Home

   Log in or Register


Insurance Quotes
forums Campsite Search Comp Directory tips virtual brochure Profile
Tent and Awning Reviews Competitions Caravans and Motorhomes For Sale Shopping Diary Contact Us

Visitor Reviews - Castel Camping Domaine De La Faurie

Campsite Search > Europe > France > Midi - Pyrenees > Montfaucon > Castel Camping Domaine De La Faurie Reviews

Castel Camping Domaine De La Faurie
Seniergues
Montfaucon
Midi - Pyrenees   (Browse area)
46240
Tel: +33 0 5 65 21 14 36
    Visit their website    

Share  Google Plus  Email Link  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
 Featured Site

Pitches: 48
Open: 20/04 To 28/09

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 7 Reviews
                9/10 from 7 Reviews

Photos (15)

 Tent Pitches   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   Glamping Units 
 Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Fully Serviced Pitches   Show Full Facilities
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 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   No Battery Charging   No Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 No Kitchen Facilities   No Freezer / Fridge    Motorhome Point 
 Shop <5 miles   Bar On Site   Restaurant On Site   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   No Games Room   No Evening Ents 
 Fishing 5 miles   No Wild Swimming   No Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool On Site 
 Horse Riding 5 miles   No Cycle Hire   No Golf   No Tennis 
 No Beach   Watersports 5 miles   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 

Reviews:

Write your own Review to win a £150 Amazon Voucher!!
Win £150Take five minutes to win £150 of Amazon vouchers. If you've ever visited this campsite please submit a review for your chance to win! Each month one lucky person will have their review picked at random and will win! Leave as many as you can for more chances!

Date of Visit: May 2018 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Lidds0 34 reviews from this member

This really is a very pretty site with a rustic feel. The pitches at the lower end of the site are separated by low stone walls, which is really unusual and lovely.

Follow the signposts for the site, rather than following a sat nav. The access road is single track and uphill so, if towing, just hope you don't meet another unit coming the other way! Once on site, the narrow gravel roads are fine and access to most pitches is easy.

Pitches vary tremendously in size. All are quite stony so rock pegs are a must. Many are quite sloping but all look well-drained.

There are a variety of cabins etc for rental - some with stunning views and some fabulous half-tents, on stilts - but all are well positioned and well spaced and don't detract from the ambiance of the campsite.

It was very quiet when we visited, towards the end of May. The occupied pitches towards the top of the site seemed to be occupied predominantly by Brits on an overnight stay, probably due to proximity to the autoroute.

The site accepts ACSI (€17. 00 a night) with a supplement payable for a serviced pitch (water & waste point), even when the site is virtually empty.

The new pool area is super, with stunning views over adjacent countryside. The outside bar area - deserted during our visit - is very nice indeed and I imagine will have a great ambience in busier times.

There are 2 sanitaires though only one was open during our stay. The block at the bottom of the site is the more dated of the two but perfectly adequate. The one nearer reception is housed in very old buildings but fittings are modern and clean. Toilet cubicles are situated outside the building (under cover but not enclosed in the building itself) with showers and washbasin cubicles inside (this building is locked at 11pm daily but the lower block, when open in busier times, is still available). The shower cubicles are compact but the water pressure the most powerful we've come across in France.

Washing up sinks and a couple of clothes washing sinks are undercover but on the exterior of the sanitaires building. A slight criticism is that, during our stay, these sinks had only a cold water supply. They possibly turn the hot water facility off, in low season? It's not great for pot-washing though so we boiled a kettle and washed up on the pitch instead, which was no real hardship.

There's a single washing machine available (€6. 00 a load and provide your own washpowder) and one tumble dryer (€4. 00). This might be hard-pushed to cater for a full site of campers in high season.

There's a small shop (only a very small range of provisions on sale during our stay). They sell local wines but, at around €8. 50 a bottle, it'd have to be good!

There's a restaurant adjacent to the pool area with really great views across countryside. Looks lovely but we didn't use it (other campers told us the plat du jour cost €20. 00 per head with three options (one veggie).

In short, this is a lovely, pretty, rustic campsite with a superb pool area, in a very tranquil setting. We really liked it and would most definitely return.

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Nights stayed: 4 Travelling as:  Mature couple
Reviewer: SGThomas 112 reviews from this member

The high standards obviously still exist.

The sanitaires may be in 18th century buildings, but inside they are 21st century. Where else do you get individual infra red heaters in the shower cubicle?

They employ a'botaniste' to landscape and tend all the trees, plants and shrubs, to very good effect.

