Friendly site, great location, massive woodland pitches.
Nice little swimming pool, (Rather cold for us) and a lovely walk around the lake (which has a beach, and cafe bars around it too) Nice central area to the campsite with an indoor part with a log burner in case it rained.
Showers and toilets were very modern, and kept really clean. Nice hot showers.
Food was ok, nice pizza etc and you could buy a beer / wine etc. What more do you need I ask?
We spent a week here and had a lovely time, we travelled from Calais which took us about 6 hours, the campsite wasn't full and we found the pitches spacious and well spread out, the site is next to a small fishing lake and a 20 minute walk or 5 minute bike ride from a beach area sectioned off for swimming. This seemed popular with day trippers.
There were a few bars and restaurant around the other side of the lake, far away not to not cause a disturbance. The staff were lovely and so helpful, there was a really relaxed atmosphere in general. The entertainment provided was very enjoyable, including a fun circus skills workshop. We loved the outdoor film screenings too. There were a lot of midges, (due to Lake) so bring repellent.
The pool area was small but fun and the kids made friends. We felt safe letting them run freely around the site as they were never really out of sight. The showers and toilets were fine and cleaned regularly. You can buy pizza and carafes of wine reasonably priced at the Roulette. Supermarkets, a short drive at the nearby town. Super you was best on the other side of town.
And the town, Sille De Guillume itself was also sweet and pleasant to walk round. A good stop over on the way to the south west coast, but worth spending a few days too!
This site is beautiful, it is in a forest and although there are marked pitches (by means of a bit of wood with a number on) you can pitch anywhere you like. Because it was out of season we basically had the place to ourselves for the first few nights.
If you have an awning or tent take rock pegs as the ground in places is VERY hard (might be all those tree roots) we bent several pegs (ok all of them) trying to get them in with the mallet.
There are 10 wooden cabins for rent and some tents pre-erected to hire. The rest of the forest is for whatever you bring with you.
I don't think it is a new site, although I do think it is new management, and they do speak a little English (enough to get by)
Amenities : There are 2 toilet blocks on site, both having toilets, showers, washing up and laundry. Although only one toilet in each block has a seat, the others are toilets without seats (not the hole in the ground) and some urinals. Showers are free and on a push button and were always nice and hot.
Showers and toilets are mixed sex. There is also a disabled toilet & shower in each block which is great if you have younger children as gives you a little more room. (there were no disabled people on site when we were there)
There is also a octagonal pool next to reception, but this is not heated so is always 20oc. So chilly on a warm day! And there is a small children's play area. Great for my 3yr old but may to too young for older kids.
There are plenty of electric hook ups but do take an extension lead as depending on where you camp it may have to go over a road or be a long distance away. It is also normal polarity and your blue plug end fits.
Bread croissants etc can be ordered at reception for following day delivery. These arrive about 8. 30.
In reception there are several games laid out for you to play and the owners are happy to show you how to play them if you don't know. They also have some games for you to take back to your unit and play. There is also a ping pong table outside.
There is a computer in reception with free internet access for you to use, there is a time limit (15mins?) and its quite slow, but great for finding out about places to visit etc.
There is also a bike hire although we didn't use it.
There were things to do each day, although I only tried the archery class (think it started at 5pm) The instructor spoke no english but we managed to get through by copying etc. They also allowed young kids to have a go (think one was about 5)
Whilst we were there, a new caravan was being set up to serve ice creams and crepes beer etc near to reception. Unfortunately this wasn't open when we were there, but it looked good.
There is a lake (although I think its the river sarth) at the bottom of the campsite and a lovely walk (1km?) along the edge to a little beach where there are bars, pony rides, pedlo hire etc. The water is very cloudy but you can fish or paddle etc in it.
The other way along the footpath takes you into Sille de guilleme, or you can drive the 2 mins into town, where there is a tourist info, pharmacy, 2 supermarkets and the usual french village shops and bars.
Overall I have given this site 9/10 it would have got 10 if the pool was heated.
Would I go back again? Wheres next years diary. A resounding YES.
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