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PONTCHATEAU, Château du Deffay

Brittany

Selected as this small site situated on the edge of the Brière National Park in the grounds of a 19th century château offers has a lovely, relaxing atmosphere. The quiet but delightful wooded setting makes it a nature-lovers' paradise. The focal point is a small attractive lake suitable for fishing. The site is run in a simple unsophisticated style, which could occasionally do with a little more TLC. However it is perfect for those who prefer peace and quiet and a feeling of spaciousness in a verdant setting, away from the busy coastal resorts. It is also ideal for an overnight stop going south from Caen or St Malo.

Campsite website

http://www.camping-le-deffay.com

Detailed campsite information

Campsite inspected

Yes

Local authority rating

4

Location

Ste Reine-de-Bretagne 2km. Nantes 59km. La Baule 33km. St Malo 194km.

Grid reference

N 47° 26' 17 W 02° 09' 30

Latitude

47.4372560

Longitude

-2.160101

Tour operators

None.

Suitable for

Families and couples. No organised activities so not particularly recommended for teenagers.

Accommodation

Accommodation description

One and two bedroomed chalets for 2/6 persons and two bedroomed mobile homes for 4/5 persons.

Pitch description

Good-sized flat pitches either in a pleasant wooded area or in a more open field divided by hedges and shrubs.

Pitch size

170 (100 touring) Some privately owned mobile homes.

Hook up

6 amps - 89 pitches. Water & drainage with 10 amps - 15 pitches.

Motorhomes information

Motorhome service point but some distance from nearest town.

Activities Onsite

Activities on site

Cycle hire. Occasional meals organised in the courtyard of the château. Fishing on lake. Short fitness circuit. Tennis court, not in good condition. Excellent new children's play area. Trampoline. Table tennis. Boules pitch.

Entertainment

None.

Swimming pool types

Heated, Indoor/Covered, Baby Pool

Cycle hire

Yes

Activities Offsite / Places to Visit

Excursions

Very picturesque villages in the Brière National Park, walled town of Guérande, La Baule 30km, Pont St Nazaire. Several international golf courses only a few minutes from the site.

Sports and Activities

Tennis, Fishing, Cycling, Walking

Nearby Attractions

Near riverside/lakeside

Lake

Campsite Rules

Pets allowed

Yes

Campsite Facilities

Services

Small shop with basics (order bread the night before) take-away and restaurant/bar open all season in stone-faced outbuildings of château which form an attractive courtyard. Internet and Wi-Fi in bar and restaurant area.

Motorhome service point

Yes

Swimming pool information

Main pool 16.8m x 7.7m covered in low season. Paddling pool 4.5 x 6.5m. Adequate but surrounding terrace not exceptionally well maintained.

Sanitary facilities information

One toilet block with ladies and gents, which is clean and respectable but could do with renovation. Good number of showers and toilets for size of site. Toilet seats with paper, push button showers with no temperature control. Disabled facilties. Baby room. Laundry. Chemical waste point.

Campsite Directions

Directions

Leave the N165 express road at exit 13 and Château du Deffay is signposted from the D33 Pontchâteau to Herbignac road, near Ste-Reine. Follow signs for "Camping du Deffay".

Contact Information

Telephone Number

02.40.88.00.57

Address

Camping Chateau du Deffay BP 18 Sainte Reine de Bretagne 44160 Pontchateau

Web Address

http://www.camping-le-deffay.com

Email Address

info@camping-le-deffay.com

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Bernie

Accommodation

Motorhome

Date of Stay:

06/2011

A fabulously quiet site in a pretty rural location

Overall Impression
4/5
Welcome
4.5/5
Cleanliness
4/5
Pitch Size
4.5/5
Activities
3.5/5

Bernie

Accommodation

Motorhome

Date of Stay:

06/2011

A fabulously quiet site in a pretty rural location

Overall Impression
4/5
Welcome
4.5/5
Cleanliness
4/5
Pitch Size
4.5/5
Activities
3.5/5

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