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Castel Le Domaine De Drancourt
185 Rue Du Chateau
St Valery Sur Somme
Picardy Nord-Pas-de-Calais   (Browse area)
Tel: +33 03 22 26 93 45
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Open: 30/03 To 15/09

Rating: Average Review Score: 5/10 from 29 Reviews
                5/10 from 29 Reviews

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

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Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Ian english 7 reviews from this member

We have been visiting this amazing campsite with our touring caravan for 14 years and have never been let down a family and adult friendly site it has three toilet shower washing blocks, two new modern heated covered sliding roofs swimming pools with slide, full size tennis courts, mini golf, golf driving range, football field, under cover table tennis, excellent restaurant/takeaway, shop, children's playgrounds, pony rides and lots more. The pitches are very large all with very good electric and water points near by the staff are always friendly and helpful. There is three super markets ( lidle carrefour intermarche and mac donalds close by all in all We think it is a top quality site that is very pictures at a very good price we think the best in this region A 5 STAR CAMPSITE *****

Date of Visit: August 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sharonwyn 8 reviews from this member

What can I say, apart from the weather what a fantastic location.

Entertainment on site for kids and adults - BRILLIANT - Max, Howie and the gang made the week for us as we'd had little entertainement for the rest of our holidays. Excellent activities for lots to enjoy, football, tennis, water polo, kids games and evening entertainment to include quiz, bingo, showtime.

Toilet blocks were unisex showers, toilets, basin areas, washing machines, tumble dryers, disabled showers and WC's separately, very accommodating.

Lovely staff on site, comfortable Drancourt Cafe, Take away, restaurant on site, Chateau bar and also a Cinema Bar for entertainment. Large Tennis Court, mini golf, lots of WC facilities around this huge camp site too. Pony Rides on site along with go kart/bike hire for the site.

Helpful and good english spoken throughout the site.

St Valery sur Somme - definate visit - amazing little village near the Somme river with lots to offer as shops, restaurants, pharmacy, horse rides, train rides.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jjgderbyshire 5 reviews from this member

Not many recent reviews, so I decided to give my views. Not the type of site we normally choose, but we stayed to meet up with family who regularly go there and stay in one of the statics. We found it an easy drive from Calais and easy to find, although beware of following sat nav as you find yourself towing a caravan along horse tracks. Reception staff friendly and helpful, although very little English spoken (not a criticism). We had one of the more expensive super pitches which give you a shed with a fridge, patio set, barbeque and your own water and drainage. We had a good time because it was not school holiday, although a lot of French people with kids turn up at weekends, but no problems. St Valery is a busy place with difficult parking, loads of restaurants and expect to pay a lot more than you do in rural France. The take-away at the site is only recommended if you are desperate and we didn't try the restaurant. I wouldn't go there again, but would recommend it if you have young children as there are pools and it's busy enough to keep them occupied. We didn't use the shower/toilet blocks so can't really comment but they looked ok. I asked at the reception where the chemical toilet disposal facilities were located and was directed to the motorhome service point which was about 300 meters from my caravan - later found out there was one nearby in the toilet block.

I only used the bar a couple of times and preferred to drink at my caravan. Bar is more of a wi-fi area and somewhere for the reps to meet. Picardy is nice but found St Valery very commercial and touristy.

Date of Visit: August 2013 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Sanyorobot 2 reviews from this member

We stayed for two nights on the way back to the tunnel. We thought that with the castels name and pricing that the site would be clean, organised and well maintained. It was not! The pool was shabby, dirty and poorly maintained. There was a huge industrial tent erected as a sort of covered play area, which flapped and banged all night. Worst of all was the amount of obscene graffiti which had been left scratched into the toilet doors. We couldn't let our young boys use them. Probably the worst French campsite we have ever stayed at in over ten years.

Date of Visit: June 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Adambrown2499 31 reviews from this member

Had to wait for a hour at reception as turned up while they were having lunch.

They told us our pitch which had no grass just mud.

Lots of the pitches were shut down as they were putting lots of pitches to statics the site is becoming lots of statics and pre erected tents

Felt it was very scruffy.

The swimming pool was very nice though.

Dident think the area was up to much st valery, le crotoy and rue were nice but apart from that not much else in the area will not be returning.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Briary 14 reviews from this member

Sadly I have to agree with some of the most recent reviews. We arrived to book in and as no information was forthcoming about the facilities. We felt that we were asking all the questions. One of the main reasons we chose this site was that it was a Castels chain site. Castel really have to check up on this one as we certainly would not return.

Our pitch was smaller than we are used to and cats seemed to roam freely and twice I had to chase them in the space of an evening. Then again in the morning.

The toilets had graffiti on them and we saw quite a bit of litter lying around. Even saw a petrol can lying abandoned. For us as a couple this site was more suited to families who like entertainment, noise and hundreds of statics.

This is advertised as a four star site but due to its condition I would only say it is worthy of two stars. Will not be back.

St Valery is such a lovely place with fantastic cycling in the vicinity and beautiful beaches.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Globalhobo 34 reviews from this member

Stayed here without much research on way back up to Calais for 2 nights, booked direct and still cost 35 euros a night. Ok, it's a little isolated, but it's not too far to drive to St Valery which is a nice enough little town for a day or 2.

