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Visitor Reviews - Camping Le Thouet

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Camping Le Thouet
Les Coteaux Du Chalet
Montreuil Bellay
Loire Valley   (Browse area)
49260
Tel: +33 241387417
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Pitches: 60
Open: Open All Year

Rating: Average Review Score: 7/10 from 7 Reviews
                7/10 from 7 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Families Welcome   Not Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Not Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   No Bathroom 
 No Baby Changing   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   No Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge   No Motorhome Point 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   No TV Room   No Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing On Site   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding 1 mile   Cycle Hire On Site   Golf 1 mile   Tennis 1 mile 
 No Beach   Watersports On Site   No Boat Launch 
Other Features
 No Sea Views   Not Working Farm   No Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 No Waterside Pitches   Public Transport On Site  No Dog Walk 

Reviews:

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Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: NDCampers 1 review from this member

A hidden Secret - This campsite is situated on a vineyard and surrounded by fields and the river with beautiful wide open spaces. A perfect place for fishing, kayaking into Montreuil Bellay and beyond, walking, chilling out and enjoying the scenery. We have been at this campsite for 4 years now, it is a beautiful place, the campsite is run by a lovely friendly, English speaking family who will make your stay really enjoyable. There is a bar and swimming pool, food can be ordered for the evenings which is always fantastic. There are 2 toilet/shower areas, a large shower block and 2 showers by the swimming pool, also a washing machine. A very rustic and relaxed place, this is camping. They also do Paintballing. The walk into town is always really nice, easily done by my 7 year old, takes about 40 minutes or so, bikes would be good though too. The town is absolutely stunning with the Chateaux and river, there are several restaurants and a creperie that are all very nice, and also a couple of family friendly bars. There is a large supermarket, chemist, post office and banks too, everything you need. It is about 15 minutes drive into Saumur which is also a must when visiting.

We love this place, we have a 14, 13 and 7 year old and they all enjoy being here. Can't wait to go back in June.

Date of Visit: November 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Nights stayed: 2 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: Dot P 597 reviews from this member

We too followed the Sat Nav, don't, the coordinates are wrong and if you put in the road address it takes you to other end of the road a few miles away.

Several of the bungalows were occupied and also 5 or 6 caravans. The caravans appeared to house local workers who leave fairly early in white vans (no problems with them at all).

Its less than 30 minutes walk into the centre of the town, well worth a visit with a beautiful chateau at the centre, cute pavement cafes, tourist shops etc. Etc A good walk along a quiet lane through grapevines then a little lane on the edge of town.

The site is probably fantastic in summer, in late autumn it doesn't appear very loved. The pool area is covered in leaves but as its not in use it doesn't matter other than giving an unkempt look.

Toilets ok, showers we didn't use so cant comment. Washing machine for 8kg wash at €3. 50 but no driers. No motorhome dump / fill facilities.

Owner friendly and helpful, spoke excellent English.

At €13 per night with ehu and free wifi we wont knock it, if you want somewhere out of season then its fine for a few nights.

Date of Visit: July 2012 Unit:  Trailer Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Mamajeannie 16 reviews from this member

We arrived at Le Thouet intending to stay for a couple of days, but ended up staying for 9 days. I can see why some people would not like this site, the bins were not emptied and the toilets not cleaned every day;however the showers were huge and the water was always just right. The swimming pool was chilly but enjoyable and refreshing, it does however need a bit of TLC. The owners are very helpful and the food is wonderful and good value. The Chateau de Beze which is close by is a wonderful place to visit. I would recommend this site if you like relaxed informal sites and don't mind if they aren't pristine.

Date of Visit: September 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bryn hafod 13 reviews from this member

This campsite is in the ACSI camping card book and is described as 'a small piece of paradise' with 'modern heated toilets' This was not the case. The toilet/shower block was not heated nor are they modern. They were outdated with broken toilet seats, uncleaned during our short stay, broken light fitting in dish washing area so couldn't wash up at dusk. Scolding hot water which is very dangerous to young and old. It is within 500m of a motorcross field which was in use at the weekend we stayed. Brown dust filled the air and the noise was so deafening that we packed up and left, so much for 'peace, birds and nature'. The swimming pool area and terrace were unclean with with food not swept away from under tables. The bins were over flowing and smelling, obviously not emptied for some time. The whole site is unkempt. I do not recommend this site.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Aitch69 24 reviews from this member

The first review by MabelW covers most things about this site. However, I offer the following comments and hope they're useful.

Beware if using the 2011 ACSI book Co-ordinates in the SatNav, they're wrong and will guide you into the Chateau grounds in the town centre.

Very dicey if towing a caravan as I was.

The pitches on this site are huge have an open aspect and are fairly level but the site is not very picturesque. The toilet/washing facilities are basic but clean and functional.

The chemical toilet disposal point is immediately outside the toilet/shower block and is not clearly marked as such and can easily be mistaken for a water point. We used this as a one night stopover and it suited our purpose.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MABELW 1 review from this member

The site is down a track through vineyards, make sure you print your map on how to get there as the first sign is not easy to see from one direction on the main road, after that it's easy.

The site is very big and by a big river. There is a toilet/shower block, a covered BBQ area, plenty of bins. The whole area is very peaceful, there is a lovely pool up by the bar and it is all has a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere. You can book a meal to be cooked for you up by the pool which is to a very good standard. Fresh bread is delivered to order. Everything is very clean. The area around has some beautiful architecture and there are plenty of places to visit like Saumur, Richard the Lionhearts' resting place, a zoo who's focus is preserving the species and the animals are kept as they should be in a natural environment, the chance to sample the wines of the area and so much more. You may have visited other sites that are structured and regimented, but if you, like me, enjoy a site that has the basics and you have some space around you and come away relaxed, then this is well worth a visit.

Date of Visit: May 2008 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Alan6719 4 reviews from this member

Wonderful spacious site next to a river, plenty of room to spread out. Hosts charming and helpful with cabins and Gite available if required.

There is also a pool that may be available at certain times of year.

Ideal location for the Loire area.

Mains hook up and toilet block available.

Away from main roads but easy to get to so no traffic noise. Open all year round and once we stopped over for a couple of days to spread our journey time from the south to home.

Would use again without question.


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