day at nearby Vitrac swimming in the river and canoeing. We also visited the very interesting Grottes du Roc de Cazelle. The site is very rural, located in the small village of Sainte Nathalene, but there is a very pleasant restaurant in the village and it is within an easy drive of Sarlat where there is a large Carrefour supermarket and several restaurants as well as a weekly market.

At first glance this site may not seem anything special but what makes it so great is the atmosphere and dedication shown by the owners to make it a very special place to stay. We would not hesitate to return and hope to do so next year.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bobbymax 3 reviews from this member

Small site, kept very clean but it still needs more than four showers, three toilets and two sinks - most people ended up washing and brushing teeth in the washing-up area.

Must admit we were rather taken in by the excellent reviews which should really mention that if you haven't got kids under seven this place can be a bit of a nightmare.

We had a couple of all-night 'screamers' in close proximity and the Dutch kids, in particular, were allowed to run riot which included unplugging electric leads and throwing stones at each other across pitches.

The pool was permanently full of inflatables as well and you also get the noise from hi-volume entertainment at two other much larger sites across the valley so take earplugs. Another thing to note, the lower pitches are heavily sloped and the ground rock only seems to be an inch below the surface. With many tree roots, pegging was a real problem and I noticed many simply held their tents down with piles of rocks.

That said, the owners obviously work hard and were very friendly but with the supermarkets even a bit of a drive through a busy town, this site is quite expensive for what it is. I doubt we'll be back.

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