BUT. Site entrance badly designed, many people arriving at same time, no clear arrival waiting spot meant long delays and 3 point turns. Staff fine and we could pick a pitch anywhere we liked, pitches were flat, can't complain.

Loos and showers dated with mouldy sealant, you get the picture. Lots of noise from older kids and teenagers, not little ones playing, but stopped at night.

Pub not open much, expensive and the one at the castle really quiet, felt like you were intruding, the other one was like dante's fourth circle of euro disco hell. Retreated immediately.

Ultimately our fault for not checking before booking but really would advise steer clear of this one. Also - Don't book through Eurocamp, they tried to charge us over 60 a night for the same stay. Would not return, sorry.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Tomandchris 32 reviews from this member

We have just returned 2 days early from this site, we were supposed to stay two and a half weeks and only stayed as long as we did because both our friends and ourselves had dogs with us so we had to sort out bringing them home.

First, the plus side, the toilets and showers were always clean and never had to queue for them, the lady that cleaned ours worked tirelessly to keep them clean, although I must say they could do with a refurb.

Now the minuses, it is in the middle of nowhere and although it says St Valery is 2km away, we walked it one day and it was 4 miles, when you get there it has a marina, a steam train, and hundreds of restaurants which are very dear, oh and a good vet, but that's it. En route to St Valery there are 3 supermarkets, Lidl, Intermarche and Carrefour and a Bricomarche, a bit like a B&Q. Everything else is miles away.

Now for the sites minuses, the shop is small, overpriced and even in August has limited opening times, and you have to order the bread. The 3 pools are far too small for the size of the site. The children's playground is like you would have in your back garden at home. The mini golf, although we didn't use it ourselves was supposed to be rubbish as it wasn't laid how it was supposed to be. The pony trekking is only round the site. The bars are only open from 7 at night and even then only until about 11, we only went twice and both times were refused a last drink even though the reps etc were getting served. There is nobody in charge that is over 20, just run by kids, some who couldn't even speak english. My husband wanted to go fishing and when he asked they couldn't understand him, good job I have limited french. We never went to the restaurant, the prices put us off, or the take-away.

Now the two biggest gripes, first the weather, it was worse than in England, good job we had Sky, otherwise we would have gone crackers. Secondly, on our second night, our friends who we travelled with and ourselves got talking to two other couples, Tania and Giles who were in a static behind us, and Alison and Simon who were next to us in a trailer tent, and another lady, didn't catch her name but she too was in a static, anyway, we were all stood round talking, no music, no nothing, at then we got told we had to be quiet, the site had had a complaint about the noise, wait for it, this was at 9. 20 at night! it wasn't even dark. Obviously, this just put a dampener on the holiday. The next morning they came to us again and said if it happened again we would have to leave the site, for talking????? We found out later that it was a french family across from us that had complained but when we went up to the office to sort things out we were told we had swore at these people, we never even spoke to them. So don't dare talk if you go here. The same chap told our friend to 'shut up' when we were pitching up.

Date of Visit: June 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: MadFrank 21 reviews from this member

Just arrived back from this site with mixed thoughts.

Restaurant and take-away - over priced and truly the most shocking pizzas I've ever eaten. The only thing the take-away was good for was some chips to go with the BBQ :)

Pool - getting tired and in need of a refurb.

Bars - don't bother - tiny and over priced - mainly used by lap top users taking advantage of the wifi.

Toilets and showers - adequate but nothing to praise them for - in need of refurb.

Shop - only opened for limited hours although reasonably well stocked

Access - getting to the site from the main roads very easy even for the largest of vehicles - although in busy times there may be congestion at the entrance as people queue up to check in.

Site roads - generally very good - the only tight spots being the little cul-de sacs.

Pitches - depends on your luck and how busy it is. Some pitches nicely shaded, others in full sun. Most pitches are a good size but many of them are sloping to a greater or lesser extent.

Atmosphere was very good - mostly Brits, French, Belgians and Dutch in that order with a few Germans as well. Had no problems with noise or rowdy kids/adults

Kids playground was poor considering size of the site.

Locality - St Valery - very pleasant little town. Go up the coast towards Le Touquet if you want sandy beaches or south towards Dieppe if you like the cliffs.

We enjoyed the site despite its short comings and would return because of the lack alternatives in a nice area.

Date of Visit: July 2010 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Frizzer 4 reviews from this member

This was the second time we had visited Chateau Drancourt and we were not disappointed.

The site is very easy to find and well signposted from the main road. It is located about 5 minutes drive from the town of St-Valery-sur-Somme, which is a lovely small French town with good restaurants. There are also 2 large supermarkets again within 5 minutes drive.

Access to the site in a large motorhome was good and we were able to chose our pitch from those available. We were just outside peak season and I believe they do allocate within the height of Summer. However, the pitch we had was a great size.

The facilities at the site are great with a bar, restaurant, small shop which you can pre-order your bread from and the swimming pools. For the children there is also mini golf, miniature pony rides (my son was way too big for this) and the usual table tennis etc. There are also small play areas dotted around.

The toilet facilities are good and very clean. The toilets do have seats and a toilet paper supply located on the wall outside. The showers are timed but very warm at all times of day.

I really like this site and the surrounding area. We only stayed for 1 night before travelling further on but I would recommend it to anyone.

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