We used this site as a one night stopover on the way back from the Dordogne and it was adequate for our needs but I wouldn’t rush back. We booked the pitch online the day before and paid a deposit.
The sign for the site comes up very quickly and we missed it the first time but were able to do a you turn in a layby a little further down the road and go back.
It was around 2pm when we arrived and reception was closed. There was a blackboard outside that said “Closed, choose free pitch” so we had a little look around and pulled onto the open grassy area at the front of the site. We were quite a way from the nearest electric outlet but we had a long lead so it didn’t matter. The site consists of some hedged touring pitches, a series of open fields, statics and another field behind the site which appeared to serve as an overspill area. Some of the statics were obviously privately owned and some looked like small bungalows/chalets.
When reception opened in the evening we went in to pay our balance. The lady in there spoke very little English and it was difficult to make ourselves understood that we had already paid a deposit. We managed between us with my rubbish French and her rubbish English!
The site looked lovely and the amenities block was rustic and charming. However, the facilities themselves were old and tired and would benefit from an overhaul. Having said that though, the small block of unisex showers beside the restaurant had very good water pressure and lots of hot water. The washing up block only had lukewarm water which was disappointing.
During the course of the day the site became packed with Dutch overnighters. We didn’t need to get away too early the following day so we were more or less the last to leave at lunchtime. The lady at reception said we could stay as late as we wanted to which was very reasonable.
The thing I didn’t like about the site was how the staff and what appeared to be their family/friends were all hanging around the outside of reception smoking, playing football and generally being quite loud until quite late at night. They had an electric golf buggy and constantly zipped about the site at high speed.
We didn’t eat in the restaurant but it seemed to be very popular and looked very inviting.
As I said, I wouldn’t rush back but if it was the only site available for a one nighter I would be happy to stay.
Stayed 3 nights in April as a base to watch Paris Roubaix. Site was very quiet for the first 2 with nights with most people using it as an overnight stop. The site was not very tidy and did not appear to be very well cared for. There was no separation between pitches so it felt like you were parked in the middle of a field. Gents toilets were closed so everyone had to use the ladies (which was kept fairly clean), but nobody told of this on arrival.
The restaurant and bar were open on the Friday and Saturday night, but when we went along we found the restaurant was really a creperie and that is all that was served. Got a drink, but felt like we were getting in the way as we did not want food.
Would have given it a higher overall mark if it was not for the last night. Returned to the site to find the owners kids and friends / family playing football around the caravans with no regard for anyone's property as the owners drank with friends in the bar. Ball was kicked off our caravan window very hard (surprised it did not do more damage). Shouted at the kids but they just seemed to think it was a joke. Owners did not seem to be bothered about the way their kids were disturbing all of the campers. Would not return to this site purely because of this.
We stayed from a Friday to Monday during school holidays so that we could carry out a great war tour around the Albert area. Although about an hour away, it was easy to get back to Albert and cost a few euros on the toll. The campsite is open with shrubs and grass pitches. It was very quiet when we stayed despite school holidays. The mobile home was nicely placed with a terrace. The staff didn't speak much English, but as usual for the French were very welcoming and we all tried our best to get understood. The static was clean and smelt nice but the toilet needed a bit of bleach. I ended up buying some and using it in earnest. We also laughed because there wasn't a kettle, knives (other than steak knives) and all the equipment was the cheapest and poor quality I think I have ever seen. However, it didn't ruin anything just made us laugh. It would have been nice to be provided with a map or guide to understand where to put rubbish etc. But we really enjoyed our trip and would recommend a static for a warm and spacious alternative to caravanning in this area.
A very useful site for a 1 night stopover, being about 135 miles from Dunkerque and near the A1 autoroute. The turn to the site comes up suddenly so be prepared, and is down quite a narrow country lane. The site itself is nicely rustic in appearence, and mainly has an open aspect. Friendly people in the reception area.
We didn't go into the village as we arrived on a Sunday afternoon, but I expect it has the normal small shop and bread store. Bread can also be ordered at reception. There is a garage a couple of miles south which is open on Sudays.
The site has quite a reasonably priced restaurant but we didn't try it. Loos and showers looked good and there is a baby bath.
To find site:- South from Roye on the D1017, after the village of Orvillers Sorel watch out for camping signs and turning off to left. Follow signs to campsite.
This is a nice small traditional French campsite. All pitches are on grass and of a good size. Some pitches are on open areas and others are individually hedged. Electric points are rated at 10 amps and use CEE 17 connectors. In the more open pitching areas a longer lead might be required. Water points are convenient placed around the campsite and some may allow individual hook ups. There are some permanently sited units onsite. The site facilities are situated around the reception area. The toilet block is of older design and contains both English and Turkish style toilets (in the gents). The toilets are seatless and paper provided. When the site is full they could be under pressure with someone telling me the water was not hot enough for washing up and showers. Therefore it might be best to be prepared to use your own facilities. There is a Restaurant and takeaway, seemingly at the same prices! Bread can be ordered the day before. WiFi is available via the Passman system and at much lower prices than some campsites. This site is well worth a stay of a few days or longer but is often used as a stop off site, particularly by the Dutch, so early arrival is recommended to be sure of a good choice of pitches. The site accepts Camping Cheques in the low season.
This site is about 130 miles from Calais so could suit those with a later crossing rather than finding a site nearer the Ports. Roye, to the north of the site has a good sized supermarket. This area is within the Somme Battlefield area and the information hut has lots of info on places to visit connected with the 1st World War. The town of Compiegne is not far away for a visit.
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