Clothilde and Christof, the owners are very pleasant, but the star is Alexander the general factotum. He is pleasant, helpful and went to boarding school in Ipswich

Down sides? (1) The site is very isolated so, quiet and wonderfully relaxing.

(2)Most pitches, although very large, are sloping

(3) access from the main road is very long and narrow.

Would we return? Like a shot

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Static Rating:
Reviewer: Jandjstott 29 reviews from this member

We stayed for a week in one of their top of the range Chalets. I believe they are fairly new owners who were very friendly. The site is beautiful and very rural as others have said. Being an ex tenter I always check out the site facilities even though we had our own.

The top shower block was immaculate and kept remarkably clean. The one at the bottom of the site looked a bit more rustic but again kept very clean.

The restaurant was very good as was the takeaway. The owner Christoff is the chef and the food was very good.

Nearest supermarket is about 5 miles away in Labastide Murat and is quite small but very well stocked.

Didn't use the pool but it looked good and the views from the pool and restaurant are superb.

We have made a provisional booking for next year we liked it so much.

St Circ Lapopie is a must visit and the Saturday market at Figeac is the best we have come across in France.

Date of Visit: July 2011 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: J.okane 7 reviews from this member

We did arrive earlier than time shown for check-in, the person on reception had as much English as I did French (about nil). He indicated that I could go to an allocated site & return later to complete formalities. The pitch was a good size and the site was quite attractive. Toilet blocks were good, clean and sufficient in number, but I do prefer seats on the pans. When I returned to reception half-an-hour after check-in time, the same man was the only person in evidence. I returned to our pitch without being able to get any information on the site or facilities. There is a restaurant and bar, people who used the restaurant liked it. Swimming pool was fine but entry only by ladders, no steps. This was the only site out of six visited where we could not eat outdoors because of the number of flies. While pre-ordered bread was available, no other staples are sold on-site necessitating a 4 mile trip to Montfaucon for milk, etc. There are well signposted walks from the site, but end in a steep climb. Would not go out of my way to re-visit.

Date of Visit: August 2010 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Ken+ali 4 reviews from this member

Just returned from three weeks at the site and like other contributors, we weren't disappointed. We chose a pitch in the oak woods at the bottom of the site to avoid the heat of the day. The pitches were reasonably level and allow plenty of space.

The washing facilities appeared to be new and were cleaned regularly. Very occasionally, the loo paper ran out so beware! The only other unavoidable issue was the ground which was very stoney and bent lots of our pegs. I would advise taking a proper hammer rather than a rubber mallet and I saw what appeared to be 6' nails which wasn't a bad idea!

We didn't bother much with the entertainment but the restaurant and pool facilities were great. For some reason, shorts are forbidden in the pool so take the speedos (and a pair of socks if necessary.) Other good points- fresh bread/ croissant/ pain au chocolat available every morning (book before 2000 the night before).

Freezer available if you need to keep chilly bin cool (we used old water bottles to save taking ice packs). They didn't appear to sell gas but you can get it in Carrefour in Labastide Murat.

We tried to book to eat a few days in advance and were told by staff that it was too early and not possible. When we returned a couple of days later they were booked and could only accommodate us later in the evening!

Following this we tried to settle are camping bill and the lady on the desk was eating and told us to return later. When we did we were told she was closed! Given that we were parting with about £1300 and were leaving early the next morning, there attitude seemed very relaxed. In fairness, they did eventually resolve the issue and were generally pretty friendly.

We took bikes which were useful although take your mountain goat legs as there is a lot of 'gravity' in the area. It is a rural setting which feels remote and is very pretty. Although we did go down to the Lot, we did 3 different canoeing trips on the Dordogne which we felt was the better, bigger river especially for kids. The scenery was stunning- highly recommended.

We had a great holiday and wouldn't hesitate to recommend the site and the area.

Date of Visit: August 2009 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Feeblecat 40 reviews from this member

We booked into this site for 3 nights en-route to Normandy to return home. It wasn't nearly long enough and we will definitely return to the site but stay for longer - for 2 reasons - we didn't see nearly enough of the Dordogne/Lot area but also because this site was probably my favourite throughout my stay in France. Immaculate, pretty, friendly, tranquil, quiet (but not in a restrictive way - I mean you could listen to the birds and the crickets)and set within a lovely location. The views from the small swimming pool and bar terrace were stunning. The entertainment is fairly low key but enjoyable - while we were there there was a bbq night with a 'rock band' playing (was the quietest rock band we have ever heard but good fun) and there is a boules area/badminton net etc. As previous poster said the site would be better suited to couples or those with young families rather than those looking for all-singing, all-dancing entertainment. It would be fair to say you would have to drive to most places and the nearest village for stocking up on provisions was about 6 km away however that is only a minor point and would have no bearing on my decision to return. All in all a fantastic site!

Date of Visit: September 2007 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Val A 29 reviews from this member

Domaine de la Faurie is a small campsite, of 67 pitches, in a beautiful rural setting on the summit of a wooded hill in the Lot region of France. It’s off exit 56 of the A20 autoroute, heading towards Montfaucon (which is spectacular).

It’s not particularly well-signposted so take care to follow directions. The approach is up a long winding, and in parts single track, road, but there are passing places.

The site is set around some beautiful old farm buildings, which house the site facilities. It really is a beautiful setting, with lots of flowers and fruit trees loaded with fruit, including some very unusual specimens, benches to sit on, birds in aviaries, and rustic farm machinery decorating the various levels. You will receive a very friendly welcome from the owner and manager, and be escorted around the site to find a pitch to suit you. The site is terraced, with good roads, and the pitches are lovely – each has it’s own flower beds and fruit trees, and these often have ‘name tags’ so you don’t have to ask ‘what’s the name of the lovely blue shrub or that particular fruit tree’. Some of the pitches are in sun, some have more shade, and some are down in the woods towards the bottom of the site – these are very shady, but also very large indeed – with some wonderful views. Some more pitches are being developed in the woods. The site has won awards in France for being an ‘Espace Verte’.

There is a small open bar area, with a restaurant behind, serving local specialities. It was deservedly popular when we were visiting. The sanitary facilities are unisex, and housed in another of the old farm buildings, and were immaculately clean with good hot showers. There is a washing machine and dryer in this sanitary block. The site rents out its own tents, static caravans and chalets, and these are beautifully situated with amazing long distance views. There is a small shop on site, and the site also sells local produce (or gives it away when there’s a glut).

The site pool is not huge, but beautifully located on the sunny side of the hill, again with long distance views.

This is a rural site – and it’s a drive to the nearest supermarket – but there are some lovely walks organized directly from the site. There’s a village within walking distance, with (I think) a small auberge. The site is possibly more suited to couples, or families with young children – less so for families with teenagers.

You’re very near to the sites of Rocamadour and the Gouffre de Padirac, and to the valley of the Lot and St Cirq la Popie, the Grotte de Peche Merle, and also to the Dordogne river with all its attractions. There is masses to do in the area – although much of it is a drive away, but the site is attractive enough to want to spend time ‘just doing nothing but enjoying not doing it!’

It really is one of the loveliest sites we’ve ever stayed on and we will certainly be going back.


Share  Google Plus  Email Link  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook

Write a Site Review to Win a £150 Amazon Voucher!
in £150

Write a review of this campsite and you could win £150 of Amazon vouchers. Each month one lucky person will have their review picked at random and will win! Leave as many as you can for more chances!

Other sites within 30 miles   -   All Sites in Midi - Pyrenees

Follow us on Facebook!
You can now follow UKCampsite.co.uk on Facebook! Keep abreast of the latest news and updates much more easily. Simply click here then click on the Like button!

Latest News, Discounts and Competitions   see all...
Win a £299 Clarke IG1200B Suitcase Generator! Win a Holiday at Woolacombe Bay Holiday Park

Upcoming Event!
UKCS Meet Elvaston Steam Rally Camping Weekend 6 to 7th July, Derbyshire
Save £20 on a weekend's camping with masses to do ...more

All reviews and comments are the personal opinion of the review author only , and as such do not represent the view of the UK Camp Site.co.uk.

The facilities shown on this website are a guide only, and you should check with the campsite direct before making any booking. The UKCampsite.co.uk will not be held responsible for any errors or omissions


381 Visitors online !

Free UKCampsite.co.uk Window Sticker  -  Recommend to Friend

[Message Forums]  [Caravan Sites & Camping]  [Company Listings]  [Features / Advice]  [Virtual Brochure]  [Shop!]
[Reception]  [Competitions]  [Caravans & Motorhomes For Sale]  [Event Diary]  [Contact Us]  [Tent Reviews

Please note we are not responsible for the content of external sites & any reviews represent the author's personal view only. Please report any error here. You may view our privacy and cookie policy here. All copyrights & other intellectual property rights in the design and content of this web site are reserved to the UKCampsite.co.uk © 1999 - 